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June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 10th and June 17th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 10th in Hardcover

June 11th

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty and quickly grew into fashion icons. The wives would eventually form the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support, and have now been friends for more than 50 years.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455503254

BAD MONKEY by Carl Hiaasen
Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig. But first, he must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.
Knopf * 9780307272591

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she has no idea that Nick’s family home looks like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets, among others, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should --- and should not --- marry.
Doubleday * 9780385536974

THE ENGAGEMENTS by J. Courtney Sullivan
As the lives and marriages of four couples unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything.
Knopf * 9780307958716

EVIL AND THE MASK by Fuminori Nakamura
In Fumihiro Kuki’s wealthy family, it’s tradition that a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. Eleven-year-old Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. But as his education progresses, he begins to question his father's mandate.
Soho Crime * 9781616952129

Noa P. Singleton was found guilty of first-degree murder 10 years ago. Now, just six months away from her execution date, Noa is visited by Marlene Dixon, an attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She tells Noa that she has had a change of heart and will do everything in her power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison -- if Noa will finally reveal what led her to commit her crime.
Crown * 9780385347433

THE HANGING by Lotte Hammer and Soren Hammer
One morning before school, two children find the naked bodies of five men hanging from the gym ceiling. The case leads Detective Konrad Simonsen and his murder squad to the school janitor, who may know more about the killings than he is telling. Soon, Simonsen realizes that each of the five murdered men had a dark and terrible secret in common. And when Simonsen’s own daughter is targeted, he must race to find the culprit before his whole world is destroyed.
Minotaur Books * 9780312656645

KERRIGAN IN COPENHAGEN: A Love Story by Thomas E. Kennedy
Kerrigan is writing a guide book to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, it’s a guide to the city's drinking establishments, of which there are more than 1,500. Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a brutal family tragedy, has plenty he wants to numb.The only problem with his project is his research associate, a voluptuous, green-eyed gal who makes him tremble with forgotten desire.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401095

Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he has stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown --- an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
Ballantine Books * 9780345526540

THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE by Dorothea Benton Frank
When a series of setbacks shake Leslie Anne Greene Carter’s world and push her to the edge, she decides to take some time for herself --- in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island.
William Morrow * 9780062132468

MY ISL@M: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind --- and Doubt Freed My Soul by Amir Ahmad Nasr
Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, MY ISL@M tells the tale of how the Internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist.
St. Martin’s Press * 9781250016799

RUN, BROTHER, RUN: A Memoir of a Murder in My Family by David Berg
In 1968, David Berg’s brother, Alan, was murdered by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson. Alan was only 31 when he disappeared; six months later, his remains were found in a ditch in Texas. RUN, BROTHER, RUN is Berg’s story of the murder. But it is also his account of the psychic destruction of the Berg family by the author’s father, who allowed a grievous blunder at the age of 23 to define his life.
Scribner * 9781476715636

SHADOW PEOPLE by James Swain
Magician Peter Warlock is a psychic who peers into the future. During a séance, he is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person’s soul. The shadow people are connected to a serial killer who Peter must find in real time before he claims his next victim. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded…and a power that may consume him.
Tor Books * 9780765329950

THE SILVER STAR by Jeannette Walls
“Bean” Holladay and her sister, Liz, are left to fend for themselves when their mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself. The girls decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that has been in Charlotte’s family for generations. When school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz.
Scribner * 9781451661507

THE SPY WHO LOVED: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville by Clare Mulley
In June 1952, Christine Granville was murdered by an obsessed colleague. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, Granville would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated special agents. In THE SPY WHO LOVED, Clare Mulley tells the extraordinary history of this charismatic, difficult, fearless, and altogether extraordinary woman.
St. Martin’s Press * 9781250030320

TIME FLIES by Claire Cook
Melanie is old enough to know that high school reunions are often a big disappointment. But when her best friend makes her buy a ticket and an old flame gets in touch to see if she’ll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future --- until her highway driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.
Touchstone * 9781451673678

TRAINS AND LOVERS by Alexander McCall Smith
The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails. There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in TRAINS AND LOVERS. As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives.
Pantheon * 9780307908544

THE WHY OF THINGS by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Since the tragic loss of her 17-year-old daughter less than a year ago, Joan Jacobs has been working hard to keep her tight-knit family from coming apart. But she and her husband, Anders, are unable to snap back from their isolation into the familiarity and warmth they so desperately need. So they flee to their summer home in search of peace and renewal, but moments after they arrive, the family is confronted with an eerily similar tragedy.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451695755

June 13th

CIRCLE OF SHADOWS : A Westerman/Crowther Mystery by Imogen Robertson
As Germany’s elite are celebrating Shrove Tuesday of 1784 with a masked ball, the beautiful Lady Martesen is murdered. Daniel Clode, brother-in-law to Harriet Westerman, is found near the body. All evidence points to him as the killer. As Daniel awaits execution, Westerman and her reclusive companion, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, arrive and quickly encounter a court full of opulence, intrigue and deadly secrets.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670026289

THE FARAWAY NEARBY by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories --- of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness --- Solnit revisits fairy tales and entertains other stories. Woven together, these stories create a map that charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.
Viking Adult * 9780670025961

When Lucy Lovett’s husband loses his job, she is forced to give up her posh life in London and move their family to a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where he has managed to secure a lowly position. Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon embarks on the love affair of her life --- not with her husband, but with New York City and the three women who befriend her.
Amy Einhorn Books * 9780399160219

When rare-manuscript expert Joseph Barkeley is hired to authenticate and purchase the original draft and notes for Bram Stoker's Dracula, little does he know that the reclusive buyer is a member of the oldest family in Transylvania. After delivering the manuscript to the legendary Bran Castle, Barkeley realizes that he has become a prisoner to the son of Vlad Dracul. To earn his freedom, Barkeley must decipher cryptic messages hidden in the text of the original Dracula that reveal the burial sites of certain Dracul family members.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158551

In 1958 Detroit, Grace eagerly awaits her first born, while best friend Julia prepares to welcome twin nieces. However, life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear that the recent murder of a black woman at the factory where their husbands work may warn of what has become of Elizabeth, and they worry what is yet to become of Julia --- the last to see Elizabeth alive.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953968

THE WIDOW WALTZ by Sally Koslow
Ben Silver had it all --- a successful law practice, a New York apartment overlooking Central Park, a beach house, fine art, club memberships. Yet when a massive coronary fells him while training for the New York City Marathon, it’s revealed that his life was a lie. He’s left his wife, Georgia Waltz, and their two daughters almost penniless. Georgia must now rally to support her family while mourning a husband whose private enigmas keep surfacing.
Viking Adult * 9780670025640
On Sale the Week of June 10th in Paperback

June 11th

DIE A STRANGER: An Alex McKnight Novel by Steve Hamilton
A plane lands in a deserted Upper Peninsula with five dead bodies. Alex McKnight must investigate, but there is a huge possibility that Alex’s best friend, Vinnie LeBlanc, Ojibwa tribal member and blackjack dealer, is involved. Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.
Minotaur Books * 9781250000101

INVISIBLE MURDER by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
In this follow-up to THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg doesn’t realize she is putting life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of sick Hungarian gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. Nina has unwittingly thrown herself into a deadly nest of the unscrupulous and the desperate, and what is at stake is much more terrifying than anyone had realized.
Soho Crime * 9781616953287

Three elderly men are gunned down at a local diner. One of the witnesses to the brutal incident was Carla Elkins, the prosecuting attorney’s daughter, who believes she might be uniquely placed to help her mother do her job. But could Carla also end up doing more harm than good --- in fact, putting her own life in danger?
Minotaur Books * 9781250028754

THE MAP OF THE SKY by Felix J. Palma
A love story serves as the backdrop for THE MAP OF THE SKY when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. What follows are three interconnected plots that create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery.
Atria Books * 9781451660326

MONKEY MIND: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith pulls no punches as he recalls how pernicious and perpetual anxiety kept him frazzled and frightened for many years. With humor, candor and spot-on insight from years of experience, he escorts readers through the twin minefields of anxiety and panic attacks that used to run and ruin his life.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439177310

THE RECEPTIONIST: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth
Janet Groth recalls the two decades she spent as a receptionist for The New Yorker in this memoir that details the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the 18th floor. During those single-in-the-city years, Groth tried on many identities, but eventually she would have to leave The New Yorker to find her true self.
Algonquin Books * 9781616203061

Dr. Laura Pavlov, an American forensic archaeologist, is about to unravel a mystery that promises to shed light on one of the 20th century’s greatest enigmas. Pavlov’s discovery sets her on an unlikely journey to Ireland, where a carefully hidden account of a years-old covert mission is about to change the accepted course of world history and hurl her back into the past --- into a maelstrom of deceit, secrets and lies.
Howard Books * 9781451669459

SOME REMARKS: Essays and Other Writing by Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson’s remarkable collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume. Stephenson ponders a wealth of subjects, from movies and politics to David Foster Wallace and the Midwestern American College Town; the future of publishing; and the origins of his novels.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062024442

THIS BRIGHT RIVER by Patrick Somerville
Lauren and Ben are dealing with very different problems in their lives. Lauren came back home after a chain of violent events in the medical field left her jobless, while Ben bottomed out after a series of bad decisions. Their paths intertwine, and it isn't too long before they are questioning if each is what the other needs, or the last thing in the world either one can handle.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316129305


After a seven-year-old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother's neck, children across the world start killing their families. But is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401170

WHAT COMES NEXT by John Katzenbach
When a retired academician witnesses a lovely young woman snatched off the street, he is unsatisfied by the police response and vows to find her on his own. She has been kidnapped and held prisoner by a married couple who have started an exclusive website, “What Comes Next,” on which viewers can watch, in real time, what befalls their victims.
Mysterious Press * 9780802121257
On Sale the Week of June 17th in Hardcover

June 18th

THE 9th GIRL by Tami Hoag
The ninth unidentified body to turn up in Minneapolis in 2012 is nicknamed Jane Doe 9. Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska take on the case and discover a shocking fact: This victim has been found without any identifiable characteristics, except for those that peg her as an adolescent girl. Before the investigation is through, the case will take the two detectives deep into the life and death of a teenage girl who wanted nothing more than to be “normal.”
Dutton Adult * 9780525952978

THE ABOMINATION: Book One of the Carnivia Trilogy by Jonathan Holt
By the stunning white dome of one of Venice’s grandest landmarks, a body with two slugs in the back of the head has been pulled from the icy waters. The victim is a woman, dressed in the sacred robes of a Catholic priest --- a desecration that becomes known as the Abomination. Working her first murder case, Captain Kat Tapo embarks on a trail that proves as elusive and complicated as the city’s labyrinthine backstreets.
Harper * 9780062264336

ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
When a distraught woman is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Dr. Nadine Lavoie gently coaxes her story out of her --- and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312595692

Set in post-revolutionary Iran from 1983 to 2011, Sahar Delijani’s debut novel follows a group of mothers, fathers, children and lovers --- some related by blood, others brought together by the tide of history that washes over their lives. Finally, years later, it is the next generation that is left with the burden of the past and their country’s tenuous future as a new wave of protest and political strife begins.
Atria Books * 9781476709093

Years have passed since a young woman was found brutally slain at an exclusive Cape Cod golf club, and no one has ever been charged. Cornered by her father, lawyer George Becket can’t explain why certain leads were never explored --- leads that point in the direction of a single family --- and he agrees to look into it. Despite threats at every turn, George is driven to reconstruct the victim’s last hours while searching not only for a killer but for his own redemption.
Ballantine Books * 9780345541536

ELEVEN DAYS by Lea Carpenter
When the story opens on May 11, 2011, Sara’s son, Jason, has been missing for nine days from a Special Operations Forces mission on the same night as the Bin Laden raid. Through letters Jason writes home from his training and early missions, we get a picture of a strong, compassionate leader. His exceptional abilities will give him the chance to participate in a wholly different level of assignment, the most important and dangerous of his career. At the end, Sara will find herself on an unexpected journey full of surprises.
Knopf * 9780307960702

THE HEIST by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
FBI Special Agent Kate Winslow is determined to put the slippery conman known as Danny Cole behind bars. But Danny is quick-witted, charming and distractingly good looking, and is known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons with seeming ease. In a dark twist of fate, Kate discovers that her next mission just might include partnering up with her nemesis in the hunt to take down big-league crime.
Bantam * 9780345543042

HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo
Evidence emerges that there was nothing accidental about a supposed car accident that killed an Amish deacon and two of his children. Kate Burkholder begins to suspect that she is on the trail of a cold-blooded killer. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.
Minotaur Books * 9780312658571

A newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, but as their every pregnancy fails, the husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife's beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods, the second moon weighing down the fabric of their starless sky, and the labyrinth of memory dug into the earth beneath their house.
Soho Press * 9781616952532

Gretta Riordan awakes one morning to find that her husband of 40 years has vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Her three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her; and Aoife, who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret.
Knopf * 9780385349406

ISLAND GIRLS by Nancy Thayer
Charming ladies’ man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages --- that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments and misunderstandings. When a visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528735

LEXICON by Max Barry
At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students are taught to persuade. They harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as “poets”: adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205385

THE LONG WAR by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
A generation after the events of THE LONG EARTH, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by “stepping.” A new “America” --- Valhalla --- is emerging more than a million steps from Datum, our Earth. Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government. Soon Joshua Valiente is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.
Harper * 9780062067777

LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft
The Ludlows are a hard-charging family, and patriarch Carl Ludlow treats his offspring like employees --- which they are. His daughter, Fina, is the firm’s private investigator, working alongside her brothers. Juggling her family of high-powered (and highly dysfunctional) attorneys, the cops and Boston’s criminal element is usually something Fina does without breaking a sweat. But when her sister-in-law disappears, she’s caught up in a case unlike any she’s encountered before.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162121

Once upon a time in a rural English town, an 11-year-old girl named Lettie Hempstock shows a little boy the most marvelous, dangerous and outrageous things beyond his darkest imagination. But an ancient power has been disturbed, and now invasive creatures from beyond the known world are set loose. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed --- within the boy's family and from the forces that have gathered to consume it.
William Morrow * 9780062255655

SECOND SUNS: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives by David Oliver Relin
David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world’s most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Together they found their life’s calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high incidence of cataract blindness.
Random House * 9781400069255

SOVEREIGN: The Books of Mortals, Book 3 by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray. An epic battle with The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free. Only 36 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation.
FaithWords * 9781599953595

SWEET SALT AIR by Barbara Delinsky
Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's family's island house, but they have since grown apart. When Nicole returns to the island house, she invites her old friend Charlotte for both sentimental and practical reasons. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake?
St. Martin's Press * 9781250007032

WISP OF A THING by Alex Bledsoe
Touched by a very public tragedy, musician Rob Quillen comes to Cloud County, Tennessee, in search of a song that might ease his aching heart. There, in the isolated ridges and hollows of the Smoky Mountains, Rob finds both music and mystery. Close-lipped locals guard their secrets, even as Rob gets caught up in a subtle power struggle he can’t begin to comprehend. Change is coming to Cloud County, and only the night wind knows what part Rob will play when the last leaf falls from the Widow’s Tree…and a timeless curse must be broken at last.
Tor Books * 9780765334138

On Sale the Week of June 17th in Paperback

June 18th

DEATH OF THE DEMON: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
by Anne Holt

In a foster home outside Oslo, a 12-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution’s steely director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav’s eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk, stabbed in the back with an Ikea kitchen knife --- with Olav nowhere to be found --- the case goes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to chief inspector in the Oslo Police. Could the child be a murderer?
Scribner * 9781451634808

THE DOG WHO DANCED by Susan Wilson
If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her gray and black Sheltie --- that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250023285

THE FEAR ARTIST: A Poke Rafferty Thriller by Timothy Hallinan
An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Poke Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Little does Rafferty know that he's about to be caught on the margins of the war on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear.
Soho Crime * 9781616952556

THE KINGS OF COOL: A Prequel to Savages by Don Winslow
In SAVAGES, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Now, in this prequel, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon and O became the people they are. As the trio does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents’ history.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451665338

Irene Blum is reeling from the death of her father and the loss of her position at the museum she helped to build. When a mentor gives her a diary showing the possible location of an ancient temple deep in the Cambodian jungle, Irene sets out to find the temple and the mysterious scrolls supposedly hidden there, hoping to claim a reputation she believes she deserves.
Ballantine Books * 9780345531421

NYPD RED by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
A special NYPD task force is charged with monitoring Hollywood on the Hudson, an event that brings more celebrities than usual to New York. A producer fatally collapses at a breakfast, and Detective Zach Jordan and his new partner/ex-girlfriend Kylie Mac Donald must solve some of the most brutal crimes they've encountered that are sending New York City into chaos.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521548

TIGERS IN RED WEATHER by Liza Klaussmann
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sun-bleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. However, after the Second World War, their lives start to crack. When Helena's children discover the victim of a brutal murder, it causes everyone's lives to unravel.
Back Bay Books * 9780316211321

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