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New Releases: 3/27/18

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

Black and White Ball by Loren D. Estleman

Detroit hit man Peter Macklin forces private eye Amos Walker to furnish protection for Laurie, Macklin’s estranged wife, while Macklin tracks down the party who has threatened to kill her. The man Walker’s client suspects cannot be ignored; as his own grown son, Roger Macklin has inherited all the instincts, and acquired all the training, necessary to carry out his threat.

Told partly by Walker in first-person and partly by Macklin in third, Black and White Ball places the detective squarely between two remorseless killers, with death waiting whether he succeeds or fails.

Flash Points by David Hagberg

The novel begins just after the US presidential election, when a man of Trump’s stripe wins. Determined to push him out of office, members of the president’s staff hire an assassin to set up three terrorist attacks in the US. Meanwhile, a Pentagon general contacts mid-level intelligence operatives in fifteen different countries, concocting a plot in which the president will be faced with supposed attacks along flash points, places where trouble could easily erupt into an all out nuclear war: Pakistan/India; China/Taiwan; North vs South Korea; Russia/Ukraine.

In order for their plots to succeed, both groups must first eliminate the one man who could possibly stop them: retired CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey.

Nightflyers & Other Stories by George R.R. Martin

On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race.

But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery – and most dangerous threat – is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror….

Also included are five additional classic George R. R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

Dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton’s debut adult epic fantasy, The Queens of Innis Lear.

Three Queens. One crown. All out war.

 

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Void Black Shadow by Corey J. White

Mars Xi is a living weapon, a genetically-manipulated psychic supersoldier with a body count in the thousands, and all she wanted was to be left alone. People who get involved with her get hurt, whether by MEPHISTO, by her psychic backlash, or by her acid tongue. It’s not smart to get involved with Mars, but that doesn’t stop some people from trying.

The last time MEPHISTO came for Mars they took one of her friends with them. That was a mistake. A force hasn’t been invented that can stop a voidwitch on a rampage, and Mars won’t rest until she’s settled her debts.

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Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Fallen by Eric Van Lustbader

Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

Other Men’s Horses and Texas Standoff by Elmer Kelton

NEW IN MANGA

Devils and Realist Vol. 14 Story by Madoka Takadono; Art by Utako Yukihiro

Devilman: The Classic Collection Vol. 1 Story and art by Go Nagai

Don’t Meddle With My Daughter Vol. 3 Story and art by Nozomu Tamaki

Soul Liquid Chambers Vol. 1 Story and art by Nozomu Tamaki

There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor Vol. 5 Story and art Kawakami Masaki

To Love Ru Vols. 5-6 Story and art by Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphic Project Vol. 1 Story and art by Shun Kazakami

Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Vol. 1 Story and art by Tadahiro Miura