The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum

By Robert Ludlum

Nobel laureate, overseas financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak-a billionaire who has devoted his existence and fortune to fostering democracy world wide via his Liberty Foundation-has been abducted. The terrorist referred to as The Caliph is keeping Novak in a near-impenetrable fort and has refused to barter for his unencumber, making plans in its place to brutally execute his hostage in an issue of days...

Running out of time and wish, Novak's humans flip to a guy with a protracted heritage of defeating most unlikely odds: Paul Janson-a legend within the infamous U.S. covert organization Consular Operations. Janson units in movement an inventive rescue operation. however the operation is going horribly unsuitable and Janson is marked for dying, the objective of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the top point of the govt.. Now Janson is working for his existence, pursued via Jessica Kincaid, a tender agent of spectacular skill who can expect and counter his each stream. to outlive, Janson needs to outrace a conspiracy that has long past past the regulate of its originators. To win, he needs to counter it with a conspiracy of his own...

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Leavin' Trunk Blues (Nick Travers Mysteries) by Ace Atkins

By Ace Atkins

It's been a 12 months on the grounds that Nick Traver's look for the misplaced recording of blues phantom Robert Johnson in Crossroad Blues. He has grown cozy taking part in his harp at JoJo's within the French sector and instructing blues historical past at Tulane. a tricky case was once the very last thing at the blues tracker's brain.

When new information at the mysterious demise of a blues list manufacturer floor from a mythical guitarist over a bottle of Crown Royal, Nick turns into intrigued. In 1959, Billy Lyons' physique used to be stumbled on stabbed with an ice choose and floating in Lake Michigan. His lover, a blues singer named Ruby Walker, used to be sentenced to existence in criminal for the homicide. yet even after Ruby used to be sentenced, rumors emerged of a playing debt to the black mafia or a potential hit known as through Lyons' associate, Moses Jordan, who moved directly to immortality with one other label.

After arriving at Chicago's Union Station, Travers learns there are nonetheless these who'd like Billy Lyons' homicide to stay unsolved. He quickly has clean blood splattered on his boots and he's operating within the blackened snow from a rogues gallery of killers that come with a 6-foot-5, three hundred pound respiring ball of hate named Stagger Lee Jordan and a gorgeous pair of sociopaths--Butcher Knife-Totin' Annie and Fast-Lovin' Fannie--two girls with respective abilities for romance and dying.

His quest for Lyons' killer retraces the direction of the Delta greats in the course of the nice Migration of blacks after international battle II. From the ancient Maxwell road marketplace to the South Side's Checkerboard front room, take a touch from Robert Johnson whilst he sang, "C'mon. child don't you need to pass. again to that very same previous place--My candy domestic Chicago."

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Deathwish (Cal and Niko Leandros, Book 4) by Rob Thurman

By Rob Thurman

In a nightmarish ny urban, existence is there for the taking...

Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko are employed through the vampire Seamus to determine who has been following him-until Seamus turns up lifeless (or un-undead). Worse nonetheless is the go back of Cal's nightmarish relatives, the Auphe. The final time Cal and Niko confronted them, they have been virtually burnt up. Now, the Auphe wish revenge. yet first, they'll damage every thing Cal holds dear...

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Richard Yates by Tao Lin

By Tao Lin

In a startling switch of path, cult favourite Tao Lin provides a darkish and brooding story of illicit love that's his such a lot subtle and spell binding writing but.

Richard Yates is called after real-life author Richard Yates, however it has not anything to do with him. as a substitute, it tracks the increase and fall of a bootleg affair among a really younger author and his even younger--in truth, under-aged--lover. As he seeks to stability paintings and love, she turns into increasingly more self-destructive in a play for his undivided recognition. His guilt and anger builds in reaction until eventually they locate themselves hurtling uncontrolled and afraid to permit go.

Lin's trademark minimalism takes on a brand new, sharp-edged suspense right here, zeroing in on a lacerating narrative like by no means earlier than --until it really is nearly, actually, too overdue.

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Flashpoint (Seal Team Seven, Book 11) by Keith Douglass

By Keith Douglass

Lt. Commander Blake Murdock and his SEALs simply acquired a few new toys. The Bull doggy is the main complex infantry rifle ever, and it's time to check it out--on a deadly drug lord.

Keith Douglass's service novels are... "Fast-paced...brimming with action."--Joe Weber, writer of Primary Target

#11 within the specific struggle sequence

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By the King's Design by Christine Trent

By Christine Trent

Strong-willed Annabelle Stirling is greater than able to operating the kinfolk draper store after the premature loss of life of her mom and dad. less than her father's tutelage, she turned a skilled fabric service provider, whereas her brother Wesley, the real inheritor, was once busy philandering approximately Yorkshire. figuring out she needs to swap with the days to outlive, Belle installs new equipment that finishes two times the cloth in part the time it takes by way of hand. yet no longer everyone seems to be so enthusiastic.

Soon, riled up through Belle's opponents, the outdated staff search violent revenge. Her store destroyed, Belle travels to London to hunt redress from Parliament. whereas there, the Prince Regent, destiny King George IV, commissions her to supply materials for his Royal Pavilion. As Belle's renown spreads, she meets good-looking cabinetmaker Putnam Boyce, yet concerns that marriage will suggest sacrificing her now flourishing store. And after Wesley plots to kidnap the newly-crowned King—whose indiscretions are surfacing—she unearths herself entangled in a duplicitous global of moving allegiances.

Painting a bright portrait of lifestyles within the British Regency, Christine Trent spins a harrowing story of ambition, vengeance, love, and intricate loyalties opposed to the dynamic backdrop of the early commercial Revolution.

Praise for the novels of Christine Trent

"Marguerite is a sturdy heroine, and following her adventures is enjoyable....Readers attracted to the conflict of Trafalgar will locate this retelling compelling." —Publishers Weekly on A Royal Likeness

"Readers are really talented with a wondrous portrait." —Romantic occasions on A Royal Likeness (4 stars)

"Exuberant, gleaming, beguiling...brims with Dickensian gusto!" —Barbara Kyle, writer of The Queen's girl on The Queen's Dollmaker

"Winningly original...glittering with atmospheric detail!" —Leslie Carroll, writer of Royal Affairs on The Queen's Dollmaker

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You by Austin Grossman

By Austin Grossman

Whilst Russell joins Black Arts video games, brainchild of 2 visionary designers who have been as soon as his closest neighbors, he reunites with an eccentric group of nerds hacking the frontiers of either know-how and leisure. partially, he's ultimately given up chasing the traditional course that has constantly appeared simply out of achieve. yet commonly, he must understand what occurred to Simon, his strangest and such a lot talented buddy, who died below mysterious situations quickly after Black Arts' breakout hit.

As the company's innovative next-gen online game is threatened via a software program glitch, Russell reveals himself in a race to save lots of his task, Black Arts' legacy, and the folks he has grown to care approximately. The deeper Russell digs, the extra harmful the glitch appears--and quickly, Russell involves detect there's even more is at stake than simply one software program company's backside line.

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Dark Visions (Sarah Roberts, Book 1) by Jonas Saul

By Jonas Saul

Eighteen-year-old Sarah Roberts reviews blackouts from which she wakes to notes written by way of her personal hand. Prophecies. darkish Visions. destiny occasions with dire outcomes purely she will avert.

Sarah is an automated author who suffers from an extraordinary obsessive-compulsive illness referred to as trichotillomania.

She has handled kidnappings prior to, so while she gets a message that information a kidnapping, while it really is to occur, and what she will be able to do to prevent it, she's prepared. yet issues get it wrong speedy whilst the abductors realize her from a prior intervention on her half. everyone is killed. Witnesses position Sarah on the scene. The police locate her pc riddled with prophecies of injuries and crimes from her automated writing episodes and so they wish answers.

Sarah is in a struggle for her lifestyles with out one to belief. Her darkish Visions have introduced her into the palms of a kidnapping ring who will do whatever to determine how she is aware rather a lot approximately them.

While the police hunt Sarah for the incorrect cause, her mom and dad imagine she is at a sleepover. Her existence is in her personal fingers and no matter if she makes it out of this mess alive or now not will depend on what number of people need to die.

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Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson

By Howard Jacobson

Lifestyles must have been sunny for optimum Glickman, growing to be up in Crumpsall Park in peacetime, together with his moms glamorous card evenings to appear ahead to, and images of his fathers favorite boxers at the partitions. yet different voices whisper seductively to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting.Fixated at the crimes which were devoted opposed to his humans, yet not able to stay between them, Max strikes away, marries out, and attracts comic strip histories of Jewish agony within which not anyone, least of all of the Jews, is way . yet its a existence. Or it sort of feels a lifestyles till Maxs long-disregarded formative years good friend, Manny Washinsky, is published from felony. bit by bit, as he alternatives up his previous reference to Manny, attempting to comprehend the conditions within which he made a Buchenwald of his own residence, Max is drawn into Mannys kin background primarily his brothers tragic love affair with a lady who's part German. yet greater than that, he's drawn again into the Holocaust obsessions from which he realises there may be, and may be, no release.There is wild, offended, even uproarious laughter during this novel, however it is laughter at the part. it's the comedy of cataclysm.

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A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

Set at the crazier fringes of Fifties literary London, a much Cry from Kensington is a satisfaction, hilariously portraying love, fraud, dying, evil, and transformation.

Mrs. Hawkins, the majestic narrator of a miles Cry from Kensington, takes us good in hand, and leads us again to her threadbare years in postwar London. There, as a fats and lots more and plenty well-known younger warfare widow, she spent her days operating for a mad, near-bankrupt writer (of first-class books) and her nights allotting suggestion at her small South Kensington rooming-house. At paintings and at domestic Mrs. Hawkins quickly exposed evil: shady literary doings and a perilous enemy; nameless letters, blackmail, and suicide. With aplomb, although, Mrs. Hawkins optimistically set approximately placing issues to reserve, little imagining the mayhem which might happen.

Now a long time older, skinny, winning, and overjoyed with existence in Italy -- fairly a much cry from Kensington -- Mrs. Hawkins appears to be like again to all these darkish doings, and recounts how her personal existence replaced without end. She nonetheless, notwithstanding, likes to provide suggestion: "It's effortless to get skinny. You devour and drink just like regularly, in basic terms half....I supply this recommendation with out expense; it's incorporated within the expense of this book."

A a long way Cry from Kensington has been hailed as "outstanding" (Observer), "wickedly and adroitly executed" (New York Times), and "a comedy that holds a tragedy as an eggcup holds an egg" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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