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By Pearson, Ridley
2008/07 - Putnam Adult
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Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming returns in a stunning new thriller from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Killer Weekend." A terrific villain, an appealing protagonist, and breakneck pacing. . . . Ridley Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there.--"Boston Sunday Globe." ...More
||The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
By Tolkien, J. R. R.
1997/09 - Houghton Mifflin Company
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Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar! Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937. Now, in 1997, this special new edition, illustrated by Alan Lee, commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of a great classic. ...More
|The Bourne Identity
By Ludlum, Robert
1984/02 - Bantam
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Jason Bourne. He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initial: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne. But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators -- led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him. ...More
By Clancy, Tom
1988/07 - Topeka Bindery
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From England to Ireland to America, an explosive wave of violence sweeps CIA analyst Jack Ryan and his family into the deadliest game of our time: international terrorism. An ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA has targeted Ryan for his act of salvation in an assassination attempt. Now Ryan must pay--with his life.P. Putnam. ...More
By Brooks, Terry
2003/08 - Random House Audible
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More than a quarter of a century after "The Sword of Shannara carved out its place in the pantheon of great epic fantasy, the magic of Terry Brooks's "New York Times bestselling saga burns as brightly as ever. Three complete series have chronicled the ever-unfolding history of Shannara. But more stories are still to be told--and new adventures have yet to be undertaken. Book One of High Druid of Shannara invites both the faithful longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take the first step on the next extraordinary quest.
Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former life as the dreaded Ilse Witch--saved by the love of her brother, the magic of the Sword of Shannara, and the destruction of her evil mentor, the Morgawr. Now, fulfilling the destiny predicted for her, she has established the Third Druid Council, ...More
||Plan of Attack
By Brown, Dale
2004/05 - HarperLargePrint
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When U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan notices that Russia's heavy bomber and tactical bomber bases are busier than ever, he tries to get his superiors to pay attention, but they ignore him. Then Russian president General Anatoliy Gryzlov launches an all-out sneak attack on America that devastates U.S. strategic air forces.
McLanahan has not only foretold the Russians' daring plan, but he has plans for a counterstrike that could stop the Russian war machine dead in its tracks. But McLanahan is no longer in charge of Air Battle Force, his combat unit of the future, and the attack has left the U.S. president with few options: retaliate with every weapon in his arsenal, even if it triggers a global thermonuclear war, or agree to cease fire on Russia's terms ...
... or listen to McLanahan's long-shot p ...More
By Child, Lee
2006/04 - Jove Books
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While passing through a small Georgia town, former cop Jack Reacher is arrested for murder. Jack knows that he didn't kill anybody. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Reissue. ...More
||The Black Echo
By Connelly, Michael
2002/12 - Warner Books
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The very first Harry Bosch novel, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, is available once more. A body discovered in a drainpipe on Mulholland Drive turns out to be a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who had fought by the side of the maverick LAPD homicide detective. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of 'Nam while on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him. Martin's Press. ...More
||Flight of the Intruder
By Coonts, Stephen
2006/06 - St. Martin's Press
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"A smash bestseller that spent over six months on the "New York Times" bestseller list, "FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER" became an instant classic. No one before or since ever captured the world of Navy carrier pilots with the gripping realism of ""Vietnam"" veteran Stephen Coonts, who lived the life he wrote about. More than a flying story, "FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER" is also one of the best novels ever written about the ""Vietnam"" experience. It' s all here-- the flying, the dying, the blood and bombs and bullets, and the sheer joy-- and terror-- of life at full throttle."
" GRIPPING...SMASHING." ?"The Wall Street Journal"
Grazing the Vietnam treetops at night at just under the speed of sound, A-6 Intruder pilot Jake " Cool Hand" Grafton knows exactly how precarious life is. Landing on a heaving aircraft carrier, dodging missiles locked on ...More
||The Monkey's Raincoat
By Crais, Robert
2006/02 - Brilliance Audio
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Hired by Ellen Lang when her husband disappears with their son, P.I. Elvis Cole's search takes him and his unflappable partner Joe Pike into the seamier side of Hollywood. Abridged. ...More
By Cussler, Clive
1996/09 - Bantam Books
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Dirk Pitt's first, most terrific adventure! Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex -- a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America's deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt's job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt's mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax of Pacific Vortex! ...More
By Hillerman, Tony
1990/04 - HarperTorch
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Three shotgun blasts explode into the trailer of Officer Jim Chee, but Chee survives to join partner Lt. Joe Leaphorn in a frightening investigation that leads them into a dark work of ritual, witchcraft and blood--all tied to the elusive and evil "skinwalker". ...More
||The Eye of the World
By Jordan, Robert
1990/01 - Tom Doherty Associates
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The Wheel of Times turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, and Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
||The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I
By King, Stephen
2003/06 - Penguin Audiobooks
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King's fantastical and allegorical Dark Tower series commenced in 1982 with the publication of "The Gunslinger" which introduces protagonist Roland as he pursues the Man in Black through bleak and tired landscapes in a world that has "moved on." Unabridged. ...More
By Koontz, Dean R.
2006/08 - Bantam Books
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"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.
A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like sha ...More
By L'Amour, Louis
1997/09 - Bantam Books
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He was etched by the desert's howling winds, a big, broad-shouldered man who knew the ways of the Apache and the ways of staying alive. She was a woman alone raising a young son on a remote Arizona ranch. And between Hondo Lane and Angie Lowe was the warrior Vittoro, whose people were preparing to rise against the white men. Now the pioneer woman, the gunman, and the Apache warrior are caught in a drama of love, war, and honor. ...More
By Robinson, Patrick
2005/05 - HarperCollins Publishers
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Thriller master and "New York Times" bestselling author Robinson presents a startling if all-too-real scenario that pits the United States against France and Saudi Arabia. ...More
|Into the Inferno
By Emerson, Earl W.
2004/06 - Fawcett Books
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Earl Emerson, bestselling author of "Vertical Burn, turns up the heat with this dynamic, fact-based depiction of the world of firefighting. In a frantic race against time, one man must unlock the secret to his own potential demise and that of his entire department--as they venture . . .
"INTO THE INFERNO
In the freezing heart of the Pacific Northwest winter, a group of firefighters from North Bend Fire and Rescue responds to a freeway accident. Two trucks have collided on the icy pavement. One of the trucks was transporting livestock; the other carried within its cargo an unmarked, innocuous-looking container. Now the highway is chaos with irate drivers, volunteer fire crews, and hundreds of escaped chickens.
The trucks are cleared, the highway reopens, and another day ends. But the repercussions of the crash are enormous. For ...More
By Porter, Henry
2006/03 - Atlantic Monthly Press
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In this "accomplished retro thriller" ("The Sunday Telegraph"), Porter captures the tense final moments of the Berlin Wall in the multilayered story of a former foreign agent faced with unbearable choices. ...More
By Silva, Daniel
2008/08 - Putnam Adult
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Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, "Moscow Rules" is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East--and Silva's finest novel yet. ...More
||House Rules: A Joe DeMarco Thriller
By Lawson, Mike
2008/06 - Atlantic Monthly Press
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Lawson's Joe DeMarco thrillers have drawn praise for their fine-tuned suspense, off-kilter characters, intricate plots, and revealing portrait of Washington, D.C. His latest work, full of timely political intrigue, is a riveting work of suspense. ...More
||Brotherhood of War: The Lieutenants
By Griffin, W. E. B.
1997/03 - Jove Books
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They are the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they answer the call gladly. War is their duty, their job, their life. They march off boys, and they come back--those who survive--as soldiers in the Brotherhood of War. ...More
By Bernhardt, William
1995/01 - Ballantine Books
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Ben Kincaid wants to be a lawyer because he wants to do the right thing. But once he leaves the D.A.'s office for a hot-shot spot in Tulsa's most prestigious law firm, Ben discovers that doing the right thing and representing his client's interests can be mutually exclusive.
An explosive legal thriller that takes readers on a frantic ride of suspicion and intrigue, PRIMARY JUSTICE brings morality and temptation together in one dangerous motion.
"From the Paperback edition." ...More