Cape Currents

      Martin Peltz
Cape Currents

Two sisters race against time to save Cape Town from grave danger.The Football World Cup of 2010 and other major events have arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. In this thriller two sisters race against time to save their city from grave danger.Is the danger from an expected source; and what form will it take?

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    The Skipping Rope

      Robinsville Publishing
The Skipping Rope

This is a story of a village where there are strange goings on, and unfortunately some murders.Winner of the Bony Blithe Mystery Award.Anna Nolan discovers her ex-husband, Jack, on a deserted country road one night . . . dead, unfortunately. He could only have been in town to see Anna, unless Jack was looking for their son, Ben. At least, that’s how the tall, cool Brit leading the police investigation sees it. To divert suspicion away from her son and herself, Anna delves into Jack’s personal life, only to discover that the actor had been romancing three very different women on a nearby film set. With some rather unorthodox ideas on how to conduct a murder investigation, Anna sets about meeting her ex-husband’s lovers, with harrowing results!". . . a true 'chiller thriller' that I couldn't put down!" - MysteryNet Review"I seldom give five stars for a book but in this case I don't have another possibility. It's an absolutely brilliant story." - Goodreads Review(Originally published as "Road Kill")

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    Normal

      Warren Ellis
Normal

A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future—by an iconic visionary writer

Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you.
There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geo-engineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks.
For both types, if you're good at it, and you spend your days and nights doing it, then it's something you can't do for long. Depression sets in. Mental illness festers. And if the "abyss gaze" takes hold there's only one place to recover: Normal Head, in the wilds of Oregon, within the secure perimeter of an experimental forest.
When Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist, arrives at Normal Head, he is desperate to unplug and be immersed in sylvan silence. But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels in Warren Ellis's Normal, Dearden uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future—and the past, and the now.


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    Locked Inside

      Nancy Werlin
Locked Inside

As the orphaned daughter of a wildly successful inspirational singer/author, Marnie Skyedottir stands to inherit great wealth. But until then, Marnie has to survive a dreary life in private school. She endures by escaping into an online role-playing game as much as possible and steering clear of the other students. So when Marnie is kidnapped by someone who also claims to be Skye's daughter, she is worried. With her reclusive tendencies, will anyone even know she's gone? And will her online gaming skills be of any help to her in this real-life drama?


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    At His Gates: A Novel. Vol. 1 (of 3)

      Mrs. Oliphant
At His Gates: A Novel. Vol. 1 (of 3)

Mr and Mrs Robert Drummond lived in a pretty house in the Kensington district; a house, the very external aspect of which informed the passer-by who they were, or at least what the husband was. The house was embowered in its little garden; and in spring, with its lilacs and laburnums, looked like a great bouquet of bloom as such houses often do. But built out from the house, and occupying a large slice of the garden at the side, was a long room, lighted with sky windows, and not by any means charming to look at outside, though the creepers, which had not long been planted, were beginning to climb upon the walls. It was connected with the house by a passage which acted as a conservatory, and was full of flowers; and everything had been done that could be done to render the new studio as beautiful in aspect as it was in meaning. But it was new, and had scarcely yet begun, as its proprietor said, to 'compose' with its surroundings. Robert Drummond, accordingly, was a painter, a painter producing, in the mean time, pictures of the class called genre; but intending to be historical, and to take to the highest school of art as soon as life and fame would permit.

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    Billy (a novelette)

      Shaun Whittington
Billy (a novelette)

This is a revised and extended version of the short story, 'The Third Anniversary.'It's been nearly three years since the school killings, and Billy Jones is still haunted by what happened and struggles on how to deal with an episode that will scar the town for a long time.This is a revised and extended version of the short story, 'The Third Anniversary.'In this horrific, yet emotional story, it tells us about a tortured soul. Everywhere is a reminder and there's no escape for Billy Jones. It's been nearly three years since the school killings, and Billy Jones is still haunted by what happened and struggles on how to deal with an episode that will scar the town for a long time.

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    The Y2 Kaper

      Jim CaJacob
The Y2 Kaper

Hackers scheme to use Y2K mania to get rich - plus bowling, chocolate, hip-hop and Estelle.Working on the "Y2K Bug", hackers discover a way to manipulate economic indicators and scheme, with the help of a certain woman, to get rich doing this. They are pursued by other techies, and by rich people who don't like to see their money disappear.Set in the U.S. and Switzerland.

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    Role Reversal

      Stephen C. Spencer
Role Reversal

When Felicity Carter starts having nightmares—nightmares she cannot recall upon awakening—her roommate Maria takes her to a hypnotist in an effort to find out why.Maria succeeds, but it's not the answer she was expecting...Ever wonder what the world would be like today if we had chosen to "Just Say No" to drugs in the 1960s? This 2010 Beatles fiction novel is as pertinent today as it was back then.“How I Met The Beatles” revisits the British invasion of 1964 and explores the issue of celebrity idol worship. It is the story of a young, innocent ’tween-aged girl named Priscilla Casey, her dream to meet The Beatles, and her journey toward emotional and spiritual maturity.Hero worship in sports and entertainment is so universal that people of all ages and religious persuasions can identify with it. This multigenerational aspect creates an opportunity for dialog between parents who lived through the tumultuous 1960s, and their children whose lives are still affected by the social and moral upheaval that occurred.Priscilla leaves her childhood friends in Salinas, California and moves to the family’s thirty-acre homestead. Although settling in to her new country life holds its challenges, they are minuscule compared to the hurdles she faces transitioning into adolescence. This book uses the onslaught of The Beatles, and the concurrent social changes, as a vehicle to explore idol worship and the disillusionment that results. It touches on peer pressure, sibling rivalry, work ethics, handling disappointment, drug abuse, and young love.It also contains a multicultural element, as Priscilla and her family form friendships with a Hispanic-American family.Many of Priscilla’s most insightful passages were written by me as a struggling twelve-year-old. This creates an element of authenticity that cannot be reproduced by an adult looking back.

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    The Third Target: A J. B. Collins Novel

      Joel C. Rosenberg
The Third Target: A J. B. Collins Novel

2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category)
When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell--ISIS--has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have weapons of mass destruction? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else? With tensions already high, the impending visit of the American president to the region could prove to be the spark that sets off an explosion of horrendous proportions. Knowing that terrorist forces are already trying to bring down two Arab governments in the region--Iraq and Syria--can Collins uncover the truth before it's too late? Or will the terrorists succeed in setting their sights on the third target and achieving genocide?


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    The Aquitaine Progression: A Novel

      Robert Ludlum
The Aquitaine Progression: A Novel

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals . . . they’re back . . . Aquitaine!” Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world’s most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he’d long left behind. One by one, he traces each thread of a lethal progression to the heart of every major government, a network of coordinated global violence that no one believes possible—no one but Converse and the woman he once loved and lost, the only two people on earth who can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine.

Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Aquitaine Progression
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“You won’t be able to put it down. (Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day).”
Chicago Sun-Times

“Ludlum at his best.”
Publishers Weekly
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s *The Bourne Identity.*


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    The Burden of Proof

      Scott Turow
The Burden of Proof

Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched. It reveals a family caught in a maelstrom of hidden crimes, shocking secrets, and warring passions.


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    The Family Pool

      Lyz Russo
The Family Pool

Mary Adams has married into money. At first this is amazing and she is overwhelmed with thankfulness; but as time goes by she begins to realize that all is not well in the wealthy family. She comes upon a creepy volume of genealogy in the library of the house that was given to her and her husband John to live in, and from there, her curiosity turns into an obsession to get to the bottom of it.Mary Adams has married into money. At first this is amazing and she is overwhelmed with thankfulness; but as time goes by she begins to realize that all is not well in the wealthy family. She comes upon a creepy volume of genealogy in the library of the house that was given to her and her husband John to live in, and from there, her curiosity turns into an obsession to get to the bottom of it all. She has to do this without John realizing it, because he is part of The System...

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    The Man Who Fought Alone

      Stephen R. Donaldson
The Man Who Fought Alone

In a sprawling new novel, Stephen R. Donaldson tells a tale of a hero's dark night of the soul.
Mick Axbrewder has enough problems to kill any ten lesser men. He's a recovering alcoholic. He's also healing-painfully and slowly-from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him. His old partner, Ginny, seems to want as little to do with him as possible.

Years ago, he and Ginny worked side by side. That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop. While drunk. A cop who happened to be his brother.

Now Axbrewder-"Brew" to his friends-is trying to make his way back to self-respect. It isn't easy. It doesn't help that Ginny has moved them to the sprawling, heartless Sunbelt city of Carner, where he can't get the "feel" of the streets. At least he has work, handling security in the booming martial-arts industry centered in Carner. A world of modern commercial competition and ancient resentments. A world with hidden stakes, over which someone is evidently willing to kill.

But Brew's real job isn't the one for which he's been hired. His real job is regaining his own self-respect.


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    Afterwards

      Rosamund Lupton
Afterwards

From the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sister comes a compelling, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child.

   The school is on fire. Her children are inside.
   Grace runs toward the burning building, desperate to reach them.
   In the aftermath of the devastating fire which tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm.  This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family and find out who committed the crime that rocked their lives.  While unearthing truths about her life that may help her find answers, Grace learns more about everyone around her -- and finds she has courage she never knew she possessed.
   Powerful and beautiful, with a riveting story and Lupton’s trademark elegant style that made Sister such a sweeping success, Afterwards explores the depths of a mother’s unswerving love.


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