Thursday, February 4, 2016

Reading Ahead: March 2016, part 2

Need something new to read? When in doubt, reach for a new suspense or thriller novel! March is packed with new titles just waiting for you!

The Steel Kiss, by Jeffery Deaver. I have a bit of a soft spot when it comes to Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series; The Bone Collector was one of the first novels I read after starting here at the Trumbull Library (part time, many moons ago, just out of college), and it's still a favorite of mine all these years later.
So I'd feel remiss if I didn't share a new installment in the series, coming out next month.
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer, chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity--and discover his mission--before more people die.

The Travelers, by Chris Pavone. Pavone, best-selling author of The Accident and The Expats, returns here with a spy novel like no other. Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

Gone Again, by James Grippando. Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager’s disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi’s clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle’s execution, Sashi’s mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: “Sashi called me.”

The police dismiss the call as a cruel hoax. The State Attorney refuses to consider the new evidence, insisting the case is closed. The governor has already signed the death warrant. An innocent man may be executed and time is running out—unless his lawyers can locate Sashi. And Jack, being a man of principle who believes in justice, jumps into action, only to find that neither the victim, nor her supposed kidnapper, are who they once appeared to be.
This is on my reading list, I hope it's on yours, too!

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