THE LOST KEY

Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street.  
 
Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn’t know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce’s cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of Gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce’s adult children have disappeared,the case assumes a new sense of urgency.The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim’s cryptic final words – “The key is in the lock.” But what key? What lock?The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost Gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen.
AUTHOR: CATHERINE COULTER AND J.T. ELLISON
TITLE :  THE LOST KEY 
 

PATH OF THE ASSASSIN

The Path Of The Assassin By Brad Thor

After rescuing the president from kidnappers in Brad Thor’s roaring national bestselling debut,Navy SEAL turned Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out,capturing,or killing all those responsible for the plot .                                                                                                  As he prepares to close out his list,a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man the world’s most ruthless terrorist.One problem remains: Harvath and his CIA-led team have no idea what the man looks like. With no alternative,they are forced to recruit a civilian a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry.From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome,Harvath must brave a maelstrom of bloodshed and deception before a madman’s twisted vision engulfs the world in the fires of all-out war.

AUTHOR: BRAD THOR

TITLE: PATH OF THE ASSASSIN

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PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

SOMETIMES PROBLEMS DON’T REQUIRE A SOLUTION TO SOLVE THEM; INSTEAD THEY REQUIRE MATURITY TO OUTGROW THEM.

STEVE MARABOLI

BARCELONA SHADOWS

Children are going missing in Barcelona. A body is found, twisted, drained of blood.The locals say a devil is moving in the shadows,spiriting away the innocent.

To the police,it just means more corpses in a city where death is a daily occurrence. Who cares about the children of a few prostitutes and thieves?Inspector Moisès Corvo-jaded,dissolute,yet with an uncanny sixth sense-knows something is different this time. To discover the true identity of the “monster” he must journey through Barcelona’s underworld,from high-class brothels to lurid casinos,where there are powerful people who will do anything to stop him.He cannot imagine the horror that awaits him.

AUTHOR: MARC PASTOR

TITLE: BARCELONA SHADOWS

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I AM PILGRIM

A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.

Pilgrim.

AUTHOR:  TERRY HAYES

TITLE:  I AM PILGRIM

Recommending: a must read. 

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EENY MEENY: ONE LIVES AND NO ONE DIES.

A young couple awake,very disorientated,trapped and days without food or water.There is no escape.Instead there’s a gun loaded with a single bullet and a mobile phone with charge enough only to deliver a short message: when one of you kills the other,the survivor will walk free.
Southampton Detective Inspector Helen Grace is assigned the case and has to interview Amy,the girl who killed her boyfriend Sam,in order to escape the hellish captivity of nearly two weeks.Amy is very thin,filthy dirty and feeling very subdued and guilty because she has killed. She says that she and Sam had been abducted by a woman who had drugged them.Helen accepts her story and soon there are other couples being kidnapped,starved and then given unacceptable choices.
How can Helen and her team track the perpetrator of these dreadful crimes?

AUTHOR: M. J. ARLIDGE

TITLE: EENY MEENY

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THE BLACK EYED BLONDE

Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career.

“It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving.The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched.Traffic trickled by in the street below,and there were a few pedestrians,too,men in hats going nowhere.”So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde,a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe-yes,that Philip Marlowe.Channeling Raymond Chandler,Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City,California.It is the early 1950s,Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow.Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed,she wants Marlowe to find her former lover,a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events.Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.

AUTHOR: BENJAMIN BLACK

TITLE: THE BLACK EYED BLONDE

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THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart By Peter Swanson

George Foss never thought he’d see her again,but on a late August night in Boston,there she is,in his local bar,Jack’s Tavern.

When George first met her,she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum,Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester,so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break.But, as he stood in the living room of the girl’s grieving parents,he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece the one who had committed suicide  was not his girlfriend.Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved and of the things she may have done to escape her past.
Now, twenty years later,she’s back,and she’s telling George that he’s the only one who can help her…

AUTHOR: PETER SWANSON

TITLE: THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART

EDGE OF DANGER

A murderous vendetta places not only lives at stake but also the fate of nations, in Jack Higgins’s powerful new thriller.

“I always return.” For centuries, that had been the Rashid family motto.Over the years,the family’s British and Arab ancestries had interwoven to produce a remarkable family of warriors,as at home under the pitiless desert sun as in the streets of London.But it is to neither of these places that the Rashids now direct their rage.It is to the United States,whose president they hold accountable for a series of attacks against their power and their honor.From opposite ends of the world, hints are picked up by Blake Johnson,head of the clandestine White House operation known as The Basement,and his Irish colleague,Sean Dillon,but hints to what? By whom?Frantically,they work to find the answer-and meanwhile the killers wait.And that is only the beginning….

AUTHOR:  JACK HIGGINS

TITLE: EDGE OF DANGER 

DOUBLE VISION

New from the author of Color Blind…FBI profiler Jenna Ramey has synesthesia, a neurological condition that causes perceptions of color to flash through her mind, triggered by seemingly unrelated stimuli. But she has learned to understand and interpret these associations.They help her do her job.They can help save lives…A little girl has witnessed a mass shooting. What she knows may be the key to finding the man responsible. Jenna has been tasked with drawing her out, figuring out what she saw,what she remembers,what it means.                                                           But Molly is an unusual child.She is sweet and bright,and eager to help,but she has a quirk of her own: an intense preoccupation with numbers.It helps her notice things that others don’t.It also leads Jenna into a maze of speculation that could turn into a wild goose chase while the body count continues to rise.Jenna and Molly view the world through their own filters.In some ways,they speak different languages. Now Jenna must learn to communicate, to break Molly’s code,to understand the mind of a murderer.

AUTHOR: COLBY  MARSHALL

TITLE: DOUBLE VISION

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DIARY OF A DEAD MAN

Ed Boothe was convicted of killing more than half a dozen girls.It is believed he killed many,many more.His methods were brutal and documented here,along with his fascination of collecting body parts.Up until he execution,he showed no remorse for his acts.

AUTHOR: MATT SHAW

TITLE:  DIARY OF A DEAD MAN

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DEVIL BONES

In a house under renovation,a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about,and makes a rather grisly discovery  a decapitated chicken,animal bones,and cauldrons containing beads,feathers,and other relics of religious ceremonies.In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile,on a nearby lakeshore,the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.Led by a preacher turned politician,citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans and begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge.Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan “five-five,feisty,and forty-plus” is called in to investigate,and a complex and gripping tale unfolds in this deadly mix of voodoo,Santería,and devil worship.

AUTHOR:  KATHY REICHS

TITLE:  DEVIL BONES

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DEAL BREAKER

Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time.So is Christian Steele,a rookie

quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend,a woman who everyone, including the police,believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour.Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy,a woman’s secret,and a man’s lies,Myron is up against the dark side of his business where image and talent make you rich,but the truth can get you killed.

AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN

TITLE:  DEAL BREAKER

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HOT BLOODED: HIS VENGEANCE WILL BE REPEATED

A woman’s slashed,incinerated corpse is found in a seedy New Orleans apartment.Her killer is certain there were no witnesses,unaware that his every move was seen by a beautiful stranger-from her bed in a bayou cottage on the outskirts of town…Weeks later,another violent vision shatters Olivia Bechet’s sleep.Convinced a serial killer is stalking the city,Olivia turns to the authorities.But jaded detective Rick Bentz doesn’t believe her-even when a second body turns up,slain in exactly the same bizarre, ritualistic manner Olivia described…As New Orleans panics in the icy grip of a merciless killer,Olivia is frustrated by Bentz’s skepticism-and captivated by her attraction to him.But soon her dreams are invaded by images of another murder. One that has yet to be committed.This time,Olivia recognizes not only the victim’s face but the murderer’s.And both are closer than she ever imagined…

AUTHOR: LISA JACKSON

TITLE:  HOT BLOODED

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AFTERSHOCK : TOO MUCH CLOSE FOR COMFORT

Still reeling from the tragic death of their much-loved colleague,Skinner’s men are about to discover that a disturbed serial killer is still at large and very close to home.It’s the second week of July Trades Holiday in Edinburgh and things seem very quiet.Until,that is,DCC Bob Skinner and his men get a call informing them that the body of a young woman has been found on a golf course.It’s been there for ten days so she’s not a pretty sight. But the way she has been laid out is uncannily familiar. The body has been ‘composed’, just like the bodies of three other young women in a previous case. Could it be the work of a copycat killer?The murder victim is an art teacher who was having a relationship with the son of a Tory MP. Her ex-boyfriend is a policeman with a reputation as a serious womaniser.It seems the murder trail is getting much too close for comfort.

AUTHOR: QUINTIN JARDINE

TITLE: AFTERSHOCK

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