New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

October 31, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Indian Hill 3 : conquest

October 30, 2014
Tufo, Mark.
[S.l.] : CreateSpace, c2012.
428 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"A Michael Talbot adventure"--Cover.
Michael Talbot thought he was done with the Arena. He was wrong. Handed over by those who were supposed to protect him, Mike finds himself -- once again -- aboard the Progerian ship facing the prospect of yet another death match. But all is not as it seems within the alien ranks and Paul Ginson has the Progerians' number. Before long Mike finds himself back where this story began: Indian Hill. War is no longer coming. It has arrived and things aren't going well for the hometeam. Most of the major cities have been destroyed. The armies of the world have been reduced to a shadow of their former strength. Paul's militia, designed to be a first line of defense is now Earth's last hope for a stalemate. And with the help of an unexpected ally, it might just barely be enough.

Coming home

October 28, 2014
McDevitt, Jack.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.
358 pages ; 24 cm.
An antiquities dealer travels to Earth to search for an artifact of the early space age and to search for an interstellar transport that vanished 11 years prior.

Faces of the dead

October 21, 2014
Weyn, Suzanne, author.
©2014
201 pages ; 22 cm
Sheltered Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte is determined to understand the Revolution that is sweeping France, so she switches places with a chambermaid and sneaks out of the palace--but even with a street-wise companion, Henri, the streets of Paris are a dangerous place.

Desert god : a novel of ancient Egypt

October 16, 2014
Smith, Wilbur A.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
425 pages : map ; 24 cm
Taita the fusspot slave, spiritual wiseman and advisor to the Pharaoh is caught in a maelstrom of passion and danger in his efforts to destroy the Hyksos army by forming a dubious alliance with Crete.

Havana storm : a Dirk Pitt novel

October 14, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : Putnam, 2014.
pages ; cm
"While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous--a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before ... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now"-- from publisher's web site.

Until the sea shall give up her dead

October 9, 2014
Russell, S. Thomas.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014].
435 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A Charles Hayden novel." --Jacket.
"Charles Hayden returns in the thrilling new naval adventure from bestselling author S. Thomas Russell, today's "Patrick O'Brian for a new generation" (Kirkus Reviews). Master and Commander Charles Hayden has received fresh orders that take him and the HMS Themis to the Caribbean, with instructions to meddle with French shipping to the colonies. While en route, they rescue two Spanish castaways who beg for help fleeing from a vengeful family situation-Hayden agrees to do what he can, though it's soon clear his two new guests aren't exactly what they seem. Arriving in the lawless Caribbean seas, Hayden and Themis find themselves torn between the forces of reckless English captains, conflicts between royalist and revolutionary Frenchmen, and Spanish ships that are enemies to both England and France. And when someone very dear to him is kidnapped, Hayden may sacrifice everything in a reckless pursuit to save her"-- Provided by publisher.

The invisible : a brokenhearted novel

October 6, 2014
Kahaney, Amelia, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, {2014}
291 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Brokenhearted.

Sacrifice

September 30, 2014
Kemmerer, Brigid, author.
New York, NY : KTeen/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
vi, 324 pages ; 21 cm.

Station eleven

September 8, 2014
Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
333 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher.

Seven wonders : a novel

September 5, 2014
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
Philadelphia, PA : RatPac Press in collaboration with Running Press, [2014]
314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, lives for the thrill of adventure and the joy of discovery. When his estranged brother, the introverted mathematician Jeremy Grady, is murdered, Jack is determined to find out what happened. His first clue: his brother was stabbed in the chest with an ancient ivory spear. It reminds him of the weapons of the Amazons, a fierce tribe of female warriors dating all the way back to the beginnings of mythology and history and the subject of Jack's research for nearly half a decade. Jack embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe - from China to Peru; Egypt to Brazil - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. With the help of the beautiful and brilliant botanist Sloane Costa and Jack's intrepid grad students, the team discovers a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture" -- from author's web site.

Acceptance

August 28, 2014
VanderMeer, Jeff.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
341 pages ; 19 cm.
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting.

The eye of heaven

August 19, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
389 pages ; 24 cm.
"The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death."-- Provided by publisher.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne retribution

August 15, 2014
Lustbader, Eric, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2014].
544 pages ; 19 cm.

The widow's house

August 15, 2014
Abraham, Daniel.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2014.
530 pages ; 24 cm.
"THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGS Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction. Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power in choosing when and how to fall. And in Porte Oliva, banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the dragons millennia before, and that to save the world, Cithrin must conquer it"-- Provided by publisher.

Overlord : an event group thriller

August 15, 2014
Golemon, David Lynn.
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014.
375 pages ; 25 cm
"In the stunning conclusion to the trilogy within the Event Group series that began with EVENT and continued with LEGACY (fans' favorite titles), a time of war is upon humanity. The plans of a million years are finally ready for what has always been coming--Armageddon. Finally, the first move is set in motion and the assassinations begin, eliminating the leadership and consolodating military control of the seas and airspace of the world's most powerful nations. Only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give the Earth a fighting chance at survival--a tiny being that has already saved the world once in the Arizona desert is now called upon to outthink his former masters. The one entity on the planet that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind, The Event Group, is suffering from losses of military personnel and being torn apart by internal conflict. The Group also faces a threat that may be far more dangerous to Earth's survival than the attacks from deep space--their old enemies have returned to take revenge and the worst fears of Department 5656 are realized--a breach in security allows intruders to get at the secrets inside the complex in Nevada. As the war wages on, countries fall, nations fight to the last man, and the fate of planet depends on a few good men and women in this action-packed thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author David Golemon"-- Provided by publisher.

Storm siren : book one in the Storm siren trilogy

August 12, 2014
Weber, Mary.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
341 pages : map ; 22 cm
"My hair slips down my back and shoulders and around my face like fresh snow falling on the forest floor. Pure white. I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don't want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you. It's what I do. Seventeen-year-old slave girl, Nym, should not exist. In a world where Elementals are only born male, and always killed at birth, she is an anomaly at best. At worst, people around her die. When a court emissary identifies her weather-manipulating ability as a weapon, Nym is purchased and put to work honing her skills. With time running out for the kingdom of Faelen, Nym might be all that stands between it and the technologically-advanced horror racing down upon them--not to mention the rumored reemergence of the monstrous shapeshifter, Draewulf. But some elements even she can't control. Nym must decide whom to trust as she's unleashed into a world of assassins and political betrayal surrounding a young king fighting for his throne, a tired nation that has forgotten its calling, and her handsome tutor whose dark secrets could destroy both her people and her heart"-- Provided by publisher.

The last witness : a thriller

August 11, 2014
Meade, Glenn, 1957-
Nashville, Tennessee : Howard Books, 2014.
pages cm

Soda pop soldier

August 8, 2014
Cole, Nick, 1968-
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, 2014.
pages cm
"Gamer PerfectQuestion fights for ColaCorp in WarWorld, an online combat sport arena where mega-corporations field entire armies in the battle for real world global advertising-space dominance. Within the immense virtual battlefield, players and bots are high-tech grunts, using drop-ships and state-of-the-art weaponry to wipe each other out. But times are tough and the rent is due, and when players need extra dough, there's always the Black, an illegal open source tournament where the sick and twisted desires of the future are given free rein in the Westhavens, a gothic dungeon fantasy world. And all too soon, the real and virtual worlds collide when PerfectQuestion refuses to become the tool of a mad man intent on hacking the global economy for himself" -- from publisher's web site.

Hide and seek

July 31, 2014
Struecker, Jeff, 1969-
Nashville, Tenn. : B & H Pub. Group, c2012.
xxiii, 369 p. ; 22 cm.
J.J. Bartley, a special operations team leader, is tasked with rescuing Amelia Lennon, a foreign affairs officer who is on the run after witnessing the foiled kidnapping of her government contact in Kyrgyzstan.

The great Abraham Lincoln pocket watch conspiracy

July 31, 2014
Della Quercia, Jacopo (Historian)
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
ix, 384 pages ; 21 cm
"This historical thriller is an equal-parts cocktail of action, adventure, science-fiction and comedy. The book follows a globe-trotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln in a race to solve a mystery stretching back to the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination. Based on true events, readers will find themselves swept into a vast conspiracy spanning four continents and three oceans during the turn of the century. Fascinating technologies will be harnessed, dark secrets revealed, true villains exposed, and some of the most famous figures in history will take the stage. With surprises lurking around every corner, and a vast cast of characters to root for, Jacopo della Quercia's The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy is a heart-pounding adventure that only history could have made possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Tantric coconuts : a novel

July 25, 2014
Kincaid, Gregory D., 1957-
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
292 pages ; 22 cm
"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Life of Pi meets On the Road meets Travels with Charley in this quirky spiritual journey across the wild highways and byways of America"-- Provided by publisher.

Rescue mode

July 11, 2014
Bova, Ben, 1932-
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2014.
421 pages ; 25 cm
"The first human mission to Mars meets with near-disaster when a meteoroid strikes the spacecraft, almost destroying it. The ship is too far from Earth to simply turn around and return home. The eight-person crew must ride their crippled ship to Mars while they desperately struggle to survive. On Earth, powerful political forces that oppose human spaceflight try to use the accident as proof that sending humans into space is too dangerous to continue. The whole human space flight program hangs in the balance. And if the astronauts can't nurse their ship to Mars and back, the voyagers will become either the first Martian colonists--or the first humans to perish on another planet" -- from publisher's web site.

Nobody is ever missing

July 8, 2014
Lacey, Catherine, 1985-
New York : FSG Originals, 2014.
244 pages ; 19 cm
"The story of a young woman who takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan, hurtling herself into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers and sleeping in fields, forests or public parks"-- Provided by publisher.

The catch : a novel

July 7, 2014
Stevens, Taylor.
New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.
358 pages ; 25 cm.
Passing as a man while working at sea for a security company she discovers is part of a gunrunning operation, Vanessa Michael Munroe escapes a pirate attack and agrees to help find her crewmates only to discover that the hijackers were seeking the ship captain under her care.

Cut and thrust

July 3, 2014
Woods, Stuart.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
307 pages ; 24 cm
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Cover.
"Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times--bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer-and close friend of Stone's-has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans. In this milieu of glad-handing and backroom deals, only the canniest player can come out on top. and it will take all of Stone's discretion and powers of persuasion to arrange a desirable outcome"-- Provided by publisher.

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