New Release Books by Griffin Barber

Griffin Barber is the author of 1637: The Peacock Throne (2021), Second Chance Angel (2021), We Dare: No Man's Land (2021), Man-Eater (2020) and other 5 books.

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1637: The Peacock Throne

release date: May 04, 2021
1637: The Peacock Throne
The assassinated Shah Jahan lies entombed beside his beloved wife in the Taj Mahal, while their progeny drag the Mughal Empire into a three-sided struggle over the succession to the Peacock Throne. The diplomatic and trade mission from the United States of Europe is openly siding with Princess Jahanara and her brother Dara Shikoh. The mission, made up largely of Americans transplanted in time by the Ring of Fire, is providing the siblings with technical assistance as they prepare to fight their rivals for the throne, Aurangzeb and Shah Shuja. Meanwhile, the Afghan adventurer Salim Gadh Yilmaz, confidant of two emperors—Shah Jahan and now his son Dara Shikoh—has been elevated to the position of general. He has great challenges to face, not the least of which is resisting the fierce and forbidden mutual attraction between himself and Princess Jahanara. As the conflict deepens, the junior members of the mission are sent east to buy opium needed by the USE’s doctors. Their guide, merchant Jadu Das, has an agenda of his own, one entrusted to him by Jahanara: seek out her great uncle, Asaf Khan, and promise whatever is needed to bring his army over to Dara’s side. The USE’s mission was sent to India in search of goods needed in Europe. But now they find that straightforward task has become enmeshed in a great civil war—for control of the Peacock Throne. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series: “This alternate history series is . . . a landmark . . .”—Booklist “[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.”—Booklist “ . . . reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis . . . ”—Publishers Weekly

Second Chance Angel

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Second Chance Angel
After a devastating galactic war, disgraced veteran Ralston Muck ekes out a living as a bouncer at Last Stop Station's premier nightclub, A Curtain of Stars. Night after night he listens to the club's star performer, Siren, sing her memories and ease some of his aching loss. But when Siren goes missing, Muck finds himself drawn into a world of dirty cops, drug lords, and conspiracies that trace back to the war itself. The only person he can trust isn't even human. Angel, Siren's personal AI, was ripped from the singer's mind the night Siren disappeared. With no idea what has happened to her human host, and pursued by a killer virus, Angel flees to Muck for answers. Together they struggle to comprehend the conspiracy that entangles both their lives. Can Muck and the angel on his shoulder recover Siren before it's too late? Or will he lose everything that matters to him one more time?

Lost Signals

release date: Nov 01, 2020
Lost Signals
Twenty new tales in the Caine Riordan series, the Nebula and Dragon nominated best-selling universe of interstellar action, exploration, and intrigue.Welcome to the Terran Republic of the Twenty-Second Century. Just as humanity finally reaches out to the stars, it is challenged by several "exosapient" species whose motivations are as unusual as their physical forms. Troubleshooters like Caine Riordan-as well as commandos, crewmen, and correspondents- contend with both humans and aliens during the exploration, statecraft, and warfare that churn and change our post-contact world. But no world is defined solely by the main characters who occupy center-stage. Lost Signals digs deep into the lives and struggles of those beyond the spotlight. Twenty new voices tell twenty gripping stories that blur the line between fact and fiction in the Consolidated Terran Republic, where high-stakes war and intrigue has played out over four national bestsellers.

1636: Mission to the Mughals

release date: Dec 19, 2017
1636: Mission to the Mughals
#23 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint. After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia go on a quest for the makings of medicines that have yet to be invented in 17th century Europe. The United States of Europe—the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident—is beset by enemies on all sides. What's more, the U.S.E. needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action, as well as other goods not available in Europe. Prime Minister Mike Stearns sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India hoping to secure a trade deal with the Mughal emperor. Instead they find an empire on the brink of war, danger lurking around every corner, and the beautiful and shrewd daughter of an emperor who may be the key to success—or a bringer of disaster. About Eric Flint's groundbreaking Ring of Fire series: “This alternate history series is . . . a landmark…”—Booklist About Eric Flint's best-selling Jao Empire series coauthored with K.D. Wentworth and David Carrico: “The action is fast and furious . . . a trimphant story . . . ”—The Midwest Book Review “Building to an exhilarating conclusion, this book cries out for a sequel.”—Publishers Weekly About Eric Flint's Boundary series, coauthored with Ryk E. Spoor: “. . . fast-paced sci-fi espionage thriller . . . light in tone and hard on science . . .” —Publishers Weekly on Boundary “The whole crew from Flint and Spoor's Boundary are back . . . Tensions run high throughout the Ceres mission . . . a fine choice for any collection.” —Publishers Weekly on Threshold “[P]aleontology, engineering, and space flight, puzzles in linguistics, biology, physics, and evolution further the story, as well as wacky humor, academic rivalries, and even some sweet romances.” —School Library Journal on Boundary

Infiltration

release date: Oct 16, 2021
Infiltration
Taken from their planet and their century, they are?the Lost Soldiers.Determined to become a better person in his truly out-of-this-world fresh start, Horace Earl Chalmers' background in investigation, interrogation, and sniffing out problems has made him Major Rodger Young Murphy's de facto counter-intelligence expert. But Chalmers has a problem: the instincts, memories, and habits accrued over a lifetime spent dodging and manipulating the laws that he was ostensibly following and upholding are still with him. And the desperation of their circumstances on R'Bak-the world where the Lost Soldiers have been marooned-isn't making his vow to be better any easier. He does, however, have the support of his trusted partner, Sergeant James Jackson, and a new friend and enforcer, Sergeant Max Messina, as they try to find a way to get into the enemy-held Downport, the only means of access to orbit. More importantly, it's also the only place to steal the ship required for Murphy's critical three-part operation to defeat the rapacious Kulsian overlords who have arrived to strip the planet of its precious natural resources. Can Chalmers-with the help of his friends-use his old skills for good this time? If he can't, the Lost Soldiers known as Murphy's Lawless won't have the assets necessary to beat the Kulsians in space. And, if they can't beat them there, it's just a matter of time before the Lost Soldiers not only lose everything they've accomplished and built, but their lives, as well.
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