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|Author||: John Birmingham|
|Editor||: Del Rey|
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Birmingham's After America. In Kuwait, American forces are locked and loaded for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris, a covert agent is close to cracking a terrorist cell. And just north of the equator, a sailboat manned by a drug runner and a pirate is witness to the unspeakable. In one instant, all around the world, everything will change. A wave of inexplicable energy slams into the continental United States. America as we know it vanishes. From a Texas lawyer who happens to be in the right place at the right time to an engineer in Seattle who becomes his city’s only hope, from a combat journalist trapped in the Middle East to a drug runner off the Mexican coast, Without Warning tells a fast, furious story of survival, violence, and a new, soul-shattering reality.
|Author||: Joel C. Rosenberg|
Book 3 in the bestselling 3-book international political thriller series that has sold over 475,000 copies! “One of the most entertaining and intriguing authors of international political thrillers in the country. . . . His novels are un-put-downable!” —Steve Forbes, editor in chief, Forbes magazine “Guaranteed sleep loss for the reader of this can’t-put-down novel.” —World magazine As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he’s dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif—the leader of ISIS—can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take decisive action before it’s too late?
|Author||: David Rosenfelt|
|Editor||: Minotaur Books|
Years ago, Katie Sanford's husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins, then died himself in prison. It's a small town and memories are long, and Katie and Jenny's husband, Chief of Police Jake Robbins, have had to work at putting the tragedy behind them. But it's all brought up again in the wake of a hurricane which has just wreaked havoc on their quiet Maine town. Since its founding, Wilton has had a quaint tradition of creating a time capsule every fifty years, and the storm unearthed the most recent capsule. As the editor of the local paper, Katie joins Chief Robbins to supervise its opening. Neither of them is prepared for the macabre set of predictions, dating back to months before Jenny's murder, that they find inside. Someone predicted her death, as well as eleven other tragedies, which are still occurring even long after the death of Katie's husband. At last, after all these years, Katie has reason to hope that her husband might not have been guilty of Jenny's murder after all. But as she and Jake race to stop the next predictions from coming true, they find themselves caught in a terrifying mind game with no rules...and life or death consequences. In Without Warning, David Rosenfelt has written another tightly plotted thriller that will hold readers in its grip from the opening page all the way through to the stunning conclusion.
|Author||: Thomas C. Sanger|
|Editor||: Greenleaf Book Group|
Fritz-Julius Lemp tracked the approaching ship in his submarine’s periscope. It had become a silhouette barely distinguishable against the darkening twilight sky, but Lemp was close enough to see the foaming white wave thrown up by its bow. He smiled when the spray arched higher, signaling the ship had begun changing course again. “You’re right on schedule,” he said to the image in his eyepiece. Lemp’s pulse quickened with the knowledge that his war was about to begin . . . On September 1, 1939, the passenger liner Athenia set sail from Glasgow for Montreal by way of Belfast and Liverpool. She carried 1,100 passengers, nearly three-quarters of whom were women and children. On September 3, Athenia was torpedoed by a German submarine. In Without Warning, author Thomas C. Sanger tells the harrowing story of the sinking of the Athenia from the perspective of eight people: six passengers, Athenia’s chief officer, and the commander of the German U-boat. Based on accounts written by passengers, personal interviews with survivors and descendants of survivors, books, newspaper stories, and original documents, Without Warning honors the memory of Athenia’s passengers, both living and dead.
|Author||: KG MacGregor|
|Editor||: Bella Books|
On a day that begins like any other, a violent earthquake strikes Los Angeles, plunging the region into chaos. Two strangers, trapped in a collapsed shopping mall, find each other amid the rubble and join forces to escape. Hampered by injury and darkness, they dig and claw their way through one crumbled store after another, emerging long after most have given up hope for survivors. The ordeal leaves both women shaken, but their shared triumph sets them on a life-changing course together, igniting a connection like neither has ever known. Anna Kaklis—whose perfectly planned life never included falling in love with another woman—is thrown for a loop, but she doesn't doubt her heart. Lily Stewart—abandoned too many times by people she trusted—won't let herself believe that Anna's love will endure. Without Warning is the story of their courageous journey through adversity, and their promise of steadfast love.
|Author||: John Birmingham|
When an inexplicable miles-high energy wave wipes out 99 percent of the U.S. population, the survivors struggle to meet the unimaginable challenges--including James Kipper, chief engineer of Seattle; agent Caitlin Monroe, on the trail of a deadly Muslim fanatic; and General Tusk Musso and Admiral James Ritchie, racing against time to preserve world peace. Reprint.
|Author||: Joanne Shortley-Lalonde|
On September 8th 1994, USAir Flight 427 crashed in Pittsburgh killing all 132 people aboard. My husband, Stephen M. Shortley, 37 years old, was one of the unfortunate people who died. This is my story of how I survived this tragic and emotional journey of belonging to a club no one wants to join. Widowhood. It is my tale of what it is like to suddenly have the rug pulled from underneath and still remain standing.
|Author||: Damien Thomlinson|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Australia|
Private Damien Thomlinson is a former member of the elite 2nd Commando Regiment of the Australian Army who was terribly injured in after a bomb explosion in Afghanistan. His inspiring journey back from the dead stands as proof that no challenge is too great and that the ANZAC spirit is truly alive and well. After losing both his legs in an accident in Afghanistan, Special Forces soldier Damien thomlinson was determined not only to survive, but to meet life head on. this is an uplifting story of guts, drive and exceptional resilience. Without warning, Private Damien thomlinson's life changed forever. On a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009, his vehicle drove over a taliban explosive device. His right leg turned instantly to red mist and his left leg was severed below the knee. His arms and hands were shattered and his nose smashed. Blood poured into his lungs. He was as close to death as you can get. Damien's story could have been a tragedy, but because of his enormously optimistic spirit it is instead one of triumph and inspiration. Once a commando, always a commando. Damien was determined not to be defined or limited by his injuries. With dogged focus and commitment, he set about reclaiming his life - on his own terms. His extraordinary drive and willpower saw him walking again on prosthetic legs just eight weeks from the time of his accident, ready to stand and welcome his unit home from Afghanistan. He set himself extraordinary challenges including walking the demanding 96km Kokoda track in honour of a fallen comrade and becoming the public face of the Commando Welfare trust. Damien is now an aspiring Paralympian, determined to represent Australia in snowboarding. His life has irrevocably changed, but he believes it has changed for the better.Damien's positive attitude and larrikin, never-say-die spirit are an inspiration to all of us, and the story of his journey is humbling, heartbreaking and truly awe-inspiring.
|Author||: Anthony G. Shea, Jr.|
|Editor||: Word Association Publishers|
On the graveyard shift at the Deep Space Surveillance observatory in Hawaii, an air force airman steps out for a smoke, looks up, and catches sight of a shooting star—no, two shooting stars, strangely paired, and too bright against the night sky. This can't be right, he thinks … The airman is right. The objects are not stars but asteroids on a collision course with earth, and there is almost no time to prepare an unsuspecting world for the all but total devastation soon to come. But a retired army colonel and his family in western Pennsylvania, a group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute, the president of the United States, and a handful of others across the country manage to survive the asteroid impacts and the towering twin tsunamis that follow—only to discover that the worst is far from over. For in the wake of the devastation, small, life-bearing objects are falling to earth … and a plan laid out 400 years in the past begins to unfold.Without Warning takes the reader from the frozen depths of a world hurled into nuclear winter to a final battle for the very survival of the species—a journey the reader will not soon forget.
|Author||: Carol Smith|
Rush hour on the underground and a killer is at large in London, striking apparently haphazardly in a series of vicious attacks. Andy Brewster, ex-SAS, on sick leave from active service in Iraq, works undercover for the Metropolitan police with his bomb expert partner, Burgess. Together they must find the killer before he strikes again. So far the victims have all been women with no apparent connection. Beth Hardy, former caterer who now runs a gourmet food shop; her daughter Imogen, dancing at the National; sad Celeste with her terrible secret; widowed Margaret, in to shop; and American tourist, Ellie, stranded there alone. Each of them regularly travels by tube not knowing they could be potential victims. When the July 7 bombs go off and public awareness is raised, Brewster and Burgess have a race against time to apprehend the stalker. But danger comes not just from knives and bombs. Murder is deadlier when the heart is involved.
|Author||: Erin Morgenstern|
Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding New York Times best seller that has captured the world's imagination. The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance. Look for Erin Morgenstern's new novel, The Starless Sea, available now.
|Author||: Terry C Pierce|
Between plans and their execution rage the winds of war. The winds of chance. The winds of choice. The winds of political ambition and human error--and human schemes. The winds of war grow dark around General George Meade, appointed to command the Army of the Potomac just three days before a brewing battle against Robert E. Lee, charismatic leader of the Confederate forces. No one--not even the outgoing commander--seems to know where Lee's army is, except that they are somewhere on Northern soil, possibly pushing toward a decisive battle deep in the heart of the Union. Bound by duty to take a position he did not seek and does not want, Meade reluctantly accepts Lincoln's appointment, and overnight, the fate of nearly 100,000 Union soldiers is in his hands. Meade is a planner--a quiet, capable engineer whose commitment to modesty and restraint is second only to his commitment to honor, duty, and country. While the winds of war swirl around him, he struggles to concoct a battle plan without even the most basic information, in order to defeat an enemy he cannot find, on ground he has not yet seen. Thwarted by insufficient military intelligence, and betrayed by the machinations of an unscrupulous general with dreams of glory, Meade knows it will take all his skill and the heroism of his troops to best the formidable and hitherto undefeated Lee. The fate of the Republic itself hangs in the balance. Without Warning is the gripping saga of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union patriots who fought it, and the man who led them. It scrutinizes the role character plays in leadership and the challenge of the unexpected. Built firmly upon the annals of history, this epic historical novel brings to vivid life seven unforgettable days in the lives and trials of a Union general and his men as they brave the winds of war to save the United States of America.
|Author||: Dee Lagasse|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
Hollis Capparelli had always been different than most girls. A pint-sized spitfire with a take-no-crap attitude, her focus had always been soccer, music, family, and friends.Chase Merrimack loved football more than anything. With dreams of playing professionally, there was only enough room in his heart for his momma and his little brother. That is, until Hollis quite literally stumbled into his life, changing both of them forever.From the very beginning, Hollis and Chase, along with their friends and family, knew their connection was the kind that only came around once in a lifetime. "Soul mates," they said. But no matter how strong the pull was, Hollis and Chase avoided their feelings. And they for sure never spoke of them...until the day they did.Without Warning is the story of Hollis Capparelli and Chase Merrimack, their friendship and the universal pull that kept bringing them back together.
|Author||: Jeremy Barlow,Althea Rizzo|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)|
There are several seismic zones in the Central and Southeastern United States capable of producing damaging, even catastrophic, earthquakes. For hundreds of years faults in these zones have been shifting and building immense pressure...today, one of those faults finally gives way. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones when earthquakes happen using the information provided in this action-packed comic!
|Author||: Jane O'Connor|
|Editor||: Hardie Grant Publishing|
On Saturday 7 February 2009, Jane and her family were sweltering through one of the hottest summer days on record, listening with concern to reports of fires sweeping through Kilmore and Wandong, 50 kilometres to their east and - according to the reports - heading south. But as the clouds of smoke loomed closer, and became tinged with a colour that from experience heralded danger, they realised that the fire was in fact heading towards them. But by then it was too late to evacuate; they were trapped as the firestorm swept towards them, obliterating everything in its ferocious path.
|Author||: Tom McCrory|
|Editor||: PageFree Publishing, Inc.|
Someone entered the California PCS office and gunned down 18-employees. Were they working alone? Did they know the victums? Can detective Bart Starcevich solve this gruesome multiple-murder case? "WITHOUT WARNING," a mistery novel by Tom McCrory, the award winning author of "Company Confidential."
|Author||: Lynette Eason|
Taut Writing and Breakneck Pacing That Will Keep Readers Up All Night Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business. Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard--and a female one at that--is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who's behind the intimidation and threats--before a would-be killer strikes again. Witty dialogue and a simmering attraction will have readers flying through this tension-laced thriller. Eason exercises complete control of her readers' emotions as they race through the pages to discover the truth.
|Author||: C. D. Waggie|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
Tao Chi Wong is a 27 year old Lieutenant Detective in the San Francisco Police Department, Homocide Division, Chinatown. Fiercely independent, Tao is an often in trouble loner who makes his own rules. With a troubled past, Tao is headed for a meltdown when, on the trail of a serial killer he is near fatally wounded. This close brush with death serves as the catalyst that returns his determination and desire to live, if for no other reason than to hunt down the man who tried to kill him. On the other side of the country, Lee Han Wong, Captain of the Chinatown Fire Department in New York City - a quiet, shy, dedicated Paramedic and Fireman - has faced his own near-death during the rescue of a young woman from an arson. Lee finds himself falling for this mysterious Sofia, an artist with a hidden past. As close as brothers, Lee and Tao were torn apart as children when Tao's parents moved with him to America. When his parents were killed, Tao disappeared into the red tape of Social Services before his family in Hong Kong could find out. Lee had searched for him and hoped after moving to America himself he would find him. Reunited, Lee asks Tao to return to New York with him to recover from his injuries. When they realize their cases have suddenly merged into one and the same, it will take both of them to solve it before the killer gets to one - or both - of them first.
|Author||: Stephen Gard|
Emergencies such as fire, flood, car or plane crash are introduced and readers are advised how to help yourself and others if caught in a similar situation. Illustrated with photos. A title in the Rigby English 'Disaster and Survival' unit for upper primary students, ages 10-12.
|Author||: Suzan Jennings,John Jennings|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
When the indomitable Suzan tumbled to the ground, so did her worlda world of endless high-paced activities as a hotel sales executive. The struggle through terrible times became their shared, heartrending story. It tells us much about love triumphing over adversity, aided and abetted by medical magicians. Although they had never heard of Guillain-Barr syndrome until it struck like wicked lightning, this book follows their journey to make as complete recovery as possible. Through Suzan and Johns words of candor and humor, readers become conversant with this little-known, uncaring, and improbable disease. This book is about unlikely survival, the revitalization of life for two people, and their sharing hard-won knowledge to ease the journey of others. It shows that even with daunting odds against recovery, it is possible to recover to inspire others facing this terrible disease.