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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tim LaHaye
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Bantam (2008, Apr 29th).
Tim LaHaye’s most exciting series ever, Babylon Rising, continues with this explosive new installment, including more revelations than ever before. In The Edge of Darkness, LaHaye reveals the meaning behind some of the most carefully guarded Biblical prophecies to expose a conspiracy with terrifying consequences for our modern world. This time Michael Murphy sets off in search of the Lost Temple of Dagon and the dark secrets of the strange god once worshipped by the ancient Philistines. His quest will lead to a final confrontation with an old enemy and uncover one of the Bible’s most feared warnings–a prophecy of false miracles, false messiahs, and ultimate evil that will be fulfilled in our time...and that not even Murphy can stop once it’s begun. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sylvia Day
Publisher: Brava Trade Paper; 1ST edition (2006, Jul 25th).
This story is set in England, in the year 1770. Beneath the silk and lace of London society lies a secret, elite organization of spies. Protecting the Crown from its enemies is hazardous, but for Marcus Ashford, protecting his heart from an unyielding passion is the far greater peril...As an agent to the Crown, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield, has fought numerous sword fights, been shot twice, and dodged more than any man's fair share of cannon fire. And yet, nothing excites him more than the primitive hunger his former fiance, Elizabeth, arouses. Years ago, she'd jilted him for the boyishly charming Lord Hawthorne. But now the elegant widow is his to defend, and he will do so while tending to her other, more carnal needs, showing her the depth of a real man's desire. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sally Cabot
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, May 7th).
Benjamin Frankiln’s Bastard by Sally Cabot is an absorbing and compelling work of literary historical fiction that brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution — the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the women who loved them both.William Franklin, the son of Benjamin and his favorite mistress, Anne, is raised by Deborah, Benjamin’s wife. A steadfast loyalist, he and his father cannot reconcile their wildly disparate views, causing a rift in the bond both thought unbreakable.Fascinating and heartbreaking, Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard is a gripping tale of family, love, and war, set against one of America’s most fascinating periods of history. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William Dietrich
Publisher: Harper (2013, May 7th).
In The Barbed Crown, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnap of his son.Paris, the “City of Lights,” shines – but alongside its splendor is great squalor. Heroic patriotism rubs against mean ambition, while grand strategy and back-alley conspiracy are never far apart.While Ethan spies on the French court, his wife, Astiza, works to sabotage Napoleon’s coronation using the Crown of Thorns, a legendary relic said to have come from the Crucifixion itself. But when Napoleon is crowned nonetheless, they flee to England.At Walmer Castle on the English coast, Gage joins a daring campaign by Smith, Fulton, rocket inventor William Congreve and smuggler Tom Johnstone to halt Napoleon’s intended invasion of England – a campaign which leads Ethan to take a role in the Battle of Trafalgar itself… . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jim Davis
Publisher: Ballantine Books (2013, Mar 12th).
GARFIELD’S GOT TALENT The famous fat cat with the awesome appetite sings for his supper, dances for his dessert, and acts for his snacks in this all-new collection of hilarious daily and Sunday comics. On with the show! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Daniel Wallace
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Touchstone (2013, May 7th).
From the celebrated author of Big Fish comes an imaginative, moving novel about two sisters, their dark legacy, and the magical town that entwines them. Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen, older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel, beautiful, naïve—and blind. When their parents die suddenly, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn’t possibly survive on her own . . . or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down. In this new novel, Southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling novel Big Fish. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Judy Dailey
Publisher: Five Star (2013, May 10th).
Animal Vegetable Murder is a charming and laugh-out-loud start to Judy Dailey s new mystery series set on an urban farm in Seattle. The aptly named Sunny Day Burnett a passionate gardener turns amateur sleuth to save the farm. She deftly deals with rogue chickens wayward pole beans and a killer with a surprisingly sympathetic agenda. Fix yourself a bowl of fresh organic veggies and enjoy.Sunny Day Burnett juggles geriatric chickens corpses and a cranky Scottish policeman in this charming mystery set on an urban farm in Seattle.Gathering eggs for breakfast Sunny discovers a neighbor face down and dead in a patch of Swiss chard. Worse yet the murdered man is clutching a photograph of Sunny s recently deceased husband wearing little more than a pink feather boa and red stilettos. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (2013, May 7th).
Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas in this action-packed tale by New York Times bestseller Stephen Coonts A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages. But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John le Carre
Publisher: Viking Adult (2013, May 7th).
A counter-terrorist operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom friend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister’s personal private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it. Three years later, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to beor a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher (Kit”) Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit’s daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Joanna Hershon
Publisher: Ballantine Books (2013, May 7th).
For readers of Rules of Civility and The Marriage Plot, Joanna Hershon’s A Dual Inheritance is an engrossing novel of passion, friendship, betrayal, and class—and their reverberations across generations. Autumn 1962: Ed Cantowitz and Hugh Shipley meet in their final year at Harvard. Ed is far removed from Hugh’s privileged upbringing as a Boston Brahmin, yet his drive and ambition outpace Hugh’s ambivalence about his own life. These two young men form an unlikely friendship, bolstered by a fierce shared desire to transcend their circumstances. But in just a few short years, not only do their paths diverge—one rising on Wall Street, the other becoming a kind of global humanitarian—but their friendship ends abruptly, with only one of them understanding why. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability