The Cobra Event

Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345498137

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2099

The Cobra Event is set in motion one spring morning in New York City, when a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she has begun a hideous process of self-cannibalization. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the Centers for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate. What she finds precipitates a federal crisis. The details of this story are fictional, but they are based on a scrupulously thorough inquiry into the history of biological weapons and their use by civilian and military terrorists. Richard Preston's sources include members of the FBI and the United States military, public health officials, intelligence officers in foreign governments, and scientists who have been involved in the testing of strategic bioweapons. The accounts of what they have seen and what they expect to happen are chilling. The Cobra Event is a dramatic, heart-stopping account of a very real threat, told with the skill and authority that made Preston's The Hot Zone an internationally acclaimed bestseller. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sir Krinor Verses the Cobra

Author: Ronald Wier

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453591949

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Cobra

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407083104

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9270

AN UNWINNABLE WAR Cocaine is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil seed across Western society. It causes misery, poverty and death. And slowly its power is spreading... A MAN ON A MISSION Ex-CIA special ops, Paul Devereux, intellectual, dedicated and utterly ruthless, is given what seems like an impossible task: Stop the drug barons, whatever it costs. At his disposal, anything he wants - men, resources, money. He must assemble a team equal to the lawless men who control this deadly trade. AN UNTHINKABLE SOLUTION Up to now the drug cartels have had it their way. Up to now, the forces of law and order have played by the rules. That is about to change. Those rules no longer apply... and a dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier...

Night of the Cobra

A Sniper Novel

Author: Sgt. Jack Coughlin,Donald A. Davis

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466861916

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8325

In this enthralling new novel in the bestselling Kyle Swanson sniper series, an American warrior is called to redeem a debt of honor in Somalia amid haunting personal nightmares. Top-ranked sniper Kyle Swanson was a promising young Marine on a dangerous peace-keeping mission in Mogadishu when he first captured "the Cobra" and a life-long blood feud began. Twenty years later, Kyle works for the CIA while the Cobra emerges from prison to become an efficient killing machine, and has never slackened his hatred for Swanson. To draw out his ultimate target, the Cobra launches a violent campaign against the United States and attacks the second-largest shopping mall in America. Kyles teams with FBI agent Lucky Sharif, whom Swanson had saved as a child in Somalia, and they must fight through terrorists at home and abroad to stop his old enemy. The Cobra retreats to Somalia, where he is set to become a powerful warlord and leader of the bloody al Shabaab terror gang. To block him, Swanson must return to the daunting streets of Mogadishu-where he must face his personal nightmares, as well as the Cobra, who lies in wait.

The Cobra

My Story

Author: Carl Froch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407079816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1898

Carl Froch grew up on a tough Nottingham housing estate. His dad took him to the local boxing gym at just nine years old, hoping boxing would keep him out of trouble. Carl’s incredible natural ability soon became clear and he rapidly ascended the heights of professional boxing, becoming three-time Super Middleweight champion and Britain’s most exciting boxer. In 29 professional fights has suffered defeat only twice. His greatest fights have already gone down in boxing history. In 2009 he was knocked down for the first time in his career by Jermain Taylor. Behind on everyone's scorecard but his own, until, with just 14 seconds of the fight to go, he came back in spectacular fashion with a stunning knock out. In 2012 he emphatically beat Lucian Bute to reclaim his belt in front of record audiences. The press described the fight as ‘one of the best nights in British boxing’. The Cobra follows Britain's most respected boxer every step of the way as he prepares for, and fights, the most important bouts of his life. Honest, outspoken, and every inch the boy from Nottingham, Carl pulls no punches in his revealing story from inside the high-stakes world of boxing, from his first discovery of his talent to his ascent to World Champion. **Fully updated from the hardback; this edition includes two brand new chapters covering Carl's astonishing fifth-round destruction of previously unbeaten Lucian Bute, to reclaim his IBF world super middleweight title**

Strike of The Cobra

Author: Stephen Heubach

Publisher: Memoirs Publishing

ISBN: 1861510780

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 7406

When boat trader Daniel Cassidy is approached by a Turkish businessman who offers him a lucrative international deal, he has his suspicions about the quality of the vessels on offer. Little does he realise that the boats are the last thing he should be worrying about – their hidden cargo is far more sinister. Daniel soon finds himself locked into a web of lies and deceit, and finds himself trapped between the threat of a smuggling charge and the fear that the criminals who are shadowing him will wreak a terrible revenge on him and his family. Strike of the Cobra, based on a true-life story, is a thrilling tale of crime, subterfuge and drug smuggling in Britain, Turkey and Singapore.

The Cobra Conspiracy

Author: Roger A. Naylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440162794

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 5015

Middle-aged and unemployed Buck Barnum, once a feisty sports writer, lands a job in public relations with a Los Angeles shipyard. The company is about to launch a controversial high-tech ship. But Buck runs up against those who will do what-ever it takes to stop the project. Cast in the role of point man, he charges ahead, but with each step he sinks deeper into the confusing quagmire. He must stretch his ingenuity to new lengths if he is to save the project, his family, and himself.

Chasing the Cobra

Author: Philip V. G. Wallace

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608442594

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8876

CHASING THE COBRA recreates the early 19th Century Mediterranean where Barbary pirates prowl free, seizing merchant ships, enslaving their crews and collecting ransom. Especially notorious is Haddim, The Indestructible, an elusive renegade known for his cunning and brutality. It took the fledgling American Navy two campaigns to secure peace in the Med, one before and one after the War of 1812. During both campaigns, Captain Jonathon Coyne is in the midst of the action. Complicating his life is the Contessa Luisa Cortolini, a sophisticate of extraordinary beauty and charm whom he meets at a reception in Siracusa. She lures him into a passionate affair, but he soon discovers that his is not the only heart she fancies. Between fierce battles at sea and duplicity in love, Coyne is tested over and over on land and sea.

When the Cobra Strikes

Author: Sebati Mafate

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475931387

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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An international roller coaster tale of friendship, romance, betrayal, the seduction of fame and fortune, and the dark secret world of the martial arts. Sizwe Ryan Biko is an American educated South African, and a two-time all Africa karate champion, who comes back to the United States to finalize what appears to be a simple transaction that involves a contraband that has to be smuggled through the airport amidst tight security. Sizwe is double-crossed, and amidst the unfolding of events, which among other things includes being caught up in a bizarre love triangle; Sizwe has to face and overcome an opponent far more lethal and deadlier than he has ever met in the ring or on the streets-blindness.

The Cobra and Scarab

A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Author: Glenn Starkey

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458200686

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 4116

Hidden for centuries by the shifting sands of the desert, scrolls are unearthed by an archeologist who believes his dream of discovering riches has finally come true. But his hopes of returning to England in glory are shattered when a Bedouin reveals that the ancient text does not hold monetary value, but instead shares the unknown truths of the beautiful Egyptian queen Hatshepsut, the treacheries of nobility, and the two men destined from birth to clash with her. The ambitious Hatshepsut is willing to become Pharaoh at any cost, even when the price must be paid with her body and with murder. Tetimas, rightful heir to the throne, is forced from childhood to watch his kingship stolen from him by Hatshepsut and her sadistic lover, Ashwan. Yet, despite his fears, Tetimas’s fate and Egypt’s power are destined to become one. Haunted by tragedy, Sakkara seeks solace in war, but is willing to risk everything to save his half-brother, the true king. In this gripping, classic historical tale, the hatred between two strong-willed leaders is about to boil to the surface. As a nation waits for the victor in a momentous struggle for the throne, a hidden history is at last revealed.

The Cobra And The Mongoose

Author: Marc W. Garvin

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426958153

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 3869

The story told on this book, although written in a parodical form and filled with fictitious places, names and characters, has been modeled after and chronologically sequenced following the recorded historical facts of a known and long gone dictatorship that faded into obscurity, as it commonly takes place after the disappearance of its central originator and main supporting character.

The Cobra in the Barn

Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760336618

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 3007

Here are the true stories of people who found their dream cars in the most unlikely places.

Tales from the Cobra Wars

A G.I. Joe Anthology

Author: Chuck Dixon,Matt Forbeck,Jon McGoran,Jonathan Maberry,John Skipp,Cody Goodfellow,Duane Swierczynski,Dennis Tafoya

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480424501

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7857

A high-velocity collection of original fiction for G.I. Joe fans of all ages—including a new story from Max Brooks! Just in time for the new film G.I. Joe: Retaliation,this action-packed collection features original fiction from today’s top crime and thriller writers, including a new story and introduction by Max Brooks, author of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Featuring characters Flint, Scarlett, Destro, and the Baroness, Tales from the Cobra Wars depicts the ongoing war between G.I. Joe and Cobra from every angle. Eight tales about global covert conflict, penned by such writers as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski, Matt Forbeck, and Dennis Tafoya, are accompanied by striking black-and-white illustrations by Michael Montenat. Chuck Dixon, IDW’s main G.I. Joe comics scribe, makes his prose debut with a new Snake Eyes adventure.

The Mysterious Cobras, Myths and stories of the Cobra Snakes, like never been told.

Author: Agha Gul

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456726850

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 1933

"Suddenly the clouds covered the moonlit skies, everything went utmost dark, I could still hear the cobra following me on the dry leaves, and felt it was gaining up on me and getting closer and closer....." "when I was going through the tall grass, there was not a single soul around at 2;30 at night, but suddenly seeing this man appeared and then disappeared, sent shivers down my spine" "Seeing the cobras dancing in the moonlight around a precious stone with different lights comming out it left me dazed and awed" "The cobra girl was beautiful and smelling like the Raat-ki-Rani plant, which is their favorite place to hangout"

The Year of the Cobra (Akhenaten Trilogy, Book 3)

A thrilling tale of the secrets of the Egyptian pharaohs

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350456

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 4628

Egypt's enemies are massing in the North. But could the nation's deadliest threat lie within? The Year of the Cobra is the third and final book in Paul Doherty's Egyptian trilogy. Perfect for fans of Lauren Haney and Wilbur Smith. Egypt is in danger. The barbarous Hittites are rumoured to be massing their armies. Pharaoh Tutankhamen is seriously ill and the country appears powerless against its enemies. Scheming minister Lord Ay sends Mahu, Overseer of the House of Scribes, to uncover the Hittites' plan. But what Mahu discovers could be more devastating than any attack... When the Masked messengers emerge to guide Mahu many unanswered questions reveal themselves; the truth about Pharaoh Akenhaten's disappearance; the identity of the 'Watchers' and secret knowledge about the Aten; the one God and the coming of the Messiah. Mahu knows that Egypt's future rests on this knowledge, but he also knows that knowledge is power... What readers are saying about The Year of the Cobra: 'Very fresh and extremely well researched' 'From page one the reader is hooked... Paul Doherty creates a vivid, colourful and lively picture of the time' 'It is a mark of the author if he can capture the spirit of the time he is writing about and of course make the characters come alive... Paul Doherty does all of this with ease'

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7

Author: Mike Costa

Publisher: IDW Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 5815

BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE - PART 1! FLINT is ready to disband the COBRA FILES team, but CHAMELEON will have none of it. But what neither one suspects is that TOMAX, the captive COBRA member, has an ace up his sleeve that will rock the team to their core. No punches are pulled in G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7!

Strike of the Cobra

Author: Timothy Rizzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843936308

Category: Fiction

Page: 477

View: 6042

Making an emergency landing right in the middle of a Palestinian terrorist compound, the space shuttle Atlantis and its deadly nuclear cargo is in danger until the Cobra Team mobilizes every high-tech resource at its disposal. Reprint.

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files, Vol. 2

Author: Mike Costa

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1623025028

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 1043

As Clockspring becomes more dejected and bitter, Tomax continues to lead him down a dangerous path. Meanwhile, Flint is beginning to doubt his leadership abilities at a time when the Crimson Twin makes his move and the Cobra Files team is left trapped and cornered. Collects issues #5_9.