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DAISY

    DAISY

    6 MONTHLY NEW TITLES LIST

    JULY DECEMBER 2010

    Dear Library member, welcome to the Selected DAISY titles recently added to the Library’s Catalogue.

    The Library continually adds new titles to the collection in Daisy and Braille. Twice a year we produce a list of new titles which inform Library members about what’s recently been added to the catalogue. Please note that some of these titles may still be in the production process and not yet available for loan. We produce an audio disk of new Daisy titles and Braille ‘book’ of new Braille

    titles. On request, borrowers may subscribe to the Daisy and/or the Braille new titles list. The list is also available in Microsoft Word for both formats. If you prefer the electronic version you can search the document using your Microsoft Word search function key stroke short cut Ctrl F.

    The disk is structured so you can navigate the subject interest codes alphabetically. At the beginning of the disk there are instructions on how to navigate the disk. We have included them below for you information. Don’t forget, if you have any questions about the new titles disk, please call or email our Reader Services team.

Navigating the New Titles Disk

PLEXTOR PTN1

    To skip between subject headings, press the scroll DOWN button (number 0) repeatedly until the Level option is announced. Press the RIGHT arrow (number 9) key or left arrow (number 7) key repeatedly to move forward or backwards through the headings.

PLEXTOR PTX1

    To skip between subject headings, firmly TAP the fast forward or rewind buttons.

VICTOR CLASSIC X+

    To skip between subject headings (Levels), press the DOWN key until the Level option is announced. Press the RIGHT arrow (number 6) key or left arrow (number 4) key repeatedly to move forward or backwards through the headings.

    To skip between sentences/sections in a book entry (Phrase), press the DOWN key until the Phrase option is announced. Press the RIGHT arrow

    (number 6) key or left arrow (number 4) key repeatedly to move forward or backwards through the sections.

Further sources

    We hope you enjoy the selection and would like to remind you of other avenues you can use to access our recently added titles information:

    Visway: Our online library catalogue available over the Internet, 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week www.visway.org.au. Recently added titles can be found

    by clicking on the New Books link.

    Phone: A brief selection of the latest new titles added to the collection can be listened to on the Library phone number outside of office hours and is updated on a fortnightly basis.

To contact Reader Services staff at the Library

    Members in Queensland who receive the library service through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs please call 1800 335 588.

    Members in South Australia who receive library services via the Royal Society for the Blind please call 1800 155 511.

    All other members please call 1300 654 656.

Fax

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Email

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Once again we hope you enjoy these new titles.

    Please note: When requesting titles, indicate book number, title and/or AU number.

ADVENTURE FICTION

BOOK 1

    21: the final unfinished voyage of Jack Aubrey by Patrick O'Brian 1 Hour and 55 minutes

    Blue at the Mizzen (novel #20) ended with Jack Aubrey getting the news, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. The next novel, unfinished and untitled at the time of the author's death, would have been the chronicle of that mission, and much else besides. The three chapters left on O'Brian's desk at the time of his death are presented here, including a duel between Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer who is courting his fiancée. Of course we would rather have had the whole story; instead we have this proof that O'Brian's powers of observation, his humour, and his understanding of his characters were undiminished to the end.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Sea Stories

    That was Book 1 AU 122658 21: the final unfinished voyage of Jack Aubrey by Patrick O'Brian

BOOK 2

    Black wind by Clive Cussler

    16 Hours and 14 Minutes

    In the waning days of World II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure - a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target. But that does not mean they were lost. Someone knows about the subs, what they carried and where they might be. Someone has an extraordinary plan for the prize inside - a plan that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA. Pitt has faced devastating enemies before but never has he looked upon the face of pure evil, until now.

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and Suspense

    Fiction

    That was Book 2 AU 108955 Black wind by Clive Cussler

BOOK 3

    Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O'Brian

    10 Hours and 12 minutes

    In this novel, Napoleon's 100 days of freedom have ended and Aubrey has finally become a true Blue Rear Admiral. He and Maturin set sail on their much postponed mission to Chile.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Sea

    Stories

    That was Book 3 AU 105649 Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O'Brian

BOOK 4

    Confessor by John Gardner

    14 Hours and 10 minutes

    Herbie Kruger, out of shape and out of form, pulls himself together to delve into the circumstances of the death of his former colleague Gus Keene. Kruger is soon embroiled in a terrifying maze that began in his own past and suddenly leads to the extremely dangerous present.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 4 AU 97852 Confessor by John Gardner

BOOK 5

    The final reckoning by Sam Bourne

    12 Hours and 40 minutes

    Tom Byrne has fallen from grace since his days as an idealistic young lawyer. So when the UN call him in to do their dirty work, he accepts without hesitation. A suspected bomber shot by UN security staff has turned out to be a harmless old man and Tom must placate the family. In London, Tom meets the dead man's alluring daughter, and learns that her father was not as innocent as he seemed. He unravels details of a hidden brotherhood, united in a mission that has spanned the world and caused hundreds of unexplained deaths. Pursued by those ready to kill to uncover the truth, Tom has to unlock a secret that has lain buried for more than 60 years.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 5 AU 118027 The final reckoning by Sam Bourne

    BOOK 6

    Give me death by John Fullerton

    10 Hours and 38 minutes

    Reem has completed her training as a so-called terrorist and Nick is her first assignment. Nick has what Reem needs: access from Beirut's besieged Western Sector into the Christian east, and contact with a notorious right-wing warlord. Having lost her family and home, Reem volunteers for the ultimate mission, a suicide attack. Once Nick realises the truth, he must choose between his love for Reem and his duty to the British embassy.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 6 AU 111682 Give me death by John Fullerton

BOOK 7

    The Hawk by Peter Smalley

    13 Hours

    It is 1790. England is on the cusp of war with Revolutionary France, and the Channel is busy with smugglers and spies. Lieutenant James Hayter has achieved his heart's desire - his first independent command, His Majesty's cutter Hawk, 10 guns. But his happiness is tempered by the imposed retirement of his former captain and friend, William Rennie. However, spymaster Sir Robert Greer soon approaches Rennie with a sinister and irresistible offer. Together, Rennie and Hayter must tackle one of the most sensitive and dangerous missions of the phoney war - and it is evident that the very security of the nation depends on their success.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Sea Stories

    That was Book 7 AU 116308 The Hawk by Peter Smalley

BOOK 8

    Iceberg by Clive Cussler

    10 Hours and 38 minutes

    The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded. Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 8 AU 124798 Iceberg by Clive Cussler

    BOOK 9

    The interrogator by J. J. Cooper

    10 Hours and 24 minutes

    After Jay Ryan, the Australian Army's most experienced interrogator, ends up on the other side of the table facing a sadistic superior officer, he embarks on a white-knuckle flight from everything and everyone he trusts, pursued by foes who were once friends and with his one clear ally, his father, missing. Enter Sarah Evans, a secret agent assigned to make sure he comes to no harm - or so Jay thinks... Jay is the keeper of secrets Israeli spies will kill to get their hands upon. Renowned for his skills, he is used to commanding a certain

    level of respect amongst his peers. Then one day Jay is drugged, tortured, tattooed and accused of rape. He is forced to reveal information that could further destabilise fragile Middle East relations and plunge the entire region into war. They are secrets he has struggled to keep hidden for four years.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Australian Fiction, Spy Fiction and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 9 AU 124928 The interrogator by J. J. Cooper

BOOK 10

    Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys

    11 Hours and 6 minutes

    1777. After years away, Jack returns to London to find that he's famous. A playwright, has stolen his name and made "Jack Absolute" the star of his hit comedy The Rivals. This notoriety makes the real Jack's job somewhat difficult - he's a spy! But Jack's retirement has to be put on hold when a duel over an actress forces him to seek refuge with his old commander. John Burgoyne has been appointed to lead an army down from Canada and crush the American Revolution. Jack has experience of the Iroquois of North America and can help rally these vital allies to the King's cause. But there is a traitor at the heart of the British army, willing to betray Jack's every move.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Historical Fiction That was Book 10 AU 109113 Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys

BOOK 11

    Lieutenant Fury by G.S. Beard

    12 Hours

    After a bloody sea battle with a French frigate, HMS Amazon puts into Gibraltar for repairs and Acting Lieutenant John Fury has his promotion confirmed. But with promotion comes a transfer away from the Amazon and new challenges. Initially working as the fifth lieutenant on the 74-gun man-of-war Fortitude, Fury then finds himself transferred to a brig, his first independent command, then to a gun ship and finally to defend a prominent fort ashore. Hard pressed, Fury has more to lose than most, as he has fallen in love with a pretty French girl, Sophie Gourrier. Somehow, as the British defence crumbles, he must rescue his men and Sophie from the doomed city.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Sea Stories

    That was Book 11 AU 114992 Lieutenant Fury by G.S. Beard

BOOK 12

    The Mauritius command by Patrick O'Brian

    13 Hours and 13 minutes

    Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command -- until his friend, and occasional intelligence agent, Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope, under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains -- Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity can push his crews to the verge of mutiny.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Sea Stories

    That was Book 12 AU 108234 The Mauritius command by Patrick O'Brian

BOOK 13

    The Mediterranean caper by Clive Cussler

    8 Hours and 50 minutes

    A Luftwaffe ace, a Nazi war criminal, a beautiful and untrustworthy brunette, and a deadly billion-dollar cargo become the objects of a desperate search as Dirk Pitt matches wits with the elusive leader of an international smuggling ring.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 13 AU 124796 The Mediterranean caper by Clive Cussler

BOOK 14

    The nautical chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

    18 Hours and 4 Minutes

    A beautiful woman named Tánger Soto is at the centre of The Nautical Chart. Nearly 230 years after it went to the bottom, Tánger has uncovered the location of a brigantine called the Dei Gloria, a significant ship of the Jesuit brethren's fleet sunk by pirates in the 17th century. Working for the Naval Museum in Madrid, she keeps her discovery clandestine until she is able to enlist the aid of the laconic seaman Manuel Coy at a maritime auction in Barcelona. He is persuaded to join her on a wild treasure hunt off the southern coast of Spain, fully aware that this is much more than a simple search-and-recover mission, and that Tánger is as full of secrets as the sunken vessel they are tracking down. Coy is a suspended sailor with nothing to do, a mariner without a ship. Tánger utilises her singular manipulative skills with men and her expertise with documents, atlases, and nautical maps to chart the search for the lost treasure. Coy is bewitched by his fiercely determined companion, and before long finds himself falling in love. Along with El Piloto, the canny old man of the sea whose sailboat they chart, they head into perilous seas that promise fortune--or death.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Twenty-First Century Literature

    That was Book 14 AU 123107 The nautical chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

BOOK 15

    Non-combatants by Alexander Fullerton

    10 Hours

    Summer, 1940: Andy Holt has signed on as Second Mate in the SS Barranquilla, sailing in ballast from the Clyde for Nuevitas in Cuba. From there she'll be routed up the US seaboard to Halifax, Nova Scotia, assembly-point for homebound convoys. The homebound ones are the worst - U-boats prefer their victims to be fully laden. Andy has joined Quilla at the last minute and not with an easy mind, having just heard that his girlfriend Julia is pregnant. He loves her and is ready to do the honourable thing, but he could be away for another ten weeks or more. That's if he makes it. At the moment the odds are against any individual ship getting over "the pond" and back.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Sea Stories and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 15 AU 120663 Non-combatants by Alexander Fullerton

BOOK 16

    Pilgrim : the greatest crusade by James Jackson

    15 Hours and 5 minutes

    What they seek is Truth. What they find is Hell. 1212 and the forces of Christendom are on the march again. Twenty-five years ago, the Christian army lay slaughtered on the desolate plain of Hattin, slaughtered by Mighty Saladin, ruler of the Moslem world. The Holy Land seemed lost. The Pope has called for crusade. Many take the cross for pilgrimage and battle. Among them is Otto, a young noble in search of his vanished Hospitaller Knight Father. And tens of thousands of children, pledged to recapture Jerusalem. Nothing can prepare them for what they will face. Treachery, horror, violence and dread beset the pilgrims' journey. There are allies at hand but they may not be enough. For the way ahead is perilous and some will not survive.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Historical Fiction That was Book 16 AU 118695 Pilgrim : the greatest crusade by James Jackson

BOOK 17

    President down by Terence Strong

    13 Hours and 45 minutes

    Former British intelligence operative Phil Mason has embarked on a new career as a private investigator. Grateful for the offer of work from his former MI5 liaison officer, he is to investigate low level al-Qaeda suspects who can be eliminated from enquiries. The surveillance work is mind-numbingly dull - until one of the subjects, a man known as Khan, starts to behave suspiciously. Breaking into Khan's home, Mason discovers him dead. An encrypted email

    on his laptop reveals a reference to an assassination attempt to be made on the US president during a forthcoming visit. Mason must hastily re-learn his old counter-sniper skills if the President's life is to be saved.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction That was Book 17 AU 117368 President down by Terence Strong

    BOOK 18

    Red sky in morning : a novel of World war II by Patrick Culhane 8 Hours

    When ensign Peter Maxwell was called up from the reserves just after Pearl Harbor, he didn't think he'd be defending his country by leading the Navy choir. After two years entertaining VIPs, he wants to see some action, and a posting on the new ammunitions ship, the USS Liberty Hill, seems just the ticket. Unfortunately, the ship's captain has no respect for junior officers like Maxwell and even less for the African-Americans who make up his crew. Despite tensions between captain and sailors, the two-week shakedown cruise goes unexpectedly well. But when the ship returns to San Francisco for reloading, Port Chicago is blown up and then the Liberty's second in command is murdered. There is an enemy within, and Maxwell will do everything to stop him, including putting himself on the front line of danger.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Detective and Mystery Fiction and War Fiction

    That was Book 18 AU 115411 Red sky in morning : a novel of World war II by Patrick Culhane

BOOK 19

    Requiem for an assassin by Barry Eisler

    10 Hours and 40 Minutes

    For assassin John Rain, getting out of "the life" was never going to be easy. But with a new identity in Paris, and the help of his lover, he was hoping to leave the killing business behind. Then he receives a message from rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger: We have your friend Dox. Do as we tell you, or the sniper dies. The choice ought to be easy: do the job - a series of three hits - and save his friend. How does he know that each of the hits isn't also a setup? Most of all, how can he control the killing rage that has been re-ignited inside him?

Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 19 AU 118646 Requiem for an assassin by Barry Eisler

BOOK 20

    Resurrectionist by James McGee

    14 Hours and 35 Minutes

    A new term at London's anatomy schools stokes demand for fresh corpses, and the city's 'resurrection men' vie for control of the market. When a grave

    robber is brutally murdered and his body displayed as a warning to others, Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood must venture into London's murkiest corners to hunt down those responsible. Nowhere, though, is as grim as Bedlam, notorious asylum for the insane and scene of another bizarre killing. Sent to investigate, Hawkwood finds himself pitted against his most formidable adversary yet - an obsessive genius hell-bent on advancing the cause of science at all costs.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and Suspense Fiction

    That was Book 20 AU 116414 Resurrectionist by James McGee

BOOK 21

    The seventh scroll by Wilbur Smith

    22 Hours and 57 minutes

    For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been found...until the Seventh Scroll, a cryptic message written by the slave Taita, gives beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location. But this is a treasure cache others would kill to possess. Only one step ahead of assassins who murdered her husband, Royan runs for her life and into the arms of the only man she can trust, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper - a daring man who will stake his fortune and his life to join her hunt for the king's tomb.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction and Suspense Fiction That was Book 21 AU 104529 The seventh scroll by Wilbur Smith

    BOOK 22

    Sharpe's escape: Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1811 by Bernard Cornwell

    15 Hours and 31 Minutes

    It is 1810 and the French are making yet another attempt to invade Portugal. Facing them is a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington's orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe. But Sharpe is in trouble. His job is under threat and, with enemies on every side, he has new opposition from a Portuguese warlord against whom he wages a private war, fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra.

    Subject Interest Codes: Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction and War Fiction

    That was Book 22 AU 108551 Sharpe's escape: Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1811 by Bernard Cornwell

BOOK 23

    Sharpe's tiger by Bernard Cornwell

    13 Hours and 2 minutes

    Sharpe and the rest of his battalion are about to embark upon the Siege of Seringapatam, island citadel of the Tippoo of Mysore - the British must

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