Books to Discover (page 2)

THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Intelligent in its technical details, but also refined and delightfully complex in its storytelling."
In this scientific thriller (Everything's Relative: And Other Fables from Science and Technology, 2003, etc.) a laboratory in Texas working to harness fusion energy must deal with sabotage from a rival lab—or possibly someone closer to home. Read full book review >
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"An enjoyable novel of spiritual mystery and adventure—well-plotted, intelligent and deeply moving."
A detective inspector joins forces with an Anglican priest and an astronomer to thwart a shadowy organization's sinister plans in this debut suspense thriller. Read full book review >

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A self-help guide with real-world value and applicability, which proves it's never too late to grow up."
In her practical, hard-hitting yet realistic program for self-improvement, Renaye demonstrates that there's still plenty to say in the self-help industry. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 2, 2011

A sensational cat-and-mouse debut thriller from O'Keefe involving the last potential heir to one of the richest oil fields in the world—and the ruthless conglomerate that wants to take him out.

Reporter Richard Steinman discovers an ancient deed in Austin, Texas, that contains a covenant giving the grantor's descendants the right to reclaim ownership of the property if any future owner violates its restriction against the extraction of mineral wealth from the land. It just so happens that the land the deed covers is one of the richest oil fields in the world, and Helius Energy, the conglomerate that owns it, has no intention of giving up its gold mine to potential heirs. Steinman is soon on the run from a hired team of killers, while a second team descends on California to wipe out the last surviving heir, John Caine. Caine is unaware of his legacy but is quickly drawn into this nightmarish web in a race to stay alive and unravel the mystery that has put him in danger. His one link in the case is beautiful female attorney Andrea Marenna, who was unwittingly involved through her friendship with Steinman. Caine and Marenna desperately try to piece together the centuries-old puzzle as they struggle to outrun a sophisticated team of assassins whose mission is to permanently silence them. Helius Legacy is a first-rate action/adventure thriller that grips the imagination from page one and takes readers on a roller coaster ride with its many twists, remaining exciting and surprising to the last. Caine proves not to be the "soft target" the killers expected, but a formidable adversary with his own secrets, including his involvement in a covert operations unit in the French Foreign Legion. While often reaching deliciously larger-than-life proportions, O'Keefe's plot is so well-crafted that it always remains plausible, and his experience as an attorney gives authority and credibility to the legalities. 

Ultimately not just a great page-turner—a damn good novel.

 

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THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A spirited, readable debut with extra points for plot and pacing."
In Ebbers' debut thriller, a commercial pilot and his wife are framed by a murderous criminal network. Read full book review >

THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging mystery, and a sizzling debut."
In Allan's debut thriller, a priest aims to find the people responsible for his brother's murder, whatever the cost. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Nov. 4, 2011

"A superb pictorial and video meditation on the life of cities."
A great city is a tiny organism writ large, according to Vitale's debut multimedia e-book. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2012

"An exciting, well-written and compassionate eco-thriller with real heroes and a mission worth caring about."
An American biospherist and a Chinese nanoengineer risk everything to save Earth's climate in this thriller set 40 years in the future. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 18, 2010

"An informative, passionate treatise on the impact of population growth."
In her debut, Allen warns against overpopulation and exhausting the Earth's ever-dwindling resources. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An intense, brutal portrait of a dystopian American future."
Fleming's (Bride of a Bygone War, 2013, etc.) dystopian thriller follows a former businessman turned labor-camp prisoner who gets more than he bargained for when he joins up with a group of anti-establishment rebels. Read full book review >
THE PIG WAR by Mark Holtzen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2012

"Clarity, engaging characters, and a surprise or two make for a delightful tale for young readers."
A boy's summer with his grumpy grandfather turns into a fun adventure on an island in the Pacific Northwest in this contemporary middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
BITOPIA by Ari Magnusson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. Read full book review >