By Cherry Adair
Award-winning writer Cherry Adair broke exciting new flooring with On skinny Ice–her lovely romantic suspense hardcover debut. Now Cherry’s turning up the temperature, amping up the motion, and elevating the measure of hazard and wish to irresistibly sizzling new heights.Diamonds–jewels of each sort, in fact–are Taylor Kincaid’s top buddies. the single factor she enjoys extra is the problem of stealing them, at which she excels like few others on this planet. And focusing on plundering priceless stones from prosperous overseas criminals simply makes all of it the extra fulfilling . . . and dangerously fascinating. So for Taylor, there’s no resisting the double attract of snatching the elusive Blue superstar diamonds–a prize she has pursued throughout 3 continents–from the South American stronghold of the murderous Morales terrorist organization.The heist is going down with out a hitch. till Taylor discovers she has made off with greater than she bargained for, particularly the key security-system codes that offer entry to a South African diamond mine–packed with sufficient gemstones to sink a battleship. unexpectedly, Taylor’s not simply an ultrachic freelance jewel thief, yet a reluctant participant in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse online game opposed to elite international trouble-shooters and bloodthirsty terrorists.There’s not anything reluctant, despite the fact that, approximately Huntington St. John, the pinnacle T-FLAC operative who’s scorching on Taylor’s path. And in Taylor’s opinion, simply undeniable scorching. the sensation, emotional and another way, is especially mutual. notwithstanding they’re on contrary aspects of the legislation, Hunt and Taylor speedily come to understand every one other’s well-honed talents. yet due to the fact ecstasy is fleeting, and diamonds are without end, Taylor quickly slips from the sheets and hits the streets . . . to reclaim the jewels she stashed abroad. And actual to his identify, Hunt is shut behind–but this time, he’s after greater than the codes. With the clock ticking, and teams of terrorists final quickly, they’ll need to combine excitement with a few very dicy company. in the event that they can continue to exist risk at each flip, outwit the final word high-tech defense process, and by some means overcome one another . . . they simply may get every little thing they wish.
By Clifford D. Simak
greater than 1000 years have handed when you consider that humankind deliberately destroyed its treacherous expertise, picking out to revert again to a primitive tribal kingdom. during this society the rusting mind instances of long-inert robots are thought of trophies, and the scant wisdom that has survived is doled out to an inquisitive few in monastery-like “universities.” it really is at one such heart of studying that younger Tom Cushing first reads of the mythical “Place of Going to the Stars,” rumored to exist on a excessive butte someplace within the western a part of the land. pushed by means of enthusiasm and an insatiable have to music the parable to its resource, Tom units out on an awesome trek throughout what was known as “America,” teaming up with a witch, the world’s final final robotic, and different peculiar partners. yet all of the mind-blowing discoveries and hazards they come across alongside the best way will faded earlier than the revelations that look ahead to them at journey’s end.
Clifford D. Simak, award-winning technology fiction Grand grasp, bargains a panoramic imaginative and prescient of the longer term that's either dystopian and hopeful in equivalent degree. In A background of Stars, he boldly monitors the center, intelligence, and impressive resourceful powers that experience verified him as one of many all-time maximum authors of speculative fiction.
By Nevada Barr
It truly is fall within the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite nationwide Park's old Ahwahnee inn. 4 youth, all seasonal park staff, have disappeared, and weeks of labor via crack search-and-rescue groups have did not happen a unmarried clue; investigators are uncertain to whether the 4 went AWOL for purposes in their personal - or died within the park. wanting an out-of-park ranger to paintings undercover, Anna is distinctive to eating room accountability; yet after per week of ready tables, she is familiar with the lacking staff are just the 1st indication of a affliction threatening the park. Her twenty-something roommates quit their party-girl methods and panic; her new eating place colleagues regard her with suspicion and worry. but whilst Anna's lifestyles if threatened and her transitority manager turns a deaf ear, she follows the smell of evil, taking a solo hike up a snowy trial to the excessive kingdom, looking solutions. What awaits her is a nightmare of demise and greed - and maybe her ultimate experience.
By Graham McNeill
Sixty-thousand light-years from Earth, the corrupt Terran Confederacy holds the Koprulu quarter tightly in its tyrannical grip, controlling each point of its voters' lives. One guy dares to face as much as this faceless empire and vows to carry it to its knees: Arcturus Mengsk -- genius propagandist, tactician, and freedom fighter.
A sizeable act of bloody violence sows the seeds of uprising in Arcturus, yet he's not the 1st Mengsk to rail opposed to such oppression. sooner than Arcturus grew to manhood, his father, Angus Mengsk, additionally defied the Confederacy and sought to finish its brutal reign.
The future of the Mengsk kinfolk has lengthy been tied to that of the Confederacy and the Koprulu zone, yet as a brand new empire rises from the ashes of the previous and alien invaders threaten the very lifestyles of humanity, what's going to the long run carry for the following generation...?