Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HPL's New Books


Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2013.  To see new books from other years try:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.



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Portrait of a Spy
Portrait of a Spy
By Silva, Daniel
Performed by Vance, Simon
2011-07 - HarperAudio
9780062084941 Check Our Catalog


Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.
Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death--from the inside--a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional. To succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. A woman waits there--a reclusive heiress and art collector who can traverse the murky divide between Islam and the West. She is the daughter of an old enemy, and together they form an unlikely and dangerous bond.
Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, "Portrait of a Spy" moves swiftly from the corridors of power in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert. Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil--and Daniel Silva's most extraordinary novel to date. …More


Those in Peril
Those in Peril
By Smith, Wilbur
2012-01 - St. Martin's Press
9781250003232 Check Our Catalog

Internationally bestselling author Smith ("The Quest") delivers one of his best novels yet: an unstoppable contemporary tale in which an oil heiress whose daughter has been kidnapped by African Muslim pirates takes the law into her own hands. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Martin's Press. …More


The Lucky One
The Lucky One
By Sparks, Nicholas
2010-06 - Vision
9780446618328 Check Our Catalog

In his 14th book, bestselling author Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. …More


Blackstone and the Great War
Blackstone and the Great War
By Spencer, Sally
2012-03 - Severn House Publishers
9780727881236 Check Our Catalog

Inspector Blackstone thought he was done with the army, but when a general he served with requests he investigate the brutal murder of his grandson--a young British officer in the trenches--Blackstone feels he can't say no. …More


An American Spy
An American Spy
By Steinhauer, Olen
2012-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312622909 Check Our Catalog

Milo Weaver, "New York Times" bestseller Steinhauer's reluctant spy, is unwillingly drawn into his bosses' plans for revenge against the Chinese agent who orchestrated the deaths of 33 tourists. Steinhauer, the best espionage writer in a generation, delivers a searing, unputdownable international thriller that will settle once and for all who is pulling the strings and who is being played. …More


Mrs. God
Mrs. God
By Straub, Peter
2013-02 - Pegasus Books
9781605984070 Check Our Catalog

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Raunchy (the Cartel Publications Presents)
Raunchy (the Cartel Publications Presents)
By Styles, T.
Author Styles, Toy
2010-11 - Cartel Publications
9780982391372 Check Our Catalog

At head of title: Cartel Publications presents. …More


Raunchy 2: Mad's Love (the Cartel Publications Presents)
Raunchy 2: Mad's Love (the Cartel Publications Presents)
By Styles, T.
Author Styles, Toy
2011-07 - Cartel Publications
9780984303069 Check Our Catalog

After escaping death at her own child's hands, you'd think Harmony Phillips would change. Instead she feels resentful believing her kids took the life from her she felt she deserved. In a bed in Concord Manor, she is nursed back to health by those she wrote off. And while her mind hatches all kinds of revengeful mental and physical plans, she doesn't look into the eyes of one of her kids. Had she looked long and hard, she would have seen that she had nourished a mind so evil that it would make her own schemes seem saintly. Mad's only mission in life is to show the world what kind of a person the woman who gave birth to her is. To makes matters worse, she has taken a liking to her father Kali, and that's when all hell breaks loose. The last part of this trilogy Raunchy 3: Jayden's Passion follows this novel. …More


Derby Day
Derby Day
By Taylor, D. J.
2012-04 - Pegasus Books
9781605983325 Check Our Catalog

Nominated for the Man Booker Prize, an exquisite tale of romance and rivalry, gambling and greed, from one of England's finest writers. …More


Fourplay: The Dance of Sensuality
Fourplay: The Dance of Sensuality
By Thomas, Brenda L.
2004-04 - Pocket Books
9780743477277 Check Our Catalog

In the tradition of Zane's "Addicted," this provocative novel continues the amorous escapades of Sasha Borianni, the sexy African-American marketing executive readers first met in the sensational self-published novel "Threesome." …More


The Athena Project
The Athena Project
By Thor, Brad
2011-10 - Pocket Star Books
9781439192979 Check Our Catalog

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project. The novels will follow an elite team of female warriors from their recruitment as top-level athletes, through their training, to their deployment on some of the most exciting and dangerous international assignments the fiction world has ever seen. Brad Thor's readers will be electrified as he employs his vast knowledge of covert operations and military intrigue to bring to life his most heart-pounding, globe-trotting thrillers yet. …More


The Shoemaker's Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
By Trigiani, Adriana
2012-08 - Harper Paperbacks
9780061257100 Check Our Catalog

A breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. …More


Party Girl
Party Girl
By Tucker, Pat
2012-02 - Strebor Books
9781593094027 Check Our Catalog

After her car breaks down, Hope Reed accepts a ride from two neighborhood thugs. Later they are pulled over and arrested for a deadly convenience store robbery--and Hope is arrested too. An unforgettable novel, "Party Girl" asks the question: Is being at the wrong place at the wrong time reason enough to ruin your life? …More


The Beginner's Goodbye
The Beginner's Goodbye
By Tyler, Anne
2013-01 - Ballantine Books
9780345533357 Check Our Catalog

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Harbor Nocturne
Harbor Nocturne
By Wambaugh, Joseph
2012-04 - Mysterious Press
9780802126108 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

In the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world's busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers is unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law in a story with elaborate detail and spot-on humor that only a master like Wambaugh can provide. …More


Rage of the Dragon
Rage of the Dragon
By Weis, Margaret
Author Hickman, Tracy
2013-03 - Tor Books
9780765359261 Check Our Catalog

From "New York Times"-bestselling authors and master world-builders Weis and Hickman comes "Rage of the Dragon," the action-packed third book in their Dragonships fantasy series. …More


A Teeny Bit of Trouble
A Teeny Bit of Trouble
By West, Michael Lee
2013-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250023476 Check Our Catalog

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The Firebrand
The Firebrand
By Wiggs, Susan
2010-08 - Mira Books
9780778327721 Check Our Catalog

In the final installment of Wiggs's beloved Great Chicago Fire trilogy, two survivors are bound by fate in a city of ashes. Reissue. …More


The Hostage: The Chicago Fire Trilogy
The Hostage: The Chicago Fire Trilogy
By Wiggs, Susan
2010-06 - Mira Books
9780778327844 Check Our Catalog

October 8, 1871. One small spark ignites the entire city of Chicago, sending its residents into panic. But amid the chaos, a chance encounter leads to an unexpected new love, in this popular reissue from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Wiggs. …More


The Mistress
The Mistress
By Wiggs, Susan
2010-07 - Mira Books
9780778327905 Check Our Catalog

The second book in the back-to-back Great Chicago Fire trilogy by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Wiggs. Reissue. …More


Unnatural Acts
Unnatural Acts
By Woods, Stuart
2012-11 - Signet Book
9780451238771 Check Our Catalog

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The Heat Seekers
The Heat Seekers
By Zane
2003-04 - Downtown Press
9780743442909 Check Our Catalog

Fast on the heels of her bestselling "Addicted, " Zane steams reading glasses with this smart and seductive novel depicting the volatile, sensual escapades of two unforgettable pairs of lovers. …More