Thursday, January 12, 2017

Reading Ahead: February 2017, part 2

Suspense, mysteries, thrillers... These are the types of books that make your blood race even on the coldest winter days. Here are just a few to sample...

Echoes in Death, by J.D. Robb. Robb's near-future series featuring NYPSD Lietenant Eve Dallas has been gaining fans in droves over the years, so my advice would be to place your request now! On her drive home with mogul-husband Roarke one evening, Eve encounters a woman in desperate need of help following an attack. The woman is rushed to the ER but the woman's husband, brilliant orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anthony Strazza is found dead in the couple's home, all three of the house's safes wide open and empty. While it soon comes to light that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling and widely disliked, evidence does not suggest his highly traumatized wife as the culprit. Dallas and her squad must answer the question: just what does the devil look like? Also available in Large Print
Humans, Bow Down, by James Patterson, et al. A little something different from Patterson and co-writers. The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all. Also available in Large Print

Gunmetal Gray, by Mark Greaney. This bestselling co-author of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series treats readers here to a new installment to his Gray Man series (starts with 2009's The Gray Man, if you're like me and want to start a series at the beginning). After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? What follows is a high stakes cat-and-mouse that leads Gentry across Southeast Asia. Once he gets what he's after, all he'll have to do is find his own way out...
Bone Box, by Faye Kellerman. A new entry in Kellerman's Decker/Lazarus series finds Rina Lazarus making a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight. Fans are already eager, so if you're among them, place your hold now! Also available in Large Print.

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