In The Kitchen by Monica Ali
Gabriel Lightfoot, the executive chef at the posh Imperial Hotel, has more than one pot set to boil over. Beside the usual nuisance of brash diners, unpredictable kitchen staff, and an absolute ogre of a general manager, Gabriel finds further difficulty just under his nose when a Ukrainian porter turns up dead. Throw in a mysterious woman from Belarus, add a dash of family trauma, and it’s obvious the beleaguered chef is overseeing a complicated menu that even he might not be able to muster.
Fire and Ice by J.A. Jance
Romantic sparks flew when Brady and Beaumont last met, but now they’ll have to put their past aside and focus on solving two particularly gruesome cases. Beaumont is tracking a killer who’s already murdered and torched the bodies of six women, and Brady is after the person who crushed an old caretaker’s legs with an ATV and left him for dead. As clues start to surface, the pair realize they may be looking for the same killer.
The Doomsday Key A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
When a famous geneticist, a Vatican archaeologist, and a Senator’s son are all found dead, the only similarity is the pagan cross seared into their flesh. As commander Pierce and his team struggle to trace the connection, a trio of high-tech assassins aims to end their investigation. Forced to run, Pierce enlists the help of two women from his past-one of whom he’ll have to sacrifice in order to save the world and uncover the Doomsday Key in time.
Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini
Late one night, CostaRican beauty Karia Solaz is escaping a San Diego beach house estate owned by the creepy Emerson Pike. That same evening, an assassin known only as the Mexicutioner makes his way into the rundown compound ready to kill Pike. Now accused of murder, Katia needs legal assistance. After a chance meeting in the grocery store, Madriani offers to help, and in doing so uncovers a vast Cold War-era conspiracy. This case will take Madriani around the world as he attempts to clear Katia’s name and prevent a catastrophic terrorist attack.
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
As the marijuana haze of the 1960′s begins to fade, Doc Sportello drifts in and out out of awareness. He hasn’t seen his ex-girlfriend in a long time, but one day she shows up and rattles off a fantastic story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer-who she claims to love. Doc doesn’t put much weight in words like “love” yet he can’t help getting drawn in. Before he knows what’s happening, he’s knee deep in a motley collection of surfers, hustlers, loan sharks, and dopers.
The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith
When Isabel bumps into former adversary Minty auchterlonie for the first time in years, she in unconvinced (again) of Minty’s integrity, Isabel always saw the cutthroat Minty as fiercely ambitious. So now that the bank where Minty works is having internal troubles, Isabel must determine, once and for all, if her old foe can be trusted. If the answer is no, then Minty might be perpetrating a massive fraud.
Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King
A man haunted by a severed finger, a mafioso buried alive in a Cadillac, a manic afflicted with a voodoo curse…fans the world over will immediately recognize these terrifying scenarios as part of a mad carnival bearing the unmistakable imprint of the master of horror himself. Throughout Nightmares and Dreamscapes, King employs a variety of styles, from Bradburyesque hauntings to hardboiled tales that strike straight to the bone.
The Apostle by Brad Thor
When his daughter is kidnapped in Afghanistan, a powerful media mogul turns to the new president he helped bring to power. It seems her Taliban captors are willing to trade her for top Al Qaeda operative Mustafa Khan. Unfortunately, the Afghans insist on keeping Khan in a Kabul dungeon until he’s tried for his hideous crimes. But as Horvath nears the notorious Policharki Prison to free Khan, he wonders if Jihadists have baited a clever trap that hides an even greater threat.
Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron
Happy to get away from the stresses of dealing with her new stepson, Deborah is looking forward to a few days of relaxation at a seaside judicial conference. But her hopes are dashed when she stumbles upon the body of a murdered colleague. Before long, more judges turn up dead, and Deborah finds herself embroiled in a mission to uncover the killer before she becomes the next victim.
While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarty
Overwhelmed by coursework and the pressures of new love, pre-med college junior Veronica is further bartered when her sister calls to inform her that their parents are divorcing. Feeling lost and abandoned by a family in shambles, Veronica has little energy left to deal with boyfriend problems-not to mention the revelation that her dad is suddenly back on the dating scene. But when things seem most bleak, her mother unexpectedly showed up at her dorm with the family dog and unusual request.
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
When Valerie moved into the neighborhood, she and Addie became best friends. But as they entered their teens, Val found herself among the popular kids, while mousy Addie was left behind. Then came betrayal that drove them apart. fifteen years later, Val is a hotshot TV weathergirl, while Addie lives in her parent’ old house searching for love online. One night, Val appears at Addie’s doorstep, a physical and emotional wreck, to plead for help. And so begins a touching, humorous journey toward reconciliation and discovery.
An Echo in The Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Jamie Faser knows from his time-traveling wife Clarie that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son-a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn’t the only one with a tormented would-for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn’t know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.
Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
First she needs to return the body of her werewolf friend Antonia to the Wyndham werewolf clan in Cape Cod-and who knows how they’ll greet her. Then there’ her friends back in St. Paul, who are having some problems of their won. It seems that Becky’s half-sister-the devil own daughter-is feeling her outs and beginning to raise alittle hell. Heavey indded is the head that wears the crown.
Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
Hackberry Holland has more than a few memories he’d just as soon do without. That’s why he took the position of sheriff in a small Texas town near the Mexican border: to forget, to begin anew. but it seems there’s no escaping the misery that eats away at a man, an the case of nine immigrants-brutally gunned down and ingloriously dumped in a shallow grave-threatens to complete the personal ruin that has hung over Holland for as long as he can remember.
Intervention by Robin Cook
New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton has been out of touch with former college classmates Shawn Doherty and Kevin Murray for almost three decades. Still a renegade activist, Jack is currently investigating the world of alternative medicine Shawn, an acclaimed archeologist and bible scholar, is reeling from the sobering aftershocks of a recent find. But when Kevin-now Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York-gets wind of Shawn’s discovery, he turns to his old buddy Jack for help in suppressing an explosive secret.
(taken from covers)