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1 2014 Act of War
Scot Harvath #13
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Brad Thor  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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"Thor tops himself again and again."
- BookReporter.com

"One of the best writers you are ever going to read."
- WROK


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

fter a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, is top asset surfaces with a startling and errifying claim.  There's just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country's history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy, as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

"Anyone who thinks that the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor."
- Newsweek


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"America's favorite author
- KKTX


BRAD THOR is the #1 New York Time bestselling author of Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated as best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR); State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at I www.BradThor.com.

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2 2009 The Apostle
Scot Harvath #8
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Every politician has a secret.  And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

"Quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum."
- Chicago Tribune

Master of suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most riveting international thriller yet.


A new administration and a new approach to dealing with America's enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath without a job.  But when American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action.

In a dangerous assignment that the United States government will deny any knowledge of, Scot Harvath must secretly infiltrate Kabul's notorious Policharki Prison and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom - al-Qaeda mastermind Mustafa Khan.

But when Harvath arrives, he quickly learns that there is more to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit.  And as the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of hunting down and killing terrorists, and ask himself if he has what it takes to help one of the world's worst go free.

Brimming with the kind of ripped-from-the-head-lines authenticity Brad Thor's internationally bestselling novels are known for, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor's status as the master of the political thriller.

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"Stunning."
- Publishers Weekly, on The Last Patriot

"As riveting as it is relentless, here is a story that cuts to the bone and stirs our deepest fears.  A must-read for our times."
- James Rollins, on The First Commandment



BRAD THOR, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, and The Last Patriot.  Visit his web-site at www.BradThor.com.
3 2019 Backlash
Scot Harvath #18
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"Raw emotion, nonstop action, and relentless pacing makes Backlash another one-night read from Brad Thor" --The Real Book Spy

#1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most gripping thriller yet!


In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back.

They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai.

Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins.

One man is all three.

Two days ago, that man was crossed--badly.

Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out.

With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive.

But survival isn't enough. Harvath wants revenge.

In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.
4 2000 The Bear and the Dragon
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5 1914 2017 The Beasts of Tarzan
Tarzan #3
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

Ballantine Books made publishing history with the simultaneous publication of the first ten volumes in the Tarzan series of books by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS.  The remaining twelve volumes are being published in their proper sequence.  All Ballantine editions are complete and unabridged, all are authorized: the following are available NOW:

1 TARZAN OF THE APES
2 THE RETURN OF TARZAN
3 THE BEASTS OF TARZAN
4 THE SON OF TARZAN
5 TARZAN & THE JEWELS OF OPAR
6 JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN
7 TARZAN THE UNTAMED
8 TARZAN THE TERRIBLE
9 TARZAN & THE GOLDEN LION
10 TARZAN & THE ANT MEN
11 TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE
12 TARZAN & THE LOST EMPIRE

TARZAN 3 THE BEASTS OF TARZAN


Tarzan and Mugambi, the giant Negro, with silent, feral Sheeta the panther at their side, together with Tarzan's hideous crew of great apes, made a formidable company.  But they were stalking a vicious human killer who held Tarzan's son and wife as hostage...

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6 2021 Black Ice
Scot Harvath #20
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7 2012 Black List
Scot Harvath #11
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A stunning masterwork of action,
intrigue, and ingenious plot twists.


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most explosive thriller ever.

Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list.  Members of Congress never get to see it - only the President and a secret team of advisers.  Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off... until you're dead.

Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name.

Somehow Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way.

Somewhere, someone, somehow can put all the pieces together.  The only question is, will Harvath get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived?

An intense, page-turning novel that is action-packed and frighteningly real, Black List blurs the line between fiction and reality and once again reaffirms why Brad Thor "is arguably the best thriller writer of our time" (Suspense Magazine) and "America's favorite author" (KTTX).

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"Anyone who thinks the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor:"
- Newsweek

"The Master of Thrillers."
- Bookreporter.com


BRAD THOR is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne.  Visit his website at www.BradThor.com.
8 2005 Blowback
Scot Harvath #4
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From #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Brad Thor, comes Blowback.

Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned—thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring Harvath back inside. Deep beneath an Alpine glacier, an ancient weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has been unearthed—and a shadowy organization intends to use it for America’s downfall. Racing across Europe, Harvath must secure the ultimate instrument of destruction before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to their knees.
9 1966 2022 The Broken Gun
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THE BROKEN GUN


Begin with the massacre of 27 innocent men.  Follow it with two brutal murders almost 90 years later.  Add two curious, hard-bitten verterans of guerrilla fighting, and a beautiful, terror-stricken girl.

Mix with a pack of vicious killers, who would have been more than a match for the most notorious gunmen of the old West, and you have Louis L'Amour blistering novel of action and adventure in the new West.

LOUIS L'AMOUR
Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, L'Amour has thrilled a nation by bringing to vivid life the brave men and women who settled the American frontier.  There are now over 140 million of his books in print around the world.
10 1988 Cardinal of the Kremlin
Jack Ryan World #3
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The
Cardinal
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Tom Clancy


The Cardinal of the Kremlin shows Tom Clancy at the top of his form - the phenomenal new novel by the author of Red Storm Rising.
Tom Clancy has taken us on a hunt for a renegade submarine, into an astonishing scenario for World War III, and to the frontlines of terrorism.  Now he looks to the skies and one of the most remarkable technological competitions of our time - the race to develop "Star Wars."

In a rolling sea off the coast of South America, a target disappears in a puff of green light.  In the Soviet hills of Dushanbe near the Afghanistan border, an other-worldly array of pillars and domes rises into the night.  To the two greatest nations on earth, no contest is more urgent than the race to build the first Star Wars missile defense system, and no one knows that more than the two men charged with assessing the Soviets' capabilities: Colonel Mikhail Filitov of the Soviet Union, an old-line warrior distrusted by the army's new inner circle of technocrats, and CIA analyst Jack Ryan, hero of the Red October affair.
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Each must use all his craft to arrive at the truth, but Filitov gets there first - and that's when all hell breaks loose.  Because Filitov, code-named Cardinal, is America's highest agent in the Kremlin, and he is about to be betrayed to the KGB.  His rescue could spell the difference between peace and war, and it is up to Jack Ryan to accomplish it - if he can - as, in a breathtaking sequence of hunter and hunted, Filitov's life, and Ryan's, and that of the world itself literally hang in the balance.

With the exceptional realism and authenticity that have become his hallmark, Clancy puts us again on the cutting edge of modern technology, and humanizes it, taking us deep inside not only the machines but the men, and constructing a story of unrelenting suspense.  In its review of Red Storm Rising, the San Francisco Chronicle said simply, "Tom Clancy is the best there is....  He is a master," and that fact has never shown more clearly than in the pure excitement of The Cardinal of the Kremlin.

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, and Patriot Games.  He lives in Maryland.

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Extraordinary praise for the novels of Tom Clancy

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1984)


"Breathlessly exciting... It may be the most satisfactory novel of a sea chase since C. S. Forester perfected the form.  A tremendously gripping and enjoyable novel."
-Washington Post


"A remarkable action novel... an iron-and-guts tale about an undersea world most readers are only vaguely aware exists."
- Clive Cussler, Denver Post


"Clancy has a terrific talent for taking the arcana of U.S. and Soviet submarine warfare, the subtleties of sonar and techno-babble of nuclear power plants and transforming them into taut drama."
-Los Angeles Times


RED STORM RISING (1986)


"Red Storm Rising is a true classic.  The true measure of Tom Clancy's art is his ability to make both the high technology and the personal motivations of his characters not only real but alive and human.  This is what makes him a new star in our national constellation of writers...  Tom Clancy is the best there is.  He is a master."
- Edward L. Beach, San Francisco Chronicle


"Red Storm Rising is even better than The Hunt for Red October.  I dare you to read one chapter and try to put it down."
- Newsday


PATRIOT GAMES (1987)


"Patriot Games is an even more compelling and spine-tingling narrative drama than Clancy's first two books because its heroes and heroines are very real people... Clancy's skills lie especially in his matchless narrative ability and the skill with which he constructs highly imaginative, believable and horrifying plots that race along at breakneck speed.  He sustains a high pitch of excitement, dread, near panic, and joy in victory, all tumbling after one another, unfolding at a very fast pace indeed.  Patriot Games is a splendid read."
- Wall Street Journal


"Clancy has learned a secret that evades most other writers: He tells a good story."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch


"Tom Clancy is a national treasure."
- Washington Post Book World
11 1989 Clear and Present Danger
Jack Ryan World #4
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Remarkable praise for Tom Clancy's
The Cardinal of the Kremlin


"Tom Clancy has a genius for big, compelling plots, a passion for research, a natural narrative gift."
- The New York Times Magazine


"Tom Clancy is a master storyteller."
- Newsweek


"Tom Clancy has written a great spy novel.  It has the authentic feel of espionage.  It moves on at least ten action fronts.  It offers a marvelous portrait of the Soviet Union and Moscow.  It delivers with the nitty-gritty detail of spy work in the field.  And, as always, it does a superlative job of clearly rendering a nearly unfathomable subject: the high-technology of modern warfare."
- Washington Post Book World


"Clancy is known for his abilities to take technical details and weave them into a gripping and fascinating story.  Here, he is in top form as he takes Jack Ryan through his paces, including an incredible heart-stopping scene on a Russian runway.  Stunning."
- Associated Press


"A military-political adventure with enough suspense and surprise to awaken even the most sated of readers of spy novels.  In its recipe of plot, characters and technology, Cardinal may be the best of the Clancy novels - high praise indeed."
- The Dallas Morning News


"An adventure of high quality.  The unmasking of the Cardinal is as sophisticated an exercise in the craft of espionage as I have yet to encounter."
- The New York Times Book Review


"Clancy proves himself as capable as John Le Carré at spinning the complicated web of spy vs. spy.  It's great reading."
- Milwaukee Journal


"Like its three predecessors, a terrific piece of storytelling.  Its action sequences are as good as anything Clancy has written.  A tightly plotted and delightfully complex tale."
- The Detroit News


"A big, involving spy saga that delivers the goods.  It will satisfy Clancy's many fans and will surely earn him legions of new ones."
- San Francisco Chronicle



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Clear and
Present
Danger
Tom Clancy


"Tom Clancy is the best there is.  He is a master."
- San Francisco Chronicle


The Hunt for Red October... Red Storm Rising...  Patriot Games...  The Cardinal of the Kremlin...  Tom Clancy's novels now total, remarkably, over 15 million copies in print, and The Cardinal of the Kremlin was hailed by reviewers as his finest novel yet.  "Terrific characters... the authentic feel of espionage... a superlative rendering of modern warfare... Clancy delivers," wrote Bob Woodward in The Washington Post.

And now Clancy delivers again, with a novel as explosive as today's headlines.

At what point does criminal activity threaten national security?  When can a nation respond to it as to an enemy?  These are the questions Jack Ryan must consider
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when he hears the awful news: Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by U.S. law enforcement agents, have assassinated three high American officials, and that is just the beginning.  The message is clear: Leave us alone.

But they have pushed too far.  Someone steps quietly over the line they have drawn, deploying covert-action teams in Colombia.  At home, too, men armed with the most sophisticated tools their country can devise begin to take the fight to the enemy.  But does anyone know who the real enemy is, and how much action is too much?  Who is doing what?  Which line has been crossed?  Ryan and his "dark side," a shadowy field officer known only as Mr. Clark, must find out.  They expect danger from without - but the danger from within may be the greatest of all.

As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Clear and Present Danger, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters.  This is Clancy at his very best - and that is "the best there is."

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games and The Cardinal of the Kremlin.  He lives in Maryland.
12 2015 Code of Conduct
Scot Harvath #14
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"Thor tops himself again and again."
- BookReporter.com


"Feels like the TV show 24 on the page."
- The Associated Press


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor presents his greatest thriller ever an action-packed tour de force!

Hidden deep within one of the world's most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda.  Its members are afforded incredible protections considered elites, untouchables.

But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to D.C., covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.

What begins as a favor will evolve into a globe-spanning drama of highly personal stakes played out against a backdrop of stunning international intrigue, duplicitous political gamesmanship, and the darkest, most clandestine fears of the espionage world.

With razor-sharp plotting, richly rendered characters, and heart-stopping surprises on every page, Thor isn't just at the top of his game - he owns the entire genre.

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"One of the best writers you are ever going to read."
- WROK


BRAD THOR is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code of Conduct, Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne.  Visit his website at BradThor.com.

"Thor... shows a gift for dramatic storytelling."
- Publishers Weekly
13 2013 Command Authority
Jack Ryan World #16
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14 1967 2019 Conan
Conan #1
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Lin Carter  
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CONAN AT HIS GREATEST...
EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST


"Conan is the superman - or super-barbarian, rather - into whom the prolific Robert Erwin Howard was best able to inject his furious dreams of danger and power and unending adventure, of combative and sexual prowess, of hot impulses instantly followed, yet a fighting man's code never broken.  Conan is a true hero of Valhalla, battling and suffering great wounds by day, carousing and wenching by night, and plunging into fresh adventures tomorrow.  While the Hyborian Age through which Conan cuts his bloody swath is the most fully realized of Howard's fantasy worlds; mapped, geographically and economically plausible, provided with a stirring history and prehistory covering many cultures, and peopled by kings and beggars, peasants and poets, hags and queens and lusty girls, as well as warriors and warlocks."  - FRITZ LEIBER

HERE ARE SEVEN OF THE MOST EXCITING
CONAN STORIES, INCLUDING THREE
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED ANYWHERE


Meet Conan, the gigantic adventurer from Cimmeria - and discover one of the greatest thrills in modern fiction!  With important background material, and a new, more detailed introduction by :. Sprague de Camp.
15 1977 2021 Conan of Aquilonia
Conan #11
Lin Carter  
L Sprague de Camp  
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16 1969 2019 Conan of Cimmeria
Conan #2
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L Sprague de Camp  
Robert E Howard  
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CONAN
OF CIMMERIA

Conan in his
most savage adventures!


"When he twisted his bullneck to look upward, the blood froze in Conan's veins.  The mist that had obscured the top of the pylon was gone.  The rising half moon shone on and through an amorphous thing, which squatted obsenely on the summit of the column.  It was like a huge lump of quivering semi-translucent jelly - and it lived.  Throbbing, bloated life pulsed within it.  The moonlight glistened wetly upon is as it beat like a huge living heart.  As Conan watched in horror, the thing sent a trickle of jelly down the shaft toward his constrained body...."

Eight harrowing, demonic adventures in the life of Conan including:
QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST and THE FROST GIANT'S DAUGHTER.
17 1968 2021 Conan of the Isles
Conan #12
Lin Carter  
L Sprague de Camp  
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18 1966 2020 Conan the Adventurer
Conan #5
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L Sprague de Camp  
Robert E Howard  
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CONAN
THE ADVENTURER

The World's greatest
fantasy hero -
the ultimate warrior - Conan!


"Towering above the larger-than-life characters - almost above the fabulous Hyborian world itself - is the figure of... Conan!

"Great, gusty, swaggering, brawling, terrible, wonderful Conan!

"Thief, pirate, mercenary, warrior, general, king - his sandaled feet are unerringly set upon the road of empire.  You have never met his like before - nor, I think, shall you ever again."
- ROY G. KRENKEL


Including THE SLITHERING SHADOW and THE DRUMS OF TOMBALKU - plus one of the greatest of all his adventures, THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE!
19 1968 2020 Conan the Avenger
Conan #10
L Sprague de Camp  
Robert E Howard  
Björn Nyberg  
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20 1971 2020 Conan the Buccaneer
Conan #6
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L Sprague de Camp  
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CONAN
THE BUCCANEER


"Conan stood silently at the quarterdeck rail as the Westrel veered into strange waters.  With only he pole star to guide him, what might he encounter in the darkly glittering immensity?  What fabulous isles and unknown peoples?  Only his prey, the evil Zarono, knew better whiter he was bound!

"The mighty barbarian laughed gustily.  Crom!  A man could die but once.  Enough to combat the terror when one met it, with steel in the hand and battle madness in the heart.  He, Conan, would take his chances on the Nameless Isle."

Thrill with the most colossal hero of epic fantasy as he battles the demonic powers of Thoth-Amon in a mighty adventure in search of fabulous treasure and a beautiful princess!
21 1967 2020 Conan the Conqueror
Conan #9
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22 1968 2020 Conan the Freebooter
Conan #3
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L Sprague de Camp  
Robert E Howard  
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CONAN
THE FREEBOOTER


Five bizarre tales from the incredible adventures of the most fabulous barbarian warriors:
HAWKS OVER SHEM • BLACK COLOSSUS
SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT
THE ROAD OF THE EAGLES
A WITCH SHALL BE BORN


"Conan the hero of all Howard's heroes, is the armored swashbuckler, indestructible and irresistible, that we've all wanted to be at one time or another; the women, in appearance, manner, and costume (or lack of it)  are the inmates in the sort of harem that harems ought to be but aren't; the villains are villainous as only perfect villains can be; the sorcerers are sorcerers in spades; and the apparitions they conjure up, or appear under their own power, are (thank God!) out of this world."
-DR. JOHN D. CLARK
23 1967 2020 Conan the Usurper
Conan #8
Lin Carter  
L Sprague de Camp  
Robert E Howard  
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24 1968 2020 Conan the Wanderer
Conan #4
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Lin Carter  
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Robert E Howard  
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CONAN
THE WANDERER


Conan, nearly invincible and the mightiest of mankind's heroes, finally meats his match!

"No wor was spoken.  No word was necessary....  Kosatral came upon him in an irresistible surge.  There was a fleeting concussion, a fierce writhing and intertwining of limbs and bodies, and then Conan sprang clear.  In that instant of contact he had experienced the ultimate madness of blasphemed nature; no human flesh had bruised his, but metal animated and sentient; it was a body of living metal which opposed his...."

This the most fabulous figure of epic sword-and-sorcery fiction meets diabolical dangers in the four superb Conan adventures included in this volume.
25 1967 2020 Conan the Warrior
Conan #7
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26 1980 2023 Congo
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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.

Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies - all motionless except for one moving image - a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.

In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642…a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition - along with Amy - is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death.....

Congo was adapted to the screen and directed by Frank Marshall.
27 2010 Dead or Alive
Jack Ryan World #13
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Grant Blackwood  
Tom Clancy  
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TOM CLANCY'S GREATEST
CHARACTERS FACE THEIR
DEADLIEST CHALLENGE.


After almost a decade, Tom Clancy - the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action - returns to the world he knows better than anyone: a world of chaos, caught in the crossfire of politics and power, placed on the edge of annihilation by evil men.

But there are other men who are honor-bound to stop the bloodshed and protect their homeland - by any means necessary....


It is called the Campus.  It was secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose to hunt down, locate, and eliminate terrorists and those who protect them, at will, without sanction or oversight.  A self-sufficient entity, it has no official connection to the American government - a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane concepts as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong.

Covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at the Campus have waged this silent war in every corner of the world.  Now joined by two of his father's closest allies, black ops warriors John Clark and "Ding" Chavez, as well as Brian and Dominic Caruso and Mary Pat Foley, the Campus has come up against its greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir.

The mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world - a fact that the Campus is determined to change.  But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed, as he plans a monumental single strike that will destroy the heart of America, unless the Campus can take him, dead or alive.
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On the trail of the Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary father's footsteps on a deadly manhunt that will take him and his allies around the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back onto U.S. soil - in a battle to prevent the fall of the West....

Together for the first time, an all-star cast of Tom Clancy's characters races to ensure the nation's survival and to complete their mission: the desperate search for a madman who may be hiding in plain sight.

Thirty years ago TOM CLANCY was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history.  Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn."  Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

GRANT BLACKWOOD, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years aboard a guided missile frigate as operations specialist and pilot rescue swimmer.  He is coauthor, with Clive Cussler, of the New York Times bestsellers Spartan Gold and Lost Empire.  He is also the author of the Briggs Tanner series - The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War.  He lives in Colorado.

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28 1994 Debt of Honor
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Debt of Honor


Every novel by Tom Clancy has been "a jaw-tightener and a nail-biter of the first order," as the San Diego Union described Without Remorse.  But Debt of Honor surpasses them all, with Jack Ryan facing his greatest challenge - against a peril that may become all too real.

In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war....

The end of history.  The new world order.  Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new.

On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction.  In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises.  At the headquarters of America's major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke.  Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world.

Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the prob-
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lems of peace are fully as complex as those of war.  Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed.  What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is.  And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how.  For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high....

Debt of Honor is Tom Clancy's most timely and gripping novel yet.  Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, and Without Remorse.  He is also the author of the nonfiction books Submarine and the forthcoming Armored Cav.  He lives in Maryland.
29 2021 The Devil's Hand
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30 1996 Executive Orders
Jack Ryan World #8
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Executive
Orders
Tom Clancy


The President is dead - and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.

I don't know what to do.  Where's the manual, the training course, for the job?  Whom do I ask?  Where do I go?

Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever: a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs likewise.  Dazed and con-fused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President.

President John Patrick Ryan.

And that is where Executive Orders begins.  Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly, an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders.  How do you run a government without a government?  Where do you even begin?  With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush in on him.  He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive

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state funeral - all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

But that is not all.  Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly.  In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington, D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States - some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself.  Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he cannot imagine it.

Tom Clancy has written remarkable novels before, but nothing comparable to the timeliness and drama of Executive Orders.  Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Without Remorse, and Debt of Honor.  He is also the author of the nonfiction books Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, and the forthcoming Marine, and a co-creator of the Op-Center series.  He lives in Maryland.
31 1961 Fear is the Key
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FINDERS
KEEPERS


With the exception of the British frigate De Braak, sunk in a storm off the coast of Delaware in 1798, it was the biggest underwater treasure in the Western Hemisphere: ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold ingots, emeralds, and uncut diamonds, locked in the fuselage of a DC-3, lying half-buried on the ocean floor and guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy.

The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blueblooded oilman with his own off-shore rig, a hood so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

Against them stood one man, and those were his people, those skeletons in their watery coffin.  His name was Talbot, and he would bury his dead - but only after he had avenged their murders.

"Mr MacLean has a huge talent..."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
32 2007 The First Commandment
Scot Harvath #6
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33 2016 Foreign Agent
Scot Harvath #15
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UNABRIDGED

FOREIGN AGENT
by Brad Thor

Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control.  The United States has decided on a dramatic response.
Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor - A brilliant thriller as "current as tomorrow's headlines."


Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for.  He's a former U.S. Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage.  Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability.
But deep within the Russian Caucasus, Moscow also has its own special kind of operative.  As a child, Sacha Baseyev endured an unimaginable horror.  Today, he lives and breathes for only one reason - to kill.  And he will kill as many Americans as it takes to accomplish his mission.

When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria, all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels.  But as Harvath searches for the man, he uncovers another actor - a rogue player hell-bent on forcing America's hand and drawing it into a confrontation deadlier than anyone could have imagined.

As the attacks mount, and terror is brought to the very doorstep of the White House, Harvath finds himself in the race of his life.  From Vienna, Brussels, and Berlin, to Malta, Jordan, and Syria - he will push himself beyond the edge in order to confront one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.

Filled with action, intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Foreign Agent is a nonstop thrill ride that reaffirms Brad Thor's position as the "master of thrillers."
34 2010 Foreign Influence
Scot Harvath #9
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BRAD THOR


Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet.

Buried within the black ops budget of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created.  Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of insiders.  Its job is to target America's enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students.  The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath's past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale.

Harvath is tasked with leveraging his relationship to lure the man out of hiding and kill him on the spot.  But what if he has the wrong man?

Simultaneously, a young woman is struck by a taxi in a hit-and-run in Chicago.  With only two intoxicated witnesses and more than five thousand cabs in the city, the Chicago Police have given up on their investigation.  But when the family's attorney digs deeper, he will uncover a shocking connection to the bombing in Rome and the perpetrators' plans for America.

As the story rockets to its conclusion, the plots intersect in a race to prevent one of the most audacious and unthinkable acts of terror in the history of mankind.

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Praise for Brad Thor:

"The Master of thrillers."
- Bookreporter.com

"Quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum."
- Chicago Tribune

"One of the best thriller writers in the business."
- The Ottawa Citizen

BRAD THOR, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, and The Apostle.  Visit his website at www.BradThor.com.
35 2011 Full Black
Scot Harvath #10
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36 2014 Full Force and Effect
Jack Ryan Extended #18
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A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan.  A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing.  The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost John Clark and his fellow Campus agents precious time.  Time they don't have.

The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one, with a terrifying new twist.  While the international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade, a young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock.  Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country's nuclear ambitions.  Until now that program was impeded by a lack of resources.  However, there has been a dramatic change in the nations economic fortune.  A rich deposit of valuable minerals has been found in the Hermit Kingdom.  Coupled with its nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

There's just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan... the elimination of the President of the United States.

TOM CLANCY was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times - bestselling novels.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn."  Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.  He died in October 2013.

MARK GREANEY has a degree in international relations and political science.  With Tom Clancy he is coauthor of Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.  He has written four books in his own Gray Man series.  In his research for these novels, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics.

SCOTT BRICK has performed on film, television, and radio.  His stage appearances throughout the United Stares include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth.
37 2013 Hidden Order
Scot Harvath #12
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The ultimate beach read from the "master of thrillers."
- Bookreporter.com


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet!

The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people.  Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure.

Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril.  When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil.

But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle, with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s.

With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen.

This is thriller writing at its absolute best, where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.

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"Anyone who thinks that the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor."
- Newsweek

"America's favorite author."
- KKTX

BRAD THOR
is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne.  Visit his website at www.BradThor.com.
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39 2022 In the Blood
Terminal List #5
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NEVER DWELL ON THE PAST.
OWN IT.  LEARN FROM IT.
AND MAKE THEM PAY.


A woman boards a plane in the African country of Burkina Faso having
just completed a targeted assassination for the state of Israel.  Two minutes later, her plane is blown out of the sky.

Over six thousand miles away, former Navy SEAL James Reece watches
the names and pictures of the victims on cable news.  One face triggers a distant memory of a Mossad operative attached to the CIA years earlier in Iraq - a woman with ties to the intelligence services of two nations... a woman Reece thought he would never see again.

Reece enlists friends new and old across the globe to track down her killer, unaware that he may be walking into a deadly trap.  Ripped from world events, the twists and turns of In the Blood confirm that "James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er" (Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List on Amazon Prime).

PRAISE FOR IN THE BLOOD

"The best book I've read this year... Carr deserves to be mentioned alongside all-time greats like Flynn, Thor, Clancy, and Silva."
- THE REAL BOOK SPY

"Gripping... fast-paced... fans will get their money's worth."
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The wildest Reece book yet goes beyond the character's endless hunt for justice and blossoms into something more ambitious."
- MILITARY.COM
40 1916 2017 Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Tarzan #6
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

Ballantine Books made publishing history with the simultaneous publication of the first ten volumes in the Tarzan series of books by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS.  The remaining twelve volumes are being published in their proper sequence.  All Ballantine editions are complete and unabridged, all are authorized: the following are available NOW:

1 TARZAN OF THE APES
2 THE RETURN OF TARZAN
3 THE BEASTS OF TARZAN
4 THE SON OF TARZAN
5 TARZAN & THE JEWELS OF OPAR
6 JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN
7 TARZAN THE UNTAMED
8 TARZAN THE TERRIBLE
9 TARZAN & THE GOLDEN LION
10 TARZAN & THE ANT MEN
11 TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE
12 TARZAN & THE LOST EMPIRE

TARZAN 6 JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN


Reared in the heart of the jungle, Tarzan, the foster-child of the ape tribe of Kerchak, fights his way by the power of his brain and muscle to the highest rank among the apes.  Again and again the ape-man hero faces overwhelming odds in his fight for right and justice.

WATCH FOR THE RELEASE OF MORE BALLANTINE BOOKS IN THE TARZAN SERIES
41 2008 The Last Patriot
Scot Harvath #7
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42 2002 The Lions of Lucerne
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43 2011 Locked On
Jack Ryan World #14
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MASTER OF EXPLOSIVE
INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE
TOM CLANCY
BRINGS TOGETHER
HIS GREATEST CHARACTERS
AND A NEW GENERATION
TO FIGHT THE WAR ON TERROR.


Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more.  Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence-analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can - even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.  A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.  A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL.

With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

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Thirty years ago, TOM CLANCY was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history.  Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it the perfect yarn."  Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

MARK GREANEY has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence.  He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.  In his research for these novels, he traveled to seven countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics.
44 2011 2023 Micro
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IN JURASSIC PARK, HE CREATED A TERRIFYING NEW WORLD, NOW, IN MICRO, MICHAEL CRICHTON REVEALS A UNIVERSE TOO SMALL TO SEE AND TOO DANGEROUS TO IGNORE.

IN A LOCKED HONOLULU OFFICE BUILDING, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies.  The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.

IN THE LUSH FORESTS OF OAHU, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting.  Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up.  Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

BUT ONCE IN THE OAHU RAIN FOREST, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn.  Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power.  To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

AN INSTANT CLASSIC, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion.  Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

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MICHAEL CRICHTON has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films.  His novels include Next, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain.  Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously.  At the time of his death in 2008, Crichton was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

RICHARD PRESTON is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees.  Many of Preston's books have first appeared in The New Yorker.  He has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award, and he is the only person not a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health.  He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.
45 2020 Near Dark
Scot Harvath #19
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor


The world's largest bounty has just been placed upon America's top spy.  His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth.  But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission ever - one that has already claimed the lives of the people closest to him, including his new wife - he's going to need help - a lot of it.

Not knowing whom he can trust, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Sølvi Kolstad.  Just as smart, just as deadly, and just as determined, she not only has the skills, but also the broken, troubled past to match Harvath's own.
46 2023 Only the Dead
Terminal List #6
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LONG-BURIED SECRETS.  A DEVASTATING GLOBAL CONSPIRACY.
AND ONLY ONE MAN WHO CAN STOP IT: JAMES REECE.


IN 1980 a freshman congreeman was gunned down in Rhode Island, sending shockwaves through Washington that are still reverberating more than four decades later.

Now with the world on the brink of war and a weakened United States facing rampant inflation, political division, and shocking assassinations, a secret cabal of global elites is ready to assume control.  And with the world's most dangerous man locked in solitary confinement, the conspirators believe the final obstacle to complete domination has been eliminated.  They're wrong.

From the firms of Wall Street to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and Moscow, secrets from the past have the uncanny ability to rise to the surface in the present.

With the odds stacked against him, James Reece is on a mission generations in the making.  Unfortunately for his enemies, the former SEAL is not concerned with odds.  He is on the warpath.  And when James Reece picks up his tomahawk and sniper rifle, no one is out of range.

JACK CARR is a former Navy SEAL who led special, operations teams as a team leader, platoon commander, troop commander, and task unit commander.  During his twenty years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian-influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces.  Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah.  He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Terminal List, True Believer, Savage Son, The Devil's Hand and In the Blood. Visit him at officialjackcarr.com and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

RAY PORTER is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator.  He has appeared in numerous films and television shows.  Comic book movie fans might know him as Darkseid in Zack Snyder's Justice League.  He has narrated over 500 audiobooks.  He lives in Los Angeles.
47 2003 Path of the Assassin
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48 1987 Patriot Games
Jack Ryan World #2
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"Tom Clancy is the best there is."
- Edward L. Beach,
  San Francisco Chronicle

For readers who wondered how Tom Clancy could possibly top The Huntfor Red October, the sensational Red Storm Rising provided the answer.  It sold a million copies in hardcover alone, and firmly established Clancy at the head of the league.

And now Clancy tops Red Storm Rising - with Patriot Games.  Filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished his two previous books, but on a far more intimate scale, and featuring Red October's charismatic hero, Jack Ryan, Patriot Games puts us on the cutting edge of another type of war, but one no less deadly: the international battle against terrorism.

It is fall.  Years before the defection of a Soviet submarine will send him hurtling into confrontation with the Soviets, historian, ex-Marine and CIA analyst Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter, when a terrorist attack takes place before his eyes.  Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot.  It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Prince and Princess of Wales and their new young son - and which enemies he has made - the Ulster Liberation Army, an ultra-left-wing splinter of the IRA.

By his impulsive act, he has gained both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men - men who do not sit on their hate.  And in the weeks and months to come, it is Jack Ryan, and his family, who will become the targets of that hate.

Sweeping from England to Ireland to America with ever-growing momentum, its suspense steadily intensifying as Ryan must summon all the skills and
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knowledge at his command to battle back against his nemesis, Patriot Games gives us a remarkable set of characters in the most desperate struggle of their lives.  As with Tom Clancy's two previous triumphs, it is both a marvel of the storyteller's art - and, as the headlines attest, frighteningly real.

He has had a private talk with the President of the United States, conferred with the White House staff, lectured at the Central Intelligence Agency and been consulted by international intelligence experts.  Yet Tom Clancy is neither a former intelligence officer nor naval man.  Extensive primary and secondary research into Soviet-American military strategies and advanced technology gave him the backgrounds for The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising.  For Patriot Games, his research took him to the streets of London and to meetings with British secret antiterrorism specialists, to the corridors of the FBI and CIA and to the choppy waters of Chesapeake Bay aboard a Navy patrol boat.  He lives in Prince Frederick, Maryland, where he is now at work on his fourth novel.

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Remarkable praise for Tom Clancy's
Red Storm Rising

"Red Storm Rising is a true classic.  The true measure of Tom Clancy's art is his ability to make both the high technology and the personal motivations of his characters not only real but alive and human.  This is what makes him a new star in our national constellation of writers....  In addition, the book is a first-class shoot-'em-up.  The book gives an extraordinary picture, from both sides, of what war might be like in the last decade of the twentieth century....  Tom Clancy is the best there is.  He is a master." - Edward L. Beach, San Francisco Chronicle

"Red Storm Rising is even better than the The Hunt for Red October.  I dare you to read one chapter and try to put it down."
- Curt Schleier, Newsday

"Red Storm Rising will take its place with such remarkable works as Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.  It is a brilliant military fantasy - and far too close to reality for comfort....  The author even manages to invest his characters with hot blood and real emotion....  His sureness of three-dimensional touch prompts the reader to wonder whether the Pentagon wouldn't be spending some of its millions better at employing him inside Cheyenne Mountain than letting his talents go to waste in best-selling authorship."
- John Keegan, The Washington Post Book World

"The possibility of World War III, vividly rendered, is what gives Clancy's book such a chilling ring of truth." - Walter Isaacson, Time

"The author of The Hunt for Red October proves convincingly that his first success was no fluke.  A fascinating and totally credible story, told with authenticity and great suspense." - Publishers Weekly

"Frighteningly realistic...  A masterful grasp of strategy, tactics and military technology laced with tension and suspense."
- John Barkham Reviews

"A rattling good yarn!"
-Robert Lekachman, The New York Times Book Review
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50 2002 Red Rabbit
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