After the Fire
A conservative British politician turns up as one of three dead bodies in a fire at a public housing complex in London. Police inspector Maeve Kerrigan is even more perplexed when she learns that the politician was dead before the fire. The fast-paced action-packed mystery may remind readers of Laura Lippman and Lisa Scottoline.
Before the Wind
“Growing up on the Puget Sound, the Johannssen family has sailing in their blood, but the oldest brother, Josh, is left puzzling over what caused his siblings to flee, one to Africa, the other to points unknown as a fugitive and pirate.” -Knopf
“A former prison guard and talented fiddler returns to his Montana hometown to bury his wife and confront the inmate who, twenty years ago, held him hostage during a prison riot.” -Mariner Books
“The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it’s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life.” – Random House
In London, at the height of the Cold War, colleagues Giles and Simon discover a top-secret file has gone missing. Simon’s wife has buried the file in the backyard in an effort to protect her family from its contents. Betrayal and exposure seep through the pages of this espionage thriller.
India and Pakistan reach a stalemate in a war marketed as the end of terrorism. A secret posse of Indian military officials come up with a brilliant plan to shake things up by targeting China, Pakistan’s ally, with nuclear warheads. An official reaches out to Jerry Mitchell to put an end to the conspiracy.
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
The Plumb siblings reunite when an accident endangers their joint trust fund. They have each made important plans for their portion of the money and now face the threat of losing it. Old tensions rise to the surface as they examine their lives and the choices they have made.
“Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future…Darrow discovers that vast cities and sprawling parks cover the planet, and Reds are nothing more than slaves to the decadent Gold ruling caste. Now he will sacrifice everything and stop at nothing to bring down his enemies.” – Thorndike
“In the midst of [a] transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas.” – Grand Central