New Arrivals - Fiction
British secret agent James Bond is lured into a trap using the beautiful Russian spy Tatiana Romanova as bait. She's asked for passage to Paris with Bond as her chaperone in exchange for a top secret decoding machine. To survive the train ride from Istanbul, 007 will need to keep his wits about him and his Beretta close at hand, dealing with SMERSH's deadliest assassin and their operations chief, Rosa Klebb.
Wrecker was born in 1965 in San Francisco. But by his third birthday, his mother has landed in prison and he's taken by the state. Up among the California redwoods, a clan of eccentrics will come together to raise one remarkable child.
Halfway through SEAL training, Cadet Jack Walker is still green but showing incredible promise when he's whisked away to join four SEALs and their dog for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he finds out the true nature of this ?special ops? team: SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its most dark and primeval form, SEAL Team 666 has their work cut out for them. And it is not long before they realize that the threat isn't just directed against the U.S. An ancient and deadly cult has bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict with the entire world at stake.
There's a war going on between the earth and the sky, but that doesn't stop Parsifal, a humble fountain-pen repairman, from revisiting the forest where he was raised. On his journey, Parsifal, a wise fool if there ever was one, encounters several librarians, a therapist, numerous blind people, and Misty, a beautiful woman who may well be under the influence of recreational drugs.
In her electrifying first novel, Nicole Richie tells the sensational story of Chloe Parker, a rock royalty princess and a card-carrying member of Hollywood's inner circle. At the age of seven, Chloe was adopted by a music superstar and his wife, transforming her life from rags to riches. What followed was a wild childhood distinguished by parties with movie stars and rock idols, run-ins with the press and the police, and a subsequent stint in rehab.
"An American hacker becomes target number one after she accesses the account of a Russian mob boss, revealing his organization's terror plot against the U.S. by taking out its satellite system. She knows two things: they're coming for her and she's out of her league. Having the intel the hacker stumbled into could prevent millions of deaths, and Mack Bolan is determined to find her before the Russians do. There's only one problem. No one knows what she looks like. And when one of her friends compromises her location in London, the Executioner knows he must make his final move and end this high-stakes game of hide and seek...one way or the other."--Goodreads.com
British secret agent James Bond assumes the identity of a captured courier and solicits the help of gorgeous Tiffany Case, the diamond smugglers' American go-between.
"Those born into the comarre life produced blood in rich, pure, powerful abundance"--from p.  of cover.
There has always been a need in the spy game for covert missions so black no one in the American government, and almost no one in intelligence itself, knows of their existence. The left hand can't know what the right hand is doing. Austin Clay is that right hand, executing missions that would be disavowed by his own government if he's ever compromised. Clay is sent to track down a missing American operative, a man who was captured outside of Moscow, in the Russian countryside. Clay soon discovers the missing officer is only the beginning of the mission, and soon Clay finds himself protecting a desperate woman who believes a mole has penetrated the top levels of the US government, throwing the international balance of power into jeopardy.
The death of an old friend and idol causes minor painter and art collector Harold Nivenson to reflect on his own career and life.
A novel written to expose the security gaps in business. Follow cybersecurity expert Nancy MacBaron as she gathers different perspectives from developers, data architects, managers, attorneys, cybersecurity experts...and members of her own family to formulate a method to protect sensitive information...
Stripped of his possessions and executed as a result of Mao's Land Reform Movement in 1948, benevolent landowner Ximen Nao finds himself endlessly tortured in Hell before he is systematically reborn on Earth as each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac.
The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as they believed. Warehouses fill up, taxes skyrocket, and government officials maltreat even those who have traveled for days to sell their harvest. A surplus on the garlic market ensues, and the farmers must watch in horror as their crops wither and rot in the fields. Families are destroyed by the random imprisonment of young and old for supposed crimes against the state. The prisoners languish in horrifying conditions in their cells, with only their strength of character and thoughts of their loved ones to save them from madness. Meanwhile, a blind minstrel incites the masses to take the law into their own hands, and a riot of apocalyptic proportions follows with savage and unforgettable consequences.
"An unforgettably haunting novel--intertwining stories reveal how a man and a woman fall in love with the same extraordinary person ...Saga of Kate Harrington--who for the past fifteen years has been the muse, provocateur and lodestone in the lives of Louis Ross and Angela Agnelli. After a car accident in Ibiza, Kate lies comatose and is, unbeknownst to anyone, two months pregnant. Angela and Louis both fly to her side, as does Kate?s step-father, who?s been a dark presence in all of their lives for many years. Told in present day and... flashbacks, by turns bittersweet and brutally honest... What begins as an evocative story of love and identity evolves, faster and faster, into a high-scale drama--with a conclusion that is truly heartrending" --From Amazon.
Kelsey Mitchell?s dreams of happily ever after were washed away when her emotionally-abusive husband succumbed to the pride of his religious illusions and abandoned his family. Years later, raising two kids alone in the beachside community of Santa Cruz, Kelsey?s faith is again tested when her daughter?s life is in jeopardy. Now, she must make a choice to drown under the weight of her past or resurface triumphantly in the faith and hope she left behind. Alex Bechtel traded his successful CPA business for his first love: Pastoring a small church in a quaint seaside village. But when he discovers the church is long on rules and short on compassion, he must question his decisions and his own definition of faith. Can two people with troubled pasts find hope and love in one another? Or is Swimming to the Surface worth the effort?
"After sixty years, a package arrives in the mail unlooked for, a lost gift from father to son. Now a grandfather himself, Emerson unwraps a decades-old Christmas present from his departed father, a handmade book recounting the extraordinary boyhood adventure he shared with his dad one Christmas long ago. With maps, drawings, watercolors and photographs, this artifact and family heirloom recounts a mountainous winter landscape alive with mysterious encounters and life-changing gifts"--From publisher description.
A young gemologist who happens to be related to the local mob is reluctantly recruited to smuggle diamonds across the border with hilarious consequences.
Plummer's helper. That's what Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long has become. In fact they can chisel it on his tombstone because new deputy Henry Plummer is bound to get him killed. Longarms boss has asked him to take the mayor's son under his wing and teach him the ropes, but young Plummer quickly proves to be greener than grass.
"It didn't take long for Mink LaRue to blow all the money she conned pretending to be the missing oil heiress Sable Dominion. And now that a sweet chunk of the huge Dominion family trust fund is up for grabs, nothing can stop her from going in hard for even more. Trouble is, her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend and the Dominion's irresistible eldest son, Barron, want to take Mink down in as many ways as possible. Even Barron's scheming fiancee is working overtime to expose Mink and bulldoze over her house of lies. But for Mink, the most dangerous opposition to her devious plan is the new pretender who's come to town. . .and she looks--and lies--exactly like Mink!"-- P.  of cover.
Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape.
At ten years old, Kim Thy fled Vietnam on a boat with her family, leaving behind a grand house and the many less tangible riches of their home country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup-vendors. The family arrived in Quebec, where they found clothes at the flea market, and mattresses with actual fleas. Kim learned French and English, and as she grew older, seized what opportunities an immigrant could; she put herself through school picking vegetables and sewing clothes, worked as a lawyer and interpreter, and later as a restaurateur. She was married and a mother when the urge to write struck her, and she found herself scribbling words at every opportunity - pulling out her notebook at stoplights and missing the change to green. The story emerging was one of a Vietnamese emigre on a boat to an unknown future: her own story fictionalized and crafted into a stunning novel.
In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, T.C. Boyle offers his unique view of the world. A primate-center researcher becomes romantically involved with a chimp; a Norse poet overcomes bard-block; collectors compete to snare the ancient Aztec beer can, Quetzacoatl Lite; and Lassie abandons Timmy for a randy coyote. Dark humor, delirious fantasy, and surreal satire come together in this collection that brilliantly expresses just what the "evolution" of mankind has wrought.
When the mayor of Chicago is eaten by zombies on live television and a group of shady aldermen attempts to seize power in the vacuum, three unlikely friends stumble upon a conspiracy to overthrow the city... and they alone may be capable of stopping it.