Category: Fiction

  • Threatcon Delta (A Ryan Kealey Thriller)

    "Britton's plots appear to leap immediately out of the headlines." --St. Louis put up Dispatch

    "Well written and fascinating. . .perfect break out reading!" --Tampa Tribune on The American

    Ryan Kealey has without doubt that the forces trying to tip this teetering international into chaos are only convalescing. larger built, larger equipped, and, so much terrifying of all, extra sufferer. And regardless of the entire ELINT, the all-seeingelectronic intelligence accumulated at Langley, not anything stops a devastating assault from ripping during the middle of San Antonio, Texas.

    Wrenched from retirement to paintings the Texas tragedy, Kealey learns of a miles higher risk within the heart East. a thorough terrorist staff claims ownership of a strong historic relic, the employees of Moses, which they'll use to unharness plagues around the globe. To steer clear of unbelievable devastation, lone-wolf Kealey, armed with little greater than instinct, needs to hinder , a catastrophe of biblical proportions which may good be inevitable.

    "Brilliantly good written with plotting sharper than a fence choked with razor twine, a hot web page- turner." --Brad Thor on The Operative

    "Absorbing. . .extraordinarily challenging to place down." --Charlotte Observer on The American

    "A gripping saga ripped out of the late
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  • Maps for Lost Lovers

    By Nadeem Aslam

    If Gabriel García Márquez had selected to write down approximately Pakistani immigrants in England, he may need produced a singular as attractive and devastating as Maps for misplaced Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared. Like millions of individuals far and wide Enland, they have been fans and residing jointly out of wedlock. To Chanda’s kin, notwithstanding, the shame used to be unforgivable. probably sufficient for you to warrant murder.As he explores the disappearance and its aftermath throughout the eyes of Jugnu’s worldly older brother, Shamas, and his religious spouse, Kaukab, Nadeem Aslam creates a heavily saw and affecting portrait of individuals whose traditions threaten to bury them alive. the result's a travel de strength, intimate, affecting, tragic and suspenseful.
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  • Die Verschwörung der Münzer: Historischer Roman

    By Simon Beaufort

    Die Kreuzzüge sind für Sir Geoffrey und seinen treuen Freund Roger die Bestimmung ihres Lebens. Als sie an den Hof gerufen werden, rückt der Plan der Abreise in unerreichbare Ferne. Der König will, dass Geoffrey einen Streit zwischen Münzprägern schlichtet, denn eine Verschwörung der Münzer kann die Sicherheit im gesamten Reich bedrohen. Sir Geoffrey beginnt in einem Fall zu ermitteln, der sich bald als schwerster seines Lebens erweist. Es scheint so, als sei seine Schwester mit den Verschwörern im Bunde ...

    Ein kniffliger Fall für Sir Geoffrey und ein historisches Meistervergnügen im Zeitalter der Kreuzzüge!
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  • Pas d'inquiétude

    By Brigitte Giraud

    Au lieu d’aménager l. a. maison qu’il vient juste de faire construire, le narrateur de Pas d’inquiétude va être contraint de prendre un lengthy congé pour rester près de son fils malade et s’installe avec lui dans un tête à tête fait de gestes et d’actes inédits chaque jour réinventés.
     
    Homme au lobby malgré lui, il s’éloigne de l’imprimerie où il travaille et de Manu, l’ami vital, et glisse dans une vie domestique et invisible, pendant que sa femme, récemment embauchée dans une PME, ne peut se permettre aucune absence et n’a d’autre replacement que se dévouer à son poste. 

    Cette famille ordinaire perd petit à petit ses kin sociales et ses repères, happée par los angeles logique de los angeles maladie qui donne soudain un autre sens à son life, fait voler en éclat l. a. position de chacun, celle des mom and dad autant que celle de Lisa, l. a. grande sœur, et voit l. a. vie des autres se dérouler à l’extérieur, soudain irréelle et inaccessible. Le jour où les collègues de l’imprimerie donnent chacun de leurs congés pour permettre au père de renouveler les journées qu’il consacre à Mehdi, cet élan de solidarité radical et inattendu bouleverse codes et habitudes, et se pose alors, de manière plus uniqueness encore, l. a. query de l’équilibre entre sphère sociale et sphère familiale. 

    Tout finit par se nouer autour de ce nouveau temps imparti, inespéré mais qui agit comme un piège, tant il est compliqué de recevoir un tel cadeau. Dans un monde où los angeles solidarité est loin d’être une norme, l. a. générosité des collègues rassure autant qu’elle déstabilise, d’autant qu’ils offrent du temps et non de l’argent. 

    Le récit tente de sonder ce que serait une vie dédiée à l’autre, aux autres, de même qu’il pose los angeles query du don, de l. a. dette, de los angeles soumission et l. a. domination, tout en interrogeant : qu’est-ce qu’être un père aujourd’hui, et qu’est-ce qu’être un couple de mom and dad ?
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  • Intimacy and Midnight All Day: A Novel and Stories

    By Hanif Kureishi

    Jointly in a single quantity -- Hanif Kureishi's hugely acclaimed and arguable novel, Intimacy, and, on hand for the 1st time, his most recent selection of provocative brief tales, Midnight All Day.
    Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his tale at the evening he's getting ready to go away his lover, Susan, and their boys. Stripping away all posturing and self-justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and wishes that force a guy to go away a lady. Midnight All Day is an astounding, darkly comedian number of new tales, during which Kureishi confirms his recognition as one in all our most popular chroniclers of the loveless, the misplaced and the dispossessed. The characters are time-honored within the cultural panorama of the nineties: annoyed and intoxicated, melancholic and delicate, but able to nice cruelty, and if important, prepared to wreck the restrictions of an previous lifestyles to make manner for the recent.
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  • Zeb the Dogman (The Earth Cleansing Series, Book 3)

    By Kenneth E. Baker

    Zeb’s global has long past to hell in a handbasket. not just has the sickness killed the few humans he knew, now he has to accommodate whatever that has taken regulate of his physique and so much of his brain. The entity controlling him has amassed millions upon millions of canine round Zeb. they're to guard Zeb as he is going after the elusive Joe, who the entity hates with a keenness. Zeb fights again with little wish of good fortune till he meets one other outcast like himself. Then the genuine conflict starts
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  • Trial by Fire (Caine Riordan)

    By Charles E. Gannon

    Sequel to nationwide bestseller, Nebula Award finalist, and Compton criminal Award winner Fire with Fire. technology fiction experience on a grand scale.

    When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity’s first come across with alien races, surprising conflict clouds burst. With Earth’s fleet shattered by means of a sneak assault and its survivors struggling with for his or her lives, Caine needs to depend upon either his first touch and weaponry abilities to cope with the non-humanoid enemy. And whilst the technologically-superior attackers sweep apart the sunlight system’s final defenses, and traitorous businesses invite the invaders to land "security forces," humanity fights again with its top guns: crafty, inventiveness, and guts.
     
    yet as Earth hurtles in the direction of a last trial through hearth that's absolute to scar its collective reminiscence, Caine discovers that there can also be huge and irritating gaps in that reminiscence. Clues aspect to a far previous inter-species apocalypse, buried in humanity’s personal prehistory. Which increases a terrifying threat: what if the extraterrestrial beings' invasion of Earth isn't really one among conquest, yet preemption? And what if their harrowing thoughts of a long-past cataclysmic struggle makes them prepared to do something to maintain it from reigniting?
     
    no matter if that implies exterminating the human race.
     
    approximately Trial by way of Fire:
    "Gannon's whiz-bang moment stories of the Terran Republic interstellar experience gives you at the promise of the 1st (Fire with Fire). . . . The allure of Caines harrowing event lies in Gannons recognition to element, which retains the layers of political intrigue and army motion from getting too dense. the handfuls of key characters, a number of theaters of operations, and numerous alien cultures all obtain the correct quantity of realization. The pleasant solution is more suitable through the promise of extra pleasure to return during this attention-grabbing far-future universe."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
     
    " . . . bargains the kind of tough science-fiction these acquainted with the loo Campbell period of Analog technology Fiction will remember.Gannon throws his readers into an action-packed experience. A sequel to fireside With hearth, it's a nonstop story jam-packed with army science-fiction action." —Daily information of Galveston County
     
    "[A]  white-knuckle experience . . . with actual stakes, and units up the subsequent problem for the newly named Terran Republic. Gannon is making it effortless for me to satisfy my aim of studying extra army SF this year."—Fantasy Literature Review

    approximately Compton criminal award winner for most sensible first novel,  Fire with Fire:
    “Chuck Gannon is a kind of terrific finds—someone as ok with characters as he's with know-how, and both adept at delivering these characters with difficulties to resolve. ingenious, enjoyable, and never afraid to step at the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his tales don't disappoint.”—David Weber 

    "If we meet robust extraterrestrial beings in the market, can we undergo the destiny of the Aztecs and Incas, or locate the agility to outlive? Gannon fizzes with rules concerning the risky politics of first contact.”—David Brin
     
    "The plot is fascinating after which a few. Well-developed and self-consistent; clever readers are going to love it."—Jerry Pournelle
     
    "[T]he intersecting plot threads, motion and well-conceived technology stored these pages turning."—SF Crowsnest
     
    approximately Starfire sequence hit, Extremis, coauthored via Charles E. Gannon:

    “Vivid. . . conflict sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly
     
    "It’s a grand, enjoyable sequence of battles and campaigns, invaluable of whatever Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog
     
    approximately Charles E. Gannon:
    "[A] robust [writer of] . . . army SF. . .[much] motion happening in his paintings, with loads of physics in the back of it. there's a actual feel of the urgency of battle and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus
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  • Against the Country: A Novel

    By Ben Metcalf

    NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of VULTURE AND the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of NPR • Against the rustic is a present for enthusiasts of Southern Gothic and metafiction alike. Set within the Virginia pines, and overrun with failed mom and dad, racist intercourse offenders, cast-off monks, and suicidal chickens, this novel demanding situations literary conference at the same time it assaults our nationwide myth—that the agricultural clearly engenders solid, whereas the city breeds an inevitable sin.

    In a voice either completely American and totally new, Ben Metcalf introduces the reader to Goochland County, Virginia—a land of obdurate soil, voracious bugs, lackluster farms, and scary trees—and information one family’s pitiful fight to outlive there. finally it turns into transparent that Goochland isn't really basically the author’s atmosphere; it's a starting to be, throbbing threat that warps and scars each of his characters’ lives.

    equivalent elements fiery feedback and icy farce, Against the Country is the main hilarious sermon one is probably going to listen to almost about our local soil, and the starkest occasion of the language our land produced. the result's a literary journey de strength that increases the query: used to be there ever a narrator, in all our literature, so specific, so far-reaching, so eloquently misanthropic, because the one encountered here?

    Praise for opposed to the Country

    “Iconoclastic . . . Against the Country has visible affinities to Southern Gothic, either in its voice and within the pride it takes in rural lack of knowledge and grotesqueries. . . . [A] kingdom cousin of David Foster Wallace.”The long island instances ebook Review

    “Exceptional in its verbal brilliance and conscientiousness, Against the Country includes us in a family’s anguished and hilarious fight opposed to the unusual dooms that appear bizarre to white rural the US. it is a savage and gladdening novel.”—Joseph O’Neill, writer of Netherland and The Dog

    “Metcalf’s unnamed narrator dazzles along with his Puritan deadpan and capacious mind, let alone his double-barreled blasts of darkish humor and depraved satire. . . . there are such a lot of incredible turns of word in Against the Country that it’s challenging to decide on favorites, yet Metcalf is at his sharpest and so much seductive while his antihero does greater than blast and blame, while he steps outdoor his sermons to assert anything actual. . . . each notice in each solo is sounded with beautiful perfection.”Slate

    “Faulknerian . . . eccentric, amazing Southern Gothic metafiction.”Vanity Fair

    “Ben Metcalf is an excellent author, and Against the Country is an inventive and hilarious novel, a glittering, sour occasion of the way the lousiness of existence may be redeemed within the arms (and mouth) of a top-shelf teller of life’s stories.”—Sam Lipsyte, writer of The Ask and The enjoyable Parts

    “A bold conglomeration of each trick, swindle and gimmick attainable utilizing simply ink and paper, a pulpwood mind's eye desktop so finely and expertly wrought that it may well tackle Jefferson, Thoreau, the church, patriotism, race relatives, sexual identification, J. D. Salinger, the parable of the USA and one thousand different pursuits . . . [Against the Country] is really and entirely worthy all funding of effort and time, since it is an undeniably appealing item, sharp as a brand new razor.”—NPR

    “One of the extra necessary—and such a lot eloquent—expressions of a rather American, provincial rage in a few years.”Flavorwire
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  • Hazard's of the Huntress (The Phillip Hazard Novels, Book 4)

    By V. A. Stuart

    The Crimean warfare rages on, and made up our minds to damage the stalemate, the British choose to ship a secret agent into Odessa. And who larger for this perilous venture than Captain Phillip possibility, newly promoted to command of the steam-powered Huntress and fluent in Russian? probability bravely takes at the job, yet saddled with a surly first lieutenant whose earlier captain died mysteriously and along with his group suffering from an unknown disease, threat quickly unearths he needs to rely on his personal resourcefulness to outlive.
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  • A Knight of the Word (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 2)

    By Terry Brooks

    8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the notice used to be commissioned to wrestle the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has handed to John Ross--along with robust magic and the information that his activities are all that stand among a residing hell and humanity's future.

    Then, after a long time of carrier to the note, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted via guilt, he turns his again on his dread reward, settling all the way down to construct a standard lifestyles, untroubled by way of demons and nightmares.

    But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which can bend the Knight's magic to its personal evil ends. And as soon as the demons on Ross's path tune him to Seattle, neither he nor an individual on the subject of him should be secure. His simply desire is Nest Freemark, a school scholar who wields a rare magic all her personal. 5 years prior, Ross had aided Nest whilst the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among note and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the prefer. She needs to repair Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .
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