Plaster City

Plaster City Author Johnny Shaw
ISBN-10 1477817581
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 337
Language en
Publisher
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"Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are back at it, two years after the events of Dove Season--they're not exactly the luckiest guys in the Imperial Valley, but, hey, they win more fights than they lose. Settled on his own farmland and living like a true family man after years of irresponsible fun, Jimmy's got a straight life cut out for him. But he's knocking years off that life thanks to fun-yet-dangerous Bobby's booze-addled antics--especially now that Bobby is single, volatile, profane as ever, and bored as hell. When Bobby's teenage daughter goes missing, he and Jimmy take off on a misadventure that starts out as merely unfortunate and escalates to downright calamitous. Bobby won't hesitate to kick a hornets' nest to get the girl to safety, but when the rescue mission goes riotously sideways, the duo's grit--and loyalty to each other--is put to the test."--Publisher's website.

Dove Season

Dove Season Author Johnny Shaw
ISBN-10 1935597647
Year 2011-09
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Amazonencore
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Accompanied by his childhood friend Bobby, Jimmy sets out to fulfill his dying father's request for a Mexican prostitute, but granting the request puts them at odds with members of the underworld residing in the border towns of Calexico and Mexicali.

Imperial Valley

Imperial Valley Author Johnny Shaw
ISBN-10 1503941299
Year 2017-03-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
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Jimmy Veeder has finally settled down, completing his dramatic transformation from hell-raiser to family man. With his new wife, Angie, and eight-year-old son, Juan, he lives the quiet life. No trouble, no problems. Or so he thought. But this is Jimmy Veeder's Fiasco, after all. The night after his wedding, Jimmy is lured right back into a world of danger and mayhem when childhood friend Tom�s Morales, the current crime lord of Mexicali, turns up on his doorstep offering information about the whereabouts of his son's grandfather, for whom Jimmy has been searching for years. Jimmy and Angie head to Mexico-one part honeymoon, one part expedition to find Juan's grandfather-accompanied by old pals Bobby Maves and Griselda. The trip immediately careens into chaos when they find themselves shadowed by thugs, shot at by cartel soldiers, and forced into a confrontation with a violent, volatile drug lord. The fight spreads from Sinaloa back to Jimmy's doorstep, putting everything Jimmy cares about directly in the crosshairs.

World Gone By

World Gone By Author Dennis Lehane
ISBN-10 9781408706718
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'The best gangster novel since The Godfather' Stephen King Joe Coughlin is untouchable. Once one of America's most feared and prominent gangsters, he now moves effortlessly between the social elite, politicians, police and the mob. He has everything he could possibly want; money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But in a town that runs on corruption, vengeance and greed, success can't protect Joe from the dark truth of his past -- and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full . . . Chilling, heart-breaking and gripping, this is the most complex and powerful novel to date from Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.

The Einstein Prophecy

The Einstein Prophecy Author Robert Masello
ISBN-10 1477829407
Year 2015-08-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher 47North
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As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock. These mysteries may, in fact, defy--or fulfill--the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself. Struggling to decipher the sarcophagus's strange contents, Lucas and Simone unwittingly release forces for both good and unmitigated evil. The fate of the world hangs not only on Professor Einstein's secret research but also on Lucas's ability to defeat an unholy adversary more powerful than anything he ever imagined. From the mind of bestselling author and award-winning journalist Robert Masello comes a thrilling adventure where modern science and primordial supernatural powers collide.

The Gemini Effect

The Gemini Effect Author Chuck Grossart
ISBN-10 1477820450
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher 47North
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"A single raindrop opens a Pandora's box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of night to continue their relentless advance. Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridnour barely escapes the creatures' nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who lost hundreds of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop. As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken government prepares to release the fury of America's nuclear arsenal on its own soil and its own citizens." -- back cover.

The Widow File

The Widow File Author S. G. Redling
ISBN-10 1477808612
Year 2013
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher
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"Dani, a data analyst with an elite security firm, possesses the unnerving ability to read people by the trash they leave behind. Receipts, parking tickets, the detritus of daily life--if you leave it behind, she will figure you out. Her latest case involves high-tech industrial espionage at a corporation with ties to the military ... When a team of assassins sweeps through the firm, stealing all files and killing her coworkers, Dani narrowly escapes"--Page 4 of cover.

The Barkeep

The Barkeep Author William Lashner
ISBN-10 1612181953
Year 2014
Pages 458
Language en
Publisher
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"Justin Chase is the perfect barkeep, tending bar as he lives his life, in a state of Zen serenity. At least until Birdie Grackle, a yellow-haired, foul-mouthed alcoholic from Texas, walks into his bar, orders a Mojito, and makes a startling confession.Six years ago Justin's life was ripped apart when he discovered his mother's bludgeoned corpse in the foyer of the family home. Now Justin's father is serving a life sentence and Justin, after a stint in an asylum, drowns his emotions in a pool of inner peace. But when Birdie Grackle claims to be the hit man who murdered Justin's mother for the money, Justin is hurled back to the emotions, the past, and, most frightening of all, the father he tried to leave behind"--Back cover.

Sacred Gifts Profane Pleasures

Sacred Gifts  Profane  Pleasures Author Marcy Norton
ISBN-10 IND:30000122530656
Year 2008
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher
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Focusing on the Spanish Empire, Marcy Norton investigates how tobacco and chocolate became material and symbolic links to the pre-Hispanic past for colonized Indians and colonizing Europeans alike. Botanical ambassadors of the American continent, they also profoundly affected Europe. Tobacco, once condemned as proof of Indian diabolism, became the constant companion of clergymen and the single largest source of state revenue in Spain. Before coffee or tea became popular in Europe, chocolate was the drink that energized the fatigued and uplifted the depressed. However, no one could quite forget the pagan past of tobacco and chocolate, despite their apparent Europeanization: physicians relied on Mesoamerican medical systems for their understanding of tobacco; theologians looked to Aztec precedent to decide whether chocolate drinking violated Lenten fasts.

The Likeness

The Likeness Author Tana French
ISBN-10 9781440637537
Year 2008-07-17
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestselling author Tana French: “has become required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting” (The New York Times) “is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post), “inspires cultic devotion in readers…most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming." (The New Yorker) Look out for Tana French’s newest novel, The Trespasser, available now In the "compelling"* and "pitch perfect"** follow up to Tana French’s runaway bestseller In the Woods, it's six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder squad. But an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl? Best Novel of the Year by Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and Publisher’s Weekly Crime Fiction Favorite by Los Angeles Times Runner Up for Best Thriller of the Year, New York Magazine From the Trade Paperback edition.