The galaxyâs worst bounty hunter just might be its most relentless hero. Esper is a vigilante Samaritian with more moral fiber than business sense. Any bounty hunter worth the title knows three rules: Collect half the money up front. Never get emotionally attached. Donât ask nosy questions. But with a heart of gold and her companion Kubu by her side, Esper sets out to make the galaxy a better place, preferably making enough money to pay for the fuel to get from one job to the next. But just because sheâs not cut out to be ruthless doesnât mean the galaxy is going to eat her alive. After all, Esper is also a wizard. Mission 1: Wayward Saint A runaway teen needs protection, and Esper takes the job. But a simple rescue and recovery turns ugly when Esper finds herself in the middle of a custody battle with a vicious pirate whoâs hired a bounty hunter of his own. Mission 2: Behind Blue Skies On the run from troubles of her own, Esper tries to lie low on a suspiciously Utopian colony planet. Unable to keep out of other peopleâs troubles, Esper gets a terrifying look into justice on a world where truth is a matter of who you know. Mission 3: House of the Orion Sun Esperâs mission to protect the galaxyâs most vulnerable takes a turn for the seedy when she tracks a trafficking victim. How long can she hold out when her morals are tested at every turn? Mission 4: Break the Chain Esperâs own dark past catches up with her when bounty-hunting wizards corner her. Esper has faced down the galaxyâs worst criminals. Now, sheâs going to be forced to stand up to one of the galaxyâs most esteemed institutions - Convocation of Arcane Practitioners.
Â©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin
One of Barack Obama's favorite books of the year Named a Best Book of 2020 By NPR, Parade, Real Simple, and BuzzFeed An instant New York Times best seller A Good Morning America Book Club Pick "[Mooreâs] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates Long Bright River from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love." (The New York Times Book Review) "This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and Mystic River). But itâs also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life - powerful and genre-defying." (People) "A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters.Â Long Bright RiverÂ is an outstanding crime novel.... I absolutely loved it." (Paula Hawkins, number one New York Times best-selling author ofÂ The Girl on the Train) Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then one of them goes missing. In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit - and her sister - before it's too late. Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: A gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.
Â©2020 Liz Moore (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Audie Award Nominee, Literary Fiction, 2013 A heartwarming novel about larger-than-life characters and second chances.... Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasnât left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kelâs mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthurâs. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charleneâs unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kelâs own quirky and lovable voices,Â HeftÂ tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCrackenâsÂ The Giantâs House,Â HeftÂ is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.
Â©2012 Liz Moore (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
After narrowly surviving an invasion of her dungeon by some seriously dangerous Elves, Sandra needs to recover from having all of her defending constructs destroyed in the process. With the bulk of her forces lost while shattering the Core of a Reptile Classification dungeon, the merchant-turned-Dungeon Core is feeling a little vulnerable.Â Â Luckily, she has Violet, a Gnome Apprentice Enchanter, to help her get things back to normal. With Felbar, another Gnome that has decades of experience culling Dungeon Monsters, and Echo, an Elf that mistakenly got tangled up with Sandra and her dungeon, now awake from their Visitor Bond-induced comas, she can finally work on improving her relationship with the Gnomes and Elves by providing them with much-needed supplies.Â Â Unfortunately, during her time of recovery and looking into crafting new things with her recent access to Enchanting, she neglected to keep an eye on the dungeons around her Area of Influence. With the Gnomes no longer there to cull the Undead Classification dungeon near their destroyed village, Sandra scrambles to get ahead of its rapid expansion â and potential threat to the Dwarves to the north.Â But even if she manages to destroy the Undead Classification Core, should she stop there? Now that is quite the dilemmaâ¦. This Dungeon Core story contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.Â
Â©2020 Jonathan L Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan L Brooks
A heartbreaking and moving story about a daughter's quest to discover the truth about her father's hidden past. Ada Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father - brilliant, eccentric, socially inept - to work every day. By 12 she is a painfully shy prodigy. At the same time that the lab begins to gain acclaim, David's mind begins to falter, and his mysterious past comes into question. When her father moves into a nursing home, Ada is taken in by one of David's colleagues. She embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. Eventually Ada pioneers a type of software that enables her to make contact with her past and to reconcile the man she thought she knew with the truth. Praised for her ability to create quirky and unforgettable characters, Liz Moore has written a piercing story of a daughter's quest to restore the legacy of the father she desperately loves.
Â©2016 Liz Moore (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Einst waren sie unzertrennlich, seit fÃ¼nf Jahren sprechen sie nicht mehr miteinander, doch die eine wacht insgeheim Ã¼ber die andere. Jetzt aber ist die Lage bedrohlich geworden: Mickey, Streifenpolizistin in Philadelphia, findet ihre drogenabhÃ¤ngige Schwester Kacey nicht mehr auf den StraÃen der Blocks, die sie kontrolliert und auf denen Kacey fÃ¼r ihren Konsum anschaffen geht. Gleichzeitig erschÃ¼ttert eine Reihe von Morden an jungen Prostituierten die von Perspektivlosigkeit und Drogenmissbrauch geplagte Stadt. In ihrem enorm spannenden Roman erzÃ¤hlt Liz Moore die Familiengeschichte von Mickey und Kacey und deren Entfremdung parallel zur Geschichte der Jagd nach einem FrauenmÃ¶rder, die auch Mickey in groÃe Gefahr bringt. Zugleich entwirft Liz Moore in diesem groÃen Roman das umwerfend authentische PortrÃ¤t einer Stadt und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise. Liz Moore, geboren 1983, hat zunÃ¤chst als Musikerin in New York gearbeitet und anschlieÃend begonnen Romane zu schreiben. "Long Bright River" ist ihr vierter Roman, der in mehrere Sprachen Ã¼bersetzt wurde. Liz Moore hat fÃ¼r ihre Romane u. a. den Rome Prize erhalten. Sie lebt mit ihrer Familie in Philadelphia.
Â©2020 Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, MÃ¼nchen. Ãbersetzung von Ulrike Wasel und Klaus Timmermann (P)2020 Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, MÃ¼nchen