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New Arrivals - Suspense
"By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy are matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children but by his blood: he is a Spanish Pope in a city of Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women, and power must use papcy and family -- in particular his oldest son, Cesare, and his daughter, Lucrezia, in order to succeed."--Book jacket blurb.
FBI agent John O'Hara and Special Agent Sarah Brubaker hunt an ingenious pair of serial killers whose victims all seem to be newlyweds.
When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick, Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game. It isn't long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily's terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her.
Visited by a high-powered attorney who has initiated a clemency petition on her behalf and who is also the mother of her victim, death-row inmate Noa is slowly persuaded to share the events surrounding the murder in spite of her reluctance to reveal the whole story or have her life extended.
Renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the sniper-killing of a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.
Married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock are in their most challenging case yet: an investigation into the killings of some of Washington's most prominent figures.
Catholic herald William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, is the custodian of a highly dangerous document. When it is stolen, Clarenceux enters a nightmare of suspicion, deception, and conspiracy. As England teeters on the brink of a bloody conflict, Clarenceux knows the fate of his country and countless lives will be determined by his actions. The roots of betrayal are deep and shocking, and Clarenceux's journey towards the truth entails not just the discovery of clues and signs, but also of himself.
Berlin, 1948. Still occupied by the four Allied powers and largely in ruins, the city has become the cockpit of a new Cold War. The legacies of the war have become entangled in the new Soviet-American conflict, creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties -- a paradise for spies. As spring unfolds, a Western withdrawal appears increasingly likely. Berlin's German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviet forces who occupy half the city, and whose legacy of violence has ripped apart many families.
Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
"Sara McMillan is still searching for Rebecca, the mysterious woman whose dark, erotic journal entries both enthralled and frightened her. Tormented by a strong desire to indulge the demands of her new boss while also drawn deeper into her passionate bond with the troubled artist, Chris Merit, Sara must face a past as deeply haunting as Rebecca?s written words. In one man?s arms, Sara will find the safe haven to reveal her most intimate secrets and explore her darkest fantasies. But is safety just an illusion, when the truth about Rebecca has yet to be discovered?"--From publisher description.
Odd Thomas journeys through California and Nevada after a vision about the murders of three children, an effort throughout which he befriends a series of eccentric helpers who become allies in a battle against a sociopath and a network of killers.
Pitted against a powerful family when he reopens the scandalous case of a young woman's unsolved murder, George Becket is forced to confront a haunting mistake from his own past while outmaneuvering wealth-driven corruption.
Psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie has a true desire to help people put their demons at rest. But she has demons of her own, some she can barely think about and some she can't even remember. When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her, and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her own traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.
Chris Teller may be the best in the intelligence business, but that doesn?t mean he?s the most popular. Far from it, in fact. While he may be a threat to the status quo, however, the only thing saving him from expulsion is an even greater threat to his country, one that?s already within our borders. With Mexico descending into anarchy, the drug cartels have kicked up the heat, allying with Hezbollah and the Iranian secret service in a plot aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the United States of America. As Teller races to unravel the plot, he discovers that the most dangerous and pernicious enemies are not bloodthirsty drug lords, but a terrifying and treasonous cabal within the U.S. government itself.
Retiring to a seacoast village after a life in various war zones, French Foreign Legion-trained mercenary, Dell, and military nurse, Dolly, foster local teens before the shooting of a popular boy reveals a brutal rite of passage imposed on vulnerable girls.
When her childhood friend's husband and two children are killed in a suspicious car accident, Amish community member Kate Burkholder maintains a vigil by a grievously injured survivor who may hold answers before investigating a brutal killer who makes her question everything about her Amish culture.
"High-powered businessman Cameron Shaw doesn't believe in love?until he falls head over heels for beautiful, passionate, and intensely private Martina. She's perfect in so many ways, immediately bonding with his little girl. Martina could be his future bride and a delightful stepmother, if only Cameron weren't blinded by his belief that Shelly, the gold-digging woman he's promised to marry, is pregnant with his child. No matter how much his friends protest his upcoming marriage to Shelly, Cameron knows he has a duty to his children, so he's determined to see it through. Will he find out in time that Shelly's lying and Marti's the one who's actually carrying his child? It'll come down to the day of his wedding. After choosing Shelly over Marti at every turn, will he convince Marti she's his world and the only woman he wants?"--From publisher description.
Dr. Jace Rawlings' open-heart surgery patients hover between life and death. But the messages they bring back following their near-death experiences predict the deaths of people around him and point a finger of suspicion straight at him. Facing a firestorm of controversy and danger, Dr. Rawlings had come to Kenya to establish a heart-surgery program for the poor, but the turmoil of political intrigue and spiritual warfare will put his marriage, career, and even his life at risk.
The star of a dated American soap opera, now a hot primetime show in France, has a new lease on life when he moves to Paris. He draws into his narcissistic web four women, but soon his penchant for violence, sex, and megalomania erupts into full-blown war.
When a scientist discovers a possible way to tap an unlimited energy source using machines that cause massive earthquakes, Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and their NUMA teammates race against time to locate the scientist's machines and to prevent catastrophic disasters.
In the shadow of the Soviet takeover, a veteran of the First World War tracks a missing girl across frozen Russia after she is kidnapped by a skillful hunter who is using the child as bait in a perverse game.
Just when it seems that international crook Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill--if the two don't kill each other first.
Lawyer and ex-convict Landon Reed, desperate to prove his worth, takes a high-profile murder case, but when his boss and other lawyers in the firm are murdered, Landon must find the killer before he become the next target.
When a lost Mormon child wanders into Absaroka County, the intrepid Wyoming sheriff teams up with feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear on a high plains scavenger hunt that leads them to a violent interstate polygamy group.
In 1944, an FBI junior agent is dispatched by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate Capone's organization, an effort that is compromised by Capone's haunted memories of prison and declining health.