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206 Bones
by Kathy Reichs Details
Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan regains consciousness to discover herself bound and trapped in a small enclosed space before remembering an autopsy case that resulted in a murder and an attempt on her life. The story unfolds as she frantically tries to free herself and piece together bits and pieces of her memory to reveal how she got there and who is responsible.
61 Hours
by Lee Child Details
A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces--and Reacher will risk his own to save her from a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.
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Jack Reacher
Caught
by Harlan Coben Details
Dan Mercer stands accused of being a sexual predator, thanks to the ambush journalism of Wendy Tynes, a tabloid TV reporter. When Tynes finds a link between a father of one of Mercer's alleged victims and others felled by scandal, she could become a killer's next victim.
Collision
by Jeff Abbott Details
This is the story of two men living very different lives: one, a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride; the other, a former CIA agent known only as "Pilgrim," whose current assignment for a fringe espionage agency is so treacherous he doesn't trust even his own boss. When they are thrown together in a violent, unexpected event, the two men realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup.
Deception
by Jonathan Kellerman Details
Soon after a woman implicates a trio of teachers from an exclusive school as the perpetrators of her abuse, she is found dead. Detective Milo Sturgis calls on psychologist Alex Delaware for help, and soon the two find themselves embarking on a dark and twisted investigation.
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Alex Delaware
Deeper Than the Dead
by Tami Hoag Details
It's California, 1984. Detective Tony Mendez, fresh from a law enforcement course at FBI headquarters, is charged with discovering the identity of a brutal, calculating psychopath. His search pushes him ever deeper into the lives of three children, and closer to the young teacher whose interest in recent events becomes as intense as his own.
Eclipse
by Richard North Patterson Details
This novel of suspense follows an American lawyer who attempts the impossible--to defend an African freedom-fighter charged with murder by his corrupt government.
Fantasy in Death
by J.D. Robb Details
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, was murdered as who did the murdering in this mystery revolving around a fantasy game of ultimate seduction and death.
Fugitive
by Phillip Margolin Details
Defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of "Wild Justice" and "Proof Positive," becomes entrapped in a case of international intrigue and murder that leads her deep into the past and into the crosshairs of a killer.
Iron River
by T. Jefferson Parker Details
Charlie Hood runs the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river--the massive and illegal flow of firearms that fuels the cartel wars south of the border. Before long, he finds a disturbing personal connection.
Killer Summer
by Ridley Pearson Details
Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming returns in this high-intensity thriller as he thwarts a plan to steal a rare wine at the annual wine auction. When a bomb detonates just as the auction revs up, the investigation explodes as well, pulling Walt in a dozen different directions.
Kisser
by Stuart Woods Details
When P.I. Stone Barrington crosses paths with a fetching Broadway actress, he gets a little more deeply involved with business than he'd expected. When his new lady love turns out to be a lady with a shady past, Stone and downtown cop Dino Bacchetti realize that her beauty may have an unusually high price.
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Stone Barrington
Nine Dragons
by Michael Connelly Details
The murder of John Li, a South L.A. liquour store owner, hits LAPD Detective Harry Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. As he uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad--a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.--his world instantly explodes and the person he holds most dear is taken from him.
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Harry Bosch
Reckless
by Andrew Gross Details
The shocking murder of a suburban family leads private security investigator Ty Hauck, with Naomi Blum, a tenacious agent from the U.S. Department of Treasury, to uncover a frightening global conspiracy. Unraveling evidence of a reckless banking scheme that stretches from New York to London to central Europe, they race to avert a disaster that could threaten national security.
Roadside Crosses
by Jeffrey Deaver Details
The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways as announcements of his intention to kill. The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigation's foremost body language expert. As the investigation progresses, a troubled teenager vanishes--and Dance is forced to take desperate and risky measures.
Rough Country
by John Sandford Details
While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers gets a call to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The more he digs, the more he discovers that the arrows of suspicion point in many directions.
Runner
by Thomas Perry Details
When a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fundraiser, Native American guide Jane Whitefield returns from retirement to the world of the runner, finding herself face to face with the cause of the explosion: a young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters. Determined to hide her, Jane sets in motion a quest for safety that will be a rescue operation--or a chance for revenge.
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Jane Whitefield
Shadows Still Remain
by Peter De Jonge Details
Francesca Pena is an unlikely success story. Running from a troubled past, she's come to New York to reinvent herself. Her natural beauty and effervescent presence make her the envy of her more privileged friends, but none of them knows the real Francesca. Following a night of heavy drinking, she's reported missing. Detective Darlene O'Hara from New York's 7th Precinct and her partner Serge Karamanoukian ('K') investigate.
The Neighbor
by Lisa Gardner Details
A young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.
The Pallbearers
by Stephen J. Cannell Details
After Walter "Pop" Dix, the director of the orphanage where Shane Scully grew up, dies of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound, Shane and five other former orphanage residents are named as pallbearers, but the six of them don't think it was suicide.
Trial By Fire
by J.A. Jance Details
After taking a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, former television journalist Ali Reynolds investigates a subdivision fire and the identity of an injured amnesiac woman, a case that unleashes a family drama and a remorseless killer.
Updated 12/12/2011
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