When a night-time call to 911 from a secluded Wisconsin vacation house is cut short,off duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table and drives up to Lake Mondac to investigate.Was it a misdial or an aborted crime report?
Brynn stumbles onto a scene of true horror and narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. She and a terrified visitor to the weekend house,Michelle,flee into the woods in a race for their lives.As different as night and day,and stripped of modern-day resources,Brynn,a tough deputy with a difficult past,and Michelle,a pampered city girl,must overcome their natural reluctance to trust each other and learn to use their wits and courage to survive the relentless pursuit.The deputy’s disappearance spurs both her troubled son and her new husband into action,while the incident sets in motion Brynn’s loyal fellow deputies and elements from Milwaukee’s underside.These various forces race along inexorably toward the novel’s gritty and stunning conclusion.
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
TITLE: THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND
one woman looking for love online is entangled in a killer’s terrifying scheme . . .
In the moonlight,shovelfuls of earth fall on a wooden crate at the bottom of a deep pit. Soon the hole will be filled and covered over with leaves, erasing all trace of the victim below,waking to the horror of being buried alive . . .Newly divorced Gaby Duran isn’t really expecting to find her soul mate on a dating site like InTune.She just needs a distraction from pining over her ex-husband,Ben,and the happy marriage they once had.And she’s wise enough to know that online,the truth doesn’t always match the profile. Almost everyone lies a little or a lot.But Gaby quickly discovers there is much more at stake than her lonely heart. Local singles are going missing after making online connections.And a predator is searching again for the perfect match.One who will fulfill every twisted desire . . . or die trying.
AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB
TITLE: THE BLACK WIDOW
The Virals are back but they’re not the only pack in town anymore.Terminal finds Tory Brennan and the rest of the Morris Island gang tracking a pack of rogue Virals who call themselves the Trinity. The new pack was infected by a strain of super virus created by Tory’s nemesis and sometimes-crush,Chance Clayborne, who accidentally infected himself,too.These red-eyed Virals have openly challenged Tory’s pack for domination of Charleston, and they’ll stop at nothing to bring their rivals down even if that means giving them up to a shadowy government agency intent on learning the secret to the Virals’ powers.Surviving it all is going to test the limits of the gang’s abilities.
In the riveting conclusion to the Virals series,Tory and the others are nearing an impossible choice and the ultimate showdown.
AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS & BRENDAN REICHS
They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill.
They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size.
When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend,Cap Duncan.But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running.? Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out.Meanwhile,hundreds of miles away,a teenaged girl is fighting for her life against the same bacteria.The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped.Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help,Lou Welcome uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages.??Like the deadly germs they can unleash,One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further their agenda.From the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end,to the top corridors of power in this race against time,Lou must stop an epidemic, save his best friend,and face even his own most terrifying demons.
AUTHOR: MICHAEL PALMER
When his estranged grandfather is shot and left for dead, an Army Ranger must plunge into the criminal underworld of his youth to find a murderer and uncover a shocking family secret.
Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now,after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle.But when Van arrives,he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man,Van knows he’s the main suspect. The only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he’d sworn to leave behind. Tapping into his criminal skills, he begins to hunt the shooter and uncover what drove his grandfather to reach out after so long. But in a violent,high-stakes world where right and wrong aren’t defined by the law,Van finds that the past is all too present…and that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.
AUTHOR: GLEN ERIK HAMILTON
TITLE: PAST CRIMES
The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton’s red-light district – horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed.Hours later and barely cold the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier.A pattern emerges when another male victim is found dead and eviscerated,his heart delivered soon afterwards.The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse; revenge against the men who lead sordid double lives visiting prostitutes.For Grace,only one thing is certain: there’s a vicious serial-killer at large who must be halted at all costs . . .
AUTHOR: M.J. ARLIDGE
TITLE: POP GOES THE WEASEL
Gabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter.At last,the door opens.But it’s not the negotiators. It’s not the FBI.It’s the kidnapper.And he has a gun.How did it come to this? Two days ago,Gabriela’s life was normal.Then,out of the blue,she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken.She’s given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the “October List” within 30 hours,or she’ll never see her child again.
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
TITLE: OCTOBER LIST
San Diego in the years before World War II.James Dillon is barely scraping by working a menial job in manufacturing,trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie at the same time.He drinks too hard just like his father and nearly everyone in his extended family.With so many people crammed into one home, sometimes there’s so much fighting he can barely stand it.But if James can survive the chaos of everyday life long enough,maybe, just maybe there’s a chance it’ll all get better.
AUTHOR: JIM THOMPSON
TITLE: NOW AND ON EARTH
Jack Reacher is on the road,hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians who are planning a hike through some of the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine.
They part ways after sharing a hot meal,and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust.But not for long.First the trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed.Then the military police show up in force.Maybe it’s a drill.Or maybe it’s trouble the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.
AUTHOR: LEE CHILD
TITLE: NOT A DRILL
The vision has haunted him for four years – a young woman lying crumpled in death,her hand outstretched in silent supplication.Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant’s death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed.Now retired from the L.A.P.D.,Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella.Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty,he’s on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he’s ever encountered,Bosch is not backing down.
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY
TITLE: LOST LIGHT