[bksvol-discuss] Fw: Thrillers and Suspense January 2010

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  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:57:36 -0500

New and Recently Released!

Death Message: A Novel of Suspense - by Mark Billingham
Publisher: Harper
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Pub Date: 10/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9780061432750
ISBN-10: 006143275X
Police Thriller. Someone is sending London Detective Inspector Tom Thorne 
anonymous text messages, but instead of spam, he's receiving photographs of dead
men. First it was a week-old corpse, then a much more recent murder victim. 
Once Thorne's pieced together what links the two, it's not long before he 
out who's behind the killing spree...but catching the highly motivated killer 
isn't that simple. When a friend appears to be the next target in the killer's
crosshairs, Thorne must weigh what's right against what's legal. The 7th in 
this British series, Death Message was originally published in England; the
8th, Bloodline, is already available there.

Deeper than the dead - Hoag, Tami
Publisher: Dutton
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Pub Date: 12/29/2009
ISBN-13: 9780525951308
ISBN-10: 052595130X
Suspense fiction.  A California town is rocked to its core when two boys and a 
girl stumble upon a murder victim, drawing Special Agent Tony Mendez into
a search for a psychopathic serial killer called "The See No Evil Killer," but 
as his probe continues, he realizes that the killer may be the father of
one of the boys and enlists the aid of their teacher, Anne Navarre, to uncover 
the truth.

London Boulevard - by Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Pub Date: 11/24/2009
ISBN-13: 9780312561680
ISBN-10: 0312561687
Noir Suspense. After three years in jail, Mitchell has drifted back into the 
low-level London street life he remembers, though he's determined to never
live behind bars again. When he gets a jack-of-all-trades job for an aging--but 
still beautiful--former actress, it seems as though things might be going
right for him. But it's hard to leave a violent past behind, and it's made more 
difficult by the increasingly complicated relationship he builds with his
employer. First published in England in 2001, this dark twist on the classic 
film Sunset Boulevard is soon to be a movie in its own right, starring Colin
Farrell and Keira Knightley.
First Chapter

The Paris vendetta : a novel - Berry, Steve
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Pub Date: 12/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9780345505477
ISBN-10: 0345505476
International thriller.  Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone 
isn't looking for trouble when it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookshop.
But narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to follow his 
unexpected new ally--an American Secret Service agent--and help him stop the 
Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. 
Only by matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack,
and plunging into a desperate hunt for the legendary lost treasure of Napoleon 
Bonaparte can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy.
First Chapter

Foolproof - D'Amato, Barbara
Publisher: Forge
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Pub Date: 12/22/2009
ISBN-13: 9780765322661
ISBN-10: 0765322668
Thriller.  In a collaborative work by three award-winning authors, Barbara 
D'Amato, Jeanne M. Dams, Mark Richard Zubro, September 11 survivors Brenda and
Daniel establish a secret anti-terrorist division within their new software 
security firm and expose a terrorist plot to rig a presidential election.
First Chapter
In a Word

Collision - by Jeff Abbott
Publisher: Dutton
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Pub Date: 07/17/2008
ISBN-13: 9780525950288
ISBN-10: 0525950281
Thriller. Two years ago, corporate consultant Ben Forsberg's wife was killed on 
their honeymoon, and he's never truly recovered. But when an assassination
halfway around the world goes disastrously wrong, this ordinary man is framed, 
picked up by Homeland Security on suspicion of murder, rescued by a covert-ops
agent from another agency, and thrown into non-stop action as the two men fight 
to uncover the truth. If you're looking for a read that won't let up, try
this latest from Jeff Abbott, who keeps the pace racing, the bullets 
flying--and your pulse pounding.

Awakening - by S. J. Bolton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Pub Date: 06/09/2009
ISBN-13: 9780312381141
ISBN-10: 031238114X
Suspense Fiction. Reclusive British veterinarian Clara Benning secludes herself 
from people as much as possible, preferring the company of animals. But
when the residents of her isolated Dorset village undergo a series of snake 
attacks--in some cases by lethal snakes from the distant corners of the 
is forced to come out of her shell. There's clearly a human hand behind the 
appearance of the snakes, and Clara teams up with hunky Assistant Chief 
Matt Hoare to roust out the killer who seems to have settled in Dorset.

Ritual - by Mo Hayder
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Pub Date: 09/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9780871139924
ISBN-10: 0871139928
Suspense Fiction. This is the 3rd novel to feature DI Jack Caffery, but police 
diver Phoebe "Flea" Marley is as much the star of the show as the burned-out
detective, who has transferred to Bristol from London. It all starts with 
Flea's discovery of a human hand in the Bristol harbor--one that, she believes,
may have been amputated while its owner was still alive. As Flea and Caffery 
search for the victim, they follow a trail that takes them into the dark depths
of Bristol's underworld, where body parts are sold for use in ancient rituals. 
Violent and at times horrific, this novel is nevertheless "completely gripping"
First Chapter

Feelers - by Brian M. Wiprud
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Pub Date: 03/03/2009
ISBN-13: 9780312388614
ISBN-10: 0312388616
Thriller. If Morty Martinez has a business card, it probably states that he 
provides home content removal services--essentially, he cleans out the homes
of dead people. But he's also a "feeler," or someone who searches for cash 
stashed in the mattresses and cookie jars of people who don't trust banks. 
nothing illegal about this, but when his sixth sense turns up a huge haul--more 
than $800,000--it brings a host of troubles his way. From business rival
Pete the Prick to a former armored car thief who's already killed one man (via 
ice pick) to an ex-cop who's never stopped looking for the money that 
the day the armored car was robbed--it seems that everyone's after Morty. This 
funny, fast-paced tale will appeal to fans of the comic capers of Donald
Westlake or Carl Hiaasen.
First Chapter

Blasphemy - Preston, Douglas J.
Publisher: Forge Books
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Pub Date: 01/08/2008
ISBN-13: 9780765311054
ISBN-10: 0765311054
Suspense fiction.  Built by Nobel laureate William North Hazelius, the Torus, 
the world's largest supercollider, has been constructed with the intent of
unlocking the secrets of creation, the Big Bang, but when twelve scientists are 
sent to turn it on, they stumble upon a secret that must be hidden at all
costs, unless ex-monk and CIA operative Wyman Ford can unlock the truth.
First Chapter

Fugitive: A Novel - by Phillip Margolin
Publisher: Harper
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Pub Date: 06/02/2009
ISBN-13: 9780061236235
ISBN-10: 0061236233
Legal Thriller. Charlie Marsh was a prison inmate who saved a guard's life, was 
freed, and reinvented himself as a successful self-help guru. That comfy
lifestyle came to a crashing halt when he killed his lover's husband and fled 
the U.S. for Batanga, an African country with no extradition treaty with
the U.S. There, Charlie is befriended by the ruling dictator...until Charlie 
sleeps with one of his wives. Fleeing once more--thinking that the U.S. legal
system will be kinder to him than a vengeful alleged cannibal--Charlie hires 
Amanda Jaffe to protect him. It's her 4th appearance, and she's got her hands

Undone - by Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Pub Date: 07/14/2009
ISBN-13: 9780385341967
ISBN-10: 0385341962
Psychological Suspense. If you're a Karin Slaughter fan, you'll recognize 
several of the characters in Undone, as she's brought together--with 
results" (Publishers Weekly)--Dr. Sara Linton (first seen in 2001's 
Blindsighted), Will Trent, and Faith Mitchell, the Georgia Bureau of 
agents last seen in Fractured. They meet in an Atlanta ER when a torture victim 
arrives after being hit by a car, and when Will goes out to search for
her abductor, he finds that she's not the only victim--nor is she likely to be 
the last. Slaughter is known for making each of her characters thoroughly
believable, and that continues to be true here; don't miss it if you're looking 
for a realistic, if graphic, depiction of crime-fighters and the violence
they try to prevent.
First Chapter

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