An astrophysicist has made a cataclysmic discovery: The sun is set to explode, bringing about the end of civilization. As a team of fellow scientists race against time to stop his predictions of apocalypse from coming true, the world is already becoming a whirling inferno out of control.
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
As the luxury liner Poseidon slices through the waters of an ocean storm, the greatest danger is already on board - a terrorist with an explosive message for the world. Detonated on New Year's Eve, the blast capsizes the ship leaving a motley few - the madman among them - struggling for survival in this upside-down life-and-death drama.
Escaping from a Confederate prison camp by balloon, five survivors land on an uncharted island in the Pacific. Far from being a sanctuary, the island is home to carnivorous monsters, bloodthirsty pirates, and the mad genius, Captain Nemo, who inhabits the mysterious island for his own strange ends.
The great sorcerer Merlin has returned to Camelot, a kingdom now vulnerable to ill fates and war since the theft of the Holy Grail, its greatest gift and protection. With the help of Jack, an irascible young beggar-thief imbued with his own unruly magic, the fight against unknown dangers begins - to find the Grail, restore it to its rightful place, and bring Camelot back to its glory days.
Best-selling phenomenon Frederick Forsyth has set the thriller standard. Russia is on the brink of anarchy, and its current president stands powerless against the growing famine and inflation, the escalating crime and corruption, and the teeming hordes of unemployed rebels roaming the streets. Radical right-wing party leader Igor Komarov welcomes the chaos. He looks forward to the new election, having gained the respect of the restless masses by promising law, order, prosperity, and to restore the lost greatness of their homeland.
Jason Monk, ex-CIA and "the best damn agent-runner" in the business, has seen Komarov's confidential "Black Manifesto," which calls for a return to dictatorship, military expansionism, and genocidal ethnic cleansing.
Now Monk's determined to blow the lid off Komarov's secret new order, and he's on a personal vendetta as well - to find Anatoli Grishin, the sadistic KGB officer who once tortured and murdered four of his agents and is now Komarov's head of security. But to accomplish it, he must remain alive. The forces allied against him are ruthless - and time is running frighteningly short.
THE CASE OF THE WHITECHAPEL VAMPIRE
The scene of the crime is Whitechapel, the very same London district notorious for the recent attacks of Jack the Ripper.
Brother Marstroke of the Hermitage of St. Justinian the Martyr has turned to Sherlock Holmes to investigate a crime. An Anglican monk has been found dead in the abbey, the apparent victim of a vampire. Years before, an outbreak of rabies took its toll on his mission in British Guyana. Believing that bats were responsible, Marstroke ordered all of them destroyed. Then two monks were found dead, bearing the bite marks of a vampire and at each crime scene were macabre messages from Desmodo, a legendary vampire demon swearing to avenge the death of "his children." To Holmes, the notion is preposterous - certainly the killings must be the work of a human hand. Yet even Holmes's trusted friend, Dr. Watson, is considering the possibility that the demon is indeed nesting in Whitechapel. As bizarre events unfold, Holmes also finds himself questioning what he holds most dear: logic. He may be a natural when it comes to solving crimes, but without divine intervention how can he ever hope to solve one as unnatural as this?