New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

April 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Kill switch

April 22, 2016
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
536 pages ; 21 cm
"What do you do when the power goes off? A terrorist group has acquired one hundred E-bombs. Each bomb's electromagnetic pulse is powerful enough to blow out all power and all technology from a major city. The terrorists plan to hit one hundred American cities in a campaign of destruction. Word has gotten out about the coming blackout and gangs, criminals and terrorist strike teams are poised to attack when the lights go out. Joe Ledger knows how to stop them. He has the names, locations, abort codes. But a targeted EMP weapon kills the electronics aboard his plane. Joe crashes in the deepest and most remote part of the vast rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Joe and his combat dog, Ghost, survive the crash -but they are lost in the wilderness with no weapons and no way to get the information to the authorities. Time is running out. And Joe is being hunted by a terrifying new kind of assassin. A team of remote viewers have the ability to take over any person and turn ordinary citizens into killers. Joe and Ghost may have to kill the innocent in order to save the entire country from falling during a night of darkness and mass murder"--Provided by publisher.

Emperor of the Eight Islands

April 22, 2016
Hearn, Lian, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xi, 251 pages : map ; 19 cm.
"In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko series a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields."-- Provided by publisher.

War hawk

April 13, 2016
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
©2016
368 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Tucker Wayne’s past and his present collide when a former army colleague comes to him for help. She’s on the run from brutal assassins hunting her and her son. To keep them safe, Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist—a crime that leads back to the most powerful figures in the U.S. government.

The regional office is under attack!

April 13, 2016
Gonzales, Manuel, 1974-
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
xiv, 400 pages ; 22 cm
When a prophecy suggests that an insider might bring about the downfall of a powerful underground organization known as the Regional Office, devoted recruit Sarah and young assassin Rose find their respective lives clashing in a dispute that threatens everything they know.

Illidan

April 13, 2016
King, William, 1959- author.
©2016
318 pages : map ; 24 cm
Illidan prepares for the final confrontation in the alien realm of Outland.

Forest of ruin

April 8, 2016
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
©2016
436 pages ; 22 cm.
Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, Moria allies with Gavril, while Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favor.

Deadly flowers : a ninja's tale

April 7, 2016
Thomson, Sarah L., author.
©2016
270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Ophaned at a young age, fifteen-year-old Kata is a trained ninja who works alone and can take care of herself. She is fully prepared for her first solo assignment, that is until she learns she is to be an assassin and she flees with her target and his sister, fighting to survive against skilled samurai warriors, deceptive ninjas, and supernatural beings in order to protect a powerful family secret.

Arena

April 7, 2016
Jennings, Holly, 1985-
New York : Ace, 2016.
325 pages ; 24 cm
"A fast-paced and gripping near-future science fiction debut about the gritty world of competitive gaming ... Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She's died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier ... The RAGE tournaments--the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator--leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses. And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real. Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world--until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game--and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems. The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside.."--Provided by publisher.

Railhead

April 7, 2016
Reeve, Philip, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, 2015.
333 pages ; 22 cm
In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.

Magnetic shift

April 6, 2016
Briand, Lucy D., author.
[Marlborough, Connecticut] : Spencer Hill Press, [2016]
267 pages ; 21 cm

Pull

March 22, 2016
Riley, Anne (Young adult fiction author), author.
New York, NY : Spencer Hill Press, 2016.
373 pages ; 21 cm

A drop of night

March 21, 2016
Bachmann, Stefan, 1993- author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
v, 439 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Anouk has been chosen to participate in an exclusive program, which includes an all-expense-paid trip to France and a chance to explore the hidden underground Palais du Papillon, or the Palace of the Butterfly. Along with four other bright and talented teenagers, Anouk will be one of the first people to set foot in the palace in more than 200 years. But the expedition is not all it seems--their supposed benefactors are attempting to kill them.

Predator : a crossbow adventure

March 21, 2016
Smith, Wilbur A., author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
410 pages ; 24 cm
One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies, warlords, pirates, and arms dealers from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.

Map of fates

March 10, 2016
Hall, Maggie, 1982- author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
311 pages ; 22 cm
"Heiress to the powerful secret society known as the Circle, Avery West crosses continents following a trail of clues she hopes will lead to Alexander the Great's Tomb--and the earth shattering secret it holds--before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

Cheatgrass : a novel

March 10, 2016
Paul, Bart, author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
299 pages ; 22 cm
"Tommy Smith, Iraq War vet and former Eastern Sierra wilderness guide, is home from war after re-upping for a tour in Afghanistan. When his old friend Dave Cathcart disappears from his ranch, Tommy answers the call to help find him. What he learns is that his love for Dave's daughter, his old flame Sarah Cathcart, never died, but the country where he grew up is undergoing change. When Sarah confides that her husband, a smooth-talking entrepreneur, has lost her trust and may not be all he seems, Tommy begins to investigate. Soon another disappearance leads to a gruesome discovery, and a brutal sequence of events takes Sarah and Tommy to old haunts in the high country, where once again he will need to call on his sniper's skills to save them both and to rescue her missing father"-- Provided by publisher.

A hard, cruel shore : an Alan Lewrie naval adventure

March 8, 2016
Lambdin, Dewey, author.
©2016
339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"Dewey Lambdin is the reigning master of maritime fiction, celebrated as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester. For over twenty years, his devoted fans have followed the adventures of Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, from his days as a midshipmen to captain of his own ship and, though on somewhat dubious grounds, a baronetcy. 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon; Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old 4th Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together. Just when he imagines he's succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous North coast of Spain, better known as the 'Costa da Morte, ' the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly-won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilh might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn't involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebel of the sands

March 7, 2016
Hamilton, Alwyn, author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2016.
314 pages ; 22 cm
"Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she's counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan's army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji...and herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Owl and the City of Angels

March 1, 2016
Charish, Kristi, author.
New York : Simon and Schuster , 2016.
419 pages ; 23 cm.
Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl, international antiquities thief for hire, is settling into her new contract job for Vegas mogul Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon with a penchant for ancient, supernatural artifacts. And now he has his sights set on some treasures of the mysterious Syrian City of the Dead that are sitting in a recluse’s private collection.

Guile

February 26, 2016
Cooper, Constance.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
376 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
"In the Bad Bayous, guile--a power in the water that changes people and objects, sometimes for the worse--sets Yonie Watereye, 16, on a path that puts her own life in danger as she traces her family tree and finds a murderer"--Provided by publisher.

Longbow girl

February 25, 2016
Davies, Linda, 1963- author.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2016.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Chicken House."
Steeped in history, ancient lore and crackling with tension between the central characters Merry and James, Longbow Girl explores the themes of who we are and who we can become when fighting for those we love and for our very lives. Are we prisoners of our history or can we break free? Can we become all that we need to be to meet the ultimate challenge of life and death in the King’s Tournament and in the dungeons of the Black Castle?

Taking fire

February 23, 2016
Gerard, Cindy, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
x, 367 pages ; 18 cm.
Betrayal. Retribution. Redemption? Six years ago, tough-as-nails military contractor Bobby Taggart met the woman of his dreams in war-torn Kabul--a sexy, whip-smart war correspondent who approached him at a local bar, took him to bed, made him all in love and then mysteriously disappeared. In her wake, the terrorist leader he'd been mining for valuable intel was assassinated--then Bobby discovered his phone had been bugged. And he's pretty damn sure he's been played for a fool. Now, a covert security mission for the U.S. Embassy in Oman unexpectedly reunites him with Talia Levine, the woman who betrayed him and broke his heart. And there's one more secret she hasn't told him--one that will change his world. But as the heat of anger mixes with a still-simmering passion, dangerous forces close in, their sights set on Talia. Trust is the only way they will survive--but with their lives in the balance, can Bobby risk trusting her again?

Riders

February 18, 2016
Rossi, Veronica, author.
New York : Tor Teen, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2016.
368 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tor Teen Book."
After regaining consciousness from a seemingly fatal accident, eighteen-year-old U.S. Army Ranger Gideon Blake discovers that he is War, one the legendary Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and together with Conquest, Famine, and Death, must save humanity from an ancient evil.

The guns of Ivrea

February 12, 2016
Beal, Clifford.
©2016
474 pages : map ; 20 cm.
"Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna, one that could shake the faith to its core. A secret that could get him killed. A secret that could enable an older, more sinister form of worship to be reborn. Pirate princeling Nicolo Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him. Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the merfolk, finds herself implacably drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people's years of isolation but that could imperil their very existence. All their fates will intertwine as they journey across the land, through duchies and free cities riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again...."--Cover, p.[4]

Ice chest

February 10, 2016
Rhoades, J. D., 1962- author.
Hoboken, NJ : Polis Books, 2016.
303 pages ; 23 cm
"A smart, sexy and hilarious heist novel about a crew of thieves who attempt to steal the world's most valuable jewels from the world's most valuable body. Clarissa Cartwright, the planet's most famous beauty, is about to take the stage wearing a fortune in jewels, and not much else. In the wings, a motley crew of bumbling crooks is scheming to make off with the biggest heist of their careers: five and a half million dollars in precious stones, used to create the world's most expensive piece of lingerie. But mix the glitz and glamour of the highest of high fashion with a team of crooks that would have trouble stealing a sandwich from a deli, and all bets are off. When the robbers find themselves pursued by both the intimidating ex-cop tasked with protecting the world's most valuable piece of lingerie and Clarissa's insanely jealous and mobbed-up ex-boyfriend, things get ugly. Especially when Clarissa decides she's had quite enough of being an object and decides to turn the tables on both the crooks and the fashion world."--provided by publisher.

Magic below

February 9, 2016
Burns, Laura J., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
239 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to Bewitched in Oz.
"Cover illustration by Liam Peters"--T.p.
Zerie has learned that the real threat to Oz is Glinda the "Good" and her alliance with the Nome King, and now Ozma has magically transformed her into a mermaid and asked her to infiltrate Glinda's underwater palace, and free the Glass Cat and her friend, Brink--and she still is not completely sure who she can trust.

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