If I Fall, If I Die: A Novel

By Michael Christie

A heartfelt and wondrous debut approximately family members, worry, and skateboarding, that Karen Russell calls "A bruiser of a story . . . a death-defying coming-of-age story."

Will hasn't ever been outdoor, not less than no longer on account that he can take note. And he has definitely by no means gotten to understand somebody except his mom, a fiercely loving but wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics on the considered establishing front door. Their international is wealthy and enjoyable- loving—full of artwork, technology experiments, and music—and all restricted to their small house.

yet Will’s thirst for event can’t be contained. Clad in a protecting helmet and uncertain of ways to speak to different young children, he eventually ventures outside.  At his new college he meets Jonah, an artsy loner who introduces Will to the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding.  jointly, they look for a lacking neighborhood boy, aid a bedraggled vagabond, and avert a deadly bootlegger.  the journey is greater than Will ever anticipated, pulling him faraway from the confines of his closed-off international and into the throes of early maturity, and all of the dangers that way of life offers.   

In buoyant, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written an emotionally resonant and keenly saw novel approximately moms and sons, fears and uncertainties, and the lengths we’ll opt for these we love.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Clear by Fire: A Search and Destroy Thriller

By Joshua Hood

Encouraged via the reports of a adorned wrestle veteran and a former member of the 82nd Airborne department, Clear via Fire is a blistering debut army mystery approximately an American hero who, for you to transparent his identify, needs to take down a crew of black ops infantrymen that experience long gone murderously rogue.

Mason Kane used to be a faithful American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program—a team of black ops squaddies who salary conflict from the shadows. yet all that modified while his commander, as part of a twisted scheme to strength America’s endured involvement within the center East, ordered an blameless Afghan family members murdered. Refusing the direct order, Mason now reveals himself at the run, hunted by way of his former comrades and classified a terrorist by way of the rustic he faithfully served. depending in simple terms on his survival abilities and the aid of specified Operations agent Renee Hart, Mason needs to embark on his gravest project but: unraveling a conspiracy that reaches all strategy to the President’s internal circle, and preventing the world’s most deadly infantrymen from finishing their treacherous plan.

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The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter)

By Thomas Harris

As a part of the hunt for a serial assassin nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an task. She needs to stopover at a guy constrained to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.

That guy, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with strange tastes and an excessive interest in regards to the darker corners of the brain. His intimate realizing of the killer and of Clarice herself shape the middle of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--an unforgettable vintage of suspense fiction.

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City 1 (Revolution 19)

By Gregg Rosenblum

From the creators of Homeland and American Horror Story comes City 1, the chilling finale to the Revolution 19 trilogy.

The time has come to win the towns again from the bots—or die trying.

After eventually reuniting at a insurgent camp, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass are keen to do something to stick together—and loose their mom and dad from bot rule. however the chief of the insurgent camp has her personal rules. merciless and decided, common Clay will not enable whatever stand within the manner of her plan to damage the robots and all of the brainwashed people. this suggests their mom and dad' lives are at stake, yet Nick, Kevin, and Cass cannot barren region the rebels whilst they're so on the subject of freedom. How a ways will they visit store the area they think in?

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The Dark at the End (Repairman Jack)

By F. Paul Wilson

Bound by way of his promise to Glaeken, Jack has avoided making any direct strikes opposed to Rasalom. yet issues have replaced so there is not anything maintaining Jack in cost any more. different adjustments are taking place in addition. Jack is therapeutic at an sped up rate--much like Glaeken did whilst he was once immortal. this may merely suggest that Glaeken's time is nearly up and while he dies, Jack takes his place.

Rasalom keeps to devise opposed to the girl. two times she has died and again; a 3rd time and he or she could be long gone, leaving a transparent course for the Otherness to infiltrate this fact. yet Ernst Drexler, previously Rasalom's go-to man for logistical help, fears he'll be omitted within the chilly whilst the switch comes. He varieties an uneasy alliance with Jack, who's getting ready to stand their outdated enemy.

Meanwhile, sunrise Pickering is looking for her supposedly lifeless child. the path leads her to a mansion in a distant big apple coastal city, the place she discovers a fact she may have by no means imagined.

Now the level is determined for Jack's huge attack on Rasalom. Jack understands he is received only one shot. yet it isn't only a subject of eliminating Rasalom: he additionally needs to properly retrieve Dawn's baby and reduce collateral harm. So, he comes up with a foolproof plan.

But fools are consistently with us….

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A Single Shot

By Matthew F Jones

After the lack of his relatives farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach video game in-season or out is the one factor that stands among him and the soup kitchen line. till Moon trespasses at the fallacious land, hears a rustle within the brush, and fires a unmarried fateful shot.

Following the bloody path, he comes upon a surprising scene: an unlawful, deep woods campground packed with medications, bundles of money and the physique of a lifeless younger lady, killed by way of Moon's stray bullet.

Faced with an final limitation, Moon has to select: does he take the cash and forget about his accountability for the girl's loss of life? Or confess?

But earlier than he has an opportunity to come to a decision, Moon unearths himself at the run, pursued by way of those that imagine the cash is theirs. males who do not care approximately correct and fallacious and who wish just one factor from John Moon: his physique, face down in a ditch.

Matthew F. Jones' A unmarried Shot is an extraordinary, visionary mystery corresponding to the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.

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River of Smoke: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy)

By Amitav Ghosh

A New York instances ebook Review Editors' Choice
A Washington Post impressive Fiction ebook of Year
A NPR top e-book of the Year

In Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies, the Ibis begun its treacherous trip around the Indian Ocean, certain for the cane fields of Mauritius with a shipment of indentured servants. Now, in River of Smoke, the previous slave send flounders within the Bay of Bengal, stuck in the middle of a perilous cyclone. The hurricane additionally threatens the clipper send Anahita, groaning with the biggest consignment of opium ever to depart India for Canton. in the meantime, the Redruth, a nursery send, contains horticulturists decided to trace down the helpful botanical treasures of China. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-town, or overseas Enclave, a powder keg watching for a spark to ignite the Opium Wars. A wonderful event, but in addition a daring indictment of worldwide avarice, River of Smoke is a eating old novel with strong modern resonance.

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Our Man in Camelot

By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning writer of Other Paths to Glory

Anthony cost ingeniously combines the machinations of British Intelligence with the legend of King Arthur in a rare mystery that crackles with suspense from begin to end.

A US Air strength airplane mysteriously vanishes on a flight from its base in Britain, and its ace pilot with it. The CIA investigates the lacking pilot, and makes a few ordinary findings - discovering that may take British Intelligence officer David Audley again to the 6th century in an soaking up conflict of wits with the Soviet mystery police.

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Lottery Boy

By Michael Byrne

In a gripping mystery with a touch of Oliver Twist, a road child and his puppy are chasing an not going fortune — and dodging the thugs who could thieve it.

Twelve-year-old Bully has misplaced his mum and his previous existence. residing tough at the streets of London together with his puppy, Jack, he can’t think a destiny. yet someday he unearths, tucked within his such a lot loved possession—the final birthday card his mom ever gave him—a lottery price tag he acquired her. And it’s a winner. A big winner. unexpectedly there’s wish, if basically he can get to his prize on time! yet simply as Bully’s customers open up, peril closes in. Now ruthless gangsters are in scorching pursuit, and everybody desires a bit of him. Whom can he belief to assist him retrieve what is his? or even if Bully does declare all that cash, will he rather be successful what he wishes so much? Michael Byrne's thrill-packed debut promises the emotionally charged tale of a boy whose good fortune has replaced for the higher, if in basic terms he can continue to exist lengthy sufficient to say it.

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