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Thrillers (Fiction)

  • Author:
    Peacock, Kathleen
    Summary:

    Cat hasn't been to Montgomery Falls, the town her family founded, since she was twelve years old. Since the summer she discovered she could do things that no normal twelve-year-old could do. Since she had her first kiss with Riley Fraser. Since she destroyed their friendship. Now, five years later, she's back and Riley has disappeared.

  • Author:
    Foster, Sara
    Summary:

    Tom Carruso left home soon after Lizzie Burdett disappeared under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he's back for the inquest into Lizzie's disappearance, intent on telling his side of the story.

  • Author:
    Elias, Michael
    Summary:

    Nina is actually a tough Queens cop, an avenger on a mission. Her latest investigation involves Artemis, one of the city's battered women's shelters. A number of men connected to the women living there are ending up dead. Why? To find the answer, she's going undercover into the shelter as a brutalized woman. Though Nina is playing a victim, she's anything but. Yet this isn't her only secret.

  • Author:
    Dodd, Christina
    Summary:

    Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Jones lands a job in small-town Alaska, working for a man in his isolated mountain home. But she soon faces charges of theft, embezzlement, and a brutal double murder.

  • Author:
    Cussler, Clive
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    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo come up against an old enemy while searching for a treasure that has been lost for centuries in this exciting adventure in the bestselling series by the Clive Cussler, Grand Master of Adventure. Ten years ago, a chance meeting at the Lighthouse Café in Redondo Beach led Sam Fargo and Remi Longstreet on the adventure of a lifetime, hunting the legendary riches stolen from the Persian King Croesus in 546 B.C. But they weren't the only ones. Someone else is after the gold, and he's willing to kill anyone who gets in his way. When Sam and Remi run afoul of a criminal drug-running operation, their hopes of finding the treasure are dashed. But with Sam's ingenuity and Remi's determination, they survive their confrontation with the drug runners, and manage to send one of the key players to prison. Though the cache of gold is never found, life goes on. Sam and Remi marry—and years later return to Greece to find the one treasure that got away. Time becomes their enemy when the kingpin they helped send to prison over a decade ago is released—and he has two goals in mind. Find the legendary hoard of King Croesus, and kill Sam and Remi Fargo. The Fargos know that as long as this gold is out there, no one is safe. They return to Greece for a final showdown—and one last chance to find that elusive treasure.

  • Author:
    Goines, Donald
    Summary:

    Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. At age twelve, his street education begins as he learns trickology. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless.

  • Author:
    Child, Lincoln, Preston, Douglas J.
    Summary:

    In 1876, in a remote mining camp in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in grizzly bear attacks. Now the historic cemetery has been dug up to make way for development. Corrie Swanson has arranged to examine the remains. But in doing so she makes a shocking discovery.

  • Author:
    Cole, Alyssa
    Summary:

    Sydney Green starts a Brooklyn walking tour and finds an unlikely assistant in her neighbor Theo. But their deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear.

  • Author:
    Sanchez, Jenny Tores
    Summary:

    Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life—if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them and the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.

  • Author:
    Baldacci, David
    Summary:

    Amos Decker and Alex Jamison investigate the death of a woman whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open, which is only the beginning of the oddities surrounding the case.

  • Author:
    French, Nicci
    Summary:

    A group of housemates must determine the killer among them when a series of murders occur. As the difference between friend and stranger becomes vaguer, the line between attraction and danger thins.

  • Author:
    Ellis, David, Patterson, James
    Summary:

    A shocking new case has left FBI agent Emmy Dockery baffled. The victims appear to have died by accident and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be a coincidence.

  • Author:
    Rollins, James
    Summary:

    James Rollins presents a collection of twelve stories that dig a little deeper into his creative stomping grounds and open vistas into new landscapes and characters.

  • Author:
    Harper, Karen
    Summary:

    Three years ago, Megan Metzler's husband died in a plane crash. But when Commander Bryce Saylor arrives to investigate, the handsome pilot stirs up an attraction that catches them both off guard.

  • Author:
    Rimmer, Kelly
    Summary:

    After finding disturbing journal pages that suggest her late mother didn't die in a car accident as her father had always maintained, Beth Walsh begins a search for answers.

  • Author:
    Galbraith, Robert
    Summary:

    A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly ...

  • Author:
    Mosley, Walter
    Summary:

    A ninety-two-year-old Mississippi bluesman needs investigator Leonid McGill's help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father.

  • Author:
    Atkinson, Kate
    Summary:

    Ten years after she was recruited as a spy, Juliet Armstrong presumes the events of those years are in the past. But a different war is being fought now, and she finds herself once more under threat.

  • Author:
    Flynn, Vince
    Summary:

    "Mills's suspenseful, strikingly original sixth Mitch Rapp novel...is as riveting as anything penned by Mitch's creator, Vince Flynn (1966–2013). Mills has really hit his stride with this franchise entry." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One of the best thriller writers on the planet." — The Real Book Spy In the next thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, it's a race against the clock when ISIS takes out the entire US power grid and throws the country into chaos. When Mitch Rapp captures ISIS's top technology expert, he reveals that he was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America's power grid. Rapp is determined to eliminate this shadowy figure, but the CIA's trap fails. The Agency is still trying to determine what went wrong when ISIS operatives help this cyber terrorist do what he said he could—plunge the country into darkness. With no concept of how this unprecedented act was accomplished, the task of getting the power back on could take months. Perhaps even years. Rapp and his team embark on a desperate search for the only people who know how to repair the damage—the ones responsible. But his operating environment is like nothing he's experienced before. Computers and communication networks are down, fuel can no longer be pumped from gas stations, water and sanitation systems are on the brink of collapse, and the supply of food is running out. Can Rapp get the lights back on before America descends irretrievably into chaos? This compulsive thriller proves once again that the Mitch Rapp series is "the best of the best when it comes to the world of special ops" ( Booklist , starred review).

  • Author:
    Cameron, Marc
    Summary:

    A missing Chinese scientist, unexplained noises emanating from under the Arctic ice, and a possible mole in American intelligence are just some of the problems that plague President Jack Ryan in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Aboard an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean a sonar operator hears an unusual noise coming from the ocean floor. She can't isolate it and chalks the event up to an anomaly in a newly installed system. Meanwhile, operatives with the Chinese Ministry of State Security are dealing with their own mystery—the disappearance of brilliant but eccentric scientist, Liu Wangshu. They're desperate to keep his crucial knowledge of aerospace and naval technology out of their rivals' hands. Finding Liu is too great an opportunity for any intelligence service to pass up, but there's one more problem. A high-level Chinese mole, codenamed Surveyor, has managed to infiltrate American Intelligence. President Jack Ryan has only one choice: send John Clark and his Campus team deep into China to find an old graduate student of the professor's who may hold the key to his whereabouts. It's a dangerous gamble, but with John Clark holding the cards, Jack Ryan is all in.

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