It is AD 25. Pirate ships strike terror in the hearts of those who brave the seas of the Roman Empire.
When young Telemachus gets the chance to join the crew of the merchant ship Selene, he’s delighted to escape the rough streets of Piraeus. He knows little of the dangers of life at sea. And even past hardship has not prepared him for the terror on board when a pirate ship appears on the horizon . . .
The fight is bloody, but the result is never in doubt. Then the victorious pirate chief, Bulla, offers the beaten men a cruel choice: join us, or die. After surviving a brutal initiation rite, Telemachus impresses his new captain with his resourcefulness and strength, and swiftly rises through the pirate ranks. But dangerous rivals talk of mutiny and murder. While Prefect Canis, notorious commander of the imperial fleet, will stop at nothing to take control of the Adriaticum from the pirate brotherhood.
Could Telemachus be the man to lead the pirate brotherhood and challenge Rome?
Playing With Death
‘This fast, furious, twisty thriller kept me on the edge of my seat’ Chris Ryan
‘If Stephen King had collaborated with Michael Crichton on a thriller, it might have been as good as this’ Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A UNEXPLAINED DEATH
The discovery of a horribly mutilated corpse launches FBI Agent Rose Blake into a puzzling investigation. The victim was alone at home with no signs of forced entry. Who – or what – burnt him to death?
THE GAME BEGINS
Strips of rubber melted to the body emerge as evidence that the victim was wearing The Skin, an innovation that takes users deep into a virtual world.
ESCAPE OR DIE…
When a body with identical wounds is discovered, Rose realises that in the darkest corners of the Dark Web, a brutal killer is playing a deadly game. A game with no rules – and no mercy. To stop it, Rose must play too…
Hearts of Stone
OUT NOW – THE PERFECT SUMMER READ FROM SIMON SCARROW:
The fierce courage of the men and women of the Greek Resistance is brought to vivid life in Hearts of Stone, Simon Scarrow’s powerful new novel of World War II.
1938. A perfect summer on the Greek island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe. Peter, visiting from Germany while his father leads an archaeological dig, has become close friends with locals Andreas and Eleni. As the world slides towards conflict and Peter is forced to leave, they swear to meet again.
1943: Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces resisting the German invasion. Peter has returned – now a dangerously well-informed enemy intelligence officer. A friendship formed in peace will turn into a desperate battle between enemies sworn to sacrifice everything for the countries that they love…
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Joan Hill – ‘This is an excellent novel with powerful storytelling and well-crafted characters whose proud stories and courage will melt your heart. I really enjoyed this evocative and emotional novel and found the detail compelling and interesting.’
Karen McIntosh – ‘A brilliant read spanning the War years and the present.’
Ann Peet – ‘Brilliant, exciting, moving story of Greek resistance during WWII. I loved this book.’
Sharon Lowe – ‘A story of World War Two, that has everything that you would be looking for that would appeal to of readers of, romance, espionage, loyalty, bravery, treachery; everything in just one novel.’
Sarah Jones – ‘As an avid reader of his Roman novels about Macro and Cato, I was keen to see how he would portray a different period of history. I was not disappointed.’
Anne Rhodes – ‘A “can’t put down” book of the best kind! I found myself whispering warnings and encouragement to the characters as though they were my friends.’
Sword & Scimitar
1565, Malta: a vital outpost between the divided nations of Europe and the relentlessly expanding Ottoman Empire. Faced with ferocious attack by a vast Turkish fleet, the knights of the Order of St John fear annihilation. Amongst those called to assist is disgraced veteran Sir Thomas Barrett. Loyalty and instinct compel him to put the Order above all other concerns, yet his allegiance is divided. At Queen Elizabeth’s command, he must search for a hidden scroll, guarded by the knights, that threatens her reign.
As Sir Thomas confronts the past that cost him his honour and a secret that has long lain buried, a vast enemy army arrives to lay siege to the island…
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