When his family's treasure, a small Rembrandt portrait of Christ that disappeared 70 years earlier, reappears in an auction house in London, the son of Cuban refugees hires a down-on-his-luck private detective and together they navigate a web of deception and violence in the morally complex city of Havana to find the truth.
In Africa, when the colonial town of Essenwald falls into disarray after the timber workforce disappears into the Vorrh, a team of specialists—led by Ishamel, the former cyclops—discover that the forest has plans for them, while a child of mixed race with powers beyond her own understanding is found abandoned in a remote cottage.
With the epic fall of the House of Borgia looming, Lucrezia sets out to marry again for the benefit of the family, while Cesare plots to consolidate his power, as Niccoláo Machiavelli manipulates the affairs of state to his own ends.
Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, 17-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee. By the award-winning author of The Secret Scripture.
A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of his 11-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.
A tale inspired by the true experiences of the author's grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I traces how an impoverished youth endures the loss of his mother and brutality in a Scarsdale mining community before falling in love, winning a scholarship to Oxford and seeing everything he longs for threatened by World War I.
Sealed inside a glass enclosure designed as a prototype for a possible off-earth colony, eight Terranauts in the 1990s Arizona desert test their skills in five biome environments that they must protect from skeptics who would sabotage the mission.