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When Brad Sorenson crossed paths with Zoe O’Loughlin at a high school graduation party, the connection was undeniable. He noticed her when no one else did; she inspired him to want more out of life. But it would be years before they’d meet again…and in the most unlikely of places.
The Heavenly Table tells the story of two hardworking men, Pearl Jewett and Ellsworth Fiddler, whose paths collide on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory.
Set on the high plains of Colorado, a young couple find their love and – and everything they know to be true – threatened by the arrival of an unwelcome stranger. A story of awakening, Lions is an exquisite novel that explores ambition and the responsibilities we have to ourselves and each other.
Brad Thor, the New York Times bestselling author of Full Black and Blowback, reads from and discusses Foreign Agent, his brilliant new thriller as current as tomorrow’s headlines.
Lawyer and debut author Elizabeth Church was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Her father, a research chemist, was drafted out of Carnegie Mellon University, and was sent to join other scientists working in secret on the Manhattan Project. Church’s mother, a biologist, eventually joined her husband in Los Alamos. Church discusses her sweeping, beautiful novel The Atomic Weight of Love, the story of many of the women who sacrificed their careers so that their husbands could pursue unique opportunities in scientific research.
Riveting to the final sentence, Security is fierce, wry, and impossible to put down. With a deep bow to the literary tradition of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Daphne du Maurier, Wohlsdorf’s razor-wire prose blitzes readers with quick twists, sharp turns, and gasp-inducing terror.
“A fresh cautionary tale classic, depicting an America newly shaped by scarcity of our most vital resource. The pages practically turn themselves in a tense, taut plot of crosses and double-crosses, given added depth by riveting characters. This brutal near-future thriller seems so plausible in the world it depicts that you will want to stock up on bottled water.” — Library Journal, starred review
This provocative, complex, and relentlessly gripping novel contains a story about emotional seduction and betrayal, asking: Where do the boundaries of friendship lie? And at what point does generosity become a form of deadly manipulation?
In this new blockbuster thriller, forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, and his colleague Amelia Sachs find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity – and discover his mission.
Love, music, and heartbreak take the stage in this critically-acclaimed second novel. Told as an interview with the band after they reach the pinnacle of success, readers will hear from Cheyenne, Harry, and Richie as they discover the ups and downs of being rock musicians, complete with meltdowns on stage and fights that test the limits of the band.