August 2010 Large Print

Whiplash by Catherine Coulter

Yale professor Dr. Edward Kender’s father is undergoing chemotherapy when the supply of a critical accompanying drug suddenly runs out. Unwilling to accept the drug company’s disingenuous excuse of production line problems, Dr. Kender hires private investigator Erin Pulaski to prove that something more sinister is going on at Schiffer Hartwin. Meanwhile, in Maryland, married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are investigating a rather unusual case: Senator David Hoffman is experiencing a ghostly apparition with possible malicious intent. The case is baffling, and Sherlock and Savich are not sure what to believe, even after witnessing the disturbing specter for themselves. They’re no closer to cracking the case when a call comes in from Connecticut: A top foreign Schiffer Hartwin employee has been found murdered behind the drug company’s U.S. headquarters. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Erin Pulaski had uncovered a bombshell in her investigation: The Culovort shortage is set to bring in a windfall profit in excess of two billion dollars. Upon learning of the murder, Erin is certain it has something to do with her findings, but she risks exposing herself by coming forward. As the feds move in, the case becomes even more complicated for Erin, since the murder of a foreign national on federal land can mean only that the pharmaceutical house has a secret of epic proportions-one it would do anything to keep hidden.

The Spy by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

Detective Isaac Bell, hero of The Chase and The Wrecker, returns in the remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, the man’s grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father’s name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide but to murder. And when more suspicious deaths follow, it becomes clear that someone-an elusive spy-is orchestrating the destruction of America’s brightest technological minds… and the murders all connect to a top- secret project called Hull 44. But that is just the beginning. As the intrigue deepens, Bell will find himself pitted against German, Japanese, and British spies, in a mission that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Isaac Bell has certainly faced perilous situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his country that’s at stake- it’s the fate of the world.

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Quadriplegic forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme leads his team–NYPD detective Amelia Sachs, officer Ron Pulaski, and FBI agent Fred Dellray–to find and stop a killer who uses electricity as modus operandi. Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme’s net.

Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham

There are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution;vengeance; to warn. Among the living, few intuit their presence.Katie O’Hara is one who can. As she’s drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years-old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie must uncover the truth: could David Beckett really be guilty of his fiance’s murder? Worse-the body count’s rising on the Island of Bones, and the dead seem to be reenacting some macabre tableaux from history. The danger is increasing by the moment-especially as Katie finds herself irresistibly drawn to David, who may be responsible for more than just one killing.

Dear Lady by Robin Hatcher

Montana rancher Garret Steele and his ten-year-old daughter, Janie, are still dealing with the death of Janie’s mother. Then Lady Elizabeth Wellington arrives. Beth, Janie’s British pen pal, has come to Montana to escape her engagement to a brutal man and start a new life. Soon, she and Garret are drawn to one another.

That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey

Returning to the “wickedly witty, lusciously sensual” (Booklist) world of her beloved Malory family, #1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey sweeps readers away on a seductive adventure in which a detested marriage contract turns childhood enemies into passionate lovers. Nine years ago, Richard Allen fled England and his controlling father. Determined to live his own life, he took to the sea and settled in the Caribbean, joining a band of treasure-hunting pirates and adopting the persona of a carefree, seductive Frenchman named Jean Paul to guard the secrets of his past. When he slips back into England to carry out an urgent task, Richard becomes infatuated with a married woman, Georgina Malory. But his reckless attempt to woo Georgina at a masked ball turns out to be the worst mistake of his life because it brings him face to face with another beautiful woman. Thrilled that her solicitors have finally come up with a way to free her from her betrothal contract to the Earl of Manford’s son who abandoned her years ago, heiress Julia Miller is ready for the marriage mart and hopes to find that perfect someone at her friend Georgina’s ball. Charmed by a masked Frenchman who gives her her first kiss, she can’t help but pursue this mysterious man – until she makes a shocking discovery. Now, to avoid falling into a ruthless nobleman’s trap, Julia must enter a risky, intimate charade with a man she never believed she could love. “There’s no better way to spend your time than with the Malorys – it’s like sailing off to heaven,” raves Romantic Times. With a little help from the lucky-in-love Malory family, will Richard and Julia discover in each other that perfect someone?

The Whisper by Carla Neggers

It was meant to be an adventure-a night alone on a remote Irish island. Archaeologist Sophie Malone never expected to find Celtic treasure or to end up in a fight for her life in a dark, desolate cave. Now, a year later, she’s convinced answers to the mysteries of that night lie in Boston. Is the recent violence there connected to her night of terror? Who has the priceless gold artifacts that disappeared from the cavehellip;and who is responsible for the whispers she heard in the dark? Nearly killed in an explosion a month ago, Boston detective Cyrus “Scoop” Wisdom has recovered from his injuries. He’s after the bomber-and he thinks it’s another cop. But when Sophie unknowingly leads him to a retired officer’s body amid symbols of ritual sacrifice, it’s clear nobody’s safe, and everyone’s a suspect.Tough and stubborn, Scoop is the best on the force at detecting lieshellip;except maybe those of Sophie Malone. Together Sophie and Scoop face the greatest challenge of their lives: someone is using ancient rituals to commit modern-day murder-and the killing has only just begun.

Blue-eyed Devil by Robert Parker

When Appaloosa police chief Amos Callico begins shaking down local merchants for protection money, those who don’t want to play along seek the help of Cole and Hitch.

Rules of Betrayal by Christopher Reich

In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan, Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife, an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules, and discover where her loyalties truly lie.

Foreign Influence by Brad Thor

#1New York Times Bestselling Author Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor’s hottest political thriller yet. Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target America’s enemies – both foreign and domestic – under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish. Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students. The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath’s past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale. Harvath is tasked with leveraging his relationship to lure the man out of hiding and kill him on the spot. But what if it is the wrong man? Simultaneously, a young woman is struck by a taxi in a hit-and-run in Chicago. With only two intoxicated witnesses and over five thousand cabs in the city, the Chicago Police have given up on their investigation. But when the family’s attorney digs deeper, he will uncover a shocking connection to the bombing in Rome and the perpetrators’ plans for America. As the story rockets to its conclusion, the plots intersect in a race to prevent one of the most audacious and unthinkable acts of war in the history of mankind.

A Desireable Residence by Madeleine Wickham

From Madeleine Wickham — author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Wedding Girl– comes a novel of love, lies, and affairs of the heart . . .Liz and Jonathan Chambers are in trouble. Mortgage trouble. Then enters realtor Marcus Witherstone with the perfect renters — glamorous PR girl Ginny, and her “actor” husband, Piers. Soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and everyone begins to realize that some deceptions reside too close to home.

Sweet Tea at Sunrise by Sherryl Woods

Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. Sexy Travis may be exactly what her battered self-confidence requires. Is he the one who will heal her heart– or will it be broken again?

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of Little Bighorn

Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer’s Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands like Thermopylae and the Alamo. With a tightly structured narrative, Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly sketches the two larger than life antagonists in a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West.

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