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Interlopers

Cody Westcott, a young archeologist, returned from a dig at Apachetarimac with more than he bargained for. Seems the Chachapoyans that he had been studying had a lot to teach us all. Soon he steps through the looking glass, but unlike Alice its no fairytale world that he finds. Instead it is our own world teeming with Interlopers: Those Who Abide. Unseen by the mass of humanity they are aware that Cody can now see them. They don’t like it. Thrust into a fight that finds him allied with highly unlikely characters he travels around the world to ancient centers of power. He calls on strength he never knew he possessed to save his wife and the future of humanity.

Interesting Times

SUMMARY: “May you live in interesting times” is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld — especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a “Great Wizzard” arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it’s he who’s sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire’s current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.

The Intention Experiment: Use Your Thoughts to Change the World

What if thought had a physical effect on the world that could focus our lives, heal our bodies…and even transform the planet? Lynne McTaggart, groundbreaking author of ‘The Field’, takes us on a mind-blowing journey with remarkable evidence that the universe is connected with a power that can be harnessed to change our lives – and the world.
For the last 40 years renegade scientists, experimenting with the limits of quantum physics, have made seemingly impossible discoveries. 1966: a lie-detector expert accidentally discovers that plants can read thoughts. 1982: meditating Buddhist monks in the Himalayas turn their bodies into a human furnace. 1994: a psychologist’s experiments reveal a stream of light flowing from healers during healing.
These events form part of an extraordinary scientific detective story about a revolutionary discovery – that thought is a thing that affects other things.
In The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart, author of the international bestseller The Field, takes you on a mind-blowing journey to the farthest reaches of consciousness. Building on the discoveries of The Field, which documented evidence of a quantum energy field connecting the universe, McTaggart joins forces with a team of international, renowned scientists to test the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets – animal, plant and human.
The Intention Experiment is a truly revolutionary book. It shows how human thought and intention has the power to focus our lives, heal our illnesses, clean up our communities and improve the planet. It also offers you a practical programme to harness that power to make changes in your own life. And it invites you, the reader, to take part in the greatest ongoing intention experiment in history, the results of which have begun to yield remarkable evidence about the power of thought.
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Intensity

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old woman whose deeply troubled childhood taught her the hard rules of survival, and whose adult life has been an unrelenting struggle for self-respect and safety. Now rare trust has blossomed for Chyna into friendship with the woman whose family home she is visiting for the weekend: a farm in the Napa Valley surrounded by vineyards and hills, which Chyna can see from the guest-room window where she sits at one o’clock in the morning, fully dressed, unable to sleep. Suspicions she learned in childhood still make her uneasy in unfamiliar houses–even this one, where her closest friend is sound asleep down the hall. And in this case her most disturbing instincts prove reliable. A man has entered the house, a man who lives for one purpose: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits–to live with intensity.
His name is Edgler Foreman Vess. He likes to make words with the letters from his name–GOD, DEMON, SAVE, RAGE, ANGER, FEAR, FOREVER, are just a few of them–and then makes sentences with the words. One of his favorites, GOD FEARS ME, is sometimes the last thing he whispers to his victims. Edgler Vess is a self-proclaimed ”homicidal adventurer”: On this night, his adventure–murdering everyone in the house–becomes Chyna’s long nightmare.
Trapped in Vess’s deadly orbit, Chyna thinks only of getting out alive. But when she inadvertently learns the identity of Vess’s intended next victim, waiting for him far from Napa Valley, Chyna is gripped with concern for this other person, who is as innocent as Chyna, and as endangered. Driven now by a sense of responsibility for another, by a purpose and meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna rises to unexpected heights of courage and daring–her only hope as the threat of Edgler Foreman Vess closes in and grows more horrifying moment by moment.
**Intensity** unfolds over the course of just twenty-four hours, but within that brief time frame, Dean Koontz gives us what is perhaps his most inventive, emotionally intricate, and terrifyingly suspenseful novel yet.

From the Hardcover edition.
(source: Bol.com)

Insurrection

The War of the Spider Queen spreads…
A hand-picked team of the most capable drow adventurers begin a perilous journey through the treacherous Underdark, all the while surrounded by the chaos of war. Their path will take them through the very heart of darkness, and the Underdark will be shaken to its core. If the powerful dark elves falter, the world below is open for Insurrection.

Insurgent

This deluxe collector’s edition of the #1 *New York Times* bestselling dystopian sensation is perfect for fans and collectors alike, and includes:
* “Free Four”: This pivotal thirteen-page scene from *Divergent*, retold from Tobias’s point of view, reveals unknown facts and fascinating details about Four’s character, his past, his own initiation, and his thoughts about new Dauntless initiate Tris Prior.
* A ribbon bookmark
* An exclusive, full-color foldout poster
* Faction tattoos
* Deckled edges
Forty-eight pages of bonus content, including interviews with Veronica Roth, playlists, faction party tips, and much more!
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
# 1 *New York Times* bestselling author Veronica Roth’s second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
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Instinctive

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **In Fox’s titillating new series we enter Serene, a supernatural playground where sexy shape shifters live behind the white picket fences…** Free spirited Jaclyn Vasenty is about to inherit a cosmetics empire, yet her scandalous personal history may ruin her chance for a corporate take-over. Saying goodbye to her naughty ways, she moves into a quaint gated community in Serene, New Hampshire. But these gates are locked at sunset… The town’s dark sensuality rocks Jaclyn’s insatiable appetite to the core-and stirs desires that are… inhuman. That’s because Serene is home to demons, witches, vampires, lycans, and panthers, for whom primal exploration comes naturally. Especially for shape shifter Slyck, the cunning panther who’s pushing Jaclyn to the brink of erotic possibilities and making her feel wildly…*feral*. As tension between species rises, Jaclyn learns she must draw on all her feminine wiles and join forces with Slyck if she wants to make it out alive.

Instinct

***The high adventure of James Rollins combines with the gripping suspense of Scott Sigler in this second installment in the Jack Sigler Thriller ***
******A genetic disease known as Brugada Syndrome kills its victims without warning, without symptom. When the President of the United States falls victim to a weaponized and *contagious *strain of the disease, the Chess Team?King, Queen, Rook, Knight and Bishop?are assigned to protect Sara Fogg, a CDC detective, as she journeys to the source of the new strain: the Annamite Mountains in Vietnam. Surrounded by Vietnam War era landmines, harsh terrain and more than one military force not happy about the return of American boots to the Ho Chi Minh trail, the fight for survival becomes a grueling battle in the humid jungle.
Pursued by VPLA Death Volunteers, Vietnam?s Special Forces unit, the team?s flight through a maze of archaic ruins reveals an ancient secret…a primal secret that may stop the disease from sweeping the globe?even as it threatens both the mission and their lives.

InstaStyle

****Gain Instagram followers, grow your personal brand, and influence others with your authentic personality, beautiful photography, and stunningly curated grid**.**
Instagram is the place where trends break, tastes are made, and brands are launched. Plus it’s packed with insightful analytics and handy business tools to help you elevate your social media presence to the next level.
Create, connect with others, and share the way you see the world! Whether your passion is fitness, fashion, food, or anything in between, you can turn that passion into a business, inspire others, and meet amazing people. Learn from Tezza (@tezzamb) and her friends how to tell compelling visual stories on the fastest growing social media platform, with topics including photography tips, brand engagement strategies, and advice for finding management.
*InstaStyle* is a must-have guide for a booming industry, full of beautiful imagery and easily understood guides to help you achieve your Instagram goals. You’ll learn how you can create an immediately recognizable grid aesthetic and showcase your life while remaining true to your personal brand.
With contributions from successful influencers, you’ll be inspired to curate category-specific content to share with the Insta-universe. Hear from:
***** @emily_luciano – fashion
***** @travel_inhershoes – travel
***** @thewoodenskillet – food
***** @xandervintage – beauty
***** @amberfillerup – family
***** @alexajeanfitness – fitness
***** @annemariebarton – interior design
***** @designbyaikonik – flat lays and products

Insomnia

SUMMARY: Ralph Roberts has a problem: he isn’t sleeping so well these days. In fact, he’s hardly sleeping at all. Each morning, the news conveyed by the bedside clock is a little worse: 3:15…3:02…2:45…2:15. The books call it “premature waking”; Ralph, who is still learning to be a widower, calls it a season in hell. He’s begun to notice a strangeness in his familiar surroundings, to experience visual phenomena that he can’t quite believe are hallucinations. Soon, Ralph thinks, he won’t be sleeping at all, and what then? A problem, yes – though perhaps not so uncommon, you might say. But Ralph has lived his entire life in Derry, Maine, and Derry isn’t like other places, as millions of Stephen King readers will gladly testify. They remember It, also set in Derry, and know there’s a mean streak running through this small New England city; underneath its ordinary surface awesome and terrifying forces are at work. The dying, natural and otherwise, has been going on in Derry for a long, long time. Now Ralph is part of it. So are his friends. And so are the strangers they encounter.

Insolito e crudele

Mentre Ronnie Joe Waddell sta per salire sulla sedia elettrica, la dottoressa Kay Scarpetta, capo dell’ufficio di medicina legale della Virginia, è intenta ai preparativi necessari per eseguirne l’autopsia. Ma la morte dell’uomo non è il solo evento di cui Kay debba occuparsi in quella fredda notte di dicembre. Poche ore prima è stato ritrovato un bambino col corpo orribilmente mutilato: un episodio di violenza sessuale che mostra inquietanti affinità con l’assassinio per cui Waddell è stato condannato. Ma allora, chi è salito sulla sedia elettrica? Cosa lega questi due fatti avvenuti a più di dieci anni di distanza e ai quali faranno seguito numerosi altri delitti? Chi è lo spietato assassino? E, soprattutto, perché Kay Scarpetta è la principale sospettata?
Tutto congiura contro Kay. Questa volta neppure la scienza sembra in grado di fornirle la prova in grado di scagionarla…
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Mentre Ronnie Joe Waddell sta per salire sulla sedia elettrica, la dottoressa Kay Scarpetta, capo dell’ufficio di medicina legale della Virginia, è intenta ai preparativi necessari per eseguirne l’autopsia. Ma la morte dell’uomo non è il solo evento di cui Kay debba occuparsi in quella fredda notte di dicembre. Poche ore prima è stato ritrovato un bambino col corpo orribilmente mutilato: un episodio di violenza sessuale che mostra inquietanti affinità con l’assassinio per cui Waddell è stato condannato. Ma allora, chi è salito sulla sedia elettrica? Cosa lega questi due fatti avvenuti a più di dieci anni di distanza e ai quali faranno seguito numerosi altri delitti? Chi è lo spietato assassino? E, soprattutto, perché Kay Scarpetta è la principale sospettata?
Tutto congiura contro Kay. Questa volta neppure la scienza sembra in grado di fornirle la prova in grado di scagionarla…

Inside the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: It sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world and yet its roiling disaffection produced fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. It is a modern state, where wealthy princes and tycoons raise futuristic cities in the desert, and yet its powerful religious establishment would roll back its values fourteen hundred years to the time of the Prophet Mohammed. To fully understand our interdependent twenty-first-century world, we must understand Saudi Arabia.With Inside the Kingdom, author Robert Lacey gives readers a remarkable portrait in full of this most enigmatic of lands. More than twenty years after moving to Saudi Arabia during the oil boom to write his groundbreaking epic The Kingdom, Lacey returned to live once again among the princes and the paupers, the clerics and the progressives. What he found was a society slowly recovering from the past. In this recounting, which takes us from the bloody seizure of Mecca’s Grand Mosque in 1979 to the deepening of U.S.-Saudi relations during the Gulf War of 1991 to the fostering of a new generation of Islamic holy warriors led by Osama bin Laden, Lacey shows how Saudi Arabia came to the precipice at which it now stands, struggling to learn how not to be at war with itself.

Innovate Like Edison

Read Sarah Miller Caldicott’s posts on the Penguin Blog.

Michael J. Gelb, author of the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and Sarah Miller Caldicott, a descendant of Thomas Edison, introduce a revolutionary new system for successful innovation.

Bestselling author Michael J. Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott introduce a carefully researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Alva Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation by his focus on practical accomplishment. Now Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of this American genius to contemporary business situations to help today’s leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to revitalize their own ingenuity and thrive in today’s culture of innovation.

(source: Bol.com)

The Innocent

America has enemies – ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can’t stop. That’s when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Will Robie may have just made the first – and last – mistake of his career…
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn’t seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.
Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn’t an ordinary runaway — her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can’t walk away. He needs to help her.
Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he’s convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents’ deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power.
Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl’s life… and perhaps his own.

The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham
John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.
In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A’s, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory.
Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa.
In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution’s case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row.
If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

Innocence: A Novel

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.

She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

In *Innocence,* #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

**Advance praise for *Innocence ** *
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“Laced with fantastical mysticism, it’s an allegory of nonviolence, acceptance and love in the face of adversity. . . . The narrative is intense, with an old-fashioned ominousness and artistically crafted. . . . Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination.” *—*Kirkus Reviews**** *
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“Imaginative, mystical thriller . . . the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while.”*** *— *Publishers Weekly ** *
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“As speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz, a past master of the form, has ever constructed . . . The clamor for a new Koontz will be heard . . . especially when his fans hear how good this one is.” **— *Booklist* (starred review)**

**Acclaim for Dean Koontz**

“A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself.”***—Chicago Sun-Times ** *

“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers . . . might do well to examine his technique.” *—*The New York Times Book Review**** *
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“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.” ** *—Los Angeles Times***
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“Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.” ** *—USA Today***
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“Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz’s] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.” ** *—The Tampa Tribune***
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“A literary juggler.” **— *The Times* (London)**
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* * **Advance praise for *Innocence ** *
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“Laced with fantastical mysticism, it’s an allegory of nonviolence, acceptance and love in the face of adversity. . . . The narrative is intense, with an old-fashioned ominousness and artistically crafted. . . . Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination.”— *Kirkus Reviews*
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“Imaginative, mystical thriller . . . the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while.”— *Publishers Weekly*
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“As speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz, a past master of the form, has ever constructed . . . The clamor for a new Koontz will be heard . . . especially when his fans hear how good this one is.”—* Booklist *(starred review)
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ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ**

“A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself.”*—Chicago Sun-Times *

“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers . . . might do well to examine his technique.”—* The New York Times Book Review *
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“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”* —Los Angeles Times *
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“Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”* —USA Today *
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“Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz’s] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”* —The Tampa Tribune *
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“A literary juggler.”—* The Times* (London)
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### * *About the Author**
* * **Dean Koontz** , the author of many #1 *New York Times* bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie. **