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  • Stefan Rudnicki

    Where does a hit man draw the line? With a controversial presidential election just weeks away, Quarry is hired to carry out a rare political assignment: kill the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a passionate civil rights crusader and campaigner for the underdog candidate. But when a hate group out of Ferguson, Missouri, turns out to be gunning for the same target, Quarry starts to wonder just who it is he's working for. The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition, the Quarry novels tell the story of a paid assassin with a rebellious streak and an unlikely taste for justice. Once a Marine sniper, Quarry found a new home stateside with a group of contract...read more

  • David Plotz

    From the former editor of Slate and CEO of Atlas Obscura comes the unbelievable story of “the Nobel Prize sperm bank” and the children it produced—“a superb book about the quest for genius and, ultimately, family” (Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Talking to Strangers).   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS   It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history. The Repository for Germinal Choice—nicknamed “the Nobel Prize sperm bank”—opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades women flocked to it from all over...read more

  • Algernon Blackwood

    Algernon Blackwood, a journalist and broadcast narrator, was one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. The title story, “The Touch of Pan,” explores the lingering presence of myth in everyday life. In “The Glamour of the Snow,” Blackwood winds a tale about a man’s infatuation with a supernatural winter beauty. In “The Attic,” the ghost of an usurer haunts the old Chateaux and, on the anniversary of a young boy’s death, the boy’s cat brings the family together. “The Willows” follows two campers who are on a canoe trip down the Danube, with the sense of a looming threat following them. When darkness falls, they pick the wrong place to...read more

  • Jacques Futrelle

    “Logic will solve any problem; not most of them, but any problem.” —The Thinking Machine Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, with the help of his friend Hutchison Hatch, solves a variety of mysteries using cold, hard logic. No matter how twisted the trail of clues or how clever the perpetrator, Professor Van Dusen, aptly dubbed “The Thinking Machine,” reminds us that “two and two make four, not some times, but all the time.” So when a woman begs a surgeon to amputate part of her finger or when a pearl necklace disappears from a woman’s neck at a party or when a man presents the court with his “perfect” alibi, The Thinking Machine methodically investigates all of...read more

  • Lewis Shiner

    Collected Stories is the definitive compilation ofLewis Shiner's short work, featuring over forty stories voiced by top narratorsin the business. Contents include: Introduction, read by Karen Joy Fowler"Perfidia," read by Stefan Rudnicki"Stuff of Dreams," read by John Rubinstein"The War at Home," read by Stefan Rudnicki"Straws," read by Scott Brick"Nine Hard Questions," read by Kimberly Farr"White City," read by Gabrielle de Cuir"Primes," read by Arthur Morey"The Long Ride Out," read by Rex Linn"Sitcom," read by Stefan Rudnicki"The Death of Che Guevara," read by Roxanne Hernandez and Stefan Rudnicki"His Girlfriend's Dog," read by Stefan Rudnicki"Deep without Pity," read by Rex Linn"The...read more

  • George Weigel

    “As March gave way to April in the spring of 2005 and the world kept vigil outside the apostolic palace in Rome, the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, then drawing to a poignant end, was already being described as one of the most consequential in two millennia of Christian history.”   With these words, world-renowned author and NBC Vatican analyst George Weigel begins his long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. More than ten years in the making, The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy tells the dramatic story of the...read more

  • Tim Weiner

    “Turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and important, as today’s headlines.”—Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, New York Daily News, and Slate Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. We think of the FBI as America’s police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureau’s first and foremost mission. Enemies is the story of how presidents...read more

  • Daniel G. Amen

    From one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works, a step-by-step, practical program for women to achieve greater health, energy, and lasting happiness by harnessing the power of the female brain. For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain and a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. In this breakthrough guide based on research from his clinical practice, Dr. Amen addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel, Ender in Exile. At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin - called Ender by everyone - is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    This huge new collection of the short stories of one of Science Fiction's most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. Keeper of Dreams, Volume One contains 24 stories, Card's new introductions for each story, and commentary on his life and work. Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror, this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the writer that The Houston Post called 'the best writer science fiction has to...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on? Orson...read more

  • Margaret Weis

    In Bones of the Dragon, Skylan Ivorson is a sea-raider of the Vindras, an undefeated champion of the Torgun clan, and eventually the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has been blessed by Skoval, the god of war. But sometimes a blessing is a curse in disguise. Skoval and the other ancient gods are under siege from a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation.... and the only way to stop these brash interlopers lies within the mysterious and hidden Five Bones of the Vektan Dragons. It will be up to the Vindras, the dragon-goddess's champion, to undertake the quest to recover all Five. The fate of the...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    A hundred years before Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is...read more

  • Joseph J. Ellis

    A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious...read more

  • Ben Bova

    Bova, a six-time Hugo Award winner and past president of theNational Space Society, returns to his most popular and bestselling subject: the quest for Mars! How do you get to the Red Planet? Not via a benightedgovernment program trapped in red tape and bound by budget constrictions,that's for sure. No, what it will take is a helping of adventure, science,corporate power plays, a generous dollop of seduction-both in and out of theboardroom-and money, money, money! Art Thrasher knows this. He is a man with a driving vision:send humans to Mars. The government has utterly failed, but Thrasher has gotthe plan to accomplish such a feat: form a "club" of billionaires to chip inone billion a year...read more

  • Harry Sidebottom

    In the sixth novel in Harry Sidebottom's bestselling Warriorof Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet anotherepic mission-while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him. In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. Thewestern provinces-Gaul, Spain, and Britain-have been seized by Postumus, thepretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, thearmies of the emperor Gallienus muster, and he is keen to take his rightfulplace of power. A war between two emperors is coming, and everyone must choosea side. On a mission shrouded in secrecy and suspicion, Ballista issent by Gallienus back to his home of Hyperborea, the place of the people...read more

  • Alex Bledsoe

    Alex Bledsoe continues the adventures of freelance swordjockey Eddie LaCrosse in the thrilling He Drank, and Saw the Spider. After he fails to save a stranger from being mauled to deathby a bear, a young mercenary is saddled with the baby girl the man died toprotect. He leaves her with a kindly shepherd family and goes on with hisviolent life. Now, sixteen years later, that young mercenary has grown upto become cynical sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. When his vacation travels bringhim back to that same part of the world, he can't resist trying to discoverwhat has become of the mysterious infant. He finds that the child, now a lovely young teenager namedIsadora, is at the center of a...read more

  • David I. Kertzer

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER  • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.   The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of...read more

  • Susan Cheever

    From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Bill and Home before Dark comes a major reassessment of the life and work of one of America'spreeminent twentieth-century poets. E. E. Cummings' radical experimentation with form, punctuation,spelling, and syntax resulted in his creation of a new, idiosyncratic means ofpoetic expression. And while there was critical disagreement about his work (Edmund Wilson called it "hideous," while Malcolm Cowley called him "unsurpassedin his field"), at the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-seven, he was,after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States. Now, in this new biography, Susan Cheever traces thedevelopment of the poet and his...read more