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Press Release: King of Cyberpunk Author William Gibson Releases His Latest Thriller–Zero History

King of Cyberpunk Author William Gibson Releases His Latest Thriller–Zero History

 

Press Release:  Tualatin, Oregon – September 13, 2010 – VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com) presents signed editions of William Gibson’s Zero History (September 2010: Penguin).

Zero_History_GibsonThe iconic visionary returns with his first new novel since the New York Times bestseller Spook CountryNeuromancer was the first book in a provoking trilogy that has come to be considered a benchmark in the history of the genre.  Since then, Gibson has gone on to create even more visionary science fiction, including The Difference Engine, a classic co-authored with Bruce Sterling, and ingenious cyber thrillers such as Pattern Recognition and Spook Country.

In Zero History, Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. But she’s broke, and Bigend never feels it’s beneath him to use whatever power comes his way — in this case, the power of money to bring Hollis onto his team again.

Milgrim is even more thoroughly owned by Bigend. He’s worth owning for his useful gift of seeming to disappear in almost any setting, and his Russian is perfectly idiomatic – so much so that he spoke Russian with his therapist, in the secret Swiss clinic where Bigend paid for him to be cured of the addiction that would have killed him.

Garreth has a passion for extreme sports. Most recently he jumped off the highest (more…)

Book Synopsis – Clive Cussler Lost Empire

Book Synopsis – Clive Cussler Lost Empire

Lost Empire by Clive CusslerClive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers and is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).

Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood now bring us the action-packed Lost Empire featuring treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo who first appeared in Cussler’s Spartan Gold (2009: Penguin).

In Lost Empire, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico’s ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.  Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt-but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death.

Clive Cussler’s books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. See below for a chronological list of Clive Cussler books and series.

The Dirk Pitt Adventures novels

Pacific Vortex (this is the first book that Cussler wrote but it was published in 1983), Mediterranean Caper (1973), Iceberg (1975), Raise the Titanic (1976), Vixen 03 (1978), Night Probe (1981), Deep Six (1984), Cyclops (1986), Treasure (1988), Dragon (1990), Sahara (1992), Inca Gold (1994), Shock Wave (1996), Flood Tide (1997), Atlantis Found (1999), Valhalla Rising (2001), Trojan Odyssey (2003) and Black Wind (2004), Treasure of Khan (2006), and Arctic Drift (2008).  Crescent Dawn, the latest of The Dirk Pitt Adventures, is set to release November 2010.

The NUMA Files novels

Serpent (1999), Blue Gold (2000), Fire Ice (2002), White Death (2003), Lost City (2004), Polar Shift (2005), The Navigator (2007), and Medusa (2009)

The Oregon Files novels

Golden Buddha (2003), Sacred Stone (2004), Dark Watch (2005), Skeleton Coast (2006), Plague Ship (2008), Corsair (2009), and The Silent Sea (2010)

The Isaac Bell Detective novels

The Chase (2007), The Wrecker (2009), and The Spy (2010)

The Fargo Adventure novels

Spartan Gold (2009) and Lost Empire (2010)


Clive Cussler has also written single books in Non-Fiction and Children Classics.  His Non-Fiction books include The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed.  His stand-alone Children Classics include The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2009) and The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (2010).

Grant Blackwood has written three espionage thrillers including The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War in addition to co-authoring Spartan Gold and Lost Empire with Clive Cussler.

Book Synopsis – “Heaven’s Fury” by Stephen Frey

Heaven's Fury by Stephen FreyNew York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey thrills readers with the mesmerizing tale of a small-town sheriff who must confront the worst violence that man and nature possess.Bruner, Wisconsin, is really two different towns. On one side are the magnificent summer estates of wealthy families who value their privacy and privilege above all else. A few miles away, but a world apart, are the homes of the working men and women who cook, clean, and tend to the needs of the summer visitors. It’s a place of staggering natural beauty, but where death can come unexpectedly and with no regard for a person’s bank account or family tree. A place of steadfast loyalties and friendships, but where the long and brutal winter can make even the most intimate friends turn on each other with frightening intensity.

Alan Jacobson’s “Velocity” Receives Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Velocity by Alan JacobsonPublishers Weekly Starred Review –

“Jacobson’s third thriller featuring FBI profiler Karen Vail (after Crush) sizzles with nonstop action and startling details. Refreshingly real, Karen doesn’t let her tough ‘take no prisoners’ attitude stand in the way of following her heart. [Velocity is a] dizzy nail-biter.”

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