New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

August 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Strange shores

August 27, 2014
Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
296 pages ; 25 cm.
"First published in Great Britain under the title Furðustrandir in 2010 by Forlagid, Reykjavik."
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"[B]egins when a young woman disappears from the frozen fjords of Iceland. In her wake, this woman has left a tempest of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for the missing woman but also for his long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snowstorm when they were children has coloured his entire life. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human endurance, he realizes that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried" -- from publisher's web site.

The furies : a novel

August 27, 2014
Haynes, Natalie.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
vi, 297 pages ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain under the title The Amber Fury by Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd."
"After losing her fiancé in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Formerly an actress, Alex accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a school commonly referred to as "The Unit," a last-chance learning community for teens expelled from other schools in the city. Her students have troubled pasts and difficult personalities, and Alex is an inexperienced teacher, terrified of what she's taken on and drowning in grief. Her most challenging class is an intimidating group of teenagers who have been given up on by everyone before her. But Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up in unexpected ways, and she gradually develops a rapport with them. But are these tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge teaching more than Alex ever intended? And who becomes responsible when these students take the tragedies to heart, and begin interweaving their darker lessons into real life with terrible and irrevocable fury?" -- from publisher's web site.

Assassin's game

August 27, 2014
Larsen, Ward.
New York : Forge Books/Tom Doherty Associates, 2014.
381 pages ; 25 cm
"A high-octane thriller from Ward Larsen, the author of The Perfect Assassin.David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created. After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream--a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand. Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin's game"-- Provided by publisher.

The golden hour

August 27, 2014
Moss, Todd.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
xii, 322 pages ; 24 cm

The white van

August 27, 2014
Hoffman, Patrick, author.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2014]
241 pages ; 22 cm
A drug hustler who is set up for robbery while trying to escape her desperate life and an alcoholic cop seeking to claim the money she is accused of stealing confront Russian drug dealers, Chinese black market traders, and other adversaries in San Francisco's underworld.

Hold the dark : a novel

August 27, 2014
Giraldi, William.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
205 pages ; 22 cm
"At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Stumbled by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village"--Amazon.com.

Guardian : a Jack Sigler continuum novella

August 27, 2014
Robinson, Jeremy, 1974- author.
©2014
158 pages ; 21 cm.
"Jack Sigler, Callsign: King, has been a lot of things in his life. A soldier, a father, a hero. But now he's taking up a new title: guardian. After a life fighting billionaire madmen, terrorists and unnatural threats, he's stuck thousands of years in the past, using his knowledge of history and modern warfare to right wrongs and stand up for those in need. When he meets a twelve year old boy--the prince of the Babylonian Empire--who is to be sacrificed to the ancient goddess, Tiamat, by a twisted High Priest, King steps in, sword swinging. But what starts as a simple snatch and grab, quickly turns into a pitched battle against a legion of men and hideous creatures. As Tiamat rises from her ancient resting place, the fate of the world--and King's future--is at stake. Trapped millennia in the past and gifted with regenerative abilities, King must live out the centuries until he returns to his own time and his family. The Jack Sigler Continuum series tells the events that occurred in King's life as a result of the full-length novel, Omega, but no prior reading is required to enjoy the Continuum series. Each story will be a standalone adventure, and a great jumping-on point. For more of King's adventures, check out the entire Jack Sigler/Chess Team series."--Page [4] of cover.

Haunted

August 25, 2014
Hooper, Kay, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
310 pages ; 24 cm.
"When Deacon James's younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare--and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect. Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her--and the town--on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what's happening in town. And what's happening is growing stranger by the minute. Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who--or what--will be left standing when it's all over"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal : a Jack Reacher novel

August 25, 2014
Child, Lee, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]
353 pages ; 24 cm.
"Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott--an American marksman gone bad--is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they're facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses, and no backup if they're caught. All the while Reacher can't stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won't let that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice. Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal."--Dust jacket.

Eyes only

August 25, 2014
Michaels, Fern.|4aut
New York : Kensington Publishing, 2014.
250 ; 22 cm.
Lush, exclusive Spyder Island is home to many of the world's billionaires. Years ago, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's namesake, gave her twin babies up for legal adoption. Now Gretchen and her father are trying to get them back. The twins' adoptive parents are a loving but poor couple, completely outgunned by the Spyders' wealth. Their only hope lies with Myra Rutledge and her formidable Sisterhood, who are as ready as ever to fight the good fight. But nestled among the lavish mansions and immaculate landscaping of Spyder Island is a sinister enemy. And in a case that's far more twisted than it first appeared, the ingenuity, courage, and friendship of the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.

Refugees

August 25, 2014
Molles, D. J., author.
©2012
533 pages ; 19 cm.
"It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge of establishing a hub of safety and stability in the region. But not everyone agrees with Lee's mission ... or his methods. Growing tensions within the camp's leadership are coming to a head, and as Lee struggles amid the dissention and controversy, new revelations about the infected threaten to destroy everything he has worked for."--Back cover.

The unbeliever

August 25, 2014
Kitchen, Zachary J.
United States : Z. Kitchen, ©2013.
383 pages ; 24 cm

Mercy

August 22, 2014
Daniels, B. J.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2014.
344 p. ; 17 cm.
The hunt for a killer leads to a battle between justice and desire. For U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid, there's the law--and then there's his law. When the two don't agree, he always trusts his instincts. A killing spree has gripped the Northwest, showing a strange connection that only he sees, and now the old rules of justice no longer apply. Forced to turn rogue, he goes deep undercover to track his mysterious female suspect to a quiet, unassuming cafe in the wild, isolated mountains of Beartooth, Montana. But encountering Callie Westfield complicates his mission in ways he never expected. As suspicious as she seems, her fragile beauty and sexy charm get to Rourke. Then the gory crimes begin anew. With his heart suddenly at war with his instincts, he has only two options. Either turn Callie over to the law, or put everything--including his badge and his life'on the line to protect her.

Stalked : the boy who said no : historical fiction

August 22, 2014
Sheehy, Patti, author.
Longboat Key, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, [2014]
350 pages ; 24 cm
"A true-life novel"--Cover.
Patti Sheehy continues her novelization of the life of Frank Mederos who was born and raised in Cuba, drafted into the military and promoted to the Special Forces, and who chose to defect and escape from his homeland. Now in America, Frank faces new challenges. With five dollars in his pocket and a boatload of determination, he rejects an offer to join the CIA and takes his chances on achieving the American dream. Frank and his sweetheart, Magda, want nothing more than marriage, children, and a nice life for themselves, but their dreams are dashed. Instead, the couple faces a challenge neither of them could ever imagine. Meanwhile, sinister forces in Cuba plan to avenge Frank's escape. Can Frank outwit Cuban operatives bent on killing him? A tale of tender love, devastating loss, and the life-saving power of friendship.

The cursed

August 21, 2014
Graham, Heather. author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When a man is murdered in the alley behind her place, she's dismayed when his spirit appears, too, asking for help. FBI agent Dallas Samson has a passionate interest in the murder, since the victim's a colleague whose death is connected to the smuggling ring known as Los Lobos: the wolves. Unaware that Dallas has certain abilities of his own, Hannah calls her cousin Kelsey O'Brien, a member of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, an elite unit of paranormal investigators.

Harbor Island

August 21, 2014
Neggers, Carla, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin MIRA, 2014.
347 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bonus novella: Rock Point.
While tracking down stolen artifacts from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine, Emma Sharpe, the granddaughter of a world-renowned art detective, and her fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they have ever encountered.

Shattered secrets

August 21, 2014
Harper, Karen (Karen S.)
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Mira, [2014].
392 pages ; 17 cm

The hidden girl : a novel

August 21, 2014
Millar, Louise, author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books / Atria, 2014.
386 pages ; 21 cm.
"Hannah Riley and her husband, Will, hope that a move to the countryside will provide a fresh start. Hannah is desperate for a baby, and she hopes that this new life will allow her to realize her dream of adopting a child--and revitalize her marriage. Yet when the worst snowstorm in years comes to Suffolk, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote village, obsessively scrambling to turn the tumbledown manor into the perfect refuge for a child. Life in Tornley proves to be far from idyllic, however. Hannah has spent her professional life doing the right thing for other people. As she starts to uncover a terrible crime, she realizes she can no longer do that without putting everything she's ever wanted at risk. But if Hannah does nothing, the next victim could be her."--from cover, page [4].

No limits

August 21, 2014
Foster, Lori, 1958-
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, [2014]
424 pages ; 17 cm.
"Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body--the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young--and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it"--Back cover.

The eye of heaven

August 19, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
389 pages ; 24 cm.
"The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death."-- Provided by publisher.

Kentucky bestiary

August 19, 2014
Hirsch, Joseph, 1982- author.
©2014
399 pages ; 23 cm.
"It has been quite a long time since Officer Peter Silone has been back to Tipple Hollow, the small Appalachian town where he spent many childhood summers with his uncle and his now-deceased younger brother. So when a job opens up in neighboring Gilchrist, Kentucky, Pete naturally jumps at the chance to escape big city police work, and spend some time taking it easy in the country. Nothing in rural Appalachia is as it seems, however. A meth amphetamine epidemic is sweeping the land, and Pete hears pray tell that monsters roam the hillsides and coalmines where no man has ventured in quite a long time. That all changes, however, when a reclusive and mysterious billionaire named Rufus Petulengro sets up camp in Tipple Hollow, and begins to conduct research in the long-dormant mines. He claims he wants only to help the environment, and to undo the damage he wreaked as a commodities trader exploiting the world for its natural resources. As Pete's curiosity leads him on, deeper into the country and finally into the mine, he discovers a dark secret, hiding within the black bowels of the coalmine."--Page [4] of cover.

Forgotten sin

August 19, 2014
Hershey, Brian, author.
©2014
262 pages ; 23 cm.
"Dr. Mya Bishop, an expert on medieval mythology and folklore at the University of Cambridge, is more than she appears to be. Cursed, haunted by guilt, and desperate to be free from her terrible past, Dr. Bishop seeks the help of an animal specialist, Marcus Holland, from Australia. In an attempt to uncover the mysteries behind Dr. Bishop's curse, Marcus upsets the internal balance of emotions and the habits that have kept Dr. Bishop's dark secret hidden from society. No longer able to conceal her true nature from the world, she finds herself facing a new menace that is relentless in pursuing her for one purpose, to kill her. It's a stunning thrill ride, a tale of ill-begotten revelations and long-lost evil that will have you dreading the glowing night sky."--Page [4] of cover.

Private down under

August 15, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
368 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes an except from "Burn" (pages 354 - 368).
The employees of the Sydney, Australia office of the investigation company Private are celebrating their office's incorporation when a bloody young man staggers into the building and the agency's caseload suddenly fills up.

The beast in the red forest : an Inspector Pekkala novel of suspense

August 15, 2014
Eastland, Sam, author.
©2014
313 pages ; 25 cm.
A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Inspector Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap - a new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before. Pursuing the legend of a half-human creature, said to roam the landscape of this war within a war, each step brings Kirov closer to the truth about Pekkala's disappearance. Meanwhile, Pekkala's nemesis is closing in for the kill.

You

August 15, 2014
Drvenkar, Zoran, 1967-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
491 pages ; 25 cm.
"This is a Borzoi Book."

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