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Week of February 24, 2020

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Week of February 24, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of February 24th include THE NEW GIRL by Daniel Silva, a stunning thriller of deception, betrayal and vengeance featuring Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence; THE NIGHT WINDOW, the final installment in Dean Koontz's series starring Jane Hawk, whose one-woman war comes to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent gambles everything against a terrifying conspiracy; SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe, a gripping, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions; and DANNEMORA, in which former corrections officer Charles A. Gardner tells from an insider’s point of view what transpired in June 2015, when two convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, launching the most extensive manhunt in state history.

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson - Psychological Thriller

February 25, 2020

Hen and her husband, Lloyd, have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder, and finally has some stability and peace. But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college? When she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot one night, she realizes that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape.

The Big Kahuna: A Fox and O'Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich - Mystery

February 25, 2020

FBI Agent Kate O'Hare has been assigned to find a Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna, who has mysteriously disappeared. But no one seems particularly keen on helping. His 26-year-old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company. The only lead Kate and her partner, Nicholas Fox, have is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui. If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't the only thing Kate is going to be shredding (or bedding).

Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State by Charles A. Gardner - True Crime

February 25, 2020

In June 2015, two convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York’s North Country --- launching the most extensive manhunt in state history and dominating the news cycle. Double murderer Richard Matt and cop-killer David Sweat slipped out of their cells, followed a network of tunnels and pipes under the 30-foot prison wall, and climbed out of a manhole to freedom. For three weeks, residents of local communities were prisoners in their own homes as law enforcement swept the wilderness near the Canadian border. DANNEMORA is a gripping account of the bold breakout and the search that ended with one man dead, one man back in custody --- and lingering questions about those who set the deadly drama in motion.

Irish Above All by Mary Pat Kelly - Historical Fiction

February 25, 2020

After 10 years in Paris, where she learned photography and became part of the movement that invented modern art, Chicago-born, Irish-American Nora Kelly is at last returning home. Her skill as a photographer will help her cousin Ed Kelly in his rise to Mayor of Chicago. But when she captures the moment that an assassin’s bullet narrowly misses President-elect Franklin Roosevelt and strikes Anton Cermak, she enters a world of international intrigue and danger. Now, Nora must balance family obligations against her encounters with larger-than-life historical characters. She moves through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and World War II, but it’s her unexpected trip to Ireland that transforms her life.

The New Girl by Daniel Silva - Thriller/Adventure

February 25, 2020

Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent most of his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid --- or KBM, as he is known --- has pledged to finally break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. The life of a child, and the throne of Saudi Arabia, hang in the balance. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose.

The Night Window: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz - Thriller

February 25, 2020

A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal. A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder. A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother. And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her. These are some of the people and circumstances of THE NIGHT WINDOW, the stunning conclusion to Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Jane Hawk series.

No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History by Dane Huckelbridge - Nature/History

February 25, 2020

One part pulse-pounding thriller, one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, NO BEAST SO FIERCE is the gripping, true account of the Champawat Tiger, which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907, and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who pursued it. Dane Huckelbridge’s masterful telling also reveals that the tiger, Corbett and the forces that brought them together are far more complex and fascinating than a simple man-versus-beast tale. Drawing upon on-the-ground research in the Indian Himalayan region where he retraced Corbett’s footsteps, Huckelbridge brings to life one of the great adventure stories of the 20th century.

The Possession by Michael Rutger - Thriller

February 25, 2020

Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and possession. Nolan hopes their new case, in a quaint village in the middle of the woods, will prove much more like those he and his team investigated prior to their trip to Kincaid's cavern. But as the residents' accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.

Pray for the Girl by Joseph Souza - Psychological Thriller

February 25, 2020

Lucy Abbott never pictured herself coming back to Fawn Grove, Maine. Yet after serving time in Afghanistan, then years spent as a sous chef in New York, she’s realized her only hope of moving on from the past involves facing it again. But when a 15-year-old Muslim girl is found murdered along the banks of the river, difficult memories of Lucy’s time overseas come flooding back and she feels an automatic connection. At first glance, the tragedy looks like an honor killing. But the more Lucy learns about her old hometown, the less certain that seems. When another teen is found dead in a cornfield, his throat slit, Lucy must confront a truth more brutal than she could have imagined, in the last place she expected it.

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe - True Crime/History

February 25, 2020

In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible, but no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress. Patrick Radden Keefe's book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, the consequences of which have never been reckoned with.

The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict - Psychological Thriller

February 25, 2020

There's a stranger living in Kimber Hannon's house. He tells the police that he has every right to be there, and he has the paperwork to prove it. But Kimber definitely didn't invite this man to move in. He tells her that he knows something about her, and he wants everyone else to know it too. "I was there. I saw what you did." These words reveal a connection to Kimber's distant past, and dark secrets she'd long ago left buried. This trespasser isn't after anything as simple as her money or her charming Craftsman bungalow. He wants to move into her carefully orchestrated life --- and destroy it.

The Suspect by Fiona Barton - Psychological Thriller

February 25, 2020

When two 18-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth --- and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they all will find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think.

This Won't End Well by Camille Pagán - Fiction

February 25, 2020

It’s bad enough that Annie Mercer’s boss sabotaged her chemistry career, and her best friend tried to cure her with crystals. But after her fiancé, Jon, asks for space while he’s gallivanting around Paris, Annie decides she needs space too --- from everyone. Yet when Harper moves in next door, she can’t help but train a watchful eye on the glamorous but fragile young woman. And if keeping Harper safe requires teaming up with Mo, a maddeningly optimistic amateur detective, who is she to mind her own business? Soon Annie has let not one but two new people into her life. Then Jon reappears --- and he wants her to join him in France. So she must decide: Is another shot at happiness worth the risk?

True Believer by Jack Carr - Political Thriller

February 25, 2020

When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions.

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber - Fiction

February 25, 2020

After a messy divorce from her surgeon husband nearly 20 years ago, Jenna Boltz raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive-care nurse. Now that Paul and Allie have gone to college and moved out, Jenna can’t help but wonder what her future holds. Her best friend, Maureen, is excited for Jenna’s newfound independence. Now is the perfect time to finally book the trip to Paris they’ve been dreaming of since their college days. But when it comes to life’s other great adventure --- dating --- Jenna still isn’t sure she’s ready to let love in…until an unexpected encounter begins to change her mind.

The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage - Psychological Thriller

February 25, 2020

After her mother's death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. She insists it was an accident, but neither her husband, Patrick, nor their teenage children believe her. Determined to give their family a fresh start, Patrick convinces her to move back to the idyllic beachside home where he grew up. But the once-beautiful old house is now known as the Murder House. It has been standing empty for 15 years, ever since another family was brutally slaughtered within its walls. As locals hint that the house is haunted, the children begin having nightmares, strange writing appears on the walls, and creepy "gifts" suddenly arrive on the doorstep at odd hours. With the news that the murderer has been paroled, Sarah can't shake the feeling that something just isn't right.

Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein - Historical Fiction

February 25, 2020

Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother, Ilse. Too many questions hovered between them: Who was Ava's father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage during the war’s final months? But now Ilse’s ashes have arrived from Germany, and, with them, a trove of unsent letters addressed to someone else unknown to Ava: Renate Bauer, a childhood friend. As her mother’s letters unfurl a dark past, Ava spirals deep into the shocking history of a woman she never truly knew.