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The Warehouse by Rob Hart
In The Warehouse, Rob Hart presents a terrifyingly plausible, darkly satirical near-future thriller where an America ravaged by violence and unemployment finds solace in The Cloud, a mega-corporation that looks to turn back the clock and reverse the ills of the ailing nation. Implementing live-in work programs and green energy initiatives, installing a crime-free, climate-controlled society, The Cloud is idyllic, utopic, providing for everything and anything one could want for.
That is, for all but two new Cloud employees, Zinnia and Paxton, who see the cracks all around them: ruthless quotas, 24/7 monitoring, mandatory overtime and the horror of cut day. As they descend into the dark underbelly of the corporation, they may just stumble onto the horrifying truths at the center of the Cloud.
Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott M. raves, “The Warehouse serves as a keen observation of things to come without ever losing track of the people who live and work in that future. Hart creates a frighteningly big world seen through an intimate scale.”
The Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbina
There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world’s oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation.
Drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world – of pirates, mercenaries, vigilante conservationists, cast-adrift stowaways. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, Outlaw Ocean brings fully into view the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all.
The Whisper Man by Alex North
For readers of Stephen King, a terrifying and haunting thriller featuring one of the most memorable villains since The Silence of the Lambs.
Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake are having a tough time after the sudden death of their wife and mother. A fresh start will help heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town.
But Featherbank has a dark history, that of a notorious killer known as “The Whisper Man” who would lure his victims late at night. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they settle into their new home.
Except that now a young boy has gone missing with a similar M.O. as The Whisper Man all those years ago, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. And it all comes to a head when Jake begins acting strangely and hears a whisper at his window…
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories edited by Ellen Datlow
Everyone loves a good ghost story, especially Ellen Datlow—the most lauded editor in short works of supernatural suspense and dark fantasy. The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories is her definitive collection of ghost stories.
These twenty-nine stories, including all new works from New York Times bestselling authors Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay, span from the traditional to the eclectic, from the mainstream to the literary, from pure fantasy to the bizarrely supernatural. Whether you’re reading alone under the covers with a flashlight, or around a campfire with a circle of friends, there’s something here to please—and spook—everyone.
Cruel to Be Kind by Will Birch
Described as “Britain’s greatest living songwriter,” Nick Lowe has made his mark as a pioneer of pub rock, power-pop, and punk rock and as a producer of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, the Damned, and the Pretenders.
He has been a pop star with his bands Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile, a stepson-in-law to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and the songwriter behind the smash hits “Cruel to Be Kind” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.”
Combing through forty years of personal anecdotes and run-ins, biographer Will Birch presents the first definitive biography of the rocker and cult figure, a colorful yet serious account of one of the world’s most talented and admired musicians.
A Good Provider is One Who Leaves by Jason DeParle
When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age—the age of global migration.
DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class.
At the heart of the story is Tita’s daughter, Rosalie. Beating the odds, she struggles through nursing school and works her way across the Middle East until a Texas hospital fulfills her dreams with a job offer in the States. Restarting her life in Galveston, Rosalie brings her reluctant husband and three young children with whom she has rarely lived. They must learn to become a family, even as they learn a new country. Ordinary and extraordinary at once, their journey is a twenty-first-century classic, rendered in gripping detail.