New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Doom Fox

January 22, 2019
Iceberg Slim, 1918-1992.
New York : Grove Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©1998.
x, 240 pages ; 21 cm
A novel on the black ghetto in Los Angeles, written in 1978, but not published until now. It is set in the years following World War II and features gangs fighting over money and women, the hero being a prizefighter. By the author of Pimp.

The kingdom of copper : the Daevabad trilogy, book two

January 21, 2019
Chakraborty, S. A., author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, 2019.
ix, 621 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm.
"Nahri's life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she's been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe.. Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried. And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It's a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city's gates... and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve."--Inside dust jacket.

The three secret cities : a thriller

January 9, 2019
Reilly, Matthew, author.
436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. Its an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted by the greatest hunters in history.

Daughter of war

January 3, 2019
Taylor, Brad, 1965- author.
New York] : Dutton, [2019]
388 pages ; 24 cm
"Former Special Forces Officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller featuring Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill as they come face to face with a conspiracy where nothing is as it seems. Hot on the trail of a North Korean looking to sell sensitive US intelligence to the Syrian regime, Pike Logan and the Taskforce stumble upon something much graver: the sale of a lethal substance called Red Mercury. Unbeknownst to the Taskforce, the Syrians plan to use the weapon of mass destruction against American and Kurdish forces, and blame the attack on terrorists, causing western nations to reassess their participation in the murky cauldron of the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, North Korea has its own devastating agenda: a double-cross that will dwarf the attack in Syria even as it lays the blame on the Syrian government. Leveraging Switzerland's fame for secrecy and its vast network of military bunkers, now repurposed by private investors for the clandestine storage of wealth, North Korea will use Red Mercury to devastate the West's ability to deliver further sanctions against the rogue regime. As the Taskforce begins to unravel the plot, a young refugee unwittingly holds the key to the conspiracy. Hunted across Europe for reasons she cannot fathom, she is the one person who can stop the attack--if she can live long enough for Pike and Jennifer to find her"-- Provided by publisher.


January 2, 2019
Stockwin, Julian, author.
xiii, 398 pages : maps ; 24 cm
November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past. But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it seems Kydd's chance has gone again. Only later he discovers Persephone has another suitor - and that, if he wants to win her hand, he must enter the highest echelons of London society. Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings other responsibilities. The Prince of Wales asks him to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order.

The Baltic prize

December 31, 2018
Stockwin, Julian, author.
xi, 384 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
First published: 2017.
1808. Parted from his new bride, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is called away to join the Northern Expedition to Sweden, now Britain's only ally in the Baltic. Following the sudden declaration of war by Russia and with the consequent threat of the czar's great fleet in St Petersburg, the expedition must defend Britain's dearly-won freedom in those waters. However Kydd finds his popular fame as a frigate captain is a poisoned chalice; in the face of jealousy and envy from his fellow captains, the distrust of the commander-in-chief and the betrayal of friendship by a former brother-in-arms now made his subordinate, can he redeem his reputation? In an entirely hostile sea Tyger ranges from the frozen north to the deadly confines of the Danish Sound - and plays a pivotal role in the situation ensuing after the czar's sudden attack on Finland. This climaxes in the first clash of fleets between Great Britain and Russia in history. To the victor will be the prize of the Baltic!

The Iberian flame

December 31, 2018
Stockwin, Julian, author.
xiv, 415 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"A Thomas Kydd novel"--Cover.
1808. With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain. Meanwhile, Nicholas Renzi, the Lord Farndon, undertakes a deadly mission to stir up partisan unrest to disrupt this Napoleonic alliance with Spain. Thrust into the crucible of the uprising, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is dismayed to come up against an old foe from his past - now his superior and commander - who is determined to break him. Kydd will soon face the greatest decision of his professional career. Bonaparte, incensed by the reverses suffered to his honour, gathers together a crushing force and marches at speed into Spain. After several bloody encounters the greatly outnumbered British expedition have no option other than make a fighting retreat to the coast. Only the Navy can save them. But the flame of insurrection has been lit - and the Peninsular War has begun.


December 20, 2018
De Castell, Sebastien, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2018.
370 pages ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in 2017 by Hot Key Books in Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Forced to live as an outlaw, sixteen-year-old Kellen is travelling with a gambler and a squirrel cat when he encounters a young woman whose secrets entangle them in a conspiracy of blackmail, magic, and murder.

The devil's waters

December 19, 2018
Robbins, David L., 1954-
Las Vegas, NV : Thomas & Mercer, ©2012.
394 pages : map ; 21 cm
"The US military's most highly trained and elite unit is the US Air Force pararescuers, known as PJs. All battle-hardened vets, their motto is "That Others May Live." Their singular mission is CSAR: Combat Search and Rescue. But, off the Horn of Africa, one PJ unit is tasked with a desperate assignment that goes against its oath: take down a cargo ship full of secrets that's been captured by Somali pirates. The team doesn't hesitate, because one of its own is already on board the hijacked ship. There, they will face ruthless Yusuf Raage, a pirate leader who will sacrifice anything and anyone to keep his captured ship. The PJs have only one hour before the ship is destroyed by a missile, with all hands and cargo aboard.

Unconventional warfare

December 17, 2018
Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
New York : Scholastic, 2018.
166 pages ; 22 cm.
Danny Manion lands in the Studies and Observation Group, a volunteer task force that focuses on covert action and psychological warfare during the Vietnam War.


December 14, 2018
Lenhardt, Melissa, author.
xii, 466 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Margaret Parker and Hattie LaCour never intended to turn outlaw. After being run off their ranch by a greedy cattleman, their family is left destitute. As women alone they have few choices: marriage, lying on their backs for money, or holding a gun. For Margaret and Hattie the choice is easy. With their small makeshift family, the gang pulls off a series of heists across the West. Though the newspapers refuse to give the female gang credit, their exploits don't go unnoticed. Pinkertons are on their trail, a rival male gang is determined to destroy them, and secrets among the group threaten to tear them apart. Now, Margaret and Hattie must find a way to protect their family, finish one last job, and avoid the hangman's noose."--Provided by publisher.

Deep war : the war with China, the nuclear precipice

December 13, 2018
Poyer, David, author.
298 pages ; 25 cm
Sequel to: Hunter killer : the war with China-- the battle for the Central Pacific.
The United States has suffered a devastating nuclear attack, and faces food shortages, power outages, cyber and AI assaults, and a wrecked economy. Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force assigned to turn the tide of war in the Pacific, using precisely targeted missiles and high-tech weapons systems. But as the campaign begins, the entire Allied military and defense network is compromised by Jade Emperor, a powerful Chinese artificial intelligence system that seems to anticipate and counter every move. -- adapted from jacket


December 7, 2018
De Castell, Sebastien, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2018.
423 pages ; 21 cm.
For an outlaw spellslinger, the only way to survive is to hide. Kellen's curse is growing stronger, promising a future of madness and murder. And now that the bounty hunter sworn to kill ever last shadow black have caught his trail, he knows his days are numbered. Desperate, Kellen braves a barren desert to find a mysterious order of monks rumored to posses a cure. But there are secrets darker and more dangerous than Kellen expected, and the price of his salvation may be more than he's willing to pay.

Amber & dusk

December 6, 2018
Selene, Lyra, author.
359 pages ; 22 cm
Raised in the Dusklands where her power to create illusions was regarded as a curse, Sylvie has traveled to Coeur d'Or, where the Amber Empress, the cruel Severine, rules in hopes of finding her legacy--but the court is full of dark secrets and deadly intrigues, and Sylvie, now renamed Mirage, must learn to hone her magic, and find her way past the enmity of the empress to claim the place that is hers by right of birth.

A pillar of fire by night

December 5, 2018
Kratman, Tom, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, [2018]
419 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"Carrera's held off his enemies and dealt the Zhong Empire a stinging defeat which has only made them angrier. Now, though, his adopted country of Balboa is under assault from the east, south, west, the air and from space. Now the Taurans have assaulted Balboa trapping Carrera's Fourth Corps, and overrunning and capturing a large portion of his artillery train. In space, the United Earth Peace Fleet has been spying and feeding intelligence to both the Zhong and the Taurans. It's beginning to look like the game is up for Carrera. But Carrera has been planning this war for 15 years. He certainly hopes his enemies think they're winning"-- Provided by publisher.

Where she fell

December 5, 2018
Ward, Kaitlin, author.
290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Teenager Eliza and her friends are going to explore a cave near their upstate New York home, but first her friends insist on dragging her to Drowner's Swamp, a bog legendary for its dangerous sinkholes, and a place which her mother has frequently warned her about; Eliza does not want to go, and when the earth opens up and swallows her she finds herself in a system of caves--and what she finds living there is strange and dangerous beyond anything the legends could conjure up.

The enemy of my enemy

December 5, 2018
Griffin, W. E. B., author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
"Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War. A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He's been lying low ever since, but that little vacation is about to end. Somebody--Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police?--has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again. But there's more to it than that. Evidence has surfaced that in the war's last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich. That money is still out there in the hands of Odessa, and that infamous organization seems to have acquired a surprising--and troubling--ally. Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him"-- Provided by publisher.

The mortal word : an invisible library novel

November 29, 2018
Cogman, Genevieve, author.
New York : Ace, 2018.
433 pages ; 21 cm
"When Irene returns to London after a relatively straightforward book theft in Germany, Bradamant informs her that there is a top secret dragon-Fae peace conference in progress that the Library is mediating, and that the second-in-command dragon has been stabbed to death. Tasked with solving the case, Vale and Irene immediately go to 1890s Paris to start their investigation. Once they arrive, they find evidence suggesting that the murder victim might have uncovered proof of treachery by one or more Librarians. But to ensure the peace of the conference, some Librarians are being held as hostages in the dragon and Fae courts. To save the captives, including her parents, Irene must get to the bottom of this murder--but was it a dragon, a Fae, or even a Librarian who committed the crime?"--Back cover.

The valley of shadows

November 28, 2018
Ringo, John, 1963- author.
x, 287 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Baen Books original."
"From his corner office on the 44th floor of the Bank of America Tower, Tom Smith, global managing director for security, could see the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park--and a ravening zombie horde. Officially, Smith was paid to preserve the lives and fortunes of employees, billionaires and other clients. And with an implacable virus that turned the infected into ravenous zombies tearing through the world, his job just got a lot harder. Good thing Smith, late of the Australian special forces, isn't a man to give up easily. But saving civilization is going to take more than the traditional banking toolbox of lawyers, guns and money. He'll have to survive making shady alliances and move enough personnel to safe havens and prepare to restart civilization"-- Provided by publisher.

The Dragon Ridge tombs

November 27, 2018
Tianxiabachang, author.
279 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: City of sand.
"Originally published: Hefei City, China : Anhui Arts Publishing House, 2006."--Colophon.
"Self-proclaimed gold hunter Tianyi, who has excellent feng shui skills, along with his best friend, Kai, and a shady antiques dealer called Gold Tooth, have traveled all the way from Beijing to Gulan in search of treasure in ancient tombs. But what they think will be a simple grab-and-go of loot turns into trouble when they are faced with a perplexing labyrinth of tunnels full of unexpected obstacles, traps, and deadly creatures that thwart their advancement, as well as their escape. As if that weren't enough, the return of their American friend Julie Yang, with whom they faced perils on a previous expedition, leads to a startling discovery--one tied to both China's ancient past and the Yang family's history, and one that could very well be the death of them all."--Inside dust jacket.

Wolves of Eden : a novel

November 26, 2018
McCarthy, Kevin, 1968- author.
352 pages ; 24 cm
"A saga of loyalty and survival in the vast, severe American West. Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as farm laborers, they reenlist in the army and are thrown into ferocious combat with Red Cloud's coalition of Indian tribes in the heart of Montana's Powder River Valley. Thomas finds love amidst the daily carnage--which leads to a moment of violence that will change the brothers' lives forever. Meanwhile, following a double murder in an illicit brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy sets off to track down the killers. As he journeys to a remote outpost, he meets Irish nationalist rebels and anti-immigrant nativists who prove to be violently opposed to his investigations. Wolves of Eden blends intimate historical detail and emotional acuity in a haunting narrative that explores timeless themes of morality, the resilience of the human spirit, and the injustice implicit in warfare"-- Provided by publisher.

The storyteller

November 23, 2018
Chee, Traci, author.
525 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard's will, they will have to choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart"-- Provided by publisher.

Forever and a day : a James Bond novel

November 21, 2018
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
vi, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Prequel to: Casino Royale.
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Copyright page.
A prequel to "Casino Royale" follows the mysterious demise of Agent 007 in the French Riviera underworld and the emergence of new agent, James Bond.

The disappearance of Winter's daughter

November 21, 2018
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961- author.
453 pages : map ; 22 cm.
When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster. Riyria's job appears easy: discover what happened to the missing duchess and, if she lives, bring her home...if not, punish those responsible. But nothing is simple in the crowded, narrow, mist-filled streets of Rochelle where more than one ancient legend lurks.

Frozen reign

November 20, 2018
Purdie, Kathryn, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
322 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Civil war is on the horizon, and Sonya is helpless to stop it. With her empathic powers gone, she can no longer protect her beloved Anton from his vindictive brother Valko, who will stop at nothing to get his revenge and reclaim his throne. Even if that means using an Auraseer to hunt--and kill--both Sonya and Anton. Then Sonya hears about an empath in a far-off kingdom who may be able to heal her--but without her powers, finding the legendary Auraseer will be dangerous. And if she doesn't succeed, the peace Sonya sacrificed so much to achieve will be shattered forever.

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