By Lori Roy
Winner of the Edgar Award for most sensible First Novel
"Don't be fooled through the novel's obvious simplicity: What emerges from the skin is a story of awesome emotional strength, one in all longstanding ache set opposed to the pulsating drumbeat of social change."
-Sarah Weinman, NPR.org
For two decades, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, disguise from the secrets and techniques surrounding his sister Eve's dying. but if the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him much more than his Kansas earlier, he convinces Celia to close up their kinfolk and go back to the line he grew up on, Bent highway, and an analogous small city the place Eve mysteriously died. after which a neighborhood woman disappears, catapulting the family members headlong right into a useless man's curve. . . .
On Bent highway, a battered pink truck cruises ominously alongside the prairie; a lonely little lady clothes in her lifeless aunt's outfits; a boy hefts his father's rifle looking for a goal; and a mom realizes she now not is aware how you can safeguard her childrens. it's a position the place humans examine: occasionally killing is the kindest way.
Bent Road has been optioned for movie in 2012 by means of pass Creek photos with Mark Mallouk to evolve and Benderspink to produce.
By Ian Rankin
As a former soldier, Gordon Reeve understands whatever approximately killing. So even though the loss of life of his brother Jim has been governed a suicide, Gordon can't shake the sensation that somebody is accountable. touring by myself throughout an ocean, he arrives in California decided to get solutions: Why was once the automobile Jim's physique was once present in locked from the surface? Who would need Jim lifeless? And now why do the neighborhood police officers appear bent on thwarting Gordon's efforts to discover the reality? With the entire verve and taut pacing that experience made Ian Rankin an across the world well known suspense author, Blood Hunt is a gripping tale of 1 man's dogged pursuit of justice.
By Stuart Woods
Key West is a smart position to unwind, until you?re Stone Barrington, and you?re trying to find an individual who doesn?t are looking to be came upon.
"FURIOUS IN ACTION...TAKES US by way of THE NECK ON web page ONE and not we could GO."
With the chilly warfare fought and gained, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a brand new existence along with his beautiful younger mistress Emma. but if either Emma and Cranmer's megastar double agent and lifetime rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is unexpectedly at the run, looking for his really good protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic trip throughout Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save lots of no matter what of his lifestyles he has left....
"IRRESISTIBLE...A sinuous plot, leisurely brought, whose coils turn into more and more constricting. there's crisp, clever discussion, a lot of it driving an undercurrent of risk. and there's a hero who doesn't see himself as heroic yet who struggles with internal demons up to with the forces arrayed opposed to him."
"AS exciting AS LE CARRÉ GETS...The novel has the heartstop duplicity of an ideal secret agent and a few of the outraged honor of The evening supervisor and The Little Drummer Girl."
--The Boston Globe
--The Christian technology Monitor
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By Adam Johnson
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
An epic novel and an exhilarating literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a tender man’s trip during the icy waters, darkish tunnels, and eerie undercover agent chambers of the world’s such a lot mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
NATIONAL e-book CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE WINNER • LONGLISTED FOR the yankee LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL • WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA booklet AWARD FOR FICTION • NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr BY
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“The unmarried top paintings of fiction released [this yr] . . . The book’s crafty, aptitude and pathos are testaments to the still-formidable energy of the written word.”—The Wall highway Journal
Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a misplaced mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs lengthy Tomorrows, a piece camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first flavor of energy, choosing which orphans consume first and for you to be lent out for handbook hard work. well-known for his loyalty and prepared instincts, Jun Do involves the eye of superiors within the kingdom, rises within the ranks, and begins on a highway from which there'll be no return.
Considering himself “a humble citizen of the best state within the world,” Jun Do turns into a certified kidnapper who needs to navigate the transferring principles, arbitrary violence, and baffling calls for of his Korean overlords to be able to remain alive. pushed to absolutely the restrict of what any individual may suffer, he boldly takes at the treacherous function of rival to Kim Jong Il in an try to store the girl he loves, solar Moon, a mythical actress “so natural, she didn’t understand what ravenous humans regarded like.”
Part breathless mystery, half tale of innocence misplaced, half tale of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son can be a riveting portrait of an international heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with starvation, corruption, and informal cruelty but in addition camaraderie, stolen moments of good looks, and love. A towering literary fulfillment, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small workforce of today’s maximum writers.
Praise for The Orphan Master’s Son
“An exquisitely crafted novel that includes the reader on an adventuresome trip into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the main intimate areas of the human heart.”—Pulitzer Prize citation
“Mr. Johnson has written a bold and noteworthy novel, a singular that not just opens a daunting window at the mysterious country of North Korea, yet person who additionally excavates the very that means of affection and sacrifice.”—Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
“Rich with a feeling of discovery . . . The Orphan Master’s Son has an early lead on novel of [the year].”—The day-by-day Beast
“This is a unique worthy getting excited about.”—The Washington Post
“[A] ripping piece of fiction that also is an astute statement at the nature of freedom, sacrifice, and glory.”—Elle
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By Michael Crichton
In Tokyo, in la, in Antarctica, within the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to place everything jointly to avoid a world catastrophe.
By Oliver Pötzsch
1666: The monastery at Andechs has lengthy been a pilgrimage vacation spot, but if the hangman’s daughter, Magdalena, her physician husband Simon, and their young children arrive there, they research that the clergymen have some distance higher matters than asserting Mass and receiving alms. it appears once more, the hangman’s kinfolk has fallen right into a mysterious and unsafe event.
Two clergymen on the monastery scan with leading edge know-how, together with a style of deflecting the lights that has formerly set the monastery ablaze. while one of many clergymen disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. Who higher to enquire than the famed hangman Jakob Kuisl? yet because the hangman and his relations try to resolve the secret of the lacking monk, they need to care for either the eccentric denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the priests’ innovations as witchcraft that needs to be destroyed in any respect expenditures.
This exciting fourth access of The Hangman’s Daughter sequence positive factors scheming priests, murderous robots, and the motion and intrigue that by no means appear to stop while the Kuisls are on a case.
By Stuart Woods
A revered senator from Georgia, Will Lee has loftier aspirations. yet a merciless stroke of destiny thrusts him onto the nationwide degree abruptly, and lengthy earlier than he is prepared for a countrywide campaign.
The highway to the White apartment may be extra treacherous—and deadly—than Will can think. A brave and principled guy thrust into the highlight, he all of sudden unearths himself the objective of clandestine enemies who will use all their funds and effect to prevent him . . . dead.
Now Will Lee is not just working for president, he is operating for his life.
By Douglas E. Richards
A manhattan instances & united states at the present time Bestseller, and Amazon's #1 bestselling novel for a complete year in significant categories--technothrillers and technology fiction--an unheard of achievement.
"A keep-you-up-all-night mystery. severe motion, astounding suggestions, & breathtaking twists. benefit from the ride." --Boyd Morrison, bestselling writer of The Vault.
Kira Miller is a superb genetic engineer who discovers tips to quickly in attaining savant-like services in all parts of inspiration and creativity. yet what if this transcendent point of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?
David Desh left the certain forces after his staff used to be brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one final venture: locate Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius in the back of a bioterror plot that threatens hundreds of thousands. but if Desh learns that the bioterror plot is simply the end of the iceberg, he's thrust right into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he turns into a key participant in a perilous online game he cannot start to comprehend. A online game that's sure to have a dramatic effect at the destiny process human background. . .
WIRED is a great mystery filled with breakneck motion, unforeseen twists, mind-expanding technological know-how, and exciting recommendations readers might be considering lengthy after they have learn the final web page.
Be absolute to cost out Richards's breathtaking new technothriller, MIND'S EYE.
By Matthew Quirk
A gripping mystery debut, set deep within the center of the world's strongest political arena
A yr in the past, clean out of Harvard legislations tuition, Mike Ford landed his dream task on the Davies workforce, Washington's strongest consulting enterprise. Now, he is staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by means of of the world's most deadly males. To get out, he will need to do everything he concept he'd by no means do back: lie, cheat, steal-and this time, perhaps even kill.
Mike grew up in a global of small-stakes con males, studying classes at his father's knee. His hard-won good fortune in university and legislation university used to be his price tag out. because the Davies Group's emerging superstar, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite women and men who relatively run Washington -- and the area. yet peddling impact, he quickly learns, is usual paintings: inspite of a pedigree, a con continues to be a con.
Combining the simplest components of political intrigue and heart-stopping motion, the five hundred is an explosive debut, one who calls to brain vintage thrillers like The company and Presumed Innocent. In Mike Ford, readers will find a new hero who learns that the better the climb, the more durable -- and deadlier -- the autumn.