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BSC Titles for March, 2018

The Disappeared, by C.J. Box
Game warden Joe Pickett is looking for a female British executive who never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he’d imagined.

The Rising Sea, by Clive Cussler
A rise in the world’s sea levels sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team around the globe in search of answers. A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, a technological breakthrough that will become a personal nightmare for Kurt Austin – the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

As You Wish, by Jude Deveraux
Three women wound up at the Summerhouse for separate reason, but it’s not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams. And when they’re presented with the opportunity of a lifetime–a chance to right the wrongs of their past–all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.

Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
When concert pianist Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed from ALS, his ex-wife Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George
Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.

The Woman Left Behind, by Linda Howard
Jina Modell works for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She’s assigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit.  Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Jina’s squad in Syria. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they’re exfiltrated out of the country. The crew’s leader is bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

Duel to the Death, by J. A. Jance
The thirteenth book in the series featuring Ali Reynolds, a former Los Angeles news anchor turned amateur sleuth.

The Third Victim, by Phillip Margolin
A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon–tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one–two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead. 

The Escape Artist, by Brad Meltzer
Nola Brown is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim “Zig” Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army’s most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Sweet Vengeance, by Fern Michaels
Tessa Jamison couldn’t have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband–until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has been in Florida’s Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. But one day her lawyers announce that Tessa’s conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she’s released on bail to await a new trial. While out she begins to gather knowledge about her case. Will she be able to learn the whole truth at last . . . and reclaim her freedom and her future?

Red Alert, by James Patterson
Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force provide security for A-list New Yorkers, and the perpetrators responsible for an escalating series of crimes may be among the group they were formed to protect.  Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer as he plays out his vendetta-and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.

In  Places Hidden, by Tracie Peterson
Camriann Coulterto
goes to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago. Her search leads her deep into the political corruption of the city–and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, a handsome Irishman who was saved from a false murder charge by Caleb, and who knows more about what happened to him than anyone else. As the stakes rise and threats loom, will Patrick be able to protect Camri from the dangers he knows lie in the hidden places of the city?

The Kremlin Conspiracy, by Joel C. Rosenberg
With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.

Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steel
At a security checkpoint at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ominous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? Someone is planning something terrible, and passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour.

Caribbean Rim, by Randy Wayne White
Marine biologist Doc Ford has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he’s never faced a situation like this. His old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he’s run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Clive Nickelby, and his young “assistant” have disappeared–along with Fitzpatrick’s impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and list of uncharted wreck sites. There’s no way the thieves will go quietly–and Doc’s just put himself in their crosshairs.

 

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New Bestseller Club Holds

frictionFriction, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2015.
Crawford Hunt, a Texas Ranger, wants his daughter back. A masked gunman shows up at the custody hearing and Crawford saves the judge from taking a bullet. He has to convince Judge Holly Spencer that he’s not reckless, while attempting to ignore the attraction between them.

lopsidedThe Lopsided Christmas Cake, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming September, 2015.
The Hochstetler twins are baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. Not only are they entertaining, they attract the admiration of two bachelors from a neighboring Amish community. Will a romance or two blossom?

houseHouse of the Rising Sun, by James Lee Burke. Coming Dec., 2015.
In the most recent entry in the Holland family  saga, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland is on a journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael.

scamThe Scam, by Janet Evanovich. Coming September, 2015.
Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. What could possibly go wrong?

22Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2015.
Stephanie Plum faces her toughest case yet!

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Inn, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2015.
Kimberly Rossetti dreams of being a published romance author and signs up for the Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. She knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. In one of her breakout sessions she meets one of the few men at the conference, and he seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.

banquetA Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George. Coming Oct., 2015.
Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.

bazaarThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King. Coming Nov., 2015.
A collection of short stories from Stephen King, several of them brand-new, featuring comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

secretSecret Sisters, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming December, 2015.
Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters–until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves. They knew the name of the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel, and they thought they knew his fate.

wishesWishes for Christmas, by Fern Michaels. Coming July, 2015.
This Christmas, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little joy to a beloved teacher from her past. As the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others…Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historic homes. When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic…

crossCross Justice, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2015.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.

preciousPrecious Gifts, by Danielle Steel. Coming December, 2015.
The story of a man’s last wish to make a difference–and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last.

 

Latest Bestseller Club Titles

damned if you do
Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do
by Michael Brandman (Sept. 2013)

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone finds a body in a seedy beachfront motel and ends up caught up in a turf war between two ruthless pimps. More blood will spill before it’s over.

broken places
The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (June 2013)
Sheriff Quinn Colson is faced with the prison release of an infamous murderer. Trouble starts when the murderer’s ex-partners show up, and Sheriff Colson’s job gets even harder when a tornado causes havoc just as events come to a head.

deadline
Deadline by Sandra Brown (Sept. 2013)

Journalist Dawson Scott learns of a new development in a 40 year old story. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself becoming a suspect in a murder and takes up the chase for two notorious outlaws.

tattered quilt
The Tattered Quilt: The Return of the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda Brunstetter (Aug. 2013)
Join Emma Yoder Miller as she leads another quilting class with a new group of students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending.

never go back
Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Sept. 2013)
Never go back–but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. When threatened, you can run or fight, and Reacher fights.

ask not
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins (Oct. 2013)
Fifty years after JFK’s tragic death, Collins’s rigorous research raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time.

final cut
The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter (Sept. 2013)
The first book in a series featuring the new hero: American-born, UK-raised Nicholas Drummond. The Crown Jewels are at risk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drummond and his partner lay it on the line to retrieve a diamond that has been stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown.

simple christmas wish
A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson (Sept 2103)
Rachel Milligan is caring for her seven-year-old niece, Holly, when the young girl’s parents are killed in a plane crash. Custody is awarded to a distant aunt who happens to be Amish. This newest Christmas story from Melody Carlson is sure to please.

grace unplugged
Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson (Sept 2013)
Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her musical talent. Her break into the music industry puts her beliefs to the test. Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

mayan secrets
The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Sept 2013)
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery–the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book. Sam and Remi may die protecting it.

whole enchilada
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson (Aug 2013)
Caterer and sleuth Goldy Schulz tries to solve a murder that is too close to home. When a friend dies after eating her food and she’s attacked outside her house, Goldy knows she needs to find a devious murderer.

october list
The October List by Jeffery Deaver (Oct 2013)
A race-against-the-clock mystery, told in reverse. Gabriela’s six year old daughter is abducted and held for ransom. Read to the end to find out the surprising beginning.

hotshot
Hotshot by Julie Garwood (Aug 2013)
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishops Cove, a small oceanfront resort. It’s soon apparent to Peyton that their efforts at running the resort are being sabotaged, and after she’s nearly killed she calls in an old friend to help out.

just one evil act
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George (Oct 2013)
Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of a friend has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help because he has no legal claim. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping.

w is for wasted
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Sept 2013)
Kinsey Millhone looks into two seemingly unrelated deaths, and finds them strangely linked. W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .

last witness
The Last Witness by W.E.B. Griffin (Aug 2013)
A connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob sends homicide detective Matt Payne searching for a witness. She has gone into hiding and is the only one left who can help solve the murder of several police department sources, and he needs to find her before anyone else does.

sycamore row
Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Oct 2013)
Almost a quarter of a century after A Time to Kill, this sequel is a thrilling  story of the search for justice in a small Southern town.

second watch
Second Watch by J.A. Jance (Sept 2013)
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont takes some time off to get knee replacement surgery, and finds one of the most perplexing mysteries he’s ever faced. The story explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and the cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.

silencing eve
Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen (Oct 2013)
In the last book of the Eve Duncan trilogy, the prey is cornered. In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a ‘you never saw it coming’ conclusion.

beast
The Beast by Faye Kellerman (Aug 2013)
LAPD detective Peter Decker handles the case of an elderly, reclusive billionaire found dead in his apartment. They initially think his pet tiger attacked him, but the clues lead elsewhere.

doctor sleep
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Sept 2013)
The characters and territory of The Shining return, and  the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining ) becomes Doctor Sleep. He meets a twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

secret keeper
The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis (Sept 2013)
Jennifer Burns sets aside her life as an x-ray technician in favor of the Old Order Amish world.  Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her. Will Jenny’s secrets keep her from the peace she longs for, or will they lead the way home?

beloved_enemy
Beloved Enemy
by Eric Lustbader (Sept 2013)
The fifth installment in the bestselling Jack McClure series. Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.

rose harbor in bloom
Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (Aug 2013)
Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view. Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.

starry night
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber (Oct 2013)
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. If she can score an interview with reclusive author Finn Dalton, she can write about whatever she wants. Carrie finds him and soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

blindsided
Blindsided by Fern Michaels (Sept 2013)
The Sisterhood embarks on a new mission against a duo of corrupt judges.  Their enemies are powerful and ruthless, but the Sisterhood have their own formidable allies. Once their scheme takes off, the guilty won’t know what hit them.

critical mass
Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky (Oct 2013)
Lotty Herschel’s friend, V.I. Warshawski helps out when the daughter of another friend finds her life is in danger. The daughter’s troubles lead to old secrets, and the people who guard them today will not let go of them without a fight.

gone
Gone by James Patterson (Sept 2013)
Crime lord Manuel Perrine doesn’t fear anyone or anything. Detective Michael Bennett once put him behind bars, and now that he is out he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine’s war on America.

mistress
Mistress by James Patterson (Aug 2013)
Ben is obsessed with Diana Hotchkiss, a woman he knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben’s infatuation drives him to find out what happened, and someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana’s illicit affairs.

blind justice
Blind Justice: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry (Aug 2013)
There are questions about the finances of a London church whose member’s charitable gifts appear to have ended up in the pocket of preacher Abel Taft. Hester and William Monk race to save their friend from disgrace and prison.

miner's lady
The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson (Sept 2013)
The Panettas and Calarcos have been sworn enemies for decades, and the young love of Chantel and her sister cannot heal the wounds between the two iron-mining families. But when a tragedy occurs at the mine, is there any hope that the hatred between these two families might be resolved?

bones of the lost
Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel by Kathy Reichs (Aug 2013)
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is at the center of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan to her hometown of Charlotte in this, the 16th installment of the series.

wolves of midwinter
The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice (Oct 2013)
The tale of The Wolf Gift continues with the celebration of the Midwinter Yuletide festival in Nideck Forest. Secrets are revealed that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers . . .

last kiss goodby
The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards (Aug 2013)
Psychiatrist Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone has dedicated her career to studying serial killers. When a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac shows up at her door, Charlie tries to save her and finds herself the next intended victim of “the Gingerbread Man.”

thankless in death
Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (Sept 2013)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows the name of the man and his reasoning behind murdering his parents. Now Jerry seems to have taken a liking to brutality, and Eve needs to pinpoint where he is going to strike next.

untamed heart
An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling (Oct 2013)
In this prequel to the Red River of the North Series, twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She wants to make a fresh start in America and meets a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time. Is he the answer to her prayers? Ingeborg has a heartrending decision to make…

wake the dawn
Wake the Dawn by Lauraine Snelling (Aug 2013)
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James is making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, and his canine partner finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. Ben rushes to the only clinic in the area, where he meets Esther Hanson. Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other’s reason to change.

longest ride
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Sept 2013)
The stories of two very different couples converge, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

deceived
Deceived by Randy Wayne White (Sept 2013)
Hannah Smith finds out a private museum being planned in her hometown of Sulfur Wells is a scam. She discovers the museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, and her entire village is in danger of being wiped out.

doing hard time
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods (Oct 2013)
Stone Barrington expects a relaxing break when he goes to Bel-Air. Instead, a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force.  From the poker tables of Las Vegas to California’s lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.