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LP 10093 THE 37TH HOUR
  AUTHOR: COMPTON, JODI
  ABSTRACT: Missing persons Sarah comes home to find her
  husband, Michael Shiloh missing. He was supposed to be in
  Virginia to start his FBI training. But he never arrived.

LP 08490 THE ABSENCE OF NECTAR
  AUTHOR: HEPINSTALL, KATHY
  ABSTRACT: Alice and Boone Fendar hope for a new man to
  drag their mother from her depression after their father
  abandons them. Unfortunately, their prayers are answered in
  the form of Simon Jester, an abusive man with a hair-trigger
  temper, a fondness for poison, and secrets in his past.

LP 09086 ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY
  AUTHOR: CONNORS, ROSS
  ABSTRACT: A year after a horrific murder, prosecuting
  attorney Marty Nickerson of Chatham on Cape Cod secures the
  conviction of Manuel Rodriguez for the crime. For Nickerson,
  the conviction is fully satisfying until a second murder,
  disturbingly similar to the first, occurs.

LP 09058 ACID ROW
  AUTHOR: WALTERS, MINETTE
  ABSTRACT: A young doctor enters Acid Row, a dank housing
  project, and finds herself in the clutches of a dangerous
  pedophile.

LP 08693 ADAM AND EVE AND PINCH ME
   AUTHOR: RENDELL, RUTH
  ABSTRACT: Jock's obsessive-compulsive girlfriend, Minty,
  thinks he was killed in a train crash and is tormented by his
  ghost. But the cheerfully amoral Jock--AKA Jerry Leach and Jeff
  Leigh, depending on which woman he's romancing--faked his
  death to move on to yet another unsuspecting lady.



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LP 09824 THE ALTMAN CODE
  AUTHOR: LUDLUM, ROBERT AND GAYLE LYNDS
  ABSTRACT: On the dark docks of Shanghai, a photographer
  recording cargo being secretly loaded is killed and his camera
  destroyed. Covert-One director Fred Klein tells the President
  there's a Chinese cargo ship with tons of chemicals for new
  biological weapons. Klein is ordered to get solid proof.

LP 09887 THE AMBER ROOM
  AUTHOR: BERRY, STEVE
  ABSTRACT: When Judge Rachel Cutler's father dies, he leaves
  his daughter clues to a decades-old secret: the Amber Room,
  an exquisite treasure appropriated by the Nazis when they
  invaded the Soviet Union. To find out why her father died,
  Rachel and her ex-husband, Paul head off to Germany.

LP 08436 AMERICA
  AUTHOR: COONTS, STEPHEN
  ABSTRACT: The USS America, the most technologically
  advanced submarine ever built, is hijacked. The joint chiefs
  realize that America carries cruise missiles with warheads
  designed to fry every electronic device within a ten-mile
  radius. Within hours, missiles rain down on Washington, D.C.

LP 10432 ANGELS CREST
  AUTHOR: SCHWARTZ, LESLIE
  ABSTRACT: Ethan Denton is out for a drive with his three-year-
  old son, Nate, in the woods of Northern California, when he
  decides to stop to follow several bucks he spots just off the
  road. When he returns 15 minutes later, his son is gone, and
  his own personal hell is just beginning.

LP 09137 THE APPRENTICE
  AUTHOR: GERRITSEN, TESS
  ABSTRACT: A doctor is found with his throat slashed, in his
  living room in his pajamas. His wife is missing, her nightgown
  folded neatly on a chair in the bedroom. There are similarities
  to serial killer Warren Hoyt, nicknamed "the Surgeon," who’s
  in prison, leading Det Jane Rizzoli to suspect a copycat.
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LP 09350 THE ARRAIGNMENT
  AUTHOR: MARTINI, STEVE
  ABSTRACT: When Paul Madriani's old friend is gunned down,
  Madriani sets out to find the killer. He follows the trail through
  shady real-estate dealings, cross-border smuggling, political
  corruption, and a nasty fight between Rush's ex and his young
  trophy wife over a hefty life-insurance policy.

LP 09241 THE ART OF DECEPTION
  AUTHOR: PEARSON, RIDLEY
  ABSTRACT: Seattle detectives Lou Boldt, John LaMoia and
  Daphne Matthews are working on a suspicious drowning and
  the disappearance of two women who are presumed dead.
  Catching the killer becomes harder when a suspect starts
  stalking Detective Matthews.

LP 09372 AUTOGRAPHS IN THE RAIN
  AUTHOR: JARDINE, QUINTIN
  ABSTRACT: As Skinner takes a stroll with a film star, surely the
  worst of his worries is back at Headquarters, where a new
  colleague is scheming to enlarge his territory at Skinner's
  expense. But when a gunshot has Skinner and his old flame
  diving for cover, it seems danger has zeroed in on him again.

LP 09845 AVENGER
  AUTHOR: FORSYTH, FREDERICK
  ABSTRACT: As a former "tunnel rat" who fought the Vietcong
  in miles of underground passages, Cal Dexter is after Zoran
  Zilic, a Serbian leader who's murdered the grandson of a
  mining tycoon. Cal leads a foray against Zilic's South American
  stronghold.

LP 08927 BAD BOY BRAWLEY BROWN
  AUTHOR: MOSLEY, WALTER
  ABSTRACT: Easy Rawlings is back working a case on the streets
  of Los Angeles. Easy's old friend John needs the help only Easy
  can provide. John's stepson, Brawly Brown, has left home and
  John has reason to believe this well-meaning boy is caught up
  in a situation that's more dangerous than he knows.
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LP 09630 BAD COMPANY
  AUTHOR: HIGGINS, JACK
  ABSTRACT: Max von Berger, an aide to Hitler, has the Furher’s
  diary. Now a billionaire industrialist and a silent partner with
  an international crime family who is seeking revenge for a
  killing, Berger vows to reveal the diary's secret that would
  destroy the current U.S. president.

LP 10423 BE MINE
  AUTHOR: MOFINA, RICK
  ABSTRACT: Tom Reed is shocked by the message delivered to
  Molly Wilson—it’s written in human blood. SFPD Homicide
  Inspector, Walt Sydowski works on his most challenging case –
  the murder of a fellow detective as Tom races to save his
  career, and Molly.

LP 09535 THE BEST REVENGE
  AUTHOR: WHITE, STEPHEN.
  ABSTRACT: Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory is treating both
  FBI agent Kelda James and the man she helped free from death
  row--Tom Clone. As Gregory helps them deal with demons
  from their pasts, he discovers the real reason Clone was
  released from prison.

LP 09132 BETTER TO REST
  AUTHOR: STABENOW, DANA
  ABSTRACT: A hand clutching a goldpiece emerges from the ice
  near where Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell is investigating
  the murder of a 74-year-old woman. The hand belonged to a
  soldier killed in the crash of the World War II army plane
  entombed by the glacier a half century ago.

LP 09220 THE BIRD TABLE
  AUTHOR: DAVIES, JONATHAN
  ABSTRACT: Sally Donne's cross-examination of Roger Nichols
  is brilliant, accused rapist. A witness comes forth to
  corroborate Nichols' story, with evidence to prove he was the
  victim of a blackmail plot. But Roger Nichols, convinced that
  he is bound for jail, puts a shotgun to his head.
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LP 10189 BLACK CREEK CROSSING
  AUTHOR: SAUL, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: Angel Sullivan moves into the plush community of
  Roundtree. Angel, along with Seth Baker, begins to investigate
  the history of the house. They discover a book of spells from
  the house's original owners, members of a community of
  witches; the teens cast spells on the bullies who torment them.

LP 10384 THE BLACKBIRD PAPERS
  AUTHOR: SMITH, IAN
  ABSTRACT: World-renowned Dartmouth professor Wilson
  Bledsoe is discovered dead, his body carved with a racist
  epithet into his chest. Two loathsome white supremacists are
  arrested. But FBI agent Bledsoe, doesn’t buy this pat solution.

LP 10214 BLIND RUN
  AUTHOR: LEWIN, PATRICIA
  ABSTRACT: Ethan Decker is a specialized "Hunter" for the U.S.
  government, tracking down. A renegade assassin kills Decker’s
  son, he leaves his unsuspecting wife to save her from the
  madman's threats and exiles himself to a remote desert in New
  Mexico.

LP 10149 BLINDED
  AUTHOR: WHITE, STEPHEN.
  ABSTRACT: Colorado psychotherapist Alan Gregory counsels
  Gibbs Storey who fears her husband, Sterling, is a killer. When
  therapy reveals the couple's swinging lifestyle and Gibbs's
  possible motives for the accusation, Alan turns to detective
  Sam Purdy.

LP 09809 BLINDSIDE: AN FBI THRILLER
  AUTHOR: COULTER, CATHERINE.
  ABSTRACT: Married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon
  Savich are searching for the serial murderer of math teachers.
  Meanwhile six-year-old Sam Kettering, son of retired agent
  Miles, is kidnapped but manages to escape and seeks help
  from Tennessee sheriff Katie Benedict.

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LP 09166 BLOOD OF VICTORY
  AUTHOR: FURST, ALAN
  ABSTRACT: Newly arrived in Istanbul to serve as executive
  secretary of the International Russian Union, Russian emigre
  journalist I.A. Serebin finds himself yanked into action by the
  British secret service, which is intent on stopping the
  shipment of Romanian oil to Germany.

LP 08441 BLUE DIARY
  AUTHOR: HOFFMAN, ALICE
  ABSTRACT: When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work, none of
  his neighbors would guess, he has been running from his past
  for more than thirteen years. Sometimes locks spring open,
  and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the
  small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.

LP 09222 BLUEBEARD
  AUTHOR: KERRIGAN, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: Operation Bluebeard will be the biggest snatch in
  history. A top KGB official, persuaded to defect, is to be
  plucked off a Russian ship at a Spanish port. "Bluebeard,"
  knows too many embarrassing details about moles in British
  Intelligence and M16 are determined to get to him first.

LP 10168 THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES
  AUTHOR: PEARSON, RIDLEY
  ABSTRACT: Years ago, Lou Boldt's wife Liz had an affair with
  David Hayes, computer specialist at her bank. Hayes engaged
  in a daring embezzlement scheme. Now, years later, Hayes is
  trying to retrieve the money he hid for the Russian mob and
  contacts Liz to try to gain access to the bank's mainframe.

LP 08706 BONE COLD
  AUTHOR: SPINDLER, ERICA
  ABSTRACT: Twenty-three years ago, Anna North survived a
  living nightmare. A madman kidnapped her, cut off her pinkie,
  then vanished. Today Anna lives in New Orleans, writing dark
  thrillers under another name.

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LP 08708 THE BONES IN THE ATTIC
  AUTHOR: BARNARD, ROBERT
  ABSTRACT: Soccer star-turned-media personality Matt Harper
  bought Elderholm, a rambling house in Leeds, to settle down
  with his love Aileen and her three children. Surveying the attic
  with an architect, they discover a tiny body that DI Charlie
  Peace identifies as a two-year-old who died 30 years ago.

LP 09091 THE BORIC ACID MURDERS
  AUTHOR: MINICHINO, CAMILLE
  ABSTRACT: A trip to the Revere Public Library proves fatal for
  thirty-six-year-old Yolanda Fiore. Her body is found early one
  morning at the bottom of the library's staircase. She'd been
  struck on the back of the head before her fall.

LP 09030 THE BURYING FIELD
  AUTHOR: ABEL, KENNETH
  ABSTRACT: Michael Tournier is ready to break ground for a
  shopping mall and housing complex when the discovery of a
  historic slave cemetery halts the project. He hires attorney
  Danny Chaisson to scope out the attitudes of the locals. What
  Danny discovers is a town with dirty politics, 1930s racial
  attitudes, and a good-old-boy network led by the local sheriff.

LP 09858 CAPITAL CRIMES
  AUTHOR: WOODS, STUART
  ABSTRACT: William Henry Lee IV, former senator from Georgia,
  has graduated to the presidency of the United States. He's
  living comfortably in the White House with his wife, Katharine
  Rule Lee, director of the CIA, when a series of murders
  threatens the nation's political equanimity.

LP 10253 THE CARDAMOM CLUB
  AUTHOR: STOCK, JON
  ABSTRACT: Raj Nair, a young British Asian doctor, is posted to
  Delhi. It's his first time in India, his first job with M16, and
  not everyone is pleased to see him. Ambitious and patriotic, he
  is soon forced to question his own loyalties, particularly when
  his father is arrested in Britain on spying charges.
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 LP 09349 CELT AND PEPPER: A NOTRE DAME MYSTERY
  AUTHOR: MCINERNY, RALPH
  ABSTRACT: After a young Notre Dame professor/poet dies
  unexpectedly, Professor Roger Knight suspects murder. His
  erudition, coupled with assistance from his brother Philip, a
  private investigator, ultimately leads to a killer.

LP 10113 CHINA LAKE
  AUTHOR: GARDINER, MEG
  ABSTRACT: Evan Delaney finds that her ex-sister-in-law,
  Tabitha, has joined The Remnant- a fanatical band of disciples
  of the Reverend Pete Wyoming. Tabitha is also trying to regain
  custody of her six-year-old son, in Evan's care while his father
  is posted to the Naval Air Warfare Center.

LP 10370 CIRCLES AND SQUARES
  AUTHOR: MALCOLM, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: Tim Simpson has his heart set on the paintings of
  The Nicholsons. When his Scotland Yard friend, Nobby
  Roberts, finds Simpson’s name in the diary of the murdered
  Moira Bassington, it soon becomes apparent that the dead
  woman is connected not only to him but to artist Nicholson.

LP 08502 CLIFFHAVEN
  AUTHOR: ROSS, DAN
  ABSTRACT: Jean Gordon left her job in New York to come to
  Grant Harbor to run Cliffhaven, an eerie old hotel that was
  bequeathed to her mother. After her arrival in the small
  Massachusetts town, a series of events leaves Jean baffled and
  terrified.

LP 08524 CLOSE TO YOU
  AUTHOR: CLARK, MARY JANE
  ABSTRACT: Eliza Blake, anchor for the KEY Evening Headlines,
  has just vacated her New York apartment for a house in the
  suburbs, intent on escaping memories of her husband's death.
  She begins to receive a fresh crop of threatening phone
  calls and letters.

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LP 10190 THE CODEX
  AUTHOR: PRESTON, DOUGLAS
  ABSTRACT: As a final challenge to his three sons, Maxwell
  Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure, over a half a
  billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts
  somewhere in the world, like an Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons
  wish to claim their inheritance, they must find his tomb.

LP 08656 COMMON MURDER
  AUTHOR: MCDERMID, VAL
  ABSTRACT: After a former lover of ace reporterGordon's is
  accused of attacking, and then murdering, prominent citizen
  and anti-Brownlow Common activist, Rupert Crabtree, Gordon
  finds herself embroiled in an investigation with far-reaching
  political implications.

LP 08749 CONFIDENCE WOMAN
  AUTHOR: VAN GIESON, JUDITH
  ABSTRACT: When rare book expert Claire Reynier becomes the
  victim of credit card fraud, she's stunned to discover that
  Evelyn Martin, an old sorority sisiter, is the culprit. She's even
  more shocked when Evelyn turns up dead.

LP 08829 THE CONSPIRACY
  AUTHOR: CRESSWELL, JASMINE
  ABSTRACT: Verity Marlowe's life has spiraled into a haze of
  alcohol and self-pity following the death of her husband. The
  State Department considers her a security risk, but when
  terrorist violence erupts overseas, they have no choice but to
  call her back on assignment.

LP 09129 CRANE
  AUTHOR: PATTINSON, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: Down on his luck since eighteen, when he was
  picked up on Liverpool Street Station by the decidedly odd
  Heathcliff, Crane promptly teamed up with a young thief
  named Charlie Green. Perhaps he would have kept his promise
  if the chance of making a million hadn’t dropped into his lap.

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LP 09236 CRIME SCHOOL
  AUTHOR: O'CONNELL, CAROL
  ABSTRACT: Kathy Mallory again prowls the mean streets of
  New York, digging deeper into her past even as she and her
  cohorts ferret out a grisly serial killer.

LP 10170 A CRY FROM THE DARK
  AUTHOR: BARNARD, ROBERT
  ABSTRACT: Bettina Whitelaw’s semi- autobiographical novels
  take place in the Outback she left behind after being raped in
  her teens by an unknown assailant. The ransacking of her flat
  suggests that former acquaintances, fearful of what she may
  be writing about them, have pursued her to England.

LP 09733 THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
  AUTHOR: DIAMOND, DIANA
  ABSTRACT: Is it an accident or murder when thrill-seeker
  Jonathan Donner, heir to a billion-dollar empire, vanishes
  while deep-sea diving? At the top of the suspect list is
  Jonathan's new bride, Nicole Pierce, a stunning beauty with a
  questionable past.

LP 08700 THE DAY TRADER
  AUTHOR: FREY, STEPHEN
  ABSTRACT: For Augustus McKnight, there's good news and bad
  news: he's just made a killing, but his wife wants a divorce.
  Then she's murdered, and McKnight gets her juicy life
  insurance policy and a whole lot of trouble.

LP 08408 DEAD AND BURIED
  AUTHOR: ENGEL, HOWARD
  ABSTRACT: A woman whose husband died in a suspicious
  accident hires P.I. Cooperman to investigate. Cooperman lacks
  enthusiasm until he finds ties to a former nemesis; then he
  risks the wrath of a powerful waste disposal company
  apparently in cahoots with city government.




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LP 09832 DEAD RUN
  AUTHOR: SPINDLER, ERICA
  ABSTRACT: Divorced family counselor Liz Ames relocates from
  St. Louis to Key West to investigate the disappearance of her
  sister, Pastor Rachel Howard, who left Liz a mysterious phone
  message about a teenaged girl, illegal activities and threats to
  her life.

LP 09945 DEADLINE
  AUTHOR: COLEMAN, VERNON
  ABSTRACT: After losing his newspaper job, Mark Watson is
  approached by a former colleague whose wife has been
  kidnapped. Watson offers to help locate the missing woman
  and finds himself in a terrifying race against the deadline date
  which would mean certain death for his friend's wife.

LP 08455 DEADLY NIGHTSHADE
  AUTHOR: RIGGS, CYNTHIA
  ABSTRACT: 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull's keen hearing
  results in the discovery of a mutilated body in the harbor at
  Martha's Vineyard. Granddaughter Elizabeth, who works in the
  harbor office, and her boss, an ex-New York cop, realize that
  the murderer may now target Victoria as a witness.

LP 09046 DEATH IN A HOT FLASH
  AUTHOR: ISENBERG, JANE
  ABSTRACT: English Professor Bel Barrett lets a colleague, Vinny
  Vallone--part-time Funeral Services Education teacher, big-time
  undertaker--flatter her into acting as a role model by teaching
  his class how to research and write. But before Bel starts
  Vinny the undertaker turns into Vinny the deceased.

LP 09221 DEATH IN THE WEST WIND
  AUTHOR: LAKE, DERYN
  ABSTRACT: Newlyweds John and Emilia Rawlings are spending
  their honeymoon touring the mysterious county of Devon. The
  gruesome discovery of a young girl, badly beaten and bruised,
  draws the Apothecary into the investigation.

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LP 10386 DEATH MATCH
  AUTHOR: CHILD, LINCOLN
  ABSTRACT: The Thorpes were the perfect couple: young,
  attractive, and ideally matched. When the Thorpes committ
  double-suicide Eden, Incorporated, the worldwide
  matchmaking phenomenon that uses its astonishing artificial
  intelligence to create supercouples and guarantee its
  customers just one thing: lifelong happiness, is suspect.

LP 08831 DEATH OF A HIRED MAN
  AUTHOR: WRIGHT, ERIC
  ABSTRACT: The Ontario Provincial Police Station received a
  disturbing phone call- a homicide in a log cabin on Larch
  River. Sergeant Wilkie fears it's Mel Pickett and is almost
  relieved when he sees that the victim is Norbert Thompson, a
  local "hired man" who had been renting Pickett's cabin.

LP 09152 DECEMBER 6
  AUTHOR: SMITH, MARTIN CRUZ
  ABSTRACT: Harry Niles knows that there is just one chance for
  him to leave Japan before war breaks out. A wheeler-dealer of
  the first order, he must extricate himself from the love affairs,
  vendettas, investigations, and outright cons that he has
  perpetrated over the years.

LP 09450 DECEPTION
  AUTHOR: MCCLURE, KEN
  ABSTRACT: There is doubt that a genetically modified crop
  being grown is licensed by the government. Steven Dunbar, a
  medical investigator with the Sci-Med Inspectorate, is sent to
  investigate, but finds that the farmer who has made the
  complaints, Thomas Rafferty, is a well known drunk.

LP 09398 DERAILED
  AUTHOR: SIEGEL, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: Just as Charles and Lucinda are about to leave an
  afternoon tryst, a man bursts into the room, beats up Charles,
  repeatedly rapes Lucinda, and robs them both. Unable to go to
  the police, since both are married, they face blackmail.
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LP 09997 DRAGON BONES
  AUTHOR: SEE, LISA
  ABSTRACT: Inspector Liu Hulan and her husband, attorney
  David Stark, are sent to the Three Gorges Dam construction
  Site where they find smuggling and sale of valuable artifacts in
  Hong Kong, the murder of several members of an international
  crew of archaeologists, and a Falun-Gong-like cult.

LP 09283 THE EIGHTH DAY
  AUTHOR: CASE, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: Danny Cray is hired by a wealthy attorney to find
  out who's been bad-mouthing one of his clients, the even
  wealthier Italian businessman Zerevan Zebek. Danny's
  investigation takes him to Rome, where he learns several
  unsettling things winds up on the run for his life.

LP 08712 THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN
  AUTHOR: SILVA, DANIEL
  ABSTRACT: Gabriel Allon, a world-class art restorer and former
  member of the Israeli Secret Service. In Allon's latest
  adventure, he comes out of retirement once again and finds
  himself enmeshed in a murder investigation whose roots reach
  back to the cataclysmic policies of Nazi Germany.

LP 10019 EVERY SECRET THING
  AUTHOR: LIPPMAN, LAURA
  ABSTRACT: A three-year-old is presumed kidnapped, with
  bloody evidence left behind. Suspicion points toward the two
  girls convicted of an earlier crime, newly released from
  juvenile detention: Alice Manning, the "good girl”, and Ronnie
  Fuller, the "bad girl" and presumed murderer.

LP 09999 FACE VALUE
  AUTHOR: GRAHAM, PEGGY
  ABSTRACT: Employed as gardener-chauffeur to Emily Barkley,
  Charlie makes himself indispensable with hopes of inheriting
  her lovely house. The girl whom the old lady believes is her
  niece pays a long overdue visit and her friend arrives, also
  with designs on the house.
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LP 08903 FACELESS STRANGERS
  AUTHOR: MCCREERY, NIGEL
  ABSTRACT: When the wife of a local MP is found murdered, the
  Cambridge Constabulary investigates. It is an entirely different
  Matter when the decomposed body of a homeless drug addict
  is found. The awful truth of the girl's life and death come to
  light, exposing a web of corruption reaching far into Europe.

LP 09742 THE FALLS
  AUTHOR: HARPER, KAREN
  ABSTRACT: Claire Malvern and her husband Keith open a rural
  B&B fishing lodge in the Pacific Northwest. When Keith is
  found drowned in Bloodroot Falls, his death is ruled a suicide
  by the sheriff, Nick Braden. Claire is convinced otherwise, as
  her investigations bring secrets to light, Nick begins to agree.

LP 08908 FATAL
  AUTHOR: PALMER, MICHAEL
  ABSTRACT: Matt Ruttledge returns to West Virginia to marry
  his high school sweetheart and set up a medical practice. His
  wife falls victim to a rare strain of cancer. He suspects it was
  caused by the toxic brew of nearby Belinda Coal Co., but hard
  evidence is nowhere to be found.

LP 09289 THE FINAL COUNTRY
  AUTHOR: CRUMLEY, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: Milo Milodragovitch is back in Texas, running the
  bar of his dreams. Molly McBride’s persuaded Milo to help her
  search for and bring to justice the lowlife who raped and
  murdered her sister.

LP 09519 FINAL JUSTICE
  AUTHOR: GRIFFIN, W.E.B.
  ABSTRACT: Matt Payne has just been transferred to Homicide.
  The cases he gets are a rich mix: an apparently simple
  shooting in a fast food outlet that turns out to be almost
  unsolvable; a savage rape and murder with some serious anti-
  cop political overtones; and the supervision of a visiting movie
  star who wants to make his police pictures more authentic.
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LP 09872 FIRE FLIGHT
  AUTHOR: NANCE, JOHN J.
  ABSTRACT: Jerry Stein owns of a fleet of military planes
  retooled to fight forest fires; the political heat to move "fire
  bombing" duties from the forest department to the military
  worsens when in-air accidents occur with some frequency.

LP 09101 FIRE ICE: A NOVEL FROM THE NUMA FILES
  AUTHOR: CUSSLER, CLIVE.
  ABSTRACT: Kurt Austin and his forces at the National
  Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) battle Mikhail Razov, a
  Russian billionaire who plans to destroy the coastal United
  States. Razov fires missiles in the ocean to release methane
  hydrate that triggers tsunamis and global warming.

LP 08661 FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID
  AUTHOR: DICK, PHILIP K.
  ABSTRACT: On October 11 the television star Jason Taverner is
  so famous that 30 million viewers eagerly watch his prime-
  time show. On October 12 Jason Taverner is not a has-been but
  a never-was a man who has lost not only his audience but all
  proof of his existence.

LP 09682 THE FOOTPRINTS OF GOD
  AUTHOR: ILES, GREG
  ABSTRACT: When his fellow scientist is murdered, David
  discovers the genius who runs Project Trinity was responsible
  and that his own life is in danger. Unable to reach the
  president, David turns to Rachel Weiss, the psychiatrist
  probing his nightmares.

LP 09807 THE FUTURE SCROLLS
  AUTHOR: MICHAELS, FERN
  ABSTRACT: Religious scrolls guarded by the Mendeneres
  family for centuries have been stolen by Alexander
  Mendeneres' bitter wife and brought to New York City to be
  sold to the highest bidder. Alexander uses his daughter Maria
  as a lure to entrap his wife, but she gets lost upon her arrival
  from Argentina and is rescued by Dani Arnold, an author.
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LP 10426 GARDEN OF BEASTS
  AUTHOR: DEAVER, JEFFERY
  ABSTRACT: In 1936 Paul Schumann, a mobster hitman is
  asked to pose as a journalist covering the summer Olympics
  taking place in Berlin. He's to hunt down and kill Reinhardt
  Ernst -- the ruthless architect of Hitler's clandestine
  rearmament.

LP 08758 GONE FOR GOOD
  AUTHOR: COBEN, HARLAN
  ABSTRACT: Will Klein suffers a double loss. First, his
  ex-girlfriend Julie Miller is viciously raped and murdered; his
  older brother Ken becomes the chief suspect and disappears.
  Then a few words spoken from his mother's deathbed force
  Will to realize that the past has come back to haunt him.

LP 09861 GONE TOO FAR
  AUTHOR: BROCKMANN, SUZANNE
  ABSTRACT: Lt. Sam Starrett is waiting for a divorce and
  determined to stay active in his young daughter's life. But
  when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife's home in
  Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is
  gone and the body of a woman lies brutally murdered.

LP 08484 THE GOOD GERMAN
  AUTHOR: KANON, JOSEPH
  ABSTRACT: Jake Geismar, is in Berlin to cover the Potsdam
  Conference, and he also wants to find Lena, the married
  woman with whom he was involved. But before he can find
  her, he becomes intrigued with the murder of a young
  American soldier who was on the plane with him.

LP 09208 A HANGING MATTER
  AUTHOR: DUFFY, MARGARET
  ABSTRACT: Ingrid Langley is rather happy with life. Her latest
  books have been successful, the new novel is shaping up well,
  the children are thriving, and the future is looking rosy. If only
  her husband, Patrick Gillard, a man of mercurial moods at the
  best of times, wasn't so monumentally bored.
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LP 09820 HAUNTED GROUND
  AUTHOR: HART, ERIN
  ABSTRACT: When farmers cutting turf in a peat bog make a
  grisly discovery -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a
  young woman with long red hair -- Irish archaeologist Cormac
  Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin team up in a
  case that will open old wounds.

LP 10176 HIDDEN PREY
  AUTHOR: SANDFORD, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: A Russian sailor is assassinated on the docks of
  Duluth. Wary of international implications, the governor asks
  Lucas Davenport to investigate. The murder may be linked to
  the remnants of a dormant Soviet Union network established
  between the world wars but forgotten by the motherland.

LP 09770 HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
  AUTHOR: ERSKINE, BARBARA
  ABSTRACT: When Emma Dickson buys Liza's Cottage, the house
  she remembers from childhood holidays. Once there, she is
  haunted by nightmares. Mike Sinclair, the new Rector of
  Manningtree and Mistley, is worried by the increasing level of
  supernatural disturbance in his parish.

LP 08612 HUNTING SEASON
  AUTHOR: BARR,NEVADA
  ABSTRACT: When the body of Doyce Barnett turns up in
  Mississippi's Natchez Trace National Park, ranger Anna Pigeon
  finds her investigation stymied. The dead man's brother, an
  undertaker with a secret, will do anything to protect it, even if
  his cover-up puts Anna's life in danger.

LP 09248 I, RICHARD
  AUTHOR: GEORGE, ELIZABETH
  ABSTRACT: Elizabeth George is one of our most distinguished
  writers, cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her
  first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering
  that deftly explores the dark side of everyday people --and the
  lengths to which they will go to get what they want most.
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LP 08671 ILLUSIONS
  AUTHOR: SAUNDERS, JEAN
  ABSTRACT: Private Investigator Alexandra Best meets Leanora,
  an elderly psychic who warned her of an impending death.
  Leanora herself is the victim of her own prophecy and when
  her daughter Moira, begs Alex to investigate she is forced to
  reveal that someone is stalking both mother and daughter.

LP 08707 THE INTERROGATION
  AUTHOR: COOK, THOMAS H.
  ABSTRACT: Albert Jay Smalls sits in an interrogation room
  accused of an unspeakable crime. The police have no
  witnesses, no physical evidence, but they are certain he is
  hiding the truth. With less than twelve hours before he must
  be released, Smalls will be put through one final interrogation.

LP 09511 INTO THE INFERNO
  AUTHOR: EMERSON, EARL
  ABSTRACT: Two trucks collide on an icy freeway; the spill is
  cleaned up; the damaged rigs are cleared; and the FD
  personnel return to their stations. Six months pass; then
  firefighters falter and die. As his colleagues succumb to the
   malady, firefighter Jim Swope realizes he is trouble.

LP 08432 ISLE OF DOGS
  AUTHOR: CORNWELL, PATRICIA
  ABSTRACT: The governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be
  painted on all streets and highways, warning that speeders will
  be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. The Isle of
  Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in the
  Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state.

LP 09447 THE JANSON DIRECTIVE
  AUTHOR: LUDLUM, ROBERT.
  ABSTRACT: Former government agent Paul Janson is enlisted
  to rescue Hungarian philanthropist Peter Novak, who has been
  kidnapped by an Islamic terrorist group led by the Caliph.
  Novak's mission is derailed by a traitor and leads to the
  discovery of a global political conspiracy.
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LP 08914 JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE
  AUTHOR: BURKE, JAMES LEE
  ABSTRACT: When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim
  of a particularly savage rape, New Iberia, Louisiana, police
  detective Dave Robicheaux senses that the most likely suspect,
  Tee Bobby Hulin, is not the actual killer. Though a drug addict
  and general ne'er-do-well, Hulin just doesn't fit the profile.

LP 10314 JURY OF ONE
  AUTHOR: ELLIS, DAVID
  ABSTRACT: Shelly Trotter is thrust into a world in which she's
  completely unschooled- the criminal court. Her client is a
  seventeen-year-old accused of killing a policeman and she
  begins to suspect that he may have been involved in an
  undercover operation to entrap dirty cops.

LP 10278 JUST ONE LOOK
  AUTHOR: COBEN, HARLAN.
  ABSTRACT: Well-ordered happy lives are upended when Grace
  Lawson finds among current family snapshots a compromising
  picture of her husband taken twenty years ago. First he
  disappears, shaken, after Grace confronts him, and then a
  serial killer infiltrates the quiet neighborhood.

LP 09626 KEEPING WATCH
  AUTHOR: KING, LAURIE R.
  ABSTRACT: Allen Carmichael lived on the fringes of the law,
  using a soldier's skills to keep watch over those too young to
  defend themselves. His specialty has been rescuing children
  from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. He
  is ready to take his final case--a case that could destroy him.

LP 09874 KILLING RAVEN
  AUTHOR: COEL, MARGARET
  ABSTRACT: When the body of a white man is recovered from a
  shallow grave in one of the most troubled corners of the Wind
  River Reservation, Father John O'Malley knows that if the
  murderer isn't caught quickly, this tragedy will only be the
  beginning. The victim's widow is already out for revenge.
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LP 08608 KILLING THE SHADOWS
  AUTHOR: MCDERMID, VAL
  ABSTRACT: A serial killer murders well-known crime writers by
  reenacting the most gruesome parts of their books. Dr. Fiona
  Cameron has a personal interest in the case, for the challenge
  to her skills, and because her lover, Kit Martin, writes crime
  thrillers.

LP 09181 KILLJOY
  AUTHOR: GARWOOD, JULIE.
  ABSTRACT: FBI analyst Avery Delaney's aunt never arrives at
  the Colorado spa where they were to meet. With help from
  special agent John Paul Renard--tracking a hired killer in the
  area--Avery searches for the woman who raised her, and
  unearths some family secrets.

LP 09658 LAND OF THE LIVING
  AUTHOR: FRENCH, NICCI
  ABSTRACT: A woman wakes up in a darkened room, bound,
  disoriented. She is terrorized and abused by a man who taunts
  her with the names of other victims. But for Abbie Devereaux,
  the nightmare really begins after she escapes. Recovering in a
  hospital, she confronts the fact that no one believes her story.

LP 09434 THE LAST DETECTIVE
  AUTHOR: CRAIS, ROBERT
  ABSTRACT: Elvis Cole's relationship with attorney Lucy
  Chenier is strained. While Lucy is away on business and her
  ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears
  without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run
  away, evidence mounts to suggest a much darker scenario.

LP 10271 LAST LULLABY
  AUTHOR: HAMILTON, DENISE
  ABSTRACT: Eve Diamond is following William Maxwell, of the
  US Customs Agency, when gunfire at the airport leaves three
  dead and a two-year-old child missing. Convinced INS officials
  are holding the girl until she can be deported, Eve struggles to
  track her down.
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LP 09724 THE LAST NAZI
  AUTHOR: POTTINGER, STAN
  ABSTRACT: Melissa Gale’s quarry, known only by the name
  Adalwolf, was the brilliant young protégé of Dr. Josef Mengele,
  the Butcher of Auschwitz. Presumed dead for almost fifty
  years, Adalwolf has suddenly reappeared in the United States
  to take the lives of three people in a chilling, unusual way.

LP 10254 THE LAST TO DIE
  AUTHOR: BARTON, BEVERLY
  ABSTRACT: Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee has seen murder
  before, but nothing like that of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton
  fortune. The number one suspect is Jamie's former lover,
  Jazzy Talbot. With no one to believe her innocence, Jazzy
  plunges into a small town's long-buried secrets and sins.

LP 10060 LAWLESS
  AUTHOR: DARDEN, CHRISTOPHER AND DICK LOCHTE
  ABSTRACT: Mercer Early, a young lawyer, has just been
  assigned to a case of an L.A. cop who has shot and killed his
  wife. The case seems routine enough-then two more non-
  violent cops kill their spouses in cold blood. The three have
  some things in common, but the LAPD denies any connection.

LP 09165 LAWRENCE SANDER'S MCNALLY'S ALIBI
  AUTHOR: LARDO, VINCENT
  ABSTRACT: Decimus Fortesque, a collector of rare
  manuscripts, has commissioned Archy to retrieve the
  complete, unexpurgated manuscript of Truman Capote's
  scandalous Answered Prayers. Less interested in literary
  history than in cold cash, McNally takes on the assignment.

LP 09515 LET'S ALL KILL CONSTANCE
   AUTHOR: BRADBURY, RAY
   ABSTRACT: The screenwriter hears a knocking on his door.
   Constance Rattigan, a washed-up movie star, demands that the
  screenwriter save her. Rattigan is tortured by the receipt of a
   Book of the Dead, a phone-book listing of long-dead stars, with
   the names of those still living marked.
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LP 10299 LIARS & THIEVES
  AUTHOR: COONTS, STEPHEN
  ABSTRACT: Tommy Carmellini, a CIA operative who is unafraid
  to walk both sides of the law to attain his objective, uncovers a
  dark conspiracy that leads to the highest levels of the
  American government-and to a ruthless manipulator who will
  stop at nothing to keep a decades-old secret.

LP 09484 LIBERTY
  AUTHOR: COONTS, STEPHEN
  ABSTRACT: A rogue Russian general has sold nuclear warheads
  to a Mideastern anti-American terrorist best known for
  "hacking some tourists to death with a machete" in Egypt.
  Jack Grafton must identify and locate the terrorist and his
  cronies before he detonates the weapons in the U.S.

LP 09471 LIFE SENTENCE
  AUTHOR: ELLIS, DAVID
  ABSTRACT: Back in high school, Jon was accused of murdering
  a girl he met at a party. Grant's father, a state senator at the
  time, helped clear Jon's name. When Jon receives a cryptic
  blackmail letter, he fears political repercussions because Grant
  is running for governor.

LP 10226 LOOSE CANNON
  AUTHOR: DRUMMOND, JUNE
  ABSTRACT: A peace accord is due to be signed in Jerusalem in
  two weeks time, but it is threatened when a airliner, crashes in
  the Mediterranean, killing 155 people. The pilot's brother and
  ex-girlfriend, a forensic psychiatrist, an FBI investigator and a
  Mossad agent must track down the criminals.

LP 09877 LOST BOY LOST GIRL
  AUTHOR: STRAUB, PETER
  ABSTRACT: A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason.
  A week later, her son- beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark
  Underhill- vanishes from the face of the earth. After his sister-
  in-law's funeral, horror novelist Timothy Underhill searches
  for clues to unravel this mystery of death and disappearance.
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LP 10441 LOST CITY
  AUTHOR: CUSSLER, CLIVE
  ABSTRACT: A mysterious aviator has been found frozen in a
  massive glacier; a mutant seaweed is threatening to choke the
  world's oceans; a giant submarine is roaming the thermal
  vents of the deep sea area known as the Lost City; and the
  secretive, arms-dealing Fauchard family is up to no good.

LP 10368 LOST SUMMER
  AUTHOR: HARRISON, STUART
  ABSTRACT: Adam Turner is an investigative journalist plagued
  by the memory of a girl who vanished from the town where he
  grew up. When he is asked to look into the suspicious car
  accident in which three students were killed, he sees a chance
  to exorcise the demons that have haunted him since his youth.

LP 10349 THE MADMAN'S TALE
  AUTHOR: KATZENBACH, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: More than 20 years ago, Francis was confined
  against his will in the Western State Hospital, a run-down
  residential mental health facility. Francis and Peter the
  Fireman, discover the raped and mutilated body of nurse Short
  Blond stuffed into a storage closet.

LP 08431 THE MANHATTAN HUNT CLUB
  AUTHOR: SAUL, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: Falsely convicted of a brutal crime, Jeff sees his
  life vanishing before his eyes. But someone has other plans for
  Jeff. He’s sent beneath the streets of Manhattan, where an
  invisible population of the homeless, the desperate, and the
  mad has carved out its own shadow society.

LP 08488 MANHATTAN IS MY BEAT
  AUTHOR: DEAVER, JEFFERY
  ABSTRACT: Rune has a TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that
  feeds her passion for old movies. Mr. Kelly rents the same
  video over and over, a noir classic based on a real-life bank
  heist and a million missing dollars. Rune picks up the tape
  from Mr. Kelly's apartment when she finds him shot to death.
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LP 09933 MIDNIGHT FLIGHT: BROKEN WINGS SERIES BOOK 2
  AUTHOR: ANDREWS, V.C.
  ABSTRACT: At Dr. Foreman's School for Girls, the "students"
  sleep in barns, work on a farm in the blazing heat, and are
  subjected to ruthless guards. Phoebe, Teal, and Robin will be
  tempted to commit the ultimate crime of betrayal as
  Dr. Foreman cleverly tries to turn them against each other.

LP 08778 MIDNIGHT RUNNER
  AUTHOR: HIGGINS, JACK
  ABSTRACT: After her brothers are killed one by one, Kate
  Rashid swears vengeance on all who have harmed her family.
  Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the
  United States or that villainy ran in their veins.

LP 09004 MIDNIGHT VOICES
  AUTHOR: SAUL, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: The sudden, tragic death of her husband leaves
  Carolyn Evans alone in New York City. She marries successful
  Anthony Fleming and settles her family into Central Park West,
  Soon, new terrors will come home to roost in the luxurious,
  exclusive building named The Rockwell.

LP 08938 MIRAGE
  AUTHOR: PASSMAN, DON
  ABSTRACT: Computer cryptography whiz John Berger, who
  used to work on a secret project he can't remember for people
  he never saw, shows up at his current job to find the building
  has been bombed--and the bomb was rigged at his desk. He
  has an alibi, but the event it's based on never happened.

LP 09063 MISSING
  AUTHOR: HEPBURN, SUSAN
  ABSTRACT: The Darrowdale Community was a haven where
  Laura and Terry Richardson could raise their two children. One
  summer's day, Laura went missing, never to be seen again.
  Traumatized by her mother's disappearance Caitlin has
   become estranged from her remaining family and has a
  private life where no one knows about her past.
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LP 09256 MISSION COMPROMISED
  AUTHOR: NORTH, OLIVER WITH JOE MUSSER
  ABSTRACT: U.S. Marine Major Peter Newman is hand picked for
  a dangerous clandestine operation as the head of the White
  House's Special Projects Office, his orders are clear--hunt
  down and eliminate terrorists before they attack the United
  States with weapons of mass destruction.

LP 09135 MISTRESS OF JUSTICE
  AUTHOR: DEAVER, JEFFERY
  ABSTRACT: Taylor Lockwood juggles careers as a jazz
  musician and a paralegal at the law firm of Hubbard, White
  & Willis. When a multimillion-dollar promissory note is stolen
  from his office, Mitchell Reece, a young trial lawyer,
  enlists her aid to save both his career and the firm itself.

LP 09570 MONKEEWRENCH
  AUTHOR: TRACY, P.J.
  ABSTRACT: When people start dying in strange ways in
  Minneapolis, the employees of Monkeewrench Software are all
  too aware that their new serial-killer computer game is the
  model for the crimes. They go to the police with the what,
  where, and when of the next murders and quickly become
  suspects as the killer strikes again exactly as they predict.

LP 08482 MURDER ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS
  AUTHOR: KAMINSKY, STUART M.
  ABSTRACT: Chief Inspector Rostnikov is en route to
  Vladivostok in a first-class carriage on the Trans-Siberian
  Express. It carries two hand-picked officials of the Moscow
  Police...and an extortionist who may have information that
  could bring down the entire Russian government.

LP 08487 NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX
   AUTHOR: BARR, NEVADA AND OTHERS
   ABSTRACT: At the Phoenix Spa, Caroline wakes to find the
  guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa's owner has
  been murdered. As the secrets come out-and the body count
  rises, can Caroline keep herself from becoming the next victim?
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LP 08435 THE NEXT ACCIDENT
  AUTHOR: GARDNER, LISA
  ABSTRACT: FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy is haunted by
  questions. The official report concluded that his daughter's
  death was an accident. Amanda Quincy was driving drunk
  when her car careened out of control. Quincy is prepared to
  risk everything to learn about Amanda's death.

LP 08997 NO MAN STANDING
   AUTHOR: SERANELLA, BARBARA
   ABSTRACT: Miranda Munch Mancini, one time junkie, hooker
   and California biker chick, gets off to a fast start with the
   brutal murder of the mother and stepfather of her old buddy,
  Ellen Summers. With Munch providing a homecoming welcome,
  Ellen is about to transition from prison life to normal society.

LP 08705 NO WAY OUT
  AUTHOR: KANE, ANDREA
  ABSTRACT: Something is wrong with teacher Julia Talbot's
  favorite second-grader, the mayor's son Brian. She suspects
  problems at home, inside the mansion of a high-profile
  political family. But even Julia doesn't know the real truth.
  Venture capitalist Connor Stratford, the boy's uncle, does.

LP 09019 NOBODY KNOWS
   AUTHOR: CLARK, MARY JANE
   ABSTRACT: When Cassie Sheridan reveals on national TV that
   a attacked the FBI director's daughter; the girl commits suicide
   and Cassie is demoted to a post in Sarasota, Fla. Vincent Baylor
  finds a human hand with a ring on the beach. The killer (who
  is also the rapist) wants the ring back and will kill to get it.

LP 08613 ORCHID BLUES
  AUTHOR: WOODS, STUART
  ABSTRACT: Holly’s wedding day is shattered by a crime. A
  team of men hit a bank in Orchid Beach, Florida. She vows to
  find these men-who have been careful enough to leave
  behind only the corpse of a bank customer-and she finds
  herself in the midst of a politically motivated clan.
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LP 10101 PARANOIA
  AUTHOR: FINDER, JOSEPH
  ABSTRACT: Adam Cassidy is a low level employee at a high-
  tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the
  system for a friend, he is charged with a crime. Corporate
  Security gives him a choice: prison - or become a spy in the
  headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

LP 08670 A PASSAGE OF ARMS
  AUTHOR: PATTINSON, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: In partnership with his friend, Frank Loder, Daniel
  Gregg sailed the tramp W.H. DAVIES to the Far East. Trouble
  started in Singapore when Walter Crane, the bosun,
  disappeared. As a replacement, the Chinese Tommy Chan was
  taken on. But he had skills which had nothing to do with
  seamanship and a past that might not bear close scrutiny.

LP 09001 PAST TENSE
  AUTHOR: TAPPLY, WILLIAM G.
  ABSTRACT: Brady Coyne and girlfriend Evie become prime
  suspects when a stalker from Evie's past winds up dead
  outside the couple's rented Cape Cod cottage. Evie's
  subsequent disappearance sends the Boston attorney into
  investigative mode.

LP 08825 PAY DAYS
  AUTHOR: JAMES, BILL
  ABSTRACT: Rival druglords Manse Shale and Panicking Ralphy
  Ember and their seconds-in-command, Alf Ivis and Beau Derek,
  are trying to decide whether Chief Inspector Richard Nivette
  has really crossed over to their side or is "doubling" to gather
  information for Chief Supt.

LP 09601 THE PERFECT LIE
  AUTHOR: MCCALL, DINAH
  ABSTRACT: CIA agent Jonah Slade learns the woman he loved
  and lost years ago has been killed in cold blood, her son
  kidnapped. Her sister Blaine, turns to Jonah for help, and gives
  him no chance to refuse when she tells him the boy is his son.
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LP 10100 PERIL
  AUTHOR: COOK, THOMAS H.
  ABSTRACT: Sara Labriola is a married woman haunted by the
  shattering secrets of her past and terrified of the future. Sara
  decides to do the only thing she can: she makes herself
  disappear. One afternoon, without telling a soul, she packs a
  single suitcase and leaves her life in Long Island behind.

LP 09296 PRESCRIPTION FOR TERROR
  AUTHOR: CEREN, SANDRA LEVY
  ABSTRACT: One of the Dr. Cory Cohen's patient victims was a
  rape victim. This triggers flashbacks of Cory's own terrifying
  rape. Her attacker went free, but she vows this one won't.
  In her relentless pursuit she risks the loss of a friendship, and
  worse, places herself squarely into the killer's path.

LP 09782 PRESUMPTION OF DEATH
  AUTHOR: O'SHAUGHNESSY, PERRI
  ABSTRACT: In three years, Nina Reilly has taken on some of
  Lake Tahoe's most controversial cases and has turned her
  struggling one-woman law firm into a thriving practice. Now
  she's ready to sort out her complex relationship with her
  boyfriend, Monterey P.I. Paul van Wagoner.

LP 08991 PUT A LID ON IT
  AUTHOR: WESTLAKE, DONALD E.
  ABSTRACT: Having burgled a truck that he didn't realize
  contained U.S. mail, Francis Meehan is serving his first stint of
  federal time. A visitor to the prison offers him a reprieve of
  sorts. To gain his freedom, Meehan has only to steal a
  videotape that may be of harm to the President.

LP 09344 RANSOM AT THE OPERA
  AUTHOR: HUNTER, FRED
  ABSTRACT: Riccardo Nuevo and Maria Cortez are playing Don
  Jose and Carmen. In the last act, Don Jose raises his knife to
  strike Carmen, drops it and falls dead at her feet. That's not
  the way it's supposed to happen!
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LP 09910 REMEMBER WHEN
  AUTHOR: ROBERTS, NORA AND J.D. ROBB
  ABSTRACT: Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living in the
  small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of
  Remember When, an antique and gift shop. That's what
  everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she
  used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man.

LP 09358 RESURRECTION MEN
  AUTHOR: RANKIN, IAN
  ABSTRACT: Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this
  time, so badly that he is sent to a kind of reform school for
  damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as
  "resurrection men," he joins a covert mission to gain evidence
  of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates.

LP 09982 RETRIBUTION
  AUTHOR: HOFFMAN, JILLIANE
  ABSTRACT: Chloe Larson is shattered after a madman in a
  clown mask rapes and tortures her until she is near death.
  Twelve years later she is assistant chief of the Miami Dade
  State Attorney's office. A lucky break nets serial killer suspect
  William Bantling, and C.J. realizes he's the man who raped her.

LP 09105 REVERSIBLE ERRORS
  AUTHOR: TUROW, SCOTT
  ABSTRACT: Rommy "Squirrel" Gandolph is a Yellow Man, an
  inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder in Kindle
  County. His execution is nearing completion when Arthur
  Raven, a corporate lawyer who is Rommy's reluctant court-
  appointed representative, receives word that another inmate
  may have new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph.

LP 10322 AS BIG AS THE SKY
  AUTHOR: SPRINGER, JAN
  ABSTRACT: Private eye Jocelyn Brady reluctantly saves the life
  of Daniel McCullen, the man who brutally betrayed her in the
  past. They must avoid capture by a prominent organ
  transplant surgeon who wants Daniel's lungs and Jocelyn.
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LP 09014 A SACRED OBLIGATION
  AUTHOR: ELLIS, JULIE
  ABSTRACT: Diane Phillips grows up bright and ambitious in
  New York in the 1970's. Her only care is that everyone believes
  her father committed suicide when she was a small child. Her
  mother has never accepted this version of events and when
  she gives in to despair, Diane is compelled to seek the truth.

LP 10126 SANDS OF TIME
  AUTHOR: ERSKINE, BARBARA
  ABSTRACT: A woman on holiday in France is surprised by her
  feelings for a ghost from the First World War. Newly pregnant
  Roz relives a tragic love story from long ago. And how can a
  traveller be transported suddenly from her seat on a plane to
  the snowy Canadian wastes below?

LP 09490 THE SECRET HOUR
  AUTHOR: RICE, LUANNE
  ABSTRACT: Marine biologist Kate Harris is searching for her
  missing sister, Willa, who disappeared six months earlier, and
  whom Kate believes might be a victim of a serial killer whose
  lawyer is John O'Rourke. As John helps her, pursuing answers
  to questions that put them both at grave risk.

LP 10433 SEE JANE DIE
  AUTHOR: SPINDLER, ERICA
  ABSTRACT:. Jane and her husband, renowned plastic surgeon
  Dr. Ian Westbrook are overjoyed that Jane is pregnant. A
  woman with ties to Ian is found brutally slain. Unbelievably,
  the police focus their investigation on him, making him their
  prime suspect.

LP 09628 SEIZURE
  AUTHOR: COOK, ROBIN
  ABSTRACT: When Senator Ashley Butler is called to chair a
  subcommittee introducing legislation to ban new cloning
  technology, the senator views his political future in bold relief;
  and Dr. Daniel Lowell, inventor of the technique that will take
  stem cell research to the next level, sees a roadblock.
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LP 10193 SHADOW ACCOUNT
  AUTHOR: FREY, STEPHEN
  ABSTRACT: A wayward e-mail crosses Conner's computer
  plunging his near perfect world into a terrifying downward
  spiral. It's a communication not meant for Conner's eyes,
  between people he doesn't know, about a company he's never
  heard of- a company engaged in fraud on a massive scale.

LP 09392 SHADOW BOXER
  AUTHOR: MULLER, EDDIE
  ABSTRACT: Billy Nichols is back on the beat for the San
  Francisco Inquirer. A man's in jail, accused of murder. By
  aiding a beguiling woman, Billy stumbles on evidence that
  could exonerate the defendant, who only months before was
  one of the town's top fight promoters.

LP 09040 SHAKER RUN
  AUTHOR: HARPER, KAREN
  ABSTRACT: Kate Marburn has a quiet and controlled life as the
  rose gardener on the estate of Sarah Denbigh, a wealthy
  widow. When Sarah dies under mysterious circumstances,
  leaving Kate the unexpected heir to Sarah's vast fortune in
  Shaker furniture, the police suspect Kate.

LP 08521 SHOCK
  AUTHOR: COOK, ROBIN.
  ABSTRACT: Harvard coeds Deborah Cochrane and Joanna
  Meissner fund a stay in Venice for academic pursuits by
  donating ova to the Wingate Infertility Clinic. Later Joanna,
  seeking to learn what happened to her gametes, convinces
  Deborah to help her investigate. They don't like their findings.

LP 08721 THE SHORT FOREVER
  AUTHOR: WOODS, STUART
  ABSTRACT: N.Y.P.D. detective-turned-PI Stone Barrington has
  gone upscale in lifestyle, international in expertise. Mogul
  John Bartholomew hires Stone to fly to London and persuade
  his niece, Erica, to leave her cocaine-smuggling boyfriend,
  Lance Cabot, and to make sure Lance winds up in jail.
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LP 08637 THE SIGMA PROTOCOL
  AUTHOR: LUDLUM, ROBERT
  ABSTRACT: American investment banker Ben Hartman waited
  four years to return to Zurich after his twin brother died there.
  Soon after he lands in Switzerland, Hartman is shot at by an
  old college chum. Before he can understand the situation,
  Hartman is a target and a fugitive.

LP 09360 SILENT PARTNER
  AUTHOR: FREY, STEPHEN
  ABSTRACT: Angela Day works at one of Richmond, Virginia's
  most venerable banking institutions. When she stumbles onto
  evidence of an insidious conspiracy, she herself becomes a
  target. With big risks come big rewards -- and big dangers.

LP 09388 THE SILENT VOYAGE
  AUTHOR: PATTINSON, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: The Cold War is starting when Brett Manning is
  sent to so some business in Archangel. His ship is run down by
  a much larger vessel. Only Brett and one other man are picked
  up, on board a Russian freighter. Brett and his companion
  know too much for their own good; their lives are in danger.

LP 09021 SINGLE TO PARIS
  AUTHOR: FULLERTON, ALEXANDER
  ABSTRACT: SOE operative Rosie Ewing is in Nazi Germany. Two
  other agents have been arrested and being held in Paris. They
  have information the Gestapo will go to any lengths to extract.
  Rosie's brief is to discover where the agents are being held,
  then get them out before they either talk or die under torture.

LP 09827 THE SINNER
  AUTHOR: GERRITSEN, TESS
  ABSTRACT: Medical Examiner Maura Isles and Det. Jane Rizzolo
  are called to Boston's Graystones Abbey when two nuns are
  discovered in an abandoned chapel, both brutally bludgeoned.
  Isles discovers that one had recently given birth; the murder
  of a homeless derelict with her face and extremities removed
  by her killer; and the menace of a chemical company.
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LP 08538 SKELETON ISLAND
  AUTHOR: PATTINSON, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: The island was uninhabited except for the
  skeleton, and this bony relic could probably have told a very
  interesting story if it had been able to speak. But it could not,
  and the four young people who had stumbled upon it were
  presented with a puzzle which was not easily solved.

LP 09025 SLEEPING PARTNERS
  AUTHOR: HUMPHREYS, JAMES
  ABSTRACT: Clarissa Morland is twenty-seven, attractive, shy-
  and standing trial for the murder of her ex-lover John Grant.
  As intimate details of her life and relationship are laid bare for
  the court, even Clarissa finds it hard to believe she is
  innocent. But murdering the man she loved in cold blood?

LP 08981 SLOW DOLLAR
  AUTHOR: MARON, MARGARET
  ABSTRACT: For Judge Knott, the case before her seems to be an
  ordinary misdemeanor-except that the personal property that's
  been destroyed is an inflatable carnival ride. When the carnival
  comes to town, Deborah soon discovers there's nothing
  ordinary about this rag-tag collection of rides and games.

LP 09958 THE SMALL BOAT OF GREAT SORROWS
   AUTHOR: FESPERMAN, DAN
   ABSTRACT: Vlado Petric is a Bosnian cop who stayed on the job
   during the fighting in Sarajevo, then joined his family in
   Berlin, working in construction. An investigator for the
   International War Crimes Tribunal recruits Vlado to help snare
  a war criminal--not from the Balkan genocide, but from WWII.

LP 09908 SMOKE SCREEN
  AUTHOR: MILLS, KYLE
  ABSTRACT:The industry is looking at a $250 billion judgment
  in a lawsuit funded by the antismoking industry. A decision is
  made to throw Trevor Barnett, a descendant of a tobacco
  dynasty to the wolves in a national television appearance with
  the anti-smokers' pit bull, Angus Scalia.
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LP 09375 THE SNIPER'S WIFE
  AUTHOR: MAYOR, ARCHER
  ABSTRACT: Leaving the relative calm of Vermont, Detective
  Willy Kunkle must confront his past as he seeks revenge for
  the death of his ex-wife in the back alleys of New York City.
  Labeled an accidental overdose, her death is considered
  routine by the NYPD.

LP 09136 SOCIAL CRIMES
  AUTHOR: HITCHCOCK, JANE STANTON
  ABSTRACT: When husband Lucius dies, prominent New York
  socialite Jo Slater is shocked to learn that he has left his
  sizable estate to a mysterious French countess. Exiled from the
  kingdom of money, and power, Jo struggles to rebuild her life
  only to find herself thwarted at every turn by the countess.

LP 09156 THE SOUL CATCHER
  AUTHOR: KAVA, ALEX
  ABSTRACT: When a senator's daughter is murdered at a
  religious revival in Washington, FBI Special Agent Maggie
  O'Dell, suspects it's the work of a serial killer. She discovers
  the girl's murder is connected to the suicides of five young
  men during a Waco-like standoff in a rural Massachusetts
  cabin—even if they're not sure how.

LP 09920 SOUTHERN STORM: CAPE REFUGE SERIES BOOK 2
  AUTHOR: BLACKSTOCK, TERRI
  ABSTRACT: Police Chief Cade disappears without a trace after
  accidentally hitting a man with his patrol car and killing him.
  While the rest of the police force looks for him, Blair Owens
  can't believe he is guilty of such a crime. Instead, she conducts
  her own search for the truth.

LP 08586 SPECIAL COMMISSION
  AUTHOR: HALL, JOHN
  ABSTRACT: In a remote fortified manor house, the May Day
  celebrations are rudely interrupted when a man is found
  murdered. The obvious suspect, an uninvited and unwanted
  guest, refuses to appear before a judge and jury.
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LP 09319 SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
  AUTHOR: MILLS, KYLE
  ABSTRACT: A new terrorist threat brings FBI agent Mark
  Beamon back from the wilderness. A videotape proves that a
  terrorist cell in the United States has access to modern missile
  technology. Suspecting there is a connection between the Mob
  and the fanatics, Beamon goes undercover with a fellow agent.

LP 08971 STALKING WIDOW
   AUTHOR: BURKE, JOHN
   ABSTRACT: Andrew Merrick becomes aware of a mysterious
   young woman following him. Two old acquaintances meet
   hideous deaths; and after his wedding and a poisonous attack
   on the bride, a third disappears. Gradually their link with the
  young woman becomes clear- and Andrew could be in danger.

LP 08605 THE STONE FLOWER GARDEN
  AUTHOR: SMITH, DEBORAH
  ABSTRACT: Darleen Union and Eli Wade are childhood friends
  torn apart by a murder that has never been solved. Darleen is
  the heir to Hardigree Marble Company, and Eli is the boy
  genius destined to make something of himself. But now, years
  later, long-buried secrets are about to be, literally, dug up.

LP 09378 SURFACE TENSION
  AUTHOR: KLING, CHRISTINE
  ABSTRACT: Seychelle Sullivan owns a salvage tug near Fort
  Lauderdale, Fla.; when her radio picks up a distress call from
  the Top Ten, she hurries to the scene, hoping to net a windfall.
  The luxurious yacht is skippered by her former lover, Neal,
  who seems to have abandoned ship and left a dead body.

LP 08434 THE SURGEON
  AUTHOR: GERRITSEN, TESS
  ABSTRACT: Blistering ER trauma-work spells the main
  melodrama: a gruesome serial killer who collects his victims'
  wombs has over the years become quite skilled with his blade.
  The really awful part: he removes the womb while the naked
  woman lies awake and can see his power over her.
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LP 09002 THE SURVIVORS CLUB
  AUTHOR: GARDNER, LISA
  ABSTRACT: Jillian, Carol, and Meg were victims of Eddie
  Como, the brutal "College Hill Rapist". Having banded together
  in the Survivors Club, the women share confidences and pain.
  On the day the rapist's trial is set to begin, Como is shot by a
  Sniper. The Survivors Club members are prime suspects.

LP 09507 SUSPICION OF MADNESS
  AUTHOR: PARKER, BARBARA
  ABSTRACT: Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana's getaway to an
  isolated villa in the Florida Keys sounds romantic, but their
  perfect vacation fizzles the moment that attorney Anthony
  encounters a menacing former client. Suddenly, their secluded
  island becomes their vulnerable fortress.

LP 09340 THE SWAYING PILLARS
  AUTHOR: FERRARS, ELIZABETH
  ABSTRACT: Helena Sebright viewed it as a sunlit holiday-a visit
  to Africa as temporary governess to a small girl. When the one
  man whom Helena felt she could trust turns violently against
  her, the lovely young girl knows she stands alone between the
  monstrous evil and the child she has sworn to protect.

LP 09801 TELEGRAM FROM THE PALACE
  AUTHOR: TOYE, GEOFFREY
  ABSTRACT: Lucy is dead- murdered within days of her
  hundredth birthday, as she predicted to her priest. Now her
  killers are after her only living relative, her grandson Morgan
  John, who escapes to the one place where he will leave no
  tracks: the sea.

LP 08919 THE TEXAS RANGER
  AUTHOR: PALMER, DIANA
  ABSTRACT: Marc's testimony, when he was only a rookie cop,
  that helped the defense attorney defeat 15-year-old Josette's
  rape charges. Nine years later, the case has been reopened
  and both the dedicated Texas Ranger and the rising star of
  the Attorney General's office have been assigned to work it.
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LP 08616 TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
  AUTHOR: MICHAELS, KASEY
  ABSTRACT: PI Grady Sullivan and sham heiress Annie Kendall
  lob jokes back and forth while trying to stop someone who
  wants to kill manipulative toilet-paper billionaire Archie
  Peevers.

LP 10399 TWISTED THINGS
  AUTHOR: SWINDELLS, MADGE
  ABSTRACT: Clara Conner wakes up in a hospital. Patrick, her
  husband, is missing, presumably killed by the explosion that
  tore the Connemara apart. As Clara begins to sort through
  Patrick’s business affairs, she realizes her husband had led a
  double life. He was involved with criminals and owed money.

LP 08439 UNDER SUSPICION
  AUTHOR: LEE, RACHEL
  ABSTRACT: The theft of an ancient dagger-associated with a
  terrifying legend-brings the police into the museum. As the
  police investigate, Anna becomes the main suspect. When her
  only ally-Detective Gil Garcia-starts to doubt her, Anna must
  find who took the dagger, who killed a museum security
  guard, and the truth behind the dagger's curse.

LP 09079 UNFIT TO PRACTICE
  AUTHOR: O'SHAUGHNESSY, PERRI
  ABSTRACT: When Nina Reilly wakes up to find her SUV stolen,
  her life changes instantly, not because of the lost car itself but
  because her briefcase, containing three of her current files,
  was in the backseat. Each of those files contains potentially
  disastrous information should they land in the wrong hands.

LP 08541 VALHALIA RISING
  AUTHOR: CUSSLER, CLIVE
  ABSTRACT: Dirk Pitt races to the flaming cruise ship
  Golden Dolphin in time to save most of the 2,000 passengers
  and crew, including Kelly Egan, daughter of the inventor of
  engines that run on seawater. Dr. Egan drowns, leaving Kelly
  with a leather case.
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LP 09028 VANISHED
  AUTHOR: GANSKY, ALTON
  ABSTRACT: J. D. Stanton investigates the mysterious
  disappearance of the entire population of a secret military
  research facility in the heart of a barren desert.

LP 08450 VANISHING POINT
  AUTHOR: VAN GIESON, JUDITH
  ABSTRACT: Fifty-one-year-old Claire has spent years
  preserving the legend of Jonathan Vail, a controversial writer.
  Jonathan's mysterious but timely disappearance occurred
  shortly after he was drafted to serve in Vietnam, and his body,
  as well as the journal he was purportedly writing, never
  resurfaced.

LP 08690 THE VETERAN
  AUTHOR: FORSYTH, FREDERICK
  ABSTRACT: A Ugandan shopkeeper witnesses the mugging of a
   middle-aged man by two thugs. The shopkeeper has a perfect
  view of the crime so, when the man dies of his injuries, it
  would appear that the two thugs, now up on a murder charge,
  will be convicted. But justice does not always come easily.

LP 08552 THE VIKING FUNERAL
  AUTHOR: CANNELL, STEPHEN J.
  ABSTRACT: Sergeant Shane Scully is back with a big problem:
  he spots an old friend and colleague who supposedly
  committed suicide. It seems that there's a bunch of cops
  running around who went deep undercover and promptly went
  bad.

LP 08404 WRIT OF EXECUTION
  AUTHOR: O'SHAUGHNESSY, PERRI.
  ABSTRACT: Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly is hired to help a
  young woman who has won millions in a casino but who can't
  reveal her true identity. Nina's sometime lover, Paul van
  Wagoner, helps to investigate even as witnesses are being
  murdered.

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