The Hunted Four

Author: Alex Frew

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

ISBN: 0719824885

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7867


When Walter Watters - aka 'Wattie' - finds out that the hiding place of gold from a major robbery is known to another, he's instantly on the trail. As the sheriff of a small town, he knows that he has to uphold the law. But the two million dollars in solid gold is a tempting sum. Soon he has to go into an area known as The Wilderness, riding through the monsoon with his companions to where their prize awaits. But can he trust them? Worse than that, he is being tracked by a ruthless ex-convict called Kurzwell, who was one of the original robbers. Now it is a race against time by both groups of men. Only one group can win the prize, but only one has a ruthless killer at their helm. With time and weather against them, Wattie and his companions face death far from home in a desperate struggle against man and nature.

The Predator: Hunters and Hunted

Official Movie Prequel

Author: James A. Moore

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785657933

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3438


An original novel by JAMES A. MOORE, this official prequel sets the stage for the blockbuster film THE PREDATOR. For centuries Earth has been visited by warlike creatures that stalk mankind’s finest warriors. Their goals unknown, these deadly hunters kill their prey and depart as invisibly as they arrived, leaving no trace other than a trail of bodies. When Roger Elliott faced such a creature during the Vietnam War, he didn’t expect to survive. Nor did he expect that, decades later, he would train the Reavers—a clandestine strike force attached to Project Stargazer. Their mission: to capture one of the creatures, thus proving its existence, disassembling its tech, and balancing the odds between the HUNTERS AND HUNTED

The Four Horsemen

Riding to Liberty in Post-Napoleonic Europe

Author: Richard Stites

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978085

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 9694


The Four Horsemen narrates the history of revolution in Spain, Naples, Greece, and Russia in the 1820s, connecting the social movements and activities on the ground, in the inimitable voice of a renowned historian.

Saving the Light at Chartres

How the Great Cathedral and Its Stained-Glass Treasures Were Rescued during World War II

Author: Victor A. Pollak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081176897X

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5738


Built around 1200 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws more than a million visitors and pilgrims each year, Chartres Cathedral is one of the jewels of Western Civilization. How Chartres Cathedral and its priceless stained glass (today the largest such collection in one location) survived World War II’s widespread destruction of cultural monuments is one of the great stories of recent history. Saving the Light at Chartres begins half a decade before World War II, when a young French architect developed a plan to save the cathedral’s precious stained glass. As war engulfed Europe in the fall of 1939, master glass artisans dismantled the hundreds of windows, and soldiers, tradesmen, and laborers with local volunteers crated thousands of glass panels, stowed them in the crypt, and months later—just before German invaders reached Chartres—hauled them across the country to an underground quarry. This effort to save the stained glass is but a prologue. By August 1944, the U.S. Army had broken out of Normandy and was racing across France toward Paris and the Seine. Chartres became a key battleground. Allied bombing blew out the cathedral’s temporary window coverings, and when the Americans—assisted by French Resistance fighters—entered the city in the face of unexpectedly heavy defiance and snipers in the cathedral, many soldiers believed German artillery spotters were occupying the cathedral’s spires. When Colonel Welborn Griffith Jr.—a senior operations officer of Twentieth Corps in Patton’s Third Army—arrived, some were pressing to countermand the army’s standing order to avoid the cathedral and threatened to destroy it to neutralize the German spotters. Griffith was skeptical. He inspected the cathedral himself, climbed its towers, but found no Germans, so he rang the bell, waved an American flag, and ordered that the cathedral be spared, saving it from destruction. Griffith would be killed later that day. Victor Pollak tells both stories—the rescue of the windows and Colonel Griffith’s fateful role—in a compelling narrative. Saving the Light at Chartres honors the government and local teams who saved the windows, the Resistance that performed a vital role in the liberation of Chartres, Welborn Griffith, and the enduring treasure that is Chartres Cathedral.

The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper

Edmund Reid - Victorian Detective

Author: Nicholas Connell & Stewart P Evans

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445615886

Category: True Crime

Page: 192

View: 3954


In 1888 the unknown brought death and terror to the streets of Victorian London's East End. The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper is the story of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, who was head of the Whitechapel detective force.

Rock Slide

Book Seven of the Clint Mason Series

Author: William F. Martin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496952162

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 1047


Other books in The Clint Mason Series: School Teacher and Gunman Stand Tough Destination Santa Fe Phantom Rider Rio Pecos Compound Rock Slide Ride West From Rock Slide: He had thrown caution to the winds and had almost lost his life as well. Feeling the cuts and bruises on his arms, legs, and back reinforced the need for brains over impulse. Revenge he would seek, but on his terms. There would be no justice until all six gutless roadside thieves were made to pay for killing his horse. Getting his money back would be a bonus, but the real goal was to have all six riders pay with his own pound of flesh . . . each and every last one of them. The adventures continue on William F. Martin’s “Tales of Mason” website:

Winged Hussars

Author: Mark Wandrey

Publisher: Seventh Seal Press

ISBN: 9781942936725

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 527

View: 1818


For more than a century, Winged Hussars has been the richest of Earth's mercenary companies, as well as the only one to specialize in space warfare. Led by Alexis Cromwell, they have carved out a reputation in the galaxy for being dependable, unflappable, and lethally efficient. Until people began shooting at them everywhere they went.Rick Culper left Earth in the hopes of finding a job as a merc. A natural at fighting in the armed suits known as CASPers, he finally caught on with one of the premier Four Horsemen companies, but it¿s with the Winged Hussars, and the company's prospects are beginning to look bleak. Traps have been laid throughout a number of systems, and Commander Alexis Cromwell and her flagship, Pegasus, will be hard-pressed to make it back to their secret base. Even with Rick's help, the situation is much worse than anyone in the Hussars could have imagined. The Four Horsemen are being hunted, and the Hussar¿s future is dark. But there¿s one thing Alexis¿ enemies didn¿t count on¿Alexis Cromwell is nobody¿s prey.