New Adult Fiction

Barely legal : a Herbie Fisher novel

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
357 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date"--

The fix

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
by Baldacci, David,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BAL
Summary "Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse, an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late"--Amazon.com.

Finding Gideon

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
by Dickey, Eric Jerome,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
First edition.
372 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DIC
Summary "As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup--including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories--to launch his biggest act of revenge yet. one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all. Yet Midnight and his second-in-command, the beautiful and ruthless Señorita Raven, are launching their own revenge, assembling a team of mercenaries the likes of which the world has never seen"--

Curtain of death : a clandestine operations novel

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
by Griffin, W. E. B.,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
467 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GRI
Summary January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed - and the stakes have never been higher.

The stars are fire

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
by Shreve, Anita,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
241 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SHR
Summary "In October, 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor and raced along the coast of Maine, ravaging two hundred thousand acres--the largest fire in Maine's history. In the southern part of the state, people were forced into the sea to escape the flames. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. As Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with absolutely nothing--she must find work, a home, a way to provide for her children. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens, and Grace's bravery is tested as never before"--

Exes

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
by Winter, Max,
Publisher Catapult, [2017]
212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F WIN
Summary For Clay Blackall, a lifelong resident of Providence, Rhode Island, the place has become an obsession. Here live the only people who can explain what happened to his brother, Eli, whose suicide haunts this heartbreaking, hilarious novel-in-fragments. A former movie star impersonates himself; an ex-con looks after a summer home perched atop a rock in the bay; a broken-hearted Salutatorian airs thirteen years worth of dirty laundry at his schools commencement; an adjunct struggles to make room for her homeless and self-absorbed mother while revisiting a salacious high school love affair; a recent widower, with the help of a clever teen, schemes to rid his condos pond of Canada geese. Clay compiles their stories, invasively providing context in the form of footnotes that lead always, somehow, back to Eli. Behind Clays task ? which seems insane, definitely doomed, and, as the pages turn, increasingly suspect ? burns his desire to understand his brother?s death and the city that has defined and ruined them both.

Fast & loose

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
357 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone's skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. He's the sort of man who prefers force to finesse, and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult. And when Stone's sly cunning collides with his adversary's hair-trigger-temper, the results are sure to be explosive"--

The two of us

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Bylin, Victoria,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
344 pages 22cm
Books
Call Number F BYL
Summary When Mia Robinson learns that her eighteen-year-old sister is pregnant and plans to marry her boyfriend, she is determined to stop the wedding, until meeting best man Jake Tanner, a handsome police officer with a different take on the wedding.

Chasing secrets

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Eason, Lynette,
Publisher Revell, [2017]
333 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F EAS
Summary When a photo leads investigators in Ireland to open a cold case, bodyguard Haley Callaghan and her client find themselves in the cross-hairs as they race to find what links the past to their future.

The driver : a novel

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Hanson, Hart,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HAN
Summary "Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before--he's an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter--and he knows to listen carefully. Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila's bodyguards--and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He's willing to help clear Skellig's name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila's personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head"--

Crime scene : a novel

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Kellerman, Jonathan,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
381 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M KEL
Summary "Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life" -- Page [4] of cover.

Any dream will do : a novel

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Macomber, Debbie,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
310 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F MAC
Summary "Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold. Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. The pair strike up a friendship--Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose--that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew's two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community. But Caden's return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future"--

The walls

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Overton, Hollie,
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
405 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1619660.3)
Summary "For fans of The Girl on the Train, The Walls is the most twisted thriller you will read this year. What if you could get away with murder? Single mom Kristy Tucker works as a press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections -- handling everything on death row from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity, and it's one that's beginning to take its toll. So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son's martial arts instructor, she believes she has finally found her happy ending. She's wrong. Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence...unless she's willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance -- permanently. The Walls explores domestic violence, the morality of murder, and how far one woman will go to protect her family"--

Dead on arrival : a novel

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Richtel, Matt,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
357 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RIC
Summary The bizarre deaths of everyone in a remote Colorado ski town thrusts world-class virologist Lyle Martin into a mystery involving a deadly syndrome that causes him to wonder if the world might be better left unsaved.

The promise of dawn

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Snelling, Lauraine,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
379 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F SNE
Summary "In 1910, Signe, her husband, and their boys emigrate from Norway to Minnesota, dreaming of one day owning a farm of their own. But the relatives they've come to stay with are harsh and demanding. As Signe's family is worked to the bone to repay the cost of their voyage, can she learn to trust God through this trial and hold on to hope for a better future?"--

The Blinds

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Sternbergh, Adam.
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary Helping maintain an uneasy peace in The Blinds, a rural Texas community of criminal misfits who were given a chance at a new life after having their memories altered, sheriff Calvin Cooper struggles with personal secrets in the wake of a suicide and murder.

Sun at midnight

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Thomas, Rosie,
Publisher The Overlook Press, 2017. ©2004
Hardcover edition.
488 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO
Summary From the critically acclaimed author and "master storyteller" (Cosmopolitan), a sweeping saga of loss and redemption that centers on Alice, who as a scientist, relies on method, precision, and tangible proof. But when her relationship with Oxford artist Peter Brown collapses spectacularly, she is forced to use her skills to evaluate her own life for the first time. In her thirties, childless, and tied to Oxford by her work, it's time to break away. Alice accepts an invitation to travel to the southernmost point of the earth, Antarctica. Upon arrival, she is awestruck by the strangeness of a continent painted in shades of blue and white, lit by an unearthly permanent sunlight. And nothing has prepared her for the close confines of a small base shared with eight men and one other woman. It's in these close quarters that she develops a strong attraction to a man shrouded in danger and mystery. It's in this beautiful but unforgiving environment that Alice discovers something that could change her life forever . . . if she survives.

Stasi child

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Young, David, 1958-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
408 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M YOU
Summary "1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home... "--

Long shot : a sniper novel

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:58
by Coughlin, Jack, 1966-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory. But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States. Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia. From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade"--

Often I am happy : a novel

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:58
by Grøndahl, Jens Christian, 1959-
Publisher Twelve, 2017.
First edition.
169 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F GRO
Summary "Ingemann Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love"--

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