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Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram Book Magazine, unless noted.

  • Shadows in the Starlight
    Author: Cunningham, Elaine
    Publisher: Tor $ 23.95 ISBN: 0765309718 Date: 2006
    Imagine Laurel Hamilton mixed with a liberal dose of Andrew Vachs, and osterized in a Tolkienesque blender with a young heroine that combines the best elements of both Dark Angel and Alias and you have Gwen "GiGi" Gellman of Changeling Detective Agency.
    Updated 11.9.05
  • Ship of the Damned
    Author: David, James F.
    Publisher: Forge $ 25.95 ISBN: 0312872038 Date: 2000
    In a mesmerizing new psychological thriller, a modern warship with nuclear warheads has recently vanished in a green-gray mist over the North Atlantic on October 28, 1943, an event which spelled disaster for the members of the crew.
    Suggested Reading: Supernatural Stars
    Updated 7/14/00
  • Cerulean Sins
    Author: Hamilton, Laurell K.
    Publisher: Berkley $ 22.95 ISBN: 0425188361 Date: 2003
    Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline--and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around by one of the oldest vampires alive . . . or should one say "dead"?
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 3.27.03
  • Shadow Touch
    Author: Liu, Marjorie M.
    Publisher: Love Spell $ 6.99 ISBN: 0505526301 Date: 2006
    The second release in Marjorie Liu's Paranormal Romance series featuring the Dirk & Steele Detective Agency. When Artur Loginov awakens imprisoned by a rival group of psychics and supermen, he must use his powers to escape and find true love." A striking paranormal romance.--"Publishers Weekly".
    Suggested Reading:| Romance
    Updated 12.2.05
  • Spares
    Author: Smith, Michael Marshall
    Publisher: Bantam List Price: $22.95 ISBN: 055310604x Date: 1997
    For the last five years, Jack Randall has been hiding out on a Spares Farm, working at the only job still available to him: guarding people who have never seen the outside world - people who can't even spell the word "escape". Now Jack is on the run with seven of the Farm's inmates - and the people who own them will do anything to get them back - anything.
    Suggested Reading: All Stars
  • All the Rage: Repairman Jack
    Author: Wilson, F. Paul
    Publisher: Forge $ 25.95 ISBN: 0312867964 Date: 2000
    In the new Repairman Jack thriller, Jack fights against a new street drug called Berserk. "Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages. His adventures are hugely entertaining".--Dean Koontz.
    Updated 9/21/00

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