New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

March 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Black and blue

March 22, 2019
Rosenfelt, David, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
290 pages ; 25 cm.
Doug Brock hasn't had it easy since his getting shot in the line of duty as a New Jersey state police officer. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it hasn't been the most restful recovery. Now, the cold case department is checking evidence from a murder case Doug was investigating before the accident, but the DNA points to a man Doug eliminated as a suspect... and he remembers none of it. Doug begins to reinvestigate what turns out to be a series of unsolved killings and must retrace his steps to discover why he would have let the suspect go free. What he uncovers may be more dangerous than any case he's faced yet.

Stone cold heart

March 22, 2019
Griffin, Laura, 1973- author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2019.
357 pages ; 17 cm.
"Pocket books fiction"--Spine.
When abandoned human remains are found in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart, one of the nation's top forensic anthropologists, is drawn into an investigation that threatens to rock a small community to its very core.

They saw too much

March 22, 2019
Gibbons, Alan, 1953- author.
London : Orion Children's Book, 2018.
229 pages ; 20 cm
"John is trying hard to stay out of trouble and leave his past behind him but he can't help being drawn to Ceri James - the guarded girl who has secrets of her own. Then their lives are thrown together, though not in the way John had hoped. They witness a man being shot - capturing the murder on camera - and now the ruthless killers are hunting them down. Scared and panicked, John avoids Ceri's questions: why won't he call the police? How does he know the killer? Because only one question really matters: who can you trust when you're running for your life?"--Publisher's description.

Girl most likely

March 22, 2019
Collins, Max Allan.
260 pages ; 21 cm
In a small Midwest town, twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She's learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista's ten-year high school reunion. With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn't take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the "Girl Most Likely to Succeed"--and then some--is back in town. Her reputation as a dogged reporter has made the stunning blonde famous. Her reputation among her former classmates and rivals has made her infamous. Astrid's list of enemies is a long one. And as the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation. Krista and her father are following leads and opening long-locked doors from their hometown to the Florida suburbs to Chicago's underworld. They just never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista's own past.

The Havana game

March 22, 2019
Lutz, John, 1939- author.
New York : Pinnacle Books, [2019]
340 pages ; 19 cm.
An American covert agent finds himself out in the cold after his investigation into a terrorist attack goes awry. Meanwhile, his partner hunts the killer of a fellow agent and runs into opposition from the highest levels of the NSA -- adapted from cover description.

My lovely wife

March 21, 2019
Downing, Samantha, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
374 pages ; 24 cm
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

The A list : an Ali Reynolds mystery

March 21, 2019
Jance, Judith A., author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
355 pages ; 24 cm.
Ten years ago, when Ali Reynolds's high-profile newscaster life blew up on the West Coast, she went back home to Sedona, Arizona, to reinvent herself. Now while she's living her new life, someone from her past comes asking for help. But will revisiting the past jeopardize her future?

We all fall down

March 21, 2019
Kalla, Daniel, author.
Toronto : Simon and Schuster Canada, 2019.
370 pages ; 23 cm.
"A NATO epidemiologist arrives in Italy to examine a critically ill patient and is stunned to discover that the case is the plague. She soon suspects bioterrorism, but her WHO counterpart isn't so sure. Who is right? And how is the disease spreading?"-- Provided by publisher.

Angels in the moonlight

March 21, 2019
McDonnell, Caimh, author.
315 pages ; 23 cm
"A prequel to the Dublin Trilogy."
"For Detective Bunny McGarry, life is complicated, and it is about to get more so. It's 1999 and his hard won reputation amongst Dublin's criminal fraternity, for being a massive pain the backside, is unfortunately shared by his bosses. His partner has a career-threatening gambling problem and, oh yeah, Bunny's finally been given a crack at the big time. He's set the task of bringing down the most skilled and ruthless armed robbery gang in Irish history. So the last thing he needs in his life is yet another complication. Her name is Simone. She is smart, funny, talented and, well, complicated. When her shocking past turns up to threaten her and Bunny's chance at a future, things get very complicated indeed. If the choice is upholding the law or protecting those he loves, which way will the big fella turn?"--Provided by publisher.

The day that never comes

March 21, 2019
McDonnell, Caimh, author.
[Manchester] : McFori Ink, [2017]
331 pages ; 23 cm
"Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts? Well guess what - someone is killing them. Dublin is in the middle of a heat wave and tempers are running high. The Celtic Tiger is well and truly dead, activists have taken over the headquarters of a failed bank, the trial of three unscrupulous property developers teeters on the brink of collapse, and in the midst of all this, along comes a mysterious organisation hell-bent on exacting bloody vengeance in the name of the little guy. Paul Mulchrone doesn't care about any of this; he has problems of his own. His newly established detective agency is about to be DOA. One of his partners won't talk to him for very good reasons and the other has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth for no reason at all. Can he hold it together long enough to figure out what Bunny McGarry's colourful past has to do with his present absence? When the law and justice no longer mean the same thing, on which side will you stand? The Day That Never Comes is the second book in Caimh McDonnell's Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit." --Page [4] of cover.

Crown jewel

March 20, 2019
Reich, Christopher, 1961- author.
373 pages ; 25 cm
A Simon Riske novel.
International spy Simon Riske connects a series of crimes in Monte Carlo's most lavish casinos to a brutal plot by an organization of criminal gamblers.

Last orders

March 20, 2019
McDonnell, Caimh, author.
[Manchester, England] : McFori Ink, 2018.
343 pages ; 23 cm
"As a wise man once said, just because you're done with the past, doesn't mean the past is done with you. Paul can't let an incident from his past go. When he finds out a rival detective agency played a key role in it, he drags MCM Investigations into a blood feud that they can't hope to win. Soon they're faced with the prospect of the company going out of business and Brigit going out of her damn mind. When long-buried bodies are discovered in the Wicklow Mountains, Bunny's past starts closing in on him too. Who can he trust when he can't even trust himself? When he finds himself with nowhere left to run and nobody he can turn to, will the big fella make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the ones he loves? When all that's left is the fall, the fall is everything. And even the mighty fall."--Publisher's description.

A man with one of those faces

March 20, 2019
McDonnell, Caimh.
[Manchester] : McFori Ink, [2016]
355 pages ; 23 cm
The first time somebody tried to kill him was an accident. The second time was deliberate. Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history...or else they'll be history.

The last second

March 19, 2019
Coulter, Catherine, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
447 pages ; 24 cm.
"From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes a riveting thriller pitting special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine against the head of a private space agency who has the power to end the world as we know it. It's Bastille Day in France, and the private French space agency Galactus--France's answer to Space X, owned by the eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard--has just sent a satellite payload into orbit. Billed as a 'communications' satellite, it harbors a frightening reality: a nuclear electromagnetic pulse has been hidden aboard. In days, when the satellite is in position, Galactus's head and Broussard's second in command, Dr. Neveah Patil, will have the power to lay waste to the world with her EMP, and create her own immortality with the Holy Grail--the stones of the heavens and the very treasure Broussard has spent his life searching for. The countdown has begun, and Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine will go down to the wire to stop this heinous attack"-- Provided by publisher.

The big crush

March 19, 2019
Schow, David J., author.
357 pages ; 24 cm
What if you reached out on the internet to that long-ago crush you had in high school... and she turned out to be a contract assassin with you on her hit list? What if you viewed these outrageous events through the lens of cinema, making real life and reel life collide and turning your own narrative into a Hollywood free-for-all? What if you tumbled into an underworld where no one is who they say they are... where no one can be trusted... and everyone is out for the blood of someone else? Especially you. Could fearing for your life be the ultimate aphrodisiac? The Big Crush is a contemporary urban thriller. A modern Los Angeles noir: Black ops, Murder for hire. and a love story about people invisible to the citizens of the waking world.

Double exposure

March 19, 2019
Gough, Alfred, 1967- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
325 pages ; 24 cm
David Toland, a decorated Korean War veteran, and CIA officer Lana Welles are swept into a 1960s global conspiracy when they come into the possession of evidence that suggests Hitler is still alive.


March 19, 2019
Campbell, Rick (Navy Commander), author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
viii, 320 pages : map ; 25 cm
A military coup in Russia leads to a swift invasion of former Soviet territories--while the U.S. has been rendered powerless to respond. The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. But the generals won't have it and at the first opportunity, they overthrow the president in a military coup. Then they use a narrow window to initiate their bold plan--the Zolotov option--which will render all of America's B2 bombers and ballistic missiles useless. With the U.S. off the board, they swiftly invade Ukraine with an overwhelming force, an invading Army that even NATO can't hope to resist. Now, it's game on. Without their primary weapons, the U.S. has to find a way to fight back on multiple fronts. If they're to have any chance, they'll have to overcome the malware that has grounded their ballistic missiles and planes, as well as secretly land a SEAL team to help rescue the imprisoned Russian President, and help retake control from the forces that are driving Europe into a continental war.

A town called Malice : a novel

March 19, 2019
Abramowitz, Adam, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Thomas Dunne Books."
A bike messenger navigates Boston's gritty underworld of gangsters and blood money in this novel with more twists and turns than Boston's streets. Boston's baddest bike messenger Zesty Meyers is back in town...Bosstown. Zesty's life seems to be settling down after his last hospital visit and family secret reveal. But when his brother Zero starts acting oddly and pairs up with an unemployed Rabbi, Zesty knows something is awry. Then his father's old friend Klaussen turns up with stories from their run-ins with Boston's finest. His father's Alzheimer's has left Zesty and Zero with minimal knowledge of the past and rumors of the darkest of blood money. From shady bars to college campus underground poker leagues, Zesty's speeding towards trouble. Now Zesty must put his poker face on while he winds through the streets of Boston desperately trying to uncover his father's memory before Klaussen and his past catch up with him.

No tomorrow

March 19, 2019
Jennings, Luke, author.
251 pages ; 21 cm.
Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray, 2018.
"Watch the hit BBC America TV series"--Cover.
"In Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call. Eve has discovered that a senior intelligence officer is in the pay of the Twelve-the secretive and subversive organization that employs Villanelle-and she is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill. The duel between the two women intensifies, as does their mutual obsession. The action moves from Europe to Russia, and to a shattering face-to-face confrontation, as Eve finally unwraps the enigma of her adversary's true identity and intentions".-- Provided by publisher.

The homecoming : a novel

March 19, 2019
Pyper, Andrew.
353 pages ; 23 cm
Pyper's weird, wonderful, audacious new novel begins simply enough: a man has died, and his family has gathered to hear the reading of his will. Much to the surprise of the man's widow and the couple's children, they all stand to inherit a sizable fortune, but there's one, rather odd condition. From this first small indication that The Homecoming will be no ordinary family drama, the story--walking a line between thriller and horror--descends, at first slowly and then with almost dizzying speed, into an abyss of shattered memories, disquieting dreams, and an evil that borders on the surreal. The characters, who seemed fairly normal at the outset, show themselves to possess deep layers of haunting pain.

Blood oath : a novel

March 18, 2019
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
New York : Dutton, [2019]
355 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
"Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence, and not a moment too soon. With more women feeling empowered to name their abusers, Alex is eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best. But even she can't anticipate the complexity of her first case when she meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark federal trial. and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time. Yet Lucy's isn't the only secret Alex must uncover, with rumors swirling about one colleague's abusive conduct behind closed doors and another's violent, mysterious collapse. As the seemingly disparate cases of her client, adversary, and friend start to intertwine, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan's Rockefeller University, a premier research institute, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But not even the greatest minds in the city can help her when unearthed secrets begin to collide in dangerous ways. and unless she can uncover the truth, the life-saving facility just may become her grave"-- Provided by publisher.

Deep Harbor

March 18, 2019
Michaels, Fern, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2019.
346 pages ; 22 cm
"When Carol Ann 'CJ' Jansen lost her beloved older brother Kick in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure, yet needing a purpose. As administrative assistant to powerful congressman Snapper Lewis, she's immersed herself in the exciting and often tumultuous world of politics. But suddenly, the career that anchors her life is threatened. CJ stumbles upon information that could implicate her boss in corruption. When the congressman goes missing, the closer CJ gets to uncovering the truth, exposing one shocking secret after another, the more she wonders if she's also in jeopardy. Moving to a small New England town for her own protection, CJ gradually begins to engage with her new surroundings. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home"--Publisher's description.

The parade : a novel

March 18, 2019
Eggers, Dave, author.
179 pages ; 20 cm
A spare, powerful, timeless parable of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country. "Four and Nine are partners, working for the same company, sent without passports to a nation recovering from ten years of civil war. Together, operating under pseudonyms and anonymous to potential kidnappers, they are given a new machine, the RS-90, and tasked with building a highway that connects the country's far-flung villages with the capital. Four, nicknamed the Clock, is one of the company's most experienced operators, never falling short of his assigned schedule. He drives the RS-90, stopping only to sleep and eat the food provided by the company. But Nine is an agent of chaos: speeding ahead on his vehicle, chatting and joking with locals, eating at nearby bars and roadside food stands, he threatens the schedule, breaks protocol, and endangers the work that they must complete in time for a planned government parade. His every action draws Four's ire, but when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their high-stakes mission, Four and Nine discover danger far greater than anything they could pose to each other."--Provided by publisher.

Inspection : a novel

March 18, 2019
Malerman, Josh, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2019.
387 pages ; 25 cm
"Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. And neither knows the other exists--until now. J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. J is one of only twenty-six students, who think of their enigmatic school's founder as their father. His fellow peers are the only family J has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know--and all they are allowed to know. But J is beginning to suspect that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he's beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J's, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other"--Provided by publisher.

The perfect assassin

March 18, 2019
Doore, K. A., author.
New York : Tor, 2019.
350 pages ; 21 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Divine justice is written in blood. Or so Amastan has been taught. As a new assassin in the Basbowen family, he's already having second thoughts about taking a life. A scarcity of contracts ends up being just what he needs. Until, unexpectedly, Amastan finds the body of a very important drum chief. Until, impossibly, Basbowen's finest start showing up dead, with their murderous jaan running wild in the dusty streets of Ghadid. Until, inevitably, Amastan is ordered to solve these murders, before the family gets blamed.

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