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THE BITTERROOTS
The Bitterroots, by C.J. Box
Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over in private practice. She’s her own boss and answers to no one. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly–as well as the ghosts of her own past that threaten to bring her down.

OUTFOX
Outfox, by Sandra Brown
FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight. This is his one chance to outfox his nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice . . . or the next victim.

RUSSIA ACCOUNT
The Russia Account, by Stephen Coonts
With the help of his mentor Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini has always managed to foil his enemies. Discovering and defeating the powerful forces behind this massive, blood-stained financial conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of the United States government will be his most difficult challenge. Perhaps, he suspects, an impossible one.

AFTER SUNDOWN
After Sundown, by Linda Howard
Sela Gordon, shy owner of a Tennessee general store, prefers solitude. If anyone can chip away at her protective shell it’s Ben Jernigan, the handsome, mysterious, ex-military man who’s been hiding for two years in the wilds of Cove Mountain. When he warns her that a solar storm with the capability of taking down the power grids is approaching, Sela must be the leader Wears Valley needs. As panic spreads, Sela and Ben discover that in the dark, cut off from the outside world, there’s no more playing it safe–in life or in love.

CUT AND RUN
Cut and Run, by Fern Michaels
It’s been three months since Countess Annie de Silva slipped away from her home before dawn, leaving a cryptic note and no clue as to her destination. That’s an eternity for friends as devoted as the Sisterhood. Now they’re desperate to ensure that their founding member is alive and well, and that means tracking her down, wherever in the world she might be.

THE INN
The Inn, by James Patterson
The Inn at Gloucester is secluded, and that suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn’t ask questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor. Then Mitchell Cline arrives. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That’s when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil — or the responsibility for action.

KILLER INSTINCT
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 reunites 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. 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.

THE WARNING
The Warning, by James Patterson
A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Their determination to discover who–or what–has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.

A BETTER MAN
A Better Man, by Louise Penny
It’s Armand Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?

THE LAST WIDOW
The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter
On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast–followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhood’s has been bombed–the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene–and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives.

THE DARK SIDE
The Dark Side, by Danielle Steel
Zoe Morgan’s childhood was marked by her younger sister’s tragic illness, watching as her parents dedicated themselves to her final days and then divorced. As a young woman driven by these painful memories, Zoe sets the bar high for herself, studying hard and pursuing a career in the nonprofit world, where her deep compassion for disadvantaged children finds a focus. When Zoe falls in love and has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother as well. But before long, old scars long dormant begin to pull Zoe to the edge of an abyss too terrifying to contemplate.

THE TURN OF THE KEY
The Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware
When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss–a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten–by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare–one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

CONTRABAND
Contraband, by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed R & R in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky–literally. Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate, but they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. From Key West to the Manhattan streets, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes that seem to follow him wherever he travels. His investigations lead to more questions, and shocking connections between old and new acquaintances. But as Stone must quickly learn, answers–and enemies–are often hiding in plain sight . . ..

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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.

Coming November and December

Pandemic, by Robin Cook. Coming December, 2018.
When an unidentified young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, medical examiner Jack Stapleton is fearful of a repeat of the 1918 flu pandemic. The facts don’t add up to influenza, and Jack gets drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market. Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine–and if he’s not careful, the next life lost might be his own.

Enemy of My Enemy, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2018.
Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows in the new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War. Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him.

The Boy, by Tami Hoag. Coming December, 2018.
When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he’s ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness left behind to tell the tale. Then fingerprints at the scene change everything when they come back to a convicted criminal: Genevieve herself. Could she have killed her own child to free herself of the burden of motherhood, or is the loss of her beloved boy pushing her to the edge of insanity?

Of Blood and Bone, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2018.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before–the city where her parents lived is now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Those like her, in possession of gifts, are hunted–and the time is coming when her identity as The One can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

A Season of Grace, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming November, 2018.
In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson’s dreams are coming true. She moved from Norway and everything is going right. The only thing missing from Nilda’s life is love. But though she has two suitors, Nilda feels hesitant. A terrifying experience in Norway has made her cautious where men are concerned. When she thinks she sees the man in question, all her fears come flooding back. Is it possible the danger has followed her across the Atlantic? If Dreng Nygaard is truly in Minnesota, all of her dreams for the future could come crashing down around her.

A Delicate Touch, by Stuart Woods. Coming December, 2018.
When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert to solve a puzzle. But the solution to a small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. When it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

 

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 . . .

Coming in July and August

Tailspin, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2018.
Pilot Rye Mallett needs to deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, but he is greeted first by a sabotage attempt that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O’Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert’s stead. Soon Rye and Brynn are in a 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out.

Paradox, by Catherine Coulter. Coming July, 2018.
Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and an escaped psychopath. Savich, Sherlock, and Chief Ty Christie work at high speed to uncover the truth before their own bones end up at the bottom on the lake.

The Mark, by Janet Evanovich. Coming August, 2018.
A sinister adversary has Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare in his crosshairs, and will stop at nothing to eliminate them. They’ll need to assemble the team to defeat their enemy. Unfortunately, their number one player, Kate’s father, is on the run and on the most wanted list, after being betrayed by an old friend. The trio is going to have to watch their backs at every turn to rid the world of their two greatest foes, and clear their names.

Serpentine, by Laurell K. Hamilton. Coming August, 2018.
Anita Blake faces new, even deadlier enemies as she and the people she loves confront major changes in their lives, in the latest adventure featuring the vampire hunter.

Walking Shadows, by Faye Kellerman. Coming August, 2018.
Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago. 

Safe and Sound, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2018.
In their 29th adventure, the Sisterhood team up to find a gifted but neglected child the home he deserves.

Texas Ranger, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2018.
Texas Ranger Rory Yates arrives in his home town to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a teacher whose only controversial act ever was deciding to end her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates follows the Ranger creed–never to surrender–into the the most twisted and violent minds he’s ever encountered. That code just might bring him out alive.

The Money Shot, by Stuart Woods. Coming August, 2018.
Teddy Fay is working undercover as a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Pictures’ newest film. When the leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate. From the seedy hidden corners of Los Angeles to the glamorous Hollywood hills, it will take every ounce of Teddy’s cunning to save an actresses’ career, protect the studio, and finish filming Centurion’s next big hit.

 

 

New BSC Titles for May and June

The President is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Coming June, 2018.
President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is in the process of being impeached – when he disappears.

Princess, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2018.
When the head of the world’s foremost investigation agency receives at invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, Jack Morgan boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told, but what is the Princess hiding?

The Moscow Deception, by Karen Robards. Coming June, 2018.
Bianca St. Ives is being chased by assassins. As she races to outmaneuver her pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might produce intel that could finally bring down the forces seeking to bury her for good. As the threats get closer, Bianca knows you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow.

Turbulence, by Stuart Woods. Coming June, 2018.
Stone Barrington is back in action–and back in the line of fire
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What to look for in March and April

The Fallen, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2018.
Amos Decker is visiting his sister in western Pennsylvania when he finds two dead bodies. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker’s infallible memory may not be enough to save him.

I’ve Got My Eyes on You, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming March, 2018.
After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. Kerry’s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor’s Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger…

The Sixth Day, by Catherine Coulter. Coming April, 2018.
When several major political figures die, the truth becomes clear–the deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.  Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine home in on Roman Ardelean, a descendant of fifteenth century Romanian Vlad the Impaler–often romanticized as Dracula. Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

The Cutting Edge, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming April, 2018.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs investigate a murderer targeting engaged couples. The Promisor takes the lives of men and women midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, or trying on the perfect gown. Rhyme and Sachs must track down a witness that was left behind before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city-and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.

Shattered Mirror, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2018.
Eve Duncan is thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a package containing a skull–and instructions to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman’s face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman’s mirror image, a game is on where her twin’s life hangs in the balance.

The Road Home, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April, 2018.
After an accident leaves Lena Rose Schwartz and her siblings orphans, the children are split up and she has to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. How will the others manage without her to care for them–especially eight-year-old Chris? And what about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? It won’t be forever, she consoles herself. I’ll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family–and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Truth or Dare, by Fern Michaels. Coming March, 2018.
Find out what’s in store for the Men of the Sisterhood.

The 17th Suspect, by James Patterson. Coming April, 2018.
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

Twenty-One Days, by Anne Perry. Coming April, 2018.
1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father’s influence. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched by his superior to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose–in only twenty-one days.

Twisted Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2018.
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, and he was convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Now he’s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.

Shoot First, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2018.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted–and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. From the Florida shores to an English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her.