By Simon Chase
Simon Chase's life is a maze of burner phones, encrypted emails, secret meetings, and weaponry - all devoted to executing missions too sensitive for government acknowledgement. Working for shadowy British and American organisations, Chase has been on the trail of Bin Laden in Afghanistan, protected allied generals in Iraq, and been part of an operation directly related to the attack in 2012 on the US consulate in Benghazi.Zero Footprint takes us to this dangerous and thrilling world, and tells the true story of a private military contractor whose work forms the foundation for western security abroad, especially when the UK and US military, intelligence agencies, and departments of state need something done that they can't - or won't - do themselves.
By Rob Boffard
'Never lets up, from the nerve-jangling beginning to the explosive end' James Douglas on Tracer Outer Earth is a giant space station, orbiting the dead remains of our planet. It is humanity's last refuge. Riley Hale may be the newest member of the station's law enforcement team, but she feels less in control than ever. When a doctor bent on revenge blackmails her, Riley has no choice but to give in to his demands and break a dangerous prisoner out of jail. But this is not just any prisoner - it's someone capable of bringing the entire space station to its knees. With time running out, Riley must break her own beliefs - and every law she's sworn to protect - if she has any hope of saving Outer Earth from destruction. Experience the excitement of Outer Earth in Zero-G - an action-packed thriller set in space from Rob Boffard. The Outer Earth novels:TRACERZERO-GIMPACT
Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now
By Stephen Jones, Alison Littlewood
The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts.For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .
Zoo: The Graphic Novel
By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Andy MacDonald
Animals the world over are setting their sights on fresh prey - man. Only biologist Jackson Oz has recognized the patterns in an escalating chain of violent attacks by animals against mankind, and these incidents are just the prelude to something far, far more terrifying. Now Oz is in a race against nature to try to warn humanity about the coming catastrophe, but is it already too late?!
Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame
By Stephen Jones
Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents - emails, articles, reports,diaries and eyewitness accounts - as past and future hang in the balance.In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby's plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .Praise for previous Zombie Apocalypse! novels:There is a sense that events are building to a climax and each episode moves things forward. The Eloquent Page A phenomenal undertaking . . . Zombie Apocalypse! is a great read for any zombie fan. SF Site
Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased
By Stephen Jones, Lisa Morton
A novel set within the Zombie Apocalypse! mythos created by Stephen Jones for his bestselling trilogy, Washington DC is sent during the second half of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback, when the zombies' intelligence is increasing and they have formed themselves into a society, and an army. New York and Los Angeles have fallen to the walking dead and there has been no news out of Chicago, but Washington DC is still holding out and the South is still free. Time is running out, though, for the battalions defending Capitol Hill . . . As the most powerful symbols of American democracy begin to fall, the President and her advisors must be protected at all costs. But what if there are people in her own government who are prepared to do a deal with the living-dead invaders to retain power at any cost? Meanwhile, 'Zombie King' Thomas Moreby is making his own plans to rule the United States as his control increases across the country. Moreby claims to have 'foreseen' his victory, but there are emerging factions in his own ranks who are starting to question their role in the war between zombies and humans. And how does the mysterious New World Pharmaceuticals fit into the New Zombie Order?
Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital
By Stephen Jones, Mark Morris
London is in turmoil following riots and the Trafalgar Square Massacre. A doctor in a big East End hospital, already hard hit by government cutbacks and increasing social unrest, starts to get reports of something having happened at All Hallows church . . . Then, the first of the injured, including policemen and soldiers, start to be brought in, but the nurses and doctors on the day shift still can't make sense of what the victims are talking about. Soon their resources begin to be overwhelmed. Some of the injured begin to 'change' and soon the hospital, like so many other buildings throughout the city, is on lockdown. But as things grow increasingly chaotic outside, for those trapped within the old hospital building, both staff and patients, things quickly become infinitely worse as the dead return to life and stalk the corridors in search of flesh.
Zombie Apocalypse Diary Entry #3
By Sarah Pinborough
After two weeks hiding away from those infected with the zombie virus, 13-year-old Maddy Wood finally realises that the world she once knew has inexorably changed forever. Forced to record her feelings in her personal diary because the adults around her refuse to listen to what she has to say, a different, darker future beckons to Maddy from outside . . .
Zombie Apocalypse Diary Entry #2
By Sarah Pinborough, Sarah Pinborough
After the worst birthday ever, teenager Maddy Wood finds her family life torn apart in a city ravaged by the flesh-eating walking dead. Told through the entries in her personal diary, she is forced to take refuge with other survivors as the zombie virus spreads throughout the country, and Maddy realises for the first time that nobody is safe . . .
Zombie Apocalypse Diary Entry #1
By Sarah Pinborough, Sarah Pinborough
OMG! As the Zombie Apocalypse takes hold of London, for 13-year-old Maddy Wood it will be a birthday that she will never forget. As the dead rise as flesh-eating ghouls and the chaos starts to spread, so Maddy begins to record her thoughts and feelings in her personal diary, little knowing that her life is about to change forever . . .
Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback
By Stephen Jones
This long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Zombie Apocalypse! is once again a 'mosaic novel' which weaves together contributions from big-name horror writers in the form of essays, reports, letters, official documents and transcripts to create a coherent and compelling narrative. In volume one old-school, flesh-eating zombies spread 'The Death' around the world. Now, the fightback begins. Praise for Zombie Apocalypse:Clever, gruesome, poignant and pacy . . . it's hard to avoid this book's clutches - much like the shambling corpses that fill its pages. Financial Times.'An innovative, collaborative venture.' The Bookseller.'Moving, funny, terrifying and strikingly original.' SFX.
By Danielle Steel
One woman's odyssey through a century of turmoil . . . St Petersburg: one famous night of violence in the October Revolution ends the lavish life of the Romanov court forever - shattering the dreams of young Countess Zoya Ossupov.Paris: under the shadow of the Great War, émigrés struggle for survival as taxi drivers, seamstresses and ballet dancers. Zoya flees there in poverty - and leaves in glory.America: a glittering world of flappers, fast cars and furs in the Roaring Twenties; a world of comfort and café society that would come crashing down without warning. Zoya, living through it all, faces challenges and triumphs with an indomitable spirit. In Zoya, Danielle Steel has created a true heroine through masterful storytelling.
By Mark Russinovich
An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the USA, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe. Written by a global authority on cyber-security, Zero Day presents a chilling 'what if' scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today... it's a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.'Mark came to Microsoft in 2006 to help advance the state of the art of Windows, now in his latest compelling creation he is raising awareness of the all too real threat of cyber-terrorism.' Bill Gates'CyberTerrorism. Get used to that word and understand it because you're going to see more of it in the newspapers and hear it on the news in the not too distant future. Mark Russinovich is a CyberSecurity expert who has turned his considerable knowledge into a very scary and too plausible novel. Zero Day is not science fiction; it is science fact, and it is a clear warning of Doomsday.' Nelson DeMille'While what Mark wrote is fiction, the risks that he writes about eerily mirror many situations that we see today.' Howard A. Schmidt, White House Cyber Security Coordinator'An up-to-the-moment ticking-clock thriller, Zero Day imagines the next 9/11 in a frightening but all too believable way. An expert in the field, Mark Russinovich writes about cyberterrorism with a mix of technical authority and dramatic verve. I was riveted.' William Landay, author of The Strangler'When someone with Mark Russinovich's technical chops writes a tale about tech gone awry, leaders in the public and private sector should take notes.' Daniel Suarez, author of Daemon 'Nothing if not topical... a full share of conspiracies, betrayals, violence and against-the-clock maneuvers.' Kirkus Reviews
By Jennifer Rardin
A reality show host is in for a night she never expected when zombies take over her show, in this short story from author Jennifer Rardin.
By Christopher Golden
RESURRECTION! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in backyards, car parks, shopping centres. They devour our neighbours, dogs and policemen. And they are here to stay. The real question is: what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? How will the world change when the dead begin to rise?Bram Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's most popular horror, fantasy, thriller and literary writers. Inside are tales about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardour of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection - the last word on the undead.
Zombie-Loan: Vol 13
Chika and Shito may have escaped the clutches of the video game they were cast into by Kanro's tactics, but they still have yet to save their princess! Grasping at long last Michiru's true identity as a 'singularity', an existence created by Hakka to bring the world as they know it to an end, Chika and SHito throw all caution to the wind and turn their attentions to the rescue of their friends. Along the way, hidden truths about the identities of Yuuta, Shiba, and Shuuji are revealed, and each proves himself a major player in this moving and action-packed finale to Peach-Pit's stylish fantasy series!
By Andrew Bleiman
Following the success of the bestselling book Zooborns, the creators of the popular zoology news blog ZooBorns.com, bring readers the newest and cutest exotic cats from accredited zoos. Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland have access to hundreds of cats from all over the globe and provide interesting facts about the species and specifically about the details of the individual birth.Praise for ZooBorns:'They're irresistibly cute' Daily Mail'Animal Babies Make Conservation Cute' New York Times
Zombie-Loan: Vol 12
When Kanro, one of the Seven Member Committee seeking to eradicate all contradictions, sniffs out the stragglers from Z-Loan at a rundown motel and attempts to flush them down the data drain like their "deleted" comrades, Chika and Shito end up not in the ether-but as characters in a video game! Now on top of convincing the game's debugger, Koume (racking up as many part-time gigs as she can following the unfortunate train incident), not to erase them, the 8-bit duo has to team up with an old enemy if they want any chance at saving themselves and their friends in real time!
Zombie-Loan: Vol 11
Lao Ye's centuries-old quest for immortality has nearly reached it's end. For years he has been grooming Shito to become his eternal body, and with Koyomi's Dead Man's Tongue in his possession, the ailing head of the Xu Fu has completed the first stage of his plan, successfully transferring his consciousness into Shito's body. But the transfer is not complete, which means that Shito's mind is still intact alongside Lao Ye's. If Mikuru and Chika don't find a way to awaken Shito's consciousness, their friend could be lost forever when Lao Ye finishes the spell and takes Shito's body for good.
By Scott Kenemore
A guide for any aspiring C.E.O. or even ordinary office worker who wants to move up the ladder, Z.E.O. offers over-worked, underinspired nine-to-five workers inspiration in a source they are sure to relate to: zombies! Learn how zombies can show you how to further a professional career-from the typing pool to the boardroom-and harness the "brains" necessary for personal success. Forget your company's "human" resources department: learn how zombie-team building exercises can take you to the top. What secrets do successful entrepreneurs and zombies have in common? And how does taking little bites of your coworkers lead to amassing a large army of the undead? Find out in Z.E.O. Lessons include the "Z-hour" work week, how to negotiate like a zombie, zombie time management and initiative, and a quarter-by-quarter guide to bringing about the complete zombification of your company or operation within a single fiscal year. Become the "head zombie" in your office by devouring your competition as you storm the barricades to take power in the boardroom. Sure, you might have to crack a few heads-and eat a few brains-along the way, but that doesn't stop a zombie. Why should it stop you? Your reign as Z.E.O. begins here.