After the revolution
Evans, Robert, 1988- author
"What will the fracturing of the United States look like? After the Revolution is an edge-of-your-seat answer to that question. In the year 2070, twenty years after a civil war and societal collapse of the "old" United States, extremist militias battle in the crumbling Republic of Texas. As the violence spreads like wildfire and threatens the Free City of Austin, three unlikely allies will have to work together in an act of resistance to stop the advance of the forces of the Christian ethnostate known as the "Heavenly Kingdom." Our three protagonists include Manny, a fixer that shuttles journalists in and out of war zones and provides footage for outside news agencies. Sasha is a teenage woman that joins the Heavenly Kingdom before she discovers the ugly truths behind their movement. Finally, we have Roland: A US Army vet kitted out with cyberware (including blood that heals major trauma wounds and a brain that can handle enough LSD to kill an elephant), tormented by broken memories, and 12,000 career kills under his belt. In the not-so-distant world Evans conjures we find advanced technology, a gender expansive culture, and a roving Burning Man-like city fueled by hedonistic excess. This powerful debut novel from Robert Evans is based on his investigative reporting from international conflict zones and on increasingly polarized domestic struggles. It is a vision of our very possible future."--Amazon.
The burning pages
Shelton, Paige, author
One winter's night, bookseller Delaney Nichols and her coworker Hamlet are invited to a Burns Night dinner, a traditional Scottish celebration of the poet Robert Burns. She's perplexed by the invitation, but intrigued. The dinner takes place at Burns House itself, a tiny cottage not far from the Cracked Spine bookshop but well hidden. But after the dinner, there's another fire. The Burns House itself is burned to the ground, and this time there's a body among the ruins. When Hamlet is accused of the crime, Delaney rushes to prove his innocence, only to discover that he might actually have a plausible motive..
Juniper & Thorn
Reid, Ava, author
Marlinchen and her two sisters live with their wizard father in a city shifting from magic to industry. As Oblya's last true witches, she and her sisters are little more than a tourist trap as they treat their clients with archaic remedies and beguile them with nostalgic charm. Marlinchen spends her days divining secrets in exchange for rubles and trying to placate her tyrannical, xenophobic father, who keeps his daughters sequestered from the outside world. But at night, Marlinchen and her sisters sneak out to enjoy the city's amenities and revel in its thrills, particularly the recently established ballet theater, where Marlinchen meets a dancer who quickly captures her heart. As Marlinchen's late-night trysts grow more fervent and frequent, so does the threat of her father's rage and magic.
Law of the land : stories of the old west
Kelton, Elmer, author
"Sixteen stories, where good meets bad, and everything in between, from the legendary author of the west, Elmer Kelton. Law of the Land chronicles some of his most exciting and dangerous tales of the old west, collected together for the first time--including the exciting first publication of a never-before published Kelton story, Biscuits for Bandit."-- Provided by publisher.
Listen to me : a novel
Gerritsen, Tess, author
Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by all her neighbors, lies in her own home, brutally bludgeoned. But anything can happen behind closed doors, and Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days, making covert phone calls to old contacts and traceless burner phones. When a connection is made between Sofia and the victim of a hit-and-run months earlier, the case grows even more blurry. What exactly was Sofia involved in?
The madness of crowds
Penny, Louise, author
"You're a coward." Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. The Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request. He's asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. It sounds easy enough, that is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. Before long, Professor Robinson's views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting.
Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments
Huchu, T. L., author
Desperate for money to look after her family, Ropa Moyo accepts a job at the magical private hospital Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments, but when her investigation into a coma patient leads her to the Edinburgh Ordinary School for Boys, she learns a long-dormant and malevolent entity has taken hold in this world.
Potiphar's wife : a novel
Andrews, Mesu, 1963- author
"The drama of the Old Testament comes to life as one of the Bible's most infamous women longs for Joseph, her husband's servant."-- Provided by publisher.
Shards of Earth
Tchaikovsky, Adrian, 1972- author
After earth was destroyed, mankind created a fighting elite to save their species, enhanced humans such as Idris. Then their alien aggressors, the Architects, simply disappeared - and Idris and his kind became obsolete. Now, fifty years later, Idris and his crew have something strange, abandoned in space. Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy hunting for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, that many would kill to obtain.
Suspects : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author
Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty. On the flight, Theo crosses paths with high-society networker Pierre de Vaumont. Theo is unaware that Pierre has been flagged by the CIA. CIA operative Mike Andrews investigates Pierre's suspicious Russian contacts. Posing as a lawyer, Mike begins a covert mission, and when Mike and Theo meet, their connection is instant, but Theo is completely unaware of Mike's true objective or identity - or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.