Caesar: The Life Story of a Panda-Leopard

By Patrick O'Brian

"O'Brian was once in basic terms 15 whilst [Caesar] used to be released, yet he already possessed an intuition for deft plotting and easy narrative."―The big apple Times

A stark story encompassing the cruelty and sweetness of the wildlife, and a transparent demonstration of the storytelling present that will later flower within the Aubrey/Maturin sequence. whilst he was once fourteen years previous and beset through persistent in poor health health and wellbeing, Patrick O'Brian begun developing his first fictional personality. "I did it in my bed room, and a bit while I must have been doing my homework," he confessed in a notice at the unique dust-jacket. Caesar tells the picaresque, captivating, and rather bloodthirsty tale of a creature whose father is a big panda and whose mom is a snow leopard. during the eyes and voice of this great creature, we research of his existence as a cub, his first searching exploits, his first encounters with guy, his seize and taming. Caesar used to be released in 1930, 3 months after O'Brian's 15th birthday, however the dry wit and unsentimental precision O'Brian readers savour within the Aubrey/Maturin sequence is already in proof. The ebook combines Stephen Maturin's fascination and encyclopedic wisdom of usual historical past with the narrative appeal of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. It was once released in England and the U.S., and in translation in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Japan. experiences hailed the writer because the "boy-Thoreau." "We can see right here a real storyteller within the making....a gripping narrative, which holds the reader's realization and not flags."―The Spectator

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The Dangerous Hour: A Sharon McCone Mystery

By Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller's loved heroine Sharon McCone is again to enquire a private betrayal via one in every of her operatives that has placed her company and recognition at the line. The future's having a look shiny for Sharon McCone and the workers of McCone Investigations-until one of many firm's operatives, Julia Rafael, is arrested for significant bank card fraud. A former juvenile antisocial, Julia was once a dicy lease, yet by means of all money owed have been turning her existence round. Banking on her innocence, Sharon is going to paintings trying to find the genuine thief-only to find a cache of unlawful item stashed in Julia's condominium. Is it the damning proof that would seal her employee's destiny, or the main to a bigger conspiracy? Sharon needs to discover the truth....or lose her enterprise and recognition within the method. H Muller's earlier novel,Cyanide Wells, was once released in Mysterious Press hardcover in 7/03, and may be published in mass marketplace simultaneous with the damaging HOUR. H useless hour of darkness (Mysterious Press, 6/02) hit the l. a. instances bestseller checklist, successful rave studies from the recent York occasions publication assessment, San Francisco Chronicle, Library magazine, Publishers Weekly (starred review), and Booklist. The mass industry variation was once released in 7/03. H Muller's McCone sequence has always acquired powerful experiences from nationwide guides, together with the recent York instances booklet overview, united states this day, and the la instances, between others. H The McCone mysteries are being built via Spring Creek Productions and CBS-TV right into a pilot for a brand new tv sequence. compliment for the Sharon McCone sequence: ' interesting and unpredictable......One of the main continually enjoyable sequence in whodunit history.' -San Diego Union-Tribune ' Muller's novels are types of considerate plotting and wealthy characterization.' -Seattle occasions

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Old Man's War

By John Scalzi

John Perry did issues on his seventy fifth birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The excellent news is that humanity ultimately made it into interstellar house. The undesirable information is that planets healthy to continue to exist are scarce―and alien races keen to struggle us for them are universal. So: we struggle. To safeguard Earth, and to stake our personal declare to planetary actual property. faraway from Earth, the warfare has been occurring for many years: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. the majority of humanity's assets are within the fingers of the Colonial armed forces. everyone understands that after you succeed in retirement age, you could subscribe to the CDF. they do not wish youth; they need those who hold the data and abilities of many years of dwelling. you can be taken off Earth and not allowed to come back. you are going to serve years on the entrance. And in case you live to tell the tale, you may be given a beneficiant domicile stake of your individual, on certainly one of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has in basic terms the vaguest suggestion what to anticipate. as the real struggle, light-years from domestic, is way, some distance more durable than he can imagine―and what he'll turn into is way stranger.

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Horse Race (Saddle Club(R))

Stevie, Carole, and Lisa are going again to the racetrack. they cannot wait to aid cool off their friend's smooth Thoroughbred racehorses by way of jogging them. they're going to even earn a bit cash for doing whatever they might do at no cost! What should be higher? Then the ladies spot an reliable someplace he just isn't, taking cash from anyone he is just not chatting with. Worse, the respectable sees the ladies and understands they're directly to him! Now the women are at risk. multiple type of race goes to be run--the Saddle membership women needs to race for his or her lives!

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By James Patterson

James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone mystery seeing that The Quickie.

Ben isn't the same as most folks. not able to regulate his racing suggestions, he is a guy ate up through his obsessions: videos, bikes, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a gorgeous girl Ben is aware he can by no means have.

When Diana is located lifeless outdoors her condo, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to determine what occurred to the affection of his life.

Ben quickly discovers that the girl he pined for was once hiding a surprising double existence. And now anyone is out to prevent Ben from uncovering the reality approximately Diana's illicit affairs.

In his such a lot heart-pumping mystery but, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a brain tortured by means of paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase via an international of risk and deceit.

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Deep in the Shade of Paradise: A Novel

By John Dufresne

A favourite novel through “a beneficiant and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) recognized for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters.

Welcome to Shiver-de-Freeze, a boot-shaped precinct deep within the Louisiana swamp, well-known for its therapeutic waters and curious fauna. Grisham Loudermilk is marrying Ariane Thevenot at Paradise, the family’s ancestral domestic, and we are the following for the marriage. yet cause and love, it'll appear, retain little corporation in Paradise nowadays: Grisham’s cousin Adlai Birdsong has fallen desperately in love with the bride-to-be. Adlai’s ill-advised courtship proceeds whilst his daddy, Royce, struggles to keep in mind his prior within the face of Alzheimer’s; as Father Pat McDermott realizes his ardour for the mum of the bride; because the conjoined twins, Tous-les-Deux, educate their eyes on Boudou Fontana, the final of the star-crossed Fontana extended family. And simply while it sounds as if Adlai needs to surrender himself to a chronic season of bachelorhood, Miranda Ferry, Grisham’s fresh lover, wanders into city unawares. together with his signature tragic-comic voice and solid of unforgettable and energetic characters, Dufresne explores love, demise, mind's eye, and reminiscence. analyzing workforce advisor to be had.

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Splinter of the Mind's Eye (Star Wars)

By Alan Dean Foster

Luke Skywalker anticipated difficulty whilst he volunteered to keep on with Princess Leia on her challenge to the planet Circarpous. yet he found that hidden on the earth was once the Kaiburr crystal, a mysterious gem that might provide the one that possessed it such powers over the strength that he will be all yet invincible. within the fallacious fingers, the crystal can be lethal. So Luke needed to locate this treasure and locate it fast....

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The Philosopher Kings: A Novel (Thessaly)

By Jo Walton

From acclaimed, award-winning writer Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a story of gods and people, and the outstanding issues they need to research from each other. two decades have elapsed because the occasions of The simply City. the town, based by way of the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, geared up at the ideas espoused in Plato's Republic and populated by means of humans from all eras of human historical past, has now break up into 5 towns, and low-level armed clash among them isn't really unheard-of.

The god Apollo, dwelling (by his personal selection) a human lifestyles as "Pythias" within the urban, his actual id recognized purely to a couple, is now married and the daddy of numerous young children. yet a sad loss factors him to develop into fed on with the need for revenge. Being Apollo, he is going dealing with it in a probably rational and systematic approach, yet it really is glaring, fairly to his precocious daughter Arete, that he's unhinged with grief.

Along with Arete and a number of other of his sons, plus a boatload of alternative volunteers--including the now superbly elderly Marsilio Ficino, the nice humanist of Renaissance Florence--Pythias/Apollo is going crusing into the mysterious jap Mediterranean of pre-antiquity to determine what they could find―possibly the fellow who can have brought on his nice grief, potentially groups of the earliest humans to name themselves "Greek." What Apollo, his daughter, and the remainder of the day trip will discover…will swap everything.

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