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Babylon Rising
by Tim LaHaye Details
A dramatic discovery sends Michael Murphy, a field archaeologist and scholar of biblical prophecy, on a perilous quest away from his secure world to a deadly confrontation with the forces of evil.
Cape Refuge
by Terri Blackstock Details
When Thelma and Wayne Owens are found murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services, their son-in-law Jonathan is arrested for the crime--but his wife Morgan and her sister Blair, Thelma and Wayne's daughters, are confident that he didn't do it and set out to find the real killer.
Last Light
by Terri Blackstock Details
In the opener of this series, a catastrophe from an unknown source causes all the electricity in the world to fail, cutting off mass communication. Families must decide whether to panic or trust in God to see them through the crisis.
by Ted Dekker Details
Real estate broker Stephen Friedman, whose family died in the Holocaust, finds a clue making him an heir to a fortune, but he must also elude a serial killer, who knows about the clue and has been searching for him for thirty years.
Out of the Shadows
by Sigmund Brouwer Details
Drawn home by a mysterious note about the mother who abandoned him, Nick Barret ventures into Charleston, where he unlocks dangerous secrets and is forced to confront his doubts about his Christian faith.
River Rising
by Athol Dickson Details
Told from the perspective of several characters, Hale's first days in Pilotsville--where readers quickly learn he has come to find the parents he never knew--reveal something close to utopia: black and white residents working and living together congenially, and almost equally, while the beneficent white man who essentially owns the town keeps all the ugliness of Southern racism at bay. Sadly, nothing is quite as it seems, and the miracles, revelations and moments of despair that make up the bulk of this book lead its characters and readers to some disturbing conclusions.
The Begotten
by Lisa Tawn Bergren Details
In 1339, at the height of the Inquisition, as prophesied by St. Paul in a letter that has been hidden by the Church, the Gifted, a group of men and women, possessing mysterious spiritual gifts, prepares to gather, racing against time to find the rest of the Gifted ones and to decipher the ancient prophecy of their coming, before their enemies can destroy them.
The Cure
by Athol Dickson Details
Riley Keep is a shadow of the man he used to be. Having lost his family and his faith, he has been living on the streets for three years. While passing time in Florida, Riley hears about a small Maine town where miracles supposedly occur. So he takes his dying friend there, even though the town holds ghosts for him. The power of alcoholism runs through this story. An involving, suspenseful take on God's transforming grace, it tackles a serious issue while providing an absorbing story.
The Edge of Recall
by Kristen Heitzmann Details
Landscape architect Tessa Young has suffered from nightmares since she was a child, but designing and building complicated labyrinths has a healing effect on her. When she is offered a choice project of re-creating a beautiful colonial labyrinth, Tessa is tempted; yet the person offering the job, Smith Chandler, had let her down once before, and she doesn't know if she can trust him again. But then Tessa is assaulted, and the real suspense begins in this high-stakes, action-packed thriller.
The Pawn
by Steven James Details
Special Agent Patrick Bowers had only met one man who made him truly afraid. Until now. When he's called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, he finds himself in a deadly game.Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he's about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers's instincts and training to stop this man who calls himself the Illusionist. And just when the pieces start to come together, Bowers realizes they're not quite adding up. Can he unravel the pattern and save the next victim? Or will the Illusionist win the game by taking one of his opponent's pieces?
Series -
The Bowers Files
Tiger in the Shadows
by Debbie Wilson Details
Intent on destroying the underground church and seizing secret technologies, a Chinese spy known as the Beijing Tiger discovers the perfect bait when American Stephanie Peng travels to China to free her imprisoned grandfather.
by Angela Elwell Hunt Details
Six friends agree to build a Christian school overseas, and when a shipwreck leaves them trapped on an island, their inner sins are on display, showing them that being a "good person" outwardly often hides an impure interior.
Violet Dawn
by Brandilyn Collins Details
All Paige Williams wants is a new start in the sleepy town of Kanner Lake, ID, and maybe somebody to care about her for once. Instead she finds the corpse of an aging movie actress, Edna San, in the hot tub at her rented home. Edna is the woman Paige had argued with earlier that day at Simple Pleasures, the store where Paige works. Fearful that her own sordid past will resurface if she calls the police, Paige decides to dump the body in the lake. Meanwhile, the real killer, who calls himself Black Mambo, is watching Paige, planning even further revenge. This initial title in Collins's Kanner Lake series features a sympathetic heroine and uses flashbacks effectively to set up this tale about child abuse and its long-term impact.
Updated 09/11/2014
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