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Rogue Justice

Author: Geoffrey Household

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504010493

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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After years on the run, an assassin seeks vengeance against the Nazis It’s been four years since Raymond Ingelram failed to kill Hitler. All it took was a slight change in wind to force his bullet wide and put the entire German secret service on his tail. Ingelram ran to England, where he went to ground in the wilds of Dorset and finally escaped his pursuers. Safe at last, he does the only thing that makes sense: He decides to go back to Germany. War is raging across Europe, and Hitler deserves death more than ever. Infiltrating the Reich with a forged passport, Ingelram is thrown into a provincial prison—only to be freed by a stray RAF bomb. Wearing a stolen Nazi uniform, he again goes to ground . . . and forms a plan to tear Nazi Germany apart from the inside out.

Rogue Male

Author: Geoffrey Household

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174755

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator’s private compound. He does. He has the potential target in his sites and is wondering whether to pull the trigger when security catches up with him. Imprisoned, tortured, doomed to a painful death, the hunter makes an extraordinary and harrowing escape, fleeing through enemy territory to the safety of his native England. But that safety is delusive: his pursuers will not be diverted from their revenge by national borders; the British government cannot protect him without seeming to endorse his deed. The hunter must flee society, and he goes literaly underground, like a fox to its earth. The hunter has become the hunted. Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male is a classic thriller and a triumph of suspense. Described by Household as a “bastard offspring of Stevenson and Conrad,” the book is no less remarkable as an exploration of the lure of violence, the psychology of survivalism, and the call of the wild.

Bones Don't Lie

Author: Melinda Leigh

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781542049863

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Shocking evidence hits close to home for attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger as Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh's acclaimed series continues. Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he's lived under the weight of that disappearance--until his father's car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that's risen to the surface. For Lance, the investigation yields troubling questions about a man he thought he knew. But memories can play dirty tricks. For Morgan, uncovering each new lie comes with a disquieting fear that someone is out there watching, because someone is killing every witness tied to this decades-old crime. Morgan and Lance follow in the shadows of a relentless killer and walk right into the cross fire.

What I've Done

Author: Melinda Leigh

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503903050

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Morgan Dane's new client has blood on her hands--and no recollection of what happened--as the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling series continues. Haley Powell wakes up covered in blood, with no memory of the night before. When she sees a man lying in the backyard, stabbed to death, she has only one terrified thought: What have I done? Agreeing to take the case as a favor to her PI friend Lincoln Sharp, Morgan must scale a mountain of damning circumstantial and forensic evidence to prove her client innocent. Haley couldn't appear more guilty: her bloodstained fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and she has no alibi. But Morgan can't shake the feeling that this shocked young woman has been framed. Someone out there is hell-bent on sabotaging her defense, targeting Morgan, her partner, and especially Haley. Someone who will stop at nothing--and whose next move will be deadly.

The Strange Library

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385354312

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination. The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library, the book is like nothing else Murakami has written. Designed by Chip Kidd and fully illustrated, in full color, throughout, this small format, 96 page volume is a treat for book lovers of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345404475

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 4218

Captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which sophisticated androids, banned from the planet, fight back against their potential destroyers

A Merciful Silence

Author: Kendra Elliot

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503901315

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the fourth book of the Wall Street Journal bestselling series, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick must unlock the mystery of a mass murder, and the secrets of its silent witness... For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can't reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home. A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people--a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars? One person might have the answer. The lone survivor of the decades-old crimes has returned to town still claiming that she can't remember a thing about the night she was left for dead. As the search for the truth becomes more dangerous, Mercy fears that the traumatized woman may not have buried her memories at all. She might be keeping them a secret. And there's a price to be paid for revealing them.

The Tenth Circle

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416538291

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 400

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Jodi Picoult, the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Vanishing Acts," offers her most powerful chronicle yet of an American family with a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child--and the dangerous repercussions of trying to play the hero.

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307887456

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

The Old Devils

Author: Kingsley Amis

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590175921

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years—when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”—nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably. Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis’s greatest achievement—a book that “stands comparison with any English novel of the [twentieth] century”—The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence.

Hidden

Author: Kendra Elliot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612183886

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 8568

"Eleven years ago, the Co-ed Slayer murdered nine female students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely escaped his attack, but lost her best friend whose remains were never found. As the sole surviving victim, Lacey helped send the sadistic serial killer to prison for life. Now a forensic odontologist examining teeth and bones for the state Medical Examiner, Lacey is devastated when she arrives at a crime scene and identifies the skeletal remains as her college friend. The remainsare discovered on the land of ex-cop Jack Harper. Sparks fly between him and Lacey, even as they realize that the prosecution's witnesses from a decade ago are now being murdered one by one. All the evidence points to the Co-ed Slayer as the culprit, only, he's long since dead. So who's the new killer? And is Lacey next in line to die? Golden Heart finalist Kendra Elliot combines chilling suspense and steamy romance in a gripping tale, uniting in-depth forensic knowledge with a passion for thrillers. Setin the snowy winter of Oregon, Hidden creates spine-tingling chills--

All Systems Red

The Murderbot Diaries

Author: Martha Wells

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 0765397528

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Alex Award Winner: 2018 Locus Award One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017 A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence. "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

She Can Run

Author: Melinda Leigh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612181516

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 1773

In hiding with her kids from an abusive husband with a deadly secret, Elizabeth's hopes for refuge in a remote Pennsylvania home take a surprising turn when the owner mysterously dies and his nephew, Jack O'Malley, takes over.

A Merciful Death

Author: Kendra Elliot

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781477818268

Category:

Page: N.A

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FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land--and off the grid--in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to an unsolved mystery from Mercy's past. Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle's Nest to face the family who shunned her while maintaining the facade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle was the cave man's latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout...

Her Last Goodbye

Author: Melinda Leigh

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781542047968

Category: FICTION

Page: 334

View: 7565

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls' night out--and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband--the prime suspect--hires Morgan Dane to find his wife and prove his innocence. As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea's family. She wants to track down the criminal--unaware she's his next target.

Instrument of the Devil

Author: Debbie Burke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981144211

Category:

Page: 226

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Dashing terrorist Khalil Sharivar plans to bring down the electrical grid starting at the Hungry Horse Dam in Montana. He doesn't need explosives or weapons, only a smartphone, his charm, and the perfect scapegoat-Tawny Lindholm, a beautiful small-town widow intimidated by technology. Her rigged phone is his tool of seduction and manipulation, tangling her ever more tightly into his plot. Soon the feds are chasing her and her family is in jeopardy. If Tawny can't turn the instrument back on the devil himself, she dies. In the era of runaway surveillance, if it could happen to Tawny, could it happen to you? Follow Tawny to find out! Winner of the Kindle Scout contest and the 2016 Zebulon Award, Instrument of the Devil is a fast-moving psychological thriller about a cyber-attack on the power grid that's only a keystroke away. Five-star reviews call it "a thrilling high-stakes tale" and "tense and chilling." Read it before the lights go out!

Rough Justice

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Subterranean Press

ISBN: 9781596068568

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3737

A novella featuring Olivia Taylor-Jones, from the Cainsville series. An heiress who works as an investigator for her boyfriend, and defense lawyer Gabriel Walsh, is the newly minted Mallt-Y-Nos, or Matilda of the Hunt. She must lead the Welsh Wild Hunt, bringing accused killers to their final justice with her pack of giant black dogs. During Olivia's first hunt, outside Chicago, she begins to suspect that the target, Keith Johnson, is innocent, and asks to do a little research before bringing him down. She puts her investigative skills to good use digging into Johnson's past. When Gabriel takes on a client accused of shooting her husband, Olivia's research leads her to believe that Johnson's case and Gabriel's new client may be connected.

Say You're Sorry

Author: Melinda Leigh

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683248729

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 8758

"After losing her husband in Iraq, former prosecutor Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Then her neighbor's son, Nick, is accused of murdering Morgan's babysitter. Believing he's innocent, Morgan and Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, search for the real killer. Uncovering secrets that rock the community, they become targets"--

Hour of Need

Author: Melinda Leigh

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781477827079

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 5115

While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant's youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it's not a random act...and neither were the murders. Already devastated by her neighbors' violent deaths, Ellie Ross is shattered by the attempted abduction of her teenage daughter so she desperately turns to Grant for help. As they navigate a deadly search for the truth, they struggle with growing feelings for each other and Grant's impending return to deployment. But time is running out. The killer is growing bolder by the hour, and Ellie and Grant must find him before the children become his next victims. Bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers another gritty mystery simmering with spine-tingling passion in this first Scarlet Falls novel.

The Stone Laughs

Atonement : Two Novellas

Author: Lā. Ca Rāmāmirutam

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 9788187649724

Category: Tamil fiction

Page: 180

View: 1974

Two novellas by one of the pioneers of modern Tamil literature, presented for the first time in an English translation.

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