New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

August 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The solomon curse

August 25, 2015
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2015
392 pages ; 24 cm.
The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times⁰?????³bestselling author. There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous⁰?????⁴and like nothing they have ever seen before.

A tale of light and shadow

August 25, 2015
Gowans, Jacob, author.
[Salt Lake City, Utah] : Shadow Mountain, [2014]
392 pages : map ; 24 cm
Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it; where magic is feared by all but a few; where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. Unknown to either, a dark prophecy has set in motion events which will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas by eclipsing the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

Zero world

August 14, 2015
Hough, Jason M.
©2015
578 pages ; 25 cm
"Published in rapid succession, Jason M. Hough's first three novels, The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge, earned mountains of praise and comparisons to such authors as James S. A. Corey and John Scalzi. Now Hough returns with a riveting near-future spy thriller that combines the adrenaline of a high-octane James Bond adventure with mind-blowing sci-fi speculations worthy of Christopher Nolan's Inception. Technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell has been dispatched on a top-secret assignment unlike any he's ever faced. A spaceship that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of its murdered crew--save one. Peter's mission is to find the missing crew member, who fled through what appears to be a tear in the fabric of space. Beyond this mysterious doorway lies an even more confounding reality: a world that seems to be Earth's twin. Peter discovers that this mirrored world is indeed different from his home, and far more dangerous. Cut off from all support, and with only days to complete his operation, Peter must track his quarry alone on an alien world. But he's unprepared for what awaits on the planet's surface, where his skills will be put to the ultimate test--and everything he knows about the universe will be challenged in ways he never could have imagined. Includes the complete bonus novella The Dire Earth, a prequel to the bestselling sci-fi adventure The Darwin Elevator. Advance praise for Zero World "Warning: Do not pick up this book if there is anything else you need to do. There is no safe place to rest inside these pages, no lag in the full-throttle action, no moment when you will think, 'Okay; this is a good spot to take a break.' Once you realize how much you don't know--about this world, these characters, this inexplicable mission--the only way out is forward."--Brian Staveley, author of the Emperor's Blades series "I just finished Zero World and there's just one thing I want to know. how long must I wait for the sequel!?"--Raymond Benson, former James Bond novelist and author of the Black Stiletto series Praise for Jason M. Hough's The Darwin Elevator "A hell of a fun book."--James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon's Gate "Hough's first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey's 'Expanse' series."--Library Journal (starred review) "The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. As soon as you finish, you'll want more."--Analog "A debut novel unlike any other. This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes."--SF Signal "Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It's a brilliant debut, and from now on Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything."--Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles"-- Provided by publisher.
"Includes the complete bonus novella The Dire Earth, a prequel to the bestselling sci-fi adventure The Darwin Elevator" -- dust jacket flap.
How long must I wait for the sequel!?"--Raymond Benson, former James Bond novelist and author of the Black Stiletto series Praise for Jason M. Hough's The Darwin Elevator "A hell of a fun book."--James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon's Gate "Hough's first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey's 'Expanse' series."--Library Journal (starred review) "The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. As soon as you finish, you'll want more."--Analog "A debut novel unlike any other. This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes."--SF Signal "Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It's a brilliant debut, and from now on Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything."--Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles"-- Provided by publisher.

The Drosten's curse

July 16, 2015
Kennedy, A. L., author.
©2015
361 pages ; 21 cm.
"Something odd is going on at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel: receptionist Bryony Mailer has noticed a definite tendency toward disappearance among the guests. She's tried talking to the manager; she's even tried talking to the owner who lives in one of the best cottages on the grounds, but to no avail. And then a tall, loping remarkably energetic guest (wearing a fetching scarf and floppy hat) appears. The Fourth Doctor thinks he's in Chicago. He knows he's in 1978. And he also knows that if he doesn't do something very clever very soon, matters will get very, very out of hand"-- Provided by publisher.

The new world : a novel

July 15, 2015
Motion, Andrew, 1952- author.
©2014
xii, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Silver.
"Washed ashore after escaping Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins and his companion Natty find themselves stranded on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Their ship, the Nightingale, has been destroyed, and besides one other crew member, they are the only survivors. Before they can even grasp the full scope of their predicament, they realize they are not alone on the beach. When a band of Native Americans approaches the shore in a threatening fury, they brutally kill Jim and Natty's last shipmate, rob their dead crew, and take the two desperate survivors hostage"--Amazon.com.

Crush : a novel

July 13, 2015
Sutton, Phoef, author.
Altadena, California : Prospect Park Books, [2015]
218 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a preview of the next book "Heart attack & vine, a Crush novel."
"Caleb Rush, a. k. a. Crush, is the toughest, coolest bodyguard/bouncer in Los Angeles, a man who lives strictly by his own moral code, which doesn't exactly hew to the standards of US law. When Amelia Trask, the wild daughter of a scruples-free billionaire tycoon, comes to Crush for help, his quiet life roars into overdrive, and he has to use his wits, brawn, martial-arts training, and knowledge of the Russian mafia to stay alive and clean up the mess that young Amelia has created. Crush is a rollicking, page-turning ride through LA, full of action, suspense, memorable characters, and a sly wit."--Provided by publisher.

When rainbows walk

July 10, 2015
Adamov, Bob.
Austin, Tex. : Greenleaf Book Group ; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio : Packard Island Pub., 2005.
358 pages : maps ; 24 cm

Pierce the veil

July 10, 2015
Adamov, Bob.
Chagrin, Ohio : Greenleaf Book Group ; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio : Packard Island Pub., 2004.
336 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Sequel to Rainbow's end.

Outrage

July 10, 2015
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
©2015
325 pages ; 24 cm.
Shay Remby and her gang of renegades have struck a blow to the Singular Corporation by rescuing Shay's brother and Fenfang, a girl who literally knows too much. Can the knowledge brought by these ex-captives help Shay and her friends expose the crimes of this corrupt corporation?

The last pilot

July 9, 2015
Johncock, Benjamin, 1978- author.
New York : Picador, 2015.
304 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
A U.S. Air Force test pilot passes up the chance to become an astronaut after his wife gets pregnant against all odds, and as fatherhood consumes him, a sudden tragedy puts his instincts as a father and as a pilot to the test.

The hunters

July 9, 2015
Young, Thomas W., 1962- author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
340 pages ; 24 cm
Colonel Michael Parson and his friend Sophia Gold fly relief supplies into Somalia despite the threats of an al-Shabaab leader to attack all aid missions.

The chart of tomorrows

July 6, 2015
Willrich, Chris, 1967-
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
541 pages : map ; 23 cm
"A Gaunt and Bone novel"--Title page.
"The poet Persimmon Gaunt and the thief Imago Bone had sought only to retire from adventuring and start a family, but they never reckoned on their baby becoming the chosen vessel of the mystical energies of a distant Eastern land. With their son Innocence hunted by various factions hoping to use him as a tool, they kept him safe at the cost of trapping him in a pocket dimension of accelerated time. Now free, the thirteen-year-old Innocence has rejected his parents and his "destiny" and has made dangerous friends in a barbaric Western land of dragon-prowed ships and rugged fjords. Desperately, Gaunt and Bone seek to track him down, along with their companion Snow Pine and her daughter A-Girl-Is-A-Joy, who was once trapped with Innocence too. But as the nomadic Karvaks and their war-balloons strike west, and a troll-king spins his webs, and Joy is herself chosen by the spirit of the very land Innocence has fled to, Gaunt and Bone find themselves at the heart of a vast struggle -- and their own son is emerging from that conflict as a force of evil. To save him and everything they know, they turn to a dangerous magical book, The Chart of Tomorrows, that reveals pathways through time. Upon the treacherous seas of history, Gaunt and Bone must face the darkness in each other's pasts, in order to rescue their future"-- Provided by publisher.

Storm and steel

June 30, 2015
Sprunk, Jon, 1970- author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
479 pages : map ; 23 cm.
While magician Horace struggles with loyalties in two disparate cultures, rebel Jirom finds the uprising turning more dangerous and independent spy Alyra walks a fine line between love and duty to complete her mission.

The mask

June 23, 2015
Stevens, Taylor.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
344 pages ; 25 cm
"Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done: dangerous and not quite legal things that have taken her undercover into some of the world's most deadly places. Still healing from a Somali hijacking gone wrong and a brutal attack that left her near death, Munroe accepts an invitation from her lover, Miles Bradford, to join him in Japan where he's working as a security consultant protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage. In the domesticity of their routine Munroe finds long sought after peace, until Bradford is arrested for a murder he didn't commit and the special interests who've set him up come after her, too. Fighting to stay alive and uncover the truth she'll soon discover how far she'll go and what she'll risk to save the one she loves from losing the next twenty years in locked-up isolation; how many laws she'll break when truth seems worse than his lies; who she'll trust and who she'll kill, because she's a strategist and hunter with a predator's instincts, and the person she loves has just stabbed her in the back"-- Provided by publisher.

Tin men : a novel

June 19, 2015
Golden, Christopher.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
337 pages ; 25 cm
"In the near future, the U.S. has deployed the Remote Infantry Corps: thousands of robots remote-piloted by soldiers whose bodies lie hidden in underground bases. But the worst occurs when anarchists set off a global pulse that shorts out electrical connections. In Damascus, Private Danny Kelso, Corporal Kate Wade, and their platoon realize they are trapped inside the Tin Men--something the government never warned them could happen. In Athens, the G20 Summit comes under fire, and a band of security soldiers and advisors risk everything in an effort to shepherd the President to safety. As chaos descends, and with anarchist Bot Killers on their trail, the Tin Men must survive a gauntlet of violence on the road from Damascus to the heart of Europe, half of them determined to stay true to their mission and save their president, half of them hellbent to save themselves.."-- Provided by publisher.

Stay : [a novel]

June 2, 2015
Gischler, Victor, 1969-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"David Sparrow is an awesome stay-at-home dad. He gets his kids ready for school while his wife, Amy, commutes to New York City, where she was recently promoted to Deputy District Attorney. In fact, she just inherited a major case: prosecuting crime lord Dante Payne. Meanwhile, David is content chatting with the moms at school drop-off, making dinner at night, and doing housework. But when Dante Payne takes the fight directly to Amy, attacking her where she lives, David is forced to "reactivate" himself, revealing a history and deadly skill set his wife knew nothing about. And he'll do anything to protect his family. Part Taken, part First Blood, Stay is an action-packed, often hilarious, and hugely entertaining suburban thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

Lion heart : a Scarlet novel

May 19, 2015
Gaughen, A. C., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
346 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Lady thief.
After escaping Prince John's clutches and longing to return to Rob in Nottingham, Scarlet learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy and accepts Eleanor of Aquitaine's demand that Scarlet spy for her and help bring Richard home safe.

Piranha

May 18, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
©2014
421 pages ; 24 cm.
During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon--but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move.

The sniper and the wolf : a Sniper elite novel

May 12, 2015
McEwen, Scott, author.
New York : Touchstone Book, 2015.
385 pages ; 24 cm
"Hot on the trail of 'The Wolf,' a rogue Russian military sniper-turned-Chechen-terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally--a deadly Russian special operative--to help even the odds. But when they discover that 'The Wolf' is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the US economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and his team of operatives must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition"-- Provided by publisher.

Backlands : a novel

May 8, 2015
Shorr, Victoria, author.
©2015
302 pages : map ; 22 cm
Backlands tells the true story of a group of nomadic outlaws who reigned over the area from about 1922 until 1938. Taking from the rich, admired -- and feared -- by the poor, they were led by the famously charismatic bandit Lampiao. The gang maintained their influence by fighting off all the police and soldiers the region could muster.

Rook

April 21, 2015
Cameron, Sharon, 1970- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
pages cm
In the Sunken City that was once Paris the guillotine rules again, while Sophia Bellamy from the Commonwealth across the Channel Sea tries to rescue as many of the revolution's victims as she can smuggle out, and some prisoners disappear from their cells, with a red-tipped rook feather left in their place--but who is the mysterious Red Rook and where does Sophia's wealthy fiancé, René Hasard, fit in?

Wilderness rising : church builder novel

April 16, 2015
Shields, A. L., 1954-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
xi, 333 pages ; 24 cm

Minnow

April 16, 2015
McTeer, James E., II, 1983-
Spartanburg, South Carolina : Hub City Press, [2015]
227 pages ; 21 cm

A crown for cold silver

April 3, 2015
Marshall, Alex (Novelist)
New York : Orbit, 2015.
646 pages ; 25 cm
"Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history. Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner"-- Provided by publisher.

All things tending towards the eternal

March 20, 2015
Lee, Kathleen, author.
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books, 2014.
297 pages ; 23 cm
"A novel" -- on title cover.
Traveling through China in 1989, not long after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Fanny hopes to make sense of her brother Bruno's death in a motorcycle accident by finding a woman with whom he had exchanged letters. On her journey Fanny's fate becomes entwined with a handsome British rogue, an American of Russian-Cuban descent returning to Tashkent, and two Chinese men--one who loves Charles Dickens, the other a budding, entrepreneurial con man--struggling to find their way in a country undergoing tumultuous transformation.

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