New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

February 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The boatmaker : a novel

February 26, 2015
Benditt, John, author.
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2015.
453 pages ; 20 cm
"In John Benditt's debut novel, a fierce, complicated, silent man wakes from a fever dream compelled to build a boat and sail away from the small island where he was born. The boat carries him to the next, bigger, island, where he becomes locked in a drunken and violent affair whose explosion propels him all the way to the mainland. There he struggles to understand the intricacies of a larger society and its dark underworld. As he encounters greed, corruption, and racial and religious hatred, he uncovers truths that allow him to redirect the course of his destiny. The boatmaker's journey cannot be traced on any map, and yet it is located at the epicenter of European history." -- Provided by publisher.

Impasse

February 26, 2015
Buckingham, Royce, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
294 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"In Royce Scott Buckingham's Impasse, a man is left to die in Alaska while on an "adventure vacation" and must somehow survive to get his revenge on those who betrayed him. Forty and facing a mid-life crisis, Stu Stark has lost his mojo. He simply gave up after being fired from his prestigious job as a prosecuting attorney for losing the biggest case of his career. So when Stu's best friend gifts him a one-week trip into the Alaskan wilderness to rediscover his manhood, Stu thinks it just might do him some good. But after a horrible week, Stu is crushed when he realizes that no one is coming back for him. Dying, Stu is found by a grizzled old hunter who informs that winter has set in, and they're not going anywhere for a while. So begins Stu's training to become the man he never was...and to get revenge on those who betrayed him. This adult debut by the internationally bestselling YA author is a modern day take on The Count of Monte Cristo"-- Provided by publisher.

The assassin

February 23, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"The new thriller in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Isaac Bell series from grand master of adventure Clive Cussler. As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin-shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range-kills Bell's best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? But the murders-shootings, poisonings, staged accidents-have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the "oil fever" regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons' enclave of New York, to Russia's war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all"-- Provided by publisher.

Sword of Attila : total war

February 12, 2015
Gibbins, David J. L.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xiv, 271 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"Sword of Attila begins with the fall of Carthage to the Vandals in AD 439. Rome has already been sacked by the Goths, Britain has been abandoned and the empire in the west is feeling the brunt of barbarian invasions laying waste to the provinces and leading to uneasy alliances with Germanic warlords. As the last remaining Romans flee Africa, a new and more ominous threat emerges, to Romans and their new allies alike - a power from the east like no other since the days of the Persian empire, the Hun army under their general Attila. Can a small band of Roman officers, steeped in the tradition of the old ways, admirers of Polybius and Scipio and Caesar, bring back to Roman arms the glory that once made her great? Or is the idea of Rome now lost to history, a Rome where every second legionary is a barbarian, where it is the new warlords who see themselves as the true inheritors of Roman military glory? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War series, Sword of Atilla is the second installment in an epic series of novels. Only one final battle will tell, a battle that the last dying Sibyl had foretold would see the earth dry up and the rivers be replaced with torrents of gore, where the victors would be the ones who drank their own blood .."-- Provided by publisher.

Fortune's blight

February 12, 2015
Manieri, Evie.
New York : Tor, 2015, c2014
382 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Jo Fletcher Books."
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."

Into the Savage Country

February 12, 2015
Burke, Shannon.
New York : Pantheon Books, 2014.
252 pages ; 22 cm
While on a perilous expedition into Crow territory in the 1820s, William Wyeth discovers the depth of loyalty among men and the lengths people will go in order to survive when he becomes trapped in the center of a deadly boundary dispute between Native American tribes, the British government and American trapping brigades.

The slaver wars, Retaliation : the slaver wars book five

February 12, 2015
Weil, Raymond L., author.
©2014
i, 309 pages ; 23 cm.
"Operation First Strike is coming to an end. It has succeeded in buying the Human Federation of Worlds valuable time to prepare for the coming invasion. Now Fleet Admiral Streth needs to get his remaining warships back home to aid in the defense of the human worlds. The AIs and the Hocklyns are determined to follow the admiral and annihilate every single human in the Federation. The humans are massively outnumbered, but they have a daring plan that just might save their worlds. However, the AIs have a plan of their own, one that if it succeeds will ensure the end of the human race."--Page [4] of cover.

The slaver wars, Galactic conflict : the slaver wars book 6

February 12, 2015
Weil, Raymond L., author.
©2014
i, 300 pages ; 23 cm.
"Fleet Admiral Streth has left Rear Admiral Jeremy Strong the difficult task of holding the system of Careth until he can return with a relief fleet. Jeremy is facing impossible odds as the Hocklyns and AIs gather a massive force to crush his fleet and the defenses he has put in place around the bear's home planet. Cut off from the Federation, Jeremy and his people have no idea whether the Federation still exists or if the Hocklyns and the AIs have destroyed it."--Page [4] of cover.

The slaver wars, Endgame : the slaver wars book 7

February 12, 2015
Weil, Raymond L., author.
©2014
iii, 295 pages ; 23 cm.
"The Federation is pushing the Hocklyns steadily back, but they still vastly outnumber the Humans and their allies by hundreds to one. Fleet Admiral Hedon Streth has to defeat them before they develop newer and more deadly weapons. In a bold move, Hedon comes up with a daring plan to attack the Hocklyn home worlds. If he succeeds, the war will be over and if he fails then the Federation will face imminent defeat. The AIs have withdrawn to the center of the galaxy where they are working on their Great Project. Once completed it will send out a hyperwave that will eliminate all organic life in the galaxy. Can anything be done to stop this impending apocalypse? "--Page [4] of cover.

Wanderer's escape

February 12, 2015
Goodson, Simon, author.
©2013
266 pages ; 23 cm.
"Jess was born a prisoner, grew up a prisoner and at sixteen knew he would die a prisoner. When his turn comes to try to break through the traps protecting a spaceship it seems his day to die has come. The ship, and others like it, have already claimed hundreds of prisoners' lives. Instead he manages to avoid the traps and gain access to the ship with two other prisoners, beginning a frantic flight to freedom. Soon Jess finds himself loose in a brutal universe ruled by the Empire and riddled with pirates, slave traders and worse. Can Jess manage to learn the rules of the universe and the capabilities of the ship he has stolen in time to stay alive?"--Page [4] of cover.

We are pirates : a novel

January 28, 2015
Handler, Daniel, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
269 pages ; 24 cm
"A boat has gone missing. Goods have been stolen. There is blood in the water. It is the twenty-first century and a crew of pirates is terrorizing the San Francisco Bay"-- Provided by publisher.

Among thieves

January 28, 2015
Clarkson, John, 1947-
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
418 pages ; 25 cm
"Olivia Sanchez--smart, driven, and beautiful--started at the bottom and worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly, brutally fired, then blackballed. With no place else to go, she turns to her cousin, Manny Guzman, ex-con and ex-gang leader, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. Hard. But his partner, James Beck knows that out in the real world, things aren't done that way. Beck, with a tight group of three other ex-cons, works out of a discreet base of operations in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. To help Manny, he and his partners, along with a network of close "associates," offer to look into what happened to Olivia, and fix it. But nothing is as simple as it first appears, and Beck and his men end up going to war against a formidable list of enemies: the politically connected CEO of a Manhattan brokerage firm; a Russian arms dealer; a small army of Bosnian war criminals; a ruthless gang of Russian mobsters; and, last but not least, the NYPD. With too many foes coming at them from too many angles, Beck and his men are going to have to survive against impossible odds, avoid being sent back to prison, and in the process, steal $116 million dollars"-- Provided by publisher.

Fram : a novel

January 27, 2015
Himmer, Steve, author.
Brooklyn, New York : Ig Publishing, [2015]
288 pages ; 22 cm
"The story of a minor bureaucrat in a secret government agency tasked with inventing discoveries in the Arctic and creating records to "prove" their existence"-- Provided by publisher.

The great zoo of China : a thriller

January 21, 2015
Reilly, Matthew.
©2014
x, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Attending the opening of a magnificent zoo in China where a newly discovered animal species is being housed, National Geographic expert Dr. CJ Cameron confronts unexpected dangers posed by the mysterious creatures.

If I fall, if I die : a novel

January 16, 2015
Christie, Michael, 1976-
New York : Hogarth, [2015]
323 pages ; 24 cm

Thief : a Robin Monarch novel

December 18, 2014
Sullivan, Mark T., author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
336 pages ; 25 cm.
"With the help of his team, [former CIA agent and freelance operative Robin] Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault, a shady investor and behind-the-scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics. Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there's illicit profit to be made. Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids"-- Provided by publisher.

Earth & sky

December 16, 2014
Crewe, Megan, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
304 pages ; 21 cm
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the visions of disaster that torment her, nothing ever happens, and Sky's beginning to think she's crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: that our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, life on Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for humans and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar's help to save the world and keep the very fabric of reality together.

The cruiser

December 10, 2014
Poyer, David, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
310 pages ; 25 cm
"A Dan Lenson novel"--Jacket.
"Newly-promoted to captain, Dan Lenson's first glimpse of his command is of a ship literally high and dry. The USS Savo Island, which carries a classified, never-before-deployed missile defense system, has run aground on an exposed sandbar off Naples. Captain Lenson has to relieve the ship's disgraced skipper and deploy on a secret mission--Operation Stellar Shield--which will take his ship and crew into the dangerous waters bordering the Middle East"-- Provided by publisher.

Out of the ashes

December 1, 2014
Johnstone, William W.
New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 1983.
478 pages ; 18 cm.
The worst-case scenario has come to pass: a nuclear strike has crippled America. Gangs, looters, and vandals have seized the streets. The decent few can only pray for a leader to protect them. Luckily, one of the survivors is Ben Raines.

A billion ways to die

November 28, 2014
Knopf, Chris.
Sag Harbor, NY : The Permanent Press, [2014]
271 pages ; 23 cm

Spirit of the wolves

November 28, 2014
Hearst, Dorothy, 1966-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
356 pages ; 24 cm.
"Simon & Schuster fiction original hardcover"
"A novel"--Cover.
"Weaving together original research, series characters and a dynamic plot, Spirit of the Wolves is the final title in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy" -- Provided by publisher.

Sons of Anarchy : Bratva

November 11, 2014
Golden, Christopher.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
243 pages ; 25 cm
"Set during season four...when Jax learns that his half-sister, Trinity, has been in the U.S. for months without his knowing--and has abruptly gone missing--he heads to Nevada with Chibs and Opie to search for her...only to find that Trinity has gotten herself caught in the middle of a war between rival factions of the Russian mafia, and dragged Jax and the Sons in after her.."-- Provided by publisher.

Grail knight

November 7, 2014
Donald, Angus, 1965-
©2013
421 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A novel of Robin Hood"--Cover.
"In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksley has been outlawed by his old enemy, now the king, and Sir Alan Dale has had the estates granted to him by Richard I taken away again. But still Alan Dale lives comfortably with his beloved wife pregnant with their first child. But the good times aren't going to last. First, an old crime resurfaces and powerful forces being circling, seeking vengeance, including a renegade band of Knights Templar. Next, Alan's wife falls gravely ill and the only thing that might have the power to save her is the most sacred object in all of Christendom: the Holy Grail. Now, with the Templars hounding them at every turn, Alan Dale and his Lord, Robin Earl of Locksley--Robin Hood--must chase down the grail, believed to be in the hands of one of their old enemies. Chasing all over England and France, Alan, Robin Hood, and their companions in their quest, must find and procure the Cup of Christ before time runs out and all hope is lost. "-- Provided by publisher.

Indian Hill 3 : conquest

October 30, 2014
Tufo, Mark.
[S.l.] : CreateSpace, c2012.
428 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"A Michael Talbot adventure"--Cover.
Michael Talbot thought he was done with the Arena. He was wrong. Handed over by those who were supposed to protect him, Mike finds himself -- once again -- aboard the Progerian ship facing the prospect of yet another death match. But all is not as it seems within the alien ranks and Paul Ginson has the Progerians' number. Before long Mike finds himself back where this story began: Indian Hill. War is no longer coming. It has arrived and things aren't going well for the hometeam. Most of the major cities have been destroyed. The armies of the world have been reduced to a shadow of their former strength. Paul's militia, designed to be a first line of defense is now Earth's last hope for a stalemate. And with the help of an unexpected ally, it might just barely be enough.

Coming home

October 28, 2014
McDevitt, Jack.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.
358 pages ; 24 cm.
An antiquities dealer travels to Earth to search for an artifact of the early space age and to search for an interstellar transport that vanished 11 years prior.

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