The murder of an ex-drug dealer ex-con gunned down on his mother’s doorstep seems just another turf war fatality.Why then has Seattle homicide investigator J.P. Beaumont been instructed to keep this assignment hush-hush? Meanwhile,Beau’s lover and fellow cop,Mel Soames,is involved in her own confidential investigation.Registered sex offenders from all over Washington State are dying at an alarming rate and not all due to natural causes.A metropolis the size of Seattle holds its fair share of brutal crime,corruption, and dirty little secrets.But when the separate trails they’re following begin to shockingly intertwine,Beau and Mel realize that they have stumbled onto something bigger and more frightening than they anticipated a deadly conspiracy that’s leading them to lofty places they should not enter… and may not be allowed to leave alive.
AUTHOR: J.A JANCE
TITLE: JUSTICE DENIED
A SERIAL KILLER IS SETTING THE MOST DEVIOUS TRAPS
When two young female artists are murdered in what appear to be ritualistic killings, the pressure is on to find the highly professional murderer. The arrival of the father of the second victim,millionaire businessman Davor Boras brings in the Home Office,MI5,the CIA,and the seasoned Detective Chief Constable Bob Skinner. With an estranged son, a dubious assistant, and connections in very high places,it’s unclear whether business or family is more important to Boras.The killer may have met his match in the Boras family,and Skinner’s men quickly find themselves at risk of getting caught in the crossfire
AUTHOR: QUINTIN JARDINE
Royston Blake is head doorman at Hoppers Wine Bar & Bistro in the backwater English town of Mangel.He drives a Ford Capri 2.8i and can walk the streets of his town knowing he’s respected by one and all until a rumour begins to circulate that Blake’s “lost his bottle.”Even his sharp-tongued girl,Sal,has overheard the talk that the formerly fearsome bloke has gone soft,lost his edge,and become a pushover in a town where he can ill afford it.To make matters worse,the violent Munton brothers are after him,and the thought of ending up in the back of their bloody Meat Wagon is almost too much to bear.Something’s gotta give,but it sure as hell won’t be Blake.Following advice from his best mate,Legsy,Blake embarks on a plan to re-establish his reputation as a hard man, ensure his appeal to the women of Mangel,and seal his future with the new owner of Hoppers.The logic of the plan is sound:knock around Baz Munton a bit and regain the respect of Mangel’s populace.But sound logic never really took off in Mangel,and Blake finds he’s got his work cut out for him.
AUTHOR: CHARLIE WILLIAMS
Kayleigh Towne’s music career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow” but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention.An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,”leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession.
Edwin Sharp thinks Kayleigh’s songs contain messages that speak directly to him.Despite her clear rejection and threats from lawyers and law enforcers,he remains convinced that “Your Shadow”was written just for him and he announces he’s coming for Kayleigh.Then a potentially fatal accident occurs at the concert hall where Kayleigh is rehearsing for a triumphant hometown performance, and she is convinced that someone maybe Edwin was there watching her from the darkness.Speeding along over just three short days,this nail-biting thriller is filled with terrifying twists that will hold readers in rapt suspense until the final shocking revelation.
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
On the surface Shaye Townsend has little in common with Tanner.He’s a hard-edged big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle’s estate.She’s working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead.When the suspicious death of Tanner’s uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together,tempers flare and sparks fly.While they have trouble seeing eye to eye,Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing:They need to uncover the truth.Combining their unique skills Shaye’s low-key approach and local connections and Tanner’s experience as a homicide detective the unlikely pair share long nights in the pursuit of justice.Before they know it,the friction they generate turns to heat,igniting a love neither ever expected to find.They believe passion this intense cannot last.But when Shaye becomes a killer’s target,Tanner realizes he’d give up anything to protect her including his life.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH LOWELL
TITLE: DANGEROUS REFUGE
At first glance, it appears to be an accident …
A car carrying an elderly couple goes off the side of a mountain and tumbles into oblivion on a beautiful sunny day in the Coronado National Monument.A note pulled from the twisted wreckage suggests the tragedy may have been a double suicide but an autopsy later suggests something different.A deadly fire and a fatal home invasion may or may not have some connection to the terrible crash.And miles away in the desert,a savage rain has revealed something grisly and terrifying: two trash bags filled with human remains.It’s just another day in the life of Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady,who must somehow balance the rigors of police work with a newborn,a teenager,a writer-husband,and a difficult mother.But Joanna will not allow murder to go unpunished in her jurisdiction even if her path to the truth is twisting and dangerous …and leads to shocking revelations about those entrusted with caring for the helpless.
AUTHOR: J.A. JANCE
TITLE: DAMAGE CONTROL
After staking out,obtaining,and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend,Josh,all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester.But that’s easier said than done when you’re a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world for spies.Cammie may have a genius I.Q.,but there are still a lot of things she doesn’t know.Like,will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely? Despite Cammie’s best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her.She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests codename: Blackthorne.Then she’s blamed for a security breach that leaves the school’s top secret status at risk.Soon,Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie’s name.Even though they have confidence in their spy skills,this time the targets are tougher and hotter,and the stakes for Cammie’s heart and her beloved school are higher than ever.
AUTHOR: ALLY CARTER
TITLE: CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY