Geneva by Richard ArmitageSarah Collier has barely had time to celebrate her recent Nobel Prize win when she starts displaying sudden symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. While fighting to keep her mind and body going, Sarah enters the orbit of a shady biotech magnate whose newest product, a brain implant to treat memory disorders, might change everything -- or might be too good to be true.
The Dance of the Dolls by Lucy AsheLife begins to parallel art in uncomfortable ways in this haunting and richly detailed story of twin ballet dancers Olivia and Clara, whose wildly divergent outlooks on life, love, and career draw very different men to each sister, setting off an unanticipated chain reaction of consequences for everyone involved.
The Girl in the Vault by Michael LedwidgeAfter treachery costs her the chance for a paid position at the bank where she has been working as an unpaid intern, Faye Walker decides to play her own rigged game after discovering the bank keeps $10 million in cash just in case of kidnapping -- like the kidnapping she's about to stage to gain access to the money for herself.
Moscow X by David McCloskeyWhile trying to infiltrate Vladimir Putin's inner circle, CIA officers Max and Sia pose as a couple with money laundering skills useful to corrupt oligarchs. For fans of: the intricately plotted and richly detailed spy fiction of John le Carré and the noir detective novels of Dashiell Hammet.
The Helsinki Affair by Anna PitoniakCareer ambitions clash harshly with personal concerns when CIA agent Amanda Cole's newest assignment leads her to discover shocking information about her retired agent father and his activities during the Cold War, which she must decide whether or not to reveal to her superiors.
The Interpreter by Brooke RobinsonLondon polyglot Revelle Lee takes her job as a courtroom interpreter seriously and understands the power a translator has to influence a trial's outcome. After making an impulsive decision while translating during a murder trial, Revelle begins receiving messages from someone claiming to know what she did and threatening to reveal it all.
Beneath the Surface by Kaira RoudaThe three children of controlling billionaire Richard Kingsley gather for a weekend cruise in this fast-paced family drama, ostensibly to visit their aging father but actually trying, with various degrees of success, to shore up their inheritances and stay ahead of the machinations of Richard's newest wife, who has ambitions of her own.
The Beautiful and the Wild by Peggy TownsendLiv Russo spent months believing her husband Mark died after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, only to discover him alive at an off-the-grid compound in Alaska. Liv decides to leave with their son after Mark's behavior grows increasingly erratic, only to end up as Mark's captive. Read-alikes: Descent by Tim Johnston and The River by Peter Heller.
Beirut Station by Paul VidichWhile trying to prevent the assassination of an American official, Lebanese-American CIA agent Analise Assad forms complex personal connections with the grandson of a Hezbollah militant, and with a Mossad agent who shares her goals but has his own ideas about civilian collateral damage.
American Girl by Wendy WalkerSeventeen-year-old Charlie Hudson is desperate to escape her small Pennsylvania town, working as many shifts as she can at a local sandwich shop. But when the shop owner is found dead, the shop's employees all become viable suspects, including Charlie herself. Read-alikes: Where the Truth Lies by Anna Bailey.
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