Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Dozen Hot Thrills for a Hot Summer

Here for your reading consideration are a dozen of hot thrillers/suspense novels. Perhaps one of these new releases will be the perfect reading choice for your hot summer:

by John Verdon

"The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which ten years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto."

by John Katzenbach

"After the police falter in their investigation, a retired college professor vows to track down a young woman he witnessed being snatched off the street, kidnapped by a sadistic couple who put their victim's slow torture up for public display on the Internet."
by Alafair Burke

"While investigating the suicide of sixteen-year-old Julia Whitmire, whose famous parents believe that she was murdered, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher discovers that Julia was engaged in a dangerous game of cyberbullying against an unlikely victim."

by Carsten Stroud

"Something's wrong in Niceville, where evil lives far longer than men do in a shadow world of disappearances, mysterious robberies, and disastrous events that ricochet across 20 different lives."

by Lars Kepler

"On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?"

by Kean Zimmerman

"It is 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine van Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond."

by Ridley Pearson

"When a Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight and his one-man security detail goes missing, the security firm Rutherford Risk hires two unique outsiders to locate the two hostages ahead of the deadline."

by Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff

"Siri Bergman is a thirty-four-year-old psychologist who works in central Stockholm and lives alone in an isolated cottage out of the city. She has a troublesome secret in her past and has been trying to move on with her life. Terrified of the dark, she leaves all the lights on when she goes to bed-having a few glasses of wine each night to calm her nerves-but she can't shake the feeling that someone is watching her through the blackened windows at night."

by Rebecca Cantrell

"Journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland with her son Anton to cover the 1938 St. Martin festival when she hears that 12,000 Polish Jews have been deported from Germany. Hannah drops everything to get the story on the refugees, and walks directly into danger."

by Stephen White

"A gripping thriller about the one devastating secret that could cost Alan Gregory everything - the first of the dramatic two-part conclusion to his acclaimed bestselling series, following The Last Lie. Alan is finally beginning to feel settled but that is about to change. Authorities have reopened their investigation into the suicide death of a woman that Alan and his equally culpable friend Sam caused. Now the trail that leads back to them, once cold, has turned white-hot."

Jack 1939 (M)
by Francine Mathews

"Tapped by President Franklin Roosevelt to travel to Europe and learn
what the Nazis are actually planning, 22-year-old John F. Kennedy, a sickly and unpromising second son of Roosevelt's Ambassador to Britain, becomes embroiled in the President's high-stakes effort to stop the flow of German money that is influencing the 1940 U.S. election."

The Fallen Angel (M)
by Daniel Silva

"When a body is found beneath Michelangelo's dome, Gabriel Allon is summoned to secretly investigate the death that has been ruled a suicide--a case that brings about an unthinkable act of sabotage."

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