New Books on CD and MP3 for August
Gold -- Cyclists Zoe and Kate are friends and athletic rivals for Olympic gold, while Kate and her husband Jack, also a world-class cyclist, must contend with the recurrence of their young daughter's leukemia.
A hologram for the king -- A struggling American businessman travels to a rising Saudi Arabian city with the hopes of securing a contract that will earn him a commission large enough to stave off his economic woes and hold his family together.
I hate everyone -- starting with me -- Joan Rivers, comedienne, actress, jewelry monger, lives by the golden rule: Do unto others before they do unto you--and for God's sakes, do it funny! Joan lets everyone--including herself--have it in this one hundred percent honest and unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us.
1636 : the Kremlin games -- Auto mechanic Bernie Zeppi heads to Moscow to bring Russia into the Industrial Revolution--300 years ahead of schedule. War with Poland looms, but Bernie is more focused on a beautiful Russian noblewoman. Can he protect them both from the power struggles raging inside the Kremlin?
Broken Harbor -- In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher's haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.
Where we belong -- Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.
Live and let Drood -- Eddie "Shaman Bond" Drood once again finds himself at the center of supernatural intrigue. And even though protecting humanity from the forces of darkness is nothing new to Eddie, he now faces a threat that's leaving him both shaken and stirred.
The heartbreak of Aaron Burr : a tale of homicide, intrigue and a father's worst fear -- Brands sheds light on the life of the third vice president of the United States, a man who is perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
Black list -- Counter-terrorism expert Scot Harvath's name has been added to the Black List, a secret government hit list that only the president of the United States has final approval over. Now, with secret operatives on his trail and a mark on his head, Scot has to find out who framed him, and why, all while trying to stop the deadliest terrorist attack the United States has ever seen.
The power of habit -- Award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
Shadow of night -- Reluctant witch Diana Bishop and geneticist vampire Matthew Clairmont are surrounded by spies and secrecy in Elizabethan London. As Diana seeks a tutor to help her master magic, Matthew must face a troubled past he thought he'd left behind. Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding the enchanted text Ashmole 782 continues to deepen.
XO : a Kathryn Dance Novel -- Catapulted into sudden fame by her beauty and talent, country pop artist Kayleigh Towne turns for help to Special Agent Kathryn Dance to stop a sadistic stalker who is targeting the people closest to the singer.
Creole belle : a Dave Robicheaux novel -- While Dave Robicheaux was in a recovery unit in New Orleans, a mysterious woman named Tee Jolie Melton paid him a visit, giving him an iPod with the song 'Creole Belle' on it. Since then, Dave has become obsessed with the song and the woman who gave it to him. When he goes searching for her, he discovers that her sister has been murdered.