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Burning Bright
Author: Nick Petrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698194144
Pages: 432
Year: 2017-01-10
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“LOTS OF CHARACTERS GET COMPARED TO MY OWN JACK REACHER, BUT PETRIE'S PETER ASH IS THE REAL DEAL.”—Lee Child *An Entertainment Weekly Must List Pick In the new novel featuring war veteran Peter Ash, “an action hero of the likes of Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne” (Lincoln Journal-Star), Ash has a woman’s life in his hands—and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine. War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California, but the trip isn’t quite the balm he’d hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a grizzly, long thought to have vanished from this part of the country. In a fight of man against bear, Peter doesn’t favor his odds, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearby sapling. There, he finds something strange: a climbing rope, affixed to a distant branch above. It leads to another, and another, up through the giant tree canopy, and ending at a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run. From below them come the sounds of men and gunshots. Just days ago, investigative journalist June Cassidy escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail. She suspects they’re after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out what’s going on, and help from someone with Peter’s particular set of skills. Only one step ahead of their pursuers, Peter and June must race to unravel this peculiar mystery. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.
The Drifter
Author: Nick Petrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698194136
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-01-12
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The first explosive thriller featuring Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren’t easily left behind... “Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”—Lee Child Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man’s widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he’s ever encountered...and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined...and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he’d left for good.
Light It Up
Author: Nick Petrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399575642
Pages: 400
Year: 2018-01-16
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“Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”—Lee Child In this action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there’s more to this crime than meets the eye. Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry’s son-in-law and the company’s operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry’s daughter and her company vulnerable. When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he’s guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash? After finding himself on the defensive for too long, Peter marshals his resources and begins to dig for the truth in a scheme that is bigger—and far more lucrative—than he’d ever anticipated. With so much on the line, his enemy will not give up quietly...and now he has Peter directly in his sights.
Seven Unholy Days
Author: Jerry Hatchett
Publisher: Red House Publishing
ISBN: 0988701235
Pages: 467
Year: 2013-04-04
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A tech genius. A computerized power grid. A psychotic billionaire. What could go wrong? A LOT. And that's just Day One. Of Seven. Do you like the rapid-fire pace of James Patterson? The ancient clues of Dan Brown? The big adventure of James Rollins? A book you just can't put down? Join breakout author Jerry Hatchett for a terrifying week of Seven Unholy Days. Matt Decker is a self-made example of modern success. As the designer of the nation's new high-tech power grid, he is an entrepreneurial celebrity, rich and living the good life. The grid is state-of-the-art, believed impenetrable. Then, on a mundane visit to a control center in Mississippi, Decker's professional life starts falling apart when he watches entire states lose power for no reason. As society slips into chaos, the impossible happens: Things get worse. Someone is attacking the United States. It's not a military power that can be confronted. It's not another country that's holding the world's only superpower hostage. Who is it? Why are they doing it? And why does it seem to be personally centered on Decker? To answer these questions, Decker and crew must interpret bizarre messages and decipher a series of ancient clues, all while corrupt politicians at the top are more concerned about protecting themselves. The good guys are outmanned and literally in the dark. But the clock is ticking and a frightened nation is wondering what the next day will bring. What will the final day bring, and can they survive it? Can anyone? Don't wait. Join the tens of thousands who already got this pulse-pounding thrill ride. You won't be sorry. Do it right now.
Burning Bright
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213582
Pages: 336
Year: 2007-03-20
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From the author of the international bestseller Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, comes a stirring eighteenth-century coming-of-age tale In the waning days of eighteenth-century London, poet, artist, and printer William Blake works in obscurity as England is rocked by the shock waves of the French Revolution. Next door, the Kellaway family has just moved in, and country boy Jem Kellaway strikes up a tentative friendship with street-savvy Maggie Butterfield. As their stories intertwine with Blake's, the two children navigate the confusing and exhilarating path to adolescence, and inspire the poet to create the work that enshrined his genius. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fun and Games
Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316179892
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-06-20
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The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski. Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate. Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People. It's nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.
The Burn Palace
Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611049
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-02-07
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The sleepy community of Brewster, Rhode Island, is just like any other small American town. It’s a place where most of the population will likely die blocks from where they were born; where gossip spreads like wildfire, and the big entertainment on weekends is the inevitable fight at the local bar. But recently, something out of the ordinary—perhaps even supernatural—has been stirring in Brewster. While packs of coyotes gather on back roads and the news spreads that a baby has been stolen from Memorial Hospital (and replaced in its bassinet by a snake), a series of inexplicably violent acts begins to confound Detective Woody Potter and the local police—and inspire terror in the hearts and minds of the locals. From award-winning author Stephen Dobyns comes a sardonic yet chillingly suspenseful novel: the literary equivalent of a Richard Russo small-town tableau crossed with a Stephen King thriller. The Burn Palace is a darkly funny, twisted portrait of chaos and paranoia, with an impressive host of richly rendered, larger-than-life characters and a thrilling plot that will keep readers guessing until the final pages.
Brightly Burning
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101119071
Pages: 448
Year: 2001-06-01
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His name is Lavan Firestorm, a young man blessed—and cursed—with a special talent for firestarting. His legend has haunted the darkest corners of Valdemar, yet the truth has never been told. Here, at last, is his story.
Under the Mountain Wall
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663200
Pages: 320
Year: 1987-01-06
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A remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927 to 2014), author of the National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise. In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter Matthiessen visited the Kurelu with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the Mountain Wall as an account not of the expedition, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd Tukum, U-mue and his family, and the boy Weake, killed in a surprise raid. Matthiessen observes these people in their timeless rhythm of work and play and war, of gardening and wood gathering, feasts and funerals, pig stealing and ambushes. Drawing on his great skills as a naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen offers an exceptional account of an ancient culture on the brink of incalculable change.
Real Frank Zappa Book
Author: Frank Zappa, Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705725
Pages: 352
Year: 1990-05-15
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Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
Richmond Burning
Author: Nelson D. Lankford
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0142003107
Pages: 320
Year: 2003
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The final days of Confederacy are chronicled in this richly rendered portrait of the buring of Richmond, with vivid scenes depicting the destruction of this proud Southern city and close-up profiles of the individuals who played a key role. Reprint.
Succession of Power
Author: Thomas Berreman
ISBN: 0997769807
Year: 2015-10-03
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The murder of a United States Senator pulls a Washington lawyer into a deadly conspiracy to swing the political pendulum to the far right, and he is the only one with the power to stop it.Failure is not an option.Jason Burke¿s successful career as a newly admitted partner to the law firm of Chatfield & Smythe is shattered when his pro bono client, an undocumented hotel maid struggling to avoid deportation, witnesses the interrogation and murder of a United States Senator. His investigation into her subsequent disappearance uncovers the Senator¿s role in a powerful ideologue¿s diabolical scheme to push the political pendulum to the far right. Successful implementation, utilizing a biological weapon confiscated from a defecting North Korean scientist, will result in the death of countless innocent people, both politicians and civilians.After multiple attempts on his life to thwart his investigation, and being framed for a murder he didn¿t commit, Burke realizes his only option is to fight back and stop the man¿s pursuit. He is quickly drawn out of his comfort zone as a trial lawyer in the courtroom to that of a clandestine operative who at times must kill or be killed. Failure will be fatal for him and many others, and push Washington¿s political leadership and judicial philosophy to the far right for the foreseeable future.An outcome not demanded by the American voters, but by the agenda of a single man.Fast paced, well written and very creative for the genre, Succession of Power is a great read for fans of political action, thriller/suspense, and espionage. A great, riveting combination of thrills, suspense, intelligence, flawed but strong men, action and adventure..., an engrossing story with a fun cast to take you along for this very interesting, exciting and dangerous ride. Cale Owens - Indie Book Reviewers
Going Home
Author: A. American
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147516951
Pages: 528
Year: 2015-04-28
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When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored-if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back. During the gruelling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters.
The Philadelphia Quarry
Author: Howard Owen
Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)
ISBN: 1579623352
Pages: 223
Year: 2013
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Hardly anyone doubts that Richard Slade did it. Who could blame him? But Willie has his doubts. When the full weight of the city's old money falls on him, trying to crush the story, he only becomes more determined to chase the things that always seems to get him in trouble - the truth. The fact that Richard Slade is his cousin, a link to his long-dead African-American father, only makes Willie more tenacious.
Hard Cold Winter
Author: Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062344609
Pages: 416
Year: 2016-03-08
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Former Army Ranger and thief Van Shaw is thrust into danger as lethal and unpredictable as the war he left behind in this emotionally powerful and gritty follow up to the acclaimed Past Crimes. When an old crony of Van Shaw’s late grandfather calls in a favor, the recently-discharged Ranger embarks on a dangerous journey to the Olympic Mountains, in search of a missing girl tied to Van’s own criminal past. What he finds instead is a brutal murder scene, including a victim from one of Seattle’s most influential families. But the dead bodies are only the start of Van’s troubles. A fellow Ranger from Afghanistan turns up at Van’s doorstep, seeking support from his former sergeant even as Van wrestles with his own reemerging symptoms of PTSD. The murder investigation leads to heavy pressure, with a billionaire businessman on one side and vicious gangsters on the other, each willing to play dirty to get what they want. The price of his survival may be too high, demanding moral compromises that could destroy Van’s relationship with his iron-willed girlfriend, Luce. And when a trusted friend’s betrayal pushes him to the edge, Van has to enlist help from some unexpected places—including someone he believed was lost forever. The Ranger will need every ally he can get. A powerful, unseen player is about to unleash a firestorm on Seattle that will burn Van and his people to ashes—and it will take a miracle to stop it.

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