New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

April 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shadow call

April 18, 2018
Strickland, AdriAnne, 1984- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
422 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Shadow run.
"Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy's royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it--and him. Nev's feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he'd do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate. As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It's time to answer the call, even if it kills her."--Inside dust jacket.

Inquisition

April 16, 2018
Gibbins, David J. L., author.
©2017
viii, 272 pages : map ; 25 cm.
AD 256. Pope Sixtus passes on relics belonging to Christians being persecuted to a follower who entrusts it to the Jewish community in Spain. 1684. Samuel Pepys goes to Tangier in an attempt to retrieve an incredible treasure that has resurfaced after more than a thousand years. Present-day. Jack Howard and his team are excavating a 17th-century shipwreck and realizes that the wrecked cargo contains clues to an ancient mystery - the lost treasure of Christendom, the fabled Holy Grail.

Unbury Carol : a novel

April 11, 2018
Malerman, Josh, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
362 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. You see, every so often Carol descends into a death-like coma that she calls the Black Place. For two to four days her heartbeat slows way down, her breathing all but stops, and to the eyes of all she would appear dead as a doornail. Only two people know of her condition: her husband Dwight, and her former lover James Moxie--the most legendary outlaw the Trail has ever seen. Just before Carol can share her secret with a friend, she falls into the Black Place once again, only this time, Dwight begins preparations for her funeral two days hence, hoping to inherit her fortune. When a telegram arrives for Moxie, notifying him of the upcoming burial of his lost love, he rides out of retirement and hits the Trail once again, desperate to save Carol from a premature burial. Hot on Moxie's heels are threats both human and...other"-- Provided by publisher.

The oracle year : a novel

April 5, 2018
Soule, Charles, author.
New York : Harper Perennial, [2018]
402 pages ; 24 cm
Awakening from a dream with more than one hundred predictions about the future in his head, an unassuming Manhattan bassist becomes one of the world's most powerful men and hides his identity behind an online persona that is targeted by greedy corporations and dangerous enemies.

Whirlaway : the great American loony bin, horseplaying, and record collecting novel

April 5, 2018
Ballantine, Poe, 1955- author.
Portland, Oregon : Hawthorne Books, [2018]
189 pages ; 23 cm

Shoot first : (think later)

April 4, 2018
Woods, Stuart, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
359 pages ; 24 cm.
"The irresistible Stone Barrington returns for another racy adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington has faced intrigue before and come out clean on the other side, but this latest turn of events might be too scandalous even for him"-- Provided by publisher.

A fistful of elven gold

April 2, 2018
Stewart, Alex, 1958-
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2018.
303 pages ; 24 cm
"A bounty-hunting gnome turned private investigator helps track a killer, in this fast-paced fantasy adventure. When someone starts killing his fellow bounty hunters in the port of Fairhaven, Drago Appleroot is happy to help his contacts in the City Watch with their investigation--for a reasonable fee, of course. But posing as an assassin-for-hire to draw out the killer attracts the attention of two separate groups from a far-off Elven kingdom whose private war is being fought on the streets of his home town. Pitched into a maelstrom of treachery and lethal politics, Drago is forced into a long and dangerous journey to the heart of the Sylvan Marches, where one determined gnome might just decide the destiny of a kingdom. If he can survive long enough to decide which side he ought to be on."--Amazon website.

Flash points

March 30, 2018
Hagberg, David, author.
©2018
316 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A Kirk McGarvey novel"--Cover.
Retired CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey is taking a much needed break. Then a bomb in his car explodes just as he's leaving the vehicle. He barely escapes with his life. The men who went after McGarvey are also after the President of the United States. A controversial candidate, he has just won a heated, heavily contested presidential election. Now his enemies are determined to push him out of office. These men hire a contractor to set up three terrorist assaults in the US as well as other attacks around the globe in hopes of driving him from office. These strikes are at flash points so critical they could incite all-out nuclear war. But the president's enemies have not reckoned on Kirk McGarvey. He has survived their attempt on his life, and he is determined to hunt them down and stop them at all costs. They made a mistake in going after the CIA's #1 assassin.

Nothing but sky

March 29, 2018
Trueblood, Amy, author.
Mendota Heights, Minnesota : Flux, 2018.
280 pages ; 21 cm.
"Grace Lafferty, an eighteen-year-old wing-walker, thrills crowds with barrel rolls and loop-the-loops in hopes of making enough money to get to the 1922 World Aviation Expo"--Provided by publisher.

Tomorrow

March 27, 2018
Dibben, Damian, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2018]
334 pages ; 24 cm
"A wise old dog travels through the courts and battlefields of Europe and through the centuries in search of the master who granted him immortality"--Provided by publisher.

Stone mad

March 23, 2018
Bear, Elizabeth, author.
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, [2018]
183 pages ; 21 cm
"A Tor.com book"--Title page verso.
"A Karen Memory adventure"--Cover.
Readers met the irrepressible Karen Memory in Elizabeth Bear's 2015 novel KAREN MEMORY, and fell in love with her steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city, and her down-to-earth story-telling voice. Now Karen is back with a new story about spiritualists, magicians, con-men, and an angry lost tommy-knocker--a magical creature who generally lives in the deep gold mines of Alaska, but has been kidnapped and brought to Rapid City. Karen and Priya are out for a night on the town, celebrating the purchase of their own little ranch and Karen's retirement from the Hotel Ma Cherie, when they meet the Arcadia Sisters, spiritualists who unexpectedly stir up the tommy-knocker in the basement. The ensuing show could bring down the house, if Karen didn't rush in to rescue everyone she can.

Girls burn brighter

March 13, 2018
Rao, Shobha, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
307 pages ; 25 cm
Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When " After her mother's death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to take care of her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to secure for her. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls' perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within them.--Jacket

Leap

March 13, 2018
Grumley, Michael C., author.
©2014
484 pages ; 21 cm.
One year ago, a remarkable breakthrough changed what it means to be human. Now from a new research center in Puerto Rico, Alison Shaw and her team are about to stun the world, again. Less than a thousand miles away, a mysterious ship is spotted off the quiet coast of Guyana. Strange circumstances attract the attention of the U.S. Navy, including naval investigators John Clay and Steve Caesare. They soon find that a Chinese crew is making mysterious trips into the jungle under the cover of darkness. Someone has made a surprising discovery beneath the shrouded canopies of South America. One that will change everything. As they race to piece the puzzle together, Clay and Caesare begin to uncover a string of secrets with frightening consequences. The discovery of the century has been made ... and someone is prepared to fight for it.

Ripple : a breakthrough story

March 13, 2018
Grumley, Michael C.
©2016
338 pages ; 21 cm.
"It began in Ethiopia, hundreds of thousands of years ago. When a handful of genetic mutations caused evolution to split from the primates. And mankind was born. Now eons later, evidence of more splits from the apes are bing unearthed. And with them a disturbing realization."

Runaways : an original novel

March 8, 2018
Golden, Christopher, author.
©2018
348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
After the death of their Super Villain parents, five teenagers are on the run. Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase and Molly are now in survival mode, hiding out in an abandoned hospital and trying to regain a sense of normalcy. But Super Heroes don't get to be normal. When the Runaways try to rescue a teenage girl from becoming a human sacrifice, their mission gets intercepted by a bunch of punks dressed up as the Pride, aka their parent's former coven.

Caribbean rim

March 6, 2018
White, Randy Wayne.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018.
xx, 310 pages ; 24 cm.
"Murder, sunken treasure, and pirates both ancient and modern send Doc Ford on a nightmare quest in the thrilling new novel in the New York Times-bestselling series. Marine biologist Doc Ford has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he's never faced a situation like this. His old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he's run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Leonard Nickelby, despises amateur archaeologists, which is bad enough, but now he and his young "assistant" have disappeared--along with Fitzpatrick's impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and the list of uncharted wreck sites Fitz spent decades putting together. Some of Fitz's own explorations have been a little...dicey, so he can't go to the authorities. Doc is his only hope. But greed makes people do terrible things: rob, cheat, even kill. With stakes this high, there's no way the thieves will go quietly--and Doc's just put himself in their crosshairs"-- Provided by publisher.

Daughter of the Siren Queen

March 6, 2018
Levenseller, Tricia, author.
©2018
341 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Daughter of the pirate king.
Alosa is the daughter of the Siren Queen, and her mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. Now Alosa and her crew are in a deadly race with Vordan, the pirate king, to find the treasure.

The traitor's game : book one

March 5, 2018
Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.
©2018
388 pages ; 22 cm
After three years in exile Kestra Dallisor has been summoned back to Antora by her father, right-hand man of the seemingly immortal king, Lord Endrick, but she is intercepted and kidnapped by the Coracks who want to use her to get the Olden Blade, which they believe can be used to kill the despot. Simon, one of the rebels with his own grudge against the Dallisors, is assigned to accompany her, but Kestra has her own plans and she does not intend to let anyone get in her way.

The rising sea : a novel from the NUMA files

March 5, 2018
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2018
406 pages ; 24 cm.
An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power--and in the process displace as many as a billion people. A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

A long way from home

March 2, 2018
Carey, Peter, 1943- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
318 pages ; 25 cm
"A new novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country-continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000 mile race, the Redex Trial. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in south eastern Australia. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. With them is their lanky fair-haired navigator, Willie Bachhuber, who calls the turns and creeks crossings on a map that will remove them, without warning, from the white Australia they all know so well."--Provided by publisher.

The bastard legion

February 28, 2018
Smith, Gavin G., 1968- author.
©2017
322 pages ; 20 cm.
Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and "rehabilitated" in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Corbin, a thief and hacker with a background in black ops, has stolen one of these ships, the Hangman's Daughter, and made it her own. Controlled by explosive collars and trained in virtual reality by the electronic ghost of a dead marine sergeant, the thieves, gangsters, murderers, and worse are transformed into Miska's own private indentured army: the Bastard Legion. Are the mercenaries just for fun and profit, or does Miska have a hidden purpose connected to her covert past?

Out on the drink

February 26, 2018
Bunn, Bill, 1963-
©2017
230 pages ; 21 cm
When Sean Bulger boards an abandoned Russian cruise ship on a dare, he discovers he is soon stranded as the ship is sent adrift, and he gets a first-hand look at the shady world of international piracy.

Blood of a thousand stars

February 23, 2018
Belleza, Rhoda, author.
[New York, NY] : Razorbill, 2018.
356 pages : map ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Empress of a Thousand Skies.
The planets are preparing for war-- and four people will determine the fate of the universe. With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown. Framed assassin Alyosha has one goal in mind: kill Nero. But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever-- home. Kara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering-- and erasing-- the princess she once was. Villainous media star Nero is out for blood, and he'll go to any means necessary to control the galaxy.

Iron tide rising

February 21, 2018
Ryan, Carrie, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Fin and Marrill's final adventure takes them to the Mirrorweb, the heart of the Pirate Stream, where they must confront an old friend who has become their worst enemy"--Provided by publisher.

Madness is better than defeat

February 21, 2018
Beauman, Ned, author.
©2017
399 pages ; 25 cm
"This is Borzoi Book."
"Originally published in Great Britain by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company, London, in 2017."
"A wild, astonishing novel (by arguably England's most accomplished young writer) about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong--and the Booker short-listed Ned Beauman's magnum opus thus far. In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it for his own ends, unaware that the temple is a locus of conspiracies grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, conspiracy, ingenuity, and adventure, showcasing Beauman's anarchic humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure"-- Provided by publisher.

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