Cat's Claw (24 Declassified, Book 4) by John Whitman

By John Whitman

The world's strongest leaders are collecting in la for the G-8 summit, unaware that they've been specific by way of separate terrorist teams, every one with its personal deadly time table. Uncovering and disarming one bomb will be tough sufficient; putting off either may be approximately impossible.

On the path of a rabid Islamic murderer, rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer doesn't be aware of that one other conspiracy is brewing round him—a toxic plot to violently dictate the way forward for the unfastened global. If Bauer does not anything, in twenty-four hours the total planet might be plunged into chaos, its basic heads of country ruthlessly destroyed. but when he acts, his daughter Kim will die in its place.

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West with the Night by Beryl Markham

By Beryl Markham

Beryl Markham's vintage, engrossing memoir—a triumph of the pioneer spirit and an adventure-charged chronicle of a lifestyles lived to the fullest

Beryl Markham's existence used to be a real epic, whole with shattered societal expectancies, torrid amorous affairs, and determined crash landings. A insurgent from a tender age, the British-born Markham was once raised in Kenya's unforgiving farmlands. She discovered to be a bush pilot at a time whilst so much Africans had by no means visible a airplane. In 1936, she permitted the last word problem: to fly solo around the Atlantic. Her successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the "soul of Africa"—are all chronicled right here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed by means of nationwide Geographic as one of many maximum event books of all time, West with the evening is the sweeping account of a fearless and devoted lady.

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To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes by Francis Slakey

By Francis Slakey

A trip to the main severe issues on the earth and deep contained in the human spirit
    
Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey got down to climb the top mountain on each continent and surf each ocean, he had close himself off from folks. His lectures have been mechanical; his relationships have been little greater than how one can fill the evenings. yet as his trip veered dangerously off target, every little thing approximately him started to switch.
    
A gripping event of the physique and brain, To the final Breath depicts the search that leads Slakey world wide, virtually takes his existence, demanding situations his fiercely held ideals, and opens his center. The scientist in Slakey explores the heritage of Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed Antarctica day trip, the expertise of hiking, and the geophysics of waves. however it is the demanding situations he endures and the folks he encounters—a Lama who provides him a mysterious amulet, a life-or-death selection atop Everest, an ambush at gunpoint in Indonesia, a head-on collision within the excessive desert—that culminate in a relocating lesson approximately what it potential to be human.

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Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the by Derek Lundy

By Derek Lundy

"The top ebook ever written concerning the terrifying company of single-handed sailing--.  Lundy tells a harrowing story, as tight and gripping as The ideal Storm or Into skinny Air."--San Francisco Chronicle

A chilling account of the world's most threatening crusing race, the Vendée Globe, Godforsaken Sea is instantly a hair-raising event tale, a sleek evocation of the crusing existence, and a considerate meditation on risk and those that search it.

This is the tale of the 1996-1997 Vendée Globe, a solo crusing race that binds its opponents to only a number of, cruelly easy ideas: world wide from France in terms of Antarctica, no aid, no preventing, one boat, one sailor. nearly all of the race happens within the Southern Ocean, the place icebergs and gale-force winds are a relentless probability, and the waves construct to just about unbelievable heights.  As writer Derek Lundy places it: "try to imagine a unending sequence of 5- or six-story constructions relocating towards you at approximately 40 miles an hour."

The studies of the racers exhibit the spirit of the boys and ladies who push themselves to the bounds of human endeavor--even if it ability by no means returning home.  You'll meet the gallant Brit who beats miles again throughout the worst seas to avoid wasting a fellow racer, the crusing veteran who flippantly smokes cigarette after cigarette as his boat capsizes, and the Canadian who, hours sooner than he disappears perpetually, dispatches this message: "If you drag issues out too lengthy the following, you're absolute to come to grief."

Derek Lundy elevates the tale of 1 race into an appreciation of these thrill-seekers who include the main heroic and kooky features of the human situation.

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Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island. by Ed Stafford

By Ed Stafford

What do you do when you stroll the Amazon?

Ed Stafford—adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness international checklist holder for jogging the size of the Amazon River—likes a problem. Casting approximately for an event that might most sensible the extreme feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford makes a decision to maroon himself on an uninhabited island within the South Pacific. His project: to outlive for sixty days outfitted with nothing—no nutrition, water, or perhaps clothing—except the video cameras he might use to record his time.

Detailing Stafford's jaw-dropping sojourn at the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a story of exceptional experience and of 1 man's will to push himself to the outer limits—and survive.

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The Collective by Jack Rogan

By Jack Rogan

In a quiet neighborhood open air fortress Myers, Florida, a house invasion and homicide draw a crowd of Feds. not anyone is familiar with that this killing is a part of an unlimited, chilling conspiracy. finally, the sufferers have been simply a standard family members. Former FBI brokers Josh Hart and Rachael Voss spearhead the research, following a path of possible unintended deaths. Then, in a tranquil Boston suburb, anyone comes after the seven-month-old daughter of Gulf struggle vet Caitlin McCandless. Cait has strive against education and information of a surprising mystery and she’ll desire either to save lots of her daughter’s life.

Voss and Hart, trying to find solutions in basic terms McCandless provides, quickly locate themselves up opposed to far-reaching forces, yet what actually startles them is discovering enemies within their very own chain of command. In a race opposed to time, energy, and secrecy, Voss, Hart, and McCandless are approximately to return jointly round an explosive fact: In the USA, a person is waging battle opposed to little ones for the main frightening cause of all.

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Labyrinth (Rogue Angel, Book 34) by Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz

By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz

Each one step, every one try, each one twist and switch leads toward death

A publication broker lies imprisoned in a Boston mansion, an IV tube dripping a deadly narcotic cocktail into his veins. In thirty-six hours, he'll be useless. His ultimate request is to obtain a trip from one woman.…

It wasn't the main hospitable invitation she'd ever obtained. Archaeologist Annja Creed is being rushed to Massachussetts, kidnapped by way of a well-known environmental terrorist—a zealot keen to kill a person who will get in his or the planet's means. He has taken the booklet broker hostage that allows you to thieve a unprecedented and extremely beneficial treatise referred to as the Tome of Prossos. Annja is the major to retrieving the traditional manuscript hidden someplace deep in the mansion. however the booklet is well-protected. so as to locate it, she needs to continue to exist the pains of an difficult maze. She has simply twelve hours to decipher the labyrinth's sinister secret…a mystery which can make certain she by no means emerges.

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The Sentinels: Stone of Tymora, Book III by R. A. Salvatore, Geno Salvatore

By R. A. Salvatore, Geno Salvatore

The lightning-paced end to the Stone of Tymora trilogy by means of best-selling writer R.A. Salvatore and his son...

After dueling with a dragon and a demon, Maimun understands he needs to break the stone that has stored him at the run for many of his existence. The query now's how. With Joen through his facet, Maimun trips to the Tower of Twilight to beg famed wizard Malchor Harpell for solutions. yet Harpell's aid comes at a steep fee. associates develop into enemies. misplaced secrets and techniques come to gentle. And deep within the shadows, the sentinels are looking at, scheming to avoid wasting the stone--even if it capacity somebody needs to die.

Featuring the sage phrases and signature swordwork of R.A. Salvatore's best-selling personality Drizzt Do'Urden, this ultimate publication of the Stone of Tymora trilogy is jam-packed with motion, magic, intrigue, and a heart-stopping twist that Salvatore enthusiasts won't are looking to miss.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la by Todd Balf

By Todd Balf

It used to be the last word whitewater event at the Mount Everest of rivers, and the largest problem in their lives....

October 1998 an American whitewater paddling crew traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, identified in paddling circles because the "Everest of rivers." On Day 12 of that journey, the team's ace paddler, one in every of 4 kayakers at the river, introduced off an eight-foot waterfall and flipped. He and his overturned kayak spilled into the center of the thunderous "freight training" river and have been swept downstream, by no means to be noticeable again.

The final River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a wide ranging account of this ill-fated excursion, a desirable exploration of what propelled those kayakers to tackle the seething monstrous water and threatening Himalayan terrain of the private gorge in the world. This used to be the mystical Shangri-la of legend, a 140-mile-long canyon framed through 25,000-foot snowcapped peaks, a spot of incredible attractiveness known as Pemako in old Buddhist texts that used to be rumored to include enormous waterfalls.

At the shut of the 20 th century, an end-to-end descent of the gorge stuffed the imaginations of a few of the simplest boaters on this planet, who observed within the foam and fury of the Tsangpo's rapids the last word whitewater problem. For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, severe whitewater pioneers, top neighbors, and journey leaders, the Tsangpo event with Doug Gordon, Olympic medal-winning paddler Jamie McEwan (Tom's brother), and Roger Zbel used to be the end result of a twenty-five-year quest. Fueled through narratives of early explorers, Walker and McEwan stored their dream alive and waited till the chinese language executive opened the gorge to Westerners. With monetary backing from the nationwide Geographic Society, the crowd used to be ultimately strong to move in 1998.

Swollen to 3 instances the scale they'd anticipated due to list rains and heavy snowmelt, the Tsangpo lived as much as its fearsome acceptance. On various events the crew puzzled even if to proceed, yet selected to press ahead. The final River probes past the intense activities clichés and appears on the advanced own and highbrow purposes for the possible impossible to resist draw of Tibet's nice River. For Walker, Gordon, Zbel, and the McEwans -- husbands, fathers, associates, and brothers -- the Tsangpo wasn't a run towards dying yet a party of lifestyles, event, and the item that tied them to each other -- awe-inspiring rivers. The final River can also be a riveting trip to 1 of the world's wildest and such a lot desirable areas, an exhilarating ebook that invitations us into the Himalayas of Jon Krakauer's vintage, Into skinny Air, yet from a unconditionally new standpoint -- on a historical river so distant that simply the main hardy and romantic souls try to release its mysteries.

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The Vanishing Tribe (Rogue Angel, Book 42) by Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

A misplaced urban. A lacking tribe. And treasure past imagining…

When archaeologist Annja Creed attends an public sale in Botswana that includes own results of an notorious explorer, she purchases a small and probably unremarkable piece of artwork. It's now not till the explorer's son makes a determined try and thieve it that Annja uncovers the key of the painting…or really, the key map in the back of the painting.

The map issues to the misplaced urban of the San tribe, bushmen who had some time past disappeared off the face of the planet and whose city—so legend has it—was as soon as affected by diamonds. yet is the map an epic archaeological discovery or an attractive paintings of fiction? forced to determine, Annja needs to face not just the perils of the African bush, yet a treacherous son made up our minds to take again his father's maximum legacy…no topic what the price.

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