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