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                                                           Friday Picks

The Abominable By Dan Simmons


A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror
It’s 1924 and the race to summit the world’s highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers — a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American — find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home.
Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers — joined by the missing boy’s female cousin — find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet – but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

               Red Moon By Benjamin Percy

Award -winning author Benjamin Percy presents an explosive and deeply layered literary thriller set in the American West.
They live among us.
They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers.
They change.
When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is.
Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero.
Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy.
So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge…and the battle for humanity will begin.

Creatures: Teddi McCoy Novel


Teddi McCoy is back!
A cave deep within the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains in southern Mexico holds the ancient secret to the abrupt disappearance of 300,000 Olmecs, 2,400 years ago. During the 1980s, Dex Lowe and his team of archaeologists found that cave and its hidden Olmec fortress. Instead of reaping wealth and fame, most suffered horrible deaths from a ruthless menagerie of otherworldly creatures. Now, Dex Lowe is one of the expedition’s two survivors and police chief in Gator Creek, Florida. But his past rises to haunt him when horrific creatures abduct him. FBI Supervisor Teddi McCoy teams with her professional and romantic partner, Swamp Jack LaFevre, to save Dex. The two learn the true meaning of fear when they confront a gauntlet of enemies. A seductive voodoo witch. Bloodthirsty monsters. Lethal fortress traps. And chilling Olmec magic. Their quest leads them deep within the mountain stronghold where they discover the incredible truth behind the Olmec vanishing act. But Dex’s life isn’t the only one in danger. The creatures plan to destroy the world as we know it, and it’s up to Teddi and Swamp Jack to stop them. The clock is ticking…