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The whispering room : a Jane Hawk novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017]
First Edition.
513 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F KOO
Summary "No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this." These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun--just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better. In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide--and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals--Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue--and become the nation's most wanted fugitive--in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough. Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them"--

Cutting edge

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Larsen, Ward,
Publisher Forge, 2018.
First edition.
334 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F LAR
Summary "As a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska, Trey DeBolt enjoys a rewarding job with limitless adventure. His life is uprooted, however, when his helicopter goes down during a particularly harrowing rescue. Gravely injured, DeBolt awakens weeks later to severe headaches and a battered body. He remembers little about the crash. Most disconcerting of all are his surroundings--he is recovering, not in a hospital, but in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. Only when his nurse lets slip an unfathomable bit of news does DeBolt realize the depths of his dilemma: he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Half a world away, Shannon Lund realizes something is very wrong. A Coast Guard investigator in Alaska, she uncovers evidence that DeBolt may still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine"--From dust jacket flap.

House witness

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Lawson, Michael, 1948-
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
353 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F LAW

Poison : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Lescroart, John T.,
Publisher Atria Books, 2018. ©2018
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
293 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F LES
Summary "Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences. Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, whom Hardy had defended on a DUI charge eleven years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she's been embezzling funds from the company--but she insists she did not kill her boss. As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Carver clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family. It seems that Abby was not the only one who stood to profit from the company's $25 million dollar market value. From jealous children to gold-digging girlfriends, Dismas has his work cut out for him in sifting through mud flinging, backstabbing, and accusations of blackmail. But Dismas not only has to save his client's life but his own, as it soon becomes clear that someone has painted a target on his back, too"--Amazon.com.

Two girls down : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Luna, Louisa,
Publisher Doubleday, [2018]
First edition.
x, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F LUN

The Kremlin's candidate : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Matthews, Jason, 1951-
Publisher Scribner, 2018. ©2018
First Scribner hardcover edition.
434 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MAT
Summary Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA, stealing Kremlin secrets for her CIA handler Nate Nash for over seven years. In the dazzling finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both, but irresistible. In Washington, a newly-installed US administration is selecting its Cabinet members. Dominika hears a whisper of a closely-held Kremlin operation to place a mole inside a high intelligence position. But it's worse than that: One of the three candidates under consideration has been a paid Russian spy for a decade, selling precious US secrets. If the Kremlin's candidate for the position is confirmed, the Russians will have access to all the names of assets spying for CIA in Moscow, including Dominika's. But which of the three individuals is the mole? Dominika's report triggers a desperate mole hunt before she's exposed and arrested. Resisting all suggestions to defect and save herself, Dominika recklessly immerses herself in the palace intrigues of the Kremlin, searching for the mole's name, and stealing as many of President Putin's secrets for her CIA handlers before her time runs out--even as Putin's dangerous interest in her grows. The treasure trove of her intelligence reporting sends Nate Nash and colleagues on desperate missions to Sevastopol, Istanbul, Khartoum, and Hong Kong.

Still me

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2018]
390 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MOY
Summary Louisa Clark arrives in New York to start a new life and a long-distance relationship with Ambulance Sam while working for the super-wealthy Gopniks, a job that introduces her to New York high society and a secretive man who reminds her of her own past.

The breakdown

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Paris, B. A.,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
328 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F PAR
Summary "If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside--the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped. But since then, she's been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby. The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her ..."--

Fifty fifty

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown & Company, 2018.
First North American edition.
370, 13 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F PAT
Summary "Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it. But Harry's outburst at her brother's trial earns her a reassignment -- to the Outback. With no choice but to leave Sam's case alone, she relocates to Last Chance Valley, population 75, where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan: the massacre of the entire town. And the first killing, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam's case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage..." --

The bomb maker

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Perry, Thomas, 1947-
Publisher The Mysterious Press, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
372 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F PER
Summary "A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad, a team dispatched to a house whose owner is away, and a bomb disguised inside photography equipment exploded in the kitchen. But it is a second bomb hidden in the basement that has devastating consequences--half of the entire Bomb Squad is obliterated within seconds. The fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. Having just returned from a grueling job in Mexico, Stahl is reluctant to accept the offer, but senior technicians he had trained were among those killed. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb outside a gas station. It quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with the same mastermind behind the weapon that killed fourteen highly trained men and women barely twenty-four hours before--and that the intended target may be the Bomb Squad itself."--

Out of the ashes

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
331 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F PET
Summary Katherine and Jean-Michel once shared a deep love that was torn apart by forces beyond their control. Reunited in the 1920s at the Curry Hotel in Alaska, have the years changed them too deeply to rediscover what they had? And when Jean-Michel's nightmares of war return with terrifying consequences, will faith be enough to heal what's been broken for so long?

In places hidden

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018] ©2018
316 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F PETERSON
Summary 1905. Caleb Coulter, a lawyer, went missing three months ago. His sister, Camriann, heads to San Francisco to find him. She meets Judith and Kenzie, who also have mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. Camri's search leads her deep into the political corruption of the city-- and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, an Irishman who Caleb saved from a false murder charge. Together they see the truth, will Patrick be able to protect Camri from the dangers of the city?

The engagement plot

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Phillips, Krista,
Publisher Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. / [2017] ©2017
316 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F PHI
Summary A faith-filled romantic comedy with a unique twist on reality show romance. Six months ago William stole Hanna's heart and then shattered it on television in front of millions of people. Now he is on her home turf in Minnesota begging her to forgive him -- and to pretend to be his fianceé! Despite Hanna's objections and the growing media frenzy, neither of them can fight their growing attraction.

City of endless night : a Pendergast novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Preston, Douglas J.,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
First edition.
359 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F PRE
Summary When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. "I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch," Pendergast tells D'Agosta, "because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History." But neither Pendergast nor D'Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer. As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergast's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale. -- Provided by publisher.

Happiness for humans

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Reizin, P. Z.,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
First US edition.
386 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F REI
Summary "When Tom and Jen, two lonely people, are brought together by an intriguing email, they have no idea their mysterious benefactor is an artificial intelligence who has decided to play Cupid. "You, Tom and Jen, don't know one another-not yet-but I think you should." Jen, an ex-journalist who now works at a London software development company, spends all day talking to "Aiden," an ultra- sophisticated piece of AI wizardry, helping him sound and act more human. But Aiden soon discovers he's no longer acting and-despite being a computer program-begins to feel something like affection surging through his circuits. He calculates that Jen needs a worthy human partner (in complete contrast to her no goodnik ex boyfriend) and slips illicitly onto the internet to locate a suitable candidate. Tom is a divorced, former London ad-man who has moved to Connecticut to escape the grind and pursue his dream of being a writer. He loves his new life, but has yet to find a woman he truly connects with. That all changes when a bizarre introduction from the mysterious "Mutual Friend" pops up in both his and Jen's inboxes. Even though they live on separate continents, and despite the entrance of another, this time wholly hostile, AI who wants to tear them apart forever - love will surely find a way. Won't it? A thoroughly modern love story that will appeal to fans of The Rosie Project and Sleepless in Seattle, Happiness for Humans considers what exactly makes people fall in love. And whether it's possible for a very artificially intelligent machine to discover the true secret of real human happiness"--

Ramses the damned : the passion of Cleopatra

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Rice, Anne, 1941-
Publisher Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.
400 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F RIC
Summary After being reawakened in twentieth century England, Ramses and Cleopatra must face an ancient presence in order to discover the origins of the Elixer of Life that brought them back from the dead.

The masterpiece

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2018] ©2018
ix, 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number F RIV
Summary Struggling to make a home for herself and her five-month old son Samuel, Grace Moore accepts a position as a personal assistant to Roman Velasco, a temperamental successful artist.

Dark in death

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
372 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F ROB
Summary "It was a stab in the dark. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional. Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime--from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn't think it's coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else's imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer's deranged private drama -- and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong"--

Spring garden

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Shibasaki, Tomoka, 1973-
Publisher Pushkin Press, 2017.
154 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F SHI
Summary "Divorced and cut off from his family, Taro lives alone in one of the few occupied apartments in his block, a block that is to be torn down as soon as the remaining tenants leave. Since the death of his father, Taro keeps to himself, but is soon drawn into an unusual relationship with the woman upstairs, Nishi, as she passes on the strange tale of the sky-blue house next door. First discovered by Nishi in the little-known photo-book 'Spring Garden', the sky-blue house soon becomes a focus for both Nishi and Taro: of what is lost, of what has been destroyed, and of what hope may yet lie in the future for both of them, if only they can seize it"--Provided by publisher.


New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Smith, Ali, 1962-
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2017] ©2017
First United States edition.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SMI
Summary From the Man Booker-short-listed and Baileys Women's Prize-winning author of How to be both, the highly anticipated second novel in the acclaimed Seasonal series, which both continues the arc of the series and is also an extraordinary stand-alone read. In Winter, life force matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to Ali Smith's sensational Autumn, Smith's shape-shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory, and warmth, its taproot deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter. It's the season that teaches us survival.