Thursday, August 10, 2017

Reading Ahead: September 2017, part 3

Secret societies, undercover missions, and hauntings of various kinds abound in next month's roundup of suspense and thrillers.

The Romanov Ransom, by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell. Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo (last seen in 2016's Pirate) investigate a kidnapping which may be connected to the Nazi-stolen Romanov ransom, a case complicated by the heinous acts of a guerilla faction that would establish the Fourth Reich.

Vince Flynn's Enemy of the State, by Kyle Mills. Latest in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, now written by Mills, begins in the aftermath of a secret non-aggression pact that America will cover up evidence of Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks in exchange for oil, evidence of hostile Saudi activity forces Mitch Rapp to resign from the CIA and assume the guise of a traitor as part of a covert mission to keep the peace.

A Legacy of Spies, by John Le Carre. A long-awaited Smiley novel (the last one was 1990's The Secret Pilgrim) finds George Smiley and several other former members of the British Secret Service facing charges for decades-old, once-toasted intelligence operations by a generation that is unfamiliar with the dynamics of the Cold War. Should make for some very interesting reading.
Also available in Large Print.

Haunted, by James Patterson & James O. Born. Patterson returns with a 10th Michael Bennett novel, following 2016's Bullseye. After a series of crises, Detective Michael Bennett is in need of a serious vacation. He escapes to the picturesque woods of Maine, only to find himself drawn into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community: kids are disappearing at an alarming rate, and now bodies are beginning to surface... You can take Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of the man.
Also available in Large Print.

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