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  • Jeffery Deaver

    Unlikely pairs join forces to crack a slew of intriguing cases in an anthology edited by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, featuring original stories by Jacqueline Winspear, Jeffery Deaver, Allison Brennan, Charles Todd, and many more, including Perry herself. Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. That last pair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, who, as the editor of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America, has enlisted some of today’s best mystery writers to craft...read more

  • Timothy Ferriss

    Brought to you by Penguin. Do you dream of escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less? This audiobook is the blueprint to make that possible. In this fascinating audiobook, read by Ray Porter, Timothy Ferriss details his road to financial success and the steps he took along the way. His plan is simple to follow, easy to apply and relevant for anyone looking to make a change. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream...read more

  • George R. R. Martin

    Back in print after a decade is Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, featuring fiction by George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, and others. On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. 'Aces' were endowed with extraordinary powers, while 'Jokers' were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And 1986--the fortieth anniversary--promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever. But in New York City not everyone is celebrating: The Astronomer, a twisted, powerful genius, has been planning his own...read more

  • Sun Tzu

    Master Sun said: “Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.” For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid text that reveals as much about psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. For those seeking a deeper understanding of this seminal work, scholar John Minford brings the words of Sun-tzu to life for modern listeners, presenting the core text in two formats: Part I: The original text by Sun-tzuRay Porter reads the unadorned thirteen chapters, allowing listeners to form their own first impressions of the ancient words of...read more

  • Jonathan Maberry

    Dogs of War: Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it's accessible, and it's dangerous. What's even scarier is that almost anyone can get their hands on it. A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming and we may be too late to stop it. Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat. Dogs of War pits Joe...read more

  • Jonathan Maberry

    Joe Ledger Fans Rejoice! Everyone's favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time he's brought friends. Joe Ledger: Unstoppable presents original short stories about Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences by some of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry's 'friends in the industry.' Buckle up for powerful, exciting, and nail-biting adventures by Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Weston Ochse, Steve Alten, David Farland, Aaron Rosenberg, James A. Moore, James Ray Tuck, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Jeremy Robinson, Joe McKinney, Jon McGoran, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Nicholas Seven, Bryan Thomas...read more

  • Lawrence Osborne

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne, read by Ray Porter. Wealthy dead American. Beautiful young widow. This case has PI Philip Marlowe’s name written all over it. Is it enough to bring him back for one last adventure? The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. Private Investigator Philip Marlowe – now in his seventy-second year – has been living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers. With a case that has his name written all over it. At last Marlowe is back where he belongs. His...read more

  • Marc Benioff

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The founder and co-CEO of Salesforce delivers an inspiring vision for successful companies of the future—in which changing the world is everyone’s business. “The gold standard on how to use business as a platform for change at this urgent time.”—Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and author of Principles: Life and Work What’s the secret to business growth and innovation and a purpose-driven career in a world that is becoming vastly more complicated by the day? According to Marc Benioff, the answer is embracing a culture in which your values permeate everything you...read more

  • Phil McKinney

    The Killer Questions Your Company Should Be Asking Generating and executing great ideas is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly changing world. It seems so basic. Why is it so hard to actually get right? According to innovation expert Phil McKinney, the real problem is that we're teaching people to ask the wrong questions about their businesses--or none at all. There has to be a better way. In Beyond the Obvious, McKinney will help you use his proven FIRE (Focus, Ideation, Rank, Execution) Method to dig deeper and get back to asking the right questions--the ones all companies must ask to survive. Full of real-world examples, this book will change the way you operate, innovate, and create,...read more

  • Mark Jude Poirier

    Fourteen-year-old Ellis is getting ready to leave the Southwest for a boarding school in the East. This means leaving behind the only real father he has ever known, Goat Man. Goat Man has been raising a herd of goats all the while teaching Ellis the meaning of stability, caretaking, and commitment. And when a skeptical Ellis returns for spring break, he and Goat Man will be forced to re-evaluate their...read more

  • Jonathan Maberry

    In Extinction Machine, the fifth Joe Ledger book by Jonathan Maberry, the DMS must go up against someone—or something—in search of new technology that could bring about world war The President of the United States vanishes from the White House. A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds. All over the world reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth. There are rumors of alien-human hybrids living among us. Joe Ledger...read more

  • Bevin Alexander

    In 1940, as Nazi Germany spread its wings of war, France stood secure in the knowledge that they possessed the largest, most formidable, and best equipped army in Europe. France also had a stalwart ally in Britain and the support of Holland and Belgium. But they were all about to face a new kind of enemy who fought a new kind of war. In this audio book, expert military strategist Bevin Alexander examines the groundbreaking martial concepts developed by three brilliant generals- Erwin Rommel, Erich von Manstein, and Heinz Guderian. Their plan was to unleash the power of the tank, grouping them into juggernauts that would slam into-and through-enemy lines, as aircraft supported them and...read more

  • David Liss

    Four bestselling authors. One hellraising premise.What if the dead could be summoned from their graves—for a price? What if a quartet of distinctive storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea—on a dare? The answers lie here, in Four Summoner’s Tales, as these acclaimed writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion—in four brilliantly chilling ways. It’s all in the execution….'Suffer the Children' by Kelley Armstrong #1 New York Times bestselling author A preacher and his adopted daughter must solve the mystery of the newcomers to their isolated 19th-century village—men who are preying on residents’ overwhelming grief...read more

  • Jim Harrison

    New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is oneof America's most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog-a bawdy,reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian-has earned cult status with readersin the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, BrownDog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published,into one volume-the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison'sirresistible Everyman. In these novellas, BD rescues the preserved body of an Indianfrom Lake Superior's cold waters; overindulges in food, drink, and women whilejust scraping by in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; wanders Los Angeles in searchof an ersatz...read more

  • Matt Taibbi

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.   In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration—come...read more

  • Jonathan Maberry

    For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons—designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world's most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world's most dangerous weapons. Within days there are outbreaks of mass slaughter and murderous insanity across the American heartland. Can Joe Ledger stop a brilliant and devious master criminal from turning the Land of the Free into a...read more

  • Jonathan Maberry

    Captain Joe Ledger-formercop, former Army Ranger, and currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elitesquad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world's mostdangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostagetakers. Joe and his team square off against terrorists who have the mostadvanced and exotic weapons of mass destruction, designer bioweapons, cutting-edge transgenics ... real mad-scientist stuff. If they have to callJoe Ledger-it's already hit the fan. Joe Ledger: Special Ops collects several of the Ledger short storiesand presents two brand-new tales exclusive to this volume. Bonus featuresinclude character profiles and a never-before-published...read more

  • David Freed

    In 1956 a plane bearing mysterious cargo takes off from asmall airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly sixtyyears later, while flying over the Sierra Nevada, retiredmilitary assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be BuddhistCordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to bean aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same. Logan and his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, plan areconciliation in posh Lake Tahoe. But upon landing in the Ruptured Duck, hisbeloved aging Cessna, Logan agrees to put those plans on hold when he's askedto help guide a search-and-rescue team to the remote, mountainous crash site.The team finds...read more

  • Bing West

    Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.   Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand, the fifty Marines of 3rd Platoon fought in Sangin, the most dangerous district in all of Afghanistan. So heavy were the casualties that the Secretary of Defense offered to pull the Marines out. Instead, they pushed forward. Each Marine in 3rd Platoon patrolled two and a half miles a day for six months—a total of one million steps—in search of a ghostlike enemy that struck without warning. Why did the Marines attack...read more

  • Douglas Century

    A highly decoratedveteran agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals theshocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism "It always ends with one phone call. Months-often years-ofundercover work comes to fruition with an innocent-seeming conversation. Thelast call. One last call to set them up; one last call to bring them down." Over the course of his twenty-seven years with the DEA, Ed Follis bought eight-balls of cocaine in a red Corvette,negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developedcovert relationships with men who were not only international drug traffickersbut-in some cases-operatives...read more