THE SUCCESSOR

Make-or-break decisions involving millions of dollars are all in a day’s work for Christian Gillette, chairman of Everest Capital, New York’s most renowned private equity firm. He’s taken on the toughest, most powerful, and often most dangerous adversaries and prevailed–all the while honing his skill for being cool under fire, literally. But now Gillette will be put to the ultimate test. He’s offered the chance to seal a deal unlike any other, one that goes beyond boardrooms, balance sheets, and even Everest itself–one that will leave its mark on history.

Gillette is no stranger to Jesse Wood, the first African American president of the United States, having been Wood’s chosen running mate in his historic bid for the White House. Though still slightly upset over being dropped from the ticket at the eleventh hour, Gillette’s not about to ignore the chief executive’s summons to a top-secret meeting at Camp David. There, Wood drops a bombshell: The president of Cuba is dead. Cuba’s communist regime has kept the dictator’s demise hush while it races to fill the power vacuum. And the United States is poised to support a cabal of Cuban professionals plotting a coup. The President wants Gillette to meet with the conspirators and size up the chances for a successful capitalist revolution. But by no means can his mission be traced back to the White House. If anything goes wrong, Gillette is on his own.

And if certain people have their way, something will go wrong. For the conspiracy to liberate Cuba isn’t the only one afoot. Enemies in high places, who will go to any lengths to wreak revenge on Gillette and to unseat President Wood, have set in motion a campaign of deception, sabotage, and murder whose shockwaves will resonate from the streets of Havana to the Oval Office. But for Gillette, who has just named his alluring and ambitious protégé, Allison Wallace, as his successor at Everest, the greatest peril may lie much closer to home.

TITLE: THE SUCCESSOR

AUTHOR: STEPHEN FREY

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

DUST TO DUST

The death of internal affairs investigator Andy Paxton is a potential political bomb for the Minneapolis Police Department…

Andy Paxton was gay and he was investigating a possible cop connection in the brutal murder of another gay officer. But Andy’s death looks like suicide, or an unfortunate and embarrassing accident, and the pressure is on from the top brass to close the case as soon as possible. But the investigation’s lead detective Sam Kovac is not convinced the case is as straightforward as it appears. As he digs deeper, it is looking very much like Paxton discovered something that got him killed. And he might not be the final victim…

TITLE: DUST TO DUST

AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG

GONE TOMORROW : FACE YOUR WORST ENEMY IN THE EYE

Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

TITLE: GONE TOMORROW

AUTHOR: LEE CHILD

AND NEVER LET HER GO

The shattering crime story that shocked the nation: the Thomas Capano murder case

On a June evening in 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished without a trace following a restaurant rendezvous with her secret lover of more than two years: Thomas Capano. One of Wilmington’s most prominent and respected figures, a millionaire attorney and former state prosecutor, “Tommy” was a charming, soft spoken family man. But in the weeks and months that followed Fahey’s disappearance, investigators would gradually uncover the shocking truth: Capano was a steely manipulator driven by power and greed — and capable of brutal murder. In a riveting narrative expertly documented by probing interviews, diary entries, and email correspondence, and with superb insight into the twisted motivations of a killer, Ann Rule chronicles a real-life drama of Shakespearean proportions: ambitions fall, love turns to obsession, family names are tainted, the façade of success crumbles — and a beautiful but vulnerable young woman pays the ultimate price in a convoluted and deadly relationship.

TITLE: AND NEVER LET HER GO

AUTHOR: ANN RULE

ABSOLUTION: WHO WOULD YOU TRUST? A POLICE OFFICE OR A PRIEST

THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE……GETS WORSE

Vulnerable young women let a serial killer into their homes because they trust him.The killer tortures them,kills them and takes a gruesome trophy.IS THE KILLER A PRIEST?
Everyone has something to hide.Some of the darkest secrets reside in a parish church.A tip from a prostitute leads New Orleans Detective Frank Renzi to believe the killer may be a priest.A ruthless stalker,the serial killer uses his position to snare more women.With Renzi hot on his trail,he persuades a teenage girl to help him escape.
Will Renzi be able to save her?

TITLE: ABSOLUTION

AUTHOR: SUSAN FLEET

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

TITLE: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

AUTHOR: ANTHONY DOERR

THE FROZEN DEAD

Commandant Servaz,a top-notch investigator for the city of Toulouse, France,at the foot of the Pyrenees,relies more on his gut that on science.Servaz is annoyed when he is called away from an investigation to a new crime scene at the hydroelectric plant of Arruns,so high above sea level that the only way to reach it is by cable car.A beheaded body is hanged on the upper deck;it is not human body,however,but rather that of a thoroughbred horse.

This disturbing scene only gets more disturbing when DNA of an inmate at Institute Wargnier,the nearby psychiatric prison,is found on the horse.This case gets priority as the horse belonged to Eric Lombard,CEO of multinational company and member of a very influential family with strong political ties to the area. In a parallel story,Diane Berg,a new psychologist,has arrived at the institute and is not entirely welcome,especially after she uncovers flagrant mistreatment of the prisoners.

The pervasiveness of evil in this tense and disturbing novel makes for a very compelling realind.

TITLE: THE FROZEN DEAD

AUTHOR: BERNARD MINIER

PANIC

Leopold Blake,expert criminology consultant for the FBI,had his weekend all planned out and it didn’t involve dealing with a murdered senator,a high profile kidnapping,and at least three near death experiences.

Three politicians have been murdered in as many weeks,all expertly dispatched,and only Leopold can get to the bottom of it.Unfortunately,as all hell break loose,on the streets of New York City,he soon finds himself the next target of a powerful enemy who wants him silenced.Permanently. Against a backdrop of political corruption and murder,Leopold and his team must fight for their lives to uncover the truth before it’s too late.

TITLE: PANIC

AUTHOR: NICK STEPHENSON

THE AFFAIR : A CRIME SCENE. A COVER UP

Everything starts somewhere.For elite military cop Jack Reacher,that somewhere was canter crossing,Mississippi,way back in 1997.

A lonely railroad track.A crime scene.A cover up.A young woman was dead,and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base.But that has powerful friends in Washington.Reacher is ordered undercover to find out everything he can and then to vanish.But when he gets to canter crossing,Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux,who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets.Uncertain they can trust each other,they reluctantly join forces.Finding unexpected layers of the case,Reacher works to uncover the truth,while others try to bury it forever.The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission and turn him into a man to be feared.

TITLE: THE AFFAIR

AUTHOR: LEE CHILD

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