Host, by Robin Cook. Cook has dominated the medical thriller field for decades, and his latest promises to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Here, medical student Lynne Pierce is on the fast-track to the life she's dreamed of, until her otherwise healthy boyfriend goes in for routine surgery and comes out brain dead. Lynne is sure there's more to the story than the authorities are willing to admit, and she uses every resource at her disposal to dig deeper, convinced she'll find evidence of malpractice or medical error. What she finds, however, may have dire consequences for her. If you're not familiar with Cook's work, check out some of his best-known titles, like Coma and Shock, while you wait for Host's street date of October 20.
Foreign Affairs, by Stuart Woods. When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But from the start the trip seems to be cursed, plagued by suspicious “accidents” and unfortunate events, and some of Stone’s plans go up in flames—literally.