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Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. Print run 700,000.
When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humour, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not. Author of "The Vacationers."
At the time of his murder trial, Jarvis Jay Masters was also in solitary confinement and spent twenty-two years in a 5-foot-by-11-foot cell. With uncanny clarity, David Sheff describes Masters' path to enlightenment. Sheff does a brilliant job of portraying Masters' gradual but profound transformation from a man who was once dedicated to hurting others to instead stopping brawls in the prison yard, talking prisoners out of suicide, and counselling high school kids by mail. Masters becomes drawn to the principles that Buddhism espouses - compassion, sacrifice, and living in the moment. Author of "Beautiful Boy." Print run 100,000.
In time for the 45th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, John Boyko brings to light the little-known story of Canada's involvement in the American War in Vietnam. Through these wide-ranging and fascinating accounts, Boyko exposes what he calls the Devil's wiliest trick: convincing leaders that war is desirable, the public that it's acceptable, and combatants that what they are doing and seeing is normal. In uncovering Canada's side of the story, he reveals the many secret and forgotten ways that Canada not only fought the Vietnam War but was shaped by its lies and consequences. Residence: Lakefield, ON.
When a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, veteran reporter Jack McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. As McEvoy investigates, he makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths. McEvoy's findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets. Print run 75,000.
In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman - and possibly others - he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a mysterious organization. As he peels back the layers of truth, Shaw finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden. All the while, Shaw must unravel an equally deadly enigma: locating and deciphering a message hidden by his father years ago - a message that will have life-and-death consequences.
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. And then someone turns up dead. Author of "The Hunting Party." Print run 100,000.
Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation. From there, it expands to encompass the big and broken world around him, in all its complexity and contradictions. With startling honesty, and in a voice distinctly and assuredly his own, Belcourt situates his life experiences within a constellation of seminal queer texts, among which this book is sure to earn its place. Hometown: Driftpile River 150, AB.
This is an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas - "Mr. Harrigan's Phone," "The Life of Chuck," "Rat," and "If It Bleeds" - each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places. Print run 1,000,000.
A brilliant follow up to the internationally bestselling "The Corporation." Joel Bakan's new book tells the updated history of corporations and the surging global resistance to them that has risen over the last fifteen years. Drawing from interviews with business and thought leaders, politicians, economists, activists, disruptors, and more, Bakan shines a light on the corporation of today: an entity that is somehow worse for trying to do better. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. Julie Rees, a toxicologist and ER doctor, is stunned when her emergency room is flooded with teenagers from the same party, all on the verge of death. Julie knows the world of opioids inside and out, but when other overdoses fill the ER - and the morgue - Julie realizes that something even more sinister than the ongoing fentanyl crisis is devastating the streets. With the body count is rapidly rising, Detective Anson Chen is determined to uncover the truth. He and Julie race to track down the supplier of the deadly drugs. Author of "We All Fall Down." Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 15,000.
1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel. Vowing to do whatever it takes to make her husband's reign a success, Elizabeth endears herself to the British people. Elizabeth holds many powerful cards, she's also hiding damaging secrets about her past and her provenance that could prove to be her undoing. Print run 25,000.
When a past-life regression session sends a terrifying vision of murder to Kylie Connelly, she's shaken and doesn't know what to think. Special Agent Jon Dickson of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters is on the trail of a suspected serial killer based on the scantest of clues and unreliable witness testimony. When he realizes Kylie's vision might be his best lead, he must gain her trust and get close enough to guide her new talent. The pair will have to navigate a murderer's twisted passions and deceptions to stop the killer from claiming another victim. Print run 10,000.
When Mia wakes up in a Long Beach hospital with a head wound, she knows everything there is to know about the Kardashian-Jenner family but almost nothing about herself. Instagram tells her that she lives in a Millennial-pink duplex that would make Kylie Jenner jealous. As Mia works backward through her Instagram to figure out who she really is - and find anyone who knows anything about her - she discovers an ugly truth buried within her perfect social media image. Is it too late to undo her lies online and become an IRL good person?
The world is facing a devastating bio-terror event, and a game of brinksmanship gets underway as the major powers jockey for position: China sends a naval flotilla to seek the source of the plague and find a way to weaponize it; Russia maneuvers quietly on the sidelines to seize the deadly prize in its quest to regain an empire; while back in Washington D.C., Chase Williams and his top secret Black Wasp special ops team must find out who is behind these deadly attacks before war is unleashed. Print run 125,000.
Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare bring down an international criminal conspiracy.
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Newlyweds and cold case detectives Sean and Meghan Eagle have been given the task of investigating the twenty-years-past disappearance of a husband and father, Anson Menke. As Sean and Meghan follow the man's last known steps, they also involve themselves in a more personal inquiry: locating Meghan's biological father. As the two searches intertwine, Meghan must become vulnerable with Sean, letting him into her life and being a true partner, while letting her heart be tender to God, the One who truly knows the journey each disrupted life needed to take to Him. Print run 20,000.