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ISBN: 9780316342353
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 16th, 2018

Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his job title, lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. He is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn't expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch. 
Riske has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. A gangster by the name of Tino Coluzzi has orchestrated the greatest street heist in the history of Paris: a visiting Saudi prince had his pockets lightened of millions in cash, and something else. Hidden within a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world. The Russians have already killed in an attempt to get it back by the time the CIA comes knocking at Simon's door. 
Coluzzi was once Riske's brother-in-arms, but their criminal alliance ended with Riske in prison, having narrowly avoided a hit Coluzzi ordered. Now, years later, it is thief against thief, and hot on their trail are a dangerous Parisian cop, a murderous Russian femme fatale, her equally unhinged boss, and perhaps the CIA itself. 
In the grand tradition of The Day of the Jackal and The Bourne Identity, Christopher Reich's The Take is a stylish, breathtaking ride.


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By Bob Gold, Marcia Gold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781942267416
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Published: Dagmar Miura - October 14th, 2017

Is a single penny worth something? Who would value it? Can you imagine that anyone might think a penny was the most desirable thing in the world to possess? Like all things, value is perceived in the eye of the beholder, and this book was designed to teach our children the value of money, and more importantly, that even the smallest thing can have an enormous impact on many. We all touch people we don't even know.

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By Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781506703633
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Published: Dark Horse Books - October 24th, 2017

After sacrificing himself to save the world, this epic conclusion of Hellboy's story follows him on a journey through Hell, where he once again faces off against the Vampire of Prague, pleads his case when accused of murder, and fulfills his destiny by destroying Pandemonium itself.


This deluxe, oversized hardcover edition collects Hellboy in Hell: The Descent and The Death Card, plus an expanded sketchbook section. Mignola's complete Hellboy in Hell saga!


""The prophecies are coming to pass, the threads all coming together. It's a thing of true beauty, really. When it comes down to it, Mike Mignola creating, writing, and drawing the character feels like one of the most important things to ever happen to the medium . . . Epic, perfectly paced, and profoundly dark. Hellboy is comics. It's what the medium is all about." --Nerdist


"Hellboy in Hell may be Mike Mignola's masterpiece . . . Mignola's sparse illustration is given deep, complex mood thanks to Stewart's transfixing color palettes. Grab the first volume, sit down with both of these monsters, and sink into the storytelling."- -The Creator's Project

So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938849978
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Published: Prospect Park Books - July 11th, 2017

After job losses and the housing crash, the author and her family leave L.A. to start over in a most unlikely place: a nine-foot-wide back-alley house in one of Ho Chi Minh City's poorest districts, where neighbors unabashedly stare into windows, generously share their barbecued rat, keep cockroaches for luck, and ultimately help her find joy without Western trappings.

Legal thriller author Justice Patricia Benke to speak at

 San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime prior to holiday party and book sale November 11

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ISBN: 9781478780816
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Published: Outskirts Press - October 29th, 2016

Twelve compelling stories of young girls in conflict with their Arabic culture and the world around them. As religions clash, the mysterious suicide of a promising high school student leads to a young girl's understanding of vengeance and redemption. A Syrian child farmed out to another family during the Great Depression brings humorous clarity to poverty and the will to survive. In a postwar coal town, a mischievous child discovers the secret life and dignity of a wandering violinist whose existence depends on begging. A daughter's memories and a diary expose what is true and not true about her father. Out of a young woman's peripheral vision pops an Arabic grandfather she hated, a ghost from the past that, like it or not, she must now deal with. Together and separately the stories explore a complex range of universal themes and experiences common to many immigrant populations, especially those involving challenges faced by girls. Whether set in Pennsylvania or California or on a train in between, the stories in Qudeen the Magnificent are probing and entertaining, a chorus of individual voices spanning the East and West coasts and the decades of the 20th century.


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ISBN: 9781476734491
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 7th, 2017


New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family--where it begins and how far it goes--and attempts to untangle the true meaning of the "Family of Humankind."


A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: "You don't know me, but I'm your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database."


That's enough family members to fill Madison Square Garden four times over. Who are these people, A.J. wondered, and how do I find them? So began Jacobs's three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history.


Jacobs's journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, found himself singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.


"Whether he's posing as a celebrity, outsourcing his chores, or adhering strictly to the Bible, we love reading about the wacky lifestyle experiments of author A.J. Jacobs" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now Jacobs upends, in ways both meaningful and hilarious, our understanding of genetics and genealogy, tradition and tribalism, identity and connection. It's All Relative is a fascinating look at the bonds that connect us all.

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ISBN: 9780743291484
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 9th, 2008

The author of "The Know-It-All" follows up his bestselling account of reading the entire "Encyclopedia Britannica" with another improbable adventure--a year spent living, as literally as possible, by the rules of the Bible.

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ISBN: 9780743250627
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 10th, 2005

Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z.


33,000 PAGES 


To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but unconvinced.


With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child.


The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions, and a struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

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ISBN: 9780735224803
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Published: Viking - October 24th, 2017

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.


Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.


Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god.


Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.

For more information and tickets, please visit the Center for Human Imagination Website.


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ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.


Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.


Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

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ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.


Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.


Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

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ISBN: 9781250099778
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Published: Picador USA - June 6th, 2017

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, specializing in deciphering ancient texts. And when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.

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ISBN: 9781250095770
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Published: Picador USA - July 5th, 2016

Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist, whose paintings have dazzled the world. But there's a secret to Bryan's success: Every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. Bryan believes these dreams are really recollections--possibly even flashback from another life--and he has always hoped that his art will lead him to an answer. And when he meets Linz Jacobs, a neurogenticist who recognizes a recurring childhood nightmare in one Bryan's paintings, he is convinced she holds the key.

Their meeting triggers Bryan's most powerful dream yet--visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer's, died in a lab explosion decades ago. As his visions intensify, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried.

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Headlining this year are Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman, who will talk about their latest joint venture, Crime Scene.  


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ISBN: 9780399594601
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 1st, 2017

A corpse lying at the bottom of the stairs. A beautiful but troubled young woman. A brutal, decades-old murder. And the man charged with making sense of it all. Clay Edison is a former star athlete turned coroner's investigator. It's his job to care for the dead and the people they leave behind. It's not his job to solve mysteries. But some cases--and some people--can't be resisted. What he discovers will set him on a quest to overturn a hideous injustice, no matter the consequences.

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ISBN: 9780345541420
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 27th, 2016

Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life. 
At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. 
As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before--and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free. 

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ISBN: 9780515149043
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Published: Berkley Books - February 22nd, 2011

 From a thriller writer of distinct and daring voice ("Providence Journal-Bulletin") comes a dark and brilliantly written tale about the temptations we face, the choices we make--and the consequences that may follow.

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ISBN: 9780983296010
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Published: Dafkah Books - March 29th, 2011

Reclusive programmer Nathan Yirmorshy is secretly watched by his landlord behind a two-way mirror. When an intercepted note connects the landlord to a secret society, and a detective ends up dead, Nathan must abandon his home and everything familiar to him, open his heart to a tarot reader he has never met, and trust her with his life just as the ancient scriptures have foretold.

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ISBN: 9781893035386
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Published: Encircle Publications, LLC - April 26th, 2017

In Death of a Scam Artist, a financial hatchet man who dislikes old people, accepts the job of turning around a failing retirement home and undergoes a life-transforming experience in the world of geezers and geezerettes.

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ISBN: 9781608092260
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 6th, 2016

Anthony Award-winning and best-selling author: In the third novel of the Rick Cahill series, Rick has no place to go. The police want to put him behind bars for an unsolved murder. The bank wants to foreclose on his house. Shadowy forces attempt to kill him when he tries to help a woman prove her ex-Navy SEAL husband's hanging death was a homicide. Can Rick outrun his past?

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ISBN: 9780062568496
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 27th, 2017

As a fixer for America's one percent, John Smith cleans up the messes of those rich enough to afford him. But he's no ordinary gun for hire. Smith is a man of rare gifts, including the ability to read minds. At the wedding of a reality-television celebrity he recently saved from kidnappers, Smith witnesses a group of gunmen open fire, hitting the bride and some of the guests. Though he's unarmed, Smith cripples one of the killers and is able to pry one word from his mind: "Downvote."

Eager to learn more, Smith hacks into the brain of an FBI agent to discover that the Bureau has been investigating a nefarious new threat called Downvote, an encrypted site on the Dark Net that lists the names of celebrities and offers a hefty bounty for anyone who can kill them--unleashing an anonymous and deadly flashmob with a keystroke.

Finding a mastermind on the Internet is like trying to catch air--unless you're John Smith. Motivated by money and revenge, he traces a series of electronic signatures to a reclusive billionaire living at sea and accompanied by a scary-smart bodyguard, Sara Fitch, who later becomes Smith's partner in his quest. The hunt for their prey takes the pair from Hong Kong to Reykjavik to a luxury gambling resort deep in the Laotian jungle. Yet this criminal mastermind always remains one step ahead.

Still, Downvote's creator realizes that the only way to stop Smith is to kill him . . . because while this diabolical genius can run, there's no hiding from a man who can read minds.

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ISBN: 9781847516572
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Published: Severn House Trade Paperback - October 1st, 2016

Rolly Waters has a new client. Macy Starr wants Rolly to find out what happened to the woman who rescued her as a child and then disappeared. The only clue she has is a one-stringed guitar. 
His investigation leads to a world of alien-obsessed cults, a strange desert hideaway, and to a 20-year-old unsolved murder case.

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ISBN: 9781610091473
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Published: Coptales - September 25th, 2014

When Bethany Crutchfield failed to show for Sunday brunch, and her father's phone calls remained unanswered, concern was warranted. Police officers from "America's Safest City," Irvine, California, discovered a gruesome homicide scene which established Bethany as the first in a series of murders that would ultimately span over a decade. Lincoln 9 takes place in a city whose reputation for safety and affluence overshadows the fact that the relatively few homicides are among the most vicious and complex cases. Lincoln 9 follows the career of Lieutenant Scott Hunter, the consummate cop who leads a team of detectives on a mission aimed at connecting the clues and solving these crimes. The story conveys the pressures of working in an organization whose efforts result in perennial accolades for achieving the lowest numbers of violent crime. In addition, it introduces a look behind the curtain of secrecy shielding the role played by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Teams in the development of leaders.

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ISBN: 9780765391285
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Published: Forge - August 15th, 2017

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence?

Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

Suburban divorcee Maggie Somerville was found murdered in her bedroom, her body covered with the dust from hundreds of emptied vacuum cleaner bags, all potential DNA evidence obscured by the calculating killer.

Digging into Maggie's cell phone records, Nils finds that the most frequently called number belongs to a mysterious young woman whose true identity could shatter the Somerville family--but could she be guilty of murder?

After the FBI demands that Nils drop the case, Nils and Ellegaard are forced to take their investigation underground, where the case grows as murky as the contents of the vacuum cleaner bags. Is this a strange case of domestic violence or something with far reaching, sinister implications?

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ISBN: 9780765389497
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Published: Tor Books - January 3rd, 2017

Gunther Kane and his white supremacist group are using forced prostitution to finance the purchase of automatic weapons. Kane snatches young women off the streets and sells them to hundreds of men. When a victim is used up, she's killed and dumped. After all, there are always more where she came from.

Physically recovered from being shot but struggling with PTSD, Tia Suarez almost doesn't believe her eyes when she glimpses a Hispanic teenager bound and gagged in the back of Kane's van. The look of terror on the woman's face makes Tia desperate to rescue her.

Kane's in the crosshairs of the FBI, who don't want a small-town Wisconsin detective messing up their big gun bust.

Tia Suarez doesn't back down for anyone. Not the department shrink; not the feds who dismiss her; not even her boyfriend, a Marine veteran who thinks she doesn't know what she's getting into. Tia will find the missing teen come hell or high water.

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ISBN: 9780062567383
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Published: William Morrow & Company - July 25th, 2017

A favor for a dying ex-con turns into a violent battle against a mysterious enemy for Van Shaw in this emotionally powerful and gritty thriller from the award-winning author of Past Crimes and Hard Cold Winter

When an old acquaintance of Van Shaw's late grandfather--a terminally ill ex-con--shows up in Seattle, he offers the broke veteran a moneymaking opportunity that sounds like a thief's dream: an easy fortune in gold, abandoned and nearly forgotten after its original owner died. For the ex-con, the gold is a legacy to ensure his preteen daughter's future. For Van, the cash means funds to rebuild his destroyed family home and time to find legitimate work.

The grandson of a career thief who taught him all the tricks of his trade, Van knows that nothing is ever quite as easy as it seems. The safe holding the fortune turns out to be a trap--deadly bait set by a malevolent player armed with tremendous resources, an army of hunters, and a lifetime of hatred. Now Shaw's partner is in the clutches of this shadowy mastermind, and the former Army Ranger may be his next prey. When the ex-con's innocent daughter is threatened too, Van exploits the criminal skills and network from his questionable past to keep the young girl from harm.

To discover who has them in the crosshairs, Shaw must first find the hunters' real prey. The quest leads him from an underground bare-knuckle fighting ring--which may be fronting a darker kind of business--to a massive pop-culture convention where Van plays a dangerous game with foes on every side.

For Van Shaw, every day above ground is a good day, and all the better if he can stay on the right side of the law, even though crime is his gift . . . and in his blood. If he survives the coming storm, he'll have to decide what he wants--and whether he can exist as an outlaw without sacrificing his honor.

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ISBN: 9781101986363
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Published: Dutton Books - August 8th, 2017

Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before--he's an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans ... Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila's bodyguards--and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder.

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By Joe Ide
ISBN: 9780316267779
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 17th, 2017

Isaiah Quintabe has, against many odds, built a proper life for himself: a respected detective in his hometown of East Long Beach, a well-kept home, a growing library, and even a rehabilitated horse-sized pit bull (courtesy of his previous client). But something is wrong: the death of his older brother nearly a decade ago has sent him down a dark path, one that he's never truly been able to escape. RIGHTEOUS is the story of Isaiah's investigation of his brother's death, a quest that will lead him to his greatest adversary, a man who may be IQ's own Moriarty. RIGHTEOUS is also the story of Sarita, Isaiah's older brother's girlfriend, for whom Isaiah feels a lasting, troubling love. Sarita's younger sister, an erratic DJ and gambling addict, has gone missing in Las Vegas, with a frightening bookie, Chinese Triad gangsters, and her own deadbeat boyfriend hot on her tail. On the case once more with Dodson, Isaiah's fast-talking, don't-call-me-a-sidekick partner, mayhem is sure to ensue. With gun battles, car chases, and twice as many mental puzzles as before, RIGHTEOUS is a rollicking, ingenious, and thrilling roller coaster ride. It swerves from the streets of South Central to the hotels of Beverly Hills, from the casinos and massage parlors of Las Vegas to the mountains of the desert Southwest. IQ is back, and he's badder than ever.

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ISBN: 9781504013383
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Published: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri - December 15th, 2015

An enigmatic covert operative. A skilled FBI agent with a dark past. And a terror plot unlike any in history...An explosion pulverizes the president-elect's helicopter on Election Night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination possesses far greater reach than anything the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered--and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country's fabric that it threatens to upend America's political system.

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By Laurie R. King (Editor), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor)
ISBN: 9781681775463
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Published: Pegasus Books - November 14th, 2017

To the editors' great delight, these stories go in many directions. Some explore the spirit of Holmes himself; others tell of detectives themselves inspired by Holmes's adventures or methods. A young boy becomes a detective; a young woman sharpens her investigative skills; an aging actress and a housemaid each find that they have unexpected talents. Other characters from the Holmes stories are explored, and even non-Holmesian tales by Conan Doyle are echoed. The variations are endless Although not a formal collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories--however some do fit that mold--instead these writers were asked to be inspired by the Conan Doyle canon. The results are breathtaking, for fans of Holmes and Watson as well as readers new to Doyle's writing--indeed, for all readers who love exceptional storytelling.

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ISBN: 9781432831608
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Published: Five Star Publishing - April 20th, 2016

Newspaper columnist Neil Gulliver and his ex-wife, 
Sex Queen of the Soaps Stevie Marriner, are back. 
It s decades ago, when the internet was in its infancy. 
Neil is summoned to the apartment of actor Roddy Donaldson, leader of the Diapered Dozen gang of teenage movie stars, by condo manager Sharon Glenn. Roddy is in bed clinging to life alongside two dead girls, no memory of who they are or how they got there. Evidence points to him as their killer. 
At the urging of Roddy s mother, a prominent casting director, Neil chases after the truth, encountering a motley cast of suspects: among them nasty Nicky Edmunds, co-starring with pal Roddy in Tough Times Two, and glamorous Jayne Madrigal, a high-powered press agent with whom Neil is smitten when Stevie introduces them at a lavish Stardom Magazine gala. 
Also: rap superstar Maxie Trotter and his manager, Roscoe Del Ruth; Gene Coburn and Knox Lundigan, millionaire partners in Stardom House companies revolutionizing the internet; model-songstress Aleta Haworth, who knows more than she s telling; fading film star Brian Armstrong, who harbors dark truths; and Stevie s mother, Juliet, and her fiance, Bernie Flame, a computer whiz who may be able to find answers for Neil in the secret underground world of the Web. 
More bodies fall and Neil faces an ugly death before the killer of the two girls is revealed in this fast-paced mystery-thriller by an author who knows Hollywood s many sins and secrets from the inside out.

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ISBN: 9781608091812
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - July 5th, 2016

Ex-professional baseball player Jake Longly adamantly refuses to work for his father, wanting no part of Ray's PI world. He prefers to hang out at his beachfront bar and chase bikinis along the sugary beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. But Ray can be persuasive, so Jake finds himself staking out the home of wealthy Barbara Plummer, a suspected adulteress. The mission seems simple enough hang around, take a few pictures, sip a little bourbon. Except Barbara gets herself murdered right under Jake's nose.

When Jake launches into an investigation of his target's homicide, he quickly runs afoul of Ukrainian mobster Victor Borkov. Aided by his new girlfriend Nicole Jemison and Tommy Pancake Jeffers--his behemoth employee with crazy computer skills--Jake tries to peel away the layers of the crime. The deeper the intrepid trio delves, the more murders start to pile up, leading them to Borkov's massive yacht where they just might be deep-sixed.

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ISBN: 9781943402090
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Published: Down & Out Books - September 5th, 2015

In addition to writing seven Evan Horne mysteries and two stand-alone international thrillers, Bill Moody has written eight short stories, which appeared over the years in various anthologies, along with a brand new story. For the first time, Mood Swings collects all nine stories of murder and music. "Moody is a fluent writer with a good ear for dialogue, a deft and ingratiating descriptive touch, a talent for characterization and a genuine feel for the jazz world." -New York Times "You don't have to be a huge jazz fan to enjoy the latest of Bill Moody's colorful, cross-genre riffs about piano man and sleuth Evan Horne." -Chicago Tribune ..".you're in for a suspenseful read that will rivet you to your seat..." -Gayle Lynds, New York Times best selling author

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ISBN: 9781945551123
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Published: Prospect Park Books - January 9th, 2018

A missing teenage girl leads LA corporate HR exec-turned-private eye Chuck Restic to a high profile fight over a new art museum and a forty-year-old murder that won't stay in the past. Anyone could be behind the teenager's disappearance: her fitness-obsessed mom, switchblade-toting chauffeur, personal life coach, or even the girl herself. This is the second book in the Chuck Restic mystery series.

Adam Walker Phillips is a Los Angeles-based executive at a global financial services company who has endured countless PowerPoint decks, offsite visioning sessions, and synergistically minded cross-functional teams, all for the sake of his Chuck Restic mystery series. Phillips holds an MFA in film from Columbia University, and was also the winner of New Line Cinema's development award for his film, Bibles.

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ISBN: 9780991151615
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Published: Rendrag Publishing - December 15th, 2014

Sailor Home From Sea from the journals of T.R. Macdonald: Westwood, CA. A UCLA Teaching Assistant is killed in a hit-and-run accident. But it's not an accident. It's murder. Chicago, IL. A therapist at a prominent mental health clinic kills his girlfriend and then turns the gun on himself. O'Hare International Airport. Mary Shaw, aka Kandi, and the love of my life, is fleeing the scene of the murder-suicide when she is hacked. Her electronic life is destroyed and she is trapped with no ticket, no boarding pass, no cell phone, and no credit cards. Huntington Beach, Surf City USA. An artist named Mike Macdonald receives death threats. He's my father. Mike and Kandi need my help. The problem is, they don't want it. In fact, they don't want anything to do with me. I'm down, but the surf's up.

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ISBN: 9781608092642
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - August 15th, 2017

The Squandered propels Bruno into an emotionally charged high-speed chase as he and Marie leave their rescued kids in Costa Rica and risk returning to the US at the request of Bruno's terminally ill father. Bruno's estranged and incarcerated brother needs Bruno to help rescue his abducted young grandchildren--children that Bruno hadn't known existed.

Bruno cannot deny his father, and Marie will not let Bruno go alone. As fugitives, they return to the US to face not only imminent arrest, but also to confront ruthless kidnappers, drug dealers, and government agents who will stop at nothing to keep a secret buried forever.

Glimpses of Bruno's law enforcement past shed light on the mayhem they encounter once they are discovered in LA. It seems that Bruno's brother, Noble, has inadvertently kicked a hornet's nest of criminals, both in and out of prison. He has also stirred up various law enforcement agencies looking to find a long-missing cache of nine million dollars' worth of cocaine, and Noble's grandchildren are caught in the crosshairs.

The chase, the brutality, and the emotional stress tests Bruno and Marie's relationship and force them to define family--what's okay to forgive, and what should never be forgotten. Armed with a new moral code, will they live long enough to put it into practice?

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ISBN: 9781616957087
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Published: Soho Crime - August 29th, 2017

Katherine Yeboah's marriage to Solomon Vanderpuye is all the talk of Accra high society. But when it becomes apparent that Katherine is infertile, Solomon's extended family accuses her of being a witch, hounding her until the relationship is so soured Solomon feels compelled to order Katherine out of the house they shared. Alone on her last night there, Katherine is brutally murdered by an intruder wielding a machete. Chief Inspector Darko Dawson of the Ghanaian federal police has personal as well as professional reasons to find the killer fast: Katherine was the first cousin of his wife Christine, who is devastated by the tragedy.

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ISBN: 9781601836434
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - April 25th, 2017

ack Murphy knows a setup when he sees one. Proving it makes his day. Especially when it involves his own partner. Lured into a trap, Evansville P.D. Detective Liddell Blanchard is accused of murdering a cop who was investigating a shadowy voodoo cult. Justice is murky enough in the swamplands of Louisiana, but when a purported descendent of Marie Leveaux menaces a murder investigation, the gumbo really hits the fan. Corruption comes with the territory. But there are darker forces at play-and only Murphy can see the light . . .

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ISBN: 9781946143198
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Published: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC - August 15th, 2017

One failed marriage. Two jobs lost. Three maxed out credit cards. "Schex" Schexnaydre was a failure as a lawyer. Until three weeks ago, he had no clients and no cash -- no clients except for infamous toxic waste entrepreneur G.G. Guidry, who's just been murdered, and no cash, except for the $4,452,737 Guidry had stashed with him for safekeeping.

When Schex's estranged ex-wife, Taylor, is accused of Guidry's murder, she pleads with Schex to defend her. He refuses, but the more he says no to Taylor, the deeper Schex gets dragged into the fall-out from Guidry's nefarious schemes, ending up as the target of all those vying to claim Guidry's millions for themselves.

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ISBN: 9781425954666
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Published: Authorhouse - March 3rd, 2009

With the rebellion on the planet Tavares, the Confederacy sends in their elite. As the Battlestarship Devastator enters the orbit, thirteen assault landers dive down to the planet. Join Captain Senko, Lt. Purr-Ta, Sergeant Major Penddletonson, Lieutenant J G Le-Zin, Group Sergeant Herman and a guy from Earth who just happens to be in the same prison with the Embassy Staff. But more than that, is this the end or the beginning of something bigger?

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ISBN: 9780765322951
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Published: Forge - September 28th, 2010

LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detective Hayden Glass has always had trouble controlling his urges. No longer trolling the streets looking for working girls, he has a new obsession--the Internet. Infatuated with a woman he finds on a website, Hayden Glass's sex addiction drags him to San Francisco and into a web of corruption and crime.

Glass's search for this woman leads him to a massive sex slave trade, run by the Russian mafia and protected by a group of powerful and corrupt San Francisco cops. Glass gets co-opted by the FBI to aid in their investigation...but his presence is doing much more harm than good.

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ISBN: 9780399166723
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 2nd, 2016

Jason Stafford used to be a hot Wall Street trader, went too far, and paid for it in prison. Now a financial investigator, he's been asked to look into rumors of a hostile takeover of his firm, but he has no idea it will turn his whole life upside down. Suddenly embroiled in a grand jury investigation of Mob-related activities on Wall Street, and threatened by some very serious men, he is thrust into witness protection with his young autistic son. And then his son disappears. Has he been kidnapped, or worse? With no choice but to act, Stafford has no choice but to come out of hiding and risk everything to save his son, his firm, his pregnant girlfriend and himself.

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ISBN: 9780985970536
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Published: Thinkk Smart Press - July 28th, 2014

A NASA scientist. A Russian hacker. A Secretary of State. What binds these people together? That's the tangled web in which Peyton Stone finds himself. On the surface he is a world renowned security expert, but his real job is serving as a "nonofficial asset," a contractor working for the CIA when the Government needs complete deniability. When a freak explosion at a California utility substation uncovers a connection to a brilliant but angry scientist, Peyton finds himself in Oman, Germany, and Russia piecing together the real story hidden deep in the covert cyber maze, on the hunt for the Russian Mafia genius who would exploit the world's economy for his own personal gain. In this latest installment in the Nonofficial Asset series, his skills, training and personal commitment are tested to the limit as he races to stop economic disaster.

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ISBN: 9781517058210
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 21st, 2015

It is 1876. Under the apparent direction of the Archangel Uriel, a secret British occult Brotherhood, moves to seize a virtually defenseless America. Annie Eva Fay, as the premier American spirit medium, discovers the chilling presence of Uriel's minions. But Annie Eva Fay is a con woman, her spirits a fake. And Uriel, is he also a fake? Will Annie have enough time to learn the truth? Annie gains the support of the Pinkerton Agency after she saves the life of their rookie operative, Aaron Levin, from a GRC attack. Annie and Levin work to combine Annie's unique contacts and insights with Pinkerton resources to finally confront the GRC and its enigmatic leader, Lord John Acre, in a New York warehouse owned by the GRC, and stocked with weapons and explosives. She creates convincing psychic illusions that have allowed her to live well, her childhood experience living as almost a slave a far memory. Annie will do anything to keep that degrading memory from ever becoming real again. And the GRC? Several of the characters in the novel are historical, including Annie Eva Fay, President U. S. Grant, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Robert Allan Pinkerton ... and the Ancient and Exemplary Order of the Golden and Rosy Cross.

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ISBN: 9780062568458
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Published: Ecco Press - September 19th, 2017

More than any other presidency, Barack Obama's eight years in the White House were defined by young people - twenty-somethings who didn't have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter), yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. David Litt was one of those twenty-somethings. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Until leaving the White House in 2016, he wrote on topics from healthcare to climate change to criminal justice reform. As President Obama's go-to comedy writer, he also took the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the so-called "State of the Union of jokes."

Now, in this refreshingly honest memoir, Litt brings us inside Obamaworld. With a humorists' eye for detail, he describes what it's like to accidentally trigger an international incident or nearly set a president's hair aflame. He answers questions you never knew you had: Which White House men's room is the classiest? What do you do when the commander in chief gets your name wrong? Where should you never, under any circumstances, change clothes on Air Force One? With nearly a decade of stories to tell, Litt makes clear that politics is completely, hopelessly absurd.

But it's also important. For all the moments of chaos, frustration, and yes, disillusionment, Litt remains a believer in the words that first drew him to the Obama campaign: "People who love this country can change it." In telling his own story, Litt sheds fresh light on his former boss's legacy. And he argues that, despite the current political climate, the politics championed by Barack Obama will outlive the presidency of Donald Trump.

Full of hilarious stories and told in a truly original voice, Thanks, Obama is an exciting debut about what it means - personally, professionally, and politically - to grow up.