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#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
301 2013 2023 Never Go Back
Jack Reacher #18
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Tight and compelling...  Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time....  [Lee] Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching."
- Associated Press


Former military cop Jack Reacher has arrived at the headquarters of the 110th MP, his old unit near Washington, D.C., the closest thing to a home he's ever had.  He's there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.  But Turner isn't there and Reacher is shocked to be charged with a crime with serious consequences.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.  It is a race for the truth that will make Reacher question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

"An adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller... impossible to put down."
- Lansing State Journal

"The dialogue has never been sharper....  The pages turn themselves."
- San Antonio Express-News

Don't miss Lee Child's short story "High Heat" in the back of this book.
302 2006 Next
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Michael Crichton  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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TALKING CHIMPANZEE REPORTED IN JAVA
A Group of Tourists in Indonesia Swear They Were Abused by a Talking Ape in the Jungles of Borneo...

NEXT


SCIENTISTS ISOLATE "MASTER" GENE
A Genetic Basis for Controlling Other People?

NEXT


NEW TRANSGENIC PETS ON HORIZON
Giant Cockroaches, Permanent Puppies,
Industry Hard at Work

NEXT


Welcome to our genetic world.  Fast, furious, and out of control.  This is not the world of the future - it's the world right now.

Is a loved one MISSING some BODY PARTS?  Are BLONDES becoming EXTINCT?  Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species?  Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes: is that why a CHIMP FETUS resembles a human being?  And should that worry us?  There's a NEW GENETIC CURE FOR DRUG ADDICTION - is it worse than the disease?

We live in a time of MOMENTOUS SCIENTIFIC LEAPS, a time when it's possible to SELL OUR EGGS AND SPERM online for thousands of dollars and to test our spouses for genetic maladies.

We live in a time when one fifth of all OUR GENES ARE OWNED by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain VALUABLE genes within their chromosomes...

Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.

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Next challenges our sense of REALITY and notions of MORALITY.  Balancing the COMIC and the BIZARRE with the genuinely FRIGHTENING and DISTURBING, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals SHOCKING new choices where we least expect.

THE FUTURE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.


MICHAEL CRICHTON, is best known for the novels Jurassic Park and State of Fear.  He is also the creator of the television series ER.  The first of his controversial novels was published while he was still in medical school.
303 2019 2024 The Night Fire
Harry Bosch #22
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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SOME CRIMES
LIGHT A FIRE THAT NEVER
GOES OUT...


A JUDGE MURDERED IN A CITY PARK
Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, defends the man accused.

A HOMELESS PERSON BURNED ALIVE
Detective Renée Ballard catches the case on the LAPD's notorious graveyard shift.

AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE FROM A LIFETIME AGO
Harry Bosch is left a missing case file by his mentor who passed away.  Why did he keep the case all these years?  To find the truth - or bury it?

IN L.A. CRIME NEVER SLEEPS
But in Ballard, Bosch, and Haller: the fire always burns.  Will it light the way - or leave their lives in ashes?
304 2016 2023 Night School
Jack Reacher #21
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"This series [is] utterly addictive."
- JANET MASLIN, The New York Times

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army.  In the morning they give him a medal, and that night he must go back to school.  Off the grid.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst - each wondering what the hell they are doing there.

Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier.  A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper "The American wants a hundred million dollars."

Reacher and his two new friends are told to find that American.  Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley.  Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize:  If they don't get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.

"Another timely tour de force...  The taut thriller is textbook [Lee] Child: fast-paced and topical with a 'ripper from the headlines' feel."
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"As gripping as ever."
- The Florida Times-Union
305 2019 2019 The Night Window
Jane Hawk #5
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Jane Hawk’s one-woman war comes to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent gambles everything against a terrifying conspiracy, for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity’s freedom - from the author of The Silent Corner.

“Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created.... Simply put, wow.” - Associated Press


A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal....

A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder....

A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today’s surveillance state....

A sequence of quiet heroes - everyday citizens - stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness....

A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother...

And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down.

These are the people and circumstances of The Night Window, the thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Jane Hawk series. Replete - and then some - with the ingenious twists, the spellbinding action, the resonant themes, the sheer heart that have characterized Jane’s journey from the start, The Night Window follows its extraordinary heroine to her long-sought objective, in a stunning, unforgettable finale.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

  • THE SILENT CORNER
  • THE WHISPERING ROOM
  • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE
  • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR
  • THE NIGHT WINDOW

“The spectacular finale to Jane’s story...will hit series fans with all the impact of a carefully calibrated hammer blow.” - Booklist (starred review)

“The best installment in the series since the first.... [Koontz] revs it up with entertaining encounters and offbeat humor.” - Kirkus Reviews
306 2009 2023 Nine Dragons
Harry Bosch #14
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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9
DRAGONS


For many years Detective Harry Bosch has known Fortune Liquors, a small store in tough south L.A.  A matchbook he once picked up there had a motto - Happy is the man who finds refuge in himself - that guided him through some of his darkest days.  Now the store's owner has been murdered.  With the help of another detective, Bosch uncovers a link between the death and a lethal, far-reaching crime ring.  And instantly his world explodes.  His own daughter, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him.  With the stakes so high and so personal, the desperate Bosch must travel to a place known as Nine Dragons and risk everything to reclaim what belongs to him.

"One of the best in this series... works as a gripping police procedural, an intense character study, and an international thriller."
- Miami Herald

"Coiled tight with suspense...  Connelly remains a master."
- Los Angeles Times
307 2017 No Middle Name
Jack Reacher #18.5
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Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Brace yourself for the ultimate
Jack Reacher reading experience.


This pulse-pounding collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child features eleven previously published pieces and a brand-new novella, "Too Much Time," in which Reacher's sharp eye and quick deduction skills are on full display.  In story after story, Reacher fans and lovers of action-packed fiction will witness "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes"* during different periods of his life: a teenage Reacher in sweltering New York City, Reacher as an MP in Georgia, Reacher as a magnet for women, and, of course, Reacher the loner, on the road and righting wrongs.  No suitcase.  No destination.  No middle name.  No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him.  Feel bad for trouble.

PRAISE FOR LEE CHILD
AND JACK REACHER


"There's a reason Child is
considered the best of the best
in the thriller genre."
- Associated Press

"This series [is] utterly addictive."
- JANET MASLIN, The New York Times

"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond."
- KEN FOLLETT


*The Washington Post
308 2022 2024 No Plan B
Jack Reacher #27
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Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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"The world's favorite hero packs
an even harder punch than ever."

PETER JAMES

The gripping new Jack Reacher thriller from
the #1 New York Times bestselling author
Lee Child and Andrew Child


In Gerrardsville, Colorado, a woman dies under the wheels of a moving bus.  The death is ruled a suicide.  But Jack Reacher saw what really happened: A man in a gray hoodie and jeans, moving stealthily, pushed the victim to her demise before swiftly grabbing the dead woman's purse and strolling away.

When another homicide is ruled an accident, Reacher knows this is no coincidence.  With a killer on the loose, Reacher has no time to waste to track down those responsible.  But he is unaware that these crimes are part of something much larger and more far-reaching: an arsonist out for revenge, a foster kid on the run, a cabal of powerful people involved in a secret conspiracy with many moving parts.  There is no room for error, but they make a grave one.  They don't consider Reacher a threat.  "There's too much at stake to start running from shadows."  But Reacher isn't a shadow.  He is flesh and blood.  And relentless when it comes to making things right.

For when the threat is Reacher, there is No Plan B.

"No Plan B is not to be missed: a perfectly plotted, fast-paced thriller, with bigger twists than ever before.  It's no wonder Jack Reacher is everyone's favorite rebel hero."
- KARIN SLAUGHTER

"Lee and Andrew Child nail it again with No Plan B."
- RICHARD OSMAN

Don't miss a sneak peek of
Lee and Andrew Child's novel
THE SECRET in the back of the book.
309 2014 2023 Not a Drill
Jack Reacher #18.6
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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310 2008 2023 Nothing to Lose
Jack Reacher #12
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Explosive and nearly impossible to put down."
- People


Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair.  Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road.  Jack Reacher can't find a ride, so he walks.  All he wants is a cup of coffee.  What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on.

They're picking on the wrong guy.

Reacher is a hard man.  No job, no address, no baggage.  Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity.  What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide?

"Colossal.  Earthshaking.  Stupendous...  Jack Reacher is one of the most enduring action heroes on the American landscape."
- JANET MASLIN, New York Times


With just one ally - a mysterious woman cop from Hope - and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge - a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?

"Do yourself a favor and get hooked on this series."
- The Plain Dealer
311 2010 2023 Nowhere to Run
Joe Pickett #10
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"This stellar novel combines harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humor, and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to have a life all its own."
- PEOPLE

"A thoroughly entertaining mystery."
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE

It's Joe Pickett's last week as temporary game warden in the mountain town of Baggs, Wyoming, but his con-science won't let him leave without checking out the strange reports coming from the wilderness: camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered.  Not to mention the Olympic hopeful who'd been training in the region and then just... vanished.  What awaits him is like something out of an old campfire tale, except this story is all too real - and all too deadly.  Joe thought he was saddling up for his last patrol.  If only he'd known how true that might turn out to be...

"Box's series is the gold standard."
- LIBRARY JOURNAL

"One of today's solid-gold A-list must-read writers."
- LEE CHILD
312 1965 2015 Octopussy and The Living Daylights
James Bond #14
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Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The locales are Flemingly sinister:
a paradise in he British West Indies, the border territory between East and West Berlin, and a auction room at Sotheby & Co., London

THE ACTION IS ELECTRIC WITH TENSION.  BOND IS DEVESTATINGLY DARING AND DEADLY-DEADLY.  HE'S THE ONE AND ONLY 007...  THE INIMITABLE SECRET AGENT WHO KEPT THE WORLD IN WILLING BONDAGE FOR OVER A DECADE.


"OCTOPUSSY IS A BRILLIANT GEM" - Publisher's Weekly

"Fine Flemming... has a fascination that will linger - charmingly chill." - John O'Neill, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Vintage Fleming" - Omaha World Herald

"Superb examples of James Bond at his best" - The Courant Magazine

Here they are -
THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURES OF AGENT 007...
Octopussy, The Living Daylights, The Property of a Lady (the latter published here for the first time in book form)

THE NEW AMERICAN LIVRARY publishers of
SIGNET, MENTOR, SIGNET CLASSICS & NAL BOOKS
313 2003 2015 Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas #1
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"MARVELOUS... THIS IS KOONTZ WORKING AT HIS PINNACLE."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)


"The dead don't talk.  I don't know why."  But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant.  Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz's dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.

Odd Thomas

Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out want justice.  Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime.  But this time is different.  A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe.  Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil.  Hos account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live - an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.

A Main Selection of the Literary Guild
Doubleday Book Club, and Mystery Guild
314 2016 2023 Off the Grid
Joe Pickett #16
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"With this exceptional entry, Box solidifies his place the upper end of the crime fiction pantheon."
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


The Red Desert of Wyoming is a beautiful and punishing place for anybody, but never more dangerous than it is now for game warden Joe Pickett, his friend Nate Ro-manowski, and the one who should never have been there, Joe's daughter Sheridan.

Nate is off the grid when he is suddenly confronted by a small team of elite professional operators.  They want to make a deal.  They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in the Red Desert, and in return, will make Nate's criminal record disappear.  But they are not what they seem - they have a very different plan in mind, one that might just take them all down.

"C. J. Box continues his spectacular roll with the darkly mesmerizing Off the Grid.  Joe Pickett and Nate Romanowski have become the gold standard, playing off each other perfectly as different sides of the same coin."
- PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

"Box is a master!" - THE DENVER POST
315 1963 2019 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
James Bond #11
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Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, extraordinary danger, read
IAN FLEMING'S
JAMES BOND
THRILLERS


CASINO ROYALE
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
DOCTOR NO
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
GOLDFINGER
LIVE AND LET DIE
MOONRAKER
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
THUNDERBALL
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

and his adventure charged visit to
THRILLING CITIES

IAN FLEMING creator of the world's best-known secret agent, was consultant on foreign affairs to the London Sunday Times.  In all, he wrote thirteen James Bond novels.  The thirteenth, The Man with the Golden Gun, is published in hardcover by New American Library.  Mr. Fleming died August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.

PUBLISHED BY THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
316 2005 2022 One Shot
Jack Reacher #9
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"Pulse-pounding action."
- Chicago Sun-Times


Six shots.  Five dead.  One heartland city thrown into a state of terror.  But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case.  Except for one thing.  The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming.  He knows this shooter - a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot.  Reacher is certain something is not right - and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings.  Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal.  This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell.  And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning and then beat him shot for shot.

"Compelling, furiously paced."
- Los Angeles Times

"Crackles with excitement."
- St. Petersburg Times

"Pure adrenaline, from its well-constructed setup to its explosive, unforgettable finale."
- The Miami Herald
317 1940 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Hercule Poirot Mystery #18
Agatha Christie  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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318 2001 2022 Open Season
Joe Pickett #1
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Superb...  Riveting tensions!"
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden - especially one like Joe, who won't take bribes or look the other way - is always far from popular.  When Joe finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally - and thrusts himself into a mystery that threatens the life and family he loves.

"Box's book has it all - suspenseful plot, magnificent scenery, and a flawed male hero who is tough but truly connected to his family....  Profoundly memorable."  - BOSTON HERALD

"Open Season rings true....  Full of the kind of grittiness a reader can expect from a place where blood and bone are not just the stuff of crime fiction, but of sport and survival, too."  - THE DENVER POST

1 ,411'._ 1, 4_ G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS AN IMPRINT OF PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE • Cover diglillartecilla Cover photograph ® Richard Schultz/Corbis
319 2018 Osiris
The Locus #3
Ralph Kern  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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320 2005 2022 Out of Range
Joe Pickett #5
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From amazon.com:

C. J. Box's best-selling Joe Pickett novels have earned him a spot on every serious suspense fan's shortlist of favorites. The tightly constructed Out of Range brings game warden Joe to a new, remote beat in Wyoming's vast countryside to investigate the suspicious death of the previous warden. ". if anything, Box is getting better. Recommended for practically everybody." -Booklist, starred review
321 2018 2018 The Outsider
Holly Gibney #1
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An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively listenable stories.

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King's propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
322 2007 2023 The Overlook
Harry Bosch #13
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THE OVERLOOK


Near Mulholland Drive, Dr. Stanley Kent is found shot twice in the back of the head.  It's the case LAPD detective Harry Bosch has been waiting for, his first since being recruited to the Homicide Special Squad.  When he discovers that Kent had access to dangerous radioactive substances, what begins as a routine investigation becomes something darker, more deadly, and frighteningly urgent.  Bosch is soon in conflict with not only his superiors but the FBI, which thinks the case is too important for just a cop.  Complicating his job even more is the presence of Agent Rachel Walling, his onetime lover.  Now guarding one slim advantage, Bosch relentlessly follows his own instincts, hoping they are still sharp enough to find the truth and a killer who can annihilate an entire city.

"CONNELLY'S MY MAN!"
- Janet Evanovich, People

"DAllLING... BRILLIANT."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[BOSCH IS] ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING HEROES OF MODERN CRIME FICTION."
- Associated Press

"CONNELLY IS, QUITE SIMPLY, THE BEST OF THE BEST."
- Philadelphia Inquirer
323 2017 Paradise Valley
Highway Series #4
C J Box  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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324 1970 1986 Passenger to Frankfurt
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In the airport lounge at Frankfurt a British diplomat meets a beautiful young woman in fear for her life, and together they enter a sinister world of intrigue and death...

PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT

Agatha Christie, world famous author of 81 books which have sold over 400,000,000 copies now writes the best-selling mystery novel of her entire career.

27 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER LIST!
325 1966 The Password to Larkspur Lane
Nancy Drew (Revised) #10
Patricia Doll  
Carolyn Keene  
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326 2018 2024 Past Tense
Jack Reacher #23
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Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestseller author Lee Child, "a superb craftsman of suspense"
(Entertainment Weekly)


Jack Reacher sticks out this thumb and starts an epic trip across America from Maine to California.  But he doesn't get far.  On a country road deep in the New Hampshire woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born.  He thinks, What's one extra day?  He takes a detour.  At the same moment, not far way, two young Canadians are trying to get to New York City when their car breaks down near a lonely motel.  The owners of the strange establishment seem almost too friendly.  As Reacher explores his father's life, and as strands of different sotries begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery:  The present can be tough, but the past can be tense... and deadly.

"There's a reason [Lee] Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre." - Associated Press

"This series [is] utterly addictive." - JANET MASLIN, The New York Times

"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of.  I read every one as soon as it appears." - KEN FOLLETT
327 1987 Patriot Games
Jack Ryan World #2
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"Tom Clancy is the best there is."
- Edward L. Beach,
  San Francisco Chronicle

For readers who wondered how Tom Clancy could possibly top The Huntfor Red October, the sensational Red Storm Rising provided the answer.  It sold a million copies in hardcover alone, and firmly established Clancy at the head of the league.

And now Clancy tops Red Storm Rising - with Patriot Games.  Filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished his two previous books, but on a far more intimate scale, and featuring Red October's charismatic hero, Jack Ryan, Patriot Games puts us on the cutting edge of another type of war, but one no less deadly: the international battle against terrorism.

It is fall.  Years before the defection of a Soviet submarine will send him hurtling into confrontation with the Soviets, historian, ex-Marine and CIA analyst Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter, when a terrorist attack takes place before his eyes.  Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot.  It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Prince and Princess of Wales and their new young son - and which enemies he has made - the Ulster Liberation Army, an ultra-left-wing splinter of the IRA.

By his impulsive act, he has gained both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men - men who do not sit on their hate.  And in the weeks and months to come, it is Jack Ryan, and his family, who will become the targets of that hate.

Sweeping from England to Ireland to America with ever-growing momentum, its suspense steadily intensifying as Ryan must summon all the skills and
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knowledge at his command to battle back against his nemesis, Patriot Games gives us a remarkable set of characters in the most desperate struggle of their lives.  As with Tom Clancy's two previous triumphs, it is both a marvel of the storyteller's art - and, as the headlines attest, frighteningly real.

He has had a private talk with the President of the United States, conferred with the White House staff, lectured at the Central Intelligence Agency and been consulted by international intelligence experts.  Yet Tom Clancy is neither a former intelligence officer nor naval man.  Extensive primary and secondary research into Soviet-American military strategies and advanced technology gave him the backgrounds for The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising.  For Patriot Games, his research took him to the streets of London and to meetings with British secret antiterrorism specialists, to the corridors of the FBI and CIA and to the choppy waters of Chesapeake Bay aboard a Navy patrol boat.  He lives in Prince Frederick, Maryland, where he is now at work on his fourth novel.

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Remarkable praise for Tom Clancy's
Red Storm Rising

"Red Storm Rising is a true classic.  The true measure of Tom Clancy's art is his ability to make both the high technology and the personal motivations of his characters not only real but alive and human.  This is what makes him a new star in our national constellation of writers....  In addition, the book is a first-class shoot-'em-up.  The book gives an extraordinary picture, from both sides, of what war might be like in the last decade of the twentieth century....  Tom Clancy is the best there is.  He is a master." - Edward L. Beach, San Francisco Chronicle

"Red Storm Rising is even better than the The Hunt for Red October.  I dare you to read one chapter and try to put it down."
- Curt Schleier, Newsday

"Red Storm Rising will take its place with such remarkable works as Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.  It is a brilliant military fantasy - and far too close to reality for comfort....  The author even manages to invest his characters with hot blood and real emotion....  His sureness of three-dimensional touch prompts the reader to wonder whether the Pentagon wouldn't be spending some of its millions better at employing him inside Cheyenne Mountain than letting his talents go to waste in best-selling authorship."
- John Keegan, The Washington Post Book World

"The possibility of World War III, vividly rendered, is what gives Clancy's book such a chilling ring of truth." - Walter Isaacson, Time

"The author of The Hunt for Red October proves convincingly that his first success was no fluke.  A fascinating and totally credible story, told with authenticity and great suspense." - Publishers Weekly

"Frighteningly realistic...  A masterful grasp of strategy, tactics and military technology laced with tension and suspense."
- John Barkham Reviews

"A rattling good yarn!"
-Robert Lekachman, The New York Times Book Review
328 2003 2023 Pattern Recognition
Blue Ant Trilogy #1
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William Gibson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast best seller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now....

Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet - a world-renowned "coolhunter" who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she's offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the Internet - footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide.

Still haunted by the memory of her missing father - a Cold War security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001 - Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing - and compelling - as the 21st century promises to be....
329 1932 Peril at End House
Hercule Poirot Mystery #6
Agatha Christie  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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330 2014 2023 Personal
Jack Reacher #19
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Lee Child  Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2
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"Reacher is the stuff of myth... one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes... [Lee] Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense."
- The Washington Post


Someone has tried to kill the French president.  How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence?  John Kott - a U.S. Army marksman gone bad - is one of them.  After fifteen years in prison, he's out... and there's a G8 suimmit coming up, packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.

If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Jack Reacher.  And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with rookie analyst Casey Nice.  They're facing a rough road, full of local thugs, doube-crosses, and no backup if things go wrong.  Reacher never gets too close.  But this time it's personal.

"Yet another satisfying page-turner."
- Entertainment Weekly


Don't miss Lee Child's short story "Not a Drill" and a sneak peek of his new novel Make Me, in the back of the book.
331 2003 2022 Persuader
Jack Reacher #7
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"A page-turner... [Lee] Child's tale drives hard and fast."
- Los Angeles Times Book Review


Jack Reacher lives for the moment.  Without a home.  Without commitment.  And with a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past.  DEA agent Susan Duffy is living for the future, knowing that she has made a terrible mistake by putting one of her own female agents into a death trap within a heavily guarded Maine mansion.

Staging a brilliant ruse, Reacher hurtles into the dark heart of a vast criminal enterprise.  Trying to rescue an agent whose time is running out, Reacher enters a crime lord's waterfront fortress.  There he will find a world of secrecy and violence - and confront some unfinished business from his own past.

"Gripping and suspensful...  Child ratchets up the suspense to new heights."
- The Denver Post


"Wickedly addictive... so fast-paced it makes the eyeballs spin."
- Orlando Sentinel

332 1970 1976 The Phantom Freighter
Hardy Boys (Revised) #26
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Priscilla Baker-Carr  
Franklin W Dixon  
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HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
   

   

        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        THE HAUNTED FORT
        THE MYSTERY OF THE SPIRAL BRIDGE
        THE SECRET AGENT ON FLIGHT 101
        MYSTERY OF THE WHALE TATTOO
        THE ARCTIC PATROL MYSTERY
        THE BOMBAY BOOMERANG
        DANGER ON THE VAMPIRE TRAIL
        THE MASKED MONKEY
        THE SHATTERED HELMET
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

333 1947 The Phantom Freighter
Hardy Boys (Original) #26
Franklin W Dixon  
Amy McFarlane  
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334 1965 The Phantom of Pine Hill
Nancy Drew (Revised) #42
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
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335 1996 2022 The Poet
Jack McEvoy #1
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From audible.com:

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES

An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules!


Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write - and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.
336 1999 Pop Goes the Weasel
Alex Cross #5
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James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Detective Alex Cross is in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, DC, murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect-a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Alex Cross has ever faced.

Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is one of the world's greatest suspense writers.
337 1990 Puzzles of the Black Widowers
Black Widowers #5
Isaac Asimov  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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338 1969 The Quest of the Missing Map
Nancy Drew (Revised) #19
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
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339 2022 2024 Quicksilver
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#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz takes a surprising and exhilarating road trip with a man in pursuit of his strange past - mile by frightening mile.

Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery - abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona.  Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life.  Until the day of "strange magnetism."  It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere.  It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money.  And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him.  Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life.

During a shoot-out at a forlorn dude ranch, he finally meets his destined companions: Bridget Rainking, a beauty as gifted in foresight as she is with firearms, and her grandpa Sparky, a romance novelist with an unusual past Bridget knows what it's like to be Quinn.  She's hunted, too.  The only way to stay alive is to keep moving.

Barreling through the Sonoran Desert, the formidable trio is impelled by that same inexplicable magnetism toward the inevitable.  With every deeply disturbing mile, something sinister is in the rearview - an enemy that is more than a match for Quinn.  Even as he discovers within himself resources that are every bit as scary.

www.deankoontz.com
340 2014 2021 Raging Heat
Nikki Heat #6
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Richard Castle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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In New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's newest novel, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.

Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship.
341 2012 A Raging Storm
Derrick Storm #0.2
Richard Castle  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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342 1998 Rainbow Six
Jack Ryan World #9
Tom Clancy  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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343 2002 Red Rabbit
Jack Ryan World #11
Tom Clancy  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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344 2023 2024 Resurrection Walk
Mickey Haller #7
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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LINCOLN LAWYER, BOOK 7


LINCOLN LAWYER MICKEY HALLER TAKES A NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE CASE AND ENLISTS THE HELP OF HIS HALF BROTHER, HARRY BOSCH, TO PROVE A WOMAN'S INNOCENCE.

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is back, taking the long-shot cases, where the chances of winning are one in a million.  After getting a wrongfully convicted man out of prison, he is inundated with pleas from incarcerated people claiming innocence.  He brings on board his half brother, retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch, to weed through the letters, knowing most claims will be false.

Bosch pulls a needle from the haystack: a woman in prison for five years for killing her husband, a sheriff 's deputy, though all along, she has maintained that she didn't do it.  Bosch reviews the case and sees elements that don't add up, and a sheriff 's department intent on bringing quick justice in the killing of one of its own.

Now Haller has an uphill battle in court, a David fighting Goliaths to vindicate his client.  The path for both lawyer and investigator is fraught with danger from those who don't want the case reopened and will stop at nothing to keep the Haller-Bosch dream team from finding the truth.  Packed with intrigue and courtroom drama, Resurrection Walk shows once again that Michael Connelly is "the most consistently superior living crime fiction author" (South Florida Sun Sentinel).

"Buoyed by the slick duds and his brainy patter, the so-called Lincoln Lawyer (who indeed does most of his work and lives much of his life in the back seat of his Town Car) turns in another dazzling courtroom performance."
- MARILYN STASIO, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL CONNELLY
is the author of thirtyseven previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Desert Star, The Dark Hours, and The Law of Innocence.  His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than eighty-five million copies worldwide.  Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels.  He is the executive producer of three television series: Bosch, Bosch: Legacy, and The Lincoln Lawyer.  He spends his time in California and Florida.
345 1904 2013 The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes #6
Arthur Conan Doyle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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346 1989 The Return of the Black Widowers
Black Widowers #6
Isaac Asimov  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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347 2010 2023 The Reversal
Mickey Haller #3
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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THE
REVERSAL


Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller never thought he would cross the aisle and work for the prosecution - until imprisoned child killer Jason Jessup is granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence.  Convinced Jessup is guilty, Haller takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

But there's a serious political taint on the case, and Haller must face down a celebrity defense attorney who has already started trying it in the media.  While Bosch searches the cold trail for the eye-witness who was the key to Jessup's original conviction, the convict is released on bail.  Now Haller and Bosch fear the worst: This killer may have just gotten started - and the trial is a matter of life-and-death for everyone.

"A CLASSIC DETECTIVE-STORY PUZZLE...
SPARKS REALLY FLY."
- New York Times

"THANK GOD FOR MICHAEL CONNELLY...
THE REVERSAL MIGHT BE HIS BEST."
- Los Angeles Times

"CONNELLY IS A MASTER..."
- Wall Street Journal
348 1974 The Ringmaster's Secret
Nancy Drew (Revised) #31
June Dunn  
Carolyn Keene  
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349 2000 Roses Are Red
Alex Cross #6
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James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Facing a particularly vicious breed of killer in his latest investigation, Alex Cross finds his family targeted by the vengeful Mastermind, a situation that is complicated by tension in his relationship with his girlfriend Christine and his daughter Jannie's unexplained seizures.  Simultaneous.
350 2000 2022 Running Blind
Jack Reacher #4
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"The best...  Lee Child's tough but humane Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer."
- Stephen King

Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive.  They are, truly, perfect crimes.  In fact, there's only one thing that links the victims.  Each of the women knew Jack Reacher - and it's got him running blind.

"Spectacular...  Muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing."
- The Seattle Times

"Plan tio stay up long past bedtime."
- Kirkus Reviews






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