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ISBN: 9780312536633
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Published: Griffin - February 17th, 2009

The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic-- Featuring a new introduction by John Scalzi 
The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand-year conflict; to perform his duties and do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home. But "home" may be even more terrifying than battle, because, thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel, Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries...

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ISBN: 9781616952587
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Published: Soho Crime - July 7th, 2015

American Iraq War veteran Ellie Cooper is living in Beijing when a chance encounter with a Uighur a member of a Chinese Muslim minority at the home of her sort-of boyfriend Lao Zhang turns her life upside down. Lao Zhang disappears, and suddenly multiple security organizations are hounding Ellie for information. They say the Uighur is a terrorist. Ellie doesn t know what's going on, but she must decide whom to trust among the artists, dealers, collectors, and operatives claiming to be on her side in particular, a mysterious organization operating within a popular online role-playing game. As she tries to elude her pursuers, she's haunted by memories of Iraq. Is what she did and saw there at the root of the mess she's in now?

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ISBN: 9780765356192
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Published: Tor Books - April 28th, 2009

“This coming-of-age tale of a teenage girl in a frontier colony on the edge of space is nothing short of remarkable. The voice is pitch-perfect, the plot is compelling, and the resolution of the tale is deeply moving. This stellar work from one of the luminaries in the realm of science fiction will appeal to the literary set, sci-fi fans, book groups, and teens looking for quality reads beyond Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling, and Stephenie Meyer.” 
— Joe Drabyak, Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA

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ISBN: 9780425278277
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 7th, 2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series comes a thrilling novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie. 
Nine months ago, a shocking assault by unidentified men killed Scott James' partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty--until he meets his new partner. 
Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived two tours in Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler, her PTSD is as bad as Scott's. 
They are each other's last chance. And they're about to investigate the one case no one wants them to touch: identifying the men who murdered Stephanie. But what they find could ultimately break them both.


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ISBN: 9780756411305
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Published: Daw Books - October 4th, 2016

The thrilling first installment in the military sci-fi Peacekeeper series continues the adventures of Torin Kerr and her team of marines 
Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr had been the very model of a Confederation Marine. But when she learned the truth about the war the Confederation was fighting, she left the military for good. 
But Torin couldn't walk away from preserving and protecting everything the Confederation represented. Instead, she drew together an elite corps of friends and allies to take on covert missions that the Justice Department and the Corps could not--or would not--officially touch. Torin just hoped the one they were about to embark on wouldn't be the death of them. 
Ancient H'san grave goods are showing up on the black market--grave goods from just before the formation of the Confederation, when the H'san gave up war and buried their planet-destroying grave goods for the death of war. Someone is searching for these weapons and they're very close to finding them. As the Elder Races have turned away from war, those searchers can only be members of the Younger Races. 
Fortunately, only the Corps Intelligence Service has this information. Unfortunately, they can do nothing about it--bound by laws of full disclosure, their every move is monitored. 
Though Torin Kerr and her team are no longer a part of the military, the six of them tackling the H'san defenses and the lethally armed grave robbers are the only chance the Confederation has. The only chance to avoid millions more dead. 
But the more Torin learns about the relationship between the Elder Races and the Younger, the more she begins to fear war might be an unavoidable result.