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  1. Order to Kill

    by Kyle Mills
    A secret agent tasked with a morally questionable mission must decide whether to follow orders or go rogue.

    In the next thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, the anti-terrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. In fact, ... (Goodreads)

  2. The 6th Target

    by James Patterson
    A serial killer targets mothers and their children in San Francisco. Detective Lindsay Boxer races against time to stop the killer before it's too late.

    When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. Lindsay Boxer and ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Dark Watch

    by Clive Cussler
    A team of adventurers search for a lost ship carrying a dangerous cargo. Action-packed and suspenseful.

    The author of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series returns with an all-new novel of adventure and intrigue featuring his unbeatable hero of the high seas-Juan Cabrillo. Cabrillo and his motley ... (Goodreads)

  4. Without Fail

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military investigator takes on a secret mission to locate a missing person.

    Jack Reacher arrives in Atlantic City after hitching a ride cross-country with a couple of aging blues musicians who dream of playing at B.B. King 's club in New York City . He is approached there by ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Act of Treason

    by Vince Flynn
    CIA operative Mitch Rapp must track down a traitor in the White House before they can do irreparable damage to national security.

    The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun, along with CIA superagent Mitch Rapp’s hunt for a killer with a personal agenda in this “fun, finger-blistering page-turner” (,Star ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. Cross Fire

    by James Patterson
    Detective Alex Cross investigates a series of murders targeting Washington's elite. The killer's motive remains a mystery until the final twist.

    Psychotic former FBI agent and serial killer Kyle Craig , who escaped from ADX Florence Supermax Prison in, Double Cross, , awaits FBI agent Max Siegel. After questioning him, he reveals he plans to ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Alias, Vol. 1

    by Brian Michael Bendis
    A story of espionage and intrigue, a female spy must uncover the truth of a dangerous conspiracy.

    Once upon a time Jessica Jone was a costumed superhero. But not a very good one. Now a chain-smoking, self destructive alcoholic who is the owner and sole employee of a private investigations firm ... (Goodreads)

  8. Phantom

    by Jo Nesbø
    Detective Harry Hole investigates a serial killer preying on young women.

    Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying international best-sellers, The Snowman, and, The Leopard, now comes, Phantom, which plunges the brilliant, deeply troubled, now former police officer Harry ... (Goodreads)

  9. Hard Magic

    by Larry Correia
    A thrilling fantasy adventure featuring heroes with superhuman abilities battling evil forces.

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed Private Eye—with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as ... (Goodreads)

  10. Extreme Measures

    by Vince Flynn
    CIA operative is sent on a mission to stop a terrorist threat.

    The latest pulse-pounding thriller by #1 "New York Times" bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn explodes onto the scene with a deadly and charismatic hero fans will cheer for all the way to the last ... (Goodreads)

  11. Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Public Enemies

    by Jeph Loeb
    Superman and Batman team up to clear their names after being framed by the President of the United States. Action-packed adventure ensues.

    A tale of loyalty and unlikely friendship featuring two of the most recognizable and popular super-heroes on the planet, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES pairs the Man of Steel with the Dark Knight. ... (Goodreads)

  12. Batman: Year 100

    by Paul Pope
    In a dystopian future, a mysterious figure resembling Batman emerges, hunted by the government and fighting for justice.

    In the year 2039, Gotham City is very nearly a police state, its citizens subject to unwarranted search and seizure. The Gotham Police clash almost daily with Federal agents, who are pursuing the ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Blue Labyrinth

    by Douglas Preston
    FBI Agent Pendergast investigates a string of murders linked to an ancient artifact. A thrilling mystery with unexpected twists and turns.

    —Review by, Kirkus Reviews, , ... (Wikipedia)

  14. White Fire

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling mystery-adventure, uncovering a lost secret hidden in the ruins of the Mayan city.

    Corrie Swanson sets out to solve a long-forgotten mystery. In 1876, in a remote mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in devastating grizzly bear ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Yu Yu Hakusho, Volume 1: Goodbye, Material World!

    by Yoshihiro Togashi
    After dying, delinquent Yusuke Urameshi is given a chance to come back to life as a Spirit Detective and protect the living world from supernatural threats.

    Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life... by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn't know what to do with ... (Goodreads)

  16. Batman & Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn

    by Grant Morrison
    Batman and Robin team up to fight crime in Gotham City, facing new villains and challenges.

    The main story of the comic series was made up of a series of three-issue story arcs. The first one, "Batman: Reborn", was penciled by Frank Quitely . The second arc, "Revenge of the Red Hood", was ... (Wikipedia)

  17. DC Universe: Rebirth #1

    by Geoff Johns
    The DC Universe is reborn as Wally West returns from the Speed Force to warn of a greater threat. Heroes unite to uncover a sinister plot.

    It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! ... (Goodreads)

  18. Atlantis Found

    by Clive Cussler
    A thrilling adventure to uncover the secrets of a legendary lost civilization.

    In 7120 BC, a comet hit North America, abruptly ending several advanced civilizations. In AD 1858, a whaling vessel discovers a 1770s merchant ship frozen in Antarctic ice; included on this ship is a ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Hounded

    by Kevin Hearne
    A druid's mission to protect an ancient artifact from an evil Celtic god.

    The first novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles—introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. NYPD Red 2

    by James Patterson
    NYPD Red detectives investigate a Hollywood starlet's murder while juggling their own personal dramas.

    NYPD Red's finest detectives are about to investigate a brutal crime scene in Central Park . . . but even their training can't prepare them for the biggest case of their careers. When NYPD Red ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Preacher, Volume 7: Salvation

    by Garth Ennis
    A mysterious force from heaven and hell threatens the world, and the Preacher must save it.

    Written by Garth Ennis Art by Steve Dillon Cover by Glenn Fabry A new edition of the classic collection featuring PREACHER #41-50, in which Jesse Custer becomes the sheriff of a troubled Texas town. ... (Goodreads)

  22. Horus Rising

    by Dan Abnett
    Epic space opera about the rise of a powerful leader in a galactic war.

    Black Library presents the Masterworks – a curated collection of novels celebrating the very best science fiction and fantasy set in the worlds of Warhammer. It is the 31st millennium. Under the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Ruins of Gorlan

    by John Flanagan
    A young orphan's rise to become a heroic knight, defending the kingdom against an evil sorcerer.

    Morgarath, the exiled lord of the bleak, barren Mountains of Rain and Night has been waiting fifteen years in his dark realm, carefully planning his revenge against the Kingdom of Araluen. His former ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Bleach, Volume 09

    by Tite Kubo
    High school student Ichigo Kurosaki gains the power of a Soul Reaper and battles evil spirits. In this volume, he faces off against a powerful new enemy.

    Part-time student, full-time Soul Reaper, Ichigo is one of the chosen few guardians of the afterlife. Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts—he was born with the gift. When his ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event

    by Mark Millar
    A clash of heroes and villains, with the fate of the world at stake.

    The New Warriors ( Night Thrasher , Namorita , Speedball , and Microbe ) battle a group of villains ( Cobalt Man , Speedfreek , Coldheart , and Nitro ) in Stamford , Connecticut while filming a ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Power of the Sword

    by Wilbur Smith
    A tale of two brothers, one seeking revenge and the other seeking justice, set against the backdrop of South Africa's political turmoil.

    In the time of the Great Depression , Lothar De La Rey and his son Manfred own and operate a fleet of fishing trawlers and a cannery. Centaine de Thiry, Manfred's mother and one of Lothar's ... (Wikipedia)

  27. Revenger

    by Alastair Reynolds
    Two sisters become space pirates to seek revenge and fortune in a dangerous universe filled with ancient technology and deadly enemies.

    The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there ... (Goodreads)

  28. Halo: First Strike

    by Eric S. Nylund
    The Master Chief and his team fight to prevent the Covenant from discovering Earth's location. Action-packed sci-fi adventure.

    The Human-Covenant war rages on as the alien juggernaut sweeps inexorably toward its final goal: destruction of all human life!, Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life, ... (Goodreads)

  29. Avengers: Disassembled

    by Brian Michael Bendis
    The Avengers are torn apart by a mysterious force, leading to chaos and destruction. Can they come together to save the world?

    Jack of Hearts , who had been dead prior to the storyline, arrives at Avengers Mansion . The zombified hero explodes, damaging the mansion. Ant-Man , who approaches his former teammate, is seemingly ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Scarecrow Returns

    by Matthew Reilly
    The Scarecrow is back, this time on a mission to save the world from a deadly virus. Fast-paced action and high-stakes adventure ensue.

    Majestic-12 , a group of the world's richest men, make up a bounty list of fifteen targets that have to be eliminated before 12 noon of October 26. Among the targets is Shane Schofield , who at that ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Private

    by James Patterson
    A military investigation into a private security firm gone rogue, uncovering a secret conspiracy.

    Former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe, for maximum force and maximum discretion. Already deep into the investigation of a ... (Goodreads)

  32. Batman: Hush, Vol. 2

    by Jeph Loeb
    Batman confronts the mysterious Hush, as he and his allies attempt to unravel the truth behind his scheme.

    The story begins with Batman rescuing a boy kidnapped by Killer Croc when Catwoman steals the ransom money for the boy. As Batman swings through Gotham City in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Hellsing, Vol. 02

    by Kohta Hirano
    The Hellsing Organization fights against supernatural threats, including vampires and ghouls, with the help of their powerful vampire servant, Alucard.

    Hellsing continues with more blood, guts, ghouls, and gothic murder. Created by Kohta Hirano, and making its way into an incredibly popular anime, Hellsing pushes the boundary of horror, yet looks so ... (Goodreads)

  34. Hard Landing

    by Stephen Leather
    Spider Shepherd, an undercover agent, must stop a terrorist attack on a plane. But the terrorists have a surprise in store for him.

    Hard Landing is about an elite undercover cop, Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd, assigned to foil an imprisoned, ruthless UK drug dealer, Gerald Carpenter, who has threatened witnesses, destroyed evidence, and ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human

    by Mark Millar
    A team of superheroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, come together to save the world from an alien invasion.

    Nick Fury, head of an elite espionage agency, puts together a small army, known as the Ultimates, to protect the world from a variety of threats. ... (Goodreads)

  36. Free Fall

    by Robert Crais
    Detective's quest to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death, unearthing dark secrets.

    Private detective Elvis Cole takes Jennifer Sheridan's case, which involves her decorated Los Angeles-cop boyfriend in some mysterious trouble, and Cole and his partner Pike are soon plunged in ... (Goodreads)

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