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201 2020 2023 Second Skin
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Christian White  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Stan Weir is mourning a tragic loss when he meets a mysterious nine-year-old girl, who claims to be the reincarnated spirit of his late wife. Marcy Keef is a single mother trying to make ends meet when her daughter Erin starts describing 'past life memories'. Neither wants to believe Erin, but as violent secrets are revealed, the truth becomes harder to deny.

With echoes of Stephen King, Second Skin is a propulsive thriller about grief, guilt and truths better left unknown.
202 2011 2023 Second Son
Jack Reacher #15.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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203 2023 The Secret
Jack Reacher #28
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Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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THE GRIPPING NEW JACK REACHER THRILLER FROM THE #1 NEW YORK
TIMES
BESTSELLING AUTHORS LEE CHILD AND ANDREW CHILD


1992.  All across the United States respectable, upstanding citizens are showing up dead.  These deaths could be accidents, and they don't appear to be connected - until a fatal fall from a high-floor window attracts some unexpected attention.

That attention comes from the secretary of defense.  All of a sudden he wants an interagency task force to investigate.  And he wants Jack Reacher as the army's representative.  If Reacher gets a result, great. If not, he's a convenient fall guy.

But office politics isn't Reacher's thing.  Three questions quickly emerge: Who's with him, who's against him, and will the justice he dispenses be the official kind... or his own kind?

LEE CHILD is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher series and the complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name.  Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories.  A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City and Wyoming.  Learn more at leechild.com.

ANDREW CHILD, who also writes as Andrew Grant, is the author of RUN, False Positive, False Friend, False Witness, Invisible, and Too Close to Home.  He is the #1 bestselling co-author of the Jack Reacher novels The Sentinel, Better Off Dead, and No Plan B.  Child and his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander, live on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming.  Visit andrewgrantbooks.com.

SCOTT BRICK, a Grammy® nominee, has won over fifty Earphones Awards, five Audie Awards, and has twice been named Publishers Weekly's Narrator of the Year.
204 2020 The Sentinel
Jack Reacher #25
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Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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"One of the many great things about Jack Reacher is that he's larger than life while remaining relatable and believable.  The Sentinel shows that two Childs are even better than one."
- JAMES PATTERSON

As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there.  One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee.

But there's nothing pleasant about the place.

In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush.  "It was four against one"... so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolution.

The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town's data, records, information... and secrets.  Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name.

Reacher is intrigued.  There's more to the story.  The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder - all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he's up against.

Rule one: If you don't know the trouble you're in, keep Reacher by your side.

"Classic Reacher, great story.  Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.  I do love the spare writing style, the descriptions, Reacher's responses to threats.  Joyous stuff.  I hope there will be many more Reachers to come."
- CONN IGGULDEN

"Terrific... powerful... Brutal action mixes with keen-eyed detective work as Reacher metes out his own brand of justice....  If this novel is a harbinger of what's to come, then Jack is in good hands."
- Booklist (starred review)
205 2022 2023 Shadows Reel
Joe Pickett #22
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his wife, Marybeth, make separate discoveries that put the Pickett family in a pair of killers' crosshairs in this thrilling new novel in the bestselling series.


A day before the three Pickett girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a moose-poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered.  At the same time, Marybeth opens an unmarked package at the library where she works and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official.  Who left it there?  And why?

She learns that during World War II, several Wyoming soldiers were part of the first American company to reach Hitler's Eagle's Nest retreat in the Alps - and one of them took the Führer's personal photo album.  Did another take this one and keep it all these years?  When a close neighbor is murdered, Joe and Marybeth face new questions: Who is after the book?  And how will they solve its mystery before someone hurts them... or their girls?

Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is on the hunt for the man who stole his falcons and attacked his wife.  Using a network of fellow falconers, Nate tracks the man from one city to another.  Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill - and a stunning final showdown.

C. J. BOX is the author of twenty-two Joe Pickett novels, most recently Dark Sky, seven stand-alone novels, including The Bitterroots; and the story collection Shots Fired.  He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and a French Elle magazine literary award.  His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages.  He and his wife, Laurie, live on their ranch in Wyoming.  He's an executive producer of ABC TV's Big Sky, which is based on his Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell novels, as well as executive producer of the upcoming Joe Pickett television series for Paramount TV/Spectrum Originals.
206 2014 2024 Shots Fired
Joe Pickett #14.5
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"An excellent anthology...  One of America's best crime novelists."
-LANSING STATE JOURNAL


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series comes a thrilling collection of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so Well - and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there....

In "One-Car Bridge," one of four Joe Pickett stories, Pickett goes up against a just-plain-mean landowner, with disastrous results.  In "Shots Fired," his investigation into a radio call nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does.  "Pirates of Yellowstone" features two Eastern European tough guys who find out what it means to be strangers in a strange land, and in "Le Sauvage Noble" the stranger is a Lakota in Paris who enjoys playing the noble savage for the French women - until he meets Sophie.  Then he discovers what savage really means....

C. J. Box has been hailed for the brilliant storytelling that defines his novels.  That same brilliance is here in the ten riveting stories - three of them never before published - that make up Shots Fired.

"Nonstop adventure and mystery are omnipresent with unexpected twists and turns that will leave readers begging for more." - LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)

"If you're looking for rising tension played out against spectacular natural scenery, nobody does it better."
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
207 1984 The Sicilian
The Godfather #2
Mario Puzo  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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208 2017 2019 The Silent Corner
Jane Hawk #1
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4
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A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz.

"I very much need to be dead."

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what.

There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands. Although people of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers, no one else is willing to give up everything just to seek, to find, to know. No one except Jane. But ahead lies only risk. Because those arrayed against her are legion...and dangerously devoted to protecting something profoundly important - or terrifying - enough to exterminate any and all in their way.

Too many have already died, and those responsible will learn that all their malevolent power may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless - and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
209 2014 The Silkworm
Cormoran Strike #2
Robert Galbraith  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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210 2015 2023 Small Wars
Jack Reacher #19.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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211 1962 2018 The Spy Who Loved Me
James Bond #10
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Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Vivienne Michel is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two hardened killers - the perverse Sol Horror and the deadly Sluggsy Morant. When a coolly charismatic Englishman turns up, Viv, in terrible danger, is not just hopeful, but fascinated. Because he is James Bond, 007; the man she hopes will save her, the spy she hopes will love her.
212 2018 Spymaster
Scot Harvath #17
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Brad Thor, hailed as the "Master of Thrillers" (BookReporter.com) and the "Ultimate Thriller Writer" (Suspense Magazine), returns with a masterpiece of action, intrigue, and betrayal.

A rumor, a remote cabin in Norway, and an American intelligence operative charged with stopping the next world war before it begins - Scot Harvath's mission is one of the deadliest he has ever undertaken.

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats.  Reminiscent of the Red Brigades and the Red Army Faction of the 1970s, these faceless terrorists appear to have the same goals.  But in the shadowy realm of international espionage, looks are always deceptive.

As a prelude to war, one of the world's most dangerous intelligence agencies has been charged with preparing the battlefield.  Their job - to demoralize the enemy and win the conflict before it even begins.  To do so, they will sow as much chaos, dissent, and destruction as possible.  There's only one obstacle standing in their way.

Dispatched to Europe, Scot Harvath and his team have been tasked with a critical assignment - to do whatever it takes to keep America and her NATO allies from being dragged into war.

But with his mentor out of the game, Harvath must play an additional role; one which he has spent his entire career avoiding, and one which he believes he is ill prepared to take on.  In his most important operation ever, will he be able to thread this perilous needle?  Or, will it end up being the downfall of America and the West?

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In Spymaster, Scot Harvath proves more cunning, more dangerous, and more lethal than ever before.  With breathless pacing, ripped-from-the-headlines twists, and the predictive storytelling that are his trademark, Brad Thor has written his finest thriller.  If you have never read a novel by "America's favorite author" (KKTX), this Brad Thor novel is the place to start.

BRAD THOR is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen thrillers, including Use of Force, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of the year), and The Lions of Lucerne ("One of the best political thrillers ever" - Barnes & Noble).  Follow Brad on Facebook at Facebook.com/BradThor and on Twitter @BradThor, and visit his website at BradThor.com.

"Reinventing the Cold War thriller for a new era of conflict."
- Politico
213 2004 State of the Union
Scot Harvath #3
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214 2014 2023 Stone Cold
Joe Pickett #14
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Stone Cold
A Joe Pickett Novel


The electrifying new Joe Pickett novel from the New York Times bestselling author.

Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances.  And especially the persistent rumors that the man's wealth comes from killing people.

Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he'd bargained for.  There are two other men living up at that ranch.  One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe.  The other is new - but Joe knows him all too well.  The first man doesn't frighten Joe.  The second is another story entirely.
215 2023 2023 Storm Watch
Joe Pickett #23
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett investigates a mysterious death at a secret, remote high-tech facility in this riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box.

W
hile tracking a wounded elk in the midst of an epic Rocky Mountain spring snowstorm, Joe Pickett makes a startling and gruesome discovery: the frozen and mutilated body of a man who has obviously trespassed on a private ranch and was killed near the location of a mysterious high-tech structure.  Joe also finds the man's vehicle on an isolated mountainside - the victim's ID indicates that he is a prominent University of Wyoming professor.  When Joe attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.

Nate Romanowski is rebuilding his falconry company - and financing this through crypto mining with the assistance of Geronimo Jones.  Nate is then approached by a shadowy group of local militant activists that is gaining in power and influence, and demanding that Wyoming join other western states and secede from the union - by force, if necessary.  They ask Nate to throw in with them, but he's wary.  Should he trust them, or is he being set up?

As a storm of peril gathers around them, Joe and Nate confront it in different ways - and maybe, for the first time, on opposite sides.

C. J. BOX is the author of twenty-three Joe Pickett novels, eight stand-alone novels, and a story collection.  He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, the Western Heritage Award for Literature, and two Spur Awards.  An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West.  He is an executive producer of ABC TV's Big Sky and Joe Pickett on Spectrum Originals and Paramount+, both of which are based on his novels.
216 1991 The Sum of All Fears
Jack Ryan World #5
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The
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Tom Clancy


In the aftermath of Communism's collapse, the Gulf War, the realignment of the world's powers, comes a novel so terrifyingly real, so uncommonly prescient, that it could have been written only by Tom Clancy.

With his "genius for big, compelling plots" and his "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine), Clancy has written five novels, which now total more than 28 million copies in print.  His most recent book, Clear and Present Danger, was the best-selling novel of the 1980s.

And now he gives us his most remarkable novel yet.

How do you save the United States President from himself?  What if the President is incompetent to deal with the greatest crisis of all?  Jack Ryan never thought he would have to ask those

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questions as, the world order changing, he prepares the ground for the Middle Eastern peace plan that, at last, might be the one to work.

But too many groups have invested too much blood.  Shunned by their erstwhile Soviet sponsors, increasingly isolated by the realignment of the Mideast, these terrorists have one more desperate card to play, requiring a degree of ruthlessness never before seen.  With one terrible act, the world is plunged into an instant nuclear crisis - and the floundering President is plunged into the ultimate nightmare.  Forces collide.  Shots are exchanged.  What had seemed to be an isolated and horrible incident appears to each side as the incendiary mischief of the other.  With the world poised on the brink of nuclear war, Ryan and his FBI counterpart, Dan Murray, frantically seek a solution before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves - and the world.

With the exceptional realism and authenticity that have long been his hallmarks, Tom Clancy constructs a novel of unrelenting suspense, a story as explosive as today's headlines.  It is Tom Clancy at his best - and there is no better.

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, and Clear and Present Danger.  He lives in Maryland.
217 2014 Support and Defend
Jack Ryan World #17
Tom Clancy  
Mark Greaney  
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218 2006 Takedown
Scot Harvath #5
Brad Thor  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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219 2018 Target: Alex Cross
Alex Cross #26
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220 2003 The Teeth of the Tiger
Jack Ryan World #12
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"If you want to kick the tiger in the ass, you'd better have a plan for dealing with his teeth."

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The
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A new generation takes over, in Tom Clancy's extraordinary - and extraordinarily prescient - new novel.

A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian.  Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America.  What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections?  The potential for profits would be enormous - and the potential for destruction unimaginable.

In the Brave New World of terrorism, where any-body with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player, the old rules no longer apply.  No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only ones that could be truly effective are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions... and outside the system.

Way outside the system.

In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, a firm named Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its real mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary.  Set up with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "The Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies - and three men are about to cross its radar.

The first of them is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case.  The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat
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action, in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch.  And the third is their cousin... a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr.

Jack has grown up around intrigue.  As his father rose through the ranks of the CIA and then to the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it works, from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Servicemen, and black-ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez.  He wants to put it all to work now - but when he knocks on the front door of "The Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter.  For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here... and it is about to become a lot more dangerous.

Over the course of twelve novels, Tom Clancy's "genius for big, compelling plots" and "natural narrative gift" (The New York Times Magazine) have established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time.  His new book, however, is perhaps the most remarkable of all, and the most timely.  Filled with the exceptional realism and cutting-edge authenticity that are his hallmarks, this is Clancy at his best - and there is none better.

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, Debt of Honor, Executive Orders, The Bear and the Dragon, and Red Rabbit.  He is also the author of the Commanders books Into the Storm, with General Fred Franks, Jr. (Ret.); Every Man a Tiger, with General Chuck Horner (Ret.); and Shadow Warriors, with General Carl Stiner (Ret.); and of the paperback nonfiction series that includes Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, Airborne, Carrier, and Special Forces.  Clancy lives in Maryland.
221 2018 The Terminal List
Terminal List #1
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222 1986 Terror
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A COLOSSAL FORCE - IS ABOUT TO ALTER HISTORY Code name: Vulcan. A classified military project off . , the shores_of Hawaii—where a volcano lies dormant . at the bottom of the sea. The island paradise is about to become a living hell—in the grip of a deadly terrorist group. Vulcan is ready to unleash its awesome power from the ocean depths. And the world is about to feel its devastating effects... The nightmare has begun.


Award-winner Frederik Pohl has established himself as one of the most influential forces in science fiction. A prolific writer and editor since 1937, author of such masterpieces as Jem, Man Plus, and the acclaimed Gateway Trilogy, Pohl has won every major science fiction award, including the Hugo, Nebula, and .Campbell Awards. 'A DARING WRITER...POHL HAS ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW IN HIS FICTION." A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction
223 2017 The People vs. Alex Cross
Alex Cross #25
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224 2012 Threat Vector
Jack Ryan World #15
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"CLANCY STiLL REIGNS."
- THE WASHINGTON POST


Number-one New York Times - bestselling author TOM CLANCY returns with an electrifying work of fiction that may soon be frighteningly close to reality....

For the covert warriors of the secret organization known as The Campus, the fight against America's enemies is never over - if only because one enemy's destruction inevitably gives rise to a new, even more dangerous foe.  But for Jack Ryan, Jr., and his comrades, the danger has just hit home in a way they never expected.

The Campus has been discovered.  And whoever knows it exists knows it can be destroyed.

Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan has been swept back into the Oval Office - and his wisdom and courage are needed more desperately than ever.  Internal political and economic strife has pushed the leadership of China to the edge of disaster.  And those who wish to consolidate their power are using the opportunity to strike at long-desired Taiwan and at the Americans who have protected the island nation from China's depredations.

Now, as two superpowers move ever closer to a final confrontation, President Ryan must use the only wild card he has left - The Campus.  But with their existence about to be revealed, its members may not even have a chance to enter the battle before the world is consumed by war.

In Threat Vector, Tom Clancy once again proves his absolute command of military action and international intrigue with a thriller that will have readers turning the pages - and turning in their sleep.

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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.
225 2017 2023 Three More Jack Reacher Novellas
Jack Reacher #22.6
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TOO MUCH TIME An original novella featuring Jack Reacher after his time in the army, in a story that leads into Lee Child's fall 2017 new Reacher hardcover novel, The Midnight Line.  In "Too Much Time," Reacher finds himself in a tiollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime.

SMALL WARS  The telex is brief and to the point: One active-duty personnel found shot to death ten miles north of Fort Smith.  Circumstances unknown.  The victim was shot twice in the chest and once in the head.  A professional hit.  The crime scene suggests an ambush.  Military police officer Jack Reacher is given the case.  He calls his older brother, Colonel Joe Reacher, at the Pentagon for intel and taps Sergeant Frances Neagley to help him answer the big question: Who would kill a brilliant officer on the fast-track to greatness?

NOT A DRILL  Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride with some young Canadians who are planning a hike through the dense forests of Maine.  They part ways after sharing a hot meal, and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust.  But not for long.  First the trail is suddenly closed.  Then the military police show up in force.  Maybe it's a drill.  Or maybe it's trouble - the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.

And for the first time on audio, additional stories featuring Jack Reacher, including: James Penney's New Identity, Everyone Talks, Maybe They Have a Tradition, Guy Walks into a Bar, No Room at the Motel, and The Picture of the Lonely Diner.

LEE CHILD is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with nine having reached the #1 position.  All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot.  Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories.  A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City.  Visit the author online at www.leechild.com.

DICK HILL has been named both a Golden Voice and a Voice of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and has earned numerous Earphones awards for his work.  He is also a three-time winner of the Audie Award.  To learn more about Dick, visit www.dickhill.com.
226 2024 2024 Three-Inch Teeth
Joe Pickett #24
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett faces two different kinds of
raging beasts - one animal, one human - in this riveting new
novel from #1 New York Times bestseller C. J. Box.


A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage - killing, among others, the potential fiancé of Joe's daughter.

At the same time, Dallas Cates, whom Joe helped lock up years ago, is released from prison with a special list tattooed on his skin.  He wants revenge on the people who sent him away: the six people he blames for the deaths of his entire family and the loss of his reputation and property.

Using the grizzly attacks as cover, Cates sets out to methodically check off his list.  The problem is, both Nate Romanowski and Joe Pickett are on it.

C. J. BOX is the author of twenty-four Joe Pickett novels, eight stand-alone novels, and a story collection.  He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, the Western Heritage Award for Literature, and two Spur Awards.  An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West.  He has been executive producer on shows based on his books, including ABC TV's Big Sky and Joe Pickett on Paramount+.
227 1961 2018 Thunderball
James Bond #9
Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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228 2018 2023 Too Much Time
Jack Reacher #22.3
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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229 2022 Treasure State
Highway Series #6
C J Box  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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230 2022 Triple Cross
Alex Cross #30
James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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231 1999 2022 Tripwire
Jack Reacher #3
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"Grabs hold with the first page...  This is pulse-pounding suspense."
- Arizona Daily Star


Jack Reacher's anonymity in Key West is shattered by the appearance of a private investigator who's come to town looking for him.  But only hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered.  Retracing the Pl's cold trail back to New York City, Reacher is compelled to find out who was looking for him and why.  He never expected the reasons to be so personal, so dangerous, and so very twisted.

"A stylistic thriller as complex and disturbing as its hero."
- Stephen White

"A bang-up finale...  Makes the reader sit back and gasp."
- The Denver Post

"Gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be."
- Michael Connelly
232 2004 2022 Trophy Hunt
Joe Pickett #4
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Publishers Weekly calls this fourth entry in Anthony Award winner and New York Times best-selling author C.J. Box's gripping Joe Pickett series "riveting." Trophy Hunt opens at the Wyoming game warden's chilling discovery of a mutilated moose. Although the sheriff believes the carnage was the act of a ravenous bear, Joe has a hunch something-or someone-much more sinister is to blame.
233 2020 Troubled Blood
Cormoran Strike #5
Robert Galbraith  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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234 2019 True Believer
Terminal List #2
Jack Carr  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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235 1997 2022 Trunk Music
Harry Bosch #5
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TRUNK MUSIC

Tony Aliso finally has a hit.  Stuffed into the truck of his Rolls on a ragged stretch og Mulholland Drive, the B-movie producer took two bullets to the head - the kind of job wiseguys call "Trunk Music."  L.A.P.D. Detective Harry Bosch, hungry for action after an involuntary layoff, catches the case and is soon painstakingly unraveling Aliso's life, times, and ties... from his Mob deals to his beautiful wife to a stripper in Vegas to the disgraced FBI agent who just happens to be Harry's ex-girlfriend.  How somewhere between L.A. and Las Vegas is the one answer Harry needs.  But so are enemies on both sides of the law, the woman he till loves, and the secret that can break your heart - or get you killed.
236 2017 2023 Two Kinds of Truth
Harry Bosch #20
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THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF TRUTH.  TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY.
BUT ONLY ONE BOSCH.

TWO KINDS OF TRUTH


Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered.  The clues lead into the dangerous world of prescription drug abuse.  To get to the people at the top, Bosch must go undercover in the shadowy world of organized crime.

Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it.  If this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked on will be called into question.  As usual, he must fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison.

The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

"Connelly writes cops better than anyone in the business."
- New York Post
237 2017 Use of Force
Scot Harvath #16
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The world's most ruthless terrorists have sent a horrific message to Americans - nowhere is safe.  Now Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is about to deliver a deadly message of his own.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRAD THOR RETURNS WITH RIVETING INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE AND HIGH-STAKES ESPIONAGE, SHOWING AGAIN THAT HE IS "THE ULTIMATE THRILLER WRITER"
(SUSPENSE MAGAZINE).

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard.  Days later, a man's body washes ashore.

Identified as a high-value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), the man's name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.  Where was he headed?  What was he planning?  And could he be connected to the "spectacular attack" they have been fearing all summer?

In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath.  Hired on a black contract, Harvath will undertake the deadliest assignment of his career, and break every rule along the way.

Packed with pulse-pounding action, fascinating characters, and electrifying intrigue, Use of Force proves why Brad Thor is known around the world as the "Master of Thrillers" and "one of the best writers you are ever going to read."

Back flap:

BRAD THOR is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Agent, 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.

JACKET DESIGN BY BRANDING FREEDOM AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN REILLY PRINTED IN THE U S A COPYRIGHT 0 2017 SIMON & SCHUSTER
238 2017 2023 Vicious Circle
Joe Pickett #17
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"A thriller of rare emotional depth that is at once riveti relentless, and impossible to put down."
- PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family, with devastating consequences.


The Cates family had always been a bad lot.  Joe had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when they'd critically endangered his daughter April, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.

He's not wondering any longer.  Joe knows they're coming after him now.  He has his friend Nate Romanowski by his side, but will that be enough?  All he can do is plan, and wait for them to make the first move.  But when it comes, it is in a way for which
no amount of planning could have prepared him.

"The most suspenseful yet in this world-class series, setting a new standard for Box."
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A stellar installment...  A compelling tale that rings with emotional resonance!" - ASSOCIATED PRESS
239 2001 Violets Are Blue
Alex Cross #7
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Detective Alex Cross must confront his most terrifying nemesis ever - and his own deepest fears - in this electrifying new thriller from the master of suspense, James Patterson.

Alex Cross has never believed in vampires.  But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider.  Someone believes in vampires enough to have committed a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of one.  Local police are horrified, and even the FBI is baffled.

Cross takes on the case and plunges into a netherworld of secret clubs and role-players, a world full of poseurs and playactors - and someone demented enough to have crossed the line from dark ritual to real blood.  At the same time, a lethal super-criminal from Cross's past known as the Mastermind is stalking him, taunting him, and threatening everything he holds dear.  Cross has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger.  In a shocking conclusion, Alex Cross must survive a deadly confrontation - only to discover at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.
240 1999 2024 Void Moon
Cassie Black #1
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From the #1 bestselling author of
the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series
VOID MOON


In L.A. Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowing in her veins.  Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas.  But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run - with a near-psychotic Vegas "fixer" killing everyone who knew about the job.  Between Cassie and the man hunting her are a few last secrets: like who really set up the job, why Cassie had to take the chance, and how, in the end, it might all be a matter of the moon...

MICHAEL CONNELLY is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Wrong Side of Goodbye and The Crossing.  His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than sixty million copies worldwide.  Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of the Amazon Studios original series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver.  He spends his time in California and Florida.

L. J. GANSER has narrated over 300 books and has won an Audie° award from the Audio Publishers Association, the Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, and many Earphone Awards from Audiofile Magazine.
241 2012 2023 A Wanted Man
Jack Reacher #17
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"Furious action ... [Lee] Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling....  [A] feverishly thrilling series."
- The Miami Herald


Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning.  One man driving, another telling stories that don't add up.  A woman in the back, silent and worried.  And a hitchhiker with a broken nose.  An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death - the knife work professional.  The killers nowhere to be seen.

All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia.  All he did was stick out his thumb.  But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.  He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.

"Smart, breathless... [features] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series."
- The New York Times

"Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists."
- Newsweek

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Don't miss an exciting preview of Lee Child's Night School in the back of this book.

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242 2017 2019 The Whispering Room
Jane Hawk #2
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Jane Hawk - fiction's most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine - continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner.

"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this."

These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun - just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide - and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals - Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue - and become the nation's most wanted fugitive - in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.

Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.
243 2003 2022 Winterkill
Joe Pickett #3
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett "strides in big boots over the ruggedly gorgeous landscape of C. J. Box's outdoor mysteries"
(The New York Times Book Review).

It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's detached steering wheel handcuffed to his right - and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him.  Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn, get off the mountain.  But Joe knows this episode is far from over.  Somewhere in the dense timber, a killer draws his bowstring - with Joe as his prey...

"Winterkill proves that Box... is one of the best new voices in the mystery game.  [It's] a full-fledged thriller, Wyoming style."- ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

"Exquisite descriptions... [Box's] story moves smoothly and suspensefully to the showdown." - THE WASHINGTON POST

"Box proves he knows how to make every storm into a story."  - HOUSTON CHRONICLE

"Packed with a huge punch."  - THE DENVER POST
244 2002 2022 Without Fail
Jack Reacher #6
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"Relentlessly paced...and absolutely mesmerizing." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Skilled, cautious, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is perfect for the job: to assas-sinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically, of course. A female Secret Service agent wants Reacher to find the holes in her system, and fast—because a covert group already has the vice president in their sights. They've planned well. There's just one thing they didn't plan on: Reacher. "Everything falls into place like a well-assembled time bomb." —The Boston Globe
"A stunner...The suspense becomes nearly unbearable." —Booklist
245 1993 Without Remorse
Jack Ryan World #6
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246 2019 2023 Wolf Pack
Joe Pickett #19
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Wolf Pack
A Joe Pickett Novel

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf - and comes up against the Department of Justice and the FBI - in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C. J. Box.


The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure in The Disappeared.  The bad news is that he's learned a drone is killing wildlife - and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter Lucy.

When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he's asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious.  Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joe's district in shocking numbers.  He begins to fear that the Wolf Pack, four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel, has arrived.  Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone - including Joe, Nate, and others - who is associated with him.

Teaming up with fellow game warden Katelyn Hamm to confront these assassins, Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament he's ever faced.

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets.  The company owns an exclusive catalog of thousands of audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
247 2010 2023 Worth Dying For
Jack Reacher #15
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"Don't pick up the latest Jack Reacher novel if you don't have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down....  Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel."
-Associated Press


There's deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it.  First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission.  But it's the unsolved, decades-old case of a missing child that Reacher can't let go.

"A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers."
-The Washington Post


The Duncans want Reacher gone - and its not just past secrets they're trying to hide.  For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they're just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world.  For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that's bearing down on him.  For Reacher, that was also impossible.

"Still the thinking man's action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room."
-The Seattle Times
248 2016 2023 The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Harry Bosch #19
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Unstoppable detective Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller from New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir. Using all of his cold-case skills, Bosch pieces together a 65-year-old mystery and finds out that the case is not as simple - or as cold - as he thought.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye proves once again that "Connelly is still very much in his prime" (Washington Post).
249 1964 2019 You Only Live Twice
James Bond #12
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From epubbooks.com:

The Castle of Death shelters a poisoned garden, curated by a criminal mastermind and set atop a rocky Japanese island. Bond is shattered by the murder of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld but M. gives him one last chance. To save his job, James Bond needs to infiltrate and destroy the Castle of Death in exchange for top-secret Japanese intelligence, 007 must learn the skills of ninja warriors and face his ultimate enemy in a battle to the death.






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