Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reading Ahead: April 2017, part 2

Two new installments to established series are due out next month, as well as a new novel (and potential new series launch) from a long-time reader favorite. Curious? Read on!

Golden Prey, by John Sandford. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas Davenport (last seen in Extreme Prey, 2016) is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him, even when they lead him into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control. Neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he’s just another large target.

The Lost Order, by Steve Berry. The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure―one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. And former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone (The 14th Colony, etc.) finds himself embroiled more deeply in this battle than he ever could have imagined.

No Easy Target, by Iris Johansen. Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. And so those creatures became her only friends, her only joy during a desolate childhood. Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to the animals and under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed and there are those who would use them for their own purposes. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone’s game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them.
When John Lassiter breaks into Margaret’s apartment, she vanishes again, but Lassiter has good reason to be persistent. As a CIA operative, he owes his life to his men, one of whom is being held captive by an unrelenting enemy―an enemy who has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that Lassiter must control her to use her as bait. And Margaret must prove, once and for all, that she's no easy target.

1 comment:

ckubala said...

Just finished reading No Easy Target and think your review is right on.

Stumbled across your recommendations in a google search and am pleased to find such a great blog hosted by one of our fine Connecticut Libraries.

I'll be back to see what else Trumbull Is Reading.