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Action and adventure fiction

  • Author:
    Lore, Pittacus
    Summary:

    Here are Lost Files stories together in one volume. Legacies Reborn looks at the Mogadorian invasion from the view point of a human teen. Last Defense reveals what happens to Malcolm Goode after warships descend. Hunt for the Garde follows three Mogadorians.

  • Author:
    Cussler, Clive
    Summary:

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo come up against an old enemy while searching for a treasure that has been lost for centuries in this exciting adventure in the bestselling series by the Clive Cussler, Grand Master of Adventure. Ten years ago, a chance meeting at the Lighthouse Café in Redondo Beach led Sam Fargo and Remi Longstreet on the adventure of a lifetime, hunting the legendary riches stolen from the Persian King Croesus in 546 B.C. But they weren't the only ones. Someone else is after the gold, and he's willing to kill anyone who gets in his way. When Sam and Remi run afoul of a criminal drug-running operation, their hopes of finding the treasure are dashed. But with Sam's ingenuity and Remi's determination, they survive their confrontation with the drug runners, and manage to send one of the key players to prison. Though the cache of gold is never found, life goes on. Sam and Remi marry—and years later return to Greece to find the one treasure that got away. Time becomes their enemy when the kingpin they helped send to prison over a decade ago is released—and he has two goals in mind. Find the legendary hoard of King Croesus, and kill Sam and Remi Fargo. The Fargos know that as long as this gold is out there, no one is safe. They return to Greece for a final showdown—and one last chance to find that elusive treasure.

  • Author:
    Jensen, Carsten
    Summary:

    In 1848, Danish sailors set sail to fight Germans. Not all return, and those who do will never be the same, including daredevil Laurids Madsen, who escapes again to the seas. Here also is the story of a Danish town, whose inhabitants sailed the world for a over a hundred years.

  • Author:
    Carriger, Gail
    Summary:

    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London high society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Until, that is, she receives a summons that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle.

  • Author:
    Paige, Danielle
    Summary:

    To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman's heart, steal the Scarecrow's brain, take the Lion's courage, and kill Dorothy. But Dorothy still lives, and Amy is only just learning the truth about her mission.

  • Author:
    Black, Holly
    Summary:

    After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

  • Author:
    Sapkowski, Andrzej
    Summary:

    The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on a disguise. Both sides of the war have sent mercenaries to hunt her down. There is only one place left to run, the tower of the swallow is waiting.

  • Author:
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan
    Summary:

    As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists have been selected to live in a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. But as these "Terranauts" face increased scrutiny and a host of disasters, their mantra: "Nothing in, nothing out," becomes a dangerously ferocious rallying cry.

  • Author:
    Zander, Joakim
    Summary:

    A deep-cover CIA agent, an operative once so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter, races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew.

  • Author:
    Patterson, James
    Summary:

    Once a luxurious southern getaway on a rustic lake, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a nighttime mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers—known as the Night Ninjas—recently returned from Afghanistan. To ensure that justice is done, the Army sends Major Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former NYPD cop, to investigate. But the major and his elite team arrive in sweltering Georgia with no idea their grim jobs will be made exponentially more challenging by local law enforcement, who resists the Army's intrusion and stonewall them at every turn. As Cook and his squad struggle to uncover the truth behind the condemning evidence, the pieces just won't fit—and forces are rallying to make certain damning secrets die alongside the victims in the murder house. With his own people in the cross-hairs, Cook takes a desperate gamble to find answers—even if it means returning to a hell of his own worst nightmares ...

  • Author:
    Handey, Jack
    Summary:

    The reliably unreliable narrator Jack Handey and his friend, Don--who might be familiar to fans of "Deep Thoughts"--go on a quest for the Golden Monkey that takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. There, they meet with untold dangers, strange natives, and the ruins of ancient civilizations.

  • Author:
    Aspe, Pieter
    Summary:

    When the wealthy Ludovic Degroof's jewelry store is broken into, nothing is stolen, but the jewels have been dissolved in jars of aqua regia, and a strange note is left in the safe. To solve the case, Van In and the beautiful Hannelore Martens find themselves unraveling a complex web of love, secrets, and betrayal.

  • Author:
    Child, Lee.
    Summary:

    Jack Reacher is back! The “utterly addictive” ( The New York Times ) series continues as the acclaimed #1 bestselling author Lee Child teams up with his brother, Andrew Child, fellow thriller writer extraordinaire. “One of the many great things about Jack Reacher is that he’s larger than life while remaining relatable and believable. The Sentinel shows that two Childs are even better than one.”—James Patterson As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee. But there’s nothing pleasant about the place. In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush. “It was four against one” . . . so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolution. The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information . . . and secrets. Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name. Reacher is intrigued. There’s more to the story. The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder—all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he’s up against. Rule one: if you don’t know the trouble you’re in, keep Reacher by your side.

  • Author:
    Meade, Glenn
    Summary:

    Dr. Laura Pavlov, a forensic archaeologist, discovers two bodies perfectly preserved in permafrost on the outskirts of the Russian city where the Romanov royal family was executed in 1918. What she learns sheds light on the death of Princess Anastasia, and more.

  • Author:
    Black, Holly
    Summary:

    Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan's betrayal. She bides her time, determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

  • Author:
    Meltzer, Brad
    Summary:

    Beecher White makes an alarming discovery on the White House grounds: there is a severed arm buried in the Rose Garden. As he investigates, he realizes it's a message that may have dire repercussions for the president.

  • Author:
    Child, Lincoln, Preston, Douglas J.
    Summary:

    Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, and intrepid adventurer--is on the trail of a centuries-old stone tablet that will either save his life or bring it to a sudden, shocking close.

  • Author:
    Child, Lincoln, Preston, Douglas J.
    Summary:

    With special agent Pendergast missing and presumed dead and his ward Constance taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past, Pendergast's bodyguard, Proctor, begins an international pursuit of Constance's kidnapper.

  • Author:
    Chambers, Becky
    Summary:

    Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy--exactly what Rosemary wants. It's also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime.

  • Author:
    Baxter, Stephen, Pratchett, Terry
    Summary:

    War has come to Long Earth. Joshua, now married and a father, is summoned by Lobsang. It seems that he alone can confront the perfect storm of crises that threatens to plunge all of the Long Earth into a war unlike any that has been waged before.

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