BEYOND A MADMAN’S DEADLY AMBITIONS

The first victims are random. Ordinary citizens, fired upon at rush hour by unseen assassins.Caught in the crossfire of one of the attacks, rescue specialist Jonathan Grave spies a gunman getting away-with a mother and her young son as hostages. To free them,Grave and his team must enter the dark heart of a nationwide conspiracy.But their search goes beyond the frenzied schemes of a madman’s deadly ambitions. This time, it reaches all the way to the highest levels of power… 

AUTHOR: JOHN GILSTRAP

TITLE: THREAT WARNING

SOMEONE HAS A SCORE TO SETTLE

Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out,Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a result of poisoning by E. coli. bacteria found in the meat.Was Seldon’s death a result of shoddy food-handling practices? Or was it a sophisticated case of product tampering – by a rival fast-foot giant or a disgruntled employee? Or perhaps by someone with a score to settle with Kim? Taking a leave from his surgical practice,Kim devotes his energies to solving the mystery full time. But he immediately hits a brick walls: a code of silence more impenetrable than anything he has ever encountered in his medical career. Instead of a cold-shoulder reception, however,Kim is soon met with a boot and a fist as thugs attempt to quash his inquiry.Aided by his ex-wife,Kim pursues a trail of deadly evidence, uncovering complicity and guilt stretching from the slaughterhouse floor to the corporate boardroom.Racing against time before more are poisoned,the two come face-to-face with the shocking and elusive truth. And in their life-and-death search for answers,they rediscover the reasons they first fell in love. 

AUTHOR: ROBIN COOK

TITLE:  TOXIN 

INTO DARKNESS AND A STEP CLOSER TO A KILLER

Ruth Lennox,beloved mother of three,is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson’s latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox’s son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted.When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life,her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda’s help more than ever before. But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life,she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient’s chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind? Because, as Frieda knows,every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return…

AUTHOR:  NICCI FRENCH

TITLE: WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY

A TRIP THAT WILL PUT THEM IN DANGER

They call them Travelers.They move from city to city,panhandling,committing no crimes,they just like to stay on the move.And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter,Letty,is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco.The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends,she’s afraid she knows who it is,and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota,and she doesn’t know what to do.Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her,and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played,he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story,though,he begins to think there’s something in it.Little does he know.In the days to come,he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen,a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger but just may change the course of his life.

AUTHOR: JOHN SANDFORD

TITLE: GATHERING PREY

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A SERIAL KILLER WHO COLLECTS TROPHIES

Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything,including his family and his sense of justice. When he finally decides to leave the force and start over,he’s assigned a string of murders that all bear the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies.As Stanton unravels each grisly crime scene,the mounting evidence points uncomfortably close to him and a case more disturbing than anything he’s ever seen. Now,he’s forced to confront his past he’d rather forget and a dangerous future when the killer targets Stanton himself.

AUTHOR: ALEX MACLEAN

TITLE: GRAVE SITUATION

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NIGHTMARE TAKES NEW PROPORTIONS

No one lives for very long in the houses they buy from Mr Vane.Neighbours complain of noises that chill the blood and then deathly silence.John has just joined Blight,Simpson and Vane estate agency and has no idea about the hidden forces inside Mr Vane’s properties,but he’s about to find out.When he witnesses one of his colleagues sucked into the walls of one of the houses his nightmare takes on new proportions.

AUTHOR: GRAHAM MASTERTON

TITLE:  HOUSE OF BONES 

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A STALKER WAS WATCHING HER EVERY MOVE

On a searing August day,Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable:she left her two month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity,although there was much skepticism about her mental state.Freed,she left the country,her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over.                                                                                                                   

But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary.The problem is,she relinquished custody and her ex,now remarried,isn’t sure he approves.Now that’s she’s a mother herself short on time,patience Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child.But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray,Melisandre’s lawyer,has asked Tess and her new partner,retired Baltimore P.D.homicide detective Sandy Sanchez,to assess Melisandre’s security needs.As a former reporter and private investigator,Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law.Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she’s encountered.A decade ago,a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought.But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident,manipulative Melisandre.But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder.Yet as her suspicions deepen,Tess realizes that just as she’s been scrutinizing Melisandre,a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well….

AUTHOR: LAURA PIPPMAN

TITLE: HUSH HUSH