Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot, by Ace Atkins. May, 2014.
A New England Patriots’ player with a reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league repeatedly lands in the news for off the field violence. His agent hires Boston PI Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client. When the player’s son is kidnapped, Spenser puts together his own team of toughs. It will take them all to return the child, especially after a controversial decision ups the ante as the clock winds down on the boy’s future.
Ghost Ship, by Clive Cussler. May, 2014.
When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and finds himself descending into a world of cybercrime, vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and human trafficking. He takes on the organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations from Monaco to Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up, even he could not begin to guess.
Walking on Water, by Richard Paul Evans. May, 2014.
After the death of his wife, the loss of his advertising business, and the loss of his home, Alan Christoffersen’s cross-country journey–a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back–has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now Alan must return west to face another crisis, and it will take the love of a new friend, and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind and find the strength and hope to live again.
Midnight Crossroad, by Charlaine Harris. May 2014.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop, there’s a diner, and there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private. Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…
Resistant, by Michael Palmer. May, 2014.
They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. A deadly bacteria, resistant to any known antibiotic, has been linked to a group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages. Dr. Lou Welcome must stop an epidemic, and face his most terrifying demons.
Shadow Spell, by Nora Roberts. April, 2014.
Meara and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the countryside. His brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Connor will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…
Field of Prey, by John Sandford. May, 2014.
A horrible smell in an abandoned farmyard in Red Wing, Minnesota led a county deputy to find a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, there were fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that weren’t enough, the victims had been killed over many years, one every summer, like clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? The killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .