The never game
"From the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw. "You have been abandoned." A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry. "Escape if you can." When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past--The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life? "Or die with dignity." Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark 'net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast. The Never Game proves once more why "Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception" (Associated Press)"-- Provided by publisher.
Defiant unto death
France: 1356. Ten years ago, the greatest army in Christendom was slaughtered at Crecy when Thomas Blackstone and his fellow archers stood their ground and rained death on the steel-clad might of French chivalry. Blackstone left that squalid field a knight. Now, Blackstone commands a war band and has carved out a small fiefdom in northern France. But the wounds of war still bleed and a traitor has given the King of France the means to destroy first his family, and then the English knight himself. As the traitor's net tightens, so the French King's army draws in. Blackstone will stand and fight - in pitched battle and in single combat. He will defy his friends, his family and his king. He may yet defy death, but he can't defy his destiny.
North to Alaska
That Wintry Feeling - She's not in Kansas anymore! Cathy Thompson was betrayed by the man she'd loved, a betrayal that sent her north to a new teaching job and a brand-new life. Now she's falled in love with the grandeur of Alaska - and with a bush pilot named Grady Jones, who has custody of a young daughter, Angela. He offers Cathy a marriage of convenience, a proposal that, for him, isn't about love. But being together, being a family, helps Cathy forget her past. And it helps Grady find a future he hadn't expected!
Always the last to know : a novel
"Barb and John Frost are testy and bored with each other after fifty years of marriage. At least they have their daughters--Barb's favorite, Juliet, and John's darling, Sadie. The girls themselves couldn't be more different, but at least they [get] along, more or less--until the day John has a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down. Now Sadie has to come home to care for her beloved dad--and face the love of her old life. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect life, she's spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks"-- Provided by publisher.
Night. Sleep. Death. The stars : a novel
This novel provides an examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, it's an exploration of psychological trauma, class warfare, grief, and eventual healing.