New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

July 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

When day breaks

July 25, 2014
Banks, Maya.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
296 pages ; 18 cm.
Swanson or "Swanny" as his teammates call him is always up for the next mission. He came back from Afghanistan wounded and scarred. Hardly the kind of man who even belongs in the same room with Eden. And yet there's something about the quiet beauty that stirs his blood and makes him dream of the impossible. Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever. Because Beauty loving the Beast only happens in fairy tales and KGI doesn't deal in fairy tales. Ever.

Spring tide

July 25, 2014
Börjlind, Cecilia, 1961- author.
London : Hesperus Press, 2014.
The spring tides are the highest of the year in Nordkoster; the beach will be covered in particularly deep water tonight. Three men on the beach are digging a hole, covertly watched by a young boy. His intrigue turns to horror as he makes out the fourth figure of the woman for whom the hole is intended. Buried up to her neck in the sand, the high tide is rapidly approaching. Still screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth--in her stomach, she feels her baby kick. And her waters break. The abhorrent crime remains unsolved 24 years later; but gruesome violence is still prevalent. A gang has been killing homeless people in parks, filming their attacks, and broadcasting them on the internet. The police have their work cut out trying to keep abreast of the crime wave. Olivia Rönning hopes to follow in her father's footsteps and join their ranks in the next few months as she completes her training; she has only one last hurdle to overcome over the summer break, a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it. Should be simple, she thinks. Little does she know the world she is getting involved in, the danger she faces, and the ugly truths she risks uncovering.

Scorpion deception

July 25, 2014
Kaplan, Andrew, 1941- author.
New York : HarperCollins, [2013].
401 pages ; 19 cm.
In Switzerland, a brutally efficient hit squad storms the U.S. embassy, stealing classified files and leaving no witnesses alive. Under intense political pressure to find those behind the attack--with Congressional leaders demanding military action--the CIA turns to the deadliest agent they know: Scorpion. But Scorpion is unwilling to get involved... until he learns his name is at the top of one of the stolen lists. What Scorpion uncovers sends the CIA scrambling: evidence linking the attack to an unknown Iranian power broker known as "the Gardener." Scorpion follows the trail to Zurich and Barcelona, where he meets his match in Scale, an agent as lethal as the viper that is his namesake. A deadly dance of deception ensues, bringing Scorpion into Tehran's inner circle, but not even the political elite know who the Gardener is--or what his next move might be.

What strange creatures : a novel

July 24, 2014
Arsenault, Emily.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2014]
366 pages ; 21 cm
"After her brother is arrested for murder, Theresa's quiet life is turned upside down as she immerses herself in a world of political and legal scandal, white-collar crimes and controversial convictions in order to prove his innocence in the next gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault"-- Provided by publisher.

This is the water : a novel

July 24, 2014
Murphy, Yannick.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
340 pages ; 21 cm
"In a quiet New England community members of swim team and their dedicated parents are preparing for a home meet. The most that Annie, a swim-mom of two girls, has to worry about is whether or not she fed her daughters enough carbs the night before; why her husband, Thomas, hasn't kissed her in ages; and why she can't get over the loss of her brother who shot himself a few years ago. But Annie's world is about to change. From the bleachers, looking down at the swimmers, a dark haired man watches a girl. No one notices him. Annie is busy getting to know Paul, who flirts with Annie despite the fact that he's married to her friend Chris, and despite Annie's greying hair and crow's feet. Chris is busy trying to discover whether or not Paul is really having an affair, and the swimmers are trying to shave milliseconds off their race times by squeezing themselves into skin-tight bathing suits and visualizing themselves winning their races. When a girl on the team is murdered at a nearby highway rest stop--the same rest stop where Paul made a gruesome discovery years ago--the parents suddenly find themselves adrift. Paul turns to Annie for comfort. Annie finds herself falling in love. Chris becomes obsessed with unmasking the killer. With a serial killer now too close for comfort, Annie and her fellow swim-parents must make choices about where their loyalties lie. As a series of startling events unfold, Annie discovers what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost" -- from publisher's web site.

Shall we not revenge

July 24, 2014
Pirrone, D. M.
Forest Park, IL : Allium Press of Chicago, [2014].
323 pages : map ; 23 cm.
"Shortly after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Irish detective Frank Hanley is assigned the case of a murdered rabbi. He is aided in his investigation by the rabbi's daughter, Rivka. They uncover political corruption involving Irish gangsters and a prominent relief organization"-- Provided by publisher.

Power

July 24, 2014
Webb, Debra.
New York, NY : Forever, 2013, c2012.
364 p. ; 18 cm.
Special Agent Jess Harris, head of a major crimes division, finds that her investigation of the case of a missing teenager has led to clashes with town's power elite, while her past history with her boss, Dan Burnett, only makes things more complicated.

The Lost Island : a Gideon Crew novel

July 23, 2014
Preston, Douglas J.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
355 pages ; 24 cm
After being tasked with stealing a page from a priceless, ancient book, brilliant scientist and master thief Gideon Crew discovers a hidden map on the back of the book's parchment, in the third novel of the series following Gideon's Corpse.

Back channel

July 23, 2014
Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
455 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book."
"A novel"--Cover.
"From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln-a new novel of terrific suspense and surprise: a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction about a young black woman on whom the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis depends. October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen-a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she races from Ithaca to Bulgaria to Washington, D.C., drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire-figurative and literal-of infighting between governmental agencies, both American and Soviet; into the confidence and-unsettlingly-the affection of the president of the United States; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and, finally, into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy-of honor and bravery-she inherited from the father she never knew"-- Provided by publisher.

Ice shear

July 23, 2014
Cooley, Martha, author.
©2014
304 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"In M.P. Cooley's thrilling debut suspense novel, widowed FBI agent June Lyons returns to her hometown in the rust belt of upstate New York to take a job with the local police department; when she discovers a body in the frozen river, the investigation unmasks a sordid maze of politics, drugs, and an outlaw motorcycle gang, and June finds that still waters run deep in this small town"-- Provided by publisher.

The wolf : a novel

July 23, 2014
Carcaterra, Lorenzo.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
"When the world's most powerful mob boss loses his wife and daughters in a terrorist attack funded by one of his rivals, he resolves to turn the tables. Rallying the heads of the globe's top criminal organizations, Vincent Marelli launches a war that may be his last. With the weight of the criminal world on his shoulders, he has only one desire in his heart: to know who ordered the hit that took out his girls"-- Provided by publisher.

Skin of the wolf

July 23, 2014
Cabot, Sam.
New York : Penguin Group, 2014.
pages cm

Top secret

July 22, 2014
Griffin, W.E.B.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014.
515 pages ; 24 cm.
In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. In his first assignment, he's got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but there are enemies everywhere--and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.

The red pole of Macau : an Ava Lee novel

July 18, 2014
Hamilton, Ian, 1946-
©2012
308, 14 pages ; 21 cm
In Ian Hamilton's The Red Pole of Macau, family ties are stressed to the limit when intrepid forensic accountant Ava Lee must rescue her half brother, Michael, and his business partner, Simon, from a disastrous multimillion-dollar real-estate deal in Macau. When the developers turn out to be gangsters, Michael and Simon are threatened with bankruptcy and much worse. Ava struggles to salvage the deal and her family's money, but then Simon is kidnapped, and the rules of the game abruptly change.

The Quantum Breach

July 18, 2014
Acey, Denver.
Springville, Utah : Bonneville Books, [2014].
249 pages ; 23 cm

Fast track

July 17, 2014
Garwood, Julie.
New York, New York : Dutton Adult, [2014].
321 pages ; 24 cm.
"Family secrets and a hidden past-a woman's search to uncover the truth ignites danger and passion in the latest novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Julie Garwood. Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy's girl-her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother. Cordelia can't suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them. Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia's best friend's older brother. He's oblivious to the fact that she's had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he's unwittingly drawn into a volatile family drama. Aiden wants to help Cordelia get answers about her mother, but threats from her wealthy, high-powered family are quickly becoming dangerous. Sparks are flying between Cordelia and Aiden, but after multiple attempts are made on Cordelia's life, Aiden realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most"-- Provided by publisher.

Invincible

July 17, 2014
Palmer, Diana, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, 2014.
302 pages ; 25 cm
When her photographic memory makes her the target of a criminal who will do anything to make her forget, Carlie Blair entrusts her life--and her heart--to a Lakota Sioux named Carson, a man she once despised.

The hexed

July 17, 2014
Graham, Heather, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin MIRA, [2014]
392 pages ; 17 cm
When a ghost leads Devin Lyle to a body in the woods where years earlier FBI paranormal investigator Craig Rockwell found his friend dead, they find themselves drawn deeper into the case and Salem's history.

The good girl

July 17, 2014
Kubica, Mary, author.
New York : Mira Books, 2014.
350 pages ; 24 cm.
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.

The house of small shadows

July 17, 2014
Nevill, Adam L. G.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014].
374 pages ; 24 cm
"Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself -- to catalogue the late M. H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets. Rarest of all, she'll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from World War II. Catherine can't believe her luck when Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's "Art." Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but Mason's damaged visions begin to raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she'd hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge and some truths seem too terrible to be real.."-- Provided by publisher.

Games divas play

July 17, 2014
Burt-Murray, Angela, author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer [2014]
329 pages ; 21 cm
"When Nia Bullock lands a job as editor-in-chief of the hot new magazine and web site DivaDish, she finds that her platinum dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Battling backstabbing colleagues and reeling from murderous threats, she must turn to an ex-boyfriend for help. Vanessa King, the first lady of the NBA, is looking for a fresh start with her husband, Marcus, the new star point guard for the New York Gladiators who's as popular with the ladies as he is with hoops fans. Since marrying her college sweetheart, Vanessa has learned to deal with life with a professional athlete--the groupies, the paparazzi, and the unchecked ego of a man the sports world puts on a pedestal. When Laila James, self-proclaimed "Golden Goddess," sets her sights on Marcus and shops a reality show based on their affair--and then a dangerous stalker threatens his family--Vanessa turns to her best friend Nia to save her marriage and her life."-- From back cover.

The bone orchard

July 16, 2014
Doiron, Paul.
New York : Minotaur Books 2014.
306 p. ; 25 cm.
"In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of 'suicide by cop,' he begins having second thoughts about his decision. Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend's secret past--even as a beautiful woman from Mike's own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens. As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is" -- from publisher's web site.

Bravo : a Jad Bell novel

July 16, 2014
Rucka, Greg, author.
©2014
294 pages ; 24 cm
"Still recovering from traumas both physical and emotional, Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek's just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover. One, as beautiful as she is deadly, has just been dispatched on American soil to execute the Architect's deadly plans. The other is an American just emerging from a complex web of lies, whose intel may be the only hope Bell has to stop the assault before it begins. But after years of pretending to be somebody else, can she be trusted?"--Dustjacket flap.

Rusalki belogo ozera

July 15, 2014
Leontʹev, Anton.
Moskva : Ėksmo, [2013].
346 pages ; 21 cm.

El último pasajero

July 15, 2014
Loureiro, Manel, 1975-
Barcelona : Planeta, [2013].
447 pages ; 24 cm.

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