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THE WARDED MAN by Peter V. Brett — The time has come to stand against the night. As darkness falls, the corelings rise — demons who well up from the ground like hellish steam, taking on fearsome form and substance. Sand demons. Wood demons. Wind demons. Flame demons. And gigantic rock demons, the deadliest of all. They possess supernatural strength and powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards–symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and mystery, and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile.
THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY by Haggai Carmon — The master criminal and con man known as the Chameleon has eluded international law enforcement for twenty years. Dan Gordon was sure he finally had him, but he was left empty-handed. Now he won’t rest until the Chameleon is stopped. The Chameleon is actually more than a mere criminal — he’s an undercover sleeper agent. But Gordon is more than he seems, too. He’s an experienced hunter, trained by the Mossad, working now for the CIA.
STAR WARS: FATE OF THE JEDI: OUTCAST by Aaron Allston — After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis and in need. From all corners, politicians and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order. But even more critical is the future of the Jedi. Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo’s turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it’s only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn suffers a psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. Facing conviction, Luke must strike a bargain with the calculating Daala: his freedom in exchange for his exile from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order.
MALICE by Lisa Jackson — Opening his eyes in the hospital room where he’s recovering from an accident, New Orleans detective Rick Bentz sees his first wife, Jennifer, standing in the doorway. Then she blows him a kiss and disappears. But it couldn’t have been Jennifer. She died 12 years ago. Once out of the hospital, Bentz begins to see Jennifer everywhere. Could she still be alive? But it was Bentz who identified Jennifer’s body after her horrible car wreck, and there had been no question in his mind that it was her crumpled form behind the whee. He’s never doubted it until now. He can’t tell his new wife, Olivia, about the sightings or his secret fear that he’s losing his mind. But Olivia is also hiding a secret. When a copy of Jennifer’s death certificate arrives in the mail, emblazoned with a red question mark, Bentz follows the postmark trail to Los Angeles, returning to the painful memories he’s tried so hard to forget, and straight into a killer’s web.
THE TEMPORAL VOID by Peter F. Hamilton — Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard’s were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption. Inigo’s inspirational dreams, shared by hundreds of millions, gave birth to a religion: Living Dream. But when the appearance of a Second Dreamer seemed to trigger the expansion of the Void — an expansion that is devouring everything in its path — the Intersolar Commonwealth was thrown into turmoil; interstellar war threatens to erupt.
DELUSION by Peter Abrahams — The monster storm “Bernardine” did more than devastate the tiny Gulf Coast community of Belle Ville. It uncovered suppressed evidence that exonerates a man wrongly imprisoned for murder. Twenty years ago, Nell Jarreau identified Alvin “Pirate” DuPree as the murderer who killed her boyfriend right in front of her — and she later went on to marry the detective, now the police chief, who made the arrest. She and Clay raised a daughter and had a happy life — but now Pirate is free, leaving Nell haunted by doubt, guilt, fear … and troubling hints that a rot may be festering at her own family’s core. For the sake of her sanity, her marriage and the safety of those she loves, Nell must uncover the truth about a nightmare that will not end. But the search is leading her into twisting dark alleys she might never escape from … where a wild-card ex-con waits in the shadows.
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