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  Cover Art: Extinction Alpert, Mark
Extinction
When a Chinese assassin shows up at Jim Pierce's lab looking for his daughter, he knows she's uncovered some serious secrets: a malevolent, artificial life form created by military scientists that threatens to destroy humanity.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Paths of Glory Archer, Jeffrey
Paths of Glory
This real-life mountaineering mystery recounts the story of Britain's George Mallory and his attempt to scale Mt. Everest.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: City of Thieves Benioff, David
City of Thieves
During the Nazis' brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lord Jim : a Tale Conrad, Joseph
Lord Jim : a Tale
This immortal novel of the sea tells the story of a British sailor haunted by a single youthful act of cowardly betrayal. To the white men in Bombay, Calcutta, and Rangoon, Jim is a man of mystery. To the primitive natives deep in the Malayan jungle, he is a god gifted with supernatural powers. To the beautiful half-caste girl who flees to his hut for protection, he is a lord to be feared and loved.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 1356 Cornwell, Bernard
1356
The rascally Thomas of Hookton, aka Le Batard, and his band of not-so-merry mercenaries are bidden by the Earl of Northhampton to unearth the lost sword of Saint Peter in this recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 wherein a severely outnumbered English army defeats the French and captures the Poitiers and French King John II.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Striker : an Isaac Bell Adventure Cussler, Clive
The Striker : an Isaac Bell Adventure
After witnessing a terrible coal mining accident, Detective Isaac Bell hunts for the high-level saboteurs he believes are responsible.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe
During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas, Alexandre
The Count of Monte Cristo
This beloved novel tells the story of Edmond Dantes, wrongfully imprisoned for life in the supposedly impregnable sea fortress, the Chateau d'If. After a daring escape, and after unearthing a hidden treasure revealed to him by a fellow prisoner, he devotes the rest of his life to tracking down and punishing the enemies who wronged him.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Avalanche Pass : a Jesse Parker Mystery Flanagan, John
Avalanche Pass : a Jesse Parker Mystery
"When guests and staff at a snowbound ski lodge in Utah are taken hostage by heavily armed men, Jesse Parker may be their only hope. Jesse has left Steamboat Springs to try to salvage his career after a horrific skiing accident-but finds his refuge has turned into a war zone." -- Publisher.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Octopussy And The Living Daylights Fleming, Ian
Octopussy And The Living Daylights
Whether it is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean or identifying a top Russian agent secretly bidding for a Faberge' egg in a Sotheby's auction room, Bond always closes the case--with extreme prejudice. This new Penguin edition comprises four stories, includingnbsp; Fleming's little-known story "007 in New York," showcasing Bond's taste for Manhattan's special pleasures--from martinis at the Plaza and dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to the perfect anonymity of the Central Park Zoo for a secret rendezvous.
2004
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Forester, C. S.
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
The inauspicious beginnings of Midshipman Hornblower and his spectacular rise to Lieutenant are described in this novel of adventure on the high seas.
1950
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: To the Hilt Francis, Dick
To the Hilt
Al Kinloch, a young painter who lives in seclusion on a Scottish mountain is called to London to save his family from financial ruin. It happens after the director of the family brewery embezzles the funds. Far from being a babe in the woods, the painter does an excellent job.
1996
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dick Francis's Refusal Francis, Felix
Dick Francis's Refusal
Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs retired private investigator Sid Halley to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Angelmaker Harkaway, Nick
Angelmaker
Avoiding the lifestyle of his late gangster father by working as a clock repairman, Joe Spork fixes an unusual device that turns out to be a former secret agent's doomsday machine and incurs the wrath of the government and a diabolical South Asian dictator.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Life of Pi Martel, Yann
Life of Pi
Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper, sets off with his family at the age of sixteen to start anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leaving him adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company.
2001
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hunter's Run Martin, George R. R.
Hunter's Run
Police, fugitive aliens, and a human murderer weave a web of shifting alliances as Ramo´n, a luckless prospector, enters the greatest manhunt the alien world of Sa~o Paulo has ever known. If he is to survive, Ramo´n must overcome inscrutable aliens and deadly predators, but his greatest enemy is himself. With every move in the desperate game, he struggles to outwit his enemies and solve the mystery of a murder he himself committed.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Commodore O'Brian, Patrick
The Commodore
Aubrey and Maturin are sent on a bizarre decoy mission to the fever-ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade. But their ultimate destination is Ireland, where the French are mounting an invasion that will test Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's resourcefulness as a secret intelligence agent.
1995
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Woods Runner Paulsen, Gary
Woods Runner
From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Captain Alatriste Perez-Reverte, Arturo
Captain Alatriste
Wounded seventeenth-century Spanish soldier Alatriste works as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid, but when his latest job takes an unexpectedly deadly turn, he realizes he is in the employ of one of the Spanish Inquisition's most dangerous figures.
2005
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Whiteness of the Whale Poyer, David
The Whiteness of the Whale
After a tragic accident maims her laboratory assistant, Dr. Sara Pollard's career as a primate behaviorist lies in ruins. With nothing left to lose, Pollard, descendant of a Nantucket captain whose ship was sunk by a rogue whale, accepts an offer to join anti-whaling activists on a round-the-world racing yacht as the resident scientist, to sail from Argentina to the stormy Antarctic Sea. There they'll shadow, harass, and expose the Japanese fleet, which continues to kill and process endangered whales in internationally-declared sanctuaries. But everyone aboard Black Anemone has a secret, or something to live down. But no one aboard is prepared for what Nature herself has in store, when they're targeted by a massive creature with a murderous agenda of its own.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
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