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New Arrivals - Suspense

An old case makes Detective Inspector Louisa Smith some new enemies in this spellbinding second installment of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes's Briarstone crime series that combines literary suspense and page-turning thrills.

Though divided by centuries, two women -- a Jacobite exile and an amateur codebreaker -- are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

"The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting, and could even bring down the US economy. There is a surprising truth to this possibility a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry, in his new thriller, The Patriot Threat. His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files the kind that could bring the United States to its knees, Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and suspense is 90% fact and 10% exciting speculation, a provocative thriller that poses a dangerous question. What if the federal income tax is illegal?"--Publisher.

Kathryn Lyon's perfect life takes a jolting nose-dive after news of a fatal mid-air explosion aboard a plane piloted by her husband. The tension increases when the black box is recovered and reveals shocking rumors that the crash may have been caused by her husband. Could her husband have secretly been a terrorist? Was her entire life with him a lie?

Gabriel Allon learns of the disappearance of a suspected double agent who recently saved his life, a situation for which British intelligence blames Allon, due to his enabling the man's alleged activities.

Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, assuming it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's teenage daughter, Sheridan, receives a text message with a staggering implication: that April, the foster daughter thought to have died 6 years ago in a massacre, is still alive. If it really is April who's texting, she's in danger, and for Pickett, the only thing worse than losing her the first time would be losing her again. Pickett must negotiate FBI politics, recruit his fugitive friend Nate Romanowski, and take a crash course in cell-phone-tracking technology to find her.

Medical researcher and sometime spy, Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, and two colleagues face a plot to unleash a deadly disease on an unsuspecting populace.

"It was once called America, but now it is just 'the Republic.' Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities"--Dust jacket.

"It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane "CJ" Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong"--Provided by publisher.

When China's friend Jo dies of an apparent suicide, China looks behind the quaint facade of Pecan Springs and takes a suspicious look at everyone.

Child psychologist Alex Delaware returns in a story that begins with a childlike chant and finishes with Alex at the end of a chain of unexpected deaths.

In the sequel to Secrets in the Attic , Alice, whose mother is a murderer confined to a mental institution, is sent to live with her aunt Zipporah following a tragic accident on prom night, but when she visits the asylum where her mother lives, her own mysterious past begins to unfold in terrifying detail.

"From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer--the perfectly sympathetic antihero--that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo's crime kingpin, "fixing" anyone who causes him trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss's business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you've fallen in love with his wife..."-- Provided by publisher.

Returning to her Texas hometown as a shrewd attorney, the daughter of a murdered woman investigates her mother's death and uncovers evidence that one of three powerful men might have been the killer.

Mojo Sheepshanks, surviving a mysterious tragedy, is seeing ghosts--the real, ectoplasmic kind--and turning up baffling clues to her real identity; she'll need all her savvy to keep someone from burying her for keeps.

"Jack Bannister and his team of investigators take on the most high-profile criminal case in the country - the assassination attempt of popular presidential candidate John Taylor in Downtown Denver. The Taylor family, fifth-generation ranchers in South Park, Colorado hire Bannister when the investigation stalls. As the shooting brings the family together, family matriarch Lora Rose Taylor begins to share a few secrets of her own. The investigation leads them through the secretive world of high finance and power politics. A reclusive billionaire investor has been quietly buying up old uranium claims throughout Western Colorado in anticipation of gaining a corner on the American market. Before the investigation can uncover the shooter, the investors private security team of ex-commandos is exposed and the search takes a dramatic turn into violence and kidnapping. The trail ultimately uncovers a legacy of government deceit and a battle between the landowners and the mining industry."--[Page] 4 of cover.

When you've got nothing left, you've got nothing left to lose. Cass County, Minnesota: A sheriff's deputy steps out of a diner on a rainy summer evening, and a few minutes later, he's lying dead in the mud. When BCA agent Kirk Stevens arrives on the scene, he discovers local authorities have taken into custody a single suspect: A hysterical young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy's own gun. She has no ID, speaks no English. A mystery woman. The mystery only deepens from there, as Stevens and Carla Windermere, his partner in the new joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force, find themselves on the trail of a massive international kidnapping and prostitution operation. Before the two agents are done, they will have traveled over half the country, from Montana to New York, and come face-to-face not only with the most vicious man either of them has ever encountered but also two of the most courageous women. They are sisters, stolen ones. But just because you're a victim doesn't mean you have to stay one"-- Provided by publisher.

Caroline Cashion, a professor of French literature at Georgetown University, is stunned when an MRI reveals that she has a bullet lodged near the base of her skull. It makes no sense. She has never been shot. When she confronts her parents, they initially profess bewilderment. Then, over the course of one awful evening, she learns the truth. She was adopted when she was three years old, after her real parents were murdered in cold blood. That was thirty-four years ago. Now, Caroline returns to her hometown to learn whatever she can about who her parents were and why they died.

Counterterrorism operative and shameless playboy Jamie Cooper has gone head-to-head with some formidable opponents, but none so quick-witted, free-spirited, and smokin' hot as security analyst Rhonda Burns. She lives up to her name, all fiery passion and zero inhibitions. In the wake of a sniper attack that leaves a close friend clinging to life, the duo is pegged to undertake the One-Eyed Jacks' latest security mission alone--an assignment that leads them to a top-secret desert military facility. Almost immediately, the sexual tension that has been brewing for months erupts, blindsiding Rhonda and Jamie with the intensity of their feelings. They try to play it cool, but when an elite terrorist team makes the future uncertain, they ask themselves: is it now or never?

In the savage streets and Kafkaesque corridors of Washington, D.C., in a world on the edge of its most startling spy revolution since 9/11, the Condor must elude assassins and protect those he has mentored.

"From the New York Times bestselling author of the Survivor's Club novels comes "an epic love story" (Publishers Weekly) of intrigue and deception and the promises that can break a heart... "I will love you all my life and even beyond that." Even at fifteen, Jeanne, the privileged daughter of a royalist émigré knew what she liked: Englishman Robert Blake, bastard son of a marquess. Yet his questionable birth rendered him forbidden. Forced to part, they were still young enough to believe in tomorrow. But as time passed, that brief ephemeral flirtation at Haddington Hall faded into memory. Eleven years later in Portugal, during the Peninsular Wars, they meet again, both of them spies, and destined to be working on opposing sides. He is now a captain with the British army. She is the widowed Marquesa das Minas-sometimes going by the name Joana da Fonte. However for only one of them does the flicker of recognition still burn. Amid the fury of war and in the shadow of secrets, passion flares once again. But for Joana and Robert, each entrusted to a dangerous mission that demands deception, falling in love could be the most dangerous risk of all."-- Provided by publisher.

A Vietnam veteran and trained killer, Vincent Majestyk finds peace as a farmer, growing melons, until the Mob, seeing him as an easy mark, tries to make him a victim in an extortion plot.

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