In early 1912, the hapless Lieutenant Otto Prohaska finds himself stuck as a gunnery officer aboard a battleship mostly moored in harbor. He answers a War Ministry advertisement for training as a naval air pilot, but he soon finds himself appointed aide-de-camp for aviation to the appalling, boorish, near-insane Austro-Hungarian heir-apparent: the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Having taken an ill-considered break from duties to engage in a mad fling with a Polish actress, he makes a desperate attempt to elude his lover’s husband, and soon finds himself mistaken by anarchists as one of their own. Otto soon masters their code names and secret handshakes, but when he also learns of their plans to assassinate the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, his duty is clear. He must alert his superiors–now, if only he can find someone who will believe him! (More info)
In the spring of 1915, a young Austro-Czech naval lieutenant Ottokar Prohaska finds himself posted to the minuscule Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Submarine Service in the Adriatic port of Pola.
There follow three and a half years of desperate World War One adventures fighting for the House of Habsburg aboard primitive, ill-equipped vessels, contending not just with exploding lavatories and the transport of Libyan racing camels but with a crew drawn from a dozen different nationalities-and a decaying imperial bureaucracy which often seems to be even more of an enemy than the British, the French, the Italians and the sea itself. (More info)
Russia, 1891. After the new governor-general of Siberia has been murdered on a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow, State Counsellor Erast Fandorin finds himself accused of the crime.
The only way for Fandorin to save his reputation is to find the mysterious CG – and the government mole who is feeding him information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact..? (More info)
While en route to investigate an assassination threat, Drake and Mai Kitano are blown out of the skies and marooned on a deserted island. Meanwhile, assassins stalk the streets of Washington DC and civilians are being murdered for no apparent reason.
Time is running out, and Drake and his team are thrust into a deadly contest of vehicular warfare, where only the hardest, fastest, and most capable men and women will make it out alive…
Matt Drake and his team ignite a blazing trail of destruction as they chase madmen and traitors across the globe.
From the destruction of an L.A. skyscraper to a desperate battle on board a Swiss train, from a crazy car chase through Hollywood to a covert assault on a secret SAS base, Drake and all his team stand as one and charge fearlessly into the jaws of death…
Matt Drake sets out to cancel the blood vendetta imposed by the underworld linchpin, the Blood King. Revenge, terrible and personal, drives Drake in his quest to stop the man who has become his nemesis.
With nothing more than an ancient map left behind by Captain Cook, Drake and his team must follow the Blood King through a deadly maze in the heart of a volcano. He risks everything to track down the most dangerous man of modern times…