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Last Commando (Death or Glory Book 1)

IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE YOU HAVE A CHOICE: DEATH OR GLORY . . .

Libya, 1942 - Rommel's Africa Korps is sweeping across the desert. Ragged Allied forces are being torn apart in brutal fire-fights on the scorched sands. A desperate message to the Prime Minister is entrusted to First Officer Madeleine Rose, WRNS. Her codename: Runefish.

When GHQ hears that Runefish's plane has been shot down behind enemy lines, they send for battle-hardened Sergeant Tom Caine. Caine is a first-class soldier who nearly always does what he's told. He will lead a squad of specialist commandos into the heart of enemy territory and either rescue or execute Runefish. If he refuses to take this near-suicide mission, he faces court martial. Now the outcome of the war depends on his following orders.

Death or glory beckons . . .

Praise for Michael Asher...

'Breathtaking, astonishing, terrific' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Absolutely enthralling' SCOTSMAN

Michael Asher served in the Parachute Regiment and SAS. A fluent Arab speaker, he has lived for years among the Bedouin peoples. He has made expeditions in many countries, always preferring to travel on foot or with animal transport. He is also the author of Shoot to Kill: From 2 Para to the SAS.

Steele's Death March.: By Blood Spilt (By Blood Split Book 3)

Sergeant Steele watched with growing unease from the ramparts of the Citadel in Lang Son at the number of Japanese troops patrolling the narrow streets. Heavy artillery pieces pointed in the direction of the small French Foreign Legion unit.

Under command of the French Vichy government an uneasy truce between the French in Indochina and Japanese forces was about to erupt into all out war.

The Japanese coup d'etat in French Indochina, known as Meigo Sakusen (Operation Bright Moon), took place on 9 March 1945 towards the end of World War II. Japan was losing the war, an Allied invasion and an uprising of French troops in Indochina was inevitable. Simultaneously the Japanese attacked the French garrisons across the country.

Steele had attempted to persuade all the senior officers not to attend a dinner in their honour held by the Japanese. Tortured and executed the senior officers walked straight into a deadly trap.

Now the troops, led by battle hardened veterans like Steele resist massively overwhelming odds. After witnessing hundreds of prisoners massacred along the banks of the river the Legionnaires must fight their way through the Japanese lines in the hope of linking up with surviving Legion units and French Regulars. They must move towards Son La and Dien Bien Phu where they will fight costly rearguard actions.

Separated from the main column Steele must lead his small unit through enemy held areas, across raging rivers and over towering mountains all the while pursued by the relentless Japanese. Hunger, disease and the dense jungle lay ahead. Their objective, hold off the advancing Japanese long enough for the Regulars and civilians to cross over into China a thousand miles away.

Based on actual historical fact and first hand accounts by survivors, this novel describes the brutal Japanese Coup and the extraordinary feats of courage by the Legionnaires fighting every step of the long journey to safety. Sergeant Steele must not only contend with the Japanese but also his nemesis, Jean. Their eternal feud carries on with Jean leading a Japanese unit set on annihilating Steele and his men.

Steele looks at the men under his command. "How many of them will make it to China?" Setting off into the night the sounds of gunfire erupt further up ahead. It is going to be one hell of a march!



Silent Service

Lieutenant-Commander Oliver Dunbar and the crew of E-17, thirty men and boys in a steel cylinder a hundred and eighty feet long, must penetrate the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus and get into the Black Sea. The inland sea has been an Ottoman lake for hundreds of years. It's their job to sink the ships that sustain the Empire, in support of an imminent campaign on the Turkish mainland. Lined with shore batteries and some very big guns, the straits are a dagger pointed straight at the Sublime Porte. With submarine nets, mines and enemy warships everywhere, they'll be lucky to make it out with their skins intact.

The Arena (A gripping short story in the bestselling Eagles of Rome series)

An exclusive digital short from Ben Kane, 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith).

A day out with comrades, brutal gladiator fights, a bet with disastrous consequences. A Roman soldier's much anticipated payday plays out in very different ways to those he expected.

The German frontier, AD 12. Legionary Marcus Piso is set to enjoy a four monthly payday with his comrades. Wine, food and gladiatorial entertainment are on offer, and his purse is full.

But thanks to a dishonest bet maker, events take on a very dangerous life of their own...

The Arena is a prequel to Ben Kane's upcoming novel, Hunting the Eagles, the second in the new gripping three-part series, Eagles of Rome. It also includes a sample chapter from the new book.

Battle Scars: A Collection of Short Stories Volume I

A collection of ten short stories of heroism and tragedy set during the long years of war between 1793-1815.

Outpost - A prelude to Blood on the Snow with Jack Hallam.

The Emerald Graves - Lorn Mullone at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.

Pipe and Drum - The Battle of Assaye seen through the eyes of a Highlander of the 78th Foot.

Plains Wolf - A prelude to Marksman with Rifleman Cadoc.

Summer is Coming - The horrors of the French retreat, winter, Russia, 1812.

The Diabolical Circumstance of Captain Bartholomew Chivers - A hero who is a rogue, adulterer and all-round knave.

Flowers of Toulouse - A spine-chilling story.

Lamentation - A redcoat looks back on his life after the Battle of New Orleans.

Enemy at the Gates - The bloody defence of Hougoumont.

The Bravest of the Brave - Ney's final moments at Waterloo.

Sarajevo (The Blades SAS Novellas Book 1)

Summer 1998, former Para Danny Archer has just passed the gruelling S.A.S Selection and joined an elite S.A.S Sabre Squadron -- Bravo Seven Troop. Arriving fresh from Jungle training, Archer arrives in Sarajevo and is thrown in at the deep end with a battle-hardened S.A.S patrol, sent straight out on a recon mission to arrest Radic: a wanted Serb War Criminal. As the mission unfolds, Archer quickly realises how much he has yet to learn before he qualifies as a 'Blade', but Archer is quickly blooded in to the tight-knit S.A.S team as the patrol hunt for Radic in the war-torn streets of Sarajevo and woodlands of Bosnia.

The Blades S.A.S Novella Series follows Archer's Seven Troop through 6 novella length stories as he carries out a range of operations from 1998 to the eve of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.?

Welcome Home: A Story of the Vietnam War

Jack Frost's father fought in WWII. His brother fought in Korea. So when Jack's own draft card arrives, there's no doubt in their minds that he'll do his duty, and fight in Vietnam. Jack loves his family, but he also knows that killing another human being is something he can never do.

Welcome Home is the short story of one man's struggle to maintain his innocence amid the brutality of the Vietnam War, torn between his family's expectations, his loyalty to his brothers-in-arms, and his own moral code.

Interview with the Author

Q - What makes Welcome Home special?

A - As a former Army officer and student of military history, I know that the guys who got drafted for Vietnam got a really raw deal. Aside from being sent to fight a war they didn't volunteer for, when they returned home, they were shunned by the American public. I wanted to write a short story set during the Vietnam War that asked: what if there was a soldier who felt obligated to serve his country, but felt he couldn't kill another human being? How would he deal with that personal conflict?

Q - Why should readers give this book a try?

A - It's a short, fast read, and will appeal to all fans of military fiction, historical fiction, and literary stories about army veterans and the challenging situations we can and do experience.

Q - Have you written other books?

A - Yup! If you're into stories about the military, you should definitely check out Combat and Other Shenanigans, the NY Times-bestselling memoir of my year in Iraq as a tank and scout platoon leader. You can get it for free by signing up on my website.

Thanks for reading!

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Unconquered Son (The Imperial Chronicles Book 1)

The Empire teeters on the brink of collapse. A hedonistic teen assumes the throne under false pretenses while a slave rebellion erupts in the north. The southern King of Kings, sensing weakness, sets his eyes on his vulnerable foe.

In the midst of the growing tumult, a young man from the Empire's hinterlands grudgingly heads to Imperial City. There, Claudio-Valens sees firsthand the weak, treasonous Imperial Council that aids foreign enemies, and finds himself at the center of the fight to save the country he loves.

What follows is a tale of desert queens and legionaries, of mad girls with great gifts and scheming highborn ladies, of gods both human and divine, that will forever transform the world they know.

The epic fantasy novel begins the Imperial Chronicles.

Pursued! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part 3)

Blending fact and fiction, this tale of adventure is set in 1940 and follows two men as they parachute into occupied France to rescue an aircraft designer, a man whose designs could decide the fate of the war.

Split into 6 parts, this account of one of the darkest times of World War 2 is a rip roaring tale that will have readers eagerly turning the pages right through to the thrilling end.

In Part 3, Bill and Co. are making their way to a rendezvous when men try to force them off the road. They flee into the mountains only to realize that their brakes don't work. Suddenly, on one deadly corner, the vehicle flies off the road and plummets into the nearby ravine!

Who will survive? Who gets kidnapped? And what is the meaning of the strange lights that flash on the nearby hillside?

Dilemma in the desert (Dane Shaw adventures Book 1)

It is January, 1943, in Tunisia during World War 2. Captain Drew Matthews is sent on a mission behind enemy lines to secure vital information. He is ambushed but is able to escape. Joining a group of American soldiers, led by Corporal Dane Shaw, refugees from the recent battle, they make their way across the desert to the city of Sfax, where Drew is to meet with the mysterious 'Monsieur Gascoigne'. They stumble across a small group of Arabs and Germans guarding a halftrack filled with treasure looted from murdered Jews and rescue their prisoner, the beautiful Frenchwoman Angelique DuBois. While driving to Sfax, Dane shares his Christian faith with his companions while trying to avoid a group of Arab raiders. Dane relies on God to direct his life while proving himself a wise and outstanding commander with ferocious fighting skills. While Dane and his men fight off the Arab bandits, Drew and Angelique enter Sfax for their meeting only to be met with a number of very unwelcome surprises. Escaping by a series of fortunate circumstances, which leads them to believe that there may be something to Dane's God, they return to camp only to run into more trouble. Zabronski, one of the American soldiers, filled with lust for the treasure and for Angelique, subverts the other soldiers, kidnaps Drew and Angelique and wounds Dane. Forcing Drew to reveal where the treasure is hidden, they are met by the Germans and Arab bandits who have joined forces and tracked them down. Drew and Angelique are rescued by Dane, and in a wild night ride across the desert, pursued by vengeful Germans and Arabs, they attempt to reach the American lines before dawn. Will they make it, and will Angelique solve the dilemma of which man she loves and which god she will serve?

Emma: free sampler

A free sampler of beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith's modern and delightful EMMA.

Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything.

Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on a motorcycle up to London, but her astute governess, Miss Taylor is at a loose end, abandoned in the giant family pile, Hartfield, alongside Emma's anxiety-ridden father. Someone is needed to rule the roost and young Emma is more than happy to oblige.

As she gets her fledging design business off the ground, there is plenty to delight her in the buzzing little village of Highbury. At the helm of her own dinner parties and instructing her new little protegee, Harriet Smith, Emma reigns forth. But there is only one person who can play with Emma's indestructible confidence, her old friend and inscrutable neighbour George Knightley - this time has Emma finally met her match?

You don't have to be in London to go to parties, find amusement or make trouble. Not if you're Emma, the very big fish in the rather small pond. But for a young woman who knows everything, Emma has a lot to learn about herself.

Ever alive to the uproarious nuances of human behaviour, and both the pleasures and pitfalls of village life, beloved author Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is the busybody we all know and love, and a true modern delight.

Hell Hath No Fury

An extraordinary group of women embark on an extraordinary journey. They confront bias, ridicule and death. They stand fast and roar, "We will not go quietly into the night." Their skill, bravery and dedication change the course of military history. Their right to fight is on the line as they stand toe to toe with their enemies. Equality, like freedom, is won with their blood and sacrifice.

Lethal Force

Lethal Force:

Special-forces soldier turned mercenary Steve West is dropped onto a remote Scottish island. His every movement will be tracked for 'Lethal Force', the most expensive video game ever made. He's been told it's just a story. But within seconds Steve is fighting for his life. And a deadly manhunt has begun...

'Lethal Force' is a short story from Matt Lynn, the best-selling author of the 'Death Force' series of adventure thrillers, including 'Death Force', 'Fire Force', 'Shadow Force' and 'Ice Force'.

Matt Lynn's books have received a series of five-star reviews.

'I was anticipating a good time and I wasn't disappointed. A cracking action thriller. You can taste the dust and smell the blood'

(Daily Express )

'Matt Lynn's novel is up there with the finest that Andy McNab or Chris Ryan have ever penned'

(News of the World )

'Brilliant, realistic and riveting; blistering front-line action'

(Chris Ryan )

"If you're a fan of modern military thrillers you're going to have fun with anything Matt Lynn writes..."

(The Northern Echo)

"For teenage boys or simply for those men who don't want to grow up, Shadow Force is a cracking read. Intellectually stimulating it ain't; fantastic fun it most certainly is."

(ABC Brisbane)

'This is a fast-paced and well-told tale of derring-do that guarantees entertainment."

(City AM)

Owned by the Navy Seal

Rita was on another boring date with another boring guy. How had her life come to this?

Then, from across the room, she spots Jared. A tall, muscular, tattooed ex-Navy Seal. Their eyes lock. The buzzing restaurant fades away. From that point, Rita knew she would be his. She would be owned by the Navy Seal.

WARNING: This novella contains a steamy romance between a young woman and a gorgeous Navy Seal, with explicit scenes too passionate for some readers to handle!

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Invasion

Frostborn: The Gray Knight: Volume 1

From the author of DEMONSOULED and THE GHOSTS, here is a new epic fantasy of high adventure, heroism, and daring deeds. A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King. But a shadow threatens to devour the kingdom. RIDMARK ARBAN was once a Swordbearer, a knight of renown. Now he is a branded outcast, stripped of his sword, and despised as a traitor. But he alone sees the danger to come. CALLIANDE awakens in the darkness, her memories gone, and creatures of terrible power hunting her. For she alone holds the secret that can save the world...or destroy it utterly. The secret of the Frostborn.

The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871-1900). Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer. Although Crane was born after the war, and had not at the time experienced battle first-hand, the novel is known for its realism. He began writing what would become his second novel in 1893, using various contemporary and written accounts (such as those published previously by Century Magazine) as inspiration. It is believed that he based the fictional battle on that of Chancellorsville; he may also have interviewed veterans of the 124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the Orange Blossoms. Initially shortened and serialized in newspapers in December 1894, the novel was published in full in October 1895. A longer version of the work, based on Crane's original manuscript, was published in 1982. The novel is known for its distinctive style, which includes realistic battle sequences as well as the repeated use of color imagery, and ironic tone. Separating itself from a traditional war narrative, Crane's story reflects the inner experience of its protagonist (a soldier fleeing from combat) rather than the external world around him. Also notable for its use of what Crane called a "psychological portrayal of fear," the novel's allegorical and symbolic qualities are often debated by critics. Several of the themes that the story explores are maturation, heroism, cowardice, and the indifference of nature. The Red Badge of Courage garnered widespread acclaim, what H. G. Wells called "an orgy of praise," shortly after its publication, making Crane an instant celebrity at the age of twenty-four. The novel and its author did have their initial detractors

Frostborn: The First Quest

A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King. But dangers stir that the realm is not ready to face. RIDMARK ARBAN is a new-made knight and Swordbearer of the realm. When the archmage of the high elves asks for aid against the dread Warden of Urd Morlemoch, Ridmark volunteers for the quest, eager to prove himself and win glory and renown. But terrible evil awaits in Urd Morlemoch, and those who enter the Warden's clutches rarely escape them...

Embattled Hearts: Volume 1 (Lost And Found Series)

John Palmer hasn't felt like a real man since he was injured during combat in Iraq. Though not content with his new life, he is mostly adapting, just like the other vets at the Lost 'N' Found Investigative Service. When Shannon Murphy is hired on as the new office manager, life suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Before long, John finds himself wondering if he could ever be the kind of man Shannon needs. Shannon Murphy wasn't really looking for love when she hired on at LNF, but finds herself hopelessly attracted to the sex-on-wheels former Marine, John Palmer. The man is grumpy and nearly impossible to work with, but his brand of masculinity appeals to her on a basic level. Soon Shannon is wondering just what it would take for John to want her the way she wants him. When an old enemy tries to settle a vendetta against Shannon, John insists on protecting her. He moves into her house, fanning the spark of attraction into a blaze. But the danger continues to escalate. Will the connection that they've found survive when they're thrust into a fight for their lives?

The Nostradamus Revelation: An Omega Sector Thriller: Donovan Stone Book One: Volume 1

A mysterious artifact from an ancient relic once belonging to Alexander the Great is found on the illegal antiquities market and the race to save the world begins. That's where Major Donovan Stone and his elite team of Omega Sector operatives come in. Called upon by the American government to prevent a cataclysmic disaster threatening the entire world, Stone and his team are up against not just a geological deadline but formidable foes from within the American government and military itself. Using the mysterious Nostradamus Manuscript, Stone and his team will need to survive ancient traps, solve harrowing riddles and try not to die in the process. All before the start of the last Total Solar Eclipse of 2012. With time, an army of well-financed mercenaries, and thousand year-old booby traps around every corner, can Stone and his team find the ten relics before the prophesied deadline? Or, will they fall into enemy hands? And, if they do, what will become of the fate of the world? All these questions can be answered in The Nostradamus Revelation...

West Point to Mexico: Volume 1 (Duty, Honor, Country)

Our story starts in 1840, in Benny Havens tavern, just outside post limits of the United States Military Academy. With William Tecumseh Sherman, Rumble, Cord, and Benny Havens' daughter coming together in a crucible of honor and loyalty. And on post, in the West Point stables, where Ulysses S. Grant and a classmate are preparing to saddle the Hell-Beast, a horse with which Grant would eventually set an academy record, and both make fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives and history. We follow these men forward to the eve of the Mexican War, tracing their steps at West Point and ranging to a plantation at Natchez on the Mississippi, Major Lee at Arlington, and Charleson, SC. We travel aboard the USS Somers and the US Navy mutiny that led to the founding of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. We end with Grant and company in New Orleans, preparing to sale to Mexico and war, and Kit Carson and Fremont at Pilot Peak in Utah during his great expedition west. They swore oaths, both personal and professional. They were fighting for country, for a way of life and for family. Classmates carried more than rifles and sabers into battle. They had friendships, memories, children and wives. They had innocence lost, promises broken and glory found. Duty, Honor, Country is history told both epic and personal so we can understand what happened, but more importantly feel the heart-wrenching clash of duty, honor, country and loyalty. And realize that sometimes, the people who changed history, weren't recorded by it. In the vein of HBO's Rome miniseries, two fictional characters, Rumble and Cord are standing at many of the major crossroads of our history.

Wedding a Warrior

Whitleigh Haynes wrestles with the boundaries of her limited faith after an unexpected marriage proposal leaves her wondering what to say to longtime boyfriend, Collier Cromwell, now Army soldier, who's asking her to leave everything she's ever known, loved, and planned.

Natural Selection

"It isn't a part-time job, it's a full-time, unrelenting commitment, and to become one of the inner elite you must expect to make sacrifices at the expense of family, friends, and your career."



Dan Shepherd is on a jungle training course in Belize as part of his SAS selection. Along with Liam, Geordie, and Jimbo, he is chosen for further training to see if he makes the cut for the Sabre Squadron Troop.



Taken out on real operation patrol, the men run into trouble with Guatemalan troops in the disputed province. Forced to escape into the jungle, the men are tested to their limits, but their reward may be great....

The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories: The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two

This is a short collection of untold stories about the women heroes in the extraordinary World War Two.

These women have been footnotes in history, and at least one of them was a model for women in James Bond books and movies. The women, however, have remained in the shadows of the stories of the Second World War. These women fade into history even though their actions were crucial in changing the outcome of the war.

This book is an effort to remember these forgotten women and remove the shrouds from the memory of these amazing and courageous women.

Scott's other books:

Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust World War One: A Concise History: The Great War On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II: Courage, Survival, Resistance, and Rescue