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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
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
A blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off The Survivor is a no-holds-barred race to save America and Mitch Rapp s finest battle When Joe Rick Rickman a former golden boy of the CIA steals a massive amount of the Agency s most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice but to send her most dangerous weapon after him elite covert operative Mitch Rapp Rapp quickly dispatches the traitor but Rickman proves to be a deadly threat to America even from beyond the grave Eliminating Rickman didn t solve all of the CIA s problems in fact mysterious tip-offs are appearing all over the world linking to the potentially devastating data that Rickman managed to store somewhere only he knew It s a deadly race to the finish as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search desperately for Rickman s accomplices and for the confidential documents they are slowly leaking to the world To save his country from being held hostage to a country set on becoming the world s newest nuclear superpower Mitch Rapp must outrun outthink and outgun his deadliest enemies yet
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
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character and now he s back in this masterly new thriller from 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 Make Me Lee Child s Reacher series has hit Book No 20... with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee Everything about it starting with Reacher s nose for bad news is as strong as ever The big guy s definitely on the upswing The guy who writes about him is too Janet Maslin The New York Times A superb thriller New York Daily News I ve read all twenty of Lee Child s novels Maybe there s something wrong with me But I can t wait for the twenty-first Malcolm Gladwell The New Yorker Lee Child has another winner with Make Me There s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre He can take all these strange elements and clich s and make them compelling and original Associated Press The Reacher series is the current gold standard in the genre In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty the total knockout Dayton Daily News Child serves up wingding plots pithy dialogue extraordinary background on intriguing topics and cunningly constructed suspense But what keeps us coming back by the millions is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything The Oregonian A dark thriller Lee Child s Make Me the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author interesting characters tight plots and page-turning action Readers won t be disappointed Minneapolis Star Tribune Jack Reacher is back Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point and fans will be pleased to see Jack again LibraryReads Top Ten Pick The reigning champ ups the ante Booklist starred review 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
It has an ocean-front view a private beach--and a deadly secret that won t stay buried No 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons where money and privilege know no bounds But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved Neglected empty and rumored to be cursed it s known as the Murder House and locals keep their distance Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local but she hasn t been back since she was a girl Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion s history is much darker than even the town s most salacious gossips could have imagined As more bodies surface and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes... in on her she must risk her own life to expose the truth--before the Murder House claims another victim Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world s 1 bestselling writer THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling page-turning story of murder money and revenge more
Will Robie is the government s most professional disciplined and lethal assassin He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world defeats our enemies advanced security measures and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores But now his skills have left him Sent overseas on a critical assignment he fails unable to pull the trigger Absent his talents Robie is a man without a mission and without a purpose To recover what he has lost Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years his own past THE GUILTYWill Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell Mississippi after high school severing all personal ties and never looked back Not once Not until the unimaginable occurs His father Dan Robie has been arrested and charged with murder Father and son haven t spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town In that time Dan Robie-a local attorney and pillar of the community-has been elected town judge Despite this most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan His guilt is assumed To make matters worse Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself When Robie tries to help his father responds only with anger and defiance Could Dan really be guilty With the equally formidable Jessica... Reel at his side Robie ignores his father s wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown an outsider a man who has forsaken his past and his family His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism and violence Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country where his target was clearly defined digging into his father s case only reveals more questions Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son And this time there may be no escape for either of them more
New York Times bestselling author William R Forstchen brings a sequel to his hit novel One Second After Months before publication One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read a book discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at the dangers of EMPs An EMP is a weapon with the power to destroy the entire United States in a single act of terrorism in a single second indeed it is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America One Second After was a dire warning of what might be our future and our end Now One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled so hard to rebuild it in the wake of devastation-John Matherson It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way