Month: February 2017

The Stars Shine Down

By Sidney Sheldon

Within the STARS SHINE DOWN, Sidney Sheldon returns to the robust and vintage topics that experience made him one of many world's most well liked bestselling authors. And in Lara Cameron, he has created his such a lot memorable, richly drawn heroine so far. Lara is America's Princess, the ability at the back of the tallest construction on the earth, a self-made billionaire who towers over a historically male area, an icon of glamour and accomplishment to women and men all over the place. attractive yet insecure, ruthless but weak, Lara has struggled brutally to accomplish all of it -- but nonetheless wishes extra. And in a stunning worldwide atmosphere from London to manhattan, from Reno to Rome, she's going to locate every little thing she has ever wanted and received -- her fortune, her status, the guy she loves -- quickly and shockingly imperiled.

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Scream: A DCI Mark Lapslie Investigation

By Nigel McCrery

As humans disappear from his streets, and a handful of battered and damaged our bodies are stumbled on on his patch, Lapslie has no concept that he's up opposed to a guy who feels sound like he can style it. He hunts humans down. males, ladies, someone with a voice. He makes them damage, he makes them bleed, he makes them scream. If the sound is grotesque, he dispatches them with no concept, but when it makes him think strong within, he retains them in his basement. Torturing them slowly, listening for that lousy, impressive sound. And ultimately he'll have adequate to cause them to sing his favorite issues.

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Revival: A Novel

By Stephen King

A gloomy and electrifying novel approximately dependancy, fanaticism, and what may well exist at the different aspect of life.

In a small New England city, over part a century in the past, a shadow falls over a small boy fidgeting with his toy squaddies. Jamie Morton seems as much as see a extraordinary guy, the hot minister. Charles Jacobs, with his attractive spouse, will rework the neighborhood church. the boys and boys are all a piece in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the ladies and women believe an analogous approximately Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mom and cherished sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend stocks a deeper bond according to a mystery obsession. while tragedy moves the Jacobs kin, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all spiritual trust, and is banished from the stunned town.

Jamie has demons of his personal. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he performs in bands around the state, dwelling the nomadic way of life of bar-band rock and roll whereas fleeing from his family’s awful loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs back, with profound effects for either males. Their bond turns into a pact past even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This wealthy and stressful novel spans 5 many years on its method to the main terrifying end Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, within the nice American culture of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

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Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr by way of NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From award-winning writer Alan Bradley comes the following comfortable British secret starring intrepid younger sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed via USA Today as “one of the main amazing creations in contemporary literature.”
 
Eleven-year-old novice detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, even if they’re stumbled on one of the potions in her laboratory or among the pages of her unbearable sisters’ diaries. What she is not familiar with is digging up our bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s loss of life, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily getting ready to open its consumer saint’s tomb. not anyone is extra excited to peek contained in the crypt than Flavia, but what she unearths will halt the complaints useless of their tracks: the physique of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta opposed to Mr. Collicutt, and why may they disguise him in this type of sacred resting position? The irrepressible Flavia makes a decision to determine. And what she reveals will end up there’s by no means such factor as an open-and-shut case.

Acclaim for Speaking from one of the Bones
 
“[Alan] Bradley ratings one other good fortune. . . . This sequence is a grown-up model of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all these mysteries you fell in love with as a child.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . maintains to delight.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Fiendishly tremendous . . . Bradley has created an completely fascinating forged of characters . . . as quirky as any British secret fan may wish for.”—Bookreporter
 
“Delightful and entertaining.”San Jose Mercury News
 
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s loved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
 
“Every Flavia de Luce novel is a cause to celebrate.”USA Today
 
“Delightful.”—The Boston Globe, on the beauty on the backside of the Pie
 
“Utterly beguiling.”People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
 
“Irresistibly appealing.”—The ny occasions publication Review, on A pink Herring with out Mustard

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Abduction

By Mark Gimenez

Ben Brice lives on my own within the New Mexico desolate tract the place he battles stories of Vietnam with oceans of Jim Beam. Miles away in Texas, his estranged son, John, a web geek-turned-billionaire, part watches his daughter Gracie’s football video game whereas undertaking enterprise on his cellular phone. whilst her mom Elizabeth arrives, the trainer stories that her uncle has already accrued Gracie. yet Gracie has no uncle—she used to be kidnapped.

From foreign best-selling writer Mark Gimenez comes a terrifying mystery within which darkish kinfolk secrets and techniques make the discovering of ten-year-old Gracie Brice extra doubtful with each passing minute. And so starts a livid race opposed to time to avoid wasting Gracie from unknown kidnappers. With the FBI camped out within the Brice mansion, the kin deals a gift of $25 million. by some means, Ben and John Brice needs to locate Gracie earlier than it's too overdue. because the tale unfolds with riveting twists and turns, the reader discovers that in the back of the abduction is a unprecedented govt plot which could switch the process American background. And time is operating out....

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Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew series)

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

A best nuclear scientist is going mad and takes an blameless relations hostage at gunpoint, killing one and inflicting an important standoff.
A plume of radiation above big apple urban results in a warehouse the place, it sort of feels, a robust nuclear bomb was once assembled simply hours before.
Sifting throughout the facts, gurus verify that the unthinkable is ready to ensue: in ten days, a tremendous American urban might be vaporized through a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon workforce, monitoring the mysterious terrorist mobilephone from the suburbs of recent York to the mountains of latest Mexico, learns the top can be whatever worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel

A superb, unforgettable novel from bestselling writer Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award

“A time being is an individual who lives in time, and that suggests you, and me, and each one in every of us who's, or used to be, or ever will be.”

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has made up our minds there’s just one get away from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. yet ahead of she ends all of it, Nao first plans to record the lifetime of her nice grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived greater than a century. A diary is Nao’s in basic terms solace—and will contact lives in methods she will scarcely think. around the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist dwelling on a distant island who discovers a suite of artifacts washed ashore in a hi Kitty lunchbox—possibly particles from the devastating 2011 tsunami. because the secret of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the earlier, into Nao’s drama and her unknown destiny, and ahead into her personal future.

Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the connection among author and reader, prior and current, truth and fiction, quantum physics, historical past, and fable, A story for the Time Being is a brilliantly artistic, beguiling tale of our shared humanity and the quest for home.

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Eaters of the Dead

By Michael Crichton

From the bestselling writer of Jurassic Park, an epic story of unspeakable horror

The yr is A.D. 922.  a elegant Arab courtier, consultant of the robust Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a celebration of Viking warriors who're travelling to the barbaric North. he's appalled by way of their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality in their faded, angular ladies, their overlook for cleanliness . . . their cold-blooded human sacrifices. however it isn't until eventually they succeed in the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the scary and inescapable fact: he has been enlisted via those savage, inscrutable warriors to aid strive against a fear that plagues them—a monstrosity that emerges lower than hide of evening to slaughter the Vikings and consume their flesh . . .

“Crichton is familiar with easy methods to craft a story, person who retains the reader turning the pages.”—Houston Chronicle

“Michael Crichton is one among our so much talented well known novelists. a real son of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. . . . A grasp of believable and scary situations. . . . he's a gourmet of catastrophe.”—Los Angeles Times

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Silent Partner

Underneath the outside of Stockholm’s monetary district often called the Golden Triangle lies a mystery so sinister that sure contributors will visit any lengths to guard it…

When a celeb fund supervisor with esteemed Swedish hedge fund team Camelot Asset administration by surprise commits suicide, his good friend and colleague Marcus Ericsson is asked via his employers to enquire a chain of fraudulent equities transactions previous the suicide. The paper path takes Marcus to Hong Kong, the place he quickly reveals himself embroiled in a high-stakes cat and mouse online game. every one step within the online game is dictated by means of cryptic posthumous messages from his buddy and the foundations are set by means of those that will cease at not anything to win…

Silent associate, a most sensible 10 monetary mystery in Sweden, written via insider H.P. Molin, bargains a different glimpse into the darkish facet of the monetary markets – an international the place greed is taken into account an incredible aggressive virtue and homicide an all too effortless manner out of a crisis.

”Financial Fraud of the top Order” Sydsvenska Dagbladet

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Swimming to Catalina: A Novel

By Stuart Woods

New York Times bestselling writer Stuart Woods stored a state of readers glued to their seats as considered one of his best-loved characters, ex-cop-turned-Manhattan legal professional and investigator Stone Barrington, battled a viciously corrupt Caribbean minister of justice in Dead within the Water and fought the gossip-mongering hordes of the newspaper enterprise in Dirt, proving that the road among what is criminal and what is deadly could be lethal fire.

In Swimming to Catalina,Stone is again, nonetheless smarting from his surprising breakup with the intense, appealing journal author Arrington Carrington, who has left him to marry Hollywood's most well liked male megastar, Vance Calder. Then Calder calls Stone for support: Arrington has vanished with no hint, and Calder, refusing to name the police, desires Stone to discover her. Arriving in L.A. with little to move on, Stone quickly unearths himself within the inner most type of hassle as he approximately drowns in a sea of misplaced leads and empty clues that take him from Bel-Air to Malibu to Rodeo force. In a city the place the sharks force Bentleys and nobody could be relied on, Stone needs to use all his wits to discover Arrington and maintain his head above water... with out wasting it.

Drenched in Hollywood glitz and glamour, and choked with the dizzying plot twits and turns that experience made his novels New York Times bestsellers and foreign sensations, Swimming to Catalinais Stuart Woods' fastest-paced, such a lot riveting and unabashedly smart mystery yet.

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