Escape Clause, by John Sandford. Sandford treats readers to a new Virgil Flowers novel next month, the first since 2014's Deadline. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others -- as Virgil is about to find out.
Missing, by James Patterson & Kathryn Fox. This latest installment in Patterson's Private series (following this summer's The Games) finds Craig Gisto promising Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find. Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost," while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Fans will get spoiled if this series continues with installments every 3-4 months!
Kill or Be Killed, by James Patterson. Patterson may actually be reaching market saturation here, competing with himself. In this new Bookshots title, Patterson includes four thrilling stories in one slim volume. There's a surprise twist during a serial killer's trial that the Women's Murder Club never saw coming. In another story, a woman's fantasy goes much too far. In a third, a band of diamond thieves are in the middle of a perfect heist...until a rival crew shows up. And finally, a tale of personal vengeance for a woman wronged. Readers looking for a quick read, this is right up your alley.