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Coming in April (and one in February from a new BSC author!)

REDEMPTIONRedemption, by David Baldacci.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown when he’s approached by a man whose name he instantly recognizes: Meryl Hawkins. He’s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn’t changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRYKiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark.
When talented journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire–and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.

NEVER TELLNever Tell, by Lisa Gardner. Coming February, 2019.
Conrad Carter is dead in his home office, shot three times. His computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. Flora Dane sees news of the murder on TV and immediately knows Carter’s face. She remembers a night when she was a hostage and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad’s murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is an elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?

BEFORE SHE WAS FOUNDBefore She Was Found, by Heather Gudenkauf.
For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora–and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted–not even those closest to Cora.

THE A LISTThe A List, by Judith A. Jance.
Ten years ago, when Ali Reynolds’s high-profile newscaster life blew up on the West Coast, she went back home to Sedona, Arizona, to reinvent herself. Now while she’s living her new life, someone from her past comes asking for help. But will revisiting the past jeopardize her future?

TWO WEEKS : A NOVELTwo Weeks, by Karen Kingsbury.
Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream–a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, who captures his heart from day one. Soon after the semester starts, Elise discovers she’s pregnant and Cole, in love for the first time, is determined to support her–even if it means skipping college, marrying her, and raising another man’s baby. Elise decides to place her baby up for adoption, but as the due date draws near, she becomes focused on one truth: she has two weeks to change her mind. Her decision changes everyone’s plans.

THE TINDERBOXThe Tinderbox, by Beverly Lewis.
On the day before her Amish parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

FAR AND AWAYFar and Away, by Fern Michaels.
Ever since Sophie De Luca and her second husband Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little . . . unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains here is a painful secret. Facing this past presents a special kind of challenge, but with three extraordinary friends by her side, Sophie is ready to confront a terrible wrong that occurred within the house decades ago. And, just maybe, each of the lifelong friends will get the chance to claim a sweet, surprising future chiming with wedding bells when the task is done . . .

MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWSMiracle at St. Andrews, by James Patterson.
Though nobody has ever identified a single secret–no universally accepted truth–to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he’s an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway–even the gorse–feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

The 13-Minute Murder, by James Patterson.
DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered–and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria.

THE 18TH ABDUCTIONThe 18th Abduction, by James Patterson.
For a trio of women teachers, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue — until a body turns up.  To solve the School Night case, Lindsay Boxer turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. While Lindsay is investigating, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who may have seen a notorious war criminal — long presumed dead — from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman’s claims, Joe’s mystery informant joins the ranks of missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women’s Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another, not from a ghost — but a true monster.

TRIPLE JEOPARDYTriple Jeopardy, by Anne Perry.
Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime. Daniel and scientist Miriam Croft travel to the Channel Islands to chase a fresh lead, and what began with a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in three far greater crimes–a triple jeopardy, including possible murder.

NEON PREYNeon Prey, by John Sandford. 
Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese’s rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and–as Davenport will come to find–full of surprises . . .

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What’s coming in March, 2019?

March is a big month for BSC releases! (There is a January and a February release thrown in as well.)

WOLF PACKWolf Pack, by C.J. Box.
Joe Pickett learns that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a rich mystery man whose son is dating Joe’s daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, human bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who is associated with him.

Forgiving Jar #2 - By: Wanda E. Brunstetter The Forgiving Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2019.
When Sara Murray first meets her Amish grandparents, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be her. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter. Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is tired of it. Soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents for Christmas. She likes him a lot, but he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest. Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?

COURTING MR. EMERSONCourting Mr. Emerson, by Melody Carlson.
When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight, but she does find him intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause–and finds herself falling for him in the process.

 

RUN AWAYRun Away, by Harlan Coben.
You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. She’s living on the edge, and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs, and you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. In order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

CELTIC EMPIRECeltic Empire, by Clive Cussler.
During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows–most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together on the isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

MURDER, MY LOVEMurder, My Love, by Max Allan Collins.
Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie’s lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator’s career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realizes there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

THE LAST SECONDThe Last Second, by Catherine Coulter.
Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP that will wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on earth. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus, she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them.

THE MARKThe Big Kahuna, by Janet Evanovich.
Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch. Next on the docket: The disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. They’ve been assigned to find him but no one seems keen on helping. The only lead they have is the Kahuna’s drop-out son, who’s living the dream in Hawaii. Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn’t exactly in Kate’s wheelhouse, and if they don’t catch a break soon, waves aren’t the only thing she’s going to be shredding.

CEMETERY ROADCemetery Road, by Greg Iles.
When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol–and perhaps even to Washington.

DARK TRIBUTEDark Tribute, by Iris Johansen.
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she’ll pay the deadly tribute of her family’s dark past.

THE PERFECT ALIBIThe Perfect Alibi, by Phillip Margolin.
Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and she is representing a young woman in a civil suit against a prominent local college athlete who is accused of her rape. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge–one that should be dismissed as self-defense–but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

DEEP HARBORDeep Harbor, by Fern Michaels.
When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure-yet needing a purpose. Fearing her life may be in jeopardy due to a corrupt boss, she moves to a small New England town for her own protection. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home . . .

THE CHEFThe Chef, by James Patterson.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONEThe Cornwalls are Gone, by James Patterson.
In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Captain Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.

THE FIRST LADYThe First Lady, by James Patterson.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn’t have predicted that she’d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady’s absence comes in the wake of the public revelation of the president’s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.

Under the midnight sunUnder the Midnight Sun, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2019.
Tayler Hale, one of the first women naturalists, has always loved adventure and the great outdoors, and her remote job location also helps keep her away from the clutches of the man to whom she once made a foolish promise. It seems she must keep running, however, and in secret, her boss from Yellowstone arranges for a new job . . . in Alaska. The popular Curry Hotel continues to thrive in 1929 as more visitors come to Alaska and venture into the massive national park surrounding Denali. Recent graduate Thomas Smith has returned to the hotel and the people he considers family. When Tayler comes to fill the open position and he must work with her, everything becomes complicated. The summer brings unexpected guests and trouble to Curry. With his reputation at stake, will Thomas be able to protect Tayler from the danger that follows?

WHEN YOU ARE NEARWhen You Are Near, by Tracie Peterson.
After her father’s death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, takes over management of the traveling show. In her new role, she has to work with both Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke her heart, and Jason Adler, her financial partner. Soon, she finds herself torn between the two men. As her life and the lives of two other troubled women become intertwined,  Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?

THE FIFTH DOCTRINEThe Fifth Doctrine, by Karen Robards.
It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free. All she has to do is run one last mission–the kind she might never return from. If she wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the hacker who recently stole intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. If Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

THE PERSIAN GAMBLEThe Persian Gamble, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem–Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. Can they find a way to stop world destruction?

SILENT NIGHTSilent Night, by Danielle Steel.
Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self–without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again–and changing the lives of everyone around her.

 

WILD CARDWild Card, by Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who’d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it’s soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. With the country’s future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

New Releases for February, 2019

A Justified Murder, by Jude Deveraux.
Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the small town. They vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous–until Janet Beeson is murdered. They are determined to leave this case to the professionals, but people are eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they’ll help. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined…

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, by Joanne Fluke.
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery-not the scandal surrounding her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie.

The Wedding Guest, by Jonathan Kellerman.
LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners-themed wedding reception where a bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman. What’s missing is any identification, or a single party goer who recognizes the victim. Delaware and Sturgis have a hundred guests to question, and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. The party’s over–and the hunt for whoever killed it is on.

California Girls, by Susan Mallery.
Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation. She’s desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal. Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer, except, being pregnant is a lot lonelier–and more complicated–than she imagined. Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it’s a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up “for support,” making Ali wonder if maybe–for once–someone sees her in a way no one ever has. These sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with affection, charm and laugh-out-loud humor.

Killer Instinct, by James Patterson.
The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunited with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan’s world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light? Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they’re facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case. There’s no time to study for the test he’s about to give them. And if they fail, they die.


Connections in Death, by J. D. Robb.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads–and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For help they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering–whose brother Lyle pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support. But when Lyle is found dead with a syringe in his lap, Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. Eve and Roarke both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…

New for the New Year!

A Time to Scatter Stones, by Lawrence Block. Coming January, 2019.
Well past retirement age and feeling his years—but still staying sober one day at a time—Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren’t the only ones who count the days since their last slip. Matt’s longtime partner, Elaine, tells him of a group of former sex workers who do something similar, helping each other stay out of the life. But when one young woman describes an abusive client who’s refusing to let her quit, Elaine encourages her to get help of a different sort. The sort only Scudder can deliver.

The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke. Coming January, 2019.
The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana.

Judgment, by Joseph Finder. Coming January, 2019. 
Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a man and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, it becomes clear that this was no random encounter and she’s been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.

Untouchable, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming January, 2019.
Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer’s head has garnered him a reputation in some circles–and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family’s hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas’s foster sons, starting with Jack.

Liar Liar, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2019.
Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop . . . gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It’s all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person who matters to Harriet-and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side-and finally crosses it-Harriet won’t stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

Turning Point, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2019.
Four trauma doctors–the best and brightest in their field–confront exciting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given an unusual opportunity. They are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before–with consequences that will last a lifetime.

 

More books for fall!

Long Road to Mercy, by David Baldacci. November, 2018.
FBI agent Atlee Pine has been called in to investigate a dead mule – and missing rider – at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Just as she begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she’s called off the case. If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it…

Master of His Fate, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. November, 2018.
Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer, who works at his father’s market stall, is determined to become a merchant prince. He quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of the head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation – and his life – begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate.

The Christmas Prayer, by Wanda Brunstetter. September, 2018.
Cynthia Cooper is traveling cross-country by wagon with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry Walter Prentice. When a widowed father and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?

Past Tense, by Lee Child. November, 2018.
Jack Reacher plans to go on an epic trip across America, but he doesn’t get far. On a country road in the New England woods, he sees a sign to the town where his father was born and he takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down with two young Canadians on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.

You Don’t Own Me, by Mary Higgins Clark. November, 2018. 
Television producer Laurie Moran will stop at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor–even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move.

Sea of Greed, by Clive Cussler. November, 2018.
After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, the NUMA Team is tapped by POTUS to find out what’s gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field, and her goal is the end of the oil age. The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth–a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean. Can the biological terror that’s been unleashed be stopped?

Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich. November, 2018.
There’s nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced it’s a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they’d better figure out what’s going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

The Noel Stranger, by Richard Paul Evans. November, 2018.
Maggie Walther feels publicly humiliated after her husband is arrested for bigamy, and she has isolated herself from the world. When her friend insists she embrace the season to get her out of her funk, Maggie decides to put up a Christmas tree. She is taken by Andrew, the man who owns the Christmas tree lot and delivers her tree. Maggie begins to trust again, but just when she thinks she has finally found happiness, she discovers a dark secret from Andrew’s past. Is there more to this stranger’s truth than meets the eye?

When We Were Young, by Karen Kingsbury. October, 2018.
Noah’s obsession with social media has meant he and Emily’s fairytale life was well documented, but it has also ruined everything. Emily reaches out to a friend and tells her that they’re calling it quits and Noah is leaving in the morning. When Noah wakes the next day, he’s like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Emily is gone, the kids are older, and bizarre and strange events continue throughout the night so that Noah is certain he’s twenty years older, and he is desperate for a second chance. Now it would take a miracle to return to yesterday. 

Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty. November, 2018.
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Target, by James Patterson. November, 2018.
A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper’s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross’s wife, newly elevated chief of DC detectives must solve the case or lose her position, and Alex is to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper’s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?

Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny. November, 2018.
When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, he discovers that a complete stranger has named him and two others the executors of her will. The will is so odd they suspect the woman must have been delusional. When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

A Christmas Revelation, by Anne Perry. November, 2018.
Formerly a river urchin living on the banks of the Thames, nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But he’s found a makeshift family in kindly Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly Squeaky Robinson. When Worm witnesses the abduction of a woman just days before Christmas, he turns to Squeaky for help. The aid of Squeaky and Worm just might make the difference between a triumph over evil and a yuletide tragedy.

Beauchamp Hall, by Danielle Steel. November, 2018.
Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small hometown to care for her sick mother. Years later, she is passed over for a promotion, and betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional life–which changes everything. Beauchamp Hall reminds us to follow our dreams. . . You never know what magic will happen!

Coming this fall…


The Hope Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming September 2018.
The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?


A Christmas by the Sea, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2018
When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in–temporarily, she reminds him–in order to renovate it prior to selling it. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.


Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly. Coming October, 2018.
Renée Ballard is working the night beat again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find retired detective Harry Bosch rifling through old file cabinets. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was murdered and left in a dumpster. Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice


The Reckoning, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2018.
One morning in 1946 Pete Banning rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. Pete’s only statement about it–to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton–was “I have nothing to say.” And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.


An Easy Death, by Charlaine Harris. Coming October, 2018.
Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. She takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.


Vendetta, by Iris Johansen. Coming October, 2018.
With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. As Rachel and Brandon race against the clock to bring Huber down before he can orchestrate a nuclear explosion that will lay waste to the west coast, they also fight a growing attraction to each other – an attraction that could prove just as dangerous as Huber himself.


Elevation, by Stephen King. Coming October, 2018.
Scott Carey has inexplicably been steadily losing weight. He doesn’t want to be poked and prodded, he mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Ellis. Scott is engaged in a low grade–but escalating–battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. They are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face-including his own–he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.


The Forbidden Door, By Dean Koontz. Coming October, 2018.
She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive, a happily married woman before becoming a devastated widow. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives–against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door


Alaskan Holiday, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2018.
Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer job cooking at a lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community–including the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.


Not Quite Over You, by Susan Mallery. Coming October, 2018.
Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, she’s kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity–he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Inc’s wedding industry and win back her trust. Silver finds herself falling even harder than when they were high school sweethearts, which means that she’ll have to come clean about the secret she’s been hiding from him for years–and risk losing him forever.


Shell Game, by Sara Paretsky. Coming October, 2018.
Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend’s nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East.


Ambush, by James Patterson. Coming October, 2018.
An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down–and, despite the attackers’ efforts, it’s not Michael Bennett. New York’s top cop is not the only one at risk. Michael Bennett can’t tell what’s driving the assassin, but he can tell it’s personal, and that it’s part of something huge. Through twist after twist, he fights to understand exactly how he fits into the killer’s plan, before he becomes the ultimate victim.


In times Gone By, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2018.
After getting left at the altar, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco to start her life over. She’s made new friends and has a good job. The only thorn in her side is Dr. Micah Fisher, who insists on pursuing her despite her constant rejection. Then the Great 1906 Earthquake strikes the city, and everything changes. The devastation makes Kenzie reevaluate her outlook on life–and possibly even her feelings for Micah. Her world is rocked again when her ex-fiance appears, full of apologies and determined to win her back. Does she dare trust him again? The sudden arrival of a hidden danger will expose the motivations of all involved, but it could cost Kenzie her life–as well as her heart.


A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2018.
The day starts like any other at the Center–a women’s reproductive health services clinic–its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, hostage negotiator Hugh McElroy sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. His phone vibrates and he glances at it, finding out that his fifteen-year-old daughter is inside the clinic. She will share the tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters, including the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.


Blood Communion, by Anne Rice. Coming October, 2018.
This is the saga of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.


Holy Ghost, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2018.
Pinion, Minnesota: nothing ever happened there and nothing ever would–until the mayor and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They’d heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They’d all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that’s only the beginning of their troubles–and Virgil Flowers’–as they are all about to discover all too soon.


Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2018.
Hope Anderson has been dating her boyfriend for six years with no wedding plans in sight, and her father was recently diagnosed with ALS. She decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a man claiming to be his father. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.


Desperate Measures, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2018.
Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional–and personal–needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target. In the city that never sleeps there’s always a plot being hatched, and the only recourse is constant vigilance and a bit of luck. But if those defensive systems fail, Stone will have to go head-to-head against some of the most dastardly scum he’s ever faced . . .

Here’s what’s coming in September

Shadow Tyrants, by Clive Cussler.
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind.

A Willing Murder, by Jude Deveraux.
Retired romance writer Sara Medlar has been staying busy remodeling a mansion in her hometown when her niece comes to town and moves in. Jackson Wyatt already has a room at the home, and he’s clearly got Sara wrapped around his finger. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, the trio is thrust together by the common goal of solving a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

Christmas Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke.
With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden–especially when she agrees to help recreate a Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over recipes for the festivities, she becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York. Hannah’s surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery, it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake .

Field of Bones, by J.A. Jance.
This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

The First Love, by Beverly Lewis.
In the summer of 1951, eighteen-year-old Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with a debilitating illness, she is accustomed to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet no one but Jimmy Beiler ever asks her out. When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie attends out of curiosity, but the words of the evangelist begin to stir something deep inside her. Dare she hope for a brighter future?

Why Not Tonight, by Susan Mallery.
Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top.

Juror #3, by James Patterson.
Ruby Bozarth is fresh to the Mississippi Bar when she is tapped as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town’s oldest families has Rosedale’s upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby’s inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby’s ex-fiancé shows up on her doorstep–a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury.

Dark Tide Rising, by Anne Perry.
When a ransom exchange turns deadly, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, and kidnappers have chosen this warren of tunnels and alleys as the site of a ransom exchange for Kate Exeter, the wife of a wealthy real estate developer. Harry asks the Thames River Police to secretly accompany him to the spot and ensure that no harm comes to anyone, but on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans.

Leverage in Death, by J.D. Robb.
For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter–but what was the motive of the masked men?

In His Father’s Footsteps, by Danielle Steel.
This is the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.