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Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution Late one night Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well The implications are staggering Blomkvist in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium turns to Salander for help She as usual has her own agenda The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies cybercriminals and governments around the world and someone is prepared to kill to protect it The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged uniquely of-the-moment thriller
Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him From the Hardcover edition
Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train Vanity Fair The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl It is liable to draw a large bedazzled readership The New York Times Like its train the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages The Boston Globe Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller People A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people s lives Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning Every day she rattles down the track flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck She s even started to feel like she knows them Jess and Jason she calls them Their life as she sees it is perfect Not unlike the life she recently lost And then she sees something shocking It s only a minute until the train moves on but it s enough Now everything s changed Unable to keep it to herself Rachel offers what she knows to the police and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next as well as in the lives of everyone involved... Has she done more harm than good Compulsively readable The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut more
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film also a classic Compassionate dramatic and deeply moving To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience kindness and cruelty love and hatred humor and pathos Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature
Of 1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton NPR s Maureen Corrigan said Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters With only two letters left Grafton s many devoted readers will share that sentiment X The number ten An unknown quantity A mistake A cross A kiss X The shortest entry in Webster s Unabridged Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science medicine and religion The most graphically dramatic letter Notoriously tricky to pronounce think xylophone X The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet Sue Grafton s X Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim
Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character and now he s back in this masterly new thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child Why is this town called Mother s Rest That s all Reacher wants to know But no one will tell him It s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields with a railroad stop and sullen and watchful people and a worried woman named Michelle Chang who mistakes him for someone else her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal Reacher has no particular place to go and all the time in the world to get there and there s something about Chang so he teams up with her and starts to ask around He thinks How bad can this thing be But before long he s plunged into a desperate race through LA Chicago Phoenix and San Francisco and through the hidden parts of the internet up against thugs and assassins every step of the way right back to where he started in Mother s Rest where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine Walking away would have been easier But as always Reacher s rule is If you want me to stop you re going to have to make me Praise for 1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack... Reacher series Reacher is the stuff of myth One of this century s most original tantalizing pop-fiction heroes The Washington Post A feverishly thrilling series with Child you can always count on furious action The Miami Heraldmore
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn t cry wolf From alien invasions to walking trees to winged beasts in the woods to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache who now live in the little Quebec village But when the boy disappears the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder leads to an old crime leads to an old betrayal Leads right to the door of an old poet And now it is now writes Ruth Zardo And the dark thing is here A monster once visited Three Pines And put down deep roots And now Ruth knows it is back Armand Gamache the former head of homicide for the S ret du Qu bec must face the possibility that in not believing the boy he himself played a terrible part in what happens next
Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the FliesLord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954 igniting passionate debate with its startling brutal portrait of human nature Though critically acclaimed it was largely ignored upon its initial publication Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature William Golding s compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse the whole world the boys know collapses with them the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories and another world is revealed beneath primitive and terrible Labeled a parable an allegory a myth a morality tale a parody a political treatise even a vision of the apocalypse Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books That was a big influence on me as a... teenager I still read it every couple of years Suzanne Collins author of The Hunger Games As exciting relevant and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954 Stephen Kingmore
On the right side of the law Sort of Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer He works out of a customized bulletproof van complete with Wi-Fi a bar a small fridge fine leather chairs a hidden gun compartment and a heavily armed driver He has no firm no partners no associates and only one employee his driver who s also his bodyguard law clerk confidant and golf caddy He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun Sebastian defends people other lawyers won t go near a drug-addled tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls a vicious crime lord on death row a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house Why these clients Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial even if he Sebastian has to cheat to secure one He hates injustice doesn t like insurance companies banks or big corporations he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system s notions of ethical behavior Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham s most colorful outrageous and vividly drawn characters yet Gritty... witty and impossible to put down Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best more
In the year 2044 reality is an ugly place The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS Wade s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world s digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade s going to survive he ll have to win and confront the real world he s always been so desperate to escape
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