The Spook's Secret

Author: Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407044494
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 480
View: 5558
The Spook's Secret is the third book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide! 'It's going to be a long, hard, cruel winter and there couldn't be a worse place to spend it.' As the nights draw in the Spook decides to travel to his winter house. His apprentice, Tom, hates the desolate place. There are feral witches in the cellar, menacing creatures stirring on the nearby moors and a sinister stranger threatening Tom's master. Is the Spook's past catching up with him? And what dangers will Tom face if his master's secrets are revealed?

The Spook’s Revenge

Author: Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446495639
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
View: 9543
‘He’s the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he’s my gift to the County. When he’s old enough we’ll send you word. Train him well. He’ll be the best apprentice you’ve ever had and he’ll also be your last.’ These were the words of Tom's Mam to the county Spook some years ago. As Tom, the Spook and their allies prepare to battle with the Fiend on a huge scale, to finally enact their revenge, it now remains to be seen whether Mam's declaration will come true.

The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures Series

Missions 1 - 3
Author: Chad V. Holtkamp
Publisher: CVH Group, Inc.
ISBN: 1945982624
Category: Fiction
Page: 694
View: 1260
"A fun Space Opera Romp." Grab this boxed set collection of the first three books in the SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures series today! "BIG STORY, easy to follow along, hard to put down..." When an invading armada enters the Sol System, the Federated Union calls on the agents of SPOOK & GOON to stop them at any cost. This fast-paced, light-hearted sci-fi novel features humor, romance, fast ships, large furry creatures, Alien beings, asteroids, with a special appearance by polymuciligans. Oh, and did we mention fast ships? Join the fun with Invasion of the Frorees, the first mission in The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures series. The SPOOK & GOON space adventures continue... As solar storms flare and pirates run amok, SPOOK Agent Dom Wagner and GOON Major Jock Saunders thwart an attack on a royal transport. Soon, one of them is forced to confront his past. With desert nomads, slimy snakes, and Alien technology, Nosferatu, Gwarts, and Chaugnauts, as well as a special appearance by a dreaded Adjuster, you’ll want to warp jump right into Escape of the Glitter Princess, Mission 2 of the SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures. What could go wrong? On the remote planet paradise of Polarus, a scientist and his beautiful niece carry out mutation experiments. When he goes missing, the SPOOK & GOON team are ordered back to the planet to find him. Featuring frogs, tigers, elephants, and chimps, Aliens, Frorees, and Chaugnauts, as well as another appearance by the dreaded Adjuster Pietz, you’ll want to warp jump right into Attack of the Mutant Miners, Mission 3 of the SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures.

The Long Way Home (A Secret Refuge Book #3)

Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441212412
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 8307
Will the War's End Bring the Highwood Family Together Again? When a disastrous decision by the new wagon master forces Jesselynn Highwood and her companions to separate from the wagon train, she races back to Fort Laramie to find a guide to take them to Oregon. But the guide has a far different plan, and following her heart, Jesselyn agrees to join him, her rag-tag band in tow. The ensuing journey is fraught with hardship and danger. Is hope for the future sill a prospect? Back in the East, Louisa Highwood and brother Zachary are captured by Union soldiers for smuggling medical supplies into Richmond. Can Louisa find a way to obtain her brother's freedom before it's too late? Rare courage and dogged determination will be hallmarks of the Highwoods' long way home. Their futures--and that of their beloved Twin Oaks--hang in the balance.

Spook 05 - Die Feinde des Geisterjägers

Author: Joseph Delaney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570224489
Page: 408
View: 7203
Endlich - es SPOOKt wieder! Tom Ward hat sich Feinde gemacht, die selbst dem Spook Kopfzerbrechen bereiten. Den Leibhaftigen im Nacken, wird er zu einem anderen Geisterjäger in die Sümpfe hoch im Norden geschickt, wo er auf die drohende Gefahr vorbereitet werden soll. Meister Arwkright ist ein harter Lehrer, doch als er einen üblen Fehler begeht, steht Tom alleine einer teuflischen Wasserhexe gegenüber. Der Spook und Alice eilen ihm zu Hilfe ... Doch reichen ihre Kräfte aus, um den endgültigen Sieg der Dunklen Mächte zu verhindern? Joseph Delaney unterrichtete Medien- und Filmwissenschaften. 'Spook - Der Schüler des Geisterjägers' war sein erstes Buch. Heute lebt er mit seiner Familie in Lancashire, mitten im Land der Boggarts! Die Inspiration zu seinen Geschichten bezieht Joseph Delaney meist aus alten Geistergeschichten und -legenden der dortigen Gegend.

Spies, Secret Agents and Spooks of London

Author: Natasha Narayan,Martin Angel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904153146
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
View: 9390
Examines the history and stories of spies in London and includes tips on being a sleuth today.

The Belhurst Story

Author: David Sakmyster
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595293697
Category: History
Page: 90
View: 6350
On a cliff overlooking Seneca Lake in upstate New York, the Belhurst Castle proudly stands at the site of previous mansions and Indian fortresses, a place riddled with history and fantastic legends. Rumors abound of hauntings, hidden treasure, underground tunnels, and a curse on those who disturb old burial grounds. Eccentric and passionate individuals lived and died here over the centuries. Some, perhaps, have never left. Built originally as a private residence, the Belhurst Castle was transformed into a casino, supper club and speakeasy. Currently, it is an upscale dining establishment with a banquet hall and a luxurious inn. Its history, and the tale of this property, is as richly detailed as its red stone walls and elaborate carved wood interiors. The folklore that has sprung up in the last century, a rich tale of tragically doomed lovers, collapsed escape tunnels and the ghost of a woman in white, have remained an enduring mystery-until now. After extensive research and astounding personal experiences, the truth is revealed and it is stranger than fiction, but altogether compelling.


The Haunting of America : the Private Use of Secret Agents
Author: Jim Hougan
Publisher: William Morrow
Category: Political Science
Page: 478
View: 561
An examination of the private use of secret agents by large corporations and the wealthy names, recounts the agents' activities and objectives, and notes the impact on American business and life

Secret Father

A Novel
Author: James Carroll
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547526830
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 7290
From a New York Times–bestselling author, a “gripping and beautifully written” novel of love and family set against the backdrop of Cold War Berlin (Bookpage). Berlin, 1961. Days before the Wall rises, three teenagers from an American school in West Germany travel to the Communist side of the divided city to join a May Day rally. One of them has brought along a flight bag belonging to his father, a US intelligence officer. Before long, the teens are in the custody of the secret East German police, the notorious Stasi. Unbeknownst to them, their parents have unfinished business, reaching back to World War II, which will pull the three friends into the vortex of an international incident. Told through flashbacks by alternating narrators, Secret Father is a novel of missed signals, cloaked motives, false postures, and panicked responses that tragically echo across borders and generations. Like the classic period thrillers of Graham Greene, James Carroll’s politically charged coming-of-age tale provides a “somber and evocative look at some of the most frightening times in one of the most frightening places in the Cold War” (Kirkus Reviews). “Carroll writes with rich, lyrical ease,” raves Publishers Weekly. “His characters are richly drawn, and the pieces of his impeccably paced story fit together with the cool precision of a Mercedes-Benz.”

Challenging the Secret Government

The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI
Author: Kathryn S. Olmsted
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 080786370X
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 1880
Just four months after Richard Nixon's resignation, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh unearthed a new case of government abuse of power: the CIA had launched a domestic spying program of Orwellian proportions against American dissidents during the Vietnam War. The country's best investigative journalists and members of Congress quickly mobilized to probe a scandal that seemed certain to rock the foundations of this secret government. Subsequent investigations disclosed that the CIA had plotted to kill foreign leaders and that the FBI had harassed civil rights and student groups. Some called the scandal 'son of Watergate.' Many observers predicted that the investigations would lead to far-reaching changes in the intelligence agencies. Yet, as Kathryn Olmsted shows, neither the media nor Congress pressed for reforms. For all of its post-Watergate zeal, the press hesitated to break its long tradition of deference in national security coverage. Congress, too, was unwilling to challenge the executive branch in national security matters. Reports of the demise of the executive branch were greatly exaggerated, and the result of the 'year of intelligence' was a return to the status quo. American History/Journalism

Double Down

Author: John Heilemann,Mark Halperin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753550520
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
View: 8941
‘What am I supposed to do when he starts spewing his bullshit?’ Barack Obama preparing for his first debate with Mitt Romney In their runaway bestseller Game Change / Race of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the full drama of Barack Obama’s improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain and Sarah Palin. With the same masterly reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen – facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from voters, disdain from the nation’s powerful finance figures and dysfunction within the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican Party, salivating over Obama’s political fragility, see a chance to wrestle back control of the White House – and the country. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama survive the onslaught and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of Republican contenders – ambitious and flawed, famous and infamous, charismatic and cartoonish – as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his way to the nomination, while Obama is seen storming out of a White House meeting with his high command after accusing them of betrayal, and gradually transforming a tense détente with Bill Clinton into political gold. Double Down takes you into back rooms and closed-door meetings, laying bare the secret history of the 2012 campaign in a panoramic account of an election that was as hard fought as it was lastingly consequential.


A Novel
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439109842
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 9914
In the bestselling tradition of Doctor Zhivago and Sophie's Choice, a sweeping epic of Russia from the last days of the Tsars to today's age of oligarchs -- by the prizewinning author of Young Stalin. Winter 1916: St. Petersburg, Russia, is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Girls, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police... Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and their dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, Sashenka is married to a powerful, rising Red leader with whom she has two children. Around her people are disappearing, while in the secret world of the elite her own family is safe. But she's about to embark on a forbidden love affair that will have devastating consequences. Sashenka's story lies hidden for half a century, until a young historian goes deep into Stalin's private archives and uncovers a heartbreaking tale of betrayal and redemption, savage cruelty and unexpected heroism -- and one woman forced to make an unbearable choice.

Hardy Boys 31: The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101076453
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
View: 5314
An invitation from Cap Bailey, science teacher at Bayport High, to accompany him out West to Wildcat Swamp on an archaeological expedition triggers off a series of dangerous events for Frank and Joe Hardy. On their way West the boys and Cap have a near-fatal accident in a private plane which has been sabotaged. Though warned to leave the area, Frank, Joe, and Cap doggedly remain until they have caught the cunning ex-convicts they are up against in this swift-paced adventure.

Secrets of the Lighthouse

Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471100987
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 6642
A sweeping story of divided family, buried secrets and a love that will never die from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. Ellen Trawton has run away from London to the sweeping landscape of Connemara, hoping to find a place she can cut off all contact with the past. But beneath the wild beauty of the Irish landscape lie secrets which have been hidden for years… Conor Macausland cuts a dark, lonely figure. His young wife, Caitlin, died tragically at the old lighthouse, and her loss has devastated him. But when he and Ellen meet, a connection sparks between them. Ellen soon realizes that Conor’s past is not all it seems, and there’s more to her family history than she knew too. As the secrets are finally revealed, the truth must be told…

Client Confidential

Spooks, Secrets and Counter-Espionage in Celtic-Tiger Ireland
Author: Seán Hartnett
Publisher: Merrion Press
ISBN: 1785372122
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 190
View: 4932
Seán Hartnett left the British army in 2005, operating as a covert surveillance technician at JCU-NI, the top-secret counter-terrorism unit in Northern Ireland. His experiences were published in the bestselling Charlie One, the book the British Ministry of Defence tried to ban. But this wasn't the end of Hartnett's career in counter-espionage. After operations in South Africa, Australia and London, he arrived home to Ireland, just as the Celtic Tiger was about to implode, but not before Hartnett gets his hands dirty in the boardrooms of corporate and official Ireland... Client Confidential is a shocking exposé of the clandestine activities that foreshadowed the worst financial crash in the history of the Irish state. Many of the country's leading financial institutions and business figures began to see the cracks in the economy and their paranoia rattles. Hartnett was called in to protect and gather information - to carry out covert and counter surveillance for blue-chip companies, semi-state bodies, national sporting associations and convicted criminals. In Client Confidential, Seán Hartnett lifts the lid on the worst excesses of the Celtic Tiger - the heart of corporate greed, corruption and ineptitude in Ireland is revealed; the dark secrets never meant to see the light of day, are finally exposed.

Tomorrow Is Another Country

Author: Alliste Sparks,Allister Spakrs
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448135001
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 2190
Tomorrow is Another Country celebrates the miraculous social, moral and political transformation in South Africa signaled by the death of apartheid. For the first time, the true events which shaped history are revealed in this fascinating account. A drama hidden behind official world coverage, which stretches back to the four years before Nelson Mandela was released from jail in February 1990. Allister Sparks, South Africa's award-winning journalist, tells an extraordinary story of secret meetings between leading government parties, their political prisoners and the outlawed opposition - a dangerous, bloody political conflict which led to the historic election of 1994.

The Spook's Stories

Author: Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1862309876
Category: Horror tales
Page: 249
View: 6278
This is a fabulous collection of stories based on many of the witches from Joseph Delaney's Spooks books. Ever wondered why the Spook doesn't trust girls who wear pointy shoes? Or why Grimalkin became the Assassin for the Malkin Witch clan? Find out all this and more in this a dark and eerie collection. You don't have to know the Spook's books to enjoy the stories. They're all standalone and absolutely haunting. A perfect introduction to the world of The Spook's Apprentice. But for any fans of the series out there, this collection will be a must-have.

Not Quite World's End

A Traveller's Tales
Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230225632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 979
In Not Quite World's End, Simpson offers a lively and upbeat look at the challenges and the changes the world has gone through in his life and long career. In it, he looks at the world and takes the perhaps surprising view that it's actually not nor will be the end of the world. His vivid prose, his clear-sightedness and the wonderful anecdotes about the many strange people and places he has come across - from emperors to movie stars, from Chelsea to China - all add up to a richly satisfying read. And with his long experience and his remarkable ability to explain what's really going on out there, he offers us all a crumb of comfort in desperate times. 'He is a very fine journalist' Nelson Mandela 'Inspirational, anecdotal, humorous and chilling. Simpson's unbiased accounts are riveting' Bob Geldof

The Spook Ballads

Author: William Theodore Parkes
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ghosts
Page: 246
View: 9396

Fantasy Fiction

Author: Frances Sinclair
Publisher: School Library Association
ISBN: 1903446465
Category: Children's literature, English
Page: 110
View: 8427