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"Stealing Home" by Hayden Trenholm (Jan, 2013)
"When Frank Steele retired from the police force to work as a private detective, he left behind more foes than friends. His girlfriend Nancy disappears in a high-tech abduction, no trace of her assailants to be found. Steele has a good idea what his long-time enemies want from him in exchange for Nancy, but he isn't willing to put control into the wrong hands. Fighting to survive amidst the treachery and power struggles of society's elite, he is haunted by the remnants of his dead son's memories. His new Borg implants introduce him to unimaginable physical capabilities and a final understanding of the intricacies of Borg culture. Steele's investigation into the disappearance of his last chance at happiness only takes him further away from the law and deeper into the brutal underworld of a city and a man each desperately holding onto their humanity."
"Steel Whispers" by Hayden Trenholm (Jul, 2012)
"Four dead Borg and counting. Serial killer, gang violence or civil war?
While the Special Detection Unit hunts for answers, a terrified family
searches for their Disappeared daughter, and war between society's elites
takes an even nastier turn. Borg and genetic technology is evolving
exponentially and Frank Steele finds himself up against unfathomable
Franks needs to find the key that ties it all together.
He's sworn to protect every citizen. It's his duty as a cop. But now
it's gotten personal and Frank has to face the ultimate test -
investigating the death of his own son."
"The Stone Gallows" by C. David Ingram (Nov, 2011)
After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in
intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high speed
pursuit of a vice baron through the night streets of Glasgow that had
not only almost finished him but had taken the life of a teenage mother
and her child. Then there'd been the message from Audrey on the back of a
'get well soon' card announcing that she had left him and taken their
young son, Mark, with her. Booze, anti-depressants and therapy have all
failed to enable him to resume his old job.
So now Stone lives in a one-room flat in the worst part of town, and he
pays the rent by running errands for a private detective agency.
Stone is having a bad week. Audrey is getting difficult about contact
arrangements for Mark. She's moved into the plush home of a plastic
surgeon: there's talk of marriage- and adoption for Mark. He gets roughed-up on a case. Then there's
the knife-wielding kids who try to mug him on the stairs. The only brightness on his
horizon is his growing friendship with Liz, the sunny Irish nurse who
lives on the next floor. But then petrol is poured through his letterbox
and sets his flat ablaze. And now a stranger has turned up at the school and
driven off with his son…
Himmer’s debut novel, The Bee-Loud Glade, is the charming story of a
decorative hermit who lives and works on a billionaire’s estate, and
whose daily experience is shaped by his employer’s whims. The book
combines a darkly comic commentary on modern work and wealth with a
postmodern pastoral landscape. It brings a playfulness more commonly
found in urban fiction to an outdoor setting. And it personifies tranquility, forcing life back to a human pace... not a rat race.
"No One Is Illegal" by Mike Davis & Justin Chacon (Sep, 2011)
Iambik's first nonfiction offering, this book offers up a historical perspective of the US-Mexico border policies, their success or failure, and why, in their view, it is advantageous all the way around to refuse to stigmatize unauthorized Mexican immigrants as "illegal."
"Fight For Your Long Day" by Alex Kudera (Aug, 2011)
Fight For Your Long Day is a day-in-the-life tragicomedy that follows the eventful unraveling of Cyrus Duffleman, a portly, down-and-out educator who teaches classes at four urban universities and works the night shift, all so he could barely stay afloat in an increasingly “efficient” service economy.
Watermark plot points twist and turn as students protest, get laid, practice murder, and commit suicide, while “Duff,” the novel’s lovable loser, trudges along from pillar to post with his overstuffed book bag and perversely cynical thoughts.
In his debut collection How They Were Found, Matt Bell draws from a wide range of genres to create stories that are both formally innovative and imaginatively rich. In one, a 19th-century minister follows ghostly instructions to build a mechanical messiah. In another, a tyrannical army commander watches his apocalyptic command slip away as the memories of his men begin to fade and fail. Elsewhere, murders are indexed, new worlds are mapped, fairy tales are fractured and retold and then fractured again.
Includes the story "Dredge," a Best American Mystery Stories selection, and the story "His Last Great Gift," a Best American Short Stories Distinguished Story of 2009 and a Special Mention in the 2010 Pushcart Prize Anthology.
Corporate attorney Leslie Cauldwell is middle-aged, handsome, and rich, but has only a few swipes left on his mental Metrocard. During a rough sex session, he garrotes his beloved wife; now he's an officially designated "sex offender," off on a bender, looking for love in all the wrong places. Twenty years earlier, when his office was high above the pornographic purgatory of Times Square, Leslie became involved with the adult-film star, Sky Pacifica. She needed a refuge, and he was ripe for the using. Following a brief fling, each went their own way. Two decades later, in 2001, Leslie is still working in Times Square -- recently sanitized with its ESPN Zone and MTV window -- and fraught with guilt about his "accident" with his wife.