OUR CONTINUING history series uses a modern-day daredevil adventurer and a 1903 walking guide to tell the story of one of the most ambitious 19th century civil engineering projects undertaken on the island.
A VIDEO Rubén Alonzo Bizarro posted on Instagram of himself walking along the ruins of the old pumping station of La Gordejuela in Los Realejos went viral and was seen all around the world. It was, indeed, the ultimate in daredevil adventure, bordering on lunacy.
The video was not for the faint hearted but it was impossible to switch off. We were rabbits caught in the headlights muttering about the stupid fool – and worse in the Fisher household.
Archives for September 2016
NEW TITLES from the prolific pens of Stephen King and Clive Cussler are among the new additions to the library shelves this autumn.
by Stephen King
NOT SINCE Misery has Stephen King written with such visceral power about a reader with such a dangerous obsession.
1978: Morris Bellamy is a reader obsessed by America’s iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel.
2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein’s notebooks.
2014: After 35 years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he is hell-bent on recovering his treasure.
Now it is up to retired detective Bill Hodges – now running an investigative company called ‘Finders Keepers’ – to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris….
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanghan
IN THE DESPAIR of a Japanese prisoner of war camp on Burma’s notorious ‘Death Railway’, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age and prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
by Jason Webster
SPAIN IS CORRUPT and on the brink of collapse. The king is ill, banks are closing, hospitals are in chaos, homes are lost, demonstrators riot and right-wing thugs patrol the streets. The tunnels beneath the streets are at once a refuge and a source of anger. And as the blood flows Max Camara roars in on his motorbike…
Camara is back in Valencia, and in the old police headquarters the mood is tense as the chief hunts for cuts – who will go, Camara or his friend Torres? The two men are flung into action investigating the suicide of an ex-bank clerk and the brutal murder of a young American woman. As the city erupts around them, their case takes them into the heart of the trouble.
The Emperor’s Revenge
by Clive Cussler
JUAN CABRILLO and the crew of the Oregon – the Corporation – face an unprecedented challenge when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates their bank accounts.
To get their money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA to track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer.
It is only after the Oregon’s hunt begins that the enormity of the treacherous plan comes into focus – the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill.
The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But 200 years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.
When She Was Bad
by Tammy Cohen
SARAH AMIRA, Paula Ewan and Charlie enjoy their routine 9-to-5 life. Until the day an aggressive new boss walks in..
Suddenly, there’s something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?
A NEW Paul Janson thriller set in Asia, a romantic offering from Dannielle Steel set in and around the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, and a mystery set against the backdrop of Venice’s famous opera house head a list of globetrotting titles added to the Library shelves this month.
Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation
by Douglas Corleone
DOUGLAS Corleone was selected by the Estate of Robert Ludlum, creator of the Jason Bourne series, to continue Ludlum’s series of thrillers featuring ex-Navy SEAL and former government covert agent Paul Janson, who first appeared in the bestselling novel The Janson Directive. Other books in the series include The Janson Command and The Janson Option, both written by Paul Garrison. This summer release is the fourth novel in the Paul Janson series.
FROM A BEACH-SIDE Second World War boarding house to modern-day Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, from back-street murder and mayhem in London to a shopaholic on the loose in Hollywood – there’s a broad range of topics to be encountered in our second selection of new titles added to the Library shelves in September.
Sweet Memories of You
by Ellie Dean
PEGGY REILLY is at her best when, in 1943, the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House, especially when it concerns her younger sister Doreen.