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Pandemic

A deadly outbreak in Kenya.
A conspiracy beyond imagination.
And a race to save humanity in its darkest hour.
From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene and Departure, comes a novel that will change everything you think you know about pandemics.
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A hundred miles north of Alaska, an American Coast Guard vessel discovers a sunken submarine at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. It has no national identification and doesn’t match the records of any known vessel. Deep within, researchers find evidence of a scientific experiment that will alter our very understanding of the human race.
In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC’s leading epidemiologist, she’s among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It’s a lonely and dangerous job, but it’s her life—and she’s good at it. This time, she may have met her match.
In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death’s door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO. What they find in the remote village is beyond their worst fears. As she traces the origin of the pathogen, Peyton begins to believe that there is more to this outbreak—that it may be merely the opening act in a conspiracy with far reaching consequences.
In Berlin, Desmond Hughes awakens in a hotel room with no memory of how he got there or who he is. On the floor, he finds a dead security guard from an international pharmaceutical company. His only clue leads him to Peyton Shaw—a woman who seems to know him, but refuses to tell him how. With the police searching the city for him, Desmond desperately tries to piece together what happened to him. To his shock and horror, he learns that he may be involved in causing the outbreak—and could hold the only key to stopping it.
As the pathogen spreads around the world, Peyton and Desmond race to unravel the conspiracy behind the pandemic—and uncover secrets some want to keep buried.
ABOUT PANDEMIC
PANDEMIC is A.G. Riddle’s first new novel in almost two and a half years. The product of extensive research, PANDEMIC takes readers inside the CDC and WHO response to a deadly outbreak. It features the real-life science and history blended with fiction that readers have come to know and love in Riddle’s past novels. PANDEMIC is the first novel in a new series: The Extinction Files.

Painted Ladies

**The brilliant new Spenser novel from the beloved *New York Times*-bestselling author Robert B. Parker. **
Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting.
The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen. Convinced that Ashton Prince played a bigger role than just ransom delivery boy, Spenser enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse with the thieves. But this is a game he might not come out of alive…
Completed the year before he passed away, *Painted Ladies* is Spenser and Robert B. Parker at their electrifying best.

The Other Lands

David Anthony Durham is the author of “Gabriel’s Story”—winner of two American Library Association awards—“Walk Through Darkness”, “Pride of Carthage” and “Acacia: The War with the Mein” which is one of three novels by David that have been optioned for film adaptation and also helped Mr. Durham win the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. David is currently working on the concluding volume of the Acacia Trilogy.

CLASSIFICATION: The Acacia Trilogy is epic fantasy fueled by compelling characters, realistic world-building and powerful storytelling. In the vein of George R.R. Martin, Stephen R. Donaldson, Jacqueline Carey and Brian Ruckley, but defined by David Anthony Durham’s unique historical fiction-influenced viewpoint…
FORMAT/INFO: Page count is 464 pages divided over a Prologue, three titled Books, and fifty-one chapters. Also includes a map of the Known World and the Other Lands and a detailed summary of the first book. Narration is in the third person via several different characters including returning POVs Corinn Akaran, her brother and sister Dariel & Mena, and Corinn’s councillor Rialus Neptos. Other POVs include the leaguemen Sire Neen & Sire Dagon, Barad the Lesser, Avril’s former companion Kelis Umae, Corinn’s informant Delivegu Lemardine, and Mór, a Known World slave now living in The Other Lands. “The Other Lands” is the second volume in the Acacia Trilogy after “Acacia: The War with the Mein”, and ends on a cliffhanger.

Oscar & Lucinda

The Booker Prize-winning novel–now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight  Pictures.
This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in  nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent–a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms–could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.

Orion

Alle tre del pomeriggio, John O’Ryan è seduto in un ristorante di Manhattan senza un pensiero al mondo. Dopo aver notato una splendida ragazza dagli occhi grigi e un paio di bizzarri individui molto interessati a lei, si vede recapitare un insolito dessert sotto forma di una bomba a mano pronta a esplodere. John sospetta di essere coinvolto in una lotta senza quartiere, e ha ragione: solo che non si tratta di nemici ordinari ma di due entità millenarie che si disputano il futuro del genere umano. Per fortuna, neanche John O’Ryan è solo quel che sembra: quando deciderà di scoprire il segreto della sua vera identità, dovrà tuffarsi in varie epoche del passato fino a dare un senso al conflitto che vorrebbe vederlo come una semplice pedina, mentre lui si sente un semidio. Orion è uno dei più bei romanzi d’azione della fantascienza americana. **
### Sinossi
Alle tre del pomeriggio, John O’Ryan è seduto in un ristorante di Manhattan senza un pensiero al mondo. Dopo aver notato una splendida ragazza dagli occhi grigi e un paio di bizzarri individui molto interessati a lei, si vede recapitare un insolito dessert sotto forma di una bomba a mano pronta a esplodere. John sospetta di essere coinvolto in una lotta senza quartiere, e ha ragione: solo che non si tratta di nemici ordinari ma di due entità millenarie che si disputano il futuro del genere umano. Per fortuna, neanche John O’Ryan è solo quel che sembra: quando deciderà di scoprire il segreto della sua vera identità, dovrà tuffarsi in varie epoche del passato fino a dare un senso al conflitto che vorrebbe vederlo come una semplice pedina, mentre lui si sente un semidio. Orion è uno dei più bei romanzi d’azione della fantascienza americana.
### L’autore
Born in Philadelphia, **Ben Bova** worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of *Analog* , one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving *Analog* in 1978, he continued his editorial work in science fiction, serving as fiction editor of *Omni* for several years and editing a number of anthologies and lines of books, including the “Ben Bova Presents” series for Tor. He has won science fiction’s Hugo Award for Best Editor six times.
A published SF author from the late 1950s onward, Bova is one of the field’s leading writers of “hard SF,” science fiction based on plausible science and engineering. Among his dozens of novels are *Millennium, The Kinsman Saga, Colony, Orion, Peacekeepers, Privateers,* and the *Voyagers* series. Much of his recent work, including *Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, The Precipice,* and *The Rock Rats* , falls into the continuity he calls “The Grand Tour,” a large-scale saga of the near-future exploration and development of our solar system.
A President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, in 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, the well-known literary agent Barbara Bova.

Operation Time Search

Snooping around a top-secret government installation, photographer Ray Osborne stumbled across an experimental time field. Suddenly the familiar Ohio landscape disappeared and Ray found himself transported to a prehistoric world where the dread priest of Atlantis waged a war against the Sun-born of Mu. So while the scientist of the Twentieth Century worked desperately to draw him back to the present, Ray Osborne was recruited by the people of Mu to win a war that could change the course of history, and trap him in the past forever!

The Opal-Eyed Fan

FURIES UNLEASHED
Was it a random storm or destiny’s mischief that shipwrecked lovely Persis Rooke on Lost Lady Key? Persis couldn’t be sure. Rescued by the handsome Captain Crewe Leverett and marooned on the darkly mysterious island with his strange sister and her beau, she was aware only of the oppressive superstitions of the natives who feared a strange curse–the curse of the opal-eyed fan.
Somehow she knew she had to learn the unspoken secret of the island and the truth about the fabulous Spanish lady who, years before, had left the infamous Satin-shirt Jack dead and then disappeared forever. But Persis was not aware of the evil that awaited her, nor of the romance that would endanger her until it was too late. . . .

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

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In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran “Washington Post” reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet, and Cuban sources to produce the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis. In his hour-by-hour chronicle of those near-fatal days, Dobbs reveals some startling new incidents that illustrate how close we came to Armageddon.
Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev’s plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo; the accidental overflight of the Soviet Union by an American spy plane; the movement of Soviet nuclear warheads around Cuba during the tensest days of the crisis; the activities of CIA agents inside Cuba; and the crash landing of an American F-106 jet with a live nuclear weapon on board.
Dobbs takes us inside the White House and the Kremlin as Kennedy and Khrushchev–rational, intelligent men separated by an ocean of ideological suspicion–agonize over the possibility of war. He shows how these two leaders recognized the terrifying realities of the nuclear age while Castro–never swayed by conventional political considerations–demonstrated the messianic ambition of a man selected by history for a unique mission. As the story unfolds, Dobbs brings us onto the decks of American ships patrolling Cuba; inside sweltering Soviet submarines and missile units as they ready their warheads; and onto the streets of Miami, where anti-Castro exiles plot the dictator’s overthrow.
Based on exhaustive new research and told in breathtaking prose, here is a riveting account of history’s most dangerous hours, full of lessons for our time.

The Oncoming Storm

In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy’s two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist Commonwealth. Caught in the middle sits the occupied outpost system Cadiz, where young officer and aristocrat Katherine “Kat” Falcone finds herself prematurely promoted at the behest of her powerful father. Against her own wishes, Kat is sent to command the Commonwealth navy’s newest warship, *Lightning*.
Determined to prove she has value beyond her family name, Kat struggles to earn her crew’s respect and find her footing as the youngest captain in naval history. She soon discovers the situation on Cadiz is even worse than anyone in power anticipated. War isn’t just a possibility – it is imminent. Yet the admiral in position to bolster defenses refuses to prepare for a fight. Can Kat find a way to investigate the enemy, alert the Commonwealth, and whip an entire fleet into fighting shape before the Theocracy’s war machine destroys everything she holds dear?

Omega House Boxset Books 6-10: Alpha Omega MPreg Romance

Books 6-10 of the Omega House series.
Each story is about a sweet omega finding love with at least one sexy alpha. Filled with knotty heats that result in a sweet baby(s) at the end, you’ll love this if you enjoy fluffy romances that move at a fast pace and have some intense moments thrown in to keep you guessing.
Over 1000 pages of mpreg lovin’. **
### Sinossi
Books 6-10 of the Omega House series.
Each story is about a sweet omega finding love with at least one sexy alpha. Filled with knotty heats that result in a sweet baby(s) at the end, you’ll love this if you enjoy fluffy romances that move at a fast pace and have some intense moments thrown in to keep you guessing.
Over 1000 pages of mpreg lovin’.

Offering to the storm

The final audiobook in Dolores Redondo’s atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. With masterful storytelling and a detective to rival Sarah Lund, this Spanish best-selling series has taken Europe by storm.
In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a baby girl. The baby has red marks on her face, indicating she has been murdered. According to the girl’s grandmother, the father tried to run away with the body, uttering something about an offering. She also mentions the Inguma – an evil being of Basque mythology that kills people in their sleep.
The investigation takes Amaia and her team to the nearby valley of Baztan, where there have been an abnormally high number of similar cases – and some procedural irregularities. Meanwhile a murderer, Berasategui, is found dead in his cell from a drug-induced coma, which he can’t have done without help.
Soon Amaia will have to face the true origin of the events that have ravaged the Baztan valley for years – even if an impressive snowstorm tries to bury the devastating truth.

Octopussy

This is a collection of three short stories which feature the urbane James Bond, Agent 007. The three stories are set in Jamaica, where Bond becomes entangled with an unusual assassin, London where Bond bids for a Faberge and Berlin where Bond must cross the death strip.

Octopus

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities.

In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities. With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea.

**Recensie(s)**

A fascinating natural history of some of the ocean’s most intriguing creatures. –Farm and Dairy With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, this book is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea. For anyone with an interest in octopodes. –ScienceBlogs.com Reveals the uncanny smarts and elegant adaptations of these eight-armed wonders. –Science News Provides an excellent nature history of the octopus, pairing lovely photos with the insights of three leading marine biologists. –Bookwatch
(source: Bol.com)

Normal

**«Subí observando la foto. Era un tipo vulgar, común. Pero muy común. Pelo ni corto ni largo con un peinado corriente, ligeras entradas, puede que castaño… Estatura media, sobre el metro setenta y cinco… Pantalones oscuros y gabardina clara. No se distinguía bien la cara, una pena, porque las orejas son como las huellas dactilares y me habría servido, pero hay que jugar con las cartas que tocan.»**
«El asesino era normal» es la única descripción que Félix Fortea, policía de homicidios, recibe cuando interroga a los testigos de un crimen a plena luz del día. ¿Cómo detienes a un homicida que puede ser cualquiera? ¿Qué es ser normal? Un elenco de personajes con sus fallos, rareza y taras se unen para detener a un criminal que parece camuflarse exhibiendo su aparente normalidad.
R. López-Herrero pone en duda el concepto de normalidad imperante en nuestro mundo en esta novela negra que pone de relevancia el talento de su autor y que nos sumerge en una atmósfera en la que los personajes componen un perfecto cuadro de la singularidad humana y de los prejuicios sociales que hacen de ella una carga.
**Reseña:**
«*Normal* es uno de esos libros con un estilo tan propio y atractivo que cuando te vienes a dar cuenta estás pasando páginas a toda velocidad. Un gran inicio en el género negro de un autor que promete ser muchas cosas menos normal.»
Bruno Nievas
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Nomad Omnibus 01: A Kurtherian Gambit Series

***Best selling Apocalyptic series set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe now in an Omnibus for the first three books!** *
**It’s been twenty years since the fall, the destruction the world brought on itself. Can Terry Henry Walton, enhanced as he is, help bring civilization back as he seeks to atone for previous actions?**
By protecting and nurturing the ones with the knowledge. Terry Henry Walton begins building his Force de Guerre, a paramilitary group that will secure this new world from those who would take and destroy.
**When the enemies of peace appear before the FDG is ready, Terry partners with a werewolf to fight a battle that he must win.**
Join Terry Henry and Char as they learn to trust each other, then fight those who would dare try to stop a group of humanity clawing their way back from the World’s Worst Day Ever.

Night of January 16th

On one level, *Night of January 16th* is a totally gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand’s vision of human strength and weakness. Since its original Broadway success, it has achieved vast worldwide popularity and acclaim.