September 19, 2018
Bond, Mike. SNOW. Brilliance Audio. November '17. $15.99. Audio CD. Unabridged. Read by David deVries. What would you do if you found a crashed plane full of cocaine in the mountains of Montana? Three men find the cache and take the drugs only to be hounded by the DEA, the Mexican cartel, a hit man, and the police. Each had what they considered a good reason - they were all short on money! The tension rises as they try to evade their pursuers in the frozen wilderness. Available in trade paperback from Mandevilla Press.
Patterson, James & Clinton, Bill. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING: A Novel. Little, Brown & Company and Knopf. June '18. $40.00. Audio CD. Unabridged. Read by Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, and three others. "THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view ... Set over the course of three days, THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years." Simultaneous hardcover release.
Pronzini, Bill. THE BAG OF TRICKS AFFAIR: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery. Blackstone Audio. March '18. $34.95. Audio CD. Unabridged. Sixth in the series. "THE BAG OF TRICKS AFFAIR is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series. A conman always has a bag of tricks, ready to fool the unsuspecting, and almost everyone is unsuspecting until they get taken. When that happens, they turn to Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, to recover their money and what's left of their dignity, and perhaps even to save their lives. When one such case leaves Sabina Carpenter the only witness to a murder, the family of the culprit vows to stop at nothing to keep her silent. The threat leaves John Quincannon deeply concerned for Sabina's safety, but there's no rest for the wicked and so the crime-solving duo must split up to tackle two separate con games, run by two villains with deadly bags of tricks at hand. And when Sabina's life is put in danger, John must rush to save her while grappling with the terrifying realization of exactly how much she means to him." Simultaneous hardcover release from Forge Books.
Walters, Minette. THE LAST HOURS. Harlequin Audio & Blackstone Audio. August '18. $44.99. Audio CD. Unabridged. A fascinating historical look at medieval times and the Black Death as seen through the eyes of an feisty, educated woman who has learned to think for herself. In June of 1348, when the Black Death began to ravage England, fear spread and people started to believe they were being punished by God. Having been educated by nuns, Lady Anne of Develish doesn't buy into the hysteria and while her brute of a husband is away from the manor, she decides to protect her people. She moves all of the serfs into the manor which is surrounded by a moat. She then locks the gates and refuses to allow anybody in, including her husband. Problems mount as food begins to run low and people become more and more afraid of the unknown. How long can they hold out? How long will they be safe? Simultaneous hardcover release from MIRA. Paperback edition. Allen & Unwin. June '18.
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