New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

February 26, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

What the other three don't know : a novel

February 25, 2020
Hyde, Spencer, author.
Salt Lake City : Shadow Mountain, [2020]
212 pages ; 21 cm
When a loner, a jock, an outsider, and an Internet influencer go river rafting together for a school assignment, the four strangers end up sharing their secrets and relying on each other when the trip turns dangerous.

Age of death

February 25, 2020
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961- author.
©2020
xiv, 409 pages : map ; 24 cm
"Winter blankets the land, and more than just hope has died. Prevented from invading the Fhrey homeland by the tower of Avempartha, the western army seeks a way across the Nidwalden River before the fane obtains the secret of dragons. As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? Do gods truly exist? Is it possible to know the future? And what lies beyond the veil of death?" --Provided by publisher.

Origami man

February 24, 2020
FitzSimmons, Matthew, author.
©2020
309 pages ; 23 cm
Sequal to: Debris line.
"Former Marine, brilliant hacker, and wanted fugitive Gibson Vaughn is off the grid in the Caymans. Until the ice-cold assassin Tinsley draws him out of the shadows. Complying with the man who murdered his father and left Gibson for dead? In the war against terror, never say never. Especially when half a million lives are at stake. Tinsley's in possession of a heavily encrypted thumb drive. But the details of the plot - the motive, the targets, and the day of execution - are a mystery. The one certainty is that a tenuous truce must be made. After joining forces with Tinsley, Gibson and his team have their mission: access the drive and abort a massacre in the making. How far can Gibson really trust Tinsley? Time will tell. Right now they're both running out of it as they race across Europe to find an elusive cyber-psycho behind the mother of all malware. Whoever said to keep your friends close but your enemies closer never meant it like this."--Publisher.

The trigger mechanism

February 21, 2020
McEwen, Scott, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2020.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
Funded by a reclusive billionaire Camp Valor alum, Wyatt Brewer and new camper Jalen Rose--a gamer and accidental mass murderer--team up to bring justice to Wyatt's former mentor and to stop cyberterrorist Encyte.

One minute out

February 21, 2020
Greaney, Mark, author.
©2020
xiv, 493 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: Mission critical.
"Is it ever the wrong time to do the right thing? I am Court Gentry. In my time, I've seen plenty of bad stuff. Some things worse than others, but nothing that can match this horror show. I was on a simple mission in Bosnia. A bad guy needed to be put down; in and out, no problem. But then I stumbled across a nightmare--a room full of women and children who were being trafficked to rich scum. Since then, I've been tracking their smuggling ring around the globe, and I'm finally near the top. I've got the sociopathic ringleaders in my sights, ready for a takedown, but my CIA handlers have different plans for me. Now I've got to make a decision: duty or honor. They all think they have me boxed in, but there's one thing they're forgetting: I am the Gray Man."--Provided by publisher.

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection

February 18, 2020
Hood, Joshua, author.
©2019
375 pages ; 24 cm
"Operation Treadstone has nearly ruined Adam Hayes. The top-secret CIA Black Ops program trained him to be an all but invincible assassin, but it also cost him his family and any chance at a normal life. Which is why he was determined to get out. Working as a carpenter in rural Washington state, Adam thinks he has left Treadstone in the past, until he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague, and soon after is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site. Adam must regain the skills that Treadstone taught him--lightning reflexes and a cold conscience--in order to discover who the would-be killers are and why they have come after him now. Are his pursuers enemies from a long-ago mission? Rival intelligence agents? Or, perhaps, forces inside Treadstone? His search will unearth secrets in the highest levels of government and pull him back into the shadowy world he worked so hard to forget."--Inside dust jacket.

Play the Red Queen

February 18, 2020
Jurjevics, Juris, 1943-2018, author.
©2020
350 pages ; 22 cm
"Soho crime."
"Viet Nam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the back of a scooter. Although the US military is not officially in combat, sixteen thousand American servicemen are stationed in Viet Nam "advising" the military and government. Among them are Ellsworth Miser and Clovis Robeson, two army investigators who have been tasked with tracking down the daring killer. Set in the besieged capital of a new nation on the eve of the coup that would bring down the Diem regime and launch the Americans into the Viet Nam War, Play the Red Queen is Juris Jurjevics's capstone contribution to a lifelong literary legacy: a tour-de-force mystery-cum-social history, breathtakingly atmospheric and heartbreakingly alive with the laws and lawlessness of war"-- Provided by publisher.

Wildland : a novel

February 18, 2020
Hodge, Rebecca, author.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2020.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions (pages 327-328).
"She'll do anything to save them. But what will she do to save herself? When Kat Jamison retreats to the Blue Ridge Mountains, she's counting on peace and solitude to help her make a difficult decision. Her breast cancer has returned, but after the death of her husband, her will to fight is dampened. Now she has a choice to make: face yet another round of chemotherapy or surrender gracefully. Self-reflection quickly proves impossible as her getaway is complicated by a pair of abandoned dogs and two friendly children staying nearby, Lily and Nirav. In no time at all, Kat's quiet seclusion is invaded by the happy confusion of children and pets. But when lightning ignites a deadly wildfire, Kat's cabin is cut off from the rest of the camp, separating Lily and Nirav from their parents. Left with no choice, Kat, the children, and the dogs must flee on foot through the drought-stricken forest, away from the ravenous flames. As a frantic rescue mission is launched below the fire line, Kat drives the party deeper into the mountains, determined to save four innocent lives. But when the moment comes to save her own, Kat will have to decide just how hard she's willing to fight to survive--and what's worth living for. A heart-pounding novel of bravery, sacrifice, and self-discovery, Wildland will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last page"--FantasticFiction.com.

Deathless divide

February 13, 2020
Ireland, Justina, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, [2020]
551 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Dread Nation.
The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America. What's more, this safe haven is not what it appears--as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her. But she won't be in it alone. Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by--and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not. Watching Jane's back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it's up to Katherine to keep hope alive--even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

Ember queen

February 11, 2020
Sebastian, Laura, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2020.
465 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"With Astrea under the rule of a new leader, Theo returns to fight for her land and her people. But her enemies are more powerful than ever before and, if she is to win once and for all, she must risk everything and everyone if she is to reclaim her throne"--Provided by publisher.

The catch

February 5, 2020
Herron, Mick, author.
©2020
83, 27 pages ; 19 cm

Straight on till morning : a twisted tale

February 4, 2020
Braswell, Liz, author.
©2020
488 pages ; 22 cm.
What if Wendy first traveled to Never Land... with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess--it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow. So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn't quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help. But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it's up to the two of them to save Peter Pan--and his world.

Heart of black ice

February 4, 2020
Goodkind, Terry, author.
©2019
525 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"In the wake of the brutal war that swept the Old World in Siege of Stone, a new danger is forming along the coast. Taken captive by their enemies, King Grieve, along with Lila and Bannon are about to discover the terrifying force that threatens to bring destruction to the Old World. The Norukai, barbarian raiders and slavers, have been gathering an immense fleet among the inhospitably rocky islands that make up their home. With numbers greater than anyone could have imagined, the Norukai are poised to launch their final and most deadly war"-- Provided by publisher.

Into the fire

February 3, 2020
Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew, author.
©2019
388 pages ; 25 cm
"Former assassin Evan Smoak is using his deadly skills to assist Max Merriweather, a guy down on his luck, whose cousin's murder has brought him to the attention of an Armenian street gang involved in a money-laundering scheme. It seems like an easy enough task for the Nowhere Man, but as soon as he eliminates one threat, a more powerful one appears, and getting to the top of the pyramid requires courage, wit, creativity, and a lot of specialty weapons. But along with bombast and weaponry, there's plenty of hope, tenderness, and even humor throughout this story. Series fans will appreciate the growing friendship between Evan and teenage hacker Joey, whose sarcasm and sloppiness serve as an excellent foil to the behavior of the earnest, meticulous hero."

The bard's blade

February 3, 2020
Anderson, Brian D. (Brian Don), 1971- author.
©2019
430 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"Mariyah enjoys a simple life in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world, where fear and hatred are all but unknown. There she's a renowned wine maker and her betrothed, Lem, is a musician of rare talent. Their destiny has never been in question. Whatever life brings, they will face it together. Then a stranger crosses the wards into Vylari for the first time in centuries, bringing a dark prophecy that forces Lem and Mariyah down separate paths. How far will they have to go to stop a rising darkness and save their home? And how much of themselves will they have to give up along the way? "--Provided by publisher.

A castle in the clouds

February 3, 2020
Gier, Kerstin, author.
©2020
318 pages ; 22 cm
Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place, and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways. Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making sure that everything goes according to plan. But unexpected problems keep arising, and some of the guests are not who they pretend to be. Very soon, Sophie finds herself right in the middle of a perilous adventure, and at risk of losing not only her job but also her heart.

The bells of hell

January 29, 2020
Kurland, Michael, author.
London : Severn House, 2019.
242 pages ; 23 cm
"Counter-intelligence agent Jacob Welker recruits a number of civilians to help foil a suspected terrorist attack by German spies in New York in 1938. March, 1938. Otto Lehman arrives in New York on the S.S. Osthafen to be immediately confronted by two men with FBI badges ... only, that isn't his real name and the men aren't with the FBI. The next day Lehman is found tied to a chair, beaten to death and naked, in an abandoned Brooklyn warehouse. The sole witness to the crime, Andrew Blake, a homeless man struggling through the Great Depression, claims those responsible were speaking German. With the threat of the perpetrators being Nazis, President Roosevelt's own covert counter-intelligence agent Jacob Welker is brought in to investigate. Welker recruits Blake along with Lord Geoffrey Saboy, a British 'cultural attache', and his wife Lady Patricia, to help him to thwart a Nazi terrorist attack. But who exactly are the Nazis, what is their target and when will they strike?"--Publisher information.

The wickerlight

January 28, 2020
Watson, Mary, 1975- author.
©2019
401 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The wren hunt.
Zara's family moved to Kilshamble for a new beginning, but everything changed the night her sister was found dead on the village green. Two months later Laila's death is a riddle that nobody wants solved. Where were her injuries? Why was she so obsessed with local folklore? And what does all this have to do with David, the boy who lives at the big house? As Zara becomes entangled in an ancient magical feud, she is soon treading the same dangerous path that led Laila to the village green.

Drone

January 27, 2020
Buchman, M. L. (Matthew Lieber), author.
©2019
422 pages ; 22 cm.
"A US Air Force C-130 transport plane, bearing top secret cargo, lies shattered in the Nevada desert at Groom Lake. China’s prototype fifth-generation jet fighter goes missing. Far above, a US supersonic, stealth drone flies a very lethal Black Op. The CIA, the US military command, and the secretive National Reconnaissance Office are all locked in a battle for control of the nation’s future. Miranda Chase, the National Transportation Safety Board’s air-crash savant, lands in the center of the gathering maelstrom. Burdened with a new team and a polarizing personality, she must connect the pieces to stay alive. And she must do it before the wreckage of her past crashes down upon her and destroys US-China relations forever."--Provided by publisher.

Wolf & parchment. Vol. 4, New theory spice & wolf

January 21, 2020
Hasekura, Isuna, 1982- author.
©2019
328 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Translation of: Shinsetsu ookami to koshinryo : ookami to youhishi.
"Rausbourne, Winfiel Kingdom's second-largest city, is on the verge of boiling over. Col and Myuri have come to this bustling metropolis at Heir Hyland's request-but as soon as they land, they find themselves caught between heavily armed tax collectors and mercenaries hired by the local merchants association. The stakes are high when it becomes clear that Rausbourne's troubles are simply one part of the wider conflict between the Kingdom and the Church, which has actually worsened due to Col's deeds as the Twilight Cardinal. If nothing changes, it'll be only a matter of time before fighting breaks out. Right as things start to look their bleakest, Lawrence's old archrival Eve Bolan offers a convenient lifeline. Will the fearless miser turn out to be friend or foe? Either way, Col has no choice but to dive into a three-pronged standoff between the Church, the Kingdom, and the merchants!"--Cover, page 4.

Me & Mr. Cigar

January 20, 2020
Haynes, Gibby, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2020]
245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Oscar Lester and his dog/supernatural companion, Mr. Cigar, eager to avoid nefarious forces that are after Mr. Cigar, speed to New York where Oscar's twenty-two-year-old sister, Carla, is being held hostage.

An artful assassin in Amsterdam

January 14, 2020
Grant, Michael, 1954- author.
London : Severn House, 2019.
248 pages ; 23 cm
"The last thing fugitive crime writer David Mitre expects as he's cruising along an Amsterdam canal is to be the focus of a bizarre murder attempt ... But why is he being targeted? He hasn't even done anything wrong - recently. After the would-be assassin tries again, David is rescued by Delia Delacorte, the FBI Special Agent he locked horns with in Cyprus. In return, Delia wants his help to prevent the theft of a priceless painting from the Rijksmuseum. Meanwhile David is also attempting to find a friend's missing daughter, allay the suspicions of the local police and evade the assassin, all the while devising a plan to stop the theft. His plan: he'll steal the painting himself"--Publisher description.

The secret chapter : an Invisible library novel

January 9, 2020
Cogman, Genevieve, author.
©2020
x, 334 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman's historical fantasy series, Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist--or risk the wrath of the dangerous villain with a secret island lair. A Librarian's work is never done, and once Irene has a quick rest after their latest adventure, she is summoned to the Library. The world where she grew up is in danger of veering deep into chaos, and she needs to obtain a particular book to stop this from happening. No copies of the book are available in the Library, so her only choice is to contact a mysterious Fae information broker and trader of rare objects: Mr. Nemo. Irene and Kai make their way to Mr. Nemo's remote Caribbean island and are invited to dinner, which includes unlikely company. Mr. Nemo has an offer for everyone there: he wants them to steal a specific painting from a specific world. He swears that he will give each of them an item from his collection if they bring him the painting within the week. Everyone takes the deal. But to get their reward, they will have to form a team, including a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and the muscle. Their goal? The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, in a early twenty-first century world, where their toughest challenge might be each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Wolf & parchment. Vol. 3, New theory spice & wolf

January 7, 2020
Hasekura, Isuna, 1982- author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2018.
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
"The companion of the young man who wishes to become a priest, Col, is the daughter of the wisewolf, Myuri, and she urges him to make her his wife. After leaving the pirate islands, the two get caught up in a storm and arrive the port town of Desarev in the Winfiel Kingdom. In this town, where the Church lies dormant, Col is called "The Twilight Cardinal" and is treated like a savior. He also has to face Myuri's unrequited love, so he forbids her from calling him "Brother," and tries to change their relationship. In this town, where the Church lies dormant, Col is called "The Twilight Cardinal" and is treated like a savior. He also has to face Myuri's unrequited love, so he forbids her from calling him "Brother," and tries to change their relationship. Before them appears a merchant girl who calls herself Ilenia. She is the embodiment of a sheep, and asks them to help her with some "big plans"...!"--Provided by the publisher.

The ninja daughter

December 26, 2019
Eldridge, Tori, 1960- author.
©2019
308 pages ; 22 cm
"After her sister is raped and murdered, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated. Not only does she live above the Chinese restaurant owned by her Norwegian father and inspired by the recipes of her Chinese mother, but she has to hide her true self from her Hong Kong tiger mom who is already disappointed in her daughter's less than feminine ways... But when a woman and her son she escorted safely to an abused women's shelter return home to dangerous consequences, Lily is forced to not only confront her family and her past, but team up with a mysterious--and very lethal--stranger to rescue them."--Provided by publisher.

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