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Thrillers and Suspense February 2014
"Bad is never good until worse happens."
~ Danish proverb
New and Recently Released!
The Ascendant - by Drew Chapman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2014
Share The Ascendant ISBN-13: 9781476725888
ISBN-10: 1476725888
Thriller. China's been attacking the U.S. in ways that leave the American defense system flat-footed and off-kilter. Not only has the power grid been compromised, but financial markets from government bonds to Las Vegas real estate have crumbled. That's where bond analyst Garrett Reilly comes in. His photographic memory and ability to see patterns where others can't make him a new breed of hero, and one the U.S. military desperately needs in this new kind of warfare. With high stakes, plenty of action, complex technology, and some outstanding characters, this debut has plenty to offer fans of international thrillers.
Apple Tree Yard - by Louise Doughty
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/14/2014
Share Apple Tree Yard ISBN-13: 9780374105679
ISBN-10: 0374105677
Suspense Fiction. Though happily (enough) married, scientist Yvonne Carmichael acted on an impulse and found herself embroiled in a heated affair. Now, sitting in a courtroom after being charged with murder, along with her lover, Yvonne revisits that relationship in the cold light of day, reflecting on the man she clearly didn't know quite well enough. To say too much more about the plot would be unfair to potential readers, but Booklist calls Yvonne's story "spellbinding, shocking, seductive, and wickedly intense."
Red 1-2-3 - by John Katzenbach
Publisher: PGW
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2014
Share Red 1-2-3 ISBN-13: 9780802122056
ISBN-10: 0802122051
Suspense Fiction. Internist Karen Jayson, widow Sarah Locksley, and high school student Jordan Ellis have nothing in common but the color of their hair -- and a stalker, a crime fiction author desperate to make noise in the literary world. To do it, he's going to threaten, manipulate, and kill these three redheads, then pen a bestselling book about it. Styling them as "Reds" and himself as the "Big Bad Wolf," the writer begins his game...but what he doesn't count on is that his three victims-to-be aren't as weak as they appear, especially as they discover each other and vow to turn the tables.
SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Falcon - by Don Mann with Ralph Pezzullo
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/03/2013
Share SEAL Team Six%3a Hunt the Falcon ISBN-13: 9780316247115
ISBN-10: 0316247111
Thriller. In this 3rd of the SEAL Team Six novels, leader Thomas Crocker and his men pursue those behind a series of global attacks against Americans. Chasing leads from Afghanistan to Bangkok to Caracas, these battle-hardened men display the skills necessary in times of war, but also handle the challenges of leaving family members behind. This action-packed novel, written by a former SEAL, can be enjoyed equally by those who have followed the series and those who are new to it.
Runner - Patrick Lee
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/18/2014
Share Runner ISBN-13: 9781250030733
ISBN-10: 1250030730
A first installment in a new series by the best-selling author of The Breach finds retired Special Forces operative Sam Dryden saving the life of an 11-year-old girl with no memory of her past who possesses a dangerous skill that is highly sought by violent government forces.
Under Your Skin : A Novel - Sabine Durrant
Publisher: Pocket Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share Under Your Skin %3a  A Novel ISBN-13: 9781476716237
ISBN-10: 1476716234
Discovering the body of a young woman near her house, attractive and successful Gaby Mortimer finds her charmed and secure life falling apart as she struggles to follow an investigating detective's orders to trust nobody.
Influx - Daniel Suarez
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/20/2014
Share Influx ISBN-13: 9780525953180
ISBN-10: 0525953183
A tale set in a world in which technological advances have been suppressed finds particle physicist Jon Grady helping to innovate a device capable of reflecting gravity only to be targeted by a shadowy organization from the future. By the best-selling author of Daemon.
Three Graves Full - by Jamie Mason
Publisher: Gallery Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/12/2013
Share Three Graves Full ISBN-13: 9781451685039
ISBN-10: 1451685033
Suspense Fiction. "There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard." So begins Three Graves Full, a clever, often poetic debut told from many points of view (including a dog's). Months ago, widowed suburbanite Jason Getty had -- uncharacteristically -- killed someone and buried the body at the back of his property. Now, beset by weeds and finding yard work a bit traumatic, he hires a lawn service to tidy the front and side yards, where they find two bodies -- neither of them buried by Jason. The police get involved, and Jason's life gets far more complicated. This nerve-wracking first novel has critics raving; Booklist calls it "astonishingly accomplished."
The innocent sleep : a novel - Karen Perry
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/18/2014
Share The innocent sleep %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9780805098723
ISBN-10: 0805098720
When the son they thought was lost in an earthquake in Tangiers five years earlier reappears on a crowded street in Dublin, Harry and Robin must find out if Dillon was actually alive the whole time.
The girl with a clock for a heart : a novel - Peter Swanson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share The girl with a clock for a heart %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9780062267498
ISBN-10: 0062267493
When Liana Dector, a woman who is possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police, storms into his favorite Boston tavern demanding his help, George Foss, unable to say "no" to his first love, is drawn into a world of murder, betrayal and secrets from which there is no escape.
The deepest secret : a novel - Carla Buckley
Publisher: Random House Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share The deepest secret %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9780345535245
ISBN-10: 0345535243
Wishing for a normal life after being diagnosed with a rare medical condition that makes him lethally sensitive to light, 13-year-old Tyler roams the nighttime streets to observe the neighborhood family lives he covets only to become a key witness in the disappearance of a young girl.
The dealer and the dead - Gerald Seymour
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/11/2014
Share The dealer and the dead ISBN-13: 9781250018786
ISBN-10: 1250018781
A revenge-motivated plot against an arms dealer whose failure to deliver defensive weapons led to the massacres of Croatian villagers 18 years earlier embroils Harvey Gillott and his loved ones in a sequence of powerful events across Europe.
Black Irish: A Novel - by Stephan Talty
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/26/2013
Share Black Irish%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9780345538062
ISBN-10: 0345538064
Suspense Fiction. The south Buffalo neighborhood known as "the County" is a working-class Irish Catholic enclave in which a family's ancestral clan determines everything about their lives. Ambitious, hard-working police detective Absalom Kearney is both an insider and an outsider there -- she's the adoptive daughter of a legendary cop, whom she's caring for as his health declines. When she and her partner catch a missing persons case that may just be the first in a string of murders, her efforts to find the killer are hampered by her neighbors, her colleagues, and the danger she puts herself in. The Irish community is strongly depicted here, as is the downtrodden city of Buffalo.
Focus on: 2013 Debuts
Montaro Caine: A Novel - by Sidney Poitier
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/07/2013
Share Montaro Caine%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9780385531115
ISBN-10: 0385531117
Corporate Thriller. Sidney Poitier may be best known as an actor and a memoirist, but his debut novel shows he's not too shabby at writing fiction, either. Mixing together corporate intrigue with a little science fiction and some philosophy, Montaro Caine follows the experiences of a corporate CEO by the same name. Two decades after analyzing a coin made of materials not known on Earth, Caine is facing the prospect of losing his company when he comes across yet another of these mysterious coins, which may have the potential to radically better the world.
The Andalucian Friend: A Novel - by Alexander S√∂derberg
Publisher: Crown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/12/2013
Share The Andalucian Friend%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9780770436056
ISBN-10: 0770436056
Thriller. Since the death of her husband, nurse Sophie Brinkman has mostly focused on her son, her home, and her job. But that all changes with the arrival of a new patient, the charming Hector Guzman, who reawakens her romantic side. But Hector is the head of a powerful crime syndicate, and Sophie soon becomes a target for police investigators and rival criminals alike. Harassed on all sides, Sophie draws upon an inner strength she didn't know she had, while a global turf war swirls around her. Intricately plotted and action-packed, this Scandinavian thriller is the first in a projected trilogy, and is already under development as a movie.
The counterfeit agent - Alex Berenson
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/11/2014
Share The counterfeit agent ISBN-13: 9780399159732
ISBN-10: 0399159738
Unable to prevent the assassination of a CIA station chief by Iranian hostiles who are allegedly plotting a nuclear attack on the United States, John Wells goes undercover to discern the truth on an assignment that takes him from Guatemala and Thailand to Hong Kong and Istanbul.
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