Impact (Wyman Ford Series)

By Douglas Preston

In Douglas Preston's Impact, Wyman Ford is tapped for a mystery day trip to Cambodia... to find the resource of surprisingly attractive gem stones that don't seem to be of this world.

A impressive meteor lighting fixtures up the Maine coast... and younger ladies borrow a ship and set out for a far off island to discover the impression crater.

A scientist on the nationwide Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable resource of gamma rays within the outer sun method. he's came across decapitated, the knowledge missing.

High answer NASA photos show an unnatural function hidden within the depths of a crater on Mars... and it sounds as if to were activated.

Sixty hours and counting.

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Forty Signs of Rain

By Kim Stanley Robinson

The bestselling writer of the vintage Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of state of the art technological know-how, foreign politics, and the real-life ramifications of worldwide warming as they're performed out in our nation’s capital—and within the day-by-day lives of these on the middle of the motion. Hauntingly real looking, here's a novel of the close to destiny that's encouraged via clinical proof already making headlines.

When the Arctic ice pack used to be first measured within the Nineteen Fifties, it averaged thirty toes thick in midwinter. by means of the tip of the century it was once right down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. the following 12 months the breakup all started in July. The 3rd yr it all started in might. That was once final year.

It’s an more and more steamy summer time within the nation’s capital as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler cares for his younger son and offers with the complex politics of worldwide warming. Charlie needs to give you the option to get a skeptical management to behave sooner than it’s too late—and his progeny locate themselves residing in Swamp international. however the political weather poses virtually as nice a problem because the environmental obstacle by way of placing the general public solid sooner than deepest achieve.

While Charlie struggles to play politics, his spouse, Anna, takes a extra rational method of the looming quandary in her paintings on the nationwide technological know-how origin. There a suggestion has are available in for a innovative procedure which can clear up the matter of world warming—if it may be famous in time. but if a race to manage the budding know-how starts off, the stakes in simple terms get greater. As those daily heroes struggle to align the outstanding forces of nature with the intense march of recent technological know-how, they're unaware that destiny is ready to place an strange twist on their work—one that may position them on the middle of an unavoidable typhoon.

With kind, wit, and infrequent perception into our previous, current, and attainable destiny, this appealing novel propels us right into a global at the verge of remarkable change—in a time rather like our personal. this is Kim Stanley Robinson at his visionary most sensible, providing a gripping cautionary story of progress—and its price—as in basic terms he can inform it.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Cross Roads (Sisterhood)

By Fern Michaels

The Sisterhood are not Broken

It's been a yr and a part because the girls of the Sisterhood bought their presidential pardons, however the freedom they craved has come at a excessive rate. The impossibly profitable positions passed out to them by way of the mysterious worldwide Securities corporation have became out to be golden handcuffs--scattering them worldwide, removing verbal exchange, and leaving them in depressing isolation.

But a contented homecoming on the outdated Virginia farmhouse is marred by way of the hijacking of Nikki and Kathryn's inner most jet. it kind of feels their few fellow passengers usually are not traditional travelers--they're an elite workforce of Interpol brokers who urgently desire the Sisterhood's aid. Now the women face a stark selection: resume their vigilante prestige for one in all their so much unsafe assignments but, or try and outwit a gaggle of robust adversaries prepared to take advantage of really determined measures. This time, every little thing is within the balance--their lives, their friendship, and the liberty they fought so challenging to gain.  .  .

Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels.  .  .

"Revenge is a dish top served with fabric napkins and floral centerpieces.  .  .fast-paced.  .  .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly on Payback

"Delectable.  .  .deliver[s] revenge that is creatively quick and candy, Michaels-style."--Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus

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The Snowman (Harry Hole Series)

By Don Bartlett

One evening, after the year's first snow fall, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mom has disappeared. just one hint of her continues to be: a crimson shawl, his Christmas reward to her, now worn through the snowman that inexplicably seemed of their backyard past that day.

Inspector Harry gap suspects a hyperlink among the lacking lady and a suspicious letter he’s got. The case deepens while a development emerges: over the last decade, 11 girls have vanished—all at the day of the 1st snow. yet it is a killer who makes his personal ideas . . . and he’ll holiday his trend simply to maintain the sport attention-grabbing, as he attracts Harry ever nearer into his twisted net.

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A Philosophical Investigation

By Philip Kerr

A terrifyingly prescient cult vintage by way of the writer of the Berlin Noir trilogy

LONDON, 2013. Serial killings have reached epidemic proportions-even with the common executive use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the "punitive coma." attractive, whip-smart, and pushed by means of demons of her personal, Detective Isadora "Jake" Jacowicz needs to cease a assassin, code-named "Wittgenstein," who has taken it upon himself to get rid of any guy who has proven posi­tive for an inclination in the direction of violent behavior-even if his sufferer hasn't ever dedicated a criminal offense.

Philip Kerr is profitable extra acclaim than ever for his liked Bernie Gunther sequence and-with Kerr's greater profile-A Philosophical research is poised to catch an all-new readership with its riveting story of a killer whose highbrow brilliance is matched in basic terms via his homicidal insanity.

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Mr. Justice Raffles (A. J. Raffles, Book 4)

By E. W. Hornung

Arthur Raffles is a in demand member of London society, and a countrywide wearing hero. As a cricketer he frequently represents England in attempt fits. He makes use of this as an opportunity to devote a couple of burglaries, essentially stealing worthwhile jewelry from his hosts. during this, he's assisted through his buddy, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are consistently below the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's continually thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This full-length novel that includes Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been specifically formatted for today's e-readers via Andrews united kingdom.

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The Second Saladin

By Stephen Hunter

A moment chance...

In the windswept sands of the center East, Paul Chardy fought facet through aspect with Ulu Beg: one, a charismatic, high-strung CIA covert warrior, the opposite a ferocious freedom fighter.  Then Chardy fell into the arms of the enemy, and Beg was once betrayed.  Now the 2 males are approximately to satisfy again.

A moment gun...

Beg has come over the Mexican border lower than a hail of bullets--determined to assassinate a number one American political determine and avenge his people's betrayal.  The CIA desires Chardy to prevent the hit.  Chardy desires to store Beg's life.

Between the 2 males is a sad earlier, a failed project, and a lady who knew them in war--and who is aware their secrets and techniques now.  Around either males is a conspiracy of lies and violence that reaches again to the chilly War.  But as Beg strikes in for his kill and as Chardy breaks unfastened from his handlers, a bad fact starts to emerge: someplace, an individual desires either males to die.

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Gun Machine

By Warren Ellis

The bestselling mystery from "a heavily solid author with a heavily depraved mind's eye" (New York instances e-book Review).

After a shootout claims the lifetime of his accomplice in a condemned tenement development on Pearl highway, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles throughout an condominium stacked excessive with weapons. whilst tested, each one weapon results in a unique, formerly unsolved murder.

Confronted with the surprising emergence of enormous quantities of unsolved homicides, Tallow discovers that he is walked right into a veritable take care of the satan. An unholy cut price that has made attainable the increase of a few of Manhattan's such a lot favourite captains of undefined. A hunter who plays his lethal acts as a sacrifice to the outdated gods of new york and who might, with no trouble, be the main prolific assassin in big apple City's heritage.

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Hiding the Past (The Forensic Genealogist) (Volume 1)

By Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Peter Coldrick had no earlier; that was once the belief drawn through years of private examine. Then he hired the providers of 1 Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist – a obdurate, made up our minds guy who makes use of no matter what capacity essential to discover the previous. With the Coldrick Case, Morton faces his hardest and most deadly task but, the place all of his investigative and genealogical abilities are positioned to the try. notwithstanding, others also are attracted to the Coldrick kin, those that will cease at not anything, together with homicide, to conceal the previous. As Morton starts off to unearth his client’s mysterious prior, he's compelled to confront his personal family’s darkish historical past, a heritage which he understands little approximately.

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