Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Reading Ahead: November 2016, part 3

If the coming nip in the air has you craving thrills and adventure, read on!

Cross the Line, by James Patterson. Patterson may be running the risk of publishing faster than his readers can read, but if you're anxiously anticipating the new Alex Cross novel, your wait is nearly over. Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread--the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos. Also available in Large Print.

Odessa Sea, by Clive Cussler. Cussler's long-running Dirk Pitt adventure series returns here with an elaborate mystery that just gets deeper as you go. Pitt is in the Black Sea helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday from a nearby freighter. When he arrives, however, there are no survivors, just the smell of sulfur on the silent ship. A blast at the stern quickly sinks the ship, nearly taking Pitt with it. The more he searches for the secret of the death ship, the deeper the rabbit hole goes. The Romanov Empire, the Cold War, Ukrainian rebels all collide in what may be the most dangerous challenge in Pitt's career. Also available in Large Print

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