New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

January 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Faces of the dead

October 21, 2014
Weyn, Suzanne, author.
©2014
201 pages ; 22 cm
Sheltered Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte is determined to understand the Revolution that is sweeping France, so she switches places with a chambermaid and sneaks out of the palace--but even with a street-wise companion, Henri, the streets of Paris are a dangerous place.

Desert god : a novel of ancient Egypt

October 16, 2014
Smith, Wilbur A.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
425 pages : map ; 24 cm
Taita the fusspot slave, spiritual wiseman and advisor to the Pharaoh is caught in a maelstrom of passion and danger in his efforts to destroy the Hyksos army by forming a dubious alliance with Crete.

Havana storm : a Dirk Pitt novel

October 14, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : Putnam, 2014.
pages ; cm
"While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous--a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before ... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now"-- from publisher's web site.

Until the sea shall give up her dead

October 9, 2014
Russell, S. Thomas.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014].
435 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A Charles Hayden novel." --Jacket.
"Charles Hayden returns in the thrilling new naval adventure from bestselling author S. Thomas Russell, today's "Patrick O'Brian for a new generation" (Kirkus Reviews). Master and Commander Charles Hayden has received fresh orders that take him and the HMS Themis to the Caribbean, with instructions to meddle with French shipping to the colonies. While en route, they rescue two Spanish castaways who beg for help fleeing from a vengeful family situation-Hayden agrees to do what he can, though it's soon clear his two new guests aren't exactly what they seem. Arriving in the lawless Caribbean seas, Hayden and Themis find themselves torn between the forces of reckless English captains, conflicts between royalist and revolutionary Frenchmen, and Spanish ships that are enemies to both England and France. And when someone very dear to him is kidnapped, Hayden may sacrifice everything in a reckless pursuit to save her"-- Provided by publisher.

The invisible : a brokenhearted novel

October 6, 2014
Kahaney, Amelia, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, {2014}
291 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Brokenhearted.

Sacrifice

September 30, 2014
Kemmerer, Brigid, author.
New York, NY : KTeen/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
vi, 324 pages ; 21 cm.

Station eleven

September 8, 2014
Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
333 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher.

Seven wonders : a novel

September 5, 2014
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
Philadelphia, PA : RatPac Press in collaboration with Running Press, [2014]
314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, lives for the thrill of adventure and the joy of discovery. When his estranged brother, the introverted mathematician Jeremy Grady, is murdered, Jack is determined to find out what happened. His first clue: his brother was stabbed in the chest with an ancient ivory spear. It reminds him of the weapons of the Amazons, a fierce tribe of female warriors dating all the way back to the beginnings of mythology and history and the subject of Jack's research for nearly half a decade. Jack embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe - from China to Peru; Egypt to Brazil - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. With the help of the beautiful and brilliant botanist Sloane Costa and Jack's intrepid grad students, the team discovers a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture" -- from author's web site.

Acceptance

August 28, 2014
VanderMeer, Jeff.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
341 pages ; 19 cm.
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting.

The eye of heaven

August 19, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
389 pages ; 24 cm.
"The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death."-- Provided by publisher.

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