World Of Trouble

Author: Ben H. Winters
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594746869
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Nominated for the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original Critically acclaimed author Ben H. Winters delivers this explosive final installment in the Edgar Award winning Last Policeman series. With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank’s safety is only relative, and his only relative—his sister Nico—isn’t safe. Soon, it’s clear that there’s more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it’s up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out . . . for everyone.

Underground Airlines

Author: Ben H. Winters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316261238
Size: 65.77 MB
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The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened? A New York Times bestseller; a Goodreads Choice finalist; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Bookseller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus Reviews, AudioFile Magazine, and Amazon A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. As he works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines, tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child--who may be Victor's salvation. Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.

Apocalyptic Chic

Author: Barbara Brodman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1683930517
Size: 52.72 MB
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This book focuses on legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from cultures around the world. It reflects an increasingly popular leitmotif in literature and visual arts of the modern century: humanity’s fear of extinction and quest for survival.

The Highway Kind Tales Of Fast Cars Desperate Drivers And Dark Roads

Author: Patrick Millikin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316394858
Size: 34.97 MB
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Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed writers. Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW Bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, THE HIGHWAY KIND is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683095
Size: 33.53 MB
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If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman’s Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

Tower

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784083283
Size: 68.41 MB
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From opposite perspectives, two master authors spin a chilling tale. Nick's father is a stand-up Irishman -- once a cop, now a security guard in the World Trade Center's North Tower -- but Nick does not take after his old man. He's 'got the bad drop,' meaning he only cares about booze, violence, and getting into trouble with his best friend, Todd, a low-level hood connected to the Boston mob. Todd inducts Nick into the world of petty crime. What starts as a bit of good fun -- robbing apartments, scoring weed -- turns serious as Todd gets closer to the inner circle. He may not love violence as much as Nick does, but he's about to get more than his fair share. The first collaboration by beloved mystery authors Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman, Tower is as uncompromisingly brutal as the work that made them famous. They each tell the story once -- Bruen from Nick's perspective, and Coleman from Todd's. Their narratives hinge on a single, blistering question: How can friendship survive in an underworld built on pain?

The Book Of Virtue

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453261060
Size: 75.80 MB
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With his hated father dead, a man’s life takes a dangerous turn. He doesn’t cry when his father, Frank, dies. The old man was an abusive, self-absorbed drunk, and when cancer takes him to his deathbed, his son is there to watch. At Frank’s final moment he leans over and whispers in his ear, letting the dying man know that he’s glad to see him go. His only inheritance is a heavy, leather-bound book. He has never seen it before, and has trouble believing that his brutal, ignorant father ever touched something so beautiful. But the volume is well-thumbed, full of aphorisms and advice written in the dead man’s hand. Soon after he reads it, the son finds his life spiraling out of control. If he doesn’t want to follow Daddy to the grave, he had best heed the lessons of the book. The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.

Carter Book 3

Author: April Lust
Publisher: E-Book Publishing World Inc.
ISBN:
Size: 50.75 MB
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This is book 3 and the finale of the Metal Monsters MC trilogy! Carter walked into my bar and changed everything. He doesn't forgive, and he doesn't forget. So when I accidentally ruined his million dollar heist… He threw me on his motorcycle and ruined my life. BILLIE I love a rough crowd in my bar. A touch of danger is good for the soul. When tall, handsome Carter Winslow and his two friends walked in, I knew they were different. I should've kept my distance. But a little piece of paper they left behind dragged me into the middle of their outlaw life on the run. And then the bad boy's kiss kept me in it for good. CARTER The guys and I had a job to do, perfectly planned down to the last detail. But when the gorgeous bartender showed up where she didn't belong, she put everyone in danger. She says she's trustworthy, but she's the only one who can name me. If the cops get a hold of her, I'm in big trouble. Or I can make her my wife and then she doesn't have to testify against me at all...

Rilke On Black

Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784083267
Size: 57.37 MB
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A poorly planned kidnapping turns bloody. Lisa is too good-looking not to be trouble. Nick falls for her as soon as he meets the lithe young black woman, and though their drug-fueled relationship quickly turns toxic, he can't stop wanting her. In a flash, she's burnt through his savings and cost him his job, so she proposes a kidnapping scheme to reinvigorate their bank accounts. Nick is too smart to think it's a good idea, but too stupid to say no. The target is Ronald Baldwin, a local businessman of moderate wealth and infinite pretension, whose obsession with the poet Rilke borders on madness. For backup, Nick invites along Dex, his psychopathic across-the-street neighbor. With three amateur criminals as unhinged as those in this group, there's no doubt that blood will be shed. The only questions are, who will fire the first shot, and who will fire the last?