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Kate Quinn - The ​Huntress
_From ​the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America._ _In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted…_ Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

Kate Quinn - The ​Alice Network
In ​an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

Stephanie Dray - Ben Kane - E. Knight - Sophie Perinot - Kate Quinn - Vicky Alvear Shecter - A ​Day of Fire
Pompeii ​was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain's wrath . . . and these are their stories: A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii's flourishing streets. An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire. An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished. A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue. A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls. A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried. Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?

Kate Quinn - Mistress ​of Rome
Thea ​is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress's rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life-that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart. As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the life of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly, she attracts another admirer in the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor's mistress.

Kate Quinn - Empress ​of the Seven Hills
From ​the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome comes a tale of love, power, and intrigue spanning the wilds of the Empire to the seven hills of Rome. Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its zenith under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither Trajan nor his reign can last forever... Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic Hadrian-the Empress's ruthless protégé and Vix's mortal enemy-has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, the hardened soldier, the enigmatic empress, the adventurous girl, and the scheming politician will all be caught in a deadly whirlwind of desire and death that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...

Stephanie Dray - Ben Kane - E. Knight - Sophie Perinot - Kate Quinn - Vicky Alvear Shecter - A ​tűz napja
Pompeji, ​79 ősze. Egy ara az esküvőjére készül; a kiszolgált katona a tulajdonában álló gladiátor mindkettőjük sorsát eldöntő harcára; két fiatal lány napi küzdelmét vívja a létfenntartásért, míg az előkelő, fiatal feleség gyermekét várja családja körében. A város lakói, mint bármelyik másik napon, dolgoznak, játszanak, hajszolják az élvezeteket, és senki sem hallgat Sabinusra, aki növekvő aggodalommal figyeli az egyre gyakoribb rengéseket. Aztán a hegy felrobban. A mennydörgő Vesuviusból apró kövek záporoznak, forró, fojtó hamuval szórja meg a várost. Menekülők áradata önti el a túlélést jelentő kapukhoz vezető utakat, mások a maradás mellett döntenek. Az utókor ismeri a történet tragikus végét - de milyen lehetett ezen a napon pompejinek lenni?

Kate Quinn - Sophie Perinot - Laura Kamoie - Stephanie Dray - E. Knight - Heather Webb - Allison Pataki - Ribbons ​of Scarlet
In ​late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

Kate Quinn - Lady ​of the Eternal City
National ​bestselling author Kate Quinn returns with the long-awaited fourth volume in the Empress of Rome series, an unforgettable new tale of the politics, power, and passion that defined ancient Rome. Elegant, secretive Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife’s edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Rome’s brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, who is her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix’s beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperor’s latest obsession. Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sabina form a last desperate pact to save the Empire. But ultimately, the fate of Rome lies with an untried girl, a spirited redhead who may just be the next Lady of the Eternal City . . .

Kate Quinn - The ​Serpent and The Pearl
Rome, ​1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web… Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope—and passionately in love with her. Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

Kate Quinn - A ​vadásznő
A ​bátor és vakmerő Nina Markova mindig is a repülésről álmodozott. Amikor a nácik megtámadják a Szovjeuniót, mindent kockára téve csatlakozik a legendás Éjszakai Boszorkákhoz, a csak nőkből álló éjszakai bombázóalakulathoz, akik pusztító csapást terveznek a megszálló német csapatok ellen. Miután kényszerleszállást hajt végre az ellenség vonalai mögött, Nyina a Vadásznő néven ismert náci gyilkos célpontjává válik, és csakis a saját bátorságának és eszének köszönheti, hogy életben marad. Ian Graham brit haditudósító azután lett nácivadász, hogy személyesen megtapasztalta a háború borzalmait. De egyvalakit nem sikerült kézre kerítenie: a Vadásznő néven ismert gonosz ragadozót. A siker érdekében az ádáz és fegyelmezett nyomozó szövetségre lép az egyetlen emberrel, aki élve megúszta a Vadásznővel való találkozást: a vakmerőségig magabiztos Nyinával. Egy közös titok azonban meghiúsíthatja a céljuk elérését, hacsak Ian és Nyina nem kényszerítik magukat, hogy szembenézzenek vele. A tizenhét éves Jordan McBride-nak, aki a háború utáni Bostonban ér a felnőttkor küszöbére, feltett szándéka, hogy fotós legyen. Nagyon fellelkesül, amikor a régen megözvegyült apja váratlanul egy új menyasszonyt hoz a házhoz. Van azonban a halkszavú német özvegyben valami nyugtalanító. Jordan kutatni kezd az új mostohaanyja múltjában és ráébred, hogy mélyen eltemetett rejtélyek lappanganak a családjában… titkok, amelyek veszélyeztetnek mindent, ami Jordannek drága.

Kate Quinn - A ​császár szeretője
Róma ​az első században: a züllés, a vér és a titkok birodalma. Thea, a júdeai rabszolganő szenvedélyes, muzikális és tartózkodó egyszerre, nem csoda, ha a római arisztokraták közé kerülve többeket is elbűvöl.

Kate Quinn - The ​Diamond Eye
The ​New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history's deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. In the snowbound city of Kiev, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son--but Hitler's invasion of Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper--a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour. Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC--until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life. Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.

Kate Quinn - The ​Rose Code
The ​New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Kate Quinn - The ​Lion and the Rose
From ​the national bestselling author of The Serpent and the Pearl comes the continuing saga of the ruthless family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit . . . As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over—and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander's thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle. In need of trusted allies, Giulia turns to her sharp-tongued bodyguard, Leonello, and her fiery cook and confidante, Carmelina. Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, Giulia, Leonello, and Carmelina must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power. But as the shadows of murder and corruption rise through the Vatican, they must learn who to trust when every face wears a mask . . .

Kate Quinn - Daughters ​of Rome
A.D. ​69. Nero is dead. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. With bloodshed spilling out of the palace and into the streets of Rome, chaos has become the status quo. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome…. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister, Marcella, is more withdrawn, content to witness history rather than make it. Even so, Marcella has her share of distinguished suitors, from a cutthroat contender for the throne to a politician’s son who swears that someday he will be Emperor. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside down, Cornelia and Marcella—along with their cousins, one a collector of husbands and lovers, the other a horse-mad beauty with no interest in romance—must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor … and one Empress.

Kate Quinn - Alice ​hálózata
A ​második világháborút követő felfordulás idején egy amerikai egyetemista lány, Charlie St. Clair teherbe esik hajadonként, és közel jár ahhoz, hogy jómódú családja kitagadja őt. Ráadásul kétségbeesetten kapaszkodik a reménybe, hogy hőn szeretett unokatestvére, Rose, aki a háború alatt eltűnt Franciaország nácik megszállta részén, talán még él. Így amikor a szülei Európába küldik, Charlie Londonba szökik, eltökélve, hogy kideríti, mi történt az unokatestvérével. Ehhez Eve Gardinertől remél segítséget, aki egy iszákos, láncdohányos és rendkívül ellenszenves nő. Neki is van egy titka: egy női kémhálózat ügynöke volt, az Alice-hálózaté. Eve lelepleződött, és meg kellett tapasztalnia a háború legkegyetlenebb oldalát. Először nem akar Charlienak segíteni, ám a fiatal lány egy férfi nevét említi, akit Eve egykor szeretett, és aki gyanúja szerint elárulta a németeknek. Vajon él még a férfi, és más asszonyok végzete is az ő lelkén szárad? Eve elhatározza, hogy kideríti a férfiról az igazat, ezért segítséget ajánl Charlie-nak. Így ketten vágnak neki Franciaországnak: Eve, hogy kiegyenlítse a számlát, Charlie pedig, hogy végre békére leljen.

Kate Quinn - Róma ​lányai
Időszámításunk ​szerint 68.: Nero meghal. A Római Birodalom vezetőre vár. A mindennapokat káosz övezi. A négy császár éve mindent megváltoztat – különösen két testvér életét. Nero halála után a Római Birodalom a káosz felé halad. Politikusok és hadvezérek próbálják magukhoz ragadni a császári hatalmat: ki ármánnyal, ki erőszakkal igyekszik megkaparintani a bíborpalástot. E vészterhes időszak, a négy császár éve, mindent megváltoztat – különösen két testvér életét. Az elegáns és ambiciózus Cornelia a tökéletes római feleség megtestesítője. Minden erejével és befolyásával segíti a férjét, hogy egy nap ő lehessen a császár. Húga, Marcella visszahúzódóbb, inkább megfigyeli a történelmet, nem alakítja. Ám amikor egy véres hatalomátvétel romba dönti addigi életük, a két nővérnek minden ügyességére szüksége lesz, ha túl akarja élni a cselszövésekkel és hatalmi játszmákkal átszőtt római mindennapokat. Miközben Cornelia megpróbálja újra felépíteni darabokra hullott életét, Marcella rájön, hogyan tudja befolyásolni Róma legnagyobb hatalommal rendelkező férfijait. A végén viszont csak egy császár lehet… és egy császárné. Kate Quinn (A császár szeretője) legújabb regényében megelevenedik az ókori római császárság egyik legvéresebb éve, és kiderül, hogy egy férfiak uralta világban beteljesítheti-e az álmait és megtalálhatja-e a boldogságot egy nő.