Someone is assassinating the financial industry’s most powerful players in cold blood and in broad daylight
On a bright Saturday morning,a Wall Street investment banker is shot dead while jogging in Central Park.Hours later,one of New York City’s savviest hedge-fund managers is gunned down outside a restaurant. Are these killings a coordinated terrorist attack,or just a coincidence? Investigative journalist Ellen Dorsey has a hunch they’re neither,and when an attempt is made on the life of another CEO,her theory is confirmed.The story blows wide open,and as Ellen races to stay ahead of the curve, her path collides with that of a recession-hit architect,Frank Bishop,whose daughter’s disappearance may be tied to the murders.
AUTHOR: ALAN GLYNN
TITLE: GRAVE LAND
Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio.An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina,taking with it 88 passengers and crew.As a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team,Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification.She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees,limbs strewn among bursting suitcases and smoldering debris.Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team.Is Tempe’s daughter,Katy,among them?Frantic with worry,Tempe joins colleagues from the FBI, the NTSB and other agencies to search for explanations.Was the plane brought down by a bomb or simple mechanical failure? And what about the prisoner on the plane who was being extradited to Canada? Did someone want him silenced forever? And why are certain people eager to stop Tempe’s investigation? Is she learning too much? Coming too close? With help from Montreal detective Andrew Ryan and from a very special dog named Boyd,Tempe uncovers a shocking,multilayered tale of deceit and depravity.
AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS
TITLE: FATAL VOYAGE
A woman is out to clear her cousin of murder charges after a blackmailer targeting the wealthy Carlisle family turns up dead.
K.C. Carlisle and her cousin Kenneth Carlisle both grew up rich.Kenneth is a corporate lawyer in an exclusive Northern California seaside community while K.C.has a storefront office on the seedy side of town.She takes whatever kind of case walks in her door.But trouble appears one day when Francine Boutelle shows up pretending she wants to write an expose of the Carlisle family,including some dirt on K.C.’s late and highly respectable father.Francine has visited most of the family and is willing to keep the family secrets in exchange for cash.When Kenneth is accused of murdering the blackmailer,K.C.is determined to prove his innocence,no matter where the trail of blood and deception leads.
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DEATH BY SURPRISE
Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will,to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man.But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him,he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before.A killer who is just like him.Code-named Dead Eye,Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death.He knows how his target thinks,how he moves,and how he kills.And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it
AUTHOR: MARK GREANEY
TITLE: DEAD EYE
Summer is a hectic time of the year for Annie Darling.Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to her mystery bookstore,Death on Demand,for the latest beach reads.But Annie still finds time to enjoy herself.The Broward’s Rock Fourth of July dance is just around the corner,and the island is buzzing with excitement Shell Hurst included…
Shell is the kind of woman wives hate for good reason and most of them wish she would just disappear.But when she does,and a teenage girl is the only one who seems to notice,Annie can’t help but feel like someone should be looking for her.Last seen walking into the pine trees at the Fourth of July fireworks display,Shell has seemingly vanished without a trace.The residents of Broward’s Rock grow uneasy when a second islander mysteriously disappears.Annie and her husband,Max,know something dangerous is brewing.They soon find themselves following a twisted trail marked by blackmail,betrayal,and adultery,winding from the corridors of the island’s lovely inn to a pier lashed by pelting rain to a gathering on the terrace of a country club where a trap is set for a calculating killer…
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DEAD,WHITE AND BLUE
On a cliff edge overlooking the North Sea,a quadriplegic woman in a wheelchair stares unseeingly at the waves.She had been murdered.And,miles away,in a storeroom in the Maze,a medieval warren of yards and alleys at the heart of Eastvale,Yorkshire,a young woman lies sprawled on a heap of leather scraps.She too has been murdered.Their bodies are discovered at about the same time that DI Annie Cabbot,on secondment to the Eastern Area force,wakes with a severe hangover in the bed of a young man she barely recognizes.While DCI Alan Banks tries to figure out how anyone was able to murder Hayley Daniels,when the closed-circuit cameras trained on the entrances to the Maze show that no one preceded or followed her into its shadows,Cabbot learns two things that make her blood run cold: the real intentions of her one-night stand and the true identity of the quadriplegic woman.A ghost from the past is back to haunt both her and Banks.
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON
TITLE: FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne,the elusive serial killer known only as “Chameleon.”Now the fiend is in custody,perhaps dying,and a long nightmare appears to be over at last.But is it? In Acting Detective Superintendent Alan Banks’s mind too many questions remain unanswered at the chamber of horrors the press will dub the “House of Payne.”Because the darkness has not yet lifted,the casualties are still mounting…and there are still monsters loose in the world.
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON