Macmillan Forge Fall 2018

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    Trust Me A Novel Hank Phillippi Ryan
    9780765393074 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: August 28, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $33.99 CAD 6.49 x 9.57 x 1.27 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      Trust Me is the chilling standalone novel of psychological suspense and manipulation that award-winning author and renowned investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan was born to write.

      CAN YOU SPOT THE LIAR?

      An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder.

      A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life.

      Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless.

      Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?

      "Grief and deception are at the helm of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest thriller,Trust Me, in which a crime writer and an accused criminal’s lives collide, as they come to discover that no one can be trusted, not even oneself. The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!"--New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica

      Bio
      HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won thirty-two Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow Awards. ABoston Globe bestselling author, Ryan has won two Agatha Awards, in addition to the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and is the author ofThe Other Woman, The Wrong Girl,Truth Be Told, Say No More,andWhat You See.
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      "Stellar...'Trust Me' when I say that her latest is her best novel to date."--Associated Press

      "Mesmerizing! Hank Phillippi Ryan has outdone herself in this taut thriller of damaged lives, uneasy alliances and deadly cat and mouse. Who can you trust indeed? It will take you till the final page to figure out!"-- Lisa Gardner

      “The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on the page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!”—Mary Kubica

      “A riveting story of guilt and deception,Trust Meis a tense and twisting psychological thriller that explores the shifting perception of the truth. Chilling, suspenseful, and impossible to put down.”—Megan Miranda

      “Could stand alongside Gillian Flynn’sSharp Objects.”—Bustle

      “I couldn’t put it down! Undeniably, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s best yet! I can’t wait to put it into my customer’s hands.”—Joanne Berg, owner of Mystery to Me

      “Timely, suspenseful, well crafted…this novel is impossible to put down. This is a wonderful novel, the best combination of thoughtful storytelling and unforgettable characters. I could not stop thinking about it.”—Robin Agnew, owner of Aunt Agatha’s

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    Series: Marc Dane
    Nomad A Novel James Swallow
    9780765395115 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: September 11, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $34.99 CAD 6.5 x 9.34 x 1.42 in | 464 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      New York Times bestselling author James Swallow begins his espionage thriller series withNomad featuring British desk jockey intelligence operative turned active agent.

      Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor—and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6—he's forced into the front line.

      Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Dane needs.

      A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Keyes and Dane can stop the attack before it's too late.

      Bio
      JAMES SWALLOW is a British author and scriptwriter. A BAFTA nominee and aNew York Times and LondonSunday Timesbest-seller, he is the author of numerous tie-in novels, works of short fiction, audio dramas and video games.
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      “In Marc Dane, James Swallow has created a wonderfully unlikely hero who can outfox the best of the best. A pulse-pounding thriller of the highest order.”— Ward Larsen,USA Today bestselling author ofCutting Edge

      “Ian Fleming meets John LeCarre in James Swallow'sNomad: vivid and gritty with nonstop action, in which nothing is as it seems.” —David Hagberg

      “Unputdownable. A must-read.” —Wilbur Smith

      “Very enjoyable.” —The Guardian

      “Exciting.” —The Sun

      “Right on the money, bang up to date,Nomad is a scorching romp for grown up boys. A killer of a thriller.”— Jon Wise,Weekend Sport

      “A debut spy thriller from a veteran science-fiction author who delivers his (...) enjoyable narrative at a frenzied pace, with plenty of narrow escapes for reluctant hero Dane.” —Jon Coates,Daily Express

      “Ferociously paced thriller, a high-concept tale of the solitary hero on the run, bristling with technology and frequently erupting into lethal violence.” —Declan Burke,The Irish Times

      “Followers of Jason Bourne or those who are familiar withI Am Pilgrim and / orHomeland will agree that this book is a rattling good yarn. Well written with plenty of cliffhangers and thoroughly enjoyable.” —Woman's Way

      “This is edge of the seat stuff that is terrifyingly real in places and pushes the boundaries of reality in others, not unlike most high-action thrillers. If you're a fan of the novels of Lee Child, Frederik Forsyth and Chris Ryan or you can't wait for the new Bond film and love the TV series24, then this is for you.” —Closer magazine

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    No Good Deed A Thriller Victor Gischler
    9781250106698 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: September 04, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $33.99 CAD 5.67 x 8.4 x 1.02 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      From Victor Gischler, the author behind the high-octane, action-packed thrillerStay, comesNo Good Deed, a suspenseful novel about how an ordinary man--trying to do the right thing--finds himself in an extraordinary situation.

      Francis was running late for work when he found the suitcase and the odd card with an email on it. He knew he shouldn't bother but he couldn't resist.

      Now Francis is dodging bullets and doing his best to stay alive, wishing he had never bothered with that suitcase full of clothes.

      Bio
      Victor Gischler is a former English professor and the author of Gun Monkeys, The Pistol Poets, Suicide Squeeze,andShotgun Opera. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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      No Good Deed is classic Victor Gischler: Fast, funny, and filled with thrills, with a reluctant hero so engaging you’d think Gischler invented the archetype. These characters may not go unpunished, but reading about it is all reward.” —Sean Doolittle, Barry Award-winning author ofThe Cleanup

      "A secret artificial intelligence algorithm, a suitcase full of surprises, and a boatload of characters who run the gamut from mysterious to downright dangerous. Sprinkle in a little noir, a razor sharp sense of humor, and a bad ass writer named Victor Gischler, and what do you get? A fine, fun novel. I had a great time reading this book. I'd recommend it to anyone." —Scott Pratt, bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series

      "I'd call it an edge-of-your seat thriller but it's more: Gischler has set the whole chair on fire." —Matthew Fitzsimmons, bestselling authorThe Short Drop

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    Series: Irish Country Books
    An Irish Country Cottage An Irish Country Novel Patrick Taylor Canada
    9780765396815 Hardcover FICTION / Medical On Sale Date: October 16, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $34.99 CAD 6.35 x 9.39 x 1.14 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      An Irish Country Cottage is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's belovedNew York Times and internationally bestselling Irish Country series.

      The New Year brings challenges and changes to the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. The Christmas holidays have barely passed before a fire engulfs the humble thatched cottage housing of Donal Donnally and his family. Although the family escapes the blaze more or less unsinged, Donal, his wife, their three small children, and their beloved dog find themselves with nothing left but the clothes on their back.

      Good thing Doctors O’Reilly and Laverty are on hand to rally the good people of Ballybucklebo to come to their aid. Rebuilding the cottage won’t be quick or easy, but good neighbors from all walks of life will see to it that the Donallys get back on their feet again, no matter what it takes.

      Meanwhile, matters of procreation occupy the doctors and their patients. Young Barry Laverty and his wife Sue, frustrated in their efforts to start a family, turn to modern medicine for answers. O’Reilly must tread carefully as he advises a married patient on how to avoid another dangerous pregnancy.

      As a new and tumultuous decade approaches, sectarian division threaten to bring unrest to Ulster, but in Ballybucklebo at least, peace still reigns and neighbors look after neighbors.

      Bio
      PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D. was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. He is the author of the bestselling Irish Country series, includingAn Irish Country Cottage, An Irish Country Practice, An Irish Country Doctorand many more.
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        - Canadian author, Patrick Taylor lives on Saltspring Island
        - 75k print run
        - NYT and Globe and Mail bestselling author
        - previous book, An Irish Country Practice, has sold nearly 3k copies in HC in Canada
        - CBC The Sunday Edition interview (pending)


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      "Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time." —The Globe and Mail

      “Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life.” —Kirkus ReviewsonAn Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

      "Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read!" —Library Journal, starred review, onAn Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

      "What Herriot did for Yorkshire, Taylor now does for Northern Ireland's County Antrim and County Down, minus the animals, of course, but with all the good sentiments." —Kirkus Reviews onAn Irish Country Wedding

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    Series: Irish Country Books
    An Irish Country Practice An Irish Country Novel Patrick Taylor Canada
    9780765382764 Paperback FICTION / Medical On Sale Date: October 16, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $23.50 CAD 5.51 x 8.24 x 1.06 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment inNew York Times andGlobe and Mailbestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

      Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds.

      Not only has O’Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he’s also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he’s truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue.

      As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent “accidents” may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice.

      All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two.

      Bio
      PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D. was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. He is the bestselling author of the Irish Country series, includingAn Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Doctor in Love and at SeaandAn Irish Country Love Storyamong many others.
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      “Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life.” —Kirkus ReviewsonAn Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

      "Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read!" —Library Journal, starred review, on An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

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    Series: Lady Dunbridge Mystery
    Ask Me No Questions A Lady Dunbridge Mystery Shelley Noble
    9780765398710 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: October 16, 2018 Print Run: 40000
    $33.99 CAD 5.74 x 8.55 x 1.22 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      FromNew York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble,Ask Me No Questions is the first in the Lady Dunbridge Mystery series featuring a widow turned sleuth in turn-of-the-twentieth century New York City.

      A modern woman in 1907, Lady Dunbridge is not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She’s ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm.

      From the decadence of high society balls to the underbelly of Belmont horse racing, romance, murder, and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige.

      Bio
      SHELLEY NOBLE is theNew York Times bestselling author ofLighthouse Beach,The Beach at Painter’s Cove, andWhisper Beach. A former professional dancer and choreographer for stage, television and film, she’s a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Noble lives at the Jersey shore and is always on the lookout for lighthouses and murder plots.
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      “Witty, racy, and full of gorgeous period detail,Ask Me No Questionsis the perfect book for all of us who missDowntown Abbey.” —Tasha Alexander,NewYork Timesbestselling author

      “Told with wit and humor...a spirited and spunky addition to the ranks of aristocratic women sleuths of the early 20th century.”—New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen

      “Sparkles from start to finish!” —Tessa Arlen, author of the Lady Montfort mystery series

      "Brimming with wit and rich historical detail...atmospheric and charming." —Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana

      “The many fascinating characters and historical details make this a thoroughly entertaining read. I can’t wait for Lady Dunbridge’s next adventure!” —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author ofMurder in Union Square

      “This first book in a new series is deftly plotted, well-researched, sharp with wit, and teases at the possibility of future romance. Highly intriguing and entertaining.” —Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries

      “If you’ve missed Miss Fisher, Lady Phil will fill the bill. She’s at it again, taking Manhattan by storm and managing to meet the most interesting people as she investigates another murder. Don’t miss the non-stop adventure.” —Victoria Thompson

      USA Today Bestselling author of MURDER ON TRINITY PLACE

      "The book fairly flies along, whisking readers through Manhattan’s champagne-sipping high life, with jaunts to the racetrack along the way. Classy, clever, and fun, this is a propitious start for dashing Lady Phil.”—Publishers Weekly

      “A saucy countess leaves English society behind when she ventures to New York City in 1907... This delightful series debut is a frisky combination of mystery and romance whose R-rated heroine clearly has a bright and adventurous future.”—Kirkus Reviews


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    Series: McGarvey
    Face Off A Kirk McGarvey Novel David Hagberg
    9780765384911 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: October 09, 2018 Print Run: 20000
    $33.99 CAD 6.53 x 9.56 x 1.08 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      New York Timesbestselling author David Hagberg's acclaimed Kirk McGarvey series continues with another compelling and timely thriller inFace Off.

      Kirk McGarvey is lunching in the Eiffel Tower when terrorists attempt to bring the Paris icon down. He springs into action to stop the attack, only to find there’s a much larger plot at stake. One that aims to force the incompetent US President out by pitting him against Russia.

      But Putin himself is eager to avoid World War III. When a Russian nuclear weapon goes missing and is found heading to the US, Putin enlists McGarvey’s help in stopping it.

      The stakes couldn't be higher, and the outcome couldn't be more in doubt. Only McGarvey stands a chance of intervening before it’s too late, in a race against time across Paris, Istanbul, Moscow, and Washington, D.C.

      Bio
      DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean, and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than seventy novels of suspense, includingTower Down, End Game,and the bestsellingAllah's Scorpion,Dance with the Dragon, andThe Expediter. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.
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      “David Hagberg is the pros’ pro, the plot master we all wish we were.” —Stephen Coonts,New York Timesbestselling author

      “If you want yesterday’s headlines, readThe New York Times. If you want tomorrow’s, read David Hagberg.” —Ward Larsen,USA Todaybestselling author

      "David Hagberg consistently delivers thrillers that truly thrill, with an uncanny ability to anticipate future headlines." —Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author

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    Follow Me Down A Novel Sherri Smith Canada
    9780765386717 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: November 06, 2018 Print Run: 20000
    $22.50 CAD 5.16 x 8.02 x 0.97 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      Follow Me Downis a rare find—a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that Diane Chamberlain called "an engrossing page turner [that] will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending" from talented new author Sherri Smith.

      Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she is forced to return home. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she’d buried.

      Once hailed as the golden boy of their town, and now a popular high school teacher, Lucas Haas disappears the same day the body of one of his students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect.

      All the while, she wonders: If he’s innocent, why did he run?

      As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s lives are intertwined, Mia must confront her own demons if she wants to get out alive.

      Bio
      When not writing, SHERRI SMITH spends time with her family and two rescue dogs, and restores vintage furniture that would otherwise be destined for the dump. She lives in Winnipeg, Canada where the long, cold winters nurture her dark side.Follow Me Down is her first thriller.
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      “No one can be trusted as the flawed but sympathetic protagonist struggles to find her missing twin brother.This engrossing page turner will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending.”—New York Times bestselling authorDiane Chamberlain

      "Follow Me Down is a clever and remarkable novel about one woman’s desperate search for her twin brother thatpulled me in from the very first page, then kept me engrossed all the way to the end with a dark and twisty plot and a town that’s a living breathing character of its own."—New York Times bestselling authorChevy Stevens

      Whip smart exploration of how well we know anyone in our lives, even a twin brother. The plot was engrossing, Mia was compelling, and the small town made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.You'll flip the pages long into the night to find out what happened to Lucas, but you'll never guess the explosive ending!”—Kate Moretti,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Vanishing Year

      “InFollow Me Down, that is exactly what the reader does: follow hard-nosed Mia down the dark and twisted path left by her twin brother when he goes missing after one of his students is found dead.The writing is evocative and I turned the pages swiftly to get to the final twist and resolve, which I did not see coming.With confident writing and compellingly flawed characters, this novel is sure to delight readers who enjoy tautly told thrillers.”—Catherine McKenzie, international bestselling author ofHiddenandFractured

      “Instantlyaddictive and darkly compelling,Follow Me Down is a spectacular suspense.Sherri Smith is a bold, brave talent.”—Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author ofBlood Always Tells

      “At the start of Smith’s compelling first novel, John Pruden, the police chief of Wayoata, N.Dak., phones Mia Hass, a Chicago-based pharmacist with a dependence on pills, to ask whether she’s heard recently from her twin brother, Lucas. Pruden, who says he’s missing, urges Mia to return to Wayoata, her hometown, where she learns that Lucas, a high school teacher, has become the prime suspect in the murder of one of his students. The town residents are all against him, and the inept local police are all too willing to treat the faintest circumstantial evidence as if it were solid proof in what they consider an open-and-shut case ... in this unsettling crime thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

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    Series: Page Murdock Novels
    Wild Justice A Page Murdock Novel Loren D. Estleman
    9781250197092 Hardcover FICTION / Westerns On Sale Date: November 06, 2018 Print Run: 15000
    $34.99 CAD 6.02 x 8.38 x 0.82 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      A riveting western novel starring beloved character Page Murdock from Spur Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman!

      In the spring of 1896, after thirty years spent dispensing justice in the territory of Montana, Judge Harlan Blackthorne expires, leaving Deputy U.S. Marshal Page Murdock, his most steadfast officer, to escort his remains across the continent by rail.

      The long journey—interrupted from time to time by station stops for the public to pay its respects and for various marching bands to serenade the departed with his favorite ballad, “After the Ball”—gives Murdock plenty of opportunity to reflect upon the years of triumphs and tragedies he’s seen first hand, always in the interest of bringing justice to a wilderness he, his fellow deputies, and the Judge played so important a role in its settlement.

      As the funeral train chugs through prairie, over mountains, and across rivers once ruled by buffalo herds, Indian nations, trappers, cowboys, U.S. Cavalry, entrepreneurs, and outlaws representing every level of heroism, sacrifice, ambition, and vice,Wild Justice provides a capsule history of the American frontier from its untamed beginnings to a civilization balanced on the edge of a new and unpredictable century.

      Bio
      LOREN D. ESTLEMAN has written more than seventy books—historical novels, mysteries, and westerns, includingCape Hell, The Book of Murdock,andPort Hazard. Winner of four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards, and three Western Heritage Awards, he lives in Central Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.
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      "Loren Estleman is my hero."—Harlan Coben

      "A fast-paced western with action on every page."—Historical Novel Society onCape Hell

      “Estleman delivers his tall tale with dollops of western lore, elegant prose, and crisp, tongue-in-cheek dialogue.”—BooklistonThe Long High Noon

      "An exciting western loaded with intrigue, suspense, and clever plot twists. One of Estleman's best, a smart, tightly wrapped story."—Publishers Weeklyon The Book of Murdock

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    Series: Women of Genesis
    Rachel and Leah Women of Genesis Orson Scott Card
    9780765399328 Paperback FICTION / Religious On Sale Date: November 13, 2018 Print Run: 10000
    $22.50 CAD 5.44 x 8.26 x 1.08 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      Rachel and Leah is book three inNew York Timesbestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series—a unique reimagining of the biblical tale.

      Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how the women of Genesis change each other—and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him.

      Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family—or so it seems to Leah.

      There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, a young woman desperately searching to fit in, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born.

      Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention.

      Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

      Women of Genesis
      #1Sarah
      #2Rebekah
      #3Rachel and Leah

      Bio
      ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellersShadow of the Giant,Shadow Puppets,Shadow of the Hegemon,Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction,Ender's Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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      Praise forSarah

      "This series is definitely for those interested in women in the Bible, and in such novels asThe Red Tent (byNYT bestseller Anita Diamant)." —Kliatt

      “The story moves swiftly, climaxing at several points, such as Abram and Sarai’s stay in Egypt when the pharaoh wants to take Sarai as his wife. It is a quick and interesting read….This is an intriguing story .”—PittsburgPost-Gazette

      “This playfully speculative novel succeeds in bringing Sarah's soft-overlooked character into vivid relief.”—Publishers Weekly

      “This is an inventive and engaging telling of the life of Sarah, the woman who laughed at God’s news (that so old a woman would now bear a child)—and who gives as good as she gets throughout both the book of Genesis and Card’s novel.” —Historical Novel Society

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