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#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
101 2019 The Fourth Man
Jack Reacher #23.5
Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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102 2007 2023 Free Fire
Joe Pickett #7
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"One of the year's best crime novels."
- BOOKLIST

"A splendid thriller:."
- THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

"An outstanding series."
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Joe Pickett's been hired to investigate one of the most cold-blood mass killings in Wyoming history.  Attorney Clay McCann admitted to slaughtering four campers in a backcountry corner of Yellowstone National Park, a "free-fire" zone with no residents or government regulation.  In this remote fifty-square-mile stretch a man can literally get away with murder.  Now McCann's a free man, and Pickett's about to discover his motive - one buried in Yellowstone's rugged terrain, and as dangerous as the man who wants to keep it hidden.

"One of today's solid-gold A-list must-read writers."
- LEE CHILD

"An original voice...  Box is exploring new territory.  He is fresh, captivating, and has something to say." - MICHAEL CONNELLY
103 1957 2017 From Russia, with Love
James Bond #5
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SMERSH, the Soviet counterintelligence agency, plans to commit a grand act of terrorism in the intelligence field. For this, it targets British secret service agent James Bond. Due in part to his role in the defeat of Le Chiffre, Mr. Big and Hugo Drax, Bond has been listed as an enemy of the Soviet state and a “death warrant” has been issued for him. His death is planned to precipitate a major sex scandal, which will run through the world press for months and leave his and his service’s reputation in tatters. Bond’s killer is to be SMERSH executioner Red Grant, a psychopath whose homicidal urges coincide with the full moon. Kronsteen, SMERSH’s chess-playing master planner, and Colonel Rosa Klebb, head of Operations and Executions, devise the operation. They persuade an attractive young cipher clerk, Corporal Tatiana Romanova, to falsely defect from her post in Istanbul, claiming to have fallen in love with Bond after seeing his file photograph.
104 2011 Full Black
Scot Harvath #10
Brad Thor  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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105 2014 Full Force and Effect
Jack Ryan Extended #18
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A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan.  A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing.  The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost John Clark and his fellow Campus agents precious time.  Time they don't have.

The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one, with a terrifying new twist.  While the international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade, a young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock.  Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country's nuclear ambitions.  Until now that program was impeded by a lack of resources.  However, there has been a dramatic change in the nations economic fortune.  A rich deposit of valuable minerals has been found in the Hermit Kingdom.  Coupled with its nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

There's just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan... the elimination of the President of the United States.

TOM CLANCY was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times - bestselling novels.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn."  Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.  He died in October 2013.

MARK GREANEY has a degree in international relations and political science.  With Tom Clancy he is coauthor of Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.  He has written four books in his own Gray Man series.  In his research for these novels, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics.

SCOTT BRICK has performed on film, television, and radio.  His stage appearances throughout the United Stares include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth.
106 2018 Girl in the MoonTerry Goodkind  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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107 2015 2022 The Girl in the Spider's Web
Millennium #4
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David Lagercrantz  
George Goulding (Translator)  
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Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series.

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

David Lagercrantz is a Swedish journalist and best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction. He was hand selected by the Larsson estate to write this standalone sequel based on Stieg Larsson's characters.
108 2007 2019 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Millennium #3
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Stieg Larsson  
Reg Keeland (Translator)  
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The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.
109 2019 2022 The Girl Who Lived Twice
Millennium #6
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David Lagercrantz  
George Goulding (Translator)  
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The sixth Lisbeth Salander story in the Millennium Series - the crime-fiction phenomenon that has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide.

Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth Salander - the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who died with Blomkvist's phone number in his pocket - a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at knowledge that would be dangerous to important people. But Lisbeth has disappeared.

She's sold her apartment in Stockholm. She's gone dark. She's told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she's got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights.

In the end, it will be Blomkvist - in a moment of unimaginable self-sacrifice - who will make it possible for Lisbeth to face the most important battle of her life, and, finally, to put her past to rest.
110 2006 2019 The Girl who Played with Fire
Millennium #2
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Stieg Larsson  
Reg Keeland (Translator)  
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The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller" The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered. But perhaps more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.

Now, as Blomkvist, alone in his belief in her innocence, plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Salander is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.
111 2017 2022 The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
Millennium #5
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David Lagercrantz  
George Goulding (Translator)  
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From the author of the number one international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web, the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.
112 2005 2019 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Millennium #1
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Stieg Larsson  
Reg Keeland (Translator)  
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A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

It’s about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden...and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance...and about Lisbeth Salander, a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age who assists Blomkvist with the investigation.

This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism, and an unexpected connection between themselves.

Contagiously exciting, it’s about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.
113 1969 2023 The Godfather
The Godfather #1
Mario Puzo  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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114 2013 2023 The Gods of Guilt
Mickey Haller #5
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THE GODS OF GUILT
A Lincoln Lawyer Novel
by Michael Connelly

IN THE RIVETING NEW COURTROOM THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MICHAEL CONNELLY, LINCOLN LAWYER MICKEY HALLER DEFENDS A MURDER CASE IN WHICH THE VICTIM WAS HIS FORMER CLIENT.  IS MICKEY TO BLAME?


Mickey Haller gets the text "Call me ASAP-187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention.  Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey discovers that the victim was a prostitute he once represented and thought he had rescued, he knows there is no way he'll let this one go.  The case is suddenly about more than the guilt or innocence of the defendant - it's about finding out what happened to a woman he cared for, a woman who he learns was back in L.A. and back in the life.  Far from saving her, Mickey might have been the one who put her in danger.

Mickey must follow his gut instinct directly into a dangerous world of intrigue and double-dealing to get justice for both of his clients, living and dead.  As he faces the "gods of guilt" - the jurors who will deliver the ultimate verdict -  he's forced to struggle with his personal demons for a shot at his own redemption.  The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing even John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense"  (Los Angeles Times).
115 1959 2018 Goldfinger
James Bond #7
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Goldfinger, the man who loved gold, said, ‘Mr Bond, it was a most evil day for you when you first crossed my path. If you had then found an oracle to consult, the oracle would have said to you, "Mr Bond, keep away from Mr Auric Goldfinger. He is a most powerful man. If Mr Goldfinger wished to crush you, he would only have to turn over in his sleep to do so."' With the lazy precision of Fate, this, Ian Fleming’s longest narrative of secret service adventure, brings James Bond to grips with the most powerful criminal the world has ever known–Goldfinger, the man who had planned the ‘Crime de la Crime’. Le Chiffre, Mr Big, Sir Hugo Drax, Jack Spang, Rosa Klebb, Doctor No–and now, the seventh adversary, a Goliath of crime - GOLDFINGER!
116 2009 2023 Gone Tomorrow
Jack Reacher #13
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"Hold on tight....  This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages....  May be [Lee Child's] best."
- USA Today


New York City.  Two in the morning.  A subway car heading uptown.  Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers.  Four are okay.  The fifth isn't.  And if you think Reacher isn't going to get involved... then you don't know Jack.

"Propulsive...  [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension."
- Los Angeles Times


Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan - by dozens of people with one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher.  A little.  A lot.  Or just enough to get him killed.  A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war.  For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

"A top-notch thriller." - Booklist (starred review)
117 2014 Good and Valuable Consideration
Jack Reacher #19.1
Lee Child  
Joseph Finder  
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118 2007 2024 The Good Guy
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"KOONTZ WRITES THRILLERS THAT MOVE SO FAST THEY MAKE EVERY OTHER THRILLER WRITER SEEM TO BE STANDING STILL."
- Denver Post


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes this pulse-pounding thriller that starts with a terrifying decision: Help - or run.  Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work.  But tonight is no ordinary night.  The jittery man sitting beside him has mistaken Tim for someone else - and passes him an envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman.  "Ten thousand now.  You get the rest when she's gone.

Now everything he thought he knew - even about himself - will be challenged.  For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate.  But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be...

The Good Guy


"Dean Koontz is a master of his craft....  He creates... one of his trademark good guys... {and} one of the most interesting serial killers ever to grace the printed page.  Chalk up another one for the good guy, who knows how to search for a small patch of light as darkness threatens all around." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
119 2006 2023 The Hard Way
Jack Reacher #10
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"Tough, fast, smart, and unforgettable."
- The Miami Herald


Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away.  The car contained one million dollars in ransom money because Edward Lane, the man who paid it, would do anything to get his family back.

"A straight ahead, hogh-octane thriller."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer


Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation.  He will use any tool to find his beautiful wife and child.  And Jack Reacher os the best manhunter in the world.

"Reacher's latest adventure will leave a trail of blood - and satisfied readers."
- Entertainment Weekly


On the trail of vicious kidnappers, Reacher learns the chilling secrets of his employer's past... and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war.  He knows that Edward Lane is hiding something.  Something dirty.  Something big.  But Reacher also knows this:  He's already in way too deep to stop now.  And if he has to do it the hard way, he will.

"A breathless, well-paced thriller."
- The Denver Post
120 2009 Hidden Empire
Empire #2
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Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card returns to the near-future world created for Empire - a world where the international power of the United States has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home have been stressed to the breaking point.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together?

Now a new threat has appeared in Africa - one that President Torrent has been waiting for. A deadly virus is running like wildfire, killing nearly everyone who contracts it. Torrent's plan is to consolidate America's new imperial power by taking control of the chaos and finding an American cure. And, incidentally, to remove some troublesome former allies from the playing board. For good.

"Card folds his compassionate views on politics and the human condition into compelling storytelling and believable characters, and this results in a fast-paced, well-crafted SF thiller - the secret to Card's bestselling Empire." - Library Journal
121 2013 Hidden Order
Scot Harvath #12
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The ultimate beach read from the "master of thrillers."
- Bookreporter.com


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet!

The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people.  Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure.

Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril.  When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil.

But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle, with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s.

With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen.

This is thriller writing at its absolute best, where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.

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"Anyone who thinks that the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor."
- Newsweek

"America's favorite author."
- KKTX

BRAD THOR
is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne.  Visit his website at www.BradThor.com.
122 2013 2023 High Heat
Jack Reacher #17.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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123 2013 The Highway
Highway Series #2
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THE HIGHWAY
by C.J. Box

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BACK OF BEYOND AND BREAKING POINT AND THE CREATOR OF THE JOE PICKETT SERIES IS BACK.


When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them.  The girls - and their car - simply vanish.

Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobreity.  Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, to conduct a search, Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing.  Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area.  This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.  And he might not be working alone.  Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and stop this killer before another victim vanishes on THE HIGHWAY?

"Let C.J.Box take you on an audio tour of Yellowstone National Park... Narrator Holter Graham conveys the demons, rage and parental love inside Cody." - USA Today on Back of Beyond
124 2014 Hope to Die
Alex Cross #22
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125 2023 The House at the End of the World
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SHE SURVIVED THE UNIMAGINABLE.
HOW PREPARED IS SHE FOR THE UNBELIEVABLE?


In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob's Ladder island.  Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.

The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility.  And now two agents have arrived on Jacob's Ladder in search of someone - or something - they refuse to identify.  Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a State of high alarm.

Katie soon finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy.  But Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent squall.  As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world.
126 1984 The Hunt for Red October
Jack Ryan World #1
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127 2009 I, Alex Cross
Alex Cross #16
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I, ALEX CROSS
by James Patterson


New York Times best-selling author James Patterson presents his latest action-packed spine-tingling Alex Cross novel.

A family celebration comes to a sudden end when Detective Alex Cross is pulled aside and told his beloved niece has been brutally murdered.  Cross vows to track down her killer, but the investigation brings him and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, into the wildest scenes in Washington and up against some very powerful and extremely dangerous people.
128 2006 2022 In Plain Sight
Joe Pickett #6
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C. J. Box has won a host of awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry. In Plain Sight sees game warden Joe Pickett's life take a turn for the worse after millionaire Opal Scarlett goes missing. As Pickett discovers more and more disturbing truths, it becomes clear that someone wants the dogged game warden to keep his nose out of the investigation.
129 2022 In the Blood
Terminal List #5
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130 2024 In Too Deep
Jack Reacher #29
Andrew Child  
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131 2022 The Ink Black Heart
Cormoran Strike #6
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When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn't know quite what to make of the situation.  The cocreator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie.  Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie's true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can't help with this - and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie's true identity.  But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits - and that threatens them in new and horrifying ways...

A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour de force.

"A scrupulous plotter and master of misdirection,
Galbraith keeps the pages turning." - THE GUARDIAN


ROBERT GALBRAITH is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual VacancyThe Ink Black Heart is the sixth book in the highly acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime fiction series.  robert-galbraith.com
132 1996 Jack & Jill
Alex Cross #3
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Available as an unabridged audiobook for the first time in a brand new recording. In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out.

Meanwhile, Washington, D. C., homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim: a beautiful little girl, savagely beaten--and desposited in front of the elementary school Cross's son, Damon, attends.

Could there be a connection between the two murders? As Cross tries to put the pieces together, the killer- or killers - strike again. And again. No one in Washington is safe - not children, not politicians, not even the President of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case-but will he discover the truth in time?

A relentless roller coaster of heart-pounding suspense and jolting plot twists, Jack and Jill proves that no one can write a more compelling thriller than James Patterson-the master of the nonstop nightmare.
133 2011 2023 James Penney's New Identity / Guy Walks Into a Bar
Jack Reacher #12.5
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134 2011 Kill Alex Cross
Alex Cross #18
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The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!
135 1997 2022 Killing Floor
Jack Reacher #1
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"[Lee Child] knows what he's doing... Terrific... Brutal... Fascinating."
- The New York Times


Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter.  He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder.  Not much of a welcome.  All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody.  At least not here.  Not lately.  But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone.  Not in Margrave, Georgia.  Not a chance in hell.

"From its jolting opening scene to its fiery final confrontation, Killing Floor is irresistible."
- People

"Lee Child grabs you with the first line and never loosens his grip."
- Nevada Barr

"A rip-roaring thriller... One of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction."
- Jeffery Deaver
136 1995 Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross #2
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Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads."

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
137 1995 2022 The Last Coyote
Harry Bosch #4
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THE LAST COYOTE

Harry Bosch's life is on the edge.  His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him.  He's drinking too much.  After attacking his commanding officer, he's been forced to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective's badge.  Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he is obsessed with investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.  Even after three decades, Harry's questions generate heat among L.A.'s top politicos.  And as the shocking truth starts to emerge, the fallen cop gets closer to an enemy who is very powerful, cunning... and deadly.

TOUGH, TAUT WRITING."
- New York Times Book Review

"AMBITIOUS, SKILLFUL, AND MOVING."
Los Angeles Times
138 1986 Last of the Breed
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"FOR SHEER ADVENTURE
L'AMOUR IS IN TOP FORM."
- KIRKUS REVIEWS

LAST OF
THE BREED


Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L'Amour's hallmark.  It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time.  When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness.  Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America.  But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier - and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.

LOUIS L'AMOUR
With over 180 million copies of his books in print worldwide, Louis L'Amour is America's favorite storyteller.  His phenomenal bestsellers include Jubal Sackett and The Haunted Mesa.
139 2008 The Last Patriot
Scot Harvath #7
Brad Thor  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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140 2017 2023 The Late Show
Renée Ballard #1
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"The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renée Ballard... this new star is a beauty."
- New York Times Book Review


THE LATE SHOW


Renée Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units.  It's a frustrating assignment for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident.  She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with.  First, a prostitute is beaten and left for dead in a parking lot.  All signs point to someone with big evil on his mind.  Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught in a nightclub shooting.  Against orders, Ballard works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.

As the investigations entwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined.  To find justice for these victims who can't speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line.
141 2020 2024 The Law of Innocence
Mickey Haller #6
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LINCOLN LAWYER MICKEY HALLER IS BACK
IN THE MOST IMPORTANT CASE OF HIS LIFE.
THIS TIME THE DEFENDANT IS HIMSELF.


On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln.  He's charged with murder but can't post the $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Choosing to represent himself, Mickey mounts his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.  He knows he's been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one.  As his trusted team, including his half brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his courtroom skills to counter the damning evidence against him.

But a not-guilty verdict won't be enough.  In order to be truly exonerated, Mickey must find the real killer.  That is the law of innocence.

"MICHAEL CONNELLY IS IN THE FRONT OF THE PACK IN THE LEGAL THRILLER GAME."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
142 2018 Lethal White
Cormoran Strike #4
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143 2005 2023 The Lincoln Lawyer
Mickey Haller #1
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THE LINCOLN LAWYER


For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running.  With two ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick.  When he gets picked by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a franchise case: a nice, long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours - until it hurtles him into the last place he wants to be.  Suddenly hustling, cynical Mickey Haller is confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent.  Now, for a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means taking the deadliest risk of all.

"Beware picking up THE LINCOLN LAWYER.  You won't want to put it down until you've navigated its rapids to the end."
- Los Angeles Times
144 2002 The Lions of Lucerne
Scot Harvath #1
Brad Thor  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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145 1954 2017 Live and Let Die
James Bond #2
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Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that the valley between her breasts deepened. The message was unmistakable. Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr Big - master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that this criminal heavy hitter is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Big is one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. And no-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end…
146 2011 Locked On
Jack Ryan World #14
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MASTER OF EXPLOSIVE
INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE
TOM CLANCY
BRINGS TOGETHER
HIS GREATEST CHARACTERS
AND A NEW GENERATION
TO FIGHT THE WAR ON TERROR.


Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more.  Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence-analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can - even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.  A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.  A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL.

With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

Back flap:

Thirty years ago, TOM CLANCY was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history.  Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it the perfect yarn."  Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

MARK GREANEY has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence.  He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.  In his research for these novels, he traveled to seven countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics.
147 2004 London Bridges
Alex Cross #10
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ALEX CROSS IS BACK
IN HIS TENTH AND MOST EXPLOSIVE ADVENTURE YET.
In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada.  Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.

AND SO IS THE WOLF.
Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call.  The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast.

AND SO IS THE WEASEL.
Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction.  The Wolf has proven he can do it - the only question is, can anyone stop him in time?  Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross's most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel.

NOW ARE YOU SCARED?
World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm.  Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes.  Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity - a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.

Peter Jay Fernandez is a New York based actor and narrator.  He has appeared on Broadway in JELLY'S LAST JAM and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and has performed in numerous off-broadway plays and musicals.  His extensive television credits include FUNNY VALENTINES, THE PROSECUTORS, LAW & ORDER, and COSBY.  He currently lives in Harlem with his wife Denise.

Denis O'Hare won the 2003 Tony award for his performance in TAKE ME OUT, directed by Joe Mantello.  He was also seen in the Broadway productions of MAJOR BARBARA, CABARET, and in the films HAMLET, directed by Campbell Scott, and SWEET AND LOWDOWN, directed by Woody Allen.
148 2020 2023 Long Range
Joe Pickett #20
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"[A] FAST-PACED, TIGHTLY WRITTEN TALE... BOX KEEPS
READERS GUESSING ALMOST TO THE END."
- ASSOCIATED PRESS


The wife of a powerful judge is shot - in her own home, from what seems like an impossibly long distance.  Who had reason to commit the terrible act - and the ability to pull off the shot?  Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is about to find out.

When Joe is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind.  Just as he begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, Joe is brought home by an emergency on his own turf.  Someone has targeted a prominent judge, shooting at him from a baffling distance.  While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and Joe must find answers and the shooter.

The search becomes personal when Joe's best friend Nate Romanowski is also threatened.  Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.

"CLEVER PLOTTING KEEPS THIS CONSPIRACY YARN
MOVING BRISKLY." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
149 2003 2023 Lost Light
Harry Bosch #9
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LOST LIGHT


The vision has haunted him for four years - a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication.  Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set.  Both files were never closed.  Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella.  Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own.  And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.

"MICHAEL CONNELLY IS THE MOST TALENTED OF CRIME WRITERS." - The New Yorker

"MICHAEL CONNELLY'S HARRY BOSCH NOVELS ARE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE BODY OF WORK BY ANY WRITER OF CRIME THRILLERS NOW ACTIVE."
- Washington Post

"THE BOOK AGAINST WHICH EVERY OTHER TITLE IN THE SERIES - AND THOSE YET TO COME - WILL BE MEASURED." - Chicago Sun-Times

"TERRIFIC." - San Francisco Chronicle
150 2015 2023 Make Me
Jack Reacher #20
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"Compelling and original... another winner...  There's a reason [Lee] Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."
- Associated Press


Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so he steps off a train in Mother's Rest, a small town hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields.  It's a strange place with watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes Reacher for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have turned lethal.  There's something about Chang that makes Reacher want to help... so he teams up with her and starts to ask around.  He thinks: How bad can this thing be?  But before long he's plunged into a desperate race across the country, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way, and into a nightmare he never sees coming.  Walking away would have been easier.  But as always, Reacher's rule is: If you want me to stop, you're going to have to make me.

"Child's complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)






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