New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

April 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Every fifteen minutes

April 1, 2015
Scottoline, Lisa.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
435 pages ; 24 cm
"Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Eric a high risk patient. Max can't turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest" himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life? New York Times best selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, Every Fifteen Minutes, brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts. "-- Provided by publisher.

Hot pursuit

March 30, 2015
Woods, Stuart.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
337 pages ; 24 cm
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Cover.
"Stone Barrington is back in the exciting new adventure from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods. It's not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he's pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who's soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from Wichita to Europe, but trailing them is some unwanted baggage his new lady love's unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend. And while Stone is fending off his newest adversary, trouble is brewing on the international stage. Several enemy operatives are at large, and only a coordinated intelligence effort will have any chance of stopping their deadly plot. But the clock is ticking. and time has nearly run out"-- Provided by publisher.

The animals : a novel

March 26, 2015
Kiefer, Christian, 1971- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
314 pages ; 25 cm
"Bill Reed manages a wildlife sanctuary in rural Idaho, caring for injured animals--raptors, a wolf, and his beloved bear, Majer, among them--that are unable to survive in the wild. Seemingly rid of his troubled past, Bill hopes to marry the local veterinarian and live a quiet life together, the promise of which is threatened when a childhood friend is released from prison. Suddenly forced to confront the secrets of his criminal youth, Bill battles fiercely to preserve the shelter that protects these wounded animals and to keep hidden his turbulent, even dangerous, history"--Amazon.com.

Game of mirrors

March 26, 2015
Camilleri, Andrea.
New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2015.
277 pages ; 20 cm
"An Inspector Montalbano mystery"--Cover.
"In Game of Mirrors, Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses-one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile, the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the Inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts. That is, until the inspector himself becomes the prime suspect in an unspeakably brutal crime"-- Provided by publisher.

Holding strong

March 26, 2015
Foster, Lori, 1958- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : HQN, 2015
475 pages ; 18 cm
"Cannon Colter bonus scene!"--Cover.
After a one-night stand with master flirt and curvaceous knock-out Cherry Peyton, up-and-coming MMA fighter Denver Lewis gives it his best shot to prove to her that he will always keep her safe, especially when her past comes back with a vengeance.

Wild hearts

March 26, 2015
Sala, Sharon, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2015]
378 pages ; 17 cm
"Secrets and lies"--Cover.
"Dallas Phillips refuses to believe her father committed suicide, even though things were tough on his farm and he was deeply in debt. When she hears he'd told a neighbor about an upcoming windfall, she grows suspicious, and her suspicion only deepens when she realizes someone is lurking in the nearby mountains after dark. For help, she turns to Trey Jakes, local police chief--and her former lover. As they begin to investigate, another mystery comes to light. Trey's mother is beginning to remember events from thirty years ago, something shadowy that happened in the mountains, and Dallas's father was there, too. Is what happened that night connected to his 'suicide'? As they search for the truth, Trey and Dallas struggle to fight their attraction, but they may not be able to fend off another force--a killer who's more than willing to kill again to make sure old secrets stay buried."--Back cover.

The lost and the blind

March 26, 2015
Burke, Declan, author.
Sutton, Surrey : Severn House, 2015.
234 pages ; 23 cm

The mercy of the night : a novel

March 26, 2015
Corbett, David, 1953- author.
©2015
421 pages ; 21 cm
Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When a young woman he's taken under his wing disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her, despite her puzzlingly unhelpful family and his own ghosts. Jacquelina Garza has been to hell and back. Abducted and tortured by a child predator when she was eight years old, she still, years later, bears the scars of the incident and its aftermath, including a very public trial. Her teenage life takes an even steeper downward spiral when she's drawn into a murder case that threatens to tear apart her hometown of Rio Mirada, the gateway to Napa Valley's opulence. Can these two wayward souls find redemption amid the convenient lies and difficult truths that have followed them for so long?

Buried secrets : a novel

March 26, 2015
Hannon, Irene.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, [2015]
378 pages ; 22 cm.
"Men of valor."
Former Chicago homicide detective and current small town police chief Lisa Grant works with former Navy SEAL and detective Mac McGregor to investigate the discovery of an unmarked grave, which puts the two in danger from someone desperate to stop the investigation.

Night night, sleep tight

March 23, 2015
Ephron, Hallie, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
x, 287 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel of suspense"--Jacket.
Los Angeles, 1986. Discovering her bitter father's drowned body in his 1980s Beverly Hills swimming pool, Deirdre reconnects with an old friend who confessed to killing her mother's boyfriend decades earlier.

The Never-Open Desert Diner : novel

March 23, 2015
Anderson, James (Novelist)
©2015
286 pages : map ; 23 cm
Map on lining pages.
Ben Jones is an honorable but down-on-his luck truck driver on a lonely Utah highway. His life takes a sudden turn into violence, mystery and longing upon finding a beautiful woman playing a cello in an isolated house in the high desert.

At Wolf Ranch

March 23, 2015
Ryan, Jennifer, 1973-
New York, NY : Avon Books, 2015.
373 pages ; 18 cm.
After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything. Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next, unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be. As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?

Captive

March 20, 2015
Walsh, Brighton. author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
274 pages ; 21 cm
"Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. The daughter of a prominent business man, she has everything she could ask for. Except a father who's present in her life, a mother who doesn't spend her days drinking herself into oblivion, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls a home. Madison dreams of someday leaving her life behind. She just never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen. Now she's being held captive by a man who's as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary as dangerous as he is compelling, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn't know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes he's not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness, and a heart as broken and battered as her own. But as Madison lets her walls down for the first time in her life, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could rock her very foundation"-- Provided by publisher.

Murdergram

March 20, 2015
Santiago, Nisa, author.
©2014
292 pages ; 22 cm
"Four broke girlfriends go into a Long Island church looking for a job. Four trained assassins come out. The Cristál Clique is born when these young killers are immersed in the intense underworld of murder-for-hire. But with youth comes naiveté. When heartache, betrayal, and revenge lurk behind every door, these Brooklyn girls must remain on point if they want to stay alive"--Page 4 of cover.

A desperate fortune

March 20, 2015
Kearsley, Susanna, 1966-
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
518 pages ; 21 cm
Though divided by centuries, two women -- a Jacobite exile and an amateur codebreaker -- are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

The dead play on

March 19, 2015
Graham, Heather, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2015]
329 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Cafferty & Quinn novel"--Cover.
Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life--and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city. Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't. Or wouldn't. After all, Cafferty and Quinn have become famous for solving unusual crimes.

The patriot threat

March 19, 2015
Berry, Steve, 1955-
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
386 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
"The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting, and could even bring down the US economy. There is a surprising truth to this possibility a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry. His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files the kind that could bring the United States to its knees. Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and suspense is 90% fact and 10% exciting speculation, a provocative thriller that poses a dangerous question. What if the federal income tax is illegal?"--Publisher.

The dream of my return

March 19, 2015
Castellanos Moya, Horacio, 1957- author.
New York : New Directions Books, [2015]
136 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published: El sueño de mi retorno. Barcelona : Tusquets Editores, 2013"--Title page verso.
"A New Directions paperbook original."
A high-octane paranoia deranges a writer and fuels a dangerous plan to return home to El Salvador.

Cuba straits

March 18, 2015
White, Randy Wayne, author.
©2015
xviii, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Maps on end caps.
"The new novel in the Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White. Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items-high-profile collectibles-but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth. First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public. A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed"-- Provided by publisher.

Hostage run

March 17, 2015
Klavan, Andrew.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
342 pages ; 23 cm.
"Rick Dial is faced with an impossible choice: save the life of his best friend Molly. or save the free world. Rick Dial's career as a superstar quarterback ended when a car accident left him unable to walk. But his uncanny gaming ability caught the attention of a secret government organization trying to stop a high tech terrorist attack on America. He's been to the fantastical cyber world called the MindWar Realm. and returned to Real Life victorious. But the stakes have just gone up. Another attack is imminent and Rick is the only one who can stop it. How can he, though, when terrorists have kidnapped his best friend Molly and are threatening to kill her if Rick returns to the Realm? As Molly uses every resource of mind and body to outwit her brutal captors, Rick races against time inside a nightmare video game where a fate worse than death may bewaiting for him. Hundreds of milesapart, both will have to test the power of their faith and the strength oftheir spirits. They are being forced to a moment of sacrifice. one thatcould cost them everything"-- Provided by publisher.

A study in detail

March 17, 2015
Guillebeau, Michael.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
265 pages ; 23 cm

Tears of innocence

March 17, 2015
Rapp, Bill, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
251 pages ; 23 cm

Night life

March 17, 2015
Taylor, David C. author.
New York, NY : Forge, 2015.
332 pages; 25 cm
New York City in 1954. The Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city. Michael Cassidy has an unusual background for a New York cop. His father, a refugee from Eastern Europe, is a successful Broadway producer. His godfather is Frank Costello, a Mafia boss. Cassidy also has an unusual way of going about the business of being a cop--maybe that's why he threw a fellow officer out a third story window of the Cortland Hotel. Cassidy is assigned to the case of Alexander Ingram, a Broadway chorus dancer found tortured and dead in his apartment in Hell's Kitchen.

The tapestry : [a novel]

March 17, 2015
Bilyeau, Nancy.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
389 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"A Touchstone book."
"The next page-turner in the award-winning Joanna Stafford series takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as the gutsy former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era. After her priory in Dartford is closed--collateral damage in tyrannical King Henry VIII's quest to overthrow the Catholic Church--Joanna resolves to live a quiet and honorable life weaving tapestries, shunning dangerous quests and conspiracies. Until she is summoned to Whitehall Palace, where her tapestry weaving has drawn the King's attention. Joanna is uncomfortable serving the King whom she has twice attempted to overthrow--unbeknownst to him. She fears for her life in a court bursting with hidden agendas and a casual disregard for the virtues she holds dear. And her suspicions are confirmed when an assassin attempts to kill her moments after arriving at Whitehall. Struggling to stay ahead of her most formidable enemy yet, an unknown one, she becomes entangled in dangerous court politics. Her dear friend Catherine Howard is rumored to be one of the King's mistresses. Joanna is determined to protect young, beautiful, nai;ve Catherine from becoming the King's next wife and possibly, victim. Set in a world of royal banquets and feasts, tournament jousts, ship voyages, and Tower Hill executions, this thrilling tale finds Joanna in her most dangerous situation yet, as she attempts to decide the life she wants to live: nun or wife, spy or subject, rebel or courtier. Joanna must finally choose her fate"-- Provided by publisher.

The deep

March 17, 2015
Elliott, Zetta, author.
[United States] : Rosetta Press, [2013]
158 pages ; 23 cm
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