"Book one in the Darkwater Saga is filled with suspense, intrigue and action. As readers get to know the characters, Carr seamlessly immerses them into his fascinating kingdom. This story sets the stage for a series fantasy fans will love.
Author: Patrick W. Carr
Publisher: Baker Books
Patrick Carr Launches a New Suspense-filled Fantasy Epic When one man is brutally murdered and the priest he works for mortally wounded on the streets of Bunard, Willet Dura is called to investigate. Yet the clues to the crime lead to contradictions and questions without answers. As Willet begins to question the dying priest, the man pulls Willet close and screams in a foreign tongue. Then he dies without another word. Willet returns to the city, no closer to answers than before, but his senses are skewed. People he touches appear to have a subtle shift, a twist seen at the edge of his vision, and it's as though he can see their deepest thoughts. In a world divided between haves and have-nots, gifted and common, Willet soon learns he's been passed the rarest gift of all: a gift that's not supposed to exist. Now Willet must pursue the murderer still on the loose in Bunard even as he's pulled into a much more dangerous and epic conflict that threatens not only his city, but his entire world--a conflict that will force him to come to terms with his own tortured past if he wants to survive.
“Jeremy looked like he was going into shock. I didn't think it was wise to move
him on my own and I knew help was coming.” Both of them stared at me as if they
weren't sure they were satisfied with my answer. Then Monty said, “Well, given
Author: Christine Carbo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
On most days, the wilderness gave me peace. But not tonight. In a land sculpted by glaciers, the forest is on fire. Thick smoke chokes the mountain air and casts an apocalyptic glow over the imposing peaks and vistas of Montana’s Glacier National Park. When firefighters are called in to dig firebreaks near the small town bordering the park, a crew member is shocked to unearth a shallow grave containing human remains. Park Police Officer Monty Harris is summoned to the site to conduct an excavation. But with an incendiary monster threatening to consume the town, Monty seeks help from Gretchen Larson, the county’s lead crime scene investigator. While the two work frantically to determine the true identity of the victim, a teenager suddenly disappears from one of the campgrounds in Glacier. Could the cases somehow be connected? As chances for recovery of the missing boy grow slimmer and the FBI finds only dead ends, Gretchen and Monty desperately race to fit all the pieces together while battling time, the elements, and their own unresolved inner conflicts. The Weight of Night is the latest novel in an award-winning series which “paints a moving picture of complex, flawed people fighting to make their way in a wilderness where little is black or white” (Publishers Weekly). It is a gripping tribute to the power of redemption set against one of America’s most majestic and unforgiving landscapes.
“Jane Doe. At least that's what the police will call me when they find my body,”
she answers, pretending to be fearless again. Who knows, maybe she isn't
pretending, but it doesn't really matter either way. I shock her with the lowest
setting, and ...
Author: Allysson Fugitt
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Mary Shane comes home from school one day to find her mother beaten to unconsciousness, this leads her on a perilous journey to find her father, the man that has spent her entire life on the run, always nothing more than a shadow. She must play his deadly game, become the very darkness he hides in, if she ever wants to have a chance at the love she found and the normal life she used to take for granted. As Mary Shane makes her way into the deadly world her father lives in, a world where people have seemingly magical powers and always seem to be one step ahead of you, she discovers that maybe his frequent disappearances and constant paranoia were justified. She finds herself forced to make dangerous decisions and do things she never in her worst nightmare had to face. With the government chasing her every footstep, she must find her father before they do if she ever hopes to survive this wild ride and earn the right to live. She discovers that everything she\'s ever experienced is because of her father and as she begins to put the pieces together she wonders if there is more to this story than anyone else knows.
There had been the shock of his disappearance from the surface of Bajor after
the end of the war, and then his materializing before her in a vision to announce
that he could not go home with her just then, or at any specific time in the future.
Author: David R. George III
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first novel in a two-part Typhon Pact adventure set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation! In the wake of the final Borg invasion, which destroyed entire worlds, cost the lives of sixty-three billion people, and struck a crippling blow to Starfleet, six nations adversarial to the United Federation of Planets—the Romulan Star Empire, the Breen Confederacy, the Tholian Assembly, the Gorn Hegemony, the Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Holy Order of the Kinshaya— joined ranks to form the Typhon Pact. For almost three years, the Federation and the Klingon Empire, allied under the Khitomer Accords, have contended with the nascent coalition on a predominantly cold-war footing. But as Starfleet rebuilds itself, factions within the Typhon Pact grow restive, concerned about their own inability to develop a quantum slipstream drive to match that of the Federation. Will leaders such as UFP President Bacco and RSE Praetor Kamemor bring about a lasting peace across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, or will the cold war between the two alliances deepen, and perhaps even lead to an all-out shooting war?
At first I thought it was the shock of being immersed in a former life, then the
prospect of seeing your father again while keeping his death a secret.” Matthew
remained kneeling, head bowed, his back to me. “But your father knows his future
Author: Deborah Harkness
The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald) J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey. From the Trade Paperback edition.
... woman had managed to avoid the unavoidable. Impressive. But why hadn't
they come back to finish the job? I began to swim, thinking about it. Could the
shock of what I'd done scared them into running? They'd managed to dead of
Author: Randy Wayne White
New York Times bestselling author “Randy Wayne White spins another terrific Florida tale”* in this thriller of bio-terror and extreme revenge. It starts with a simple request: check up on the mysteriously reclusive biologist brother of an old friend. But what Doc Ford stumbles upon in the doctor’s secluded island home is a nightmare. He has hanged himself—and his body is host to a rare strain of feeding, breathing parasites. It’s not an accident. Neither is the fact that the flesh eaters are multiplying in the infested Florida waters. A biological catastrophe has arrived. And only Doc Ford can find out why, and stop it from spreading further…
The shock of stabbing something of flesh and blood reverberated up my arm. The
thing squealed, a shrill, highpitched sound like a stuck pig. It rose, slapping at its
body, lurching drunkenly. There was a jerkjerk of its body, and it stumbled.
Author: Veronica Wolff
Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead. When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she's determined to do so, because to fail doesn't mean dishonor-it means death.
But for at least a few days he considered it a possibility, because so much can
happen in secret, vos, and what was that compared with the shock of death? As
for the prior rumors about her involvement, yes, of course he had heard them, but
Author: Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist: A novel that is “at once a story about a boy growing up in two cultures, a love story, and a mystery” (The Boston Globe). Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, The Long Night of White Chickens announced Francisco Goldman’s arrival as a major literary talent. It is both a suspenseful mystery and a tale of two worlds that plumbs the darkest depths of the relationship between the United States and Guatemala. Goldman tells the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocratic Guatemalan mother and Jewish father, and Flor de Mayo, the beautiful young Guatemalan orphan who lives with the family as a maid. Similar in age, Roger and Flor become close, and remain so even after she leaves to attend college at Wellesley. After graduation, however, Flor returns home to Guatemala City, where she heads a local orphanage that arranges international adoptions. When she’s murdered, Roger is stunned and can’t believe the rumors he hears about her life. Years later, he will travel to Guatemala to uncover the circumstances around Flor’s mysterious death in “a wonderful book” that is as “complex as history, funny as love, painful as death” (The Washington Post Book World). “A richly layered, genre-busting novel that shuttles between suburban Boston and Guatemala City and devours everything in its path.” —Jay McInerney
... when the engine sputtered the first time. A palpable shock of anger ran through
him and he thought, Oh, that son of a bitching mechanic is going to hear He was
flying alone but not really alone, because for. from me. Provinces of Night 18 i.
Author: William Gay
It’s 1952, and E.F. Bloodworth is finally coming home to Ackerman’s Field, Tennessee. Itinerant banjo picker and volatile vagrant, he’s been gone ever since he gunned down a deputy thirty years before. Two of his sons won’t be home to greet him: Warren lives a life of alcoholic philandering down in Alabama, and Boyd has gone to Detroit in vengeful pursuit of his wife and the peddler she ran off with. His third son, Brady, is still home, but he’s an addled soothsayer given to voodoo and bent on doing whatever it takes to keep E.F. from seeing the wife he abandoned. Only Fleming, E.F.’s grandson, is pleased with the old man’s homecoming, but Fleming’s life is soon to careen down an unpredictable path hewn by the beautiful Raven Lee Halfacre. In the great Southern tradition of Faulkner, Styron, and Cormac McCarthy, William Gay wields a prose as evocative and lush as the haunted and humid world it depicts. Provinces of Night is a tale redolent of violence and redemption–a whiskey-scented, knife-scarred novel whose indelible finale is not an ending nearly so much as it is an apotheosis.