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American Desperado

In the early 70's, Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam veteran by the age of 20, ends up involved in gangland takeovers of NYC nightclubs. He goes to Miami where he deals billions of dollars of cocaine for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spends 10 years in prison.

Amulet

The story centers on a brother and sister who move into their late great-grandfather's home after their father dies. They must use his amulet to rescue their widowed mother from a beast who lures her into an underground world.

Agent Storm

After spending time in prison in London, Morten Storm converts to Islam and moves to Yemen in 2001 to study the Quran. There, he meets and works with extremists, but he eventually realizes how dangerous the groups are and is recruited to be a double agent for the CIA, as well as British and Danish intelligence.

American Idiot

The story centers on three small-town guys, one who joins the army, another who moves to the city and gets addicted to drugs, and a third who stays home and gets his girlfriend pregnant, all set to the songs of punk band Green Day.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Two Muslim women, married to the same man, foster a friendship that lasts more than 10 years against the backdrop of war in Afghanistan.

Arc of Justice

The true story centers on a racial incident in 1925 Detroit that put African American doctor Ossian Sweet (Oyelowo) on the stand for murder. His defense was funded by the nascent National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and led by Darrow (Crowe).

A Conspiracy of Paper

Set in early 18th century London against the backdrop of the beginnings of stock speculation and the retreat from a mineral-based currency, Benjamin Weaver, a Jewish former boxer living on the fringes of criminal society, becomes entangled with powerful financial giants.

Action No. 1

A group of nerds attempt to steal Nicolas Cage's copy of the "Action Comics No. 1," the landmark 1938 comic that introduced the world to the Man of Steel/Superman. The issue stays missing until 2011, when it is discovered among the contents of an abandoned storage locker. The issue sells for a record $2.1 million at auction in November 2011.

Aleister Arcane

A TV horror host Aleister Arcane is forced off the air due to the wishes of parents in an Oklahoma community. In the wake of Arcane's unplanned retirement, unexplained terror and horror beset the town.

All Day and a Night

A TV news crew is doing a story on a day in the life of two prison guards when a violent prison riot breaks out, leaving the news crew and the less than entirely competent guards stranded inside. "All Day and a Night" is prison slang for "life without parole."

Angelology

Follows a young nun in upstate New York who, in uncovering a correspondence between the former mother superior and Abigail Rockefeller, unwittingly reignites an ancient war between a society of angelologists (a group that studies angels) and the Nephilim (the monster-like descendants of angels and humans). The book pulls from a variety of religious and mythical histories and, per Simonoff, "blends biblical lore, the Orpheus myth, the apocryphal Book of Enoch and the fall of the rebel angels, with bravura storytelling.

Article II

Two friends become bitter rivals for the presidential election, which is won by computer fraud.

Ashley's War

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command creates a pilot program that allows elite women soldiers on the battlefield with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010. The unit, CST-2, brings together a hand-picked group of women from the Army, and that includes 1st Lieutenant Ashley White. White and her platoon mates bond over adversity. She becomes the first CST member killed in action. White's name is placed on the Army Special Operations Memorial Wall of Honor alongside the Army Rangers she served with in the unit.

A Court of Thorns and R...

After a 19-year-old huntress kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it.

A Needle in a Timestack

A devoted husband will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it's destroyed by a time-traveling rival.