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Week of November 25, 2019

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Week of November 25, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of November 25th include ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLOOD FEUD by Mike Lupica, which marks the return of PI Sunny Randall, who races to protect her ex-husband --- and his Mafia family --- from the vengeful plan of a mysterious rival; THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV's fifth Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War, in which special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows; and AMERICAN DIALOGUE, Joseph J. Ellis' deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Adams to some of the most divisive issues in America today.

1947: Where Now Begins written by Elisabeth Åsbrink, translated by Fiona Graham - History

November 26, 2019

The year 1947 marks a turning point in the 20th century. Peace with Germany becomes a tool to fortify the West against the threats of the Cold War. The CIA is created, Israel is about to be born, Simone de Beauvoir experiences the love of her life, an ill George Orwell is writing his last book, and Christian Dior creates the hyper-feminine New Look as women are forced out of jobs and back into the home. In the midst of it all, a 10-year-old Hungarian-Jewish boy resides in a refugee camp for children of parents murdered by the Nazis. This year he has to make the decision of a lifetime, one that will determine his own fate and that of his daughter yet to be born, Elisabeth.

Active Measures: A Jericho Quinn Novel by Marc Cameron - Thriller

November 26, 2019

Cuba and the United States are in talks to normalize relations, something the old guard on the Communist-controlled island has vowed to stop --- by any means necessary. Zayda de la Guardia, a rogue general in the Cuban security services, has gotten his hands on a nuclear weapon left over from the Cold War. He plans to launch it on Miami, an attack that could kill millions. There’s just one thing standing in his way: special agent Jericho Quinn and his team have traveled undercover to Cuba to unravel de la Guardia’s plot before it ignites a nuclear holocaust. Thrown into a secret prison, pursued by assassins, and trapped on the tiny island during one of the worst hurricanes of the century, Quinn and his crew must survive a trial by fire to prevent an international confrontation that would make the Cuban Missile Crisis look like a fist fight.

The Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero - Fiction

November 26, 2019

Ana Falcón, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s. Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family’s opportunities: Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job. To make matters worse, Ana also must battle both criticism from Lucho’s cousin --- who has made it obvious that the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer --- and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama’s husband. As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate.

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph J. Ellis - History

November 26, 2019

The story of history is a ceaseless conversation between past and present, and in AMERICAN DIALOGUE Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question "What would the Founding Fathers think?" He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and, in turn, to make clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today's political conflicts. He discusses Thomas Jefferson and the issue of racism, John Adams and the specter of economic inequality, George Washington and American imperialism, James Madison and the doctrine of original intent.

The Enemy of My Enemy: A Clandestine Operations Novel by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV - Historical Thriller/Adventure

November 26, 2019

A month ago, special agent James Cronley Jr. managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. However, somebody --- Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police? --- has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again. There's more to it than that, though. Evidence has surfaced that in the war's last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich. That money is still out there in the hands of Odessa, and that infamous organization seems to have acquired a surprising --- and troubling --- ally.

The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards - Thriller

November 26, 2019

It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they’d never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission --- the kind from which she might never return. An intelligence operation is already underway in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US needs one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top-secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca.

Last Stage to Hell Junction: A Caleb York Western by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Western

November 26, 2019

In a bloody attack, ruthless outlaws hijack the morning stage from Trinidad, New Mexico. Not for gold or money, but for Denver banker Raymond Parker. Even more valuable to Sheriff Caleb York are the money man’s fellow passengers: York’s ex-flame, ranch owner Willa Cullen, and Rita Filley, the sensual owner of the Victory Saloon. Holding their captives at a hotel in the ghost town known as Hell Junction, the Hargrave gang demands a high ransom. Caleb must find a way to infiltrate the gang and rescue the hostages. Because Caleb York knows that when you’re in Hell, justice takes no prisoners.

NVK by Temple Drake - Supernatural/Gothic Thriller

November 26, 2019

One night in 2012, executive Zhang Guo Xing takes a group of European clients to a fashionable nightclub in Shanghai. While there, he meets a strikingly beautiful young Western woman called Naemi Vieno Kuusela. The physical attraction between them proves irresistible, and they embark on an intoxicating affair. But Naemi is not what she appears to be. To Zhang’s surprise, she veers between passion and wariness, conducting the relationship entirely on her own terms. He feels driven to find out more about her, and is swiftly drawn into a web of intrigue, mystery and horror. Is she a ghost? A demon? Do the living dead walk the streets of 21st-century Shanghai?

Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud: A Sunny Randall Novel by Mike Lupica - Mystery

November 26, 2019

Sunny Randall is "on" again with Richie, the ex-husband she never stopped loving and never seemed to be able to let go, despite her discomfort with his Mafia connections. When Richie is shot and nearly killed, Sunny is dragged into the thick of his family's business as she searches for answers and tries to stave off a mob war. But as the bullets start flying in Boston's mean streets, Sunny finds herself targeted by the deranged mastermind of the plot against the Burke family, whose motive may be far more personal than she could have anticipated.

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly - Thriller/Adventure

November 26, 2019

When Jack West, Jr. won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now these dark forces are coming after Jack...in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It’s an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted...by the greatest hunters in history.