On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas. President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this tour de force, Stephen King takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won't be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action and heroism.
With World War II finally over, Silvana and her seven-year-old son, Aurek, board the ship that will take them to England, where Silvana's husband --- determined to forget his ghosts --- has rented a little house at 22 Britannia Road. But Aurek is wild, almost feral. And Silvana cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act.
When World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford takes leave, returning home to England from France, she stumbles upon a stranger needing her help --- a situation that leads her into a murder mystery in which she becomes a major suspect.
In the spring of 1862, the Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Albert Sidney Johnston is pulling out of Nashville and must defend the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. And if Generals Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. However, Johnson is onto them and is poised to attack Grant's encampment near the Shiloh church.
In 1873, a string of English spies is found dead on French soil, and the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission. Once he is on board the Lucy, however, Lenox finds that the ship’s second lieutenant has been murdered on the first night, his body cruelly abused.
Continuing the trilogy that began with A BLAZE OF GLORY, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A CHAIN OF THUNDER, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general --- and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.
Masquerading as a governess, Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission to find the man who ran off with her fortune and reclaim what’s rightfully hers. But does God have something --- or someone --- better in mind?
Sent to India during the midst of the Indian Mutiny against the East India Company, Victor Narraway (Thomas Pitt's future boss) is charged with defending a British medical orderly accused of murdering a fellow guard. With the help of two small children, a Christmas garland, and some brilliant detective work, Narraway manages to find his Christmas miracle --- and learns a lesson about hope that he carries with him for the rest of his life.
A familiar face from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels --- Charlotte’s mother, Caroline --- travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, the Yorkshire fishing village where Dracula the vampire first touched English soil in the sensational novel named after him.
Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, an agent of the crown, begin investigating the murder of a well-known London businessman with many odd leads. When red paint, a calling card for the revelation of long-held, scandalous secrets, begins appearing on doorsteps, all of high society holds its collective breath waiting to find out who will be next and what secrets will be revealed.
Elizabeth Martin and her two children have made it through the easy part of their journey, but now their wagon train faces high mountain passes, dangerous river crossings, and decreasing supplies. Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers, including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who has stolen Elizabeth's heart.
In October 1962, JFK needs businessman Nate Michaels’ help opening a back channel to defuse the threat posed by Soviet missiles in Cuba. In both the Pentagon and the Kremlin, pro-war generals want a showdown, not a humiliating compromise. As the world races toward nuclear holocaust during a fine and dangerous autumn, Michaels finds himself spinning in a maelstrom of statecraft, espionage, love and betrayal.
Cassandra Bainbridge loves everything about her betrothed, Geoffrey Giles, the earl of Whittaker, except for one thing --- he doesn't love hot air ballooning as much as she does. However, after a terrible accident makes Cassandra break her betrothal and move out to the country, she doubts that her life will ever be as wonderful as she once imagined. When Whittaker comes back into her life, will she have to choose between him and her dreams?
When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother in 1904, where better to go than America, the land of the new? By chance, they find themselves in Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.
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