New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

July 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Storm and steel

June 30, 2015
Sprunk, Jon, 1970- author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
479 pages : map ; 23 cm.
While magician Horace struggles with loyalties in two disparate cultures, rebel Jirom finds the uprising turning more dangerous and independent spy Alyra walks a fine line between love and duty to complete her mission.

The mask

June 23, 2015
Stevens, Taylor.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
344 pages ; 25 cm
"Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done: dangerous and not quite legal things that have taken her undercover into some of the world's most deadly places. Still healing from a Somali hijacking gone wrong and a brutal attack that left her near death, Munroe accepts an invitation from her lover, Miles Bradford, to join him in Japan where he's working as a security consultant protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage. In the domesticity of their routine Munroe finds long sought after peace, until Bradford is arrested for a murder he didn't commit and the special interests who've set him up come after her, too. Fighting to stay alive and uncover the truth she'll soon discover how far she'll go and what she'll risk to save the one she loves from losing the next twenty years in locked-up isolation; how many laws she'll break when truth seems worse than his lies; who she'll trust and who she'll kill, because she's a strategist and hunter with a predator's instincts, and the person she loves has just stabbed her in the back"-- Provided by publisher.

Tin men : a novel

June 19, 2015
Golden, Christopher.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
337 pages ; 25 cm
"In the near future, the U.S. has deployed the Remote Infantry Corps: thousands of robots remote-piloted by soldiers whose bodies lie hidden in underground bases. But the worst occurs when anarchists set off a global pulse that shorts out electrical connections. In Damascus, Private Danny Kelso, Corporal Kate Wade, and their platoon realize they are trapped inside the Tin Men--something the government never warned them could happen. In Athens, the G20 Summit comes under fire, and a band of security soldiers and advisors risk everything in an effort to shepherd the President to safety. As chaos descends, and with anarchist Bot Killers on their trail, the Tin Men must survive a gauntlet of violence on the road from Damascus to the heart of Europe, half of them determined to stay true to their mission and save their president, half of them hellbent to save themselves.."-- Provided by publisher.

Stay : [a novel]

June 2, 2015
Gischler, Victor, 1969-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"David Sparrow is an awesome stay-at-home dad. He gets his kids ready for school while his wife, Amy, commutes to New York City, where she was recently promoted to Deputy District Attorney. In fact, she just inherited a major case: prosecuting crime lord Dante Payne. Meanwhile, David is content chatting with the moms at school drop-off, making dinner at night, and doing housework. But when Dante Payne takes the fight directly to Amy, attacking her where she lives, David is forced to "reactivate" himself, revealing a history and deadly skill set his wife knew nothing about. And he'll do anything to protect his family. Part Taken, part First Blood, Stay is an action-packed, often hilarious, and hugely entertaining suburban thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

Lion heart : a Scarlet novel

May 19, 2015
Gaughen, A. C., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
346 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Lady thief.
After escaping Prince John's clutches and longing to return to Rob in Nottingham, Scarlet learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy and accepts Eleanor of Aquitaine's demand that Scarlet spy for her and help bring Richard home safe.


May 18, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
421 pages ; 24 cm.
During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon--but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move.

The sniper and the wolf : a Sniper elite novel

May 12, 2015
McEwen, Scott, author.
New York : Touchstone Book, 2015.
385 pages ; 24 cm
"Hot on the trail of 'The Wolf,' a rogue Russian military sniper-turned-Chechen-terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally--a deadly Russian special operative--to help even the odds. But when they discover that 'The Wolf' is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the US economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and his team of operatives must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition"-- Provided by publisher.

Backlands : a novel

May 8, 2015
Shorr, Victoria, author.
302 pages : map ; 22 cm
Backlands tells the true story of a group of nomadic outlaws who reigned over the area from about 1922 until 1938. Taking from the rich, admired -- and feared -- by the poor, they were led by the famously charismatic bandit Lampiao. The gang maintained their influence by fighting off all the police and soldiers the region could muster.


April 21, 2015
Cameron, Sharon, 1970- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
pages cm
In the Sunken City that was once Paris the guillotine rules again, while Sophia Bellamy from the Commonwealth across the Channel Sea tries to rescue as many of the revolution's victims as she can smuggle out, and some prisoners disappear from their cells, with a red-tipped rook feather left in their place--but who is the mysterious Red Rook and where does Sophia's wealthy fiancé, René Hasard, fit in?

Wilderness rising : church builder novel

April 16, 2015
Shields, A. L., 1954-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
xi, 333 pages ; 24 cm


April 16, 2015
McTeer, James E., II, 1983-
Spartanburg, South Carolina : Hub City Press, [2015]
227 pages ; 21 cm

A crown for cold silver

April 3, 2015
Marshall, Alex (Novelist)
New York : Orbit, 2015.
646 pages ; 25 cm
"Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history. Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner"-- Provided by publisher.

All things tending towards the eternal

March 20, 2015
Lee, Kathleen, author.
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books, 2014.
297 pages ; 23 cm
"A novel" -- on title cover.
Traveling through China in 1989, not long after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Fanny hopes to make sense of her brother Bruno's death in a motorcycle accident by finding a woman with whom he had exchanged letters. On her journey Fanny's fate becomes entwined with a handsome British rogue, an American of Russian-Cuban descent returning to Tashkent, and two Chinese men--one who loves Charles Dickens, the other a budding, entrepreneurial con man--struggling to find their way in a country undergoing tumultuous transformation.

The friendship of criminals : [a novel]

March 17, 2015
Glinski, Robert.
New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2015.
viii, 262 pages ; 25 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
Reminiscent of the best of George V. Higgins, former criminal defense attorney Robert Glinski's The friendship of criminals explodes off the page with the crackling intensity of Scorsese's The Departed. When a new head of the Italian mob threatens Port Richmond's long entrenched Polish crime boss Anton Bielakowski the various criminal factions of Philadelphia don't know who to trust and the promise of war simmers in the underworld. With the help of the FBI monitoring Anton's every move, it's all just a question of who's going to go to jail first ... or die. A debut novel.

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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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