New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

July 7, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Infinite possibilities

July 6, 2015
Jones, Lisa Renee.
©2014
309 pages ; 21 cm
"The second book in the sexy, suspenseful new "The Secret Life of Amy Bensen" series from New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Renee Jones"-- Provided by publisher.

Vanishing games

July 6, 2015
Hobbs, Roger, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
289 pages ; 25 cm
Sequel to: Ghostman.
"A novel"--Jacket.
"It's just before dawn on the South China Sea when three experienced pirates open fire on a small smuggling yacht. Their target: a bag of uncut sapphires worth millions. But when one of them stumbles across an enormous treasure that wasn't on the manifest, everything goes sideways. Within minutes the other two are dead, leaving this coldblooded psychopath to claim both the sapphires and the mysterious bonus in hopes of disappearing completely, as he'll now be as rich as Croesus for life"-- Provided by publisher.

The new neighbor

July 6, 2015
Stewart, Leah, 1973- author.
New York : Touchstone, An imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2015.
288 pages ; 24 cm
"A Touchstone Book"-- Cataloging-in-Publication.
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
"Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley is content hiding from the world. Stoic and independent, she rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, finding comfort in the mystery novels that keep her company, that is, until she spots a woman who's moved into the long-empty house across the pond. Jennifer Young is also looking to hide. On the run from her old life, she and her four-year-old son Milo have moved to a quiet town where no one from her past can find her. In Jennifer, Margaret sees both a potential companion in her loneliness and a mystery to be solved. But Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, her son, his missing father, or her past. Frustrated, Margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created--and reveal some secrets of her own" -- provided by publisher.

The hand that feeds you

July 2, 2015
Rich, A. J. (Novelist), author.
New York, NY : Scribner, 2015.
273 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Dust Jacket.
"A novel of psychological suspense about an accomplished woman involved with a man who proves to be an imposter. Morgan Prager, at age thirty, is completing her thesis on victim psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. She is newly engaged to Bennett, a seductive but possessive and secretive man. She returns from class one day to find Bennett mauled to death, and her dogs--a Great Pyrenees and two pit bulls she has rescued--covered in blood. Bewildered and devastated that her dogs could have committed such violence, she worries that she might suffer from one of the syndromes she studies: pathological altruism, when selfless acts do more damage than good. When Morgan tries to locate Bennett's parents to tell them about their son's hideous death, she discovers he was not the man he said he was. Everything he has told her--where he was born, where he lives and works--was a lie. In fact, he has several fiance;es, and fits the clinical definition of a sociopath. And then, one by one, these other women are murdered. Suddenly Morgan's research into Bennett takes on the urgency of survival: to stay alive, she must find out who is killing the women Bennett was closest to. Unsettling and highly suspenseful, this is a brilliant collaboration between two outstanding writers"-- Provided by publisher.

Those girls

July 2, 2015
Stevens, Chevy, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
376 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father's temper. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. As events spiral out of control they find themselves in a horrifying situation and are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Signal

July 2, 2015
Lee, Patrick, 1976- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
311 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the middle of the night, ex-Special Forces operative Sam Dryden gets a urgent call from an old colleague, desperate for his help in a last-minute secret mission ... The two race to a remote shack in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, where they break in, rescue four kidnapped girls, then flee into the hills just seconds ahead of the arriving police and FBI team. It's then that Sam Dryden learns the real secret behind this mission: his former teammate has been working security for an old friend whose company discovered something, and developed a device around that discovery, which had the power to change the course of history"-- Provided by publisher.

Fast shuffle

July 2, 2015
Black, David, 1945- author.
New York : Forge, 2015.
349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Harry always looks on the bright side of things--until the day he stumbles into a situation that leads to darkness, danger, and death. Now Harry doesn't know if he's tracking a killer or if the killer is tracking him and his assistant Friday, the only woman he has ever loved. Turning to the authorities only makes things worse. With Harry and Friday on the run--hunted by the police, the killer, and even Harry's friends and relatives--the chances for survival look grim"-- Provided by publisher.

Looking through darkness

July 2, 2015
Thurlo, Aimée, author.
New York : Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2015.
299 pages ; 22 cm
"Few writers have captured the flavor of the American Southwest better than Aimee and David Thurlo, in both mysteries and romantic suspense. Josephine Buck runs a trading post just off the Navajo Reservation. Widow Leigh Ann Vance is Jo's right-hand-woman, filling the emptiness in her own life. Shortly after her husband, Kurt, was killed, Leigh Ann discovered he had been having a string of affairs. Leigh Ann's trust issues affect her feelings for blind sculptor Melvin Littlewater. Kurt's business partners accuse Leigh Ann of helping Kurt embezzle and the police wonder if Leigh Ann killed him. When she turns to Melvin for help, she finds him fighting his own demons, haunted by memories of a young girl he saw moments before the car crash that cost him his sight. Together, Leigh Ann and Melvin delve into the darkest moments of their pasts, searching for truth and light"-- Provided by publisher.

Sympathy for the devil

July 2, 2015
McCauley, Terrence, author.
Hoboken, NJ : Polis Books, 2015.
328 pages ; 22 cm
"James Hicks has been a ghost for nearly a quarter century. Except to those rare few Assets who know him as the director of one of the most clandestine intelligence agencies in the world, known simply as The University. Hicks has every weapon and intelligence capability known to man at his disposal. He lives by the motto that Preparation Is Paramount, and he has made a career bending the strongest people in the world to his iron will. Yet he is blindsided when Jason, the smartest and deadliest agent under his command goes rogue. Miraculously surviving an attack on his life, Hicks realizes that Jason is connected to an Asset who has access to some of the deadliest biological weapons ever created, including the Ebola virus, and threatens to unleash them on the American population. Hicks must use his considerable resources to discover who turned the agent and why before a deadly biological plot is unleashed that could enter the world into a new era of chaos an anarchy" -- provided by publisher.

The naked eye : a novel

July 1, 2015
Johansen, Iris, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
325 pages ; 25 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"How can you catch a killer when everyone thinks he's dead? Kendra Michaels was instrumental in bringing serial killer Eric Colby to justice. And yet, despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. The problem is that she can't prove it. Even her razor-sharp powers of observation-developed to an amazing capacity during the twenty years she spent blind and now in constant demand by law enforcement agencies-have gotten her nowhere. But then a reporter who very publicly humiliated Kendra is murdered. Visiting the crime scene in search of anything that might link the brutal homicide to Colby, Kendra instead finds evidence that points to her. Finally Colby's master plan becomes clear to her: he is framing Kendra for murder.Suspicions mount and Kendra is thrust into deadly pursuit to clear her name and catch the killer no one believes exists anymore. A killer who is always nearby, watching, waiting to make his next move, even as everyone believes him to be dead. A killer whose trail of destruction is invisible to the naked eye, despite the carnage he leaves in his wake. It will take everything Kendra has to find and stop Colby-and save her own life one more time"-- Provided by publisher.

What doesn't kill her : [a novel]

June 30, 2015
Norton, Carla.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
313 pages ; 25 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity. Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it. For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped. Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past--and Reeve's blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him. Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton's heart-stopping new thriller, What Doesn't Kill Her, about a young woman who learns to fight back"-- Provided by publisher.

The mountain story

June 30, 2015
Lansens, Lori, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
312 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"A ... survival story about four strangers who spend five days lost in the mountain wilderness above Palm Springs. Four go up the mountain, but only three will come down"-- Provided by publisher.

The insider threat : a Pike Logan thriller

June 30, 2015
Taylor, Brad, 1965-
New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2015]
417 pages ; 24 cm
When ISIS plans an attack no one anticipates, one that cannot be defeated by an airstrike, Pike Logan and the Taskforce are America's only hope.

Europe in autumn

June 30, 2015
Hutchinson, David, 1960-
Osney Mead, Oxford, UK : Solaris, 2014.
429 pages ; 18 cm
"Rudi is a cook in a Kraków restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country he's trapped in, a new career -- part spy, part people-smuggler -- begins. Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republics. Recruited by the shadowy organisation Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but when a training mission to The Line, a sovereign nation consisting of a trans-Europe railway line, goes wrong, he is arrested, beaten and Coureur Central must attempt a rescue. With so many nations to work in, and identities to assume, Rudi is kept busy travelling across Europe. But when he is sent to smuggle someone out of Berlin and finds a severed head inside a locker instead, a conspiracy begins to wind itself around him. With kidnapping, double-crosses and a map that constantly re-draws, Rudi begins to realise that underneath his daily round of plot and counter plot, behind the conflicting territories, another entirely different reality might be pulling the strings"--Amazon.com, viewed February 7, 2014.

All in, all out

June 30, 2015
Myers, Steven J., author.
©2014
76 pages ; 21 cm
"The perfect setup is to rip off a drug deal for a million. Dean Powers knows he and his brothers can take the money and run. First he must kill, kill, and keep killing. There is no telling when will the killing and running end. Perhaps it is in the cards"--Page [4] of cover.

Devils' dance

June 30, 2015
Myers, Steven J., author.
©2015
141 pages ; 21 cm
"At first Nick thinks he and seventeen-year-old Angelica have it made. He will write the scenario for a film based on Hawthorn's "Young Goodman Brown" and Angelica will star in it. He slowly realizes that the man behind the film means to seduce Angelica and control her life. That man, Van Alexander, claims to have sold his soul to the devil. Once people start to disappear, Nick is afraid Alexander is the devil himself and he, Nick, has sold his soul too"--Page [4] of cover.

Somebody I used to know

June 29, 2015
Bell, David, 1969 November 17-
New York : New American Library, [2015]
415 pages ; 22 cm
"When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police show up at Nick's house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She's been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick's name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket. Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa's death. But the young woman's murder is only the beginning .and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies"-- Provided by publisher.

One way or another

June 26, 2015
Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.)
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"What begins as a beautiful evening at a party on a yacht ends with attempted murder...and a quest for revenge. Angie never expected a dream vacation to turn so ugly. One moment she was standing on the deck of a fifty-foot yacht and then next, she felt a burning sting in her side. A stab wound. And then a push. She is in the water. She can see people on the yacht, but they have not noticed she is gone, and all seem to have deliberately turned their backs,as the yacht begins slowly to pull away from her. The waves wash over her, sending her further to doom. These are her friends and one is her love. Each one had a reason for getting rid of her though she would not have put murder on that list. Until now. Revenge burns so deeply inside her she knows she will survive this somehow. She will get them. Each one of them-and there are three men, one woman. She will get them. One way or another. Told with Elizabeth Adler's trademark attention to luxurious detail of people and places, One Way or Another is a glamorous, twisty novel of vengeance and vindication"-- Provided by publisher.

Code of conduct : a thriller

June 26, 2015
Thor, Brad.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, [2015]
360 pages ; 24 cm.
"The next Scot Harvath thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor"-- Provided by publisher.

Nemesis

June 26, 2015
Coulter, Catherine.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
384 pages ; 24 cm
"The next high-octane thriller in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock from # 1 New York Times-bestselling author Catherine Coulter. When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock. She heads back with counterterrorist Special Agent Cal McLain to try to get him to talk. Meanwhile, Savich--with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith--has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula's attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock's terrorist case, very strange things happen. Who is really behind the bombing attack at St. Patrick's? How does Savich's mysterious killer fit into Sherlock's terrorism investigation? Savich and Sherlock race against the clock, as more lives are in danger with every passing minute"-- Provided by publisher.

The assassins

June 26, 2015
Lynds, Gayle, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 402 pages ; 24 cm
"Six master assassins -- each a legend in the dark corners of international espionage -- band together to steal a fortune from the middle of a war zone. But the mission goes tragically wrong, and they retreat into the shadows. Now THE ASSASSINS are back. Former military spy Judd Ryder is walking to his D.C. home when he spots a man coming out of his row house who looks like Ryder and is wearing his clothes. As Ryder slows to follow, the imposter is killed in a hit-and-run that's no accident. Was the man the intended victim, or was it Ryder himself? Soon Ryder learns that the key to the mysterious events of the past and to his double's murder is an infamous Cold War assassin, the Carnivore. Two of the last people to see the Carnivore were Ryder and CIA trainee Eva Blake, and someone is using them to lure him out. From Washington D.C. to Marrakech and Baghdad, the assassins wage a final battle -- this time against one another -- fighting for their reputations and Saddam Hussein's long-missing billion-dollar fortune. In the end, only one can be left standing. Caught in the crossfire, Judd and Eva go on the run while desperately unraveling the tangled past and battling not only for their lives, but for their destinies"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost fleet : a novel of the next world war

June 26, 2015
Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren), author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
ix, 404 pages ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
"What will the next global conflict look like? Find out in this ripping, near-futuristic thriller. The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic-drone strikes to old warships from the navy's "ghost fleet." Fighter pilots unleash a Pearl Harbor-style attack; American veterans become low-tech insurgents; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on blending the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. Ghost Fleet is a page-turning speculative thriller in the spirit of The Hunt for Red October. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, it is unique in that every trend and technology featured in the novel -- no matter how sci-fi it may seem -- is real, or could be soon. "-- Provided by publisher.

You can't escape

June 26, 2015
Bush, Nancy, 1953-
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
393 p. ; 17 cm
While investigating a bomb blast that nearly killed a reporter, journalist Jordanna Winters uncovers a string of unsolved murders and must dig deep into her own troubled past to expose a twisted killer who brands his victims.

Kill again : a Claire Waters thriller

June 26, 2015
Baer, Neal, author.
New York : Kensington Books, ©2015.
296 pages ; 24 cm.
Kill again is a harrowing psychological thrill-ride filled with terrifying twists and turns, captivating characters, and mindbending puzzles that will keep you guessing until the final, shocking climax.

Dexter is dead : a novel

June 25, 2015
Lindsay, Jeffry P.
New York : Doubleday, [2015]
pages ; cm
Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything--including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime. ironically. he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence.

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