New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

October 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mind blind

October 21, 2014
Don, Lari, author.
Edinburgh : KelpiesTeen, 2014.
303 p. ; 21 cm.

Spectrum : a Karen Vail novel

October 21, 2014
Jacobson, Alan, 1961- author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
419 pages ; 23 cm
"New York City: home to world-renowned museums, theater, restaurants, iconic sports franchises. Central Park. Wall Street. And an infamous serial killer who's terrorized the Big Apple for decades. The year is 1995 and the NYPD has just graduated a promising new patrol officer named Karen Vail. The rookie's first day on the job is anything but easy when she finds herself at the crime scene of a young woman murdered in an unusual manner. Vail is unsure of what she's looking at or what it means--but it's a case that will weigh on her mind for nearly twenty years. As the years pass, Vail's career takes unexpected twists and turns--as does the case that's come to be known as Hades. Now a skilled FBI profiler, will Vail be in a better position to catch the killer? Or will Hades prove to be Karen Vail's hell on earth?"--Publisher's website.

Heart of stone

October 20, 2014
Mullins, Debra.
New York : Tor, 2014.
316 p. ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Prodigal son.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find the Stone Singer. Faith Karaluros is the last Stone Singer. Manipulated all her life for her rare ability, she is widowed after her husband tried to steal her power for the Mendukati, an extremist group that hunts Seers. Faith wants nothing more than to stay out of this war when Darius comes to find her--just in time to rescue her from being kidnapped. Faith goes with Darius, determined to do the job and be on her way with the money that can set her up where no one can find her again. She didn't count on the Mendukati sending a hit man after her. Darius swears he can protect her, but when she discovers he is one of the rare Atlanteans whose powers work on their own kind, can she trust him to keep his word, or is she being used again?"--Author's website.

Fear and loathing

October 17, 2014
Norman, Hilary, author.
©2014
234 pages ; 22 cm.
"One warm Sunday evening in Miami Beach, a leisurely waterfront barbecue is transformed into a brutal massacre. When the cops arrive, they find four hogtied bodies in a carbon monoxide-filled BMW--and a note on the windshield addressed to Detective Sam Becket, its message personal and menacing. After another similar slaughter, Sam leads a task force dedicated to tracking down the killers. But meantime, in France, someone is stalking his daughter, Cathy, and before long Sam is forced into a decision which he knows could destroy his career. He doesn't know that he's just exposed all his loved ones to horrific danger..."--dust jacket.

Seventh grave and no body

October 16, 2014
Jones, Darynda, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
viii, 322 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him"-- Provided by publisher.

The scent of death

October 16, 2014
Taylor, Andrew, 1951 October 14- author.
London : Harper, 2013.
474 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining paper.
Manhattan, 1778. A city of profiteers, loyalists and double agents. New York is home to a tide of refugees seeking justice from the British crown. Edward Savill is sent from London to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists. No sooner does he land than he becomes embroiled in a murder.

Beautiful you

October 15, 2014
Palahniuk, Chuck, author.
New York : Doubleday, an imprint of Random House, [2014]
224 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more . . . Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well," a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?"--Amazon.com.

Sometimes the wolf

October 15, 2014
Waite, Urban.
New York : William Morrow, 2014.
277 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.

Five minutes alone

October 15, 2014
Cleave, Paul, 1974-
New York : Atria Paperback, 2014.
447 pages ; 21 cm

Last winter, we parted

October 15, 2014
Nakamura, Fuminori, 1977-
New York, NY : Soho, 2014.
216 pages ; 22 cm

The peripheral

October 15, 2014
Gibson, William, 1948-
New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
485 pages ; 24 cm
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.

Havana storm : a Dirk Pitt novel

October 14, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : Putnam, 2014.
pages ; cm
"While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous--a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before ... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now"-- from publisher's web site.

Gray Mountain

October 14, 2014
Grisham, John, author.
©2014
368 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever" -- from author's web page.

Saint Brigid's Bones : a Celtic adventure

October 13, 2014
Freeman, Philip, 1961-
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
225 p.: map ; 24
"In an evocative Celtic novel set in a time when druids roamed the land, lively young sister Deirdre embarks on a mission to find the stolen bones of her convent's patron saint. In ancient Ireland, an island ruled by kings and druids, the nuns of Saint Brigid are fighting to keep their monastery alive. When the bones of Brigid go missing from their church, the theft threatens to destroy all they have worked for. No one knows the danger they face better than Sister Deirdre, a young nun torn between two worlds. Trained as a bard and raised by a druid grandmother, she must draw upon all of her skills, both as a bard and as a nun, to find the bones before the convent begins to lose faith."--Publisher's website.

Interrupt

October 13, 2014
Carlson, Jeff, 1969-
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, c2013.
397 p. : ill., maps, 21 cm.
"In the distant past, the leader of a Neanderthal tribe confronts the end of his kind. Today, a computational biologist, a Navy pilot, and an autistic boy are drawn together by the ancient mystery that gave rise to Homo sapiens. Planes are falling from the sky. Global communications have ceased. America stands on the brink of war with China -- but war is the least of humankind's concerns. As solar storms destroy Earth's electronics and plunge the world into another Ice Age, our civilization finds itself overrun by a powerful new species of man..." --Publisher's website.

Burned : a Vanessa Pierson novel

October 10, 2014
Wilson, Valerie Plame
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2014]
368 pages ; 24 cm

Blue warrior

October 10, 2014
Maden, Mike.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
402 pages ; 24 cm.
"A brutal conflict in Mali and an international race for rare elements sets the stage for Troy Pearce and his drone technology to rescue an old friend in this adrenaline-fueled series. Blue Warrior is set in the remote Sahara Desert, where a recently discovered deposit of strategically indispensable Rare Earth Elements (REEs) ignites an international rush to secure them. Standing in the way are the Tuaregs, the fierce tribe of warrior nomads of the desert wasteland, who are fighting for their independence. The Chinese offer to help the Malian government crush the rebellion by the Tuaregs in order to gain a foothold in the area, and Al-Qaeda jihadis join the fight. In the midst of all this chaos are Troy Pearce's closest friend and a mysterious woman from his past who ask him for help. Deploying his team and his newest drones to rescue his friends and save the rebellion, Troy finds that he might need more than technology to survive the battle and root out the real puppet masters behind the Tuareg genocide"-- Provided by publisher.

300,000,000

October 10, 2014
Butler, Blake, author.
©2014
454 pages ; 23 cm
"A mingled simulacrum of Charles Manson, David Koresh, and Thomas Harris' Buffalo Bill, Gravey is a sinister yet alluring God figure who enlists young metal head followers to kidnap neighboring women and bring them to his house--there he murders them and buries their bodies in a basement crypt. Through parallel narratives, Three Hundred Million lures readers into the cloven mind of Gravey--and Darrel, his sinister alter ego--even as Flood's secret journal chronicles his own descent into his own, eerily similar psychosis."-- Provided by publisher.

Genesis code : a thriller of the near future

October 10, 2014
Metzl, Jamie Frederic.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2014.
pages cm
"Blue Magic, the latest designer drug linked to a rash of overdoses, might explain the needle mark on the arm of a young woman found dead in her Kansas City apartment. But when Star reporter Rich Azadian digs deeper, the clues point to a far more explosive story: MaryLee Stock was a special prote;ge;e of evangelical megapastor and power broker Cobalt Becker, who is poised to deliver his followers and the presidency to a firebrand right-wing senator in the next election. When Azadian sets out to prove that MaryLee's death was no accident and she may have been carrying Becker's genetically enhanced baby, the stakes become life itself. In 2023 America-bankrupt, violently divided by the culture wars, and beholden to archrival China-the rules of the game are complicated. With the danger mounting, the dead bodies of young women piling up, Chinese agents circling, and the US Department of National Competitiveness moving in to quash his investigation, Azadian's only option is to go rogue, assemble a team of brilliant misfits like himself, and begin the fight of his life to find out who is killing these women and why, and if any others like them may still be alive. "-- Provided by publisher.

First impressions : a novel of old books, unexpected love, and Jane Austen

October 9, 2014
Lovett, Charles C.
New York : Viking, [2014].
308 pages : 24 cm
Sophie Collingwood is drawn into a mystery when two people request a copy of the same very rare book from the antiquarian bookshop where she works.

Liberators : a novel of the coming global collapse

October 9, 2014
Rawles, James Wesley.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
xiii, 394 pages ; 24 cm
"The latest survivalist thriller from the New York Times bestselling author and founder of survivalblog.com gives readers an unprecedented look into a post-apocalyptic world resulting from an all-too-real disaster scenario. When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major US cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his parents' cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in remote western Canada. Joining him is his old friend Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence case officer based in Washington State. Reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, and government negligence have led to an unprecedented socioeconomic collapse in America that quickly spreads throughout the world. Lightly populated Bella Coola is spared the worst of the chaos, but when order is restored it comes in the form of a tyrannical army of occupation. Ray and Phil soon become key players in the resistance movement, fighting the occupiers in a war that will determine not only their own personal survival, but also the future of North America. Liberators depicts a world that is all too conceivable and terrifyingly familiar. Fastpaced and packed with authentic information on outdoor survival, self-sufficiency, and small-unit tactics, James Wesley, Rawles's latest thriller will resonate with his dedicated fanbase and encourage new readers to prepare for anything from lesser disasters to the dreaded worst-case scenario"-- Provided by publisher.

Haunted

October 8, 2014
Hooper, Kay.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 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"-- from publisher's web site.

The hexed

October 8, 2014
Graham, Heather.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Devin Lyle moves into an eighteenth century cabin in the woods of Salem, haunted by dead bodies and ghostly apparitions"-- Provided by publisher.

The purity of vengeance : a Department Q novel

October 7, 2014
Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
pages ; cm.
Translation copyright date: 2013.
Previously published as Journal 64 with a variant title of Journal fireogtreds in Danish.
In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark. More than twenty years later, Detective Carl Mørck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties. But when Carl's assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice. As they sift through the disappearances, they get closer and closer to Curt Wad, who is more determined than ever to see the vision of his youth take hold and whose brutal treatment of Nete and others like her is only one small part of his capacity for evil.

Dark spies

October 6, 2014
Dunn, Matthew, 1968-
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
369 p. ; 23 cm.
On the run from the CIA, intelligence operative Will Cochrane heads to the U.S. to uncover a diabolical spymaster at the center of an international conspiracy.

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