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Joe Greene

You can go to the bank and borrow money, but you can't go to the bank and borrow a Super Bowl ring. The ring is like a crown.

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Joe Greene

Terri Guillemets

The past can't see you, but the future is listening.

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Terri Guillemets

February 5, 2016

One of the joys --- and conundrums --- when books are pitched to me is trying to decide what to read first. After my Denver trip, I zipped my way through THE GIRLS by Emma Cline, which I talked about last week.

Then I quickly turned to THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, which will be in stores on March 22nd and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On title. In it, two brothers and two sisters are in line for an inheritance when the youngest one turns 40. Each has an immediate need for this money; let’s just say the chickens have been counted before they've been hatched, and they all are over-extended. Something happens to one of the brothers, and suddenly the nest egg everyone was banking on becomes a sum much less than they were counting on as their mom parses a huge chunk his way. The three adult Plumb siblings confront their errant brother Leo, who is fresh from rehab, over lunch at the Oyster Bar in Manhattan. Suddenly everyone is caught up in their own dramas and each other’s. Forget the money...the sibling dramas alone are worth the price of the book. You can afford it; you are not one of the Plumbs!

Week of February 22, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 22nd include THE BONE TREE, the highly anticipated second installment of Greg Iles' epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage; ON THE MOVE, a memoir by the late Oliver Sacks, who writes about the passions that drove his life, his love affairs, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, his bond with his schizophrenic brother, and the writers and scientists who have influenced his work; HOW I SHED MY SKIN, which chronicles award-winning novelist Jim Grimsley’s years of learning --- and then unlearning --- racism; and new installments of series by such authors as Jacqueline Winspear, M. C. Beaton, Rhys Bowen and Philip Kerr.

Week of February 15, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 15th include EPITAPH, a historical novel from Mary Doria Russell that continues the story she began in DOC, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral; KNOW YOUR BEHOLDER by Adam Rapp, a hilarious and heartbreaking work of fiction about a musician climbing back from rock bottom; and KILLERS OF THE KING, a unique chronicle of Stuart England written by Charles Spencer, who tells the dramatic stories and fascinating fates of the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant.

February 5, 2016 - February 19, 2016

Tell us about the books you’ve finished reading with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from February 5th to February 19th at noon ET, three lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of FIND HER by Lisa Gardner and MIDNIGHT SUN by Jo Nesbø.

Heather Gudenkauf, author of Missing Pieces

Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack's past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out.

Yann Martel, author of The High Mountains of Portugal

A young man experiences tremendous loss, and in his grief takes off on an adventure to re-discover an ancient artifact he believes will change the way we view the world. Years later, a pathologist with a fond love of mystery novels experiences a very strange mystery of his own. Fifty years after all these events have been set in motion, a senator finds that by rescuing a chimpanzee from a research facility, he reacquaints himself with a freedom he forgot he could experience. These three very different stories are all held together by the strings of love and loss.

Jonathan Kellerman, author of Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel

Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, he is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after her release, she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Alex turns to his friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, for help in finding out who ended Zelda’s broken life. At the same time, he is caught up in another quest: the search for her missing son.

Editorial Content for NYPD Red 4

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Joe Hartlaub

NYPD Red rocks. With each installment, this somewhat unusual police procedural series by James Patterson and Marshall Karp seems to be increasingly grooming itself for a television series. The twist here is that the “Red” unit handles cases involving the rich and famous of New York --- whether residing or visiting --- giving readers a glimpse into a world rarely seen by most of us. Read More

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Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, are brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.

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Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, are brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.

About the Book

An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red.

In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald --- the woman who broke his heart at the police academy --- are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping.

When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer --- before he strikes again.

NYPD RED 4 is the next sensational thriller by James Patterson, the #1 bestselling crime writer of all time.

Audiobook available, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder