New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

September 9, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Uncaged

July 3, 2014
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
407 pages ; 24 cm.
"When an animal rights action at a research lab goes wrong, a terrible secret is exposed, and Shay must find her brother Odin before the researchers at Singular Corp can silence both of them"-- Provided by publisher.

Spartans at the gates

June 27, 2014
Smith, Noble Mason, 1968-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, [2014].
308 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"Thomas Dunne Books."
"The Peloponnesian War has begun. An army of merciless Spartan invaders have arrived at the gates of Plataea, bent on obliterating the city and its inhabitants. Plataea's oldest allies, the Athenians, are spread too thin in their own campaigns to send help. Cut off and alone, the Plataeans dig in behind their high walls for the coming siege, while the ruthless Spartans gather outside. On a rugged mountain road a young Plataean warrior named Nikias rides to Athens on an urgent quest. He carries with him a bag of ill-gotten gold, hoping to raise an army of mercenaries to help defend his city from the coming Spartan assault. But in the sprawling stronghold of Athens, Nikias encounters perils that prove to be more dangerous than those he has faced on the battlefield. Noble Smith's Spartans at the Gates is a thrilling action-adventure novel set during the war between the great powers of Ancient Greece"-- Provided by publisher.

Forty acres : a thriller

June 26, 2014
Smith, Dwayne.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"A thriller about a Black society with a secret"-- Provided by publisher.

Artemis awakening

May 23, 2014
Lindskold, Jane M.
New York : Tor, 2014.
304 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"The distant world Artemis is a pleasure planet created out of bare rock by a technologically advanced human empire that provided its richest citizens with a veritable Eden to play in. All tech was concealed and the animals (and the humans brought to live there) were bioengineered to help the guests enjoy their stay. But the Empire was shattered in a horrific war; centuries later humanity has lost much of their advanced technology, and Artemis is a fable told to children. Until young archeologist Griffin Dane finds intriguing hints that send him on a quest to find the lost world. Stranded on Artemis after crashing his ship, he encounters the Huntress Adara and her psych-linked companion, the puma Sand Shadow. Their journey with her will lead Dane to discover the planet's secrets...and perhaps provide a key to give unimagined power back to mankind" -- From publisher's web site.

Point of direction : a novel

May 16, 2014
Weaver, Rachel, 1974-
Brooklyn, NY : Ig Publishing, [2014]
233 pages ; 21 cm
"An ABA Indies Introduce Pick! Hitchhiking her way through Alaska, a young woman named Anna is picked up by Kyle, a fisherman. Anna and Kyle quickly fall for one another, as they are both adventurous, fiercely independent, and in love with the raw beauty and solitude of Alaska. To cement their relationship, they agree to become caretakers of a remote lighthouse perched on a small rock in the middle of the deep channel-a place that has been uninhabited since the last caretaker mysteriously disappeared two decades ago. What seems the perfect adventure for these two quickly unravels, as an uncertain danger lurking in the surrounding waters, as well as painful secrets from their pasts, threatens to end their relationship. and maybe even their lives! A psychological thriller set against the cold, rugged landscape of coastal Alaska, Point of Direction is an exquisite and striking literary debut. "-- Provided by publisher.

The chronicle of Secret Riven

May 15, 2014
Domingue, Ronlyn.
New York : Atria Books, [2014].
385 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: The Mapmaker's War, 2013.
"An uncanny child born to brilliant parents, befriended by a prince, mentored by a wise woman, pursued by a powerful man, Secret Riven has no idea what destiny will demand of her or the courage she must have to confront it in the breathtakingly epic, genre-spanning sequel to The Mapmaker's War"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost ship : a novel from the NUMA files

May 14, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : Putnam Adult, 2014.
440 pages ; 24 cm.
"The tenth entry in the NUMA Files series, by the author of ZERO HOUR and THE STORM"-- Provided by publisher.

The year she left us : a novel

May 13, 2014
Ma, Kathryn.
New York : Harper, 2014.
pages cm

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