SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF PRISONERS IN CUSTODY

New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American Dream.A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system,Biopreparat,Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreak havoc in his new home. But before he executes his planned piece de resistance of vengeance,he experiments first on his suspicious live-in girlfriend,then on a few poor-tipping fares.. Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Chromosome 6) begin to witness some unusual cases in their capacity as forensic pathologists in the city’s medical examiner’s office: a young,healthy black woman dies of respiratory failure,a Greek immigrant succumbs to a sudden,overwhelming pneumonia.At the same time,the pair are pressured from above to focus on a high-profile string of suspicious deaths of prisoners in police custody.When an unexpected breakthrough persuades Jack that these seemingly unrelated deaths are really connected murders,his colleagues and superiors are skeptical.Only Laurie is somewhat convinced.But the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before Yuri unleashes into the streets of New York the ultimate terror: a modern bioweapon.

AUTHOR: ROBIN COOK

TITLE:  VECTOR

WHEN INNOCENT PEOPLE START TO DIE

Carl Schroder and Theodore Tate, labeled “The Coma Cops” by the media, are finally getting their lives back into shape.Tate has returned to the police force and is grateful to be back at home with his wife, Bridget. For Schroder, things are neither good nor bad.The bullet lodged in his head from a shooting six months ago hasn’t killed him, but almost as deadly it’s switched off his emotions.

When the body of a convicted rapist is found,obliterated by an oncoming train,Tate works the case, trying to determine if this is murder or suicide.The following night,two more rapists go missing.It’s hard to investigate when everyone on the police force seems to be rooting for the killer.There’s a common plea detectives get from the loved ones of victims: When you find the man who did this,give me five minutes alone with him. And that’s exactly what someone is doing. Someone is helping these victims get their five minutes alone.But when innocent people start to die,Tate and Schroder find themselves with different objectives,and soon they’re battling something they never would’ve expected each other.

AUTHOR:  PAUL CLEAVE

TITLE: FIVE MINUTES ALONE

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 
 

XO : SEALED WITH A KISS, MARKED WITH DEATH

Kayleigh Towne’s music career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow” but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention.An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,”leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession.

Edwin Sharp thinks Kayleigh’s songs contain messages that speak directly to him.Despite her clear rejection and threats from lawyers and law enforcers,he remains convinced that “Your Shadow”was written just for him and he announces he’s coming for Kayleigh.Then a potentially fatal accident occurs at the concert hall where Kayleigh is rehearsing for a triumphant hometown performance, and she is convinced that someone maybe Edwin was there watching her from the darkness.Speeding along over just three short days,this nail-biting thriller is filled with terrifying twists that will hold readers in rapt suspense until the final shocking revelation.

AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER

TITLE:  XO

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THE VORPAL BLADE

Tweed has reverted to his one-time role of Homicide Superintendent at the Yard.He also retains his position as Deputy Director of the SIS.Paula Grey and Bob Newman still assist him.Tweed has suspicions about the strange Arbogast banking family.Roman,the bank´s owner; his niece, the brilliant Marienetta; his daughter,the volatile Sophie.Wherever they go,the American Vice President follows. Why? Tweed realizes enormous power lies behind the five murders. But it is shrewd,stubborn Paula Grey,risking her life,who eventually tracks down the wielder of the blade.By herself,underground in a remote mountainous zone.

AUTHOR: COLIN FORBES

TITLE: THE VORPAL BLADE

INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD

LEGENDARY THRILLER WRITER DAVID MORRELL TRANSPORTS READERS TO THE FOGBOUND STREETS OF LONDON, WHERE A KILLER PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE QUEEN VICTORIA.

The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.

This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.

TITLE: INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD

AUTHOR: DAVID MORRELL

THE REDEEMED – A MYSTERY FROM THE PAST,A DEADLY SECRET IN THE PRESENT

The body of a dead man is discovered in an overgrown cemetery in Bristol,the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh.At first it seems to coroner Jenny Cooper that all the evidence points to a horrific,if routine,suicide.Then an enigmatic young priest,Father Lucas Starr, arrives on Jenny’s doorstep,entreating her to hold an inquest into the death of Eva Donaldson,a high profile political campaigner whose past life continued to hunt her.A young man Paul Craven, has recently been sentenced for Eva’s brutal murder.But despite Craven’s conviction and the evidence against him,Father Lucas is convinced of the man’s innocence.

Jenny’s love quest for justice will take her to the dark heart of an establishment who wish to silence her,and on an inner journey to confront ghosts that have haunted her for a lifetime.For Jenny Cooper answers to no one but the dead.

TITLE: THE REDEEMED

AUTHOR: M.R. HALL

THE TRUTH WILL OUT

The Truth Will Out By Jane Issac

Everything is going to be okay” What if it’s not?” Suddenly,she turned,for a split second she halted,her head inclined.” Naomi,what is it?” She whisked back to face Eva.there’s somebody in the house…. “Eva is horrified when she witnesses an attack on her best friend.She calls an ambulance and forces herself to flee Hampton,fearing for her own safety.

DCI Helen Lavery leads the investigation into the murder.With no leads,no further witness ess and no sign of forced entry,the murder enquiry begins.Slowly,the pieces of the puzzel start to come together.But as Helen inches towards solving the case,her past becomes caught up in her present,someone is after them both.Someone who will stop at nothing to get close around them.Can Helen escapes her own demons as well as helping Eva to escape hers?

TITLE: THE TRUTH WILL OUT

AUTHOR: JANE ISAAC

THE HEART OF A KILLER

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal,but the physical,emotional,and psychological scars run deep.Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome,plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer,Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life together.But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.

Dana’s harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend,Casey Grant,who disappeared without a trace the summer after graduation from high school.Terrified of truths long-buried,Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past.Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD,old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies.

Questioning everything she knows,refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds,Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed.

TITLE: COLD COLD HEART

AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG

HIS MASTER PLAN IS ABOUT TO UNFOLD

Outspoken Russian writer Alexander Kurbsky wanted to “disappear” into the west.To avoid the wrath of the ruling elite,he makes elaborate plans with covert experts Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon for his escape.It’s a real coup for the West-except for the thing:Kurbsky is still working for the Russians.And his master plan is about to unfold.

TITLE: A DARKER PLACE

AUTHOR: JACK HIGGINS

HE EMBARKS ON A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH

Nikolas Renzetti’s life isn’t how he had planned it.Alienated from his children and on the verge of divorce,his escape from what was now reality seems all but certain.How does Nikolas survive his wife’s attack on his character and her ruthless use of the cruelest forms of child abuse? For the first time,he begins to question his own mortality and is on the brink of a break down.

His daughter has been killed in a terrible accident.Her death was instantaneous …..at least that’s what authorities told him.The accident was unavoidable,or was it? When Nikolas embarks on a search for the truth,it may alter the course of his life forever.

TITLE: THE SYNDROME

AUTHOR: PAUL REGA

TO BREAK A DEADLY CONSPIRACY OF GREED

A towering legend among New York Private equity partnerships,Everest Capital is aptly named.When it’s founder meets an untimely death,thirty-six-year old superstar Christian Gillette gets the top job.But with the power and prestige comes risks.The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes two innocent lives,Gillette instantly understands how intense those risks are.It comes as no surprise to him that he has enemies in the world of multibillion dollar deals.

But now that he controls Everest,he’s not going to let those enemies keep him from taking the firm and himself to even greater heights.Gillette has never hesitated to be aggressive even ruthless,in his pursuit of success.This time will be no exception.But in order to forge the alliances necessary to achieve his goals,Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: Never Trust Anyone.The only certainties are the insidious campaign of corporate sabotage that could cost him his life.

To break a deadly conspiracy of greed,he’ll be forced to walk-then-run an ever blurring line between loyalty and betrayal,attack and retreat,survival and destruction……in the ultimate game of profit and loss.

TITLE: THE CHAIRMAN

AUTHOR: STEPHEN FREY

BEHIND HIS QUIET FACADE

On Christmas Eve in 1985,a hunter found a young boy’s body along an icy field in Nebraska.The residents of Chester,Nebraska buried him as ” Little Boy Blue” unclaimed and unidentified ……until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman,the boys father.Eli Stutzman,the son of an Amish bishop,was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country’s strictest religious sect.But behind his quiet facade was a man involved with pornography,sadomasochism,and drugs.

After the suspicious death of his pregnant wife,Stutzman took his pre-school age son,Danny,and hit the road on a sexual odyssey ending with his conviction for murder.But the mystery of Eli Stutzman and the fate of his son didn’t end on the barren Nebraska plains.It was just the beginning………

TITLE: ABANDONED PRAYERS

AUTHOR: GREGG OLSEN

A SINGLE BULLET EMERGES ASTROY OF LOVE,MURDER,SUICIDE

Detective Shane Scully responds to a call in the Hollywood hills at a once immaculate mansion,the scene of an infamous murder twenty-five years prior.He discovers the remnants of a lavish pool party.The revelers have fled,leaving three dead bodies in their wake,all shot with the same gun.One is an acclaimed film producer.The other two,a pair of gorgeous women.With his new partner,Summer “Hitch” Hitchens,Scully begins to investigate what looks to be an open and shut case: The women were hired prostitutes, and there’s security video of an angry husband firing all three.A simple caes of brutal revenge.But nothing is ever simple as it seems:There’s a single spent bullet casing that doesn’t match the rest.

From that single bullet emerges astroy of love,murder,suicide,and one of the biggest financial frauds in L.A.history.Someone has gone to great lengths to cover up a decades old crime,and as Scully and Hitch get closer to the answer,they find themselves in a killers crosshairs.

TITLE: THE PROSTITUTE’S BALL

AUTHOR: STEPHEN J. CANNELL

WHEN A TEENAGER DIES AFTER TAKING A STRANGE NEW DRUG

In a small town like solitude,Oregon,keeping a secret can be murder.Stevie Taylor had left her sleepy Oregon hometown for a more exciting life.But after her police chief father passes away,the LAPD cop returns solitude and signs on as a patrol officer,hoping to heal from her loss,….and from the horrific things she’s seen in the city.
In solitude,everyone knows everyone else’s business-then,to Stevie’s dismay,local gossip soon ties her to the new police chief and a man from her past.Tragedy then shakes up the small town when a teenager dies after taking a strange new drug.Now,the seasoned LA cop must hunt down the dealer while investigating the most important case of her life,one that could divide her tranqill town.

TITLE: ON HER FATHER’S GRAVE

AUTHOR: KENDRA ELLIOT