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  • Ted Miller Brogden

    Even in a drunken stupor it is hard for airline captain CapeThomas to ignore his recurring vision of a beautiful woman and the swaddled babyshe holds. On a rare sober day he begins a casual search through collegeyearbooks and yellowed courthouse records in hopes of finding the one who gotaway. Instead, an unrecorded codicil suggests their one union was fruitful andreveals a possible heir to an old-moneyed family-a family used to scams andscammers making claims against the estate. After run-ins with a cabal ofbankers, lawyers, in-laws, outlaws, and even the FAA, Cape begins to put the piecesof the puzzle...read more

  • Frederick G. Dillen

    This "absorbing and memorable novel" (Tom Perrotta) set inthe world of corporate intrigue is about a woman who must choose between herdream job and everything else-her savings, her reputation, and an unexpectedchance at love. As a corporate "undertaker" for a mergers and acquisitionsfirm in New York, Carol MacLean travels from factory to factory, firingblue-collar workers who remind her of her father and the kids she grew up with.The payoff is huge: if Carol works hard enough, her boss has promised to makeher CEO of one of the firm's holdings. Just when it seems like her dream mightcome true, on a trip that takes her away from New York to a desperate fishingtown in coastal Massachusetts,...read more

  • Steven F. Havill

    Where there's fraud,there's murder. A newly minted graduate of the University of PennsylvaniaMedical School in 1890, Dr. Thomas Parks heads to the big timber country ofPuget Sound to practice trauma medicine. An hour after stepping off the boat,he's nearly crushed to death by a less-than-surefooted mule and finds himself apatient rather than a physician. As he convalesces, he discovers that his host,a venerable physician friend of his father's, is running anelaborate medical scam, selling worthless concoctions nationwide, with enormoussales. Besides doing his best to treat patients while he himselfhobbles about with one functioning eye, one hand, and one leg, Dr. Thomas mustdecide whether...read more

  • Reed Farrel Coleman

    From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live-and die. Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, he had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart, and Gus is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Divorced and working as a...read more

  • Jerry Thornton

    Love them or hate them, what the New England Patriots have been able to do over the past fifteen years is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to their four Super Bowl championships, the Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart and savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame quarterback who is internationally recognized as the face of the NFL. The longer the Patriots continue to dominate on the field as well as in the media and the American pop culture landscape, the harder it becomes for anyone to remember them as something other than a model franchise and the ultimate paradigm of success and accomplishment. Anyone, that is, except for Jerry Thornton. It wasn't always...read more

  • George Dohrmann

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America’s most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings affinity group organized along military lines. In Oregon, he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed—almost singlehandedly—a four-thousand-strong cheering...read more

  • Ottessa Moshfegh

    The debut novella from one of contemporary fiction's most exciting young voices, now in a new edition. Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation or orientation--he may have killed a man. That man may have been his best friend. Intolerable memory accompanies sobriety. A-sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Ottessa Moshfegh gives us a nasty heartless blackguard on a knife-sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection. They said I've done something wrong? . . . And they've just left me down here to starve. They'll see this inanition and be so damned they'll fall to my feet and pass up hot cross buns slathered in fresh...read more

  • Phil Stamper

    Teen boys find love when their parents' NASA mission uproots their lives in this sweet debut perfect for Adam Silvera fans. As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus. Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another 'Astrokid,' and finds himself falling head over heels--fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to...read more

  • Neil G. Clark

    Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront is the fascinating account of one gangster's ascension from altar boy to the leader of New York City's violent Irish Mob. Eddie McGrath's life and crimes are traced through the tail-end of Prohibition, the gang warfare of the 1930s that propelled him into the position of an organized crime boss, the sordid years of underworld control over the bustling waterfront, McGrath's involvement in dozens of gangland murders, and finally the decline of the dock mobsters following a period of longshoremen rebellion in the 1950s. Like walking into the backroom of a smoky West Side tavern, the book also features all the other unsavory characters...read more

  • Lisa Unger

    ‘A touch of Jekyll and Hyde in this story of murder, vengeance and bonds of friendship. Fine stuff’ Ian Rankin ‘BRILLIANT!!’ Suzy K Quinn ‘Thrilling’ Riley Sager ‘A smart, taut thriller’ Chris Bohjalian Praise for Lisa Unger: ‘The best nail-biter I have read for ages’ Lee Child ‘Gripping suspense at its best’ Karin Slaughter * * * * You committed the perfect crime. But someone knows the truth. You followed the trial obsessively. ...read more

  • Max Gladstone

    A novel set in the addictiveand compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead Shadow demons plague the cityreservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc-casual gamblerand professional risk manager-to cleanse the water for the sixteen millionpeople of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring andclever cliff runner, crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him. But Caleb has more to worry about than the demoninfestation, Mal, or job security when he discoversthat his father-the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechalterrorists-has broken into his home and is wanted in connection with the attacks on the water supply. Fromthe beginning, Caleb...read more

  • Joe Weber

    From the bestselling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive techno-thriller. While Congress debates the merits of continued funding forthe stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During atraining exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears. When search efforts produce noevidence that the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but toacknowledge that one of its most secret and high-tech aircraft has beenhijacked. Recovery of the B-2 and its crew becomes thepresident's highest priority, and the Kremlin claims no knowledge of themissing aircraft. Finally, intelligence leads to what at first seems avery unlikely suspect: Cuba. But could the tiny nation pull off a theft of...read more

  • A. W. Gray

    Ex–Dallas Cowboy Rick Bannion has been through the revolving prison door for drug trafficking and now hunts bail-jumpers. His old friend Jack Brendy has just been busted by the Feds for smuggling cocaine, and when Brendy's wife approaches him seeking a favor, Rick jumps at the chance to help. The favor?—keep the government's sleazy informer off the stand. Unfortunately, when things go wrong, Rick finds himself in the crosshairs of the...read more

  • Lynsay Sands

    In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him . . . With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married. Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new...read more

  • Nicholas Sheridan Stanton

    A perfect storm materializes when Patrick Bouchard, an underwater welder working in the shipyards of San Pedro, California, loses his only child, Gabriel, to cancer. Driven by grief and rage, he sets out on a quest to make those he feels responsible pay, specifically, Standard Pharmaceutical, the megacorporation owning the HMO that denied radical treatment to his stage-four terminal son. That wasn't right, and someone had to be held accountable. They'd pay, all right, but not in blood-that would be too easy and serve no purpose. He'd lost his son, his heart, and his faith; he couldn't get much lower. But from such depths, treasures are found, and in that abyss of human suffering,...read more

  • Hannah Gersen

    The heart of Friday Night Lights meets the emotional resonance and nostalgia of My So-Called Life in this moving debut novel about tradition, family, love, and football. As the high school football coach in his small, rural Maryland town, Dean is a hero who reorganized the athletic program and brought the state championship to the community. When he married Nicole, the beloved town sweetheart, he seemed to have it all—until his troubled wife committed suicide. Now, everything Dean thought he knew is thrown off kilter as Nicole’s death forces him to re-evaluate all of his relationships, including those with his team and his three children. Dean’s eleven-year...read more

  • Richard Brautigan

    In its first time in audio and with an introduction written and read by poet Billy Collins, Trout Fishing in America is an indescribable romp, by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America's culture. Richard Brautigan's world is one of gentle magic and marvelous laughter, of the incredibly beautiful and the beautifully incredible. Trout Fishing in America is a pseudonym for the miraculous. A journey which begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, which wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways, and which ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. Funny, wild, and sweet, Trout Fishing...read more

  • Richard Brautigan

    So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away is a beautifully written, brooding gem of a novel set in the Pacific Northwest where Brautigan spent most of his childhood. It is 1979, and a man is recalling the events of his twelfth summer, when he bought bullets for his gun instead of a hamburger. Through the eyes, ears, and voice of Brautigan's youthful protagonist, the listener is gently led into a small-town tale where the narrator accidentally shoots and kills his best friend. The novel deals with the repercussions of this tragedy and its recurring theme of "what if," which fuels anguish, regret, and self-blame, as well as some darkly comic passages of bitter-sweet romance and despair. Written...read more

  • Disney Press

    Small-time magician Oscar Diggs's life suddenly changes when he's hurled from uneventful Kansas into the enchanting Land of Oz. The inhabitants there see Oscar as a powerful wizard, and they shower him with the fame and fortune he has always imagined would be his. That is, until three very powerful witches start to question Oscar's abilities. Drawn into an increasingly dangerous world, Oscar must quickly figure out who is good and who is evil in order to combat the wicked forces at...read more

  • Thomas Lowenstein

    The horrific 1988 murder of four-year-old Barbara Jean Horn shocked the citizens of Philadelphia. Plucked from her own front yard, Barbara Jean was found dead less than two and a half hours later in a cardboard TV box dragged to a nearby street curb. After months of investigation with no strong leads, the case went cold. Four years later it was reopened, and Walter Ogrod, a young man with autism spectrum disorder who had lived across the street from the family at the time of the murder, was brought in as a suspect. Ogrod bears no resemblance to the composite police sketch based on eyewitness accounts of the man carrying the box, and there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime....read more