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Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel

For almost forty years, Robert B. Parker’s inimitable private investigator Spenser has been solving cases and selling millions of books worldwide. Now, for the first time, see how it all began as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master sheds light on Spenser’s formative years spent with his father and two uncles out West. This is an event book for every fan of Spenser, and a revelation for teens about to discover an American icon.
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Chasing New Horizons

On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation-a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions-and nothing like it is planned to happen again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind the mission: of their decades-long commitment; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission. Told from the insider’s perspective of Dr. Alan Stern, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting story of scientific discovery, and of how far humanity can go when we work together toward an incredible goal.
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Stern and Grinspoon’s record of this epic project is thoroughly captivating… Suffused with serpentine theatrics and scientific wonder, this is a consistently compelling, top-notch documentation of intrepid planetary exploration. –Kirkus *STARRED REVIEW* Riveting… a fascinating David versus Goliath story… Even though we know the final outcome, the story continues to be a nail-biter… The two authors, with their insider’s perspective, capture the arduous process with great narrative verve. –Marcia Bartusiak, The Wall Street Journal A remarkable new book… told in exhilarating prose that moves this incredible narrative briskly without getting mired in the tall weeds of technical jargon…. Stern and Grinspoon take you on an uplifting, exhilarating, fascinating journey, all without leaving the comfort and oxygen of our planet. –Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune An exhilarating trek into the ‘wild black yonder’. –Barbara Kiser, Nature A space and science book that reads more like a thriller. –Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle Riveting… destined to become a classic of popular science. –Publishers Weekly Best Summer Books 2018 A thrilling ride. –Jane Ciabattari, BBC.COM 10 Books to Read in May Riveting. –Laurel Kornfeld, Spaceflight Insider Armchair space explorers and budding scientists will relish this inspiring aerospace adventure. –Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal Fascinating… Stern and Grinspoon’s account will appeal to space buffs and every fan of high-quality science writing. –Carl Hays, Booklist It’s a tale about space science, yes, but it’s also a reminder of what can happen when you refuse to let dreams die. –Corey S. Powell, DiscoverMagazine.com Terrific new book about a terrific spacecraft flying a terrific mission! Kudos to @AlanStern, the man who gave us back Pluto. –Jeffrey Kluger (on Twitter, April 25, 2018) Fascinating. –Brendan Byrne, host of Are We There Yet? Podcast The two writers know their stuff: Stern is the principal investigator who led the New Horizon’s team to Pluto, and he is considered a veritable force of nature within the planetary science community. Grinspoon may well be the most talented science writer this side of his friend and mentor, the late Carl Sagan…. With an exciting narrative, loads of planetary astronomy, a heaping helping of exploration and discovery, and a happy ending, the book seems destined to be a classic. –Steven Andrew, Daily Kos Chasing New Horizons, using a thriller-writer’s you-are-there narrative style, takes readers on the adventure of Alan Stern’s and his remarkable team’s lifetimes… Chasing New Horizons would be a ‘great read’ if it were fiction. But as a true story, it is impossible to resist. From the Preface to the ‘Final Discovery’ of the Coda and through the Top-Ten Science Discoveries list in the Appendix, this is a book for science readers to savor. –Fred Bortz, The Science Shelf A truly prodigious book by @AlanStern & David Grinspoon humankind’s first voyage to Pluto. Strongly, even urgently recommended. –Homer Hickam, author of October Sky (on Twitter April 30, 2018) A fascinating story of the advances, setbacks, and eventual triumph of a decades-long effort to complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system. –Jeff Foust, The Space Review I have read the book twice… It’s a thought-provoking and well-written story of the behind-the-scenes action that brought the spacecraft to life…. Chasing New Horizons presents a lot of insight into what it’s like to be on a spacecraft mission. Those revelations delighted me to no end…. The book belongs on your bookshelf. Read it often. Appreciate what it is our fellow citizens have done to bring Pluto and the Kuiper Belt into our view. –C.C. Petersen, TheSpacewriter.com A page-turner. –Randy Showstack, EOS.com [Chasing New Horizons] delivers an in-depth view of how to design a space mission, shepherd it through the hurdles of approval and design, and send it toward the unknown when you have just one shot to get it right. –Sarah Lewin, Space.com Fantastic. –Astronomy Magazine Podcast Even if you followed the [Pluto] flyby closely and think you know this story, the book divulges details that will surprise you. Come for the sweeping tale of wonder and exploration; stay for the gaggle of planetary scientists celebrating on Bourbon Street once their mission finally got the green light. –Lisa Grossman, Science News
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Chasing Me

The New York Times Bestseller, Beyond Me, captured reader’s hearts.
Now the stunning story of Quinn and James continues…
It was supposed to be a love story….
I knew she was out of my league but I didn’t care. Looking back, I wonder if I hadn’t pursued her, would things have turned out differently? Is it Fate that determines our choices in life? God? Free will? Or just plain old innate selfishness?
I got her, of course. There hadn’t been a girl I wasn’t able to seduce. Problem was she seduced me right back, body, mind, and soul. She possessed me, tormented me, and showed me a world that was so bright and pure I was almost blinded.
Didn’t she know after such a drug I could never settle for less? Didn’t she realize no matter how many times I screwed up, or broke her heart, or bent her to my will, I’d never be able to let her go?
If I hadn’t known such intensity existed, would it have been better for both of us?
True love, the real kind, isn’t nice and sweet and pure. No, it’s dirty, and sinful, and messy.
It’s like ripping a chunk of flesh from your body and watching yourself bleed out in slow, helpless intervals until you thankfully pass out.
This isn’t a love story. But it’s the only story I got.
James and Quinn steam up the pages again in Chasing Me. Their chemistry will pull you in and keep you on the edge of your seat in this deliciously sexy story of love, trust, and forgiveness. –NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly Elliott

The Chase: A Novel

**Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, *New York Times* bestselling authors of *The Heist,* return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.**
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Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals.

Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad.

A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare.
*From the Hardcover edition.*
### About the Author
**Janet Evanovich** is the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and *How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author,* as well as the Fox and O’Hare series ** with co-author Lee Goldberg.

**Lee Goldberg** is a screenwriter, TV producer, and the author of several books, including *King City, The Walk,* and the bestselling Monk series of mysteries. He has earned two Edgar Award nominations and was the 2012 recipient of the Poirot Award from Malice Domestic.

Charmed

SUMMARY: Anastasia Donovan knew that her gift marked her as different, special -perhaps even dangerous. She had pent year hiding her eli from the world,crrified about the can equences of revealing what she really wa·. VI’hen Boone Sav.yer came into her life, bent on finding out the ITuth about her, Anastasia had to protect herself and her magic at all costs, She would keep her secrets whatever it look. Then -he was confronted with a terrifying thl-eat to everything he had learned Lo love. With a child’s future at take, Anasla ia could not deny he powers, even if it meant ri king her own life.

Charlotte Gray

SUMMARY: From the bestselling author ofBirdsongcomesCharlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own. In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and when he fails to return from a daring flight into France she is determined to find him. In the service of the Resistance, she travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. Here she will come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place during Europe’s darkest years, and will confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days. Vividly rendered, tremendously moving, and with a narrative sweep and power reminiscent of his novelBirdsong,Charlotte Grayconfirms Sebastian Faulks as one of the finest novelists working today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chapterhouse, Dune

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A beautiful new hardcover package for the “exciting and gripping” (*Kirkus Reviews*) *New York Times* bestselling science fiction classic.** The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest-the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power. Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse, and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they’ve mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy-the spice Melange. But their true weapon remains a man who has lived countless lifetimes-a man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad’Dib.

Chaosbound

The world of the Runelords has been combined by magic with another parallel world to form a new one, the beginning of a process that may unify all worlds into the one true world.
This story picks up after the events of *The Wyrmling Horde* and follows two of Farland’s well-known heroes, Borenson and Myrrima, on a quest to save their devastated land and the people of the new world from certain destruction. But the land is not the only thing that has been altered forever: in the change, Borenson has merged with a mighty and monstrous creature from the other world, Aaath Ulber.
He begins to be a different person, a berserker warrior, as well as having a huge new body because of the transformation of worlds. Thousands have died, lands have sunk below the sea and, elsewhere, risen from it. The supernatural rulers of the world are part of a universal evil, yet play a Byzantine game of dark power politics among themselves. And Aaath Ulber is now the most significant pawn in that game.

The Chanur Saga

This omnibus contains the first three novels in C.J. Cherryh’s Chanur series: Pride of Chanur, Chanur’s Venture, and The Kif Strike Back. This classic adventure series features interstellar politics, a spacefaring fugitive, and first contact with a strange race known as “humans.” No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider. Naked-hided, blunt toothed and blunt-fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company of humans―a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown―and he was a prisoner of his discoverers and captors―the sadistic, treacherous kif―until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur. Little did Tully know when he threw himself on the mercy of the crew of The Pride that he put the entire hani species in jeopardy and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. This seemingly defenseless fugitive held information which could prove the ruin or glory of any species at Meetpoint Station, and whomever Tully allied with would stand to gain power and riches beyond imagining. For with Tully came the key to opening trade with a previously unknown sector of space — a sector of space controlled by a race called “humans”. And what began as a simple rescue attempt would soon blossom into a dangerous game of interstellar politics where today’s ally could become tomorrow’s executioner, and where methane breathers become volatile wild cards playing for stakes no oxy breather could even begin to understand….

Changes

Changes (Dresden Files Series #12) by Jim Butcher
“A can’t-miss entry in one of the best urban-fantasy series currently being published.”—*Booklist* (starred review)
**As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden has faced demons, vampires, werewolves, dark sorcerers, and hosts of horrors from beyond the mortal realm. But nothing could have prepared him for this…**

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry’s Dresden’s lover—until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her caught between humanity and the relentless bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. She disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it. Now, she needs Harry’s help more than ever.

For the vengeful Duchess of the Red Court has discovered a secret Susan has long kept from everyone—including Harry—and she plans to use it. To prevail, Harry may have to unleash the full fury of his untapped power—and he may have no choice but to embrace the darkness within himself.

Because this time, he’s fighting to save his *child*.

Changer of Worlds

**WELCOME AGAIN TO THE MANY WORLDS OF HONOR**
Lady Dame Honor Harrington—starship captain, admiral, Steadholder, and Duchess—has spent decades defending the Star Kingdom of Manticore against all comers. Along the way, she has become the legend known as “the Salamander” from her habit of always being where the fire is hottest . . . and also a national bestseller (*Ashes of Victory*: #7, *The Wall Street Journal*).
But it’s a big universe, and Honor’s actions affect a lot of lives, not all of them human. And their actions affect her—a lesson “Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington” learns years before rising to command rank when a desperate battle against “pirates” who aren’t quite what they seem begins her brilliant career.
Closer to home, in “Changer of Worlds,” a secret that the alien treecats have kept from their human friends for hundreds of years is about to come out . . . and completely change the relationship between the two species forever.
Meanwhile, Eric Flint weighs in with “From the Highlands.” Honor can’t be everywhere, so when the People’s Republic of Haven tries to stage a political assassination on Earth, Anton Zilwicki—husband of one of the Star Kingdom’s most revered military martyrs, and father of a young woman who is clearly a chip off the old block—steps into the breach . . . and takes the opportunity to settle some old scores along the way.
And finally, Esther McQueen and Oscar Saint-Just square off for their final confrontation in Noveau Paris in “Nightfall.”
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Change of heart: a novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The acclaimed #1 *New York Times* bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother’s tragic loss and one man’s last chance at gaining salvation.** Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth? One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June’s eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy’s dying wish? Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption, justice, and love.

The Chance

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**Share the joys, heartbreaks, challenges and triumphs of the people who inhabit the small Oregon town of Thunder Point with #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr**
With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she’ll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge. 
Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he’s a man with a dark past, he’s determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep…unless they take a chance on each other and find that deep and mysterious bond that belongs to those who choose love over fear.
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Champion of Midnight

**When you hit rock bottom, the only way left is up.**
The Sanguinata are taking liberties and using humans like personal blood bags, but the tip is in the fine print, and the humans signing on the dotted line may as well be serving themselves up like cartons of juice. But when a woman under Sanguinata protection implores Serenity Harker for help, even the delicate balance of Midnight won’t stop Harker from making a bargain that will put her life on the line. Before she knows it, Harker has volunteered to compete in the House Games—a test of survival where lupin go up against sanguinata. The terms are simple: if she wins the humans go free.
On top of preparing for the games, Harker must work her first active case. But the excitement of leading the investigation is soon tarnished by a heart breaking loss. Bereft and broken and left to pick up the pieces, Harker must resist the temptation to fall apart if she is to liberate the humans from Sanguinata clutches.
As the house games approach, will Harker live up to her pledge as champion of humanity and give them back their free will, or will this fight prove to be her last?
* A kick-ass, urban fantasy read, with a slow burn reverse harem romance. *
**Angels, Fallen, nephilim and Arthurian legend are given a fresh twist in this sexy, thrilling urban Fantasy series. Fans of Lost girl, True blood and Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series will surely enjoy it. Scroll up to grab your copy today!**
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**When you hit rock bottom, the only way left is up.**
The Sanguinata are taking liberties and using humans like personal blood bags, but the tip is in the fine print, and the humans signing on the dotted line may as well be serving themselves up like cartons of juice. But when a woman under Sanguinata protection implores Serenity Harker for help, even the delicate balance of Midnight won’t stop Harker from making a bargain that will put her life on the line. Before she knows it, Harker has volunteered to compete in the House Games—a test of survival where lupin go up against sanguinata. The terms are simple: if she wins the humans go free.
On top of preparing for the games, Harker must work her first active case. But the excitement of leading the investigation is soon tarnished by a heart breaking loss. Bereft and broken and left to pick up the pieces, Harker must resist the temptation to fall apart if she is to liberate the humans from Sanguinata clutches.
As the house games approach, will Harker live up to her pledge as champion of humanity and give them back their free will, or will this fight prove to be her last?
* A kick-ass, urban fantasy read, with a slow burn reverse harem romance. *
**Angels, Fallen, nephilim and Arthurian legend are given a fresh twist in this sexy, thrilling urban Fantasy series. Fans of Lost girl, True blood and Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series will surely enjoy it. Scroll up to grab your copy today!**

Chamber Music

EDITORIAL REVIEW: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its highly controversial successor Finnegans Wake (1939), as well as the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce’s fictional universe is firmly rooted in Dublin, providing the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fiction. In particular, his tempestuous early relationship with the Irish Roman Catholic Church is reflected through a similar inner conflict in his recurrent alter ego Stephen Dedalus. As the result of his minute attentiveness to a personal locale and his self-imposed exile and influence throughout Europe, Joyce became simultaneously one of the most cosmopolitan and one of the most local of all the great English language writers.

The Chalice

As the final confrontation with the darkness approaches, two mortal enemies will search for the key to life itself… The half-elven Dain, now recognized as the long-lost heir to the kingdom of Nether, prepares to fight for his throne. Suddenly his love, Princess Pheresa, is struck down by poison meant for him. Now, Dain and his hated rival, Prince Gavril, must undertake a perilous quest to find the one thing that can save her–the Chalice of Eternal Life, the powerful relic that Dain’s own father lost his life trying to hide from mortal hands. It will be a journey shadowed by treachery and death–as Dain confronts old enemies, and finds an important new ally in the rebel leader Alexieka…