Clause by John Sandford
you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’
case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose
books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist)
The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two
large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and
authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body
parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home
remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some
of them are a great deal more extreme than others -- as Virgil is about
to find out.
Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship wi th his girlfriend
Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister
Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more
complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about
to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do
not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute.
“You mess around with Sparkle,” Frankie told
Virgil, “you could get yourself stabbed.”
“She carries a knife?”
“No, but I do.”
Forget a storm – this one’s a tornado.
Night School by Lee
and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal,
and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off
the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.
Two other men are in the classroom—an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each
is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is
wondering what the hell they are doing there.
Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has
received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven
while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset,
undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a
chilling message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.”
For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to
find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked
with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways
than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don’t
get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.
From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School
moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses,
faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers
inside the game and outside the law.
No Man's Land by
Two men. Thirty years.
John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty
years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul
Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that,
he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller's and
Rogers' worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has
been buried ever since.
Military investigators, armed with a letter from a
friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father--a
legendary three-star now sinking into dementia--and reveal that Puller
Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie.
Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force
major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence
organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own
past, to find the truth about his mother.
Paul Rogers' time is running out. With the clock
ticking, he begins his own journey, one that will take him across the
country to the place where all his troubles began: a mysterious
building on the grounds of Fort Monroe. There, thirty years ago, the
man Rogers had once been vanished too, and was replaced with a monster.
And now the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing in his
way is John Puller.
Chamber by Douglas Preston
A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth,
Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed
A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers
beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken
captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing
Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into
BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has
stirred-and it may already be too late . . .
Odessa Sea by Clive
desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the
Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious
deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear
At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA.
As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert
catastrophe. From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the
Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the
next global war.
Order to Kill by
Rapp is used to winning.
But in this follow-up to #1 New York
Times bestselling The Survivor, the CIA
operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent
in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of
terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp
struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly
because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same
reason as Rapp and Coleman.
Soon, it becomes alarmingly clear that the forces
in Moscow are bent on fomenting even more chaos and turmoil in the
Middle East, and Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an
American ISIS recruit. There, he uncovers a plan much more dangerous
and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching
and catastrophic consequences.
Written with the same breathless tension and
heart-racing action as Vince Flynn’s greatest novels, Mitch Rapp's
latest adventure is as timely and provocative as ever.
and Serious Money by Stuart Woods
off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington
arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep,
anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when
the client reveals the true nature—and value—of his recent turn of
From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his
client is pursued from all angles . . . and Stone quickly learns that
easy money isn’t always so easy.
Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
Bosch is California's newest private
investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's
picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from
thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.
Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls
comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life
and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship
with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant,
she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?
Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the
dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a
vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky
not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to
uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he
knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.
At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind
completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped
police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one
of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.