Anne Murphy is the redheaded rookie at the Philadelphia law firm of Rosato & Associates,and one morning she wakes up to front-page headlines proclaiming lawyer murdered above her own picture.If she wants to stay alive,she’s got to play dead.She’ll have to trust people she barely knows colleagues who hate her,homicide cops who want her out of the crime-fighting business,and a new love who inconveniently happens to be opposing counsel.But her knack for courting trouble makes it almost impossible for Anne to play well with others,and an unexpected event places her in lethal jeopardy and leaves her with everything to lose.
AUTHOR: LISA SCOTTOLINE
TITLE: COURTING TROUBLE
A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.But since Banks is away on holiday in San Francisco,his partner,Annie Cabbot,steps in.The woman tells Annie that she’s found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter,Erin,a punishable offense under English law.
When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon,the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control.But trouble is only beginning for Annie,the Eastvale force,and Banks and this time,the fallout may finally do the iconoclastic inspector in.It turns out that Erin’s best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks,the DCI’s daughter,who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun,a very bad boy indeed.Thrust into a complicated and dangerous case intertwining the personal and the professional as never before,Annie and Banks a bit of a bad boy himself must risk everything to outsmart a smooth and devious psychopath.Both Annie and Banks understand that it’s not just his career hanging in the balance,it’s also his daughter’s life.
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON
TITLE: BAD BOY
In the emergency room Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson stand at the mercy of a gunman who declares,”If he dies,everyone here dies.”At the end of the evening three men lie dead.One of them is a police officer Mark and a surgeon,Dr. Anna King,couldn’t save.The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.Their threat of revenge puts the lives of Mark,Kelly and others at risk.It isn’t long before the shootings began and Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer,yet still a potential victim.Because of Kelly’s growing love for Mark,she is hurt when he turns to his high school sweetheart,now an attorney,for help.Who is the shooter? And can Mark find out before he becomes the next victim?
AUTHOR: RICHARD L. MABRY, M.D.
TITLE: FATAL TRAUMA
Bampton,Derbyshire,January 1978.Two girls go missing: Rachel Jones returns,Sophie Jenkins is never found.Thirty years later:Sophie Jenkins’ mother commits suicide.Rachel Jones has tried to put the past behind her and move on with her life.But news of the suicide re-opens old wounds and Rachel realises that the only way she can have a future is to finally discover what really happened all those years ago.This is a story about loss and family secrets,and how often the very darkest secrets are those that are closest to you.
AUTHOR: SARAH WARD
TITLE: IN BITTER CHILL
In-between the world where time had no power over reason.We fell in love.We fell hard.But then we woke up. And it was over ..She is a woman divided.Her past present,and future are as twisted as the lies she’s lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth,she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy….He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer.He accepts no rules,obeys no one,and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him.And now he has stolen her,body and soul.Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?
AUTHOR: PEPPER WINTERS
TITLE: RUIN AND RULE
The killing just won’t stop as a ruthless psychopath revisits his greatest obsession but this time,a Richmond,Virginia homicide detective is determined to stop him in his bloody tracks. An aspiring artist. A high-school senior.A stripper. Three missing women with only one thing in common,wealthy Craig Thornton knew them all.For that,they paid the ultimate price.When Craig’s widow,Adrianna,begins to receive cards and flowers from her late husband,she assumes it’s someone’s cruel joke.Then grisly remains are found on the Thornton estate.Detective Gage Hudson believes the bodies are linked to Craig.But the biggest shocks are yet to come.A psychopath has resumed his work,each death a prelude to his most cherished target.The only way to stop him is to uncover a family’s dark past and a twisted love someone will kill for,again and again. .
AUTHOR: MARY BURTON
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
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
A cold case reopened. A murderer re-emerging more deadly than ever before…
Baltimore Homicide Detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure.And,despite it all,she’s still a fighter.When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice,she’s determined to put the past to rights,even when she becomes a target.It’s former Marine Clay Maynard’s job to see the risk in every situation,but he doesn’t have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie.Since the minute he first saw her,Clay has wanted to protect the wounded officer,and he started loving her not long after that.So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath,Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive.That is, f he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose and something terrifying to hide…
AUTHOR: KAREN ROSE
TITLE: WATCH YOUR BACK