From the author of The Last Testament comes the true love of Bonnie Prince Charlie, her adventures in America, and her lasting legacy. In the popular genre trail-blazed by Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender's Lady, Alan Gold's meticulously researched novel, accurately opens history's pages on a peerless woman who helped change the course of history and whose legend lives on in Scotland today - Flora MacDonald.
"Starts Well, but Becomes Far-Fetched"
Gertrude Bell had a dream - to unite the thousands of tribal clans in Arabia into a single great nation. Putting her political brilliance and deep cultural knowledge of Arabia to the ultimate test, she developed a plan to do just that. But with the onset of The War to End All Wars, her success rests not only on stubborn politicians who believe a woman’s true place is in the kitchen, but on the Arabic tribes setting aside their differences and fighting as one for freedom. As political bargaining and intrigue threaten to unravel her plans at the seams, Gertrude begins to doubt whether this once-great nation will ever rise to glory again….
From the jungles of Indonesia to the very heart of New York City comes a plague that kills 100 percent of its victims. Medicine's greatest nightmare, this modern Black Death is caused by the most virulent and uncontrollable mutant virus humanity has ever witnessed. And medicine can do nothing to stop its merciless spread.
"Not so scary"
When Josh Krantz wants to reclaim his grandparents' house from the Slovakian government, he has another agenda - to expose the evil crimes committed by Stalin's henchmen against the Krantz family and thousands of others. He engages the services of New York lawyer Sarah Kaplan, and together they travel to Slovakia to begin their fight. Dr. Laco Plastov, an archaeologist who is amazed by the engravings on Sarah's ancient amulet - joins the two Americans on their crusade.
In the modern world the old traditions are declining - and so is attendance at Rabbi Teichmann's Friday-night sermon. But the rabbi has a plan to win back his congregation, and prove that real faith can embrace both the old and the new. Instigating a tradition that will grow beyond his expectations, the rabbi weaves a simple, entertaining tale around his listeners that resonates with meaning. Soon the rabbi finds that his congregants are not just talented listeners, and stories of universal experience and the meaning of life begin to take hold of both audience and reader alike.
A cave deep in the Judean desert. A 2000-year-old list. Tantalising clues that Jesus Christ wrote a prophetic testament. The discovery galvanises the world. Does the testament still exist? If so, what will be revealed if it is unearthed? Within hours, scholars, fortune tellers, religious groups and reporters are searching for the testament. Among them are Michael Farber, leading international biblical scholar, and Judith Abramovich, an Israeli archaeologist.
"Don't waste your money on this"
Germany, 1945. The bloodiest war in history is at an end. Now the retribution and search for justice begin. In a series of Nuremberg trials, war criminals are hanged or commit suicide. Others are judged and sent to prison for their parts in the most heinous crimes of all time. But in the final trial, one in which ordinary Germans are forced to confront their complicity, a leading American defense counselor has to consider questions of good and evil when he defends a simple mechanic, a man who kept the gas chambers in working order.
John Ross is a heartbeat away from the American presidency. The darling of the Right, his meteoric rise to the top seems unstoppable...until FBI agents Stephanie Martin and Mark Elliott come across information connecting him to a shadowy group of right-wing extremists with links going back to the medieval Knights Templar and Richard I of England. As their investigation deepens, Stephanie and Mark reveal an association prepared to ally itself with organised crime, infiltrate secret services, and bolster right-wing religious and nationalist groups in its quest for power.
One small, yellowed photograph of a man on horseback. Old files from Stalin's time, mouldering in the Kremlin archives. An Israeli prime minister who seems determined to throw his people into further war. A trail of murder and terrorism across Australia, the Middle East and Europe.... Whoever holds the photograph holds the key to unlock many secrets - as Miriam Davis, a Sydney lawyer, and her journalist partner Paul Sinclair, discover when Miriam's grandfather is murdered. But what are the secrets? What does the photograph mean?