Every Man a Menace by Patrick HoffmanCrime Fiction. This absorbing tale of drugs, greed, and distrust offers a cast of characters that includes a recent parolee, a well-connected Miami club owner, and a plump Filipina grandmother who happens to control San Francisco's Ecstasy supply. Jumping back and forth in time, Every Man a Menace provides a steadily intensifying pace, strong dialogue, and a detailed (and unsavory) view of the drug trade and its pipeline to and through the U.S. With millions of dollars at stake and desperate people making poor decisions, trouble is inevitable.
Order to Kill
by Kyle Mills
Suspense Fiction. A follow-up to the best-selling The Survivor finds anti-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp chasing false leads throughout the world to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into terrorist hands before posing as an American ISIS recruit in Russia, where he uncovers a catastrophic plot.
Red Right Hand by Chris HolmSuspense Fiction. In this second fast-moving novel to star Michael Hendricks (a hit man who kills only other hit men), things are truly complicated. A San Francisco tourist recording video of his family manages to capture images not only of a terrorist attack but of a federal witness long thought-dead by both the FBI and the Council, the criminal organization that clearly failed to kill him. Predictably, he's now top of the Council's hit list, and FBI agent Charlie Thompson -- who's been ordered to investigate the terrorist attack -- would dearly like to protect him. Enter Hendricks, who wants to take down the Council. Crackling dialogue and a lot of action make this follow up to The Killing Kind a quick and propulsive story.
The Fall Guy: A Novel by James LasdunPsychological Suspense. Successful banker Charlie had likely envisioned a pleasant vacation when he invited his down-on-his-luck cousin Matthew to spend the summer with him and his wife Chloe. But the hidden resentment between the two men worsens as the summer heats up, and the cracks in their relationship can't be ignored. Narrated by Matthew, who suspects that both Charlie and Chloe are hiding something, this character-driven tale is a slow burn. By the time a fourth member of the party arrives, the air is ripe for an explosion. By turns chilling, sinister, and erotic, the atmosphere is always richly depicted by award-winning author James Lasdun.
She's Not There: A Novel by Joy FieldingPsychological Suspense. Still haunted by the kidnapping of her infant daughter 15 years ago, Caroline Shipley tends to avoid the phone around the anniversary of Samantha's disappearance -- it's usually the press hounding her for an interview. With her marriage destroyed and her eldest daughter rebellious and distant, Caroline is drawn back into the heartbreak anew when she receives a call from a girl who believes she's the missing Samantha. As the family waits to discover the truth, other secrets are exposed. Inspired by Madeleine McCann's 2007 disappearance, this novel's anguish and grief are strongly and compassionately depicted.
Touch & Go: A Novel by Lisa GardnerSuspense Fiction. No matter how much they love their teenage daughter, it won't help Libby and Justin save their once happy, now crumbling marriage. When all three are kidnapped, held in an abandoned prison, and tormented into revealing long-held secrets, everything changes. Meanwhile, corporate investigator Tessa Leone (last seen in Love You More) thinks it's fishy that all three were taken -- and no ransom demanded -- and races to discover what it is about the seemingly picture-perfect family that would expose them to kidnapping. Narrated by both Libby and Tessa, the "irresistible momentum" (Kirkus Reviews) of this pulse-pounding novel will keep you turning the pages.
Missing Pieces by Heather GudenkaufSuspense Fiction. Sarah Quinlan's husband Jack was orphaned as a teenager by a car accident that took the lives of his parents -- or at least that's what he told Sarah more than 20 years ago. When the aunt that cared for him has a serious fall, they immediately go for a visit, where Sarah learns that it wasn't a car accident that killed Jack's parents: his mother was murdered and his father disappeared. And those aren't the only facts he's been hiding from her. If you've ever wondered how well you really know your spouse, this novel might have you up at night.
Defending Jacob: A Novel by William LandayLegal Thriller. For 20 years, prosecutor Andy Berber has been happy with his law career and his home life in suburban Massachusetts. All that changes, however, when his son is accused of murdering a fellow middle-schooler. Putting everything he's got into the investigation and -- for the first time -- into a criminal defense, Andy must make wrenching decisions as he considers the possibility that his son may in fact be guilty. Compared to the best work of Scott Turow and John Grisham, Defending Jacob is a suspenseful, character-driven thriller from an award-winning author.
Forgive Me by Daniel PalmerSuspense Fiction. With a cruel, alcoholic mother and an absentee father, honor student Nadine Jessup believes that neither parent wants her, so on the 15th of March, she runs away. Four weeks later, Angie DeRose, a PI who specializes in runaways, is on the case, but the sudden death of her own mother has her looking into secrets closer to home. As the two storylines converge, chapters alternate between Nadine's horrific situation and Angie's investigations, which bring her closer to both Nadine and a shocking truth about her own idyllic upbringing.
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