FRIENDS BECOMING DEADLY AS YOUR ENEMIES

It was a crime so brutal it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops.The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase,but convicting the alleged killer – Karl Dahl would be a start.Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way.Her ruling that Dahl’s prior criminal record is inadmissible as evidence against him raises a public outcry and puts the judge in grave danger.When an unknown assailant attacks Carey in a parking garage, two of the city’s top cops are called in to investigate and keep the judge from further harm.Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come,and his wisecracking partner,Nikki Liska,isn’t far behind. Neither detective wants to be on this case,but when Karl Dahl escapes custody,everything changes, and a seemingly straightforward case cartwheels out of control.The stakes are raised when the judge is kidnapped from her home even as the police sit outside watching her house.Now Kovac and Liska must navigate through a maze of suspects that include the stepson of a murder victim,a husband with a secret life,and a rogue cop looking for revenge where the justice system failed. With no time to spare,the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors,where no one is whom they seem,and everyone is guilty of something.

AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG

TITLE:  DEAD SKY

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A BRUTAL KIDNAPPING SPREE

When Myron’s ex tells him he’s a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy.
 A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough.But Emily Downing’s news brings Myron to his knees.Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant from a donor who has vanished without a trace.Then comes the real shocker:Jeremy is Myron’s son,conceived the night before Emily’s wedding to another man.Myron is determined to help him.But finding the missing donor means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family,a brutal kidnapping spree,and the FBI.And as doubts emerge about Jeremy’s true paternity,a child vanishes,igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.

AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN

TITLE: DARKEST FEAR

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MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR

A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer’s murder.A washed up Hollywood actor gets one last,high-stakes chance to revive his career.A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for.Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats.

AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER

TITLE: TROUBLE MIND

THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart By Peter Swanson

George Foss never thought he’d see her again,but on a late August night in Boston,there she is,in his local bar,Jack’s Tavern.

When George first met her,she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum,Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester,so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break.But, as he stood in the living room of the girl’s grieving parents,he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece the one who had committed suicide  was not his girlfriend.Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved and of the things she may have done to escape her past.
Now, twenty years later,she’s back,and she’s telling George that he’s the only one who can help her…

AUTHOR: PETER SWANSON

TITLE: THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART

DOUBLE VISION

New from the author of Color Blind…FBI profiler Jenna Ramey has synesthesia, a neurological condition that causes perceptions of color to flash through her mind, triggered by seemingly unrelated stimuli. But she has learned to understand and interpret these associations.They help her do her job.They can help save lives…A little girl has witnessed a mass shooting. What she knows may be the key to finding the man responsible. Jenna has been tasked with drawing her out, figuring out what she saw,what she remembers,what it means.                                                           But Molly is an unusual child.She is sweet and bright,and eager to help,but she has a quirk of her own: an intense preoccupation with numbers.It helps her notice things that others don’t.It also leads Jenna into a maze of speculation that could turn into a wild goose chase while the body count continues to rise.Jenna and Molly view the world through their own filters.In some ways,they speak different languages. Now Jenna must learn to communicate, to break Molly’s code,to understand the mind of a murderer.

AUTHOR: COLBY  MARSHALL

TITLE: DOUBLE VISION

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BE CAREFUL

THE PERSON YOU TOOK FOR GRANTED TODAY,MAY TURN OUT TO BE THE PERSON YOU NEED TOMORROW. BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE.

JUST BE

BE STRONG BUT NOT RUDE.

BE KIND BUT NOT WEAK.

BE BOLD BUT NOT BULLY.

BE HUMBLE BUT NOT TIMID.

BE PROUD BUT NOT ARROGANT.

BLOOD ON THE WATER

London’s grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary,which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers.The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police,Monk should handle the case,but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die.But almost as quickly,Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara,though a nasty piece of work,was elsewhere at the time of the blast.The investigation, now in complete disarray,is hastily turned over to Monk.
 
Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal,which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship,and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman? Backed up by his astute wife,Hester,and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone,Monk vows to find answers but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue,his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged.Events twist and turn like the Thames itself,leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes,perhaps too late,that he is the next target.

AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY

TITLE: BLOOD ON THE WATER 

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AUDACITY

A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power,Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions, Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For years, Clara devotes herself to the labor fight, speaking up for those who suffer in silence. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike,organize, and unionize,culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000.

AUTHOR: MELANIE CROWDER

TITLE: AUDACITY

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SWEET ONE

When a senior Aboriginal war veteran dies horribly at the hands of state government authorities,Izzy,a journalist and daughter of a war veteran herself,flies to the goldfields of Western Australia to cover his death.But Izzy is about to learn that for every action there is an equal and bloody reaction.On the trail of the vigilantes,she finds herself embedded in a secret war that is finally,irrevocably,going to explode to the surface.

                      TITLE:  SWEET ONE

AUTHOR: PETER DOCKER

WE SHALL NOT SLEEP

After four long years, peace is finally in sight.But chaplain Joseph Reavley and his sister Judith, an ambulance driver on the Western Front,are more hard pressed than ever.Behind the lines,violence is increasing: soldiers are abusing German prisoners, a nurse has been raped and murdered,and the sinister ideologue called the Peacemaker now threatens to undermine the peace just as he did the war.Then Matthew,the third Reavley sibling and an intelligence expert,suddenly arrives at the front with startling news.The Peacemaker’s German counterpart has offered to go to England and expose his co-conspirator as a traitor.But with war still raging and prejudices inflamed,such a journey would be fraught with hazards,especially since the Peacemaker has secret informers everywhere,even on the battlefield.

TITLE: WE SHALL NOT SLEEP

AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY

THE REVERSAL

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder After 24 years in prison,convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty,and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.Together,Botch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger.Opposing them is Jessup,now out on bail,a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media,and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.With the odds and the evidence against them,Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

TITLE: THE REVERSAL

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONELLY

BONES NEVER LIE

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.

But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

TITLE: BONES NEVER LIE

AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS

VIRALS

Adventure is in Tory Brennan’s blood.After all,she’s the grandniece of world famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.Always up for a challenge,Tory and her science geek friends spend their time exploring the marshlands of Loggerhead Island Research Institute,where something strange is going on.

Rescuing a stray wolf dog pup from a top secret lab, Tory and her friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus,changing them and their DNA forever.Now they are more than friends.They are a pack.They are virals.And they’re dangerous to the core.But are they unstoppable enough to catch a cold- blooded murderer?

TITLE: VIRALS

AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS

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