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Tensions run high as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

With great power, as they say, comes great responsibility. When nuclear warheads fall into the hands of lone wolves or rogue states, the race to prevent catastrophe is the highest stakes game on Earth. Here are some stories where the threat of The Bomb looms large.

  • Dirk Pitt returns in this brand-new thriller from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler.

  • A sophisticated literary thriller in the vein of Le Carré and William Boyd involving the disappearance of a nuclear scientist in Oxford.

  • A stunning new novel about our fiercest loyalties, our deepest desires and the transforming power of forgiveness.

  • Part historical adventure, part courtroom drama, part moral thriller, Almighty reshapes the accepted narratives surrounding nuclear weapons and shows that our greatest modern-day threat remains a power we discovered long ago.

  • The world has ended. Twenty survivors remain in a hotel. One of them is a killer.

  • Judy Nunn's gripping and thought-provoking bestseller. During the darkest days of the cold war, in a remote SA desert, the future of a nation is being decided...

  • Inspired by history, this labyrinthine, compelling, tense and chillingly-authentic thriller brings Soviet-era Russia and the paranoia of the Cold War to brilliant life - a thriller to rank alongside Martin Cruz-Smith's Gorky Park and Robert Harris' Archangel.

  • Urgent, topical and shot through with insider knowledge, the final thriller in the Red Sparrow trilogy is writing on a grand scale.

  • This is the most explosive thriller of the year - you won't be able to put it down.

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