Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops a train in its tracks as it travels through the mountainous Balkans.
In the morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
He's been thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed.
He learns of a great hoard of treasure, and becomes determined not only to escape, but also to find and use the treasure to destroy the lives of the three men responsible for his incarceration.
When a shady character offers him $25,000 to steal a thousand-year-old pot, HS knows he should turn it down. His pot digging may be illegal, but it's a big step from that to robbery.
A tale of murder, mystery and pottery.
Her life is seemingly perfect. She lives in a grand house in one of London’s most desirable areas.
One evening her husband returns home late from a fashion shoot, and she shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
The romantic clash between the opinionated E and her proud beau is a splendid performance of civilized sparring.
The characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.
The moon has collapsed, rendering the earth a ticking time bomb.
Nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.
Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the city. Curiously, students are allowed little contact with the outside world.
It's only when they leave the safe grounds of the school that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.
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