by John Lescroart
York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting
standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal
consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married
Kate loves her life. At forty-four, she’s happily
married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children,
and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however,
when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter
and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that
night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a
burning desire for Peter.
What begins as an innocent crush soon develops
into a dangerous obsession and Kate’s fixation on Peter results in one
intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life
can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be
so willing to move on.
Not long after their affair, a masked man barges
into the café Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing an
assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy is the
first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate just how
grave the consequences of one mistake can be.
in Death by J.D. Robb
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband
Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and
bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the
brakes and Eve springs into action.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband
Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead
amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three
safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in
her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is
repeatedly calling him “the devil”...
While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely
disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the
spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork,
interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional
colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial
What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?
Not So Perfect
Life by Sophie Kinsella
Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a
super-cool Instagram feed.
so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a
wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she
shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.
one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?
her not-so perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful
boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She
has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new
Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her
chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams?
Or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman with everything –
have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than
what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?
B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott
lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return to confront an escaped
criminal in the grittiest entry yet of the New
York Times bestselling
marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally
settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was
dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was
transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from
Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred
stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside the prison
walls, including the upstart young warden.
a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts
are suddenly on the loose--and it's up to any and all territorial
lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue
the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what
it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs. Finally free, he's quickly on
his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels--and for the
men who betrayed him and left him for dead.
an unlikely and unconventional Yankee detective by their side, Cole and
Hitch set off on a massive manhunt. As horses' hooves thunder and guns
echo deadening reports, Driggs discovers one of the lawmen on his trail
is none other than a fellow West Point graduate he'd just as soon see
dead. Ruthless and willing to leave a bloody path of destruction in his
wake, Driggs seeks vengeance at any cost.
to Hold by Mary Balogh
Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a
scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his
family—sending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery...
her parents’ marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now
illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of
her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where
her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles in, she
must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an
artist who riles her every nerve.
art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham
has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher. But as
Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns to desire. And
it is only the bond between them that will allow them to weather the
rough storm that lies ahead...
Man Overboard by J.A.Jance
expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of
struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his
suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as
“death by misadventure,” a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation.
Roger’s tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find
answers and closure. By contacting Roger’s childhood friend Stuart
Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets
up a collision course with a serial killer.
his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist turned amateur sleuth Ali
Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm
High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger’s death. With
Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger
disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of
wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. Aided by
Frigg, an artificial intelligence companion of his own creation, the
killer targets victims who have lost parents to suicide and attempts to
drive them to the same tragic end.
the heartless killer and his cyber accomplice set their sights on
Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless
Cutthroat by Clive Cusssler and Justin Scott
year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective
Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like
Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape
who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her
murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice,
he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming
territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate petite young blond women
like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.
And the pattern goes beyond the physical
resemblance of the victims there are disturbing familiarities about the
killings themselves that send a chill through even a man as experienced
with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the
trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time."
Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter
Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine have a new mandate
as the government’s Covert Eyes, assembling a handpicked team of
top-notch agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and
deadly. But their first case threatens to tear the fledgling team apart
when the enigmatic thief known as the Fox reappears with a plea for
thief Kitsune has stolen the staff of Moses from the Topkapi Museum in
Istanbul, and now that she’s delivered, her clients are trying to kill
her. On the run, she asks Nicholas and Mike to help her discover the
true identity of her clients and stop the threat against her life.
Under strict orders to arrest the Fox and bring her back to New York,
the Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to meet with Kitsune, and
finds nothing is as it seems. Kitsune’s secret clients are the Koaths,
a family descended from Moses himself, who will do anything, anything,
to find Ark of the Covenant and wield its power, as their long and
bloody history can attest. To execute their plan, they’ve spent years
perfecting a machine that can control the weather, manipulating
worldwide disasters that spin the entire globe into chaos.
New York to Venice, from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and
Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to
stop the Koaths and recover the famous Ark of the Covenant. But can
they trust Kitsune, their sworn enemy, to help them save the world from
a family of madmen?