After dispatching the Torture House Killer, actually a demon disguised as an FBI Agent,16-year-old John Wayne Cleaver,who keeps his sociopathic tendencies in check with a strict list of rules,contacted another demon known only as “Nobody” to let her know she was next on his list. John doesn’t know what powers Nobody might have; the two creatures he’s already killed had radically different abilities, so he suspects nearly everyone.He’s surprised at the plethora of secrets he uncovers in his tiny town as he begins his hunt…and then the killings start. They seem to mimic the “Handyman” killings in Georgia.With the help of his new girlfriend Marci,whose father is a policeman,John begins to work up a profile for the creature that’s killing “sinners” in Clayton.John’s also confused that Marci is so into him; he still struggles to understand “normal” emotions.A sudden rash of suicides prompts John to suspect that Nobody might have brought some backup.Can John keep his own monsters at bay and save the people of Clayton?
AUTHOR: DAN WELLS
TITLE: I DON’T WANT TO KILL YOU
Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside,he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets,a second chance.But it comes at a terrible price.Nick Mason is out of prison,but he’s not free.Whenever his cell phone rings,day or night,he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given.It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole,a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell.Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes,hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars,and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything,his family,his sanity,and even his life to finally break free.
AUTHOR: STEVE HAMILTON
TITLE: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON
Given the importance of what they do,and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.
Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment,is Malcolm Bannister.Job status? Former attorney.Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg,Maryland.On paper,Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days,but he’s got an ace up his sleeve.He knows who killed Judge Fawcett,and he knows why.The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin.There was no forced entry,no struggle,just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary.And one large,state-of-the-art,extremely secure safe,opened and emptied.What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them.But everything has a price especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death.And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.
AUTHOR: JOHN GRISHAM
TITLE: THE RACKETEER
On the right side of the law. Sort of.
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer.He works out of a customized bullet proof van, complete with Wi-Fi,a bar,a small fridge,fine leather chairs,a hidden gun compartment,and a heavily armed driver.He has no firm,no partners,no associates,and only one employee,his driver, who’s also his bodyguard,aw clerk,confidant,and golf caddy.He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment,and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table.He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun.Sebastian defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial,even if he,Sebastian,has to cheat to secure one.He hates injustice,doesn’t like insurance companies,banks,or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.
AUTHOR: JOHN GRISHAM
TITLE: ROGUE LAWYER
The partners at Finley & Figg,all two of them often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique,as in chic,selective,and prosperous. They are,of course,none of these things.What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break,ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little.Their specialties,so to speak,are quickie divorces and DUIs,with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in.
After twenty plus years together,Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.And then change comes their way.More accurately,it stumbles in.David Zinc,a young but already burned-out attorney,walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm,goes on a serious bender,and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm.Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed,any job even one with Finley & Figg looks okay to him.With their new associate on board,F&F is ready to tackle a really big case,a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug,Krayoxx,the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight,produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion,has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick.All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx,convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune.With any luck,they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!
It almost seems too good to be true. And it is.
AUTHOR: JOHN GRISHAM
TITLE: THE LITIGATORS
He might help her…if the price is right.
Surrounded by potential enemies,Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband’s suspicious death,the prospect of bankruptcy…and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security.Desperate,she calls Archer Donovan a silent partner in Pear Cove,her late husband’s pearl farm venture.He might help her if the price is right.
Archer Donovan would rather forget he’d ever heard of Pearl Cove…its memories of living on the dark side,the soul-numbing certainty that there was no law,no justice,no mercy; just hunters and the hunted.That life taught him to trust no one but family.But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt Archer is back in the game. And at his side in pursuit of the stolen fortune is a woman he shouldn’t want,yet cannot resist.A woman who may know more than she’s telling about her husband’s death and more than is safe to know about the dark and elusive black pearls.With deadly competitors on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through uncharted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and death…and to each other.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH LOWELL
TITLE: PEARL COVE
The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game…
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack,Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution.But, as more vengeful killings come to light,it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.With the investigation quickly gathering momentum,Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness,for Detective Stone,each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time it’s personal.
AUTHOR: ANGELA MARSONS
TITLE: EVIL GAMES
Everyone has secrets. But some are more dangerous than others.
Children who don’t die before their parents. When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She’d come to know Rosie well,and thought she understood her perhaps better even than Rosie’s own mother.Rosie was beautiful,kind and gentle.She came from a loving family and she had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why? Kate is convinced the police are missing something. She’s certain that someone in the village knows more than they’re letting on. As the investigation deepens,so does Kate’s obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie.
AUTHOR: DEBBIE HOWELLS
TITLE: THE BONES OF YOU