Category: Fiction

  • Caught Stealing: A Novel

    By Charlie Huston

    It’s 3 thousand miles from the fairway fields of glory, the place Henry “call me Hank” Thompson as soon as performed California baseball, to the decrease East part of ny, the place the tenements are previous, the rents are excessive, and the drunks are soiled. yet now Hank is right here, operating as a bartender and caring for a cat named Bud who's without doubt going to get him killed.

    It starts whilst Hank’s neighbor, Russ, has to go away city in a hurry and fingers over Bud in a provider. however it isn’t till Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar on the joint the place he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts off to get the belief: anyone wishes anything from him. He simply doesn’t be aware of what it truly is, the place it really is, or how you can cause them to comprehend he doesn’t have it.

    Within twenty-four hours Hank is operating over rooftops, swinging his outdated aluminum bat for the candy spot of a guy’s head, taking part in conceal and search with the NYPD, using the subway with a useless guy at his aspect, and counting plenty of funds on a concrete floor.

    All as a result of cowboys, Russian mafia males, and a few of the most eldritch goons ever assembled in a single position. All due to Bud. All simply because as soon as, in one other lifestyles, in one other global, the one factor Hank sought after was once to take 3rd base—without getting caught.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Spear of Destiny

    By Jaspre Bark

    One bullet can switch history...

    Berlin, 1945. Karl Fairburne is a member of an elite sniper corps, operating for the yank mystery carrier deep at the back of enemy traces. Stalin's troops have over run town seeking to revenge the conflict of Stalingrad and grab keep watch over of the Nazi's nuclear secrets and techniques sooner than their British and American allies.

    SS normal Helmstadt, head of the Nazi nuclear programme, is defecting to Russia, yet first he plans the last word act of vengeance, to make the USA pay for the defeat of the 3rd Reich. If he succeeds Russia will win the chilly warfare ahead of it has even began. Karl has one probability to prevent him. A unmarried sniper's bullet will switch the process history.

    Sniper Elite: Spear of future is electrified through the preferred online game. A hi-octane shoot 'em up set opposed to another old backdrop, shot via with political intrigue.
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  • Children of Time

    The final remnants of the human race left a demise Earth, wanting to discover a new domestic one of the stars. Following within the footsteps in their ancestors, they notice the best treasure of the previous age—a global terraformed and ready for human lifestyles. yet all isn't really correct during this new Eden. within the lengthy years because the planet was once deserted, the paintings of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet isn't really looking forward to them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have grew to become it from a shelter into mankind's worst nightmare. Now civilizations are on a collision direction, either checking out the bounds of what they're going to do to outlive. because the destiny of humanity hangs within the stability, who're the real heirs of this new Earth?
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  • Irretrievable (New York Review Books Classics)

    By Theodor Fontane

    Opposites allure, and Helmut Holk and Christine Arne, the attractive married couple on the middle of this engrossing ebook by way of one in all Germany’s maximum novelists, couldn't be much less alike. Christine is a major soul from a religious history. She is brooding and gorgeous and dedicated to her husband and their teenagers. Helmut is lighthearted and pleasure-loving and mostly content material to defer to his wife’s deeper emotions and higher knowledge. They dwell in a gorgeous huge condominium overlooking the ocean, which they outfitted themselves, and feature been fortunately married for twenty-three years—only of past due a undeniable pressure has crept into their dealings with one another. Little jokes, informal endearments, long-meditated plans: all of them hit a uncooked nerve.

    How a pair can slowly float aside, until eventually sooner or later they locate themselves in a scenario that is not anything they ever wanted for yet from which they can not return, is on the center of this undying tale of daily life. Theodor Fontane’s excellent gift is to inform the tale successfully in his characters’ personal phrases, hearing how they speak and fail to speak to one another, observing them shrink back from their very own actual emotions up to from one another. Irretrievable is a nuanced, affectionate, drastically refined, and profoundly humane reckoning with the blindness of love.

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  • Doubletake (Cal Leandros)

    By Rob Thurman

    Half-human/half-monster Cal Leandros understands that family members is a soreness. yet now that discomfort belongs to his half-brother, Niko. Niko's shady father is on the town, and he wishes a huge want. Even worse is the reunion being held via the devious Puck race-including the Leandros' good friend, Robin- that includes a lottery that no Puck desires to win.

    As Cal attempts to maintain either Niko and Robin from paying the last word fee for his or her kinfolk, a bad reminder from Cal's personal earlier arrives to remind him that blood is thicker than water-and that is why it is so a lot extra enjoyable to spill.
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  • The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1

    By Mark Frost

    Readers of I Am quantity 4, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this fascinating new experience sequence via the co-creator of the groundbreaking tv exhibit Twin Peaks, with its special mixture of poser, heart-pounding motion, and the supernatural.

    Will West is cautious to dwell existence less than the radar. At his mom and dad' insistence, he is made certain to get mediocre grades and to stick in the midst of the pack on his cross-country staff. Then Will slips up, unintentionally scoring off the charts on a national exam.

    Now Will is being courted by means of an unique prep institution . . . and by way of males riding black sedans. while Will unexpectedly loses his mom and dad, he needs to flee to the college. There he starts to discover all that he is able of--physical and psychological feats that are meant to be impossible--and learns that his talents are hooked up to a fight among monstrous forces that has lasted for millennia.
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  • In This Mountain

    By Jan Karon

    The 7th novel within the liked Mitford sequence, by means of the bestselling writer of At domestic in Mitford and Somebody secure with anyone Good 

    Father Tim and Cynthia were at domestic in Mitford for 3 years given that getting back from Whitecap Island.

    In the little city that is home-away-from-home to thousands of readers, lifestyles hums alongside as traditional. Dooley seems towards his occupation as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner struggle a haircut price battle that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a dicy new menu merchandise on the major road Grill.

    Though Father Tim dislikes swap, he dislikes retirement much more. As he and Cynthia equipment up for a year-long ministry around the nation line, a chain of occasions sends surprise waves via his faith-and the full city of Mitford.

    In her 7th novel within the bestselling Mitford Years sequence, Jan Karon gives you surprises of each style, together with the go back of the guy within the attic and an finishing that not anyone in Mitford will ever fail to remember.
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  • Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies

    By Andrew Joynes

    Strongly instructed. M R JAMES e-newsletter tales of stressed spirits strolling back from the afterlife are as previous as storytelling. In medieval Europe ghosts, nightstalkers and unearthly viewers from parallel worlds have been in flow seeing that earlier than the arriving of Christianity. here's a selection of ghostly encounters from medieval romances, monastic chronicles, sagas and heroic poetry. those stories bore a weird freight of spooks and spirituality which may nonetheless make the hair stand on finish. examine the tale of Richard Rowntree's stillborn baby, glimpsed by means of his father tangled in swaddling outfits at the highway to Santiago, or the sly conduct of water sprites resting as golden jewelry at the floor of the river, simply out of succeed in. the author and broadcaster Andrew Joynes brings jointly a shiny number of those stories, with a considerate statement that places them in context and lays naked the layers of which means in them.
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  • Day Zero: A Jericho Quinn Thriller

    By Marc Cameron

    "Awesome." --Brad Thor

    Hell Up Above

    Special agent Jericho Quinn is a sought after guy. Suspected of homicide and marked for dying by means of a community of conspirators embedded within the White condominium, Quinn understands he has to get out of the country--fast--before a workforce of agreement killers locate him and his daughter. To set issues correct at domestic, he will need to take a nonstop flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Vladivostok, Russia, aboard an important Airbus A380. yet quickly after takeoff, it turns into obvious that Quinn and his daughter picked the incorrect aircraft. First, a passenger is brutally murdered. Then, Quinn is unsuitable as a terrorist through an off-duty Air Marshal. As panic spreads via the airplane and strain builds to the screaming element, the unthinkable occurs. a person triggers a bomb.  .  .

    Spoiler alert: This airplane is in substantial difficulty.

    Praise for the novels of Marc Cameron

    "Action-packed, over-the-top."--Publishers Weekly on Act of Terror

    "Fascinating characters with motion off-the-charts. Masterful." --Steve Berry on National Security

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