Author: Frederick Forsyth
For decades, the West has been fighting the cocaine cartels-and losing- until the president decides enough is enough and asks one man to take charge. His task: to destroy the cocaine industry. His name: Cobra. It is the ultimate secret war. But only one side can win...
Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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.
The True Story of KAL Flight 007
Author: Jeffrey St. John
Category: Aeronautics and state
A Sniper Novel
Author: Jack Coughlin,Donald A. Davis
"[Top-ranked sniper Kyle] Swanson is sent on a mission to track down two targets--one is the Cobra, the warlord who spent twenty years in prison after Swanson captured him and is now back in charge of the strong Somali underworld, vowing vengeance on the Marine; the other is the grandson of the schoolteacher who once saved his life, who has joined the Cobra's army of terror"--
Author: Carl Froch
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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**
Author: Jack Patton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Max Darwin is summoned back to Bug Island to discover the island in turmoil. Spike has vanished, and his disappearance has all the hallmarks of one of General Komodo's dastardly schemes. Max soon discovers that Spike has been bugnapped and is being held prisoner in the Reptilian Empire! Max must devise a daring rescue plan that involves traveling deep into enemy territory.
Author: Timothy Zahn
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
He was a New Kind of Soldier, Created for a New Kind of War! Soldier . . . The colony worlds Adirondack and Silvern fell to the Troft forces almost without a struggle. Outnumbered and on the defensive, Earth made a desperate decision. It would attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground¾with forces the Trofts did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. But power brings temptation . . . and not all the Cobras could be trusted to fight for Earth alone. Jonny Moreau would learn the uses¾and abuses¾of his special abilities, and what it truly meant to be a Cobra. Mercenary . . . If anyone had told Jonny Moreau the Cobras would one day take orders from the alien Troft, he would have laughed without humor. He'd lost too many friends during the Troft war, though the Cobras triumphed in the end. Now, though, the Troft were trading partners¾and they feared what might be a mutual danger: A new race, ruthless and tenacious, that threatened human space as well as Troft. And the offer was five new planets for the overcrowded Cobra worlds. Jonny's son Justin would carry the Moreau name to danger . . . and learn that it takes more than a Cobra father to make a Cobra son. Governor . . . Corwin Moreau is governor of Aventine, but the fact that the Moreau family has held power for so long is beginning to generate bad feelings in the Cobra Worlds Council. But Corwin's niece, Jasmine, faces the greatest challenge. Her only ambition is to become a Cobra¾but no woman has ever been accepted to the Academy or ever will be, if her opponents have their way. Until a mission arises that demands her expertise, and requires that she be given the deadly Cobra implants. Because the enemy, too, knows that there are no female Cobras, and Jasmine can infiltrate without being suspected . . . she thinks. . . . The Complete Cobra Generational Saga, by the New York Times Best-Selling Author At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology
Author: Tom Cotter
Publisher: MotorBooks International
Here are the true stories of people who found their dream cars in the most unlikely places.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Author: Roger A. Naylor
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.
Author: Carl R. Green,William R. Sanford
Publisher: Crestwood House
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Examines the six species of cobras, their physical appearance, habitats, life cycle, and relationship to man.
Author: Bob Cordery
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The plot of this thriller arose from the research the author undertook when planning a simulation about a terrorist attack on London. The more he researched, the more the author realised how easy it would be to plant a dirty bomb in a location where it would communicate a message, a message to the people of the Great Britain that they were no longer a world power. It also became obvious that despite intensive planning and preparation, the various organs of government would be faced with an almost insurmountable set of problems if such a bomb was detonated when traffic in London was gridlocked. This is not just another spy thriller about counter-terrorism; it is a wake-up call to all of us!
Author: Sebati Mafate
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.
Author: Philip V. G. Wallace
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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.
Author: Richard Laymon
Publisher: Globe Fearon
With rich content that capturesÂ children's imaginations and built-in reading and vocabulary instruction, your child will not only be learning, he'll be preparing for success while learning the responsibilities of citizenship at every grade level. Captivate your child with numerous colorful visuals and activities that will engage their interest in social studies. Connect, Experience, Understand Connecting is all about activating prior knowledge and jumpstarting yourÂ child's journey into social studies. Essential Questions help students see the âeoebig ideasâe theyâe(tm)re learning about, and activate prior knowledge. They allow students to engage in an active discussion of what they already know about the topic, but also encourage them to think further. Scott Foresman Social Studies offers a variety of ways for your child to think critically about key concepts so they actively experience the world they live in. Developing true understanding means that students donâe(tm)t simply memorize facts, dates, and places. It means taking what theyâe(tm)ve learned and transferring that knowledge to new content, situations, ideas, and to their own lives. The goal is to help students become successful learners who will remember not only what they have learned, but how to learn more! Â
Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
A riveting thriller from the acclaimed “King of South African crime” and the author of Blood Safari: “Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters” (Michael Connelly). Deon Meyer is a world-class writer whose page-turning thrillers probe the social and racial complexities of his native country. In Cobra, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed at a guest house in the beautiful wine country outside Cape Town. It’s clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: Each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in the city, a skilled thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. But he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman delivering something very valuable and dangerous to South Africa. The thief not only becomes the target of the deadly hit man known as the Cobra, but unwittingly holds the key to stopping a deadly international threat. It’s up to Captain Benny Griessel and his elite investigation team to find the pickpocket and track down the Cobra as the novel hurtles toward a brilliant, heart-stopping finale on the suburban commuter trains. “Mr. Meyer, the leading thriller writer in his native country, traffics in crime-novel situations familiar the world over: drunken cops, charming robbers, dangerous murderers, sudden violence—and sometimes, issues of race.” —The Wall Street Journal
Author: Christy Esmahan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Award-winning author of The Laptev Virus is back with another hard scifi book called The Cobra Effect. Cory Banks, a workaholic researcher, has been focused on one goal his entire life: finding a way to clean up the oceans. Living in India, he genetically engineers a bacterial strain that will degrade plastics but disaster strikes and the bacteria grow out of control, eating holes in boats, buoys, life jackets, etc. Desperate to stop the bacteria, Cory comes up with a plan to create a virus that will specifically attack them. But to do this he needs the help of a virologist and there's only one person who is skilled enough to handle this emergency on short notice. Her name is Sarah Spallanzani and she also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. Having recently finished her travails in The Laptev Virus, Sarah agrees to take on the problem. But tension mounts when Sarah discovers a second bacterial strain and suspects Cory of sabotage.
Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam
Author: Randy R. Zahn
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Based on audiotapes he recorded during the war and sent home to his family, Randy Zahn's Snake Pilot recounts his experiences flying AH-1 Cobra helicopters during the Vietnam War. First deployed in Vietnam in 1967 and loaded with a formidable arsenal of weaponry, the Cobra was the first helicopter designed from inception as an attack aircraft. It dramatically changed the nature of the war in Vietnam by offering the Army, for the first time, its own powerful and highly accurate weapons platform for close-air-support missions. Randy Zahn arrived in Vietnam shortly before the 1970 U.S. invasion of Cambodia, one of the most impressive demonstrations by the Cobra in the war. He describes his stunning transformation from a naive, middle-class teenager from southern California to a hardened killer during his tour in Vietnam. Unlike the pilots who flew the fast-moving strike jets, Zahn experienced the war "up close and personal," witnessing the grisly effects of the Cobra's firepower on enemy soldiers. The author does not glorify killing but rather explains in sharp relief the kaleidoscope of emotions associated with combat: fear, revenge, hate, remorse, pity, and even ecstasy. He captures many of the ironies and nuances inherent in Vietnam, especially during the final years of the conflict. Zahn displays a sensitivity rarely found in memoirs written by battle-hardened warriors. This human element, combined with the vast amount of archival research and interviews with members of his former unit, ensures that Snake Pilot will become the definitive account of the role helicopters played in Vietnam.
The Inside Story of the Invasion And Occupation of Iraq
Author: Michael R. Gordon,Bernard E. Trainor
Draws on interviews with General Tommy Franks, Condoleezza Rice, and other officials and military personnel to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process that determined the nature of American involvement in Iraq.