Danny Black Thriller 5


Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1444783394

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7496

'The action comes bullet-fast and Ryan's experience of covert operations flash through the high-speed story like tracer rounds.' The Sun The fifth book in the Danny Black series. On the border of the United States and Mexico, a war is raging that can never be won by conventional means. The drug cartels are rampant. Their victims number in the tens of thousands. Men, women and children are butchered in the most obscene ways imaginable. Of all the cartels, the most violent is Los Zetas. Originally made up of former Mexican special forces turned bad, they are perhaps the most ruthless and highly trained criminals in the world. Which is why only the most ruthless and highly trained operatives can ever hope to be a match for them. Enter the Regiment. When the CIA reaches out to the British military for help, SAS legend Danny Black and his team are despatched to give the Zetas a taste of their own medicine. Working deniably and under the radar, their mission is to sow death and mayhem among the cartel, and to coax out from hiding their elusive leader, the iconic Z1. But as Danny is about to find out, the arm of the cartel is long, their sickening strategies underhand and brutal. And in the dog eat dog world of this clandestine, bloodthirsty war, nothing is ever quite as it seems. It will take all the SAS team's skill to break through to the heart of the cartel. And even that might not be enough...


Tojo Against the World


Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815411715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 6078

This biography of Japanese army general and dictatorial prime minister Hideki Tojo covers his early, easy World War II victories, his subsequent crushing defeats, and his trial and execution as a war criminal.


A New Alex Hawke Novel


Author: Ted Bell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061859311

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 5364

British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative Alex Hawke has all but given up on life, ever since he lost the woman he loved almost a year ago. But now an old friend desperately needs his help—His Royal Highness Prince Charles. A shadowy figure from the past has the British Crown in his sights, and has already proven that his warnings are not to be taken lightly. A not-so-subtle threat has been directed toward the British royal family, with an ominous connection to the assassination of the beloved Windsor patriarch, Lord Mountbatten, thirty years ago. Early clues point to IRA involvement—but the truth could be worse . . . much, much worse. It is just the sort of call to duty Hawke needs to propel him back into action. But the combination of an elusive maniac assassin on the prowl for royal blood and an unholy brotherhood of jihadists wreaking explosive global terror may be more than the recovering counterspy—and his world—can survive.

American Warlord

A True Story


Author: Johnny Dwyer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307474992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5220

The incredible true story of Chucky Taylor, the only American ever convicted of torture. Chucky Taylor was an average American teenager, until he got a call from his father, a man who would become the infamous dictator of Liberia. Arriving in West Africa and reunited with his father, Chucky soon found himself leading a murderous militia group tasked with carrying out the president's vendettas. Young and drunk on power, and with no real training beyond watching action films, Chucky spiraled into a binge of drugs, violence, and women, committing crimes that stunned even his father. A work of astonishing journalism, American Warlord is the true story of those dark years in Liberia, cutting right to the bone of humanity's terrifying and unknowable capacity for cruelty to show just how easily a soul can be lost amid the chaos of war.


Paranormal Romance


Author: Elizabeth Vaughan

Publisher: Tor Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 1429990732

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3501

Lara of Xy and her Warlord, Keir of the Cat, have been through much together. Lara abandoned her lands and people for love of him. She adopted his ways and learned of his tribe. Together they have faced plague and insurgency -- and despite these struggles, they have known happiness and joy. Now they face their most arduous task: Keir must take Lara into the Heart of the Plains, and introduce her as the Warprize to the warrior-priests. She must be tested--questioned, examined, watched--and must find favor with the warrior-priests and the tribe's elders before they will confirm her as a true Warprize. But in Lara's heart there are doubts--for what if she is found wanting? Will Keir give up everything he knows to be with his Warprize? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945


Author: Carlo D'Este

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061943681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

View: 7917

As riveting as the man it portrays, Warlord is a masterful, unsparing portrait of Winston Churchill, one of history’s most fascinating and influential leaders. Carlo D’Este’s definitive chronicle of Churchill’s crucial role in the major military campaigns of the 20th century, Warlord uses extensive, untapped archival materials to provide “a very human look at Churchill’s lifelong fascination with soldiering, war, and command.” (Washington Post)

Warlord Politics and African States


Author: William Reno

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878832

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 7877

Focusing on the examples of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire, this text demonstrates how African rulers hold on to power while severed from foreign aid and subjected to collapsing economies and disappearing bureaucracies.


Broken by War, Saved by Grace


Author: Ilario Pantano,Malcolm McConnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439195749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 5055

Now in mass market, the memoir of an American marine lieutenant accused and ultimately exonerated of murdering two Iraqi insurgents.



Author: Janet Morris

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671619237

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 8633

Plunging into a new covert war between America and the Soviet Union for control of space, Trace Rand and Kate Brittany, members of an elite CIA task force assigned to warlord, search for the killer of former warlord operatives

Warlords, Inc

Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur


Author: Noah Raford,Andrew Trabulsi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1583949011

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 7150

"A cutting-edge examination of new types of political actors who emerge in a world of drug cartels and transnational criminal organizations. Leading experts chart the changing geopolitical landscape as the world's elaborate but fragile political systems become increasingly vulnerable to breakdown and deliberate disruption"--



Author: Linda Chapman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450091822

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 5981

*Book 2 in the AvatarA series* The saga continues as the Warlord moves his meritorious fighting force into the last renegade country and removes Princess Ushalla from power. What he does not expect is for the former ruler to wage savage guerrilla warfare on her own people, those he is sworn to protect, in order to drive him out and reclaim her throne. Filled with action, humor, honor, tormented love, and sheer evil—WARLORD will run readers through a gauntlet of powerful emotions.


Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States


Author: Kimberly Marten

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464110

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 6817

Warlords are individuals who control small territories within weak states, using a combination of force and patronage. In this book, Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. Instead they collude with cost-conscious, corrupt, or frightened state officials to flout and undermine state capacity. They thrive on illegality, relying on private militias for support, and often provoke violent resentment from those who are cut out of their networks. Some act as middlemen for competing states, helping to hollow out their own states from within. Countries ranging from the United States to Russia have repeatedly chosen to ally with warlords, but Marten argues that to do so is a dangerous proposition. Drawing on interviews, documents, local press reports, and in-depth historical analysis, Marten examines warlordism in the Pakistani tribal areas during the twentieth century, in post-Soviet Georgia and the Russian republic of Chechnya, and among Sunni militias in the U.S.-supported Anbar Awakening and Sons of Iraq programs. In each case state leaders (some domestic and others foreign) created, tolerated, actively supported, undermined, or overthrew warlords and their militias. Marten draws lessons from these experiences to generate new arguments about the relationship between states, sovereignty, "local power brokers," and stability and security in the modern world.


A Novel of Robin Hood


Author: Angus Donald

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250040817

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 4566

While fighting alongside King Richard I, the Lionheart, and outlaw Robin Hood to drive back the forces of King Philip of France, Sir Alan Dale becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of the man who ordered his father's death ten years earlier, which leads him into enemy territory. 25,000 first printing.



Author: Angela Knight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425217849

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 3937

An omnibus edition set in an erotic, fantasy world features the novel Jane's Warlord, in which reporter Jane Colby, destined to become the next victim of a time-traveling serial killer, meets a new protector, a genetically engineered warrior from the future, as well as the novella Warfem and two previously unpublished short stories. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Last Warlord

The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Re


Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613748035

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6332

“A riveting account of a warlord’s rise to power that has all the drama, intrigue, and warfare of The Kite Runner, only this Afghan story is real.” —Scott C. Levi, associate professor of Central Asian history, Ohio State University In The Last Warlord, scholar Brian Glyn Williams takes Westerners inside the world of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, one of the most powerful of the Afghan warlords who have dominated the country since the Soviet invasion. Based on lengthy interviews with Dostum and his family and subcommanders, as well as local chieftains, mullahs, elders, Taliban enemies and prisoners of war, and women’s rights activists, The Last Warlord tells the story of Dostum’s rise to power from peasant villager to the man who fought a long and bitter war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda fanatics who sought to repress his people. The book details how, after 9/11, the CIA contacted the mysterious Mongol warrior to help US Special Forces wage a covert, horse-mounted war in the mountains of Afghanistan that ended in a stunning victory; how Dostum and the US Green Berets liberated the ancient shrine of Mazar i Sharif, Afghanistan's holiest mosque; and how sensational media accounts have made him the object of rampant mythologizing. With the United States drawing down troops in 2014 and Dostum poised to re-enter the world stage to fight a resurgent Taliban, The Last Warlord provides important historical context to the controversy swirling around Afghanistan’s warlord culture and is an essential contribution to the debate on Afghanistan’s future. Brian Glyn Williams is a professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth and the author of Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America’s Longest War. He has worked for the US Central Intelligence Agency tracking suicide bombers in Afghanistan.


The Ordeal


Author: Craig Callais

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1608601072

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 9364

Abducted from his home and transported to an unknown planet, Boudreaux is forced to fight in lethal combat as entertainment for his alien captors.

Conan the Warlord


Author: Leonard Carpenter

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812542684

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8142

After escaping deadly palace intrigue in the ancient land of Nemedia, Conan leads the army of Dinander against the Cult of the Snake, the demon which slays all whom it does not convert


Book Six of the Hythrun Chronicles


Author: Jennifer Fallon

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429940107

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7438

Marla Wolfblade is reeling from the loss of her closest confidant, Elizaar the Fool, who taught her the Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power, and helped shape her into a force in Hythria. But Marla's plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers she has a dangerous adversary.... On the border, Fardohnya has massed its troops for an invasion, and Marla's eldest son, Damin Wolfblade, heir to the throne of Hythria, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics, and the foolishness of the High Prince... Back in Krakandar, Mahkas Damaran awaits news of the battle and has sealed the city against Damin's return. With the city on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny... and destroy Hythria's web of secrets and lies. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Konflikt ’47: Resurgence


Author: Warlord Games,Clockwork Goblin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472826515

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 144

View: 1160

The first supplement for the Konflikt '47 Weird World War II wargames rules, this volume presents a range of new material for the game, including: - New army list: The Japanese make their presence known on the battlefields of Konflikt '47. - New units: Options for troops and technology that can be added to the armies presented in the rulebook. - Special characters: Field the best of the best, elite men and women who may singlehandedly be the crucial element between victory and defeat. - New background: The history of the world of Konflikt '47 is detailed in more depth. - New rules: All-new means of waging war, including material previously published online.