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Lost Tomorrows: A Rick Cahill Novel by Matt Coyle - Hard-boiled Mystery/Thriller
Hardcover: December 3, 2019

Krista Landingham, Rick Cahill's former partner on the Santa Barbara Police Department, is dead. When Rick goes to the funeral in the city where his wife was murdered and where he is seen as guilty for her death in the eyes of the police, he discovers that Krista’s death may not have been a tragic accident, but murder. Hired by Krista’s sister, Leah, to investigate, Rick follows clues that lead him to the truth --- not only about Krista’s death, but about the tragedy that ruined his life. Along the way, Leah shows him that his life can be salvaged and he can feel love again if he can just move beyond his past. The past is Rick’s present and will always be until he rights his one great wrong. In the end, Rick is left with a decision that forces him to confront the horrific actions he’ll need to take to exact revenge and achieve redemption.

Hardcover: December 3, 2019

Seventeen stories by 17 brilliant writers, inspired by 17 paintings. That was the formula for Lawrence Block’s two groundbreaking anthologies, IN SUNLIGHT OR IN SHADOW and ALIVE IN SHAPE AND COLOR, and it’s on glorious display here once again in FROM SEA TO STORMY SEA. This time the paintings are exclusively the work of American artists, and the roster includes Harvey Dunn, John Steuart Curry, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Hart Benton, Helen Frankenthaler, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Grant Wood and Andy Warhol. Among the star-studded lineup of writers, you’ll find Warren Moore, Jerome Charyn, Jane Hamilton, Christa Faust, John Sandford, Sara Paretsky, Charles Ardai, Barry Malzberg and Janice Eidus.

Under Occupation by Alan Furst - Historical Thriller
Hardcover: November 26, 2019

Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. As Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Nazi efforts, and into increasingly dangerous espionage assignments, he travels to Germany and along the escape routes of underground resistance safe houses to spy on Nazi maneuvers. When he meets Leila, a professional spy, they begin to work together to get crucial information out of France and into the hands of the Allied forces in London.

Hardcover: November 19, 2019

Many Americans are attracted to socialism and economic redistribution, while opponents of those ideas argue for purer capitalism. In the 1960s, Americans sought the same goals many seek now: an end to poverty, higher standards of living for the middle class, a better environment, and more access to health care and education. Then, too, we debated socialism and capitalism, public sector reform versus private sector advancement. Ironically, Shlaes argues, the costs of entitlement commitments made a half century ago preclude the very reforms that Americans will need in coming decades. In GREAT SOCIETY, Shlaes shows that in fact there was scant difference between two presidents we consider opposites: Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Paperback: November 5, 2019

After almost --- but not quite --- dying, Chloe Brown has come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life” and already has completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And...do something bad. But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher. Redford “Red” Morgan is a handyman and an artist who Chloe spies on occasionally. But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her.

Hardcover: November 5, 2019

Nine-year-old Henry is lost in the woods. Again. Only this time he sees something terrible. When a young woman is found shot through the heart with a fatal arrow, former Army MP Mercy Carr thinks that something is murder. But Henry, a math genius whose autism often silences him when he should speak up most, is not talking. Now there’s a murderer hiding among the hunters in the forest --- and Mercy and her retired bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis, must team up with their crime-solving friends, game warden Troy Warner and search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear, to find the killer. When an early-season blizzard hits the mountains, cutting them off from the rest of the world, the race is on to solve the crime, apprehend the murderer and keep the boy safe until the snowplows get through.

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade - Dark Fantasy/Adventure
Hardcover: November 5, 2019

Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride. However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough, and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face, they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be --- or, failing that, how to survive.

NVK by Temple Drake - Supernatural/Gothic Thriller
Paperback: 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?

Hardcover: November 5, 2019

Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In DESK 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idaho’s Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities. He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin.

Hardcover: November 5, 2019

At the start of World War II, the US Army had two cavalry divisions --- and no mountain troops. The German Wehrmacht, in contrast, had many well-trained and battle-hardened mountain divisions. Starting from scratch, the US Army developed a unique military fighting force, the 10th Mountain Division, drawn from the ranks of civilian skiers, mountaineers and others with outdoor experience. The resulting mix of Ivy League students, park rangers, Olympic skiers and European refugees formed the first specialized alpine fighting force in US history. By the time it deployed to Italy at the beginning of 1945, this ragtag group had coalesced into a tight-knit unit. In the months that followed, at a terrible cost, they spearheaded the Allied drive in Italy to final victory.