Most widely held works by Joe Barrett
One second after by William R Forstchen ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
A post-apocalyptic, dire and frightening all-too-possible future for humankind. When an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon sends the United States into chaotic ruin, one man battles to save his family and their small North Carolina town.
The murder of King Tut the plot to kill the child king, a nonfiction thriller by James Patterson ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall. But what if his fate was actually much more sinister? Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king ...
The lay of the land by Richard Ford ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He's now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues.
The hoax by Clifford Irving ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Novelist Clifford Irving's "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was the literary hoax of our time. Irving describes how the hoax developed, like a Chinese puzzle, from its madcap beginning to the final startling confession, a story of international intrigue and beautiful women, of powerful corporate executives and jet-set rogues, of cover-ups and headlines.
Stripped by Brian Freeman ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial discover that two seemingly unrelated cases--a hit-and-run "accident" and a celebrity killed during a fling with a prostitute--have a bizarre connection to a brutal crime from Las Vegas's shady past.
The drama of ancient Greece from ritual to theater ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed.
The bonfire of the vanities a novel by Tom Wolfe ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker in Manhattan, finds himself arrested following a freak accident and becomes involved with prosecutors, politicians, the press, and assorted hustlers.
Oogy the dog only a family could love by Larry Levin ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
When the family's terminally ill cat had to be put down, Larry Levin and his twin sons Dan and Noah were devastated. But what was a sad day turned out to be one of the Levin family's most rewarding experience as it was the same day the family fell in love with Oogy, and ugly, one-eared dog. Over the next several years, Oogy proved to be the quintessential family companion.
Shibumi by Trevanian ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Using his nearly superhuman mental and physical prowess, Nicholai Hel destroys political terrorists from the PLO to the CIA, but he does not have the power to destroy The Mother Company.
Marine One by James W Huston ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Late at night, the president rushes through the pounding rain to Marine One. His advisors plead with him not to fly, but he insists. He has arranged a meeting that only three people in his administration know about. In the midst of a brutal thunderstorm on the way to Camp David, Marine One crashes into a ravine, killing all aboard. When the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter for killing the president, Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney, is hired to defend the company. What begins as a criminal investigation soon becomes the highest profile trial of the century, as the First Lady sues the company for wrongful death. To clear his client, Nolan must find out what really caused Marine One to crash, and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about.
The burying place by Brian Freeman ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is quietly recovering from injuries sustained on his latest case when a rich doctor's baby is kidnapped and his peace is shattered. As suspicion builds that the doctor may have staged the baby's disappearance, the relationship between the doctor and his wife and neighbors begins to disintegrate. Stride and his lover, Serena, a former Las Vegas detective, find themselves on opposite sides of the case, with Stride pursuing evidence that incriminates the doctor and Serena trying to prove that the baby really was abducted. Meanwhile, Stride's partner, Maggie, and a headstrong young cop are tracking a man responsible for a violent crime wave in the rural areas of Duluth. There seems to be no connection between the cases--until a victim with ties to the doctor's case turns up murdered in the signature style of the Duluth killer.
A prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys, best friends, are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball and kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.
In the dark by Brian Freeman ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Stride is haunted by a 30 year old murder case causing him to question his entire past.
House justice by Michael Lawson ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
When an American defense contractor goes to Iran to sell missile technology, the CIA knows all about it, thanks to a spy in Tehran. But the story is leaked to an ambitious journalist, and the spy is burned, brutally tortured, and executed. The director of the CIA isn't about to let the callous sacrifice of his valuable spy go unpunished. Joe DeMarco's boss, Speaker of the House John Fitzpatrick Mahoney, has his own reasons to get to the bottom of the leak. He once had a fling with the journalist, and now that she's in jail for refusing to reveal her source, she is threatening to tell all unless he helps get her out. Meanwhile, DeMarco and the CIA aren't the only ones looking for the source of the leak. Someone else wants to avenge the spy's death and is tailing DeMarco, hoping he'll lead him to his prey.
Stalked by Brian Freeman ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
"Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner, Maggie Bei, is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She's obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. But Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: "I know who it is."."--Container.
2012 the war for souls by Whitley Strieber ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
December 21, 2012, may be one of the most watched dates in history. Every 26,000 years, earth lines up with the exact center of our galaxy. At 11:11 on December 21, 2012, this event happens again, and the ancient Maya calculated that it would mark the end, not only of this age, but of human consciousness as we know it. But what will actually happen? The end of the world? A new age for mankind? Nothing? The last time this happened, Cro-Magnon man suddenly began creating great art in the caves of southern France, which to this day remains one of the most inexplicable changes in human history. Now Whitley Strieber explores 2012 in a towering work of fiction that will astound readers with its truly new insights and a riveting roller-coaster ride of a story. A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into chaos it has never before known. Courage meets cowardice; loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life, and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future.
The Eiger sanction by Trevanian ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Freelance assassin Jonathan Hemlock is tricked into a hazardous assignment that involves an attempt to scale one of the most treacherous mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps: the Eiger. His target is one of his three fellow climbers, but he doesn't know which one.
Black wave a family's adventure at sea and the disaster that saved them by John Silverwood ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
When Californians John Silverwood and his wife Jean decided to take their four children on a sail around the world on their fifty-five-foot catamaran, Emerald Jane, they could not foresee the range of adventure that awaited them. The pressures of a family and a marriage in such cramped quarters were nothing compared to the terrifying forces of nature. But while in the South Pacific, just as it seemed to them that they had mastered every challenge, their world was shattered in a split second of unimaginable horror. Now the real test began, forcing them to fight for their very lives.
Red sky in morning a novel of World War II by Patrick Culhane ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
When ensign Peter Maxwell was called up from the reserves just after Pearl Harbor, he didn't think he'd be defending his country by leading the Navy choir. After two years entertaining VIPs, he wants to see some action, and a posting on the new ammunitions ship, the USS Liberty Hill, seems just the ticket. Unfortunately, the ship's captain has no respect for junior officers like Maxwell and even less for the African-Americans who make up his crew.
Babylon babies by Maurice G Dantec ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Toorop's mission of escorting Marie from Russia to Canada changes when he discovers the dark secret she is harboring, one that spells destruction for all humankind, unless Toorop can save her before that happens.
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