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Mirage

The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.

In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

There is talk of a new weapon soon to be sold, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined—but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late…

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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One)

The first book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from the highly-anticipated series conclusion, The Fever Code, the book that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!
 
   When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
   Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
   Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
   Remember. Survive. Run.

   The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.
 
   Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!

Praise for the Maze Runner series:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick
 
“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.“—EW.com
 
“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”Newsday
 
“[A] nail-biting must-read.”Seventeen.com
 
“Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly
 
Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Exclamation-worthy.”—Romantic Times
 
“James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred

Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.”-Deseret News

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Havana Storm

Dirk Pitt returns, in the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and #1 New York Times–bestselling author.
 
While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Adventures of a Simpleton

Simplex starts out in life as innocent as any child – even more so. But then the soldiers came. And Simplex takes his first stumbling step out into the wide world. He is pressed into service as a court jester and carried off by the Croats. He fights in the war, now on this side, now on that. As a fancy-free lighthearted gallant, he slips into a pretty girl’s boudoir only to be escorted from it the same night as a trapped and heavyhearted husband. He acquires great wealth by robbery and sinks into poverty out of magnanimity.

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MiNRS

A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.”

In space. Underground. And out of time.

Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining’s Great Mission to save the earth. Dozens of families like Christopher’s have relocated, too, like his best friend Elena Rosales.

A communications blackout with Earth hits, and all of Perses is on its own for three months. It’s okay, though, because the colonists have prepared, stockpiling food and resources to survive. But they never prepared for an attack.

Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore. Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels. The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?

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The Explorers Guild

The golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, action-packed, globe-trotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of Kipling with the irresistible style of The Adventures of Tintin.

Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice. The aim of The Explorers Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world.

Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first installment in The Explorers Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion.

The Explorers Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the world’s true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.

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The First Witness

When a top Washington Post reporter discovers what he believes is an unauthorized CIA & military mission to destroy Iran’s nuclear development sites, he finds himself caught in the middle of a global crisis, international intrigue, & a beautiful & exotic woman he desperately wants to trust. San Diego, California author Todd Easterling, originally discovered by the acclaimed Jay Garon-Brooke Agency of master novelist John Grisham fame, weaves a well-written, character-rich, high concept big story with cinematic potential & a balance of suspense & supporting romantic backdrop. Shawn Coyne, as Senior Editor at Doubleday/Random House, said of Todd’s writing, “This is certainly a thriller that builds to global dimensions & I liked the way Mr. Easterling tackled the plot by having his journalist piece together the clues. The final revelation is also believable & consistent with the pervading paranoia in DC.” The story follows Tom Lassiter in a fast paced race to separate facts from propaganda, & ends in a heart stopping glimpse of the new world we live in & threats posed by rogue states, or leaders, set on nuclear weapons development. Walking a razor-thin line between being seen as either a criminal, if he’s wrong, or a hero if he’s right, Lassiter takes matters into his own hands & stops at nothing to uncover the truth & try to stop a catastrophe of historic proportions. On his journey, Lassiter finds friendship and loyalty with his sidekick from The Washington Post, & unexpectedly develops a romantic interest with a British woman while interviewing key players behind the scenes. The story focuses on uncovering clues, determining who is involved & trying to avoid capture before getting the story out. In the end, Tom Lassiter finds himself & the United States in a mission to fix what he admittedly & inadvertently help set in motion. The climax of the story is vividly written, quickly paced, & lends itself to motion picture-like uncertainty & twists, with the fate of millions of people on the line, if not the survival of the entire planet. TheFirstWitness.com or ToddEasterling.com -Mystery, Thriller & Suspense: Techno-Thriller (#1 Best Seller) -Mystery, Thriller & Suspense: Political (#2) -Mystery, Thriller & Suspense: Conspiracies (#2) -Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction: Political (#2) If you like suspense thrillers & mysteries, & like the following, you should enjoy this novel: -Stories with motion-picture-type momentum which begin with a fast moving initial event/catalyst, then transition to an investigative sequence, & build to an edge-of-the-seat climax in the second half. -Plot & character development balanced with ever-increasing fast paced action. -As in a movie, the reader ‘lives’ with the characters almost in real-time during a critical few days. -Topical/current big issues in the news. -A story with a romantic backdrop to the action, where character development & relationships play key roles in the plot & twists. -Thrillers with real-world “this could really happen” global consequences. -CIA/spy, espionage & romantic suspense. -The First Witness has elements of Harrison Ford on the run in The Fugitive & in Air Force One. January 29, 2014 (actual news quote): “Tehran has made technical progress in a number of areas — including uranium enrichment, nuclear reactors, and ballistic missiles — from which it could draw if it decided to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons,” said James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence to the US Senate.