Archive For The “Fiction” Category
By Lee Child
Around the kingdom girls are being murdered through a killer who leaves no facts, no deadly wounds, no symptoms of fight, and no clues to a rationale. they're, really, ideal crimes. in truth, the one factor that hyperlinks the sufferers is the fellow all of them knew: Jack Reacher.
By Jennifer E. Smith
Lucy lives at the twenty-fourth ground. Owen lives within the basement. It's becoming, then, that they meet within the center -- caught among flooring of a brand new York urban residence development, on an elevator rendered lifeless via a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the evening wandering the darkened streets and marveling on the infrequent visual appeal of stars above big apple. yet as soon as the ability is again, so is truth. Lucy quickly strikes in another country together with her mom and dad, whereas Owen heads out west together with his father.
The short time they spend jointly leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen remain involved via postcards, occasional e-mails, and contact calls. yet can they -- regardless of the chances -- have the ability to reunite?
neatly saw and fantastically romantic, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel indicates that the guts of the area isn't inevitably a spot. occasionally, it may be someone.
By Richard Wright
Pass Damon is a guy at odds with society and with himself—a guy of improved mind who hungers for peace yet who brings terror and destruction at any place he goes.
From Richard Wright, probably the most strong, acclaimed, and crucial American authors of the 20th century, comes a compelling tale of a black man's try and get away his earlier and begin anew in Harlem. The Outsider is a crucial paintings of fiction that depicts American racism and its devastating outcomes in uncooked and unflinching phrases. straight away brilliantly imagined and frighteningly prescient, it's an epic exploration of the tragic roots of legal behavior.
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By Elmore Leonard
Beautiful working-girl Jackie Burke is in a good spot. She's simply been picked up at Palm seashore foreign with fifty grand and a few blow stashed in her flight bag. Lucky for her, the Feds wish whatever Jackie's got: the inside of tune to Ordell Robbie, the notoriusly slick fingers dealer. And they're able to deal--Ordell in trade for her freedom. But Jackie's bought one other ace up her sleeve. . .Enter Max Cherry, bail bondsman. Big, tricky, primarily good Max is at the verge of divorce and bored with the standard grind. That's the place Jackie comes in. The fifty vast ones are peanuts in comparison to what Ordell's bought locked away in Freeport. But while a blowsy blond blowhead and a none-too-bright ex con attempt to muscle in at the motion, it's time to drag and outdated bait and switch--where the great men are performed off opposed to the undesirable guys--and the place Jackie and Max wish to stroll off into the Florida sundown with a scorching part million in chilly funds.
By Louis L'Amour
Kilkenny wasn't trying to find hassle whilst he entered the Clifton residence level station, yet hassle chanced on him while a reckless child named Tetlow challenged him, drew his gun, and paid for it together with his life.
Looking to flee a name that he by no means sought after, Kilkenny settles within the lonely mountain state of Utah, making plans to ranch a excessive, lush valley. however the prior is on his path. Jared Tetlow is a robust rancher decided to run his mammoth herd at the restricted grasslands there--whether he has to shop for out the neighborhood ranchers, run them out, or kill them. He'll cut back a person who stands in his method, in particular a guy he already despises: the gunman named Kilkenny--the guy who killed his son.
By John Updike
Marry Me is subtitled "A Romance" simply because, within the author's phrases, "people don't act like that anymore." The time is 1962, and where is a fiefdom of Camelot referred to as Greenwood, Connecticut. Jerry Conant and Sally Mathias are in love and need to get married, notwithstanding they already are married to others. A diadem of 5 symmetrical chapters describes the process their affair because it glints on and off, and as their spouses react, in a tentative late-summer surroundings of almost-last possibilities. For this is often, as Jerry observes, "the twilight of the outdated morality, and there's barely enough to torment us, and never adequate to carry us in."
By Adam Braver
Marilyn Monroe is without doubt one of the such a lot iconic figures within the historical past of Hollywood, and her mythical paintings at the vast reveal is eclipsed merely possibly by means of the lengend of her existence off it. Adam Braver’s Misfit facilities at the final weekend of Monroe’s lifestyles, which she spent at Frank Sinatra’s hotel, the Cal Neva hotel, in Lake Tahoe. Melding evidence with fiction, Braver takes moments all through Monroe’s lifeher formative years, her marriages with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, her stories with Lee Strasberg on the Actors Studio, and her function within the Misfits, the movie Miller wrote for herand explores how they expert her tragic finish.
By Jason M. Hough
Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and shiny characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the expertise of sci-fi writer John Scalzi.
within the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands because the final human urban in the world. the area has succumbed to an alien plague, with lots of the inhabitants remodeled into senseless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, the place an area elevator—created by means of the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.
Skyler Luiken has a unprecedented immunity to the plague. subsidized by means of a global team of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the harmful wilderness past the aura’s aspect to discover the assets Darwin must stave off cave in. but if the Elevator begins to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the bright scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to clear up the secret of the failing alien expertise and retailer the ragged remnants of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of J. S. Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is familiar with that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator can provide either depression and wish besides a huge dose of ask yourself. It’s a remarkable debut, and Hough can take my cash every time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for imaginitive plotting and real looking discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will maintain readers enthralled and eagerly waiting for the following installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does a very good task with this large tale. the area of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and pleasant. Skyler, Tania, and all of the different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive experience, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel in contrast to any other . . . this can be anything distinct. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and interesting . . . a certain contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s myth Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, extreme, and fulfilling . . . I couldn’t positioned this booklet down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you expect the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
“Hough writes with impossible to resist strength and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a powerful plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip okay. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
By David Weber
This most up-to-date Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to a different an important turning aspect. Haven has misplaced the struggle on the conflict of Manticore, yet can Honor, turning diplomat with the telepathic information of her tree cat Nimitz, deliver this lightly yet firmly domestic to Haven? additionally, can the Solarian League be persuaded to not movement in on loads of planets that Manticore both claims or whose independence it truly is pledged to maintain? The league is immensely robust in quantity yet no longer in smarts or expertise, and Manticore's newest superweapon fends it off for now. Lurking within the wings is the genetic-slaver conglomerate Manpower, performing throughout the Mesan Alignment, which it has built with a brand new, stealthy house force, with which the Mesans release a devastating assault on Manticore, savaging its naval energy and by the way killing lots of Honor's kinfolk and resulting in a few severe revelations in regards to the manipulation of either Haven and Manticore over the centuries via events whose complete identities and ruthlessness are but to be published. Readers might suppose convinced that they're going to be commemorated many extra instances and revel in it each time. --Roland eco-friendly
By Claude Ollier
Translated through Dominic di Bernardi
In interconnected, alternating tales, Claude Ollier has written a aggravating, haunting, apocalyptic novel that brings jointly the top of the 3rd Reich with the final of the 20th century. the 1st is the autobiographical tale of Martin, a French scholar conscripted right into a munitions manufacturing facility in Nuremberg within the heart of global battle II. the opposite is the tale of a anonymous author who inhabits a twilight international the place civilization has collapsed.
In the 1st half, we see the horrors of war-torn Germany from the point of view of the typical guy. stuck up within the second of heritage that has outlined the 20 th century, he's "disconnected" from the time in which he lives. because the conflict involves a detailed, he studies the firebombing of Nuremberg, after which escapes the town, ultimately assembly with the 1st of the yank liberation forces within the spring of 1945.
In the second one half, which occurs within the distant Causse sector of France someday within the Nineteen Nineties, we see a guy dwelling in an international that turns out to have passed through a few bad, anonymous disaster. Civilization has come to an eerie halt, its remnants held by means of this solitary determine, often within the kind of remembered performances through musicians from Richard Strauss and Wagner to Tina Turner and Miles Davis.
Ollier has right here created a nightmarish imaginative and prescient of Western tradition in decay. whilst, he has created a imaginative and prescient of historical past and the individual's lack of ability to attach himself to the days during which he lives.