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  • The Queen's Assassin

    Melissa de la Cruz

    eBook (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Feb. 4, 2020)
    A New York Times and Indie Bestseller!Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.Caledon Holt is the kingdom's deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in speed, strength, or brains, which is why he's the Hearthstone Guild's most dangerous member. Cal is also the Queen's Assassin, bound to her by magic and unable to leave her service until the task she's set for him is fulfilled.Shadow of the Honey Glade has been training all her life to join the Guild, hoping that one day she'll become an assassin as feared and revered as Cal. But Shadow's mother and aunts expect her to serve the crown as a lady of the Renovian Court.When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they're forced to team up as assassin and apprentice. Even though Shadow's life belongs to the court and Cal's belongs to the queen, they cannot deny their attraction to each other. But now, with war on the horizon and true love at risk, Shadow and Cal will uncover a shocking web of lies that will change their paths forever.
  • The Queen's Assassin

    Melissa de la Cruz

    Hardcover (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Feb. 4, 2020)
    A New York Times and Indie Bestseller!Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.Caledon Holt is the kingdom's deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in speed, strength, or brains, which is why he's the Hearthstone Guild's most dangerous member. Cal is also the Queen's Assassin, bound to her by magic and unable to leave her service until the task she's set for him is fulfilled.Shadow of the Honey Glade has been training all her life to join the Guild, hoping that one day she'll become an assassin as feared and revered as Cal. But Shadow's mother and aunts expect her to serve the crown as a lady of the Renovian Court.When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they're forced to team up as assassin and apprentice. Even though Shadow's life belongs to the court and Cal's belongs to the queen, they cannot deny their attraction to each other. But now, with war on the horizon and true love at risk, Shadow and Cal will uncover a shocking web of lies that will change their paths forever.
  • Assassin's Quest

    Robin Hobb

    eBook (Spectra, Nov. 5, 2002)
    “An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest—perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return—or the heir his princess carries—can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him—currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!”—Melanie Rawn
  • Assassin's Quest

    Robin Hobb

    Mass Market Paperback (Spectra, Jan. 5, 1998)
    “An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest—perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return—or the heir his princess carries—can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him—currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!”—Melanie Rawn
  • The Assassin

    W.E.B. Griffin

    eBook (G.P. Putnam's Sons, May 1, 1993)
    A political assasin is ready to make his move. The police department's only clue is a single, perfectly typed bomb threat. And worse yet, the police aren't sure they can trust their own people. In a few short days, the corruption of one cop--and the madness of an assasin--could blow the whole city sky high...
  • The Assassin

    Stephen Coonts, Dennis Boutsikaris, Macmillan Audio

    Audible Audiobook (Macmillan Audio, Aug. 11, 2008)
    In this tale of high drama and nonstop action from perennial best-selling author Stephen Coonts, Al Qaeda links up with a renegade Mafia chieftain to threaten America with an unimaginable scenario of terror. In the finale of Coonts' previous novel, The Traitor, the ruthless and brilliant Al Qaeda leader who nearly succeeded in blowing up a meeting of the Group of 7 in Paris slipped the noose and escaped. But Abu Qasim has another trick up his sleeve: he has a plan to hire a well connected Mafia capo to destroy the electric substations that service New York, plunging the city back into the early 19th century. The price? One billion American dollars is hard to turn down. The CIA soon learns that something is up, and a worried president sends his best - Jake Grafton and his secret weapon, Tommy Carmellini. Tommy is soon up to his eyes in beautiful women as he tries to piece the deadly puzzle together. With bombs ticking and bullets flying, Tommy meets an old flame, beautiful Russian agent Anna Modin. This time she's got a gun. And a list.
  • The Assassin's Tale

    Kirsten Jones

    eBook (K L Jones, Jan. 11, 2014)
    The first in the saga, 'The Assassin's Tale' is a spell-binding story of blood feuds and bitter conflicts. On an Isle populated by the battling races of Mage and Arcane life is a commodity to be bought and sold. To some it is murder, to the Valley of the Ri it is just business. Now fully edited and also available in paperback.
  • The Quiet Assassin

    Thomas Kirkwood, R. W. Mueller

    Audible Audiobook (Thomas Kirkwood, Sept. 11, 2013)
    This truly original thriller is set behind the Berlin Wall in the heart of the East German police state and it features one of the most unique and winning heroines since Lucy in Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle. Her name is Kate Frassek, a resistance fighter since the age of eighteen, who, over the course of twenty years, leads a double life in her courageous campaign to rouse her countrymen to revolt against their repressive regime. She is a wife, a mother, a scientist, a lover... and an assassin. Against a backdrop of the Cold War in the 1960s, an abiding love develops between Kate, while still the young wife of an East German official, and an American physician ignorant of who she is and what she is doing. In the remarkable climax to her years of plotting against the head of the state's secret police, she finally must risk not only her own life but her son's and lover's as well.
  • The Quiet Assassin

    Thomas Kirkwood

    eBook
    She is a model citizen of the East German Police State . . . She is a respected scientist and mother . . . She is a beautiful woman in love with a man on another continent . . . And she is an assassin. She asks, the reader asks, if murder is a crime when evil is the victim.Against the backdrop of the Cold War, a passionate romance blossoms between Käte Frassek, the young wife of an East German government agent, and Clay Bentley, an American exchange student who has left Boulder to study in West Berlin. After two years of daily, often suspenseful, border crossings, Clay returns to the States, his abrupt departure unnoticed by the Stasi - the secret police. He becomes a prominent physician, marries a hometown girl and leads what appears to be a normal life. But his love for Käte endures, and her distant call for help proves irresistible, setting the stage for a psychological thriller of rare intensity. Clay returns to the East, unaware that he will become part of an assassination conspiracy of international consequence. This classic work of German historical fiction is not just a gripping page-turner. It presages real events that, soon after its publication, change the contours of European political and military reality.THE QUIET ASSASSIN is more than a novel about spies, danger, love and politics; it is also a riveting thriller that exposes underground forces academia failed to see. Vigilante justice on a national scale did occur. It is unknown though not improbable that someone like the female protagonist of this book helped to unleash itWHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:"Solid tension, sudden danger, fierce action . . . catches fire.” — Kirkus Reviews "A moving love story as well as a novel filled with action and suspense ... strong sympathetic characters ... Thomas Kirkwood is a writer to get excited about." — Rocky Mountain News "Nail-biting . . . Perfect!!” — Norfolk Virginian Pilot"Powerful … Truly riveting!" — Chattanooga News-Free Press"A bubbling thriller . . . The tension builds.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer"Suspense and intrigue … A classic adventure." — Mobile Press Register"Wryly drawn characters...absorbing."— Kirkus Reviews “Tense drama…spectacular.”— St. Louis Post Dispatch “Riveting and fascinating.”— Lerner Newspapers “An absorbing tale…the stuff of which movies are made.”— Rocky Mountain News "Crackles … a rousing good job." — Akron Beacon-JournalWHAT READERS ARE SAYING:“Finally an author who knows how to write with passion!”“A terrific thriller that I couldn't put down, I'll have to read more by this author. The research was amazing.”“This is an excellent page turner with good characterizations and more than ample detail. A good suspense story with tension right up to the end.”“Well written, moving story. I wasn't able to put it down.”“Riveting is a great word for this 5 star book!”“The author did a great job at building up the characters of the book, as well as keeping me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I personally loved this story and will look forward to reading more by this author.”“I really enjoyed reading this and would recommend it to those who want edge of their seat excitement. This story makes me wonder what life would be like to live it as two different people. Definitely five out of five stars.”SELECTED BY BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB
  • Revenant: The Queen's Assassin

    Rachel R. Smith

    language (, Feb. 12, 2020)
    Somewhere out there is a crystal capable of untold power…The Senka’s most recent assassination attempt sends Nerissa and the Ohanzee back to Darnal to regroup, while Rian leaves for Marise to discover the truth behind Casimer’s miraculous survival. Even though Nerissa has spent all of her efforts trying to restore peace without resorting to bloodshed, that may not be an option anymore. With every passing moment, the tension in both Chiyo and Marise grows and Nerissa’s search for the prophesied weapon—a legendary crystal—becomes more urgent. But the prophecy is as cryptic as ever, and even if Nerissa finds the gem, it’s unclear whether she should use it or destroy it. She will have to decide quickly, however, because there are more forces at work behind the scenes than anyone knows, and a drop of poison may be all it takes to spark an all-out war.Revenant: The Queen's Assassin is the sixth book of the Records of the Ohanzee series and book 2 of 3 in the Revenant story arc.
  • The Assassin

    W. E. B. Griffin

    Paperback (Berkley Publishing Group, Jan. 1, 1993)
    This is the Fifth in the "Badge of Honor" Series ! A political assassin is ready to make his move. The police department's only clue is a single, perfectly typed bomb threat. And worse yet, the police aren't sure they can trust their own people. In a few short days, the corruption of one cop - and the madness of an assassin - could blow the whole city sky high . . .
  • Assassin's Quest

    Robin Hobb

    Hardcover (Spectra Bantam, May 1, 1997)
    As this epic trilogy reaches its unforgettable conclusion, young FitzChivalry faces his toughest opponent ever: himself. Embittered and broken, his body reclaimed from the grave and his spirit from the care of his bond-wolf Nighteyes, Fitz awakens to a world where everything he once held dear is in ruins. King Shrewd is dead; Prince Regal has claimed the throne and rules the kingdom with a cruel and selfish negligence. Molly has deserted him for parts unknown. Queen Kettricken and her unborn child have fled to the mountains with the Fool, Verity is lost seeking the elusive Elderlings, and Fitz's presumed death forever bars him from Buckkeep. The only companions he had left in his solitude are Chade and Burrich, who wrestle him reluctantly back to humanity after his sojourn in Nighteyes' mind.But angry with the lot Fate has cast him, Fitz drives away even these loyal companions, and for the first time faces his life on his own, without anyone to guide or lead him. And what he most desires is revenge against Regal, for everything the usurper has cost him. So, preparing his assassin's kit, he sets out for Regal's new capital at Tradeford, determined to murder the treacherous "king." Without guidance, though, he botches the attempt, and an urgent sending by Verity to save him leaves Fitz imprinted with the burning imperative to find and aid his true king in his quest to aid the land.Eventually fighting his way through to the mountains, he rejoins Kettricken and the Fool in a quest for Verity--and there in the Skill-shadowed hills, he discovers an ancient power and a mysterious riddle, whose answer may well change the fate of the Six Duchies forever....