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The Quantum Spy: A Thriller by David Ignatius
IGNATIUS
CIA agent Harris Chang uncovers a mole in a top secret, American research lab racing to develop a quantum computer before China does.
Greeks Bearing Gifts (A Bernie Gunther Novel) by Philip Kerr
KERR
Taking a job as a claims adjuster for a major German insurance company in 1956 Munich, an undercover Bernie Gunther investigates the brutal murder of a thieving soldier in a case with ties to Nazi plunder that prompts his collaboration with a lieutenant who has been looking for an opportunity to bring an untouchable killer to justice.
True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers) by Lee Goldberg
GOLDBERG
A thriller writer realizes his life is in danger after a series of terrorism scenarios he dreamed up for CIA training begin to come true.
Warning Light by David Ricciardi
RICCIARDI
A routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East for CIA analyst Zac Miller, who makes his way over the mountains of Iran and through the Persian Gulf while outmaneuvering Islamic Revolutionary Guards and former teammates who believe he has gone rogue.
Traitor: A Thriller by Jonathan de Shalit
DE SHALIT
Years after a materially minded Israeli rises to the upper echelons of Israel's government by betraying state secrets to a CIA agent who is actually a Russian mole, a top-secret investigative team is forced to consider an act of brutal treachery to outmaneuver one of history's most ruthless double agents.
The Terminal List: A Thriller by Jack Carr
CARR
A Navy SEAL who has lost everything including his family and his teammates uncovers a dark conspiracy behind the murders before resolving to use his elite skills to exact justice.
Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
MYS MOSLEY
Framed by corrupt enemies within the NYPD and forced to serve a decade in prison, private detective Joe King Oliver receives a confession from a woman who helped set him up, a situation that compels him to investigate his own case at the same time he assists a black radical journalist who has been wrongly accused of murdering two corrupt cops.
Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks
HANKS
The two-time Oscar winner presents a first collection of short fiction that includes the stories of a bowling champion who fears his celebrity has ruined his love of the game and an eccentric billionaire and faithful assistant who, while searching for acquisitions, discover romance and real life in a down-and-out motel.
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
GRISHAM
Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a third-rate law school realize they have been caught in a scam when they discover that the school's owner also owns a bank specializing in student loans, and plot to expose the scam.
The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson
SF WILSON
In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia.
The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
MELTZER
Discovering that a military artist-in-residence who has been officially declared dead by the government is actually alive and on the run, Zig, a worker at Dover Air Force Base, uncovers disturbing facts about the young woman's past before learning that she witnessed something she was not supposed to see.
Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
MYS MOSLEY
Framed by corrupt enemies within the NYPD and forced to serve a decade in prison, private detective Joe King Oliver receives a confession from a woman who helped set him up, a situation that compels him to investigate his own case at the same time he assists a black radical journalist who has been wrongly accused of murdering two corrupt cops.
The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U. Bacon
HISTORY MILITARY WW1 BAC
A gripping account of the world's largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb describes the events that led to the catastrophic igniting of the French freighter Mont-Blanc in 1917 Halifax, killing and wounding thousands while leading to advances in medicine and weapons science.
The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY GAWRONSKI
Documents the true story of a scrappy teen from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on a daring expedition to Antarctica in 1928, tracing the sensational heyday of the time and how high schooler Billy Gawronski jumped into the Hudson and snuck aboard the expedition's flagship, eventually becoming an international celebrity.
Tiger Woods by Array
BIOGRAPHY WOODS
Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.
Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too by Jason Hanson
SELFHELP HAN
Reveals high-stakes techniques and survival tactics from intelligence officers who have employed the same measures in life-or-death situations throughout the world.
IQ (An IQ Novel) by Joe Ide
MYS IDE
A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods who solves cases the LAPD ignores investigates threats against a rap mogul, a case that becomes more far reaching and dangerous as he encounters a vengeful ex-wife and a hit man regarded as a lunatic by his peers.
The Switch: A Novel by Joseph Finder
FINDER
Picking up a politician's laptop by mistake, Michael Tanner discovers stolen files before finding himself targeted by an unscrupulous fixer at the same time the owners of the files hatch a deadly plot.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
SF GAIMAN
The New York Times best-selling author of A View From the Cheap Seats presents a bravura rendering of the major Norse pantheon that traces the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and the exploits of its characters, illuminating the characters and natures of iconic figures Odin, Thor and Loki.
AFTERLIFE by Marcus Sakey
SAKEY
FBI agent Will Brody remembers the explosion, then waking without a scratch. Welcome to the afterlife. But the line between life and death is narrower than we suspect, and all that matters to Will is getting back to Claire.