Icebound

A chilling thriller of a race against time
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472202805
Category: Fiction
Page: 253
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A desperate struggle for survival... Set in the Arctic icefields, Dean Koontz's Icebound is a compelling thriller that delivers icy chills. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Richard Laymon. 'Jammed with the tensions of imminent disaster. The whole thing unfolds with the timing of a quartz watch' - Chicago Tribune A widespread drought is causing murderous famine. There is one possible solution: Arctic ice could be moved south to parched coastlines and melted for water. In an Arctic icefield, a special team of scientists have planted bombs that will detonate automatically at midnight to break away some of the ice. Before they withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are marooned on an iceberg during the worst winter storm of the decade. The bombs in the ice beneath them are buried irretrievably deep... and ticking. Abruptly thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, the scientists are plagued by the discovery that one of them is a ruthless killer on a strange mission of his own... What readers are saying about Icebound: 'The thrilling chain of events that follows, in the race to disarm all the explosives, is positively gripping' 'The plot unfurls with a frozen precision that grips you with its icy fingers, always intriguing, always willing you to guess what comes next' 'I read this book in one sitting. Just could not put it down. Can Koontz get any better?'

Icebound

A Novel
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307414151
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. A secret Arctic experiment becomes a frozen nightmare, when a team of scientists are set adrift on an iceberg--with a murderer in their midst, and a massive explosive charge only hours away from detonation. This original early Koontz novel--in the tradition of Winter Moon--is now available in large print edition, releasing simultaneously with Ballantine's mass market edition.

Demon Seed


Author: Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780747208310
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 213
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A woman is imprisoned and tortured by her state-of-the-art computer security system -- and its perverse desire...

Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965


Author: Barry Monush
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557835512
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 820
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(Applause Books). For decades, Screen World has been the film professional's, as well as the film buff's, favorite and indispensable annual screen resource, full of all the necessary statistics and facts. Now Screen World editor Barry Monush has compiled another comprehensive work for every film lover's library. In the first of two volumes, this book chronicles the careers of every significant film actor, from the earliest silent screen stars Chaplin, Pickford, Fairbanks to the mid-1960s, when the old studio and star systems came crashing down. Each listing includes: a brief biography, photos from the famed Screen World archives, with many rare shots; vital statistics; a comprehensive filmography; and an informed, entertaining assessment of each actor's contributions good or bad! In addition to every major player, Monush includes the legions of unjustly neglected troupers of yesteryear. The result is a rarity: an invaluable reference tool that's as much fun to read as a scandal sheet. It pulsates with all the scandal, glamour, oddity and glory that was the lifeblood of its subjects. Contains over 1,000 photos!

The Face of Fear


Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 042525075X
Category: Fiction
Page: 341
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A brutal killer known as ?The Butcher” is stalking women in New York City. When the police enlist the help of clairvoyant Graham Harris, the horrifying images of the Butcher's crimes replay in Harris's mind?sometimes even at the moment they are happening. Then he sees the most terrifying vision of all?that of his own murder. Harris and his girlfriend soon find themselves trapped on the fortieth floor of a deserted office building. The guards have been murdered, the elevators shut down, and the stairways blocked. The only way out is to climb down the sheer face of the building. But there is a blizzard outside with fifty-mile-an-hour winds?and a dangerous fall from Mount Everest has left Harris paralyzed with fear. He must risk the climb?or become the Butcher's next victim. With a new afterword by the author

Race to the Polar Sea

The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane
Author: Ken McGoogan
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 144340165X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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Elisha Kent Kane, scion of a wealthy and influential Philadelphia family, became a legend of 19th-century America. Before he was 30, he had descended into a volcano in the Philippines, infiltrated a company of slave traders in West Africa and narrowly survived hand-to-hand combat in the Sierra Madre while carrying a secret message from the president of the United States. Yet Kane would achieve his greatest fame by exploring the High Arctic, an adventure that began when he sailed in search of the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin and the open water of an alleged “polar sea” around the North Pole. In the mid-1850s, Kane pushed farther north than any other voyager, then spent two years trapped in the ice before leading a desperate but heroic retreat that only added to his legend. Kane also enjoyed a secret love affair with a young Canadian-born spiritualist named Maggie Fox, a celebrated “spirit rapper” deemed unsuitable by his family. How this relationship combined with Kane’s tragic early death to deny him his rightful place in history is one of the most dramatic aspects of the book. Race to the Polar Sea tells the story of a romantic adventurer driven by dreams of glory. It is a tale of heroism, courage and conspiracy that evokes an age when the Arctic seemed a white, booming emptiness, beautiful and unknowable.

Zodiac Station

A Novel
Author: Tom Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062371312
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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For fans of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton—an eerie, evocative thriller set in the unforgiving Arctic from the author of The Orpheus Descent. Deep in the Arctic, the US Coast Guard icebreaker Terra Nova batters its way through the frozen sea. A gaunt figure skis out of the fog on the pack ice. He says his name is Thomas Anderson, and that he’s the lone survivors of a terrible accident at the research outpost Zodiac Station, located on the ice-bound island of Utgard. Ten days earlier, he’d arrived at Zodiac Station looking to resurrect a career destroyed by scientific scandal. But things quickly went wrong when the man who hired him, brilliant biochemist Martin Hagger, turned up dead, at the bottom of a crevasse. The base commander insisted he fell. But footprints in the snow told a much different story. As Anderson tells a tale of sabotage, suspicion, and paranoia, the mystery only deepens. When other survivors are discovered and their stories cast doubt on Anderson’s reliability, it seems the grim fate of the scientists at Zodiac Station may involve human greed, jealousy, oil company trickery, Russian espionage, genetic experimentation, and global warming. But the truth is something no one on the Terra Nova could have imagined. A fast-paced, gripping thriller that marries science and adventure, Zodiac Station is as chilling and unpredictable as the fierce Arctic landscape.

A Cavern of Black Ice

A Sword of Shadows Novel
Author: J. V. Jones
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429975971
Category: Fiction
Page: 792
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HIGH ADVENTURE ON THE SWORD EDGE OF DESTINY A Cavern of Black Ice is the first book in J.V. Jones's Sword of Shadow series As a newborn Ash March was abandoned--left for dead at the foot of a frozen mountain. Found and raised by the Penthero Iss, the mighty Surlord of Spire Vanis, she has always known she is different. Terrible dreams plague her and sometimes in the darkness she hears dread voices from another world. Iss watches her as she grows to womanhood, eager to discover what powers his ward might possess. As his interest quickens, he sends his living blade, Marafice Eye, to guard her night and day. Raif Sevrance, a young man of Clan Blackhail, also knows he is different, with uncanny abilities that distance him from the clan. But when he and his brother survive an ambush that plunges the entire Northern Territories into war, he yet seeks justice for his own . . . even if means he must forsake clan and kin. Ash and Raif must learn to master their powers and accept their joint fate if they are to defeat an ancient prophecy and prevent the release of the pure evil known as the End Lords. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Icefire


Author: Judith Reeves-Stevens,Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books
ISBN: 9780671014025
Category: Fiction
Page: 484
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Once lovers, now enemies, Navy SEAL Captain Mitch Webber and oceanographer Cory Rey must join forces to stop a cabal of Chinese officials from devasating the Pacific Rim nations using nuclear weapons to create gigantic tidal waves

Shattered


Author: Dean Ray Koontz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425099339
Category: Fiction
Page: 289
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As Alex and Colin speed toward their new home in San Francisco where Courtney awaits them, they are pursued by a madman who is also eager to see Courtney.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
View: 372
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Seven Forges


Author: James A. Moore
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 0857663844
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Captain Merros Dulver is the first in many lifetimes to find a path beyond the great mountains known as the Seven Forges and encounter, at last, the half-forgotten race who live there. And it would appear that they were expecting him. As he returns home, bringing an entourage of strangers with him, he starts to wonder whether his discovery has been such a good thing. For the gods of this lost race are the gods of war, and their memories of that far-off cataclysm have not faded. The people of Fellein have live with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn't stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who had once lived there... and oft-rumored riches. File Under: Fantasy [Savage Lands | Vengeful Gods | An Expected Journey | Battalions at War] From the Paperback edition.

Labors of the Heart

Stories
Author: Claire Davis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312427412
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A powerful and intimate anthology of short fiction journeys into the heart of small towns in the West and into the mysterious workings and longings of the human heart, in a collection that includes "Adultery," "Grounded," and the title story, in which a massive, virginal, and lonely man falls madly in love with a woman he sees at a supermarket. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Viable Threat


Author: Julie Rowe
Publisher: Entangled: Select Suspense
ISBN: 1633759490
Category: Fiction
Page: 393
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Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense and incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd he's protecting, but dodging explosions, snipers, and student radicals who've unleashed a lethal bio-engineered microorganism have made that almost impossible. Maybe he'll get a chance—if he can figure out how to keep them both alive. CDC microbiologist Ava Lloyd races to find a cure for a bio-terrorism organism sweeping El Paso. The few stolen moments with her very hunky bodyguard River have been explosive, but no matter how alluring he is, she can't afford to get distracted. The clock is ticking, people are dying by the hundreds, and once this crisis is solved, they'll both be off on their next assignment, thousands of miles apart.

The Voice of the Night


Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101173637
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz gives a new meaning to “blood brothers” in this chilling novel of friendship gone awry... No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so shy; Roy was so popular. Colin was nervous around girls; Roy was a ladies’ man. Colin was fascinated by Roy—and Roy was fascinated by death. Then one day Roy asked his timid friend: “You ever killed anything?” And from that moment on, the two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine...and too irresistible to stop.

Binary System


Author: Eric Brown
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 178618124X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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SURVIVAL IS ALL IN THE MIND A downed terraforming ship. An ice planet. A hostile alien race. Delia Kemp has had better expeditions. Stranded, alone and hunted by the native Skelt for her scientific knowledge, Delia is chased across the undiscovered world of Valinda as its long winter comes to an end and a blistering summer approaches. Strange new companions, phantasmagorical landscapes, and a death-defying dash across Valinda’s fiery equator lead Delia ever close to the valley of Mahkanda – where salvation just might be waiting…

Cursed by Ice

The Immortal Brothers
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553393421
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the smoothly sensual second book in an exciting new series featuring four immortal warrior brothers who must stake their hearts against their fate. As punishment for plotting with his brothers to steal immortality, Garreth is suffering a freezing torment until the end of time. Again and again, his fierce fighter’s physique is frozen into a chiseled ice sculpture, his heart hardening like a diamond in his chest—only to thaw and resume the chilling torture. Until, like his older brother Dethan, he is offered a reprieve from a goddess—in exchange for his allegiance in a celestial civil war. Garreth lives to fight and fights to live. But while laying siege to an embattled city, he finds another reason to go on—a beautiful warrior woman named Sarielle, who commands a mythic beast through a mysterious and powerful bond. Terrified of her strength, the city rulers have kept her captive, and now she refuses to submit to a new master. As Garreth seeks to unleash her passion and melt the icy resistance of her heart, will he become her ultimate salvation—or lead them both to greater destruction? From the Paperback edition.

In Odd We Trust (Graphic Novel)


Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Ballantine Group
ISBN: 0345541014
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
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“Meet a young man named Odd . . . who helps the dead get even." From the infinite imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes the suspenseful graphic-novel debut of a natural-born hero with a supernatural twist. Odd Thomas is a regular nineteen-year-old with an unusual gift: the ability to see the lingering spirits of the dead. To Odd, it’s not such a big deal. And most folks in sleepy Pico Mundo, California, are much more interested in the irresistible pancakes Odd whips up at the local diner. Still, communing with the dead can be useful. Because while some spirits only want a little company . . . others want justice. When the sad specter of a very frightened boy finds its way to him, Odd vows to root out the evil suddenly infecting the sunny streets of Pico Mundo. But even with his exceptional ability–plus the local police and his pistol-packing girlfriend, Stormy, backing him–is Odd any match for a faceless stalker who’s always a step ahead . . . and determined to kill again?

The Terror

A Novel
Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316003889
Category: Fiction
Page: 784
View: 6563
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"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage "Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages