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Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
by Lee Child

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 05, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>• <b>Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from “a superb craftsman of suspense” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, <i>What’s one extra day?</i> He takes the detour.<br /><br /> At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place, but it’s all there is.<br /><br /> The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, <i>Was he ever there in the first place?<br /></i><br /> <i> </i>As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Past Tense<br /></i></b><br /> “Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “[Lee Child]<i> </i>shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase <i>moral compass </i>was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.”<b>—<i>The Atlantic</i></b><br /><br /> “Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character’s roots, and Child’s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (boxed and starred review)</b><br /><br /> “Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.”<b>—<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b><br /><br /> “With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i> (starred review)</b>
Long Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine)
by David Baldacci

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>Introducing a remarkable new character from #1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat . . . and an old nightmare.</b><br /><br /><i>Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe.</i><br /><br />It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. <br /><br />She never saw Mercy again.<br /><br />Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. <br /><br />So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case. <br /><br /><div>If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it...</div><div><br /></div><div><b>"Love it!" --Lisa Gardner</b></div><div><b>"Atlee Pine is unforgettable." --James Patterson<br /></b></div><div><b>"David Baldacci's best yet." --Lisa Scottoline <br /></b></div><div><b>"Heart-poundingly suspenseful." --Scott Turow<br /></b></div><div><b>"A stunning debut." --Douglas Preston <br />"A perfect blend of action, secrets, and conspiracies." --Steve Berry<br />"Baldacci is at the top of his game." --Kathy Reichs</b><br /></div>
The President Is Missing: A Novel
by , Bill Clinton

Language

English

Pages

529

Publication Date

June 04, 2018

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Sea of Greed (The NUMA Files Book 14)
by , Graham Brown

Language

English

Pages

412

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<b>The world's oil supply is vanishing, the stock market is plummeting, and the key to saving the future seems to be a baffling historical mystery. Can the NUMA crew crack it in time? <i>Sea of Greed</i> is the suspenseful new NUMA Files novels from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>-bestselling grand master of adventure.</b><br /><br />After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?<br /><br />The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth--a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.<br /><br />With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?
Desperate Measures (A Stone Barrington Novel)
by Stuart Woods

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>Stone Barrington faces down danger on New York's mean streets in the latest thriller from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods.</b><br /><br />Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional--and personal--needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of disturbing crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target.<br /><br />In the city that never sleeps there's always a plot being hatched, and the only recourse is constant vigilance and a bit of luck. But if those defensive systems fail, Stone will have to go head-to-head against some of the most dastardly scum he's ever faced . . .
Chesapeake: A Novel
by James A. Michener

Language

English

Pages

1026

Publication Date

December 17, 2013

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Chesapeake</i></b><br />  <br /> “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br />  <br /> “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . An emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”<b>—<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i></b><br />  <br /> “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br />  <br /> “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”<b>—Associated Press</b>
The Ragged Edge of Night
by Olivia Hawker

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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<p><b>For fans of <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i>, <i>Beneath a Scarlet Sky</i>, and <i>The Nightingale</i> comes an emotionally gripping, beautifully written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man’s search for light during the darkest times of World War II.</b></p><p>Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage—in name only—to a man who can help raise her three children. Anton seeks something too—atonement for failing to protect his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. But neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once again by the inescapable rumble of war.</p><p>As Anton struggles to adapt to the roles of husband and father, he learns of the Red Orchestra, an underground network of resisters plotting to assassinate Hitler. Despite Elisabeth’s reservations, Anton joins this army of shadows. But when the SS discovers his schemes, Anton will embark on a final act of defiance that may cost him his life—even if it means saying goodbye to the family he has come to love more than he ever believed possible.</p>
An Innocent Client (Joe Dillard Series Book 1)
by Scott Pratt

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

December 13, 2013

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<div><i><b>An Amazon Top 10 bestseller.</b></i><br /><br />A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room.<br /><br />A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused.<br /><br />In this bestselling debut, criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience. Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him.<br /><br />"Pratt's richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability in this brilliantly executed debut." -- Publisher's Weekly<br /><br />"It's Scott Turow and Grisham... The opening chapter is maybe the most compelling I've read in a decade." - Ken Bruen<br /><br />Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, "An Innocent Client" -- the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series -- will also leave you begging for more.</div>
The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency Book 2)
by John Scalzi

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<p><b><i>New York Times </i>Best Seller</b><br /><b><i>USA Today </i>Best Seller</b><br /><b><i>io9's </i>New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Put On Your Radar This Fall</b><br /><b></b><b>Kirkus' SF/F Books to Watch Out for in 2018</b><br /><b>Popular Mechanics Best Books of 2018 (So Far)</b><br /><b>Goodreads' Most Anticipated Fantasy and Science Fiction Books</b><br /><b></b><br /><b><i>The Consuming Fire</i></b>—<b>the <i>New York Times </i>and <i>USA Today </i>bestselling sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning <i>The Collapsing Empire</i></b>—<b>an epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author John Scalzi</b></p><p>The Interdependency—humanity’s interstellar empire—is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded. </p><p>Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power. </p><p>While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare for a civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will between spaceships and battlefields. </p><p>The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire.</p><p><u><b>The Interdependency Series</b></u><br />1. <i>The Collapsing Empire</i><br /><b>2. <i>The Consuming Fire</i></b></p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
Shadow Tyrants: Clive Cussler (The Oregon Files Book 13)
by , Boyd Morrison

Language

English

Pages

399

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b>Only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the<i> Oregon</i> stand between two warring moguls and global havoc in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series.</b><br /><br />Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men--and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. <br /><br />Cabrillo and the team must divide and conquer as they fight dual threats, which include a supercomputer at sea and satellites that can wipe out technology across the globe--including the high-tech weapons on board the Oregon. The crew must rely on their unique skills to stop the tyrants in their tracks and save the earth from a dynasty of terror.

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