New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

December 12, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Retribution rails

December 11, 2017
Bowman, Erin, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
374 pages : map ; 22 cm
Companion to Vengeance Road.
Ten years after the events of Vengeance Road, Reece Murphy, who has been forced to join the Rose Riders gang, must work with aspiring journalist Charlotte Vaughn to get free.

Nakiwulo and the circle of Shiva

December 11, 2017
Cholmondeley, Gregory, author.
[United States] : Cholmonco Books/Cholmonco, Inc., 2017.
331 pages ; 23 cm
"Nakiwulo Hayes is a 24-year-old online game designer living in New York. She accepts a job at a defense research facility in North Texas and soon learns that the characters she's been designing are far more real than she thought. Naki is suddenly thrust into a world of geniuses and mind-blowing technology where omnipresent artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and androids really exist and is drawn into a global conspiracy that threatens humanity"--Back cover.

The spark

December 8, 2017
Drake, David, 1945- author.
©2017
viii, 337 pages ; 25 cm
In a violent world in which civilization has fallen and monsters roam, a young hero will rise. In the time of the Ancients the universe was united--but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves--some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto the Road that connects all human reality and the reality that is not human and may never have been human, have crept monsters. Some creatures are men, twisted into inhuman evil; some of them are alien to Mankind-- And there are things which are hostile to all life, things which will raven and kill until they are stopped. A Leader has arisen, welding the scattered human settlements together in peace and safety and smashing the enemies of order with an iron fist. In his capital, Dun Add, the Leader provides law and justice. In the universe beyond, his Champions advance--and enforce--the return of civilization. Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to Dun Add to become a Champion. Pal is a bit of a Maker, and in his rural home he's been able to think of himself as a warrior because he can wield the weapons of the Ancient civilization. Pal has no idea of what he's really getting into in Dun Add. On the other hand, the Leader and Dun Add have no real idea of what might be inside this hayseed with high hopes.

Jade city

December 7, 2017
Lee, Fonda, author.
©2017
498 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
"Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets -- and of Kekon itself. JADE CITY begins an epic tale of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade and blood"-- Provided by publisher.

The caldera

December 6, 2017
Flanagan, John (John Anthony), author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2017]
viii, 355, 59 pages ; illustrations : 24 cm
Includes a bonus short story.
In Hallasholm, Stig is contesting the annual Maktig competition to decide Skandia's greatest warrior. But a late-night knock on the door brings someone Stig never expected to see again, along with a request the Herons are hard-pressed to refuse: a rescue mission of epic proportions. Across the ocean, the southern city-state of Byzantos is plagued by a crew of pirates who've kidnapped the son of Empress Justina. Slipping out of Hallasholm under the cover of darkness, the brotherband sets sail to recover the boy from his kidnappers, heading south to the island of Santorillos where a near-impenetrable fortress stands atop a cliff, surrounded by a lagoon--a caldera--formed by the crater of a volcano. In this explosive seventh book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons battle pirates amid stormy seas as the fate of an empire rests on their shoulders. -- Provided by publisher.

Don't know Jack

December 4, 2017
Capri, Diane.
New York : Post Hill Press, [2012]
297 pages ; 22 cm
"The hunt for Reacher series"--Cover.
It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. Otto and Gaspar are by-the-book hunters who know when to break the rules--Reacher is a stone cold killer and a wanted man. But whose side is he on? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them.

The demon crown

December 1, 2017
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
©2017
xvi, 441 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University. Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber..."-- From the publisher.

Siege line

November 29, 2017
Cole, Myke, author.
©2017
354 pages ; 18 cm.
"For the dead, war never ends."--Cover.
The Gemini Cell took everything from Jim Schweitzer: his family, his career as a Navy SEAL, even his life. Hounded across the country, Schweitzer knows the only way he can ever stop running, the only way his son can ever be safe, is to take the fight to the enemy and annihilate the Cell once and for all. But the Cell won't be easily destroyed. Out of control and fighting a secret war with the government it once served, it has dispatched its shadowy Director to the far reaches of the subarctic in search of a secret magic that could tip the balance of power in its favor. Schweitzer must join with the elite warriors of both America and Canada in a desperate bid to get there first--and avert a disaster that could put the Cell in control.

Malice of crows

November 28, 2017
Bowen, Lila, author.
New York : Orbit, 2017.
344 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"The third novel in Lila Bowen's widely-acclaimed Shadow series. The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk, but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. And now the Shadow refuses to let him rest. Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he'll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they've ever faced."--Provided by publisher.

Lone wolf

November 20, 2017
Muchamore, Robert, author.
©2014.
327 pages ; 20 cm.
Fay has spent eighteen months locked up in a Secure Training Centre. Drug deals and rip-offs are the only things this teenager knows. Now she's back on the street, looking to settle old scores. CHERUB agents Ryan and Ning need Fay's knowledge to unearth a major drug importer. They're trained professionals with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. But Fay's made a lot of enemies and she's running out of time.

Jack and Joe

November 14, 2017
Capri, Diane, author.
[United States] : AugustBooks, [2015]
237 pages ; 21 cm.
"When FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are sent to Fort Bird, North Carolina, to find Jack Reacher, powerful enemies with their back against the wall will stop at nothing to keep the secrets Reacher left behind." [back cover].

The tiger's prey : a novel of adventure

November 13, 2017
Smith, Wilbur A., author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
426 pages ; 24 cm
When his stepfather's gambling debts leave him a marked man, Francis Courtney flees to South Africa with revenge on his mind. His uncle, Tom Courtney, killed Francis's father. Christopher Courtney gave up a privileged position to become a fierce warrior, but his path led to violence and treachery. When the two Courtney men collide, the sins of the father will change the fate of a younger generation.

Typhoon fury

November 2, 2017
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2017
436 pages ; 24 cm.
As they hunt for a bunch of paintings worth a walloping half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew aboard the Oregon chance upon a much bigger problem. A Filipino rebel leader is not only using them to finance the insurgency but has discovered a drug developed yet never used by the Japanese during World War II that makes mega warriors of ordinary soldiers. Not so far-fetched given the revelations of Norman Ohler's recent Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.

Children of the fleet

October 27, 2017
Card, Orson Scott, author.
©2017
304 pages ; 25 cm
Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. He's top of his class in every school, but he doesn't think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. But then Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview, and everything changes.

Gray Wolf Island

October 24, 2017
Neithercott, Tracey author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Rubys sister had one dying wish: that Ruby explore the infamous Gray Wolf Island and find the treasure long rumored to be buried there. Ruby sets off to find it, with only a poem, serving as a treasure map, to guide her and teams up with some local friends, touched by magic but hiding secrets.

The bloodprint

October 23, 2017
Khan, Ausma Zehanat, author.
©2017
439 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"A dark power called the Talisman, born of ignorance and persecution, has risen in the land. Led by a man known only as the One-Eyed Preacher, it is a cruel and terrifying movement bent on world domination--a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. But there are those who fight the Talisman's spread, including the Companions of Hira, a diverse group of influential women whose power derives from the Claim--the magic inherent in the words of a sacred scripture. Foremost among them is Arian and her fellow warrior, Sinnia, skilled fighters who are knowledgeable in the Claim. This daring pair have long stalked Talisman slave-chains, searching for clues and weapons to help them battle their enemy's oppressive ways. Now they may have discovered a miraculous symbol of hope that can destroy the One-Eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: the Bloodprint, a dangerous text the Talisman has tried to erase from the world. Finding the Bloodprint promises to be their most perilous undertaking yet, an arduous journey that will lead them deep into Talisman territory. Though they will be helped by allies--a loyal boy they freed from slavery and a man that used to be both Arian's confidant and sword master--Arian and Sinnia know that this mission may well be their last."--Amazon.com.

On the free

October 20, 2017
Voorhees, Coert, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2017]
274 pages ; 22 cm
Santi agreed to join the Bear Canyon Wilderness Therapy Program for one reason: less time in juvie. Amelia signed up to prove a point. Victor-- well, no one can figure out why Victor's on the trip, but he's definitely not out to make friends. After a mudslide sweeps away other campers, the trio is left stranded in the Colorado wilderness and short on supplies. They'll have to band together to survive the elements, their demons, and each other.

Quillifer

October 19, 2017
Williams, Walter Jon, author.
New York : Saga Press, 2017.
530 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
"Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains. First, he has to survive the night. Then, he has to leave his home behind and venture forth into the wider world of Duisland, where he can find friends and allies to help avenge his losses and restore Ethlebight to glory. His determination will rock kingdoms, shatter the political structure of Duisland, and change the country forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Paradox bound : a novel

October 4, 2017
Clines, Peter, 1969- author.
©2017
373 pages ; 24 cm
Eli Teague leaves his small town in Maine to accompany a time traveler on an adventure in a steampunked Ford Model A through two centuries of American history.

Island of Point Nemo

October 2, 2017
Blas de Roblès, Jean-Marie, 1954- author.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017.
397 pages ; 22 cm
Previously published in French as L'ile du Point Némo.
""Those of you who stay with Blas de Robles's ultimately quite satisfying novel will find yourselves with a new European literary star to steer by."-Alan Cheuse, NPR. A stolen diamond and three right feet, wearing shoes of a non-existent brand, that wash ashore in Scotland set into motion the first plot of Island of Point Nemo, a rollicking Jules Verne-like adventure narrative that crosses continents and oceans, involves multilingual codes, a world-famous villain, and three eccentrically loopy detectives. Running parallel is the story of B@bil Books, an e-reader factory in France filled with its own set of colorful characters, including the impotent Dieumercie and his randy wife, who will stop at nothing -- including a suspect ritual involving bees -- to fix his "problem," and their abusive boss Wang-ilWong, obsessed with carrier pigeons and spying on his employees. With the humor of a Jasper Fforde novel, and the structure of a Haruki Murakami one, Island of Point Nemo is a literary puzzle and grand testament to the power of storytelling -- even in our digital age. Born in Algeria, Jean-Marie Blas de Robles is a truly international writer, having spent significant time in Brazil, France, Taiwan, and Libya. His novel Where Tigers Are at Home won the Fnac, Giono, and Medicis Prizes. Island of Point Nemo is his ninth novel. Hannah Chute has an MA in translation from the University of Rochester. In 2015, she received the Banff Centre Scholarship to work on Island of Point Nemo, her first full-length translation"-- Provided by publisher.

They both die at the end

September 21, 2017
Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.
©2017
373 pages ; 22 cm
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Crown of souls

September 15, 2017
Kendig, Ronie, author.
©2013
471 pages ; 22 cm.
Suddenly shot at a picnic, Tox discovers it's a strange invitation to join an old sniper pal's quest for revenge over his fallen team. Despite the injury, Tox feels sympathetic to the cause--and battles a growing darkness within himself. But when he learns Alec is using a deadly ancient artifact in his plan, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.

Into a dark frontier : a novel

September 12, 2017
Mangan, John, author
Longboat Key, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, 2017.
323 pages ; 24 cm
In the near future, Africa collapses into an enormous failed state, leaving the continent lawless and severely depopulated. For most, the breakdown brings horror, but for others -the outcast, the desperate, the criminals, and the insane- it allows unparalleled opportunity: a new frontier of danger and unlimited possibility. In America, ex-Navy SEAL Slade Crawford, emotionally crippled after twenty years of front line combat, the dissolution of his marriage, and the accidental death of his son, is falsely accused of terrorism. Slade flees to Africa to build a new life and escape his past when he is captured by an enigmatic American colonel, Gary Kraven, and blackmailed into tracking down a blood cult that is rampaging across the sub-Sahara. Struggling to stay alive and to free himself from Kraven's grasp, Slade pursues the cult across the lawless African frontier. He soon learns that nothing is as it seems and that he is standing at the epicenter of a global struggle that will determine the course of history. Slade must decide whether to fight for his life or his honor -he can't have both.

The Romanov ransom

September 5, 2017
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
"In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon."-- Provided by publisher.

Execute authority

September 5, 2017
Fury, Dalton, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
ix, 292 pages ; 25 cm

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