Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Reading Ahead: October, 2016

Fall is upon us, ready or not, and there are dozens of new titles slated for arrival to our shelves. So, naturally, I've curated a list of titles I know that readers will be clamoring for in short order! Here are a few to whet your appetites.

The Whistler, by John Grisham. Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. Grisham is a huge reader favorite, and library patrons have been asking after this for months. The wait is almost over! Also available in Large Print.

Order to Kill, by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills. According to fans, Kyle Mills is doing quite an admirable job stepping into the late Vince Flynn's considerable shoes and continuing Flynn's long-running Mitch Rapp series. Here, following The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman. Soon, it becomes alarmingly clear that the forces in Moscow are bent on fomenting even more chaos and turmoil in the Middle East, and Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit. There, he uncovers a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Obsidian Chamber, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. I'm almost caught up with this duo's Special Agent Pendergast series, so it's with some relief that I share another new title in the series. After the harrowing final confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts at the end of 2015's Crimson Shore, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. It is Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, who springs into action, tracking Constance and her captor across the globe, praying he won't be too late. These thrillers are always full of the most incredible plot twists--I can't wait!

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