New Arrivals · All Fiction

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Some luck

September 29, 2014
Smiley, Jane, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
395 pages ; 25 cm
"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher.

The blood of Olympus

September 29, 2014
Riordan, Rick.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, [2014]
516 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood"-- Provided by publisher.

The high divide : a novel

September 29, 2014
Enger, Lin, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
332 pages : map ; 24 cm
Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana.

Mean Business on North Ganson Street

September 29, 2014
Zahler, S. Craig.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014.
293 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A distraught businessman who is looking for help walks into the office of a mouthy detective named Jules Bettinger, has a conversation, walks out, and kills himself. Because of this incident, the impolite but decorated policeman is forced to relocate himself and his family from their warm lives in Arizona to the frigid north and work for an understaffed precinct in Victory, Missouri. This collapsed rustbelt city is a dying beast that devours itself and gnaws at its inhabitants... and has done so for more than three decades. The streets are covered with dead pigeons and there are seven hundred criminals for every law enforcer. Partnered with a boorish and demoted corporal named Dominick Williams, Jules Bettinger investigates a double homicide in which two policemen were killed. Suspicious by nature and vocation, the detective looks for answers in the fringes of the city and in the pasts of the secretive men with whom he works-- men who brutalized a local drug dealer until he was disabled. Jules Bettinger soon begins to suspect that the double homicide is not an isolated event, but part of a larger plot... a prelude to a series of cop executions"-- Provided by publisher.

Proof positive

September 29, 2014
Mayor, Archer, author.
New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2014.
294 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Joe Gunther novel"--Cover.
Investigating the death of a Vietnam veteran whose PTSD culminated in a hoarding disorder, Joe Gunther learns that the victim's collection of combat photos contains information that a sinister adversary desperately wanted to keep hidden.

The haunting ballad

September 29, 2014
Nethercott, Michael.
New York : Minotaur Books, [2014]
308 pages ; 22 cm
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
"A mystery"--Cover.
"The Seance Society introduced mystery lovers to Mr. O'Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths on an equally unlikely case with a supernatural twist. Having taken over his father's PI business, Lee enlists O'Nelligan, a dapper Irishman with a flair for solving mysteries, to help catch a killer. Now, in Michael Nethercott's The Haunting Ballad, this sleuthing "odd couple" are back in another witty, charming, and wonderfully written mystery, this time set in 1957 in the burgeoning music scene of New York City's Greenwich Village. It's the spring of 1957, and O'Nelligan and Plunkett are summoned to New York to investigate the death of a controversial folk song collector. The trail leads the pair to a diverse group of suspects including an eccentric Beat coffee house owner, a family of Irish balladeers (who may be IRA), a bluesy ex-con, a hundred-and-five-year-old Civil War drummer boy, and a self-proclaimed "ghost chanter" who sings songs that she receives from the dead. To complicate matters, there's a handsome, smooth-talking young folk singer who Lee's fiance;e Audrey is enthralled by. And somewhere in the Bohemian swirl of the Village, a killer waits.."-- Provided by publisher.


September 29, 2014
Zahn, Timothy, author.
New York : Open Road, 2014.
326 pages ; 21 cm
"For Dr. Adrian Sommers, a split second of driving while distracted leads to tragedy--and obsession. His family destroyed, he devotes his entire being to developing Soulminder, a technology that might have saved his son as he wavered on the edge of death. Sommers's vision is to capture a dying person's life essence and hold it safely in stasis while physicians heal the body from injury or disease. Years of experimentation finally end in success--but those who recognize Soulminder's possibilities almost immediately corrupt its original concept to pursue dangerous new frontiers: body-swapping, obstruction of justice, extortion, and perhaps even immortality"--Publisher's description.

Die and stay dead

September 29, 2014
Kaufmann, Nicholas, 1969- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
388 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A brutal murder in Greenwich village puts Trent and the Five-Pointed Star on the trail of Erickson Arkwright, the last surviving member of a doomsday cult. Back in the day, the Aeternis Tenebris cult thought the world would end on New Year's Eve of 2000. When it didn't, they decided to end it themselves by summoning Nahash-Dred, a powerful, terrifying demon known as the Destroyer of Worlds. But something went wrong. The demon massacred the cult, leaving Arkwright the sole survivor. Now, hiding somewhere in New York City with a new identity, Arkwright plans to summon the demon again and finish the job he started over a decade ago. As Trent rushes to locate a long-lost magical artifact that may be the only way to stop him, the clues begin to mount... Trent's past and Arkwright's might be linked somehow. And if they are, it means the truth of who Trent really is may lie buried in the twisted mind of a madman"-- Provided by publisher.

The lovers set down their spoons

September 29, 2014
Slomski, Heather A., author.
125 pages ; 24 cm
The lovers set down their spoons -- The chair -- The allure of all this -- A seat at the table -- Correction -- Women -- Neighbors -- Octaves -- Iris and the inevitable sorrow, or the knock at the door -- Silhouette -- A fulfilling life -- Blue door : a collection of passings -- Adrift -- Rescue -- Before the story ends.

Scarlet tides

September 29, 2014
Hair, David, 1965- author.
New York : Jo Fletcher Books, 2014.
684 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: Mage's blood.
With the reappearance of the Leviathan Bridge, the Third Crusade begins in the name of Emperor Constant, while most of the Rondians are seeking their fortune, there is a small faction set on finding the source of all magical power, the Scytale of Coneus.

The silent sister

September 29, 2014
Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
346 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality"-- Provided by publisher.

Spark : a novel

September 29, 2014
Twelve Hawks, John.
New York : Doubleday, 2014.
301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Working as an assassin for a dystopian-era multinational corporation, Jacob Underwood, a man who believes he is an emotionless ghost, confronts baffling truths when he tracks down a second-year associate suspected of stealing company information.

Black ice

September 29, 2014
Fitzpatrick, Becca.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
392 pages ; 22 cm
Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.

This is how it ends

September 29, 2014
Nadol, Jen.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
310 pages ; 21 cm
After Riley and his friends see some disturbing visions through a mysterious pair of binoculars, they soon realize these hallucinations are coming true, especially as one of Riley's closest friends becomes the prime suspect of a gruesome murder.

Endgame : the calling

September 29, 2014
Frey, James, 1969-
New York : HarperCollins, [2014]
x, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Twelve teens who have prepared their entire lives for an ancient life-or-death game must finally come to terms with its arrival, forming tenuous alliances and kiling each other for the chance to be the last one standing and the winner of the ultimate prize: the ability to save a select group of people from the end of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Reunion : a novel

September 29, 2014
Pittard, Hannah.
Grand Central : New York, [2014]
271 pages ; 22 cm
"Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred dollars to her name, learns that her estranged father has killed himself. More shocked than saddened by the news, she gives in to her siblings' request that she join them, along with her many half-siblings and most of her father's five former wives, in Atlanta, their birthplace, for a final farewell. REUNION takes place over the following four days, as family secrets are revealed, personal foibles are exposed, and Kate-an inveterate liar looking for a way to come clean-slowly begins to acknowledge the overwhelming similarities between herself and the man she never thought she'd claim as an influence, much less a father" -- from publisher's web site.

Bless her dead little heart

September 29, 2014
James, Miranda, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
x, 289 pages ; 18 cm
"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine.
"A Southern ladies mystery"--Cover.
With the Mississippi sun beating down, An'gel and Dickce are taking a break to cool off and pet sit their friend Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, when their former sorority sister, Rosabelle Sultan, shows up at their door unexpectedly, with her ne'er-do-well adult children not far behind. Rosabelle's selfish offspring are desperate to discover what's in her will, and it soon becomes clear that one of them would kill to get their hands on the inheritance. Suddenly caught up in a deadly tangle of duplicitous suspects and deep-fried motives, it will take all of the sisters' Southern charm to catch a decidedly ill-mannered killer...

Run : a novel

September 29, 2014
Grant, Andrew, 1968-
New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
269 pages ; 25 cm
"For fans of Harlan Coben's Tell No One and Joseph Finder's Paranoia--a high-octane thriller featuring a tech consultant who unwittingly steps into the rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups--and finds that his highly demanding job has suddenly become highly dangerous. From Andrew Grant, the critically acclaimed author hailed by Nelson DeMille as "a little bit of le Carre and Ian Fleming, but with more grit and a sharper edge," comes a thrilling new novel of suspense that hits the ground running when an innocent man suddenly finds himself a moving target. Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss, and ushered out of the building. Then things get worse: An explosive argument drives his wife away and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea--and his whole future--out from under him. In a matter of hours, Marc has gone from having it all to being sucker-punched by fate. But it's only Monday, and before the week is over, he'll be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed--until he can't tell enemies from allies. Suddenly, the only thing standing between him and the wrath of everyone from the FBI to Homeland Security to his desperate ex-bosses is a flash drive full of data that might just be the holy grail of high-tech secrets--and a holy terror in the wrong hands. Now, as the gloves come off and the guns come out, turning back is hopeless and giving up is madness. The only person left for Marc to trust is himself. And the only thing left to do is keep running--or end up a dead man walking. -- Provided by publisher.

Promise to cherish : a novel

September 29, 2014
Younts, Elizabeth Byler.
New York : Howard Books, 2014.
viii, 328 pages ; 22 cm

Falling sky

September 29, 2014
Khanna, Rajan, 1974-
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2014.
255 pages ; 21 cm
"Ben Gold lives in dangerous times. Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground. Ben has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that's not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he's ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back. This brings him to Gastown, a city in the air recently conquered by belligerent and expansionist pirates. When events turn deadly, Ben must decide what really matters--whether to risk it all on a desperate chance for a better future or to truly remain on his own"-- Provided by publisher.

Ancillary sword

September 29, 2014
Leckie, Ann.
New York : Orbit, 2014.
391 pages ; 21 cm
"The sequel to the award-winning Ancillary justice"--Cover.
"What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal? And what if all of it were ripped away? The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture. Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized -- or should be. But everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent"-- Provided by publisher.

The hilltop : a novel

September 29, 2014
Gavron, Assaf.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
xi, 448 pages : map ; 24 cm


September 29, 2014
Novak, Chase.
New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
306 pages ; 25 cm
"Adam and Alice are reaching the age when some of the children created by the fertility treatment that spawned them begin to turn feral. Will they succomb to the same physiological horror that destroyed their parents? Every change brings on terror--the voice cracking as it changes, the swelling of the breasts, the coarsening of down into actual hair. Their aunt, Cynthia, oversees renovations to the Twisden family's Manhattan residence--torn apart by the children's parents at their most savage--and struggles to give her niece and nephew the unconditional love they never had. Meanwhile, in the world outside, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of feral offspring threatens to invade the refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct behind the Twisdens' walls"-- Provided by publisher.

Jack Carter's law

September 29, 2014
Lewis, Ted, 1940-1982.
New York : Syndicate Books, 2014.
xiii, 213 pages ; 19 cm
"A Jack Carter novel"--Cover.
"With an Introduction by Max Allan Collins The author of Get Carter returns to his greatest invention, a smooth-operating hardcase named Jack Carter, who is about to burn a city down in order to silence an informant It's the late 1960s in London and Jack Carter is the top man in a crime syndicate headed by two brothers--Gerald and Les Fletcher. He's also a worried man. The fact that he's sleeping with Gerald's wife, Audrey, and that they plan on someday running away together with a lot of the brothers' money, doesn't have Jack concerned. Instead it's an informant--one of his own men--that has him losing sleep. The grass has enough knowledge about the firm to not only bring down Gerald and Les but Jack as well. Jack doesn't like his name in the mouth of that sort. It should be an easily solved problem for London's suavest fixer, except for one slight problem: Jack has no idea where the grass is hiding. In Jack Carter's Law Ted Lewis returned to the character that launched his career and once again delivered a hardboiled masterpiece. Jack Carter is the ideal tour guide to a bygone London underworld. In his quest to dismantle the opposition, he peels back the veneer of English society and offers a hard look at a gritty world of pool halls, strip clubs and the red lights of Soho nightlife"-- Provided by publisher.

There must be some mistake : a novel

September 29, 2014
Barthelme, Frederick, 1943- author.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas, at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much-averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an offbeat affair that begins with his being locked in an Airstream trailer attached to the roof of her restaurant. He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to ponder his own mortality, he wonders if "settling for" something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense.

The forgiven

September 29, 2014
Perry, Marta.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
xiv, 360 pages ; 21 cm

Undead and unwary

September 29, 2014
Davidson, MaryJanice.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2014.
xi, 303 pages ; 21 cm.
How do you out-devil the devil? For Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, the answer is relative--literally.

Ghost wanted

September 29, 2014
Hart, Carolyn G.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
292 pages ; 24 cm
"Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide's college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerne292d with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to investigate. Soon after her arrival, trouble begins to stack up. A campus security guard is shot by an intruder, and Bailey Ruth uncovers a catalog of evidence blaming a student for the crimes. As a ghost, she may not be all there, but even Bailey Ruth can decipher that something isn't adding up. So with police preparing to make an arrest, the spirited detective must race against the clock to find the real culprit, because when justice is overdue, it takes more than death to stop Bailey Ruth Raeburn.."-- Provided by publisher.

Picked to die

September 29, 2014
Connolly, Sheila
New York, N.Y. : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
viii 292 p. ; 18 cm.
"Includes delicious recipes."
"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
It's harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiance, Seth, are both racing to beat the New England winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers, while Seth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when his project is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under the building--and even worse, a young man related to one of Meg's former apple pickers is found dead behind the local feed store--the couple's carefully laid plans are quickly spoiled.

An unseemly wife

September 29, 2014
Moore, E. B. (Elizabeth B.), author.
New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]
x, 309 pages ; 21 cm
Includes readers guide.

Poison fruit

September 29, 2014
Carey, Jacqueline, 1964-
New York, New York : Roc, [2014]
437 pages ; 24 cm
"A ROC book."
With a new predator on the loose, Daisy Johanssen, liaison to the Norse goddess of the dead, fights harder than usual to keep the paranormal residents of Pemkowet under control.

Broken soul : a Jane Yellowrock novel

September 29, 2014
Hunter, Faith
New York : Roc, 2014
342 p. ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from: Bloodring (p. [332]-342)
"Roc fantasy."
While protecting the Master of New Orleans from a greedy delegation of European vampires, Jane Yellowrock must find and destroy a brutal creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, leaving a trail of blood and carnage in its wake.

The dark defiles

September 29, 2014
Morgan, Richard K., 1965-
New York : Del Rey, [2014]
630 pages ; 24 cm
"A Del Rey trade paperback original."
"Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold meets George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones in the final novel in Richard K. Morgan's epic A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, which burst onto the fantasy scene with The Steel Remains and The Cold Commands. Ringil Eskiath, a reluctant hero viewed as a corrupt degenerate by the very people who demand his help, has traveled far in search of the Illwrack Changeling, a deathless human sorcerer-warrior raised by the bloodthirsty Aldrain, former rulers of the world. Separated from his companions--Egar the Dragonbane and Archeth--Ringil risks his soul to master a deadly magic that alone can challenge the might of the Changeling. While Archeth and the Dragonbane embark on a trail of blood and tears that ends up exposing long-buried secrets, Ringil finds himself tested as never before, with his life and all existence hanging in the balance. Praise for Richard K. Morgan and his acclaimed series, A Land Fit for Heroes "Bold, brutal, and making no compromises--Richard K. Morgan doesn't so much twist the cliches of fantasy as take an axe to them. Then set fire to them."--Joe Abercrombie "Morgan has taken traditional sword and sorcery tropes and given them a hard, contemporary kick. The anitithesis of the cosy fairytale, this one is for big boys."--The Times (London) "A crisp stylist who demonstrates equal facility with action scenes and angst."--The New York Times Book Review "A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent."--Kirkus Reviews"-- Provided by publisher.

Bleed like me

September 29, 2014
Desir, Christa.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Two emotionally scarred teenagers enter into a passionate, dangerous romance.

The spiritglass charade : a Stoker & Holmes novel

September 29, 2014
Gleason, Colleen, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2014]
354 pages ; 22 cm
In 1889 Evaline Stoker, Mina Holmes, and their time traveler friend, Dylan are asked by the Princess of Wales to find out what happened to Robby Ashton, who may have drowned--but the reappearance of vampires in the heart of London threatens to become a more urgent problem.

The frenzy wolves

September 29, 2014
Lamberson, Gregory, 1964-
[St. Charles, Ill.] : Medallion Press, 2014.
408 pages ; 21 cm.

We are not good people

September 29, 2014
Somers, Jeff, 1971-
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
514 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.

Mistletoe on Main Street

September 29, 2014
Miles, Olivia, author.
viii, 376 pages ; 18 cm
"Book 1 in the Briar Creek series"--Title page.
Briar Creek's quaint shop windows, cozy homes nestled in snow, and neighborly residents are what Christmas dreams are made of--for everyone except Grace Madison. She left her hometown years ago to pursue a writing career. But when her father's death leaves his bookstore empty, Grace must return to face why she fled Vermont in the first place: Luke Hastings, who still heats her up like a shot of smoky whiskey on a cold winter's night.

Cat in a yellow spotlight

September 29, 2014
Douglas, Carole Nelson, author.
313 pages ; 22 cm.
Temple Barr and Midnight Louie work to protect those in danger while the Las Vegas reunion show of the band, Black & White, takes place.

Good Stalin

September 29, 2014
Erofeev, V. V. (Viktor V.)
London, England : Glagoslav Publications, Ltd., c2014.
361 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes glossary of Russian terms.
Autobiographical novel.

Harlequin's costume

September 29, 2014
︠Uz︡efovich, Leonid, 1947-
London, England : Glagoslav Publications Ltd., c2013.
263 p. ; 21 cm.
"Volume 1 of the Putilin trilogy"--T.p.
"Published with the support of the Institute for Literary Translation, Russia" -- T.p.


September 29, 2014
|6880-01 Bossart, Alla, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Tsentrpoligraf, c2014.
317 pages ; 21 cm.
|6880-04 Tolik is an intelligent man, thirty-nine years, idle is caught in the fever hospital. Seemingly, the unpleasant, but everyday. However, waiting for the terrible events there-- firm, bitter,salty, grotesque. Alla Bossart, a prominent journalist and novelist, writes with such realism, power and accuracy that you hair will stand on end.

Confessions of a thug

December 21, 2014
Taylor, Meadows, 1808-1876.
London : Folio Society, 1974.
372 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

The girl next door : a novel

September 26, 2014
Rendell, Ruth, 1930- author.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
272 pages ; 24 cm
The discovery of bones in a tin box sends shockwaves across a group of long-time friends. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories?

A matter of heart

September 26, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2014]
313 pages ; 22 cm.
"In 1890s Texas when two very different men enter Jessica's life, will she choose to pursue her dreams of adventure or follow the gentle urgings of her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.

Paris match : a Stone Barrington novel

September 26, 2014
Woods, Stuart.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
311 pages ; 25 cm.
"Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once"-- Provided by publisher.


September 26, 2014
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
388 pages ; 24 cm
"In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier--a team of dognappers supplying medical labs--when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found--and the victim is a local reporter"-- from publisher's web site.

Strong darkness : a Caitlin Strong novel

September 26, 2014
Land, Jon, author.
New York : Forge, 2014.
366 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West's first serial killer, who is stitching a trail of death along the railroad lines slicing their way through Texas.

The ploughmen : a novel

September 26, 2014
Zupan, Kim.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
256 pages ; 22 cm
"Valentine Millimaki, a troubled young deputy, finds himself seeking counsel from John Gload, a killer awaiting trial, in this debut novel. The strange intimacy of their connection takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence, a manhunt, and a stunning revelation that leave Gload's past and Millimaki's future forever entwined"-- Provided by publisher

Party games : a Fear Street novel

September 26, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
277 pages ; 22 cm.
Despite her friend's warning, Rachel is excited to attend Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island, but soon someone introduces a game of murder and all of the guests are in danger.

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