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Safe Houses (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Safe Houses (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

West Berlin, October 1979. Helen Abell is a young American, employed by the CIA to oversee a number of safe houses. She arrives in Berlin, expecting excitement and intrigue, and is disappointed to find the city a Cold War backwater.

But one night, during a routine house inspection, she stumbles upon two dark but very different secrets. If made public, they could damage the careers of high-ranking people with powerful ambitions. But Helen decides that the price of silence might be costlier still, so she covertly works to reveal the truth even as she risks her career.

Maryland, August 2014. In a small farming town, a young man called Willard Shoat gets up one night and shoots his parents while they are sleeping. His sister Anna hires a private investigator to help her understand her brother's motives. As they delve into the events leading up to her parents' deaths, Anna uncovers some startling secrets from her mother's past...

Safe Houses (Hardcover): Dan Fesperman Safe Houses (Hardcover)
Dan Fesperman 1
R547 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R119 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB STAR PICK. West Berlin, October 1979. Helen Abell is a young American, employed by the CIA to oversee a number of safe houses. She arrives in Berlin, expecting excitement and intrigue, and is disappointed to find the city a Cold War backwater. But one night, during a routine house inspection, she stumbles upon two dark but very different secrets. If made public, they could damage the careers of high-ranking people with powerful ambitions. But Helen decides that the price of silence might be costlier still, so she covertly works to reveal the truth even as she risks her career. Maryland, August 2014. In a small farming town, a young man called Willard Shoat gets up one night and shoots his parents while they are sleeping. His sister Anna hires a private investigator to help her understand her brother's motives. As they delve into the events leading up to her parents' deaths, Anna uncovers some startling secrets from her mother's past... 'An intelligent novel with psychology foregrounded ... But can also raise readers' pulses' GUARDIAN.

The Double Game (Hardcover, Main): Dan Fesperman The Double Game (Hardcover, Main)
Dan Fesperman 1
R390 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R79 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to young journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. More than two decades later, Cage receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper. The note is the first of many literary bread crumbs that soon lead him back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest in search of the truth, even as the events of Lemaster's past eerily--and dangerously--begin intersecting with those of his own. As the suspense steadily increases, a long stalemate of secrecy may finally be broken.

Safe Houses (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Safe Houses (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman 1
R303 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R82 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB STAR PICK.

West Berlin, October 1979. Helen Abell is a young American, employed by the CIA to oversee a number of safe houses. She arrives in Berlin, expecting excitement and intrigue, and is disappointed to find the city a Cold War backwater.

But one night, during a routine house inspection, she stumbles upon two dark but very different secrets. If made public, they could damage the careers of high-ranking people with powerful ambitions. But Helen decides that the price of silence might be costlier still, so she covertly works to reveal the truth even as she risks her career.

Maryland, August 2014. In a small farming town, a young man called Willard Shoat gets up one night and shoots his parents while they are sleeping. His sister Anna hires a private investigator to help her understand her brother's motives. As they delve into the events leading up to her parents' deaths, Anna uncovers some startling secrets from her mother's past...

'An intelligent novel with psychology foregrounded ... But can also raise readers' pulses' GUARDIAN.

Lie In The Dark (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Lie In The Dark (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R284 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R55 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dan Fesperman renders the fragmented society and underworld of Sarajevo at war. He weaves through this torn cityscape one man's desperate, deadly pursuit of the wrong people in the worst places.

Unmanned (Paperback, Main): Dan Fesperman Unmanned (Paperback, Main)
Dan Fesperman 1
R228 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As an F-16 fighter pilot, Darwin Cole was a family man on top of his world. Now he's a washout - drunk and alone in a trailer in the Nevada desert, haunted by the memory of an Afghan child running for her life from the Predator drone he 'piloted'. Reluctantly, Cole teams up with three journalists seeking to discover the identity of the anonymous intelligence operative who called the shots in that ill-fated mission. But in a surveillance culture, even the well-intentioned must sometimes run for their lives. Especially when they're tracking leads to the very heart of that culture - in intelligence, in the military, and among the unchecked private contractors who stand to profit richly from the advancing technology... Technology not just for use 'over there', but for right here, right now.

Safe Houses (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Safe Houses (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R398 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Letter Writer (Paperback): Dan Fesperman The Letter Writer (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman 1
R242 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R55 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Layover in Dubai (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Layover in Dubai (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R283 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Award-winning author Dan Fesperman delivers a suspenseful and stunning thriller set in the mysterious and gleaming city of Dubai.
Sam Keller, an auditor at a giant pharmaceutical firm, expected a six-hour layover in Dubai. Then his company's corporate security officer asked him to extend his stay two days to keep an eye on a hard-partying colleague. Sam agrees, but against his better judgment, he decides to live it up a little, which has disastrous results. First Hatcher is murdered. Then Sam is arrested. Was he set up? Unsure whether he can trust his employer, Sam forms an unlikely alliance detective with Anwar Sharaf, a former pearl diver and gold smuggler. As the duo works its way toward the heart of the case, plunging waist-deep into a lethal mix of mobsters, prostitutes, crooked cops, consuls, and corporate players, each must confront the darkest forces threatening Dubai from within.

The Arms Maker of Berlin (Paperback): Dan Fesperman The Arms Maker of Berlin (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R354 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This powerfully suspenseful new novel from Dan Fesperman takes us deep into the early 1940s in Switzerland and Germany as it traces the long reach of the wartime intrigues of the White Rose student movement, which dared to speak out against Hitler.
When Nat Turnbull, a history professor who specializes in the German resistance, gets the news that his estranged mentor, Gordon Wolfe, has been arrested for possession of stolen World War II archives, he's hardly surprised that, even at the age of eighty-four, Gordon has gotten himself in trouble. But what's in the archives is staggering: a spymaster's trove missing since the end of the war, one that Gordon has always claimed is full of "secrets you can't find anywhere else . . . "live" ammunition."
Yet key documents are still missing, and Nat believes Gordon has hidden them. The FBI agrees, and when Gordon is found dead in jail, the Bureau dispatches Nat to track down the material, which has also piqued the interest of several dangerous competitors. As he follows a trail of cryptic clues left behind by Gordon, assisted by an attractive academic with questionable motives, Nat's quest takes him to Bern and Berlin, where his path soon crosses that of Kurt Bauer, an aging German arms merchant still hoarding his own wartime secrets. As their stories--and Gordon's--intersect across half a century, long-buried exploits of deceit, devotion, and doomed resistance begin working their way to the surface. And as the stakes rise, so do the risks . . .

"From the Hardcover edition."

The Double Game (Paperback): Dan Fesperman The Double Game (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R396 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R26 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A "Seattle Times" Best Mystery of the Year
A" Times "of London Best Crime/Thriller Book of the Year
A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as a Foreign Service brat in the very cities where Lemaster set his plots, the story creates a brief but embarrassing sensation. More than two decades later, Cage receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper. Spiked with cryptic references to some of his and his father's favorite old spy novels, the note is the first piece of a puzzle that will lead Cage back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest in search of the truth, even as he discovers that the ghosts of Lemaster's past eerily--and dangerously--still haunt the present. As the suspense steadily increases, decades of secrets begin to unravel.

The Arms Maker of Berlin (Standard format, CD, abridged edition): Dan Fesperman The Arms Maker of Berlin (Standard format, CD, abridged edition)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Dick Hill
R468 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R35 (7%) Out of stock

When Nat Turnbull, a history professor who specializes in the German resistance, gets the news that his estranged mentor, Gordon Wolfe, has been arrested for possession of stolen World War II archives, he's hardly surprised that, even at the age of eighty-four, Gordon has gotten himself in trouble. But what's in the archives is staggering: a spymaster's trove missing since the end of the war, one that Gordon has always claimed is full of ?secrets you can't find anywhere else . . . live ammunition.? Yet key documents are still missing, and Nat believes Gordon has hidden them. The FBI agrees, and when Gordon is found dead in jail, the Bureau dispatches Nat to track down the material, which has also piqued the interest of several dangerous competitors. As he follows a trail of cryptic clues left behind by Gordon, assisted by an attractive academic with questionable motives, Nat's quest takes him to Bern and Berlin, where his path soon crosses that of Kurt Bauer, an aging German arms merchant still hoarding his own wartime secrets. As their stories?and Gordon?s?intersect across half a century, long-buried exploits of deceit, devotion, and doomed resistance begin working their way to the surface. And as the stakes rise, so do the risks . . .

The Double Game (Standard format, CD): Dan Fesperman The Double Game (Standard format, CD)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Peter Berkrot
R343 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R24 (7%) Out of stock

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster revealed to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he?d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a Foreign Service brat who grew up in the very cities where Lemaster's books were set, the news story created a brief but embarrassing sensation and heralded the beginning of the end of his career in journalism. More than two decades later, Cage, now a lonely, disillusioned PR man, receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper into Lemaster's pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to some of Cage's favorite spy novels, the note is the first of many literary bread crumbs that lead him back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, each instruction drawing him closer to the complex truth, each giving rise to more questions: Why is beautiful Litzi Strauss back in his life after thirty years? How much of his father's job involved the CIA? As the events of Lemaster's past eerily ? and dangerously ? begin intersecting with those of Cage's own, a ?long stalemate of secrecy? may finally be coming to an end. A story about spies and their secrets, fathers and sons, lovers and fate, duplicity and loyalty, The Double Game ingeniously taps the espionage classics of the Cold War to build a spellbinding maze of intrigue. It is Dan Fesperman's most audacious, suspenseful, and satisfying novel yet.

The Double Game (MP3 format, CD): Dan Fesperman The Double Game (MP3 format, CD)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Peter Berkrot
R230 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R16 (7%) Out of stock
Dan Fesperman Unabridged CD Collection - The Prisoner of Guantanamo, the Amateur Spy (Standard format, CD): Dan Fesperman Dan Fesperman Unabridged CD Collection - The Prisoner of Guantanamo, the Amateur Spy (Standard format, CD)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Various
R485 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R35 (7%) Out of stock

The Prisoner of Guant?namo: Revere Falk - FBI veteran, Arabic speaker - is an interrogator at ?Gitmo, ? assigned to a ?hold-out, ? a Yemeni prisoner who may have valuable information about al Qaeda. But these duties are temporarily suspended when a dead American soldier is found washed ashore in Cuban territory. No American has ever turned up dead on the wrong side of the fence before. Suddenly, Cold War tension is back and Falk finds himself at the heart of it. As he is drawn into a game of evasion and pursuit, a figure from his past reappears - someone who knows secrets about him that he had hoped were buried forever. The Amateur Spy: Burned out by years of humanitarian-aid work, Freeman and Mila Lockhart have retreated to an idyllic Greek island. But on the first night of their new life they are surprised by three intruders who seem to know everything about Freeman - including a haunting secret. They use it to blackmail him into spying on an old Palestinian friend in Jordan. In suburban Washington, D.C., meanwhile, a prosperous Palestinian-American couple, Abbas and Aliyah Rahim, are still grieving for their daughter, accidentally killed while vacationing abroad. Aliyah fears her husband blames the bureaucrats and may be reeling toward fanaticism, and her efforts to avert this take her to Jordan. As their paths converge, Freeman and Aliyah - both desperately worried about the loved ones they left behind - must swiftly separate fact from illusion, enemy from friend. The consequences of failure could be catastrophic. . . .

The Amateur Spy (Paperback): Dan Fesperman The Amateur Spy (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R353 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R22 (6%) Out of stock

The Amateur Spy recasts the spy novel for the post-9/11 world--anyone might be watching, everyone is suspect.
Freeman Lockhart, a humanitarian aid worker and his Bosnian wife have just retired to a charming house on a Greek island. On their first night, violent intruders blackmail Freeman into spying on an old Palestinian friend living in Jordan. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., a Palestinian-American named Aliyah Rahim is worried about her husband, who blames their daughter's death on the U.S. anti-terror policies. Aliyah learns that he is plotting a cataclysmic act of revenge; in a desperate effort to stop him, she flies to Jordan to meet her husband's co-conspirators. There she encounters Freeman neck-deep in his own investigation. As their paths intertwine, the story rises to its fast-paced, explosive climax.

The Arms Maker of Berlin (MP3 format, CD): Dan Fesperman The Arms Maker of Berlin (MP3 format, CD)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Dick Hill
R229 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R15 (7%) Out of stock
Unmanned (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Unmanned (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R370 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R25 (7%) Out of stock
The Amateur Spy (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition): Dan Fesperman The Amateur Spy (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Phil Gigante
R234 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R15 (6%) Out of stock
The Amateur Spy (Standard format, CD): Dan Fesperman The Amateur Spy (Standard format, CD)
Dan Fesperman; Read by Phil Gigante
R886 R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Save R102 (12%) Out of stock

Burned out by years of humanitarian-aid work, Freeman and Mila Lockhart have retreated to an idyllic Greek island. But on the first night of their new life they are surprised by three intruders who seem to know everything about Freeman - including a haunting secret he has long kept from Mila. They use it to blackmail him into spying on an old Palestinian friend in Jordan. Overnight, Freeman is plunged into the maelstrom of the Middle East and is quickly in over his head.
In suburban Washington, D.C., meanwhile, a prosperous Palestinian-American couple, Abbas and Aliyah Rahim, are still grieving for their daughter, accidentally killed while vacationing abroad. Abbas, a surgeon whose patients number among the nationa (TM)s elite, blames her death on the bureaucratic machinations of overly suspicious officials. Aliyah fears he may be reeling toward fanaticism, and her efforts to avert this take her to Jordan. Like Freeman, she is soon overwhelmed by the regiona (TM)s dangerous passions and complexities.
As their paths converge, Freeman and Aliyah - both desperately worried about the loved ones they left behind - must swiftly separate fact from illusion, enemy from friend. The consequences of failure could be catastrophic. . . .

Safe Houses (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Dan Fesperman Safe Houses (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Dan Fesperman
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Out of stock
The Letter Writer (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Dan Fesperman The Letter Writer (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Dan Fesperman
R890 Discovery Miles 8 900 Out of stock
Lie In The Dark (Paperback): Dan Fesperman Lie In The Dark (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R369 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R25 (7%) Out of stock

Chasing murderers in the middle of a civil war might seem absurd, and also dangerous. But that is Investigator Petric's job as one of the few homicide detectives left in Sarajevo. Anarchy masquerades as authority, and Petric must struggle against the chaos even to remain the policeman and not become the prey.
"Lie in the Dark "brilliantly renders the fragmented society and underworld of Sarajevo at war--the freelancing gangsters, guilty bystanders, the drop-in foreign correspondents, and the bureaucrats frightened for their jobs and very lives. It weaves through this torn cityscape the alienation and terror of one man's desperate and deadly pursuit of bad people in an even worse place.

The Warlord's Son (Paperback): Dan Fesperman The Warlord's Son (Paperback)
Dan Fesperman
R394 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R26 (7%) Out of stock

In a riveting tale of intrigue and betrayal, a journalist and his aide infiltrate Afghanistan on the eve of the American invasion.
Skelly, a jaded war correspondent, is looking for one last scoop. Najeeb, his translator and guide, is an educated young man from the Pakistani-Afghani border with a secret past, a history with the Pakistani secret police, and his own motives for this risky adventure. Together they join a Warlord's caravan as he seeks to start an uprising that will liberate the country from the Taliban. Along the way, they stumble onto what they think might just be the story of a lifetime. What they find is a shady world of hidden agendas, shifting allegiances, and sudden betrayals--a world where one wrong move would get them both killed and the only hope for survival lies in their loyalty to each other.

Layover in Dubai (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Dan Fesperman Layover in Dubai (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Dan Fesperman; Narrated by Christopher Lane
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Out of stock
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