New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

June 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pressure

June 22, 2016
Keene, Brian, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.
x, 276 pages ; 22 cm
"Off the coast of tropical Mauritius, an ecological catastrophe with global implications is occurring. The ocean's floor is collapsing at a rapid rate. World-champion free diver and marine biologist Carrie Anderson joins a scientific expedition determined to discover the cause-and how to stop it. But what they uncover is even more horrific. Deep beneath the surface, something is awake. Something hungry. Something...cold."-- Provided by publisher.

The pursuit

June 16, 2016
Evanovich, Janet, author.
©2016
304 pages ; 25 cm
"Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again in their rollicking, New York Times bestselling Fox and O'Hare series! Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man. The trail leads to Belgium, France, and Italy, and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex-Serbian military officer. He's plotting a crime that will net him billions. and cost thousands of American lives. Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they've ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate's dad, Jake. The pressure's on for Nick and Kate to make this work--even if they have to lay their lives on the line. The fifth in the bestselling Fox and O'Hare suspense series that "[mixes] humor from Evanovich and Goldberg's books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible"-- Provided by publisher.

The invisible library

June 13, 2016
Cogman, Genevieve, author.
New York City : ROC, [2016]
341 pages ; 21 cm.
"Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested--the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something--secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself. Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option--because it isn't just Irene's reputation at stake, it's the nature of reality itself."-- Provided by publisher.

Wintering

June 9, 2016
Geye, Peter.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
299 pages ; 25 cm
The Eide family finds themselves changed forever after their elderly, demented patriarch runs into the wilderness of northern Minnesota in an attempt to reenact a similar adventure sixty years earlier.

Autumn Princess, Dragon Child

June 9, 2016
Hearn, Lian, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xi, 269 pages : map ; 19 cm
"A self-assured warrior stumbles into a game of Go that turns fatal. An ambitious lord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, who will go on to found the Spider Tribe and direct the fate of the country. As destiny weaves its tapestry in Lian Hearn's Tale of Shikanoko series, an emotionally rich and compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields in Autumn Princess, Dragon Child. The Tale of Shikanoko, Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands (April 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Two: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (June 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Three: Lord of the Darkwood (August 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Four: The Tengu's Game of Go (September 2016)"-- Provided by publisher.

The Sleeping Prince : a Sin Eater's daughter novel

May 31, 2016
Salisbury, Melinda, author.
©2016
330 pages ; 22 cm
Using magic to control the golems he has raised, the legendary Sleeping Prince has woken, killed King Merek, and taken Lormere, and many of its people are refugees, including Errin and her sick mother--but there are those who oppose the Prince, and Errin, a skilled apothecary, may hold the key to ending his power.

The Emperor's revenge : an Oregon Files adventure

May 23, 2016
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
451 pages ; 24 cm.
"The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees"-- Provided by publisher.

Casters : frozen session

May 17, 2016
De Marco, Dominic, author.
North Charleston, SC : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
258 pages ; 25 cm
"Lugaar comes to the capital of Forcette seeking vengeance, but an ill-timed fight leaves him in the royal dungeons. Imprisoned and forced to fight in the coliseum. Any hope of finding the man who killed his father seems lost. While Lugaar battles King Nolan’s gladiator, an explosion rips through the coliseum. In the ensuing chaos, the young man escapes into the city streets. The explosion itself could only come from one source: a rogue Caster. Casters, masters of fire, are considered little more than tools by the human population. Now one has attacked the coliseum, a symbol of King Nolan’s power. Nolan knows he cannot let this challenge to his authority go unanswered, but hasn't forgotten the impetuous young man who fought toe-to-toe with the gladiator. The hunt is on for Lugaar, even as he comes ever closer to the man who slaughtered his father. The first volume in Dominic De Marco’s Casters series, Casters: Frozen Session introduces readers to a society where courtly etiquette exists alongside brutal reality and where a young man begins to realize his destiny is not what it seems."--Amazon.com

Overworld in flames : an unofficial novel

May 13, 2016
Cheverton, Mark, author.
©2016
241 pages ; 21 cm.
Based on the video game Minecraft.
"A Gameknight999 adventure"--T.p.

Beyond the ice limit : a Gideon Crew novel

May 12, 2016
Preston, Douglas J., author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2016.
518 pages (large print) ; 23cm.
That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

Hunt the dragon

May 12, 2016
Mann, Don, 1957- author.
New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
296 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Thomas Crocker thriller"--Cover.
"Hackers from the North Korean government are one click away from obtaining black market nuclear weapons. Only the heroes of SEAL Team Six can stop them. In Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo's newest novel, Captain Thomas Crocker and Mancini of SEAL Team Six's Black Cell are in Las Vegas after conducting a training exercise in the desert with new members of the team. Lounging by the pool at Caesar's Palace, they witness an argument between hotel security guards and three Asian men in corporate attire that quickly turns physical. Crocker and Mancini give chase and soon corner the businessmen, who claim to be Chinese diplomats under the protection of diplomatic immunity. Except the men don't respond when the head of hotel security--Crocker's old friend--addresses them in Chinese. That night someone hacks into the Nevada Power Company system, and Las Vegas goes completely dark. The businessmen set their hotel suite on fire and escape amidst the chaos. When Crocker and the rest of his SEAL Team Six attempt to track them down, the squad finds itself in the middle of an international plot with dangerous geopolitical ramifications: a desperate scheme by an embattled North Korean government that combines cyber warfare with old-fashioned money laundering and the theft of black market nuclear weapons"-- Provided by publisher.

Everland

May 11, 2016
Spinale, Wendy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2016.
312 pages ; 22 cm
London is a ruin, destroyed by German bombs, ravaged by the Horologia virus, and ruled by the ruthless Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer, whose Marauders search for and seize the children who are immune to the virus in the hope that their blood will produce a cure--their latest victim is sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling's younger sister and Gwen will do anything to get her back, even join up with Pete and his gang of Lost Boys living in a city hidden underground.

Beyond the ice limit : a Gideon Crew novel

May 9, 2016
Preston, Douglas J., author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
375 pages ; 24 cm.
Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

Admiral

May 4, 2016
Danker, Sean.
New York : ROC, [2016]
309 pages ; 24 cm.
"He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire--a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship's records confirm he is their superior officer. Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship's systems are failing one by one--and they are not alone"--Provided by publisher.

Shattered spear

May 3, 2016
Campbell, Jack (Naval officer), author.
New York : Ace Books, 2016.
x, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
"The Syndicate Worlds continues to splinter as more star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they're establishing at Midway. But the toxic legacy of Syndicate rule undermines their efforts as the rebels encounter difficulty trusting one another and believing their new leaders' promises of freedom from tyranny. Before Iceni and Drakon can put their house in order, they must deal with another threat. An enigma warship has appeared and vanished near a Syndic colony. If the aliens are capable of jumping into other human-occupied star systems, then billions of people could be vulnerable to a hostile invasion fleet anywhere it chooses to strike. But an even greater liability lies with Iceni and Drakon as a once-trusted adviser turned saboteur plans revenge.."--Provided by publisher.

Naruto: Sakura's story : Love riding the spring breeze

May 2, 2016
Ohsaki, Tomohito, author.
San Francisco : VIZ Media, [2016]
183 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
First published in Japan by Shueisha Inc.
The Great Ninja War did not only harm adults, but left many damaged children behind. Medical ninja Sakura travels the land, opening clinics dedicated to healing children of the mental trauma they experienced. She learns of a series of attacks against Konoha, and her investigation leads to an impossible conclusion: Sasuke is the terrorist mastermind behind them all! Using her skills and her heart, Sakura strives to clear Sasuke’s name and bring the real perpetrator to justice.

Kill switch

April 22, 2016
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
536 pages ; 21 cm
"What do you do when the power goes off? A terrorist group has acquired one hundred E-bombs. Each bomb's electromagnetic pulse is powerful enough to blow out all power and all technology from a major city. The terrorists plan to hit one hundred American cities in a campaign of destruction. Word has gotten out about the coming blackout and gangs, criminals and terrorist strike teams are poised to attack when the lights go out. Joe Ledger knows how to stop them. He has the names, locations, abort codes. But a targeted EMP weapon kills the electronics aboard his plane. Joe crashes in the deepest and most remote part of the vast rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Joe and his combat dog, Ghost, survive the crash -but they are lost in the wilderness with no weapons and no way to get the information to the authorities. Time is running out. And Joe is being hunted by a terrifying new kind of assassin. A team of remote viewers have the ability to take over any person and turn ordinary citizens into killers. Joe and Ghost may have to kill the innocent in order to save the entire country from falling during a night of darkness and mass murder"--Provided by publisher.

Emperor of the Eight Islands

April 22, 2016
Hearn, Lian, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xi, 251 pages : map ; 19 cm.
"In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko series a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields."-- Provided by publisher.

War hawk

April 13, 2016
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
©2016
368 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Tucker Wayne’s past and his present collide when a former army colleague comes to him for help. She’s on the run from brutal assassins hunting her and her son. To keep them safe, Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist—a crime that leads back to the most powerful figures in the U.S. government.

The regional office is under attack!

April 13, 2016
Gonzales, Manuel, 1974-
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
xiv, 400 pages ; 22 cm
When a prophecy suggests that an insider might bring about the downfall of a powerful underground organization known as the Regional Office, devoted recruit Sarah and young assassin Rose find their respective lives clashing in a dispute that threatens everything they know.

Illidan

April 13, 2016
King, William, 1959- author.
©2016
318 pages : map ; 24 cm
Illidan prepares for the final confrontation in the alien realm of Outland.

Forest of ruin

April 8, 2016
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
©2016
436 pages ; 22 cm.
Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, Moria allies with Gavril, while Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favor.

Deadly flowers : a ninja's tale

April 7, 2016
Thomson, Sarah L., author.
©2016
270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Ophaned at a young age, fifteen-year-old Kata is a trained ninja who works alone and can take care of herself. She is fully prepared for her first solo assignment, that is until she learns she is to be an assassin and she flees with her target and his sister, fighting to survive against skilled samurai warriors, deceptive ninjas, and supernatural beings in order to protect a powerful family secret.

Arena

April 7, 2016
Jennings, Holly, 1985-
New York : Ace, 2016.
325 pages ; 24 cm
"A fast-paced and gripping near-future science fiction debut about the gritty world of competitive gaming ... Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She's died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier ... The RAGE tournaments--the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator--leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses. And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real. Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world--until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game--and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems. The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside.."--Provided by publisher.

Railhead

April 7, 2016
Reeve, Philip, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, 2015.
333 pages ; 22 cm
In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.

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