New Arrivals - Suspense
An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present. In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears, and Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late to save the next victim.
Reynolds Packard's life is the way he likes it--dreary and uneventful. A down-at-heels limo driver who lives in a run-down house in the woods, Pack's only friend is his ex-state trooper cousin, Millie. Then, into his life barrels a girl he had never expected to see again--the daughter he'd given up fifteen years before. Vida, now a twenty-year old Iraqi war vereran, is AWOL, and running for her life. Desperate, she has come to Pack for help. She believes an American soldier in Iraq killed her best friend, and is now coming after her.
The future looks bright for Boston couple John Bodine and Ruby Dawes. John's online gaming business is growing and they're talking about starting a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis and their cut-rate insurance won't cover the treatment she desperately needs, John makes a risky move. He steals a customer's identity and files a false claim for Ruby's medication. The plan works perfectly until the customer in question contacts John with a startling proposition. If John and Ruby play a little game he's devised, he won't report their fraud.
"Magic uses blood-- a lot of it. The more that?s used, the more powerful the effect, so mages find ?volunteers? to fuel their spells. Lem, however, is different. Long ago he set up a rule that lets him sleep at night: never use anyone?s blood but your own. He?s grifting through life as a Trickster, performing only small Glamours like turning one-dollar bills into twenties. He and his sidekick, Mags, aren?t doing well, but they?re getting by. That is, until they find young Claire Mannice-- bound and gagged, imprisoned in a car?s trunk, and covered with invisible rune tattoos. Lem turns to his estranged mentor for help, but what they've uncovered is more terrifying than anybody could have imagined. Mika Renar, the most dangerous Archmage in the world, is preparing to use an ocean of blood to cast her dreams into reality-- and Lem just got in her way"--P.  of cover.
Chaos erupts at the U.S. Supreme Court when an assassin guns down six justices as they are hearing a case. Solicitor General Jefferson McKenna, the government's top lawyer in the Supreme Court, is appointed to the multiagency commission investigating the murders. As Congress draws battle lines over who will replace the slain justices, the commission follows clue after clue, each one pointing to an unlikely suspect: McKenna himself.
Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.
"When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-thirties and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport, to be joined shortly by other extremely interested and elusive parties. He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft. To contend with all this will require every gram of his skill, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, especially when offense and defense soon become meaningless terms. And as he maneuvers these exceedingly slippery slopes, he relives the botched bank robbery in Kuala Lumpur five years earlier that has now landed him this unwanted new assignment"--From publisher description.
Follows the efforts of feisty reporter Alessandra Russo to cover the sensational trial of a defendant regarded as both a terrorist and a messiah, a pursuit that causes her to be singled out for unwanted attention and set up for murder.
Winnie Parker, mother to an angst-ridden teenage daughter and ex-wife to a successful game show host who left her for a twenty-something contestant, begins a normal day in her hum-drum existence by dropping her car off at the repair shop. After accepting what she believes is a ride to pick up her rental car, Winnie realizes too late that she's been kidnapped. What follows is a riveting psychological game of cat and mouse set in the kidnapper's tropically heated house?kept that way for Cookie, a menacing seven-foot long Iguana headquartered in the kitchen.
A tentative peace between Israel and Palentine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce -- a clandestine team operating outside of U.S. law to protect the country from terrorism -- gets word of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty. The Taskforce must devote every resource to saving his life -- and preventing another bloody outbreak of violence.
Returning to the working-class Irish-American community of her childhood in South Buffalo, homicide detective Absalom Kearney begins receiving cryptic messages from a twisted serial killer only to find her investigation stymied by her own colleagues.
Pulled from home country duty to carry out a covert mission to assassinate a roadside bomber in the Middle East, a talented surveillance operative engages in a painstaking process to save lives while working under a constant threat of disavowal.
Haunted by the slaughter of the fellow members of his FBI Hostage Rescue Team in an ambush in which he was the sole survivor, Web London becomes the target of an investigation into the incident and joins forces with an unlikely ally to find the killer of his friends.
"Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn -- when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them -- the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost"--P.  of cover.
In a post-apocalyptic world where those who dwell within the Dome are safe, and those who live outside struggle to survive, Pressia decodes secrets from the past in an effort to set the Wretches free of their fusings forever.
Discovering that the U.S. is being targeted by a secret and lethal conspiracy, disgraced television host Jack Hatfield taps the expertise of an idealistic staffer from the Office of Naval Intelligence to expose an imminent biochemical attack.
Resolving to reunite with her missing physicist husband as Mumbai is evacuated in the wake of a nuclear threat, statistician Sarita journeys through the surreal landscape of a dangerous near-abandoned city and meets an incarnation of the patron goddess Devi Ma.
Inheriting her late father's exclusive club in 1945, Wren plans on avoiding the club's more illicit former activities of prostitution, illegal gambling and other vices in spite of her mother's concerns that Wren is more like her father than she realizes.
"Piper McKenna would be overjoyed at the sight of her estranged brother, except that he's covered in blood. She knows he's innocent, but can they prove it?"--Provided by publisher.
When his boss rises to one of the most powerful men in the world as the innovator of an anti-gravity technology in the aftermath of a San Francisco earthquake, Michael Ares struggles to solve the murders of his daughter and friend.
In the wake of a series of baffling murders committed by children, anthropologist Hesketh Lock investigates a scandal in the Taiwan timber industry and wonders at his stepson's odd behavior before making a shocking connection upon the death of his Taiwan contact.
"On a wintry morning, in the remote Adirondack village of Wedeskyull, New York, Nora Hamilton wakes to find her life utterly changed: her rock-solid policeman husband has committed suicide. The life that Nora has grown to know and love in her husband's peaceful hometown is gone. And almost immediately, the pieces don't add up: solid as an oak Brendan was prescribed sedatives a week earlier, an odd local mechanic tells Nora strange stories about her husband's past, Brendan's coworkers on the police force are keeping an eye on her, as is a genial local reporter, hot on the trail of an explosive expose. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband -- even as this insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried"-- Provided by publisher.
Lilian Campbell and her best friend and lover, Ada Strauss, are woken early by the sound of sirens: the local nursing home, Nillewaug Village, is ablaze. The police and fire chiefs find evidence to suggest the fire was accidental, but Detective Mattie Perez can?t help but wonder why the smoke alarms didn?t work. Soon, it?s looking less like accident and more like arson . . . and Lil and Ada are swept up into an investigation that grows increasingly more complex, and frightening, by the hour.
When the death of a respected professor's wife reveals an illicit relationship between a student and his teacher, Atherton University becomes the scene of ever escalating intrigue, speculation, dark desires, fear, and violence.