Fiction

Defender

The most gripping read-in-one-go thriller since The Stand (The Voices Book 1)

Author: G X Todd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472233115

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1255

Defender by G X Todd is an imaginative thriller that draws on influences from Stephen King, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman to create a new world - where the biggest threat mankind faces is from the voice inside your own head. If you loved The Stand, you'll love Defender, the first in a four-part series. 'So accomplished that it's difficult to believe it's a first novel, Defender is already worthy to take its place alongside The Stand in the canon. An absolute gem of a book' John Connolly 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child 'On the cusp of sleep, have we not all heard a voice call out our name?' In a world where long drinks are in short supply, it's dangerous to listen to your inner voice. Those who do, keep it quiet. But one man listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road. There is a reason why Pilgrim and Lacey must cross paths. They just don't know it yet . . . #HearTheVoices
Fiction

Defender

The Voices

Author: G. X. Todd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472233103

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7880

'On the cusp of sleep, have we not all heard a voice call out our name?' Defender by G X Todd is an imaginative thriller that draws on influences from Stephen King, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman to create a new world - where the biggest threat mankind faces is from the voice inside your own head. If you loved The Stand, you'll love Defender, the first in a four-part series. 'So accomplished that it's difficult to believe it's a first novel, Defender is already worthy to take its place alongside The Stand in the canon. An absolute gem of a book' John Connolly 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child In a world where long drinks are in short supply, it's dangerous to listen to your inner voice. Those who do, keep it quiet. But one man listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road. There is a reason why Pilgrim and Lacey must cross paths. They just don't know it yet . . . #HearTheVoices
Good and evil

Hunted

The Voices

Author: G. X. Todd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472233127

Category: Good and evil

Page: 496

View: 7618

The girl has no one to defend her now . . . 'Thrilling . . . Todd skilfully captures hope and humanity in the lives of characters whom the reader comes to care about: Hunted, like Defender, is an impressive achievement' Guardian Hunted is the second novel in the highly acclaimed Voices series by G X Todd, following the spectacular debut Defender, highlighted by the Independent as being 'of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand'. The birds are flying. The birds are flocking. The birds sense the red skies are coming. One man is driven by an inner voice that isn't his - this Other is chewing at his sanity like a jackal with a bone and has one purpose. To find the voice hiding in the girl. She has no one to defend her now. But in an inn by the sea, a boy with no tongue and no voice gathers his warriors. Albus must find the girl, Lacey . . . before the Other does. And finish the work his sister Ruby began. Hunted is the second book in the acclaimed Voices series, where the battle between Good and Evil holds you in its vice-like grip. #HearTheVoices The battle between Good and Evil continues to play out in a world where the Voice in your head can save or slaughter you. 'Hunted is a smart, fast-paced, brave and classy thriller' Gillian McAllister 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child 'Hunted is a masterfully written, gripping read . . . A beautifully dark, twisted world that is rich in character and authenticity' Adam Hamdy
Fiction

The One

Author: John Marrs

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488084874

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 8389

“A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal “Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for. That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love. Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others… A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.
Fiction

The Readymade Thief

Author: Augustus Rose

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735221839

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5416

"Lee Cuddy is 17 years old and on the run. Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all. Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city ... But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she's trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her--and why."--
Fiction

The Hatching

A Novel

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501125060

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8079

The International Bestseller “An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism…addictive.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling.” —Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead “Guaranteed to do what Jaws did to millions of people.” —Suspense Magazine An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march. Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out. The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
Fiction

Defender: The Alex Morgan Interpol Spy Thriller Series (Intrepid 1)

Author: Chris Allen

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 174334094X

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 9501

Part Jason Bourne and part James Bond, Alex Morgan is an agent of Interpol's Intelligence, Recovery, Protection and Infiltration Division – Intrepid. Policeman, soldier and spy, Morgan and his fellow Intrepid operatives are the faceless strangers who serve the greater good – the means to justify the end. When an intelligence agent is brutally murdered and the president of a small African country is put in danger, Morgan is sent in on his first solo mission. His cover is to evacuate a group of aid workers, with the help of the beautiful but distant Arena Halls, before the country is swept by civil war. But his true mission is much darker. A spy has gone rogue – and there's more at stake than the guy's career in the Secret Intelligence Service. A heart-pounding, no-holds-barred chase from the dark heart of Africa to the crystalline waters of Sydney culminates in a fight to the death to stop a vicious renegade intelligence officer and uncover the shadowy conspiracy behind him. Can Morgan stay alive long enough to save the girl, save himself and bring them all to justice? This spy novel in the vein of Ian Fleming is perfect for readers of Frederick Forsyth and Clive Cussler. Access Intrepid HQ at intrepidallen.com and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: IntrepidAllen Want to share your reading experience with other fans in real time? Tweet using the hashtag #intrepidallen
Juvenile Nonfiction

Destroyers

A 4D Book

Author: Matt Scheff

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1977101100

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2082

"With stealth, speed and amazing agility, destroyers defend ships in battle. Take to the waves to learn all about the military's armed fleet of destroyers. Little Pebble books have an ATOS level of 1.0 or below. Download the Capstone 4D app to access a variety of bonus content."--Provided by publisher.
Fiction

The String Diaries

Author: Stephen Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 0316254444

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4646

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.
Fiction

South

Author: Frank Owen

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782398910

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 9445

South takes place in a USA ravaged by Civil War. It's been thirty years since the first wind-borne viruses ended the war between North and South - and still they keep coming. Every wind brings a new and terrifying way to die. The few survivors live in constant fear, hiding from the wind - and from each other. In this harsh Southern expanse, brothers Garrett and Dyce Jackson are on the run from brutal law-enforcers. They meet Vida, a lone traveller on a secret quest. Together, they will journey into the dark heart of a country riven by warfare and disease. This is the story of Dyce and Vida. This is the story of end-time. This is the story of The Cure and how it came too late. This is the story of South.
Fiction

The Dying Game

A Novel

Author: Asa Avdic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524705640

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8855

A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state—for fans of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Dave Eggers’ The Circle, and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Do you live to play? Or play to live? The year is 2037. The Soviet Union never fell, and much of Europe has been consolidated under the totalitarian Union of Friendship. On the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a forty-eight-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic bureaucrat with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees and a secret that haunts her. Her assignment: to stage her own death and then to observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the six other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them. Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins. . . . Combining suspense, unexpected twists, psychological gamesmanship, and a sinister dystopian future, The Dying Game conjures a world in which one woman is forced to ask, “Can I save my life by staging my death?”
Fiction

Hunted

(The Voices Book 2)

Author: G X Todd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472233158

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1160

Hunted is the second novel in the highly acclaimed Voices series by G X Todd, following the spectacular debut Defender, highlighted by the Independent as being 'of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand'. The battle between Good and Evil continues to play out in a world where the Voice in your head can save or slaughter you. A must-read for fans of Neil Gaiman and Joe Hill. 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child 'Hunted is a masterfully written, gripping read . . . A beautifully dark, twisted world that is rich in character and authenticity' Adam Hamdy 'Hunted is a smart, fast-paced, brave and classy thriller' Gillian McAllister The birds are flying. The birds are flocking. The birds sense the red skies are coming. One man is driven by an inner voice that isn't his - this Other is chewing at his sanity like a jackal with a bone and has one purpose. To find the voice hiding in the girl. She has no one to defend her now. But in an inn by the sea, a boy with no tongue and no voice gathers his warriors. Albus must find the girl, Lacey . . . before the Other does. And finish the work his sister Ruby began. Hunted is the second book in the acclaimed Voices series, where the battle between Good and Evil holds you in its vice-like grip. #HearTheVoices

The Passage

Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 576

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.” First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse. As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun. With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.
Fiction

Murder One

A Novel

Author: Robert Dugoni

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451606702

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9019

A year after the murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane reconnects with former adversary Barclay Reid, who, upon losing her daughter to a drug overdose, has launched a campaign against Russian drug trafficking, only to be accused of murdering a dealer.
Fiction

The Girl With All the Gifts

Author: M. R. Carey

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316278149

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9806

The USA Today bestseller Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.
History

War of the Whales

A True Story

Author: Joshua Horwitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451645015

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 3777

Documents the efforts of crusading lawyer Joel Renolds and marine biologist Ken Balcolm to expose a covert U.S. Navy sub detection system that caused whales to beach themselves, an effort that challenged Ken's loyalties and pitted them against powerful military adversaries.
Dystopias

The Book of the Unnmaed Midwife

Author: Meg Elison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495116360

Category: Dystopias

Page: 185

View: 6139

Michael Gresham

The Law Partners

Author: John Ellsworth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539789765

Category:

Page: 172

View: 8033

ARRESTED FOR A MURDER YOU DIDN'T COMMIT? Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney who defends his clients with an iron will. They know that when he takes their case they are probably going to leave the courthouse a free man or free woman. But what happens when the defender becomes the defendant himself? A law partner will have to step up and do for him what he can't do for himself. Isn't that how it should work? Who Defends the Defense Lawyer... Watch up close as a tried and proven criminal defense lawyer is forced to face the most important case of his career. If he wins, he's a free man. If he loses, he will die in prison. A lawyer named Harley Sturgis comes on the scene just in time--if she's not too late already. It's her chance to shine in a career that has all but crashed and burned around her. But here comes her last chance, a chance to redeem herself and win the case that can restore both her and Michael Gresham's careers. One courtroom thriller that curls around and surprises even the most keen readers... A legal thriller sure to satisfy the most demanding readers of legal fiction and lawyer novels. For the fans of John Grisham, Scott Pratt, and Michael Connelly, the novels of John Ellsworth are burning up the Amazon charts with over 750,000 downloads. Be one of the first in your group to discover this amazing writer and his long list of books and exciting characters. Buy Michael Gresham today before he becomes a household name in 2017!
Fiction

The Doll House: A gripping debut psychological thriller with a killer twist!

Author: Phoebe Morgan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008271690

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5548

** The #1 eBook bestseller! ** ‘A real page turner, I loved this story.’ B A Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors ‘Tense, suspenseful and unsettling!’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me You never know who’s watching...
Fiction

Defender

The Alex Morgan Interpol Spy Thriller Series (Intrepid 1)

Author: Chris Allen

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 9781743341377

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 9759

Part Jason Bourne and part James Bond, Alex Morgan is an agent of Interpol's Intelligence, Recovery, Protection and Infiltration Division - Intrepid. Policeman, soldier and spy, Morgan and his fellow Intrepid operatives are the faceless strangers who serve the greater good - the means to justify the end. When an intelligence agent is brutally murdered and the president of a small African country is put in danger, Morgan is sent in on his first solo mission. His cover is to evacuate a group of aid workers, with the help of the beautiful but distant Arena Halls, before the country is swept by civil war. But his true mission is much darker. A spy has gone rogue - and there's more at stake than the guy's career in the Secret Intelligence Service. A heart-pounding, no-holds-barred chase from the dark heart of Africa to the crystalline waters of Sydney culminates in a fight to the death to stop a vicious renegade intelligence officer and uncover the shadowy conspiracy behind him. Can Morgan stay alive long enough to save the girl, save himself and bring them all to justice? "When we served in the Paratroopers together, Chris Allen was always a natural entertainer and a gifted storyteller, equal parts Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum. His Alex Morgan novels are a thrill a minute, and the aftertaste of blood and gunmetal makes it clear these books are written by a real soldier. DEFENDER is a must-read for literary action/adventure addicts, and I cannot wait for the release of HUNTER." Bradley Trevor Greive New York Times Best-Selling Author