Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi

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Acclaimed chef, writer and television personality, ANTHONY BOURDAIN, and JOEL ROSE (Kill The Poor) return for the follow-up to their #1 New York Times bestseller GET JIRO! In a prequel to The New York Times best-selling comic from renowned chef Bourdain (CNN’s Parts Unknown), Jiro is a young man learning his craft. The son of one of Tokyo’s most powerful gangsters, he is torn between his father’s plans for him and his own desire to master the art of sushi. The family is making a bold move in the Tokyo underworld, and if Jiro isn’t going to get with the program, his half-brother Ichigo is more than happy to step in and do the dirty work. This bloody take on a classic crime and revenge…

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A Small Indiscretion: A Novel

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At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in a washed-out California town for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Twenty years later, she is a San Francisco lighting designer and happily married mother of three who has put her reckless youth behind her. Then a photo from that distant winter in Europe arrives inexplicably in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened. Past and present collide, Annie’s marriage falters, and her son takes a car ride that ends with his life hanging in the balance. Now Annie must confront her own transgressions and fight for her family by untangling the mysteries of the turbulent winter that drew an invisible map of her future. Gripping, insightful, and lyrical, A…

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Lucky Shot

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He’s determined to uncover the truth behind a decades-old disappearance — even if it kills him When hotshot reporter Max Malone gets a rare shot of Buckmaster Hamilton with a blonde woman near Beartooth, Montana, he chases down one of the senator’s daughters to verify that the woman is his supposedly long-dead first wife. But Kat Hamilton won’t give him the time of day, let alone any information about her mother. With his tousled blond hair, sexy stubble and an old straw cowboy hat topping off his long, lean frame, Kat can just tell Max isn’t used to female sources denying him anything. But when her own life is put in jeopardy, it’s Max who comes to her rescue. Seems…

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Cascading Lies

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Nick Davis is a survivor. First, there’s his family history that’s practically cursed, all thanks to a mysterious man named Roth Braun and the death of Nick’s uncle. Then, there’s his personal life, as Nick was recently pulled into an international ring of dark secrets that almost took his life. He sees disappearance as his only option at a clean slate. Nick changes his name and location in an attempt to escape the bad luck that’s been following his family for decades. However, his attempt proves futile, as even in his new locale, everyone is out to get him. He makes the acquaintance of Jane-a troubled woman he can’t resist helping-and their relationship soon turns romantic, despite secrets they both…

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Tears of Dark Water

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Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, DC, power broker, and she is a physician with a thriving practice. But behind the gilded façade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream – a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know, the voyage he hopes will save them may destroy them instead. Half a world away on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Adan Ibrahim is living a life of crime in violation of everything he was raised to believe – except for the love and loyalty driving him to hijack ships for ransom and plot the rescue of his…

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The Good Neighbor

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Named by Harper’s Bazaar as a book that could be the next Gone Girl. From a phenomenal new voice in suspense fiction comes a book that will forever change the way you look at the people closest to you… Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about—quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That’s what Sarah thinks as she settles into life with her new husband, Dr. Johnny McDonald. But all too soon she discovers an undercurrent of deception. And one October evening when Johnny is away, sudden tragedy destroys Sarah’s happiness. Dazed and stricken with grief, she and Johnny begin to rebuild their shattered lives. As she picks up the pieces of her broken home, Sarah discovers…

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The Emperor of Any Place

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The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones. When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in WWII. Why was his father reading it? What is in this account that Evan’s grandfather, whom Evan has never met before, fears so much that he will do anything to prevent its being seen? And what could this possibly mean for Evan? In a pulse-quickening mystery evoking the elusiveness of truth and the endurance of wars passed from…

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Keeper’s Reach (Sharpe & Donovan)

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New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with this absorbing, twisting tale of suspense, romance and fast-paced action, the latest in her popular Sharpe & Donovan series.  Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI’s most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment—their wedding—when Colin’s brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharpe and Donovan home turf on the Maine coast. Now private security contractors, they want to meet with Mike. One of them, an FBI agent named Kavanagh, is supposed to be on leave. What is he investigating—or does he have his own agenda? Mike zeroes in on Naomi MacBride, a freelance civilian intelligence analyst who, aside from a…

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Hell On Wheels

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Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle. Ex–Marine Nate “Ghost” Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It’s also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she’s his best friend’s baby sister…and totally off limits. Ali’s never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley—or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she’s in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she’s become the target of a nasty international organization. With…

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The Meursault Investigation

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He was the brother of “the Arab” killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling’s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa’s casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach. In a bar in Oran, night after night, he ruminates on his solitude, on his broken heart, on his anger with men desperate for a god, and on his disarray when faced with a country that has so disappointed him. A stranger among his own people, he wants to be granted, finally, the right to…

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The Fisherman

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Fans of Joseph Heywood and Karen Robards will love Vaughn C. Hardacker’s thrilling sequel to Sniper. Once again we join Lt. Anne Bouchard and former Boston Police Department detective Mike Houston as they are swept up in the hunt for a missing hooker and her kidnapper in The Fisherman: A Thriller. Looking to escape the criminal world of big cities following the capture of the crazed Boston sniper, homicide detectives Mike Houston and Anne Bouchard relocate to the isolated mountains of Maine where they quickly adjust to a quiet life of chopping firewood, relaxing by the steady crackle of the fireplace, and simply enjoying the solitude of the mountains. But their quiet life is abruptly interrupted when Bouchard meets an…

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Stranglehold

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An out-of-control secret crime organization, vigilante justice, and intense torture are just a sample of the action-packed elements readers can expect to discover in Katherine Jeffries’s second novel, Stranglehold [North Star Writers, May 2015]. Full of unexpected twists and exploring difficult themes like capital punishment and abuse, Stranglehold brings to life Gemma Pearl—witness to a corrupt criminal enterprise uprising as the daughter of the organization’s murdered founder. After years of duress at the hands of those close to her, Gemma’s escape from her crooked life leaves her harbored by the feared and respected Grant Steele; together they come to terms with past unforgiving acts. “[Stranglehold] explores the themes of who deserves to be executed and the possible whys,” explains Jeffries.…

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In The Company of Educated Men

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I was raised in the day before the full corporatization of the publishing industry. Back then, mention publishing, and immediately names like John Updike, Joan Didion, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison came to mind. Publishing was among the intellectual gentry of the art forms—ahead of the curve, daring, pushing the socio-intellectual envelope. Today publishing houses are subsidiaries of multinational snack food manufacturers and they’re expected to return an ever-growing profit to shareholders. So, mention publishing, and you think fan fiction, self-help books and comics. To read the full article and enter to win a copy CLICK HERE 

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Silhouette of Virtue

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When it comes to writing genuinely frightening psychotic killers, author Jay Richards has a leg up on the competition. He knows intimately the pathology of a psycho. Richards has the benefit of 30 years as a forensic psychologist, diagnosing, profiling and providing expert testimony about deranged murderers, rapists and sex offenders. He’s the real deal, the kind of character who might be played by B.D. Wong on CSI or John Francis Daley onBones. To read the full article and enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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Finding Jake

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A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and does not—know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn’t. He’s seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school. Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he’s forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were…

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Before He Finds Her

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Read the first page and kiss the next 24 hours goodbye. Bravo!” –Jeffery Deaver, internationally bestselling author of The Skin Collector “Big Breakout Author” for February 2015 –Library Journal Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away. Now she is nearly eighteen and tired of living in secrecy. Under the name Melanie Denison, she has spent the last fifteen years in small-town West Virginia as part of the Witness Protection Program. She has never been allowed to travel, go to a school dance, or even have…

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