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  • Under Cold Stone: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery

    Under Cold Stone: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Vicki Delany
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    Publisher:   Poisoned Pen Press (2014, Apr 1st).
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    ""A weekend getaway to the Rocky Mountains. A Scottish-inspired castle of carved stone, imposing turrets, liveried bellhops, and panoramic views. Perched on the verge of one of the world’s greatest wildernesses. They’re an unlikely couple: Lucky Smith, passionate environmentalist, old-time hippy; Paul Keller Chief Constable of Trafalgar, British Columbia. This vacation is a chance to explore their fledging late-in-life relationship, to indulge themselves at the famous Banff Springs Hotel.Trouble interferes when Lucky, strong-willed and sometimes too stubborn for her own good, stands up to two bullies in the local coffee shop. To his horror Paul recognizes one of the young men as his estranged son, Matt. In the early hours of the following morning, a frantic Matt calls his father for help. more

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  • The Word Exchange: A Novel

    The Word Exchange: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alena Graedon
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    Publisher:   Doubleday (2014, Apr 8th).
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    A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a near reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are essentially things of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication but have become so intuitive as to hail us cabs before we leave our offices, order takeout at the first growl of our stomachs, change traffic lights and interface with home appliances--even create and sell language itself in a marketplace called the Word Exchange. Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), where they are hard at work on the final edition that will ever be printed. more

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  • Overwatch

    Overwatch

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Marc Guggenheim
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    Publisher:   Mulholland Books (2014, Apr 15th).
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    A young CIA lawyer uncovers a dangerous worldwide conspiracy, masterminded by forces within the US intelligence community. Alex Garnett has spent his life in the shadow of his father, a former Chief of Staff and Solicitor General to two presidents who's been responsible for getting Alex every job he ever had, including his latest: attorney for the CIA. However, a seemingly routine litigation leads to a series of unexpected events, including poison, kidnapping, torture and murder. As casualties pile up, it becomes clear Alex is the final target in someone's blood-soaked attempts to cover their tracks. With the help of a neurotic hacker, Alex unravels a conspiracy older than the CIA itself. The trail of clues reveals the presence of unseen forces that are bringing this nation to the brink of war--and Alex's life is only one of many in danger. more

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  • The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Shane Kuhn
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    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster (2014, Apr 8th).
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    JOHN LAGO IS A HITMAN. HE HAS SOME RULES FOR YOU. AND HE’ S ABOUT TO BREAK EVERY SINGLE ONE. John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it. At the ripe old age of almost twenty-five, John Lago is already New York City’s most successful hit man. He’s also an intern at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, clocking eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all the grunt work actual employees are too lazy to do. more

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  • Far Gone

    Far Gone

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Laura Griffin
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    Publisher:   Gallery Books (2014, Apr 15th).
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    To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series.Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. more

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Stephen King
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Thorndike Press (2013, Oct 9th).
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    A New York Times Bestselling Author Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever in this instantly riveting story of the now middle-aged Dan Torrance, the boy protagonist from The Shining, and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted fans of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon. more

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  • Red Man Down - A Sarah Burke Police Procedural

    Red Man Down - A Sarah Burke Police Procedural

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Gunn
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    Publisher:   Severn House Publishers; First World Publication edition (2014, May 1st).
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    Sarah Burke's Saturday off is interrupted when she is called to a shooting – a rookie cop has been involved in a shootout with a criminal stealing copper wire from a warehouse. When the criminal in question turns out to be ex-cop and Red Man Ed Lacey, Sarah is shocked. The evidence suggests he wanted the cop to shoot him. But why?Sarah and her team delve into Ed’s life, and soon decide to re-open an investigation into three deaths. The more they investigate, the more obstacles they encounter – particularly from the family, who quickly close ranks. What are they hiding? more

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  • Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel

    Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ted Bell
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    Publisher:   William Morrow (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Dashing counterspy Alex Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China move dangerously close to all-out nuclear war in this adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series that combines the hallmarks of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.In the United States the president has begun behaving strangely. Is his mental health deteriorating—or is there something far more sinister behind his questionable moves? The answer is crucial, for tensions are mounting between China, North Korea, and the U. more

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  • American Vampire Vol. 6

    American Vampire Vol. 6

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Scott Snyder
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    Publisher:   Vertigo (2014, Apr 1st).
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    You are cordially invited to a party--to die for! This volume of American Vampire collects eight amazing stories set in the world of American Vampire, with "lost tales," new characters and old favorites. Don't miss these stories brought to you by series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, as well as other awesome comics talent like Becky Cloonan (BATMAN), Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (DAYTRIPPER), Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH), Greg Rucka (The Punisher, BATWOMAN), Gail Simone (BATGIRL) and many more! Also collected here is the stand alone tale of Fan-favorite character Travis Kidd--the vampire hunter who likes to "bite them back" in AMERICAN VAMPIRE: THE LONG ROAD TO HELL. more

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  • Keep Quiet

    Keep Quiet

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa Scottoline
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    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2014, Apr 8th).
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    New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man’s split-second decision to protect his son - and the devastating consequences that follow.Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater.  On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. more

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