Golden Prey by John Sandford – A series of audacious robberies compels newly appointed U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport to investigate the possible return of a gang leader who once killed two FBI agents.

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen – Threatened by an enemy from her past, animal psychic Margaret Douglas goes on the run and finds the limits of her powers tested by her effort to outmaneuver the man who would kill her.

16th Seduction by James Patterson – Reeling from her husband’s betrayal at the same time an unnatural wave of heart attacks claim seemingly unrelated victims throughout San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer is challenged to assist the prosecution of a bomber in the face of a hostile defense team.

Heat Storm by Richard Castle – Nikki Heat and Derek Storm team up for the first time to save Nikki’s mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding and presumed dead for 17 years, a cold case that is challenged by a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen.

Sine We Fell by Dennis Lehane – Retreating from the world in the aftermath of a traumatizing reporting assignment, Rachel finds happiness with a raffish businessman before witnessing activities surrounding a conspiracy that tests the limits of her fragile psyche.

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel – A Soho widow struggles with her grown children’s plans to gamble their futures in their determination to pursue their hearts, from her attorney daughter’s illicit romance with a client to her struggling writer’s son’s  decision to have children before he can afford to support them.

Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies by Ace Atkins – Boston private eye Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, follow a con man’s schemes on cable news shows and within police precincts in the wake of an elaborate double cross that has victimized a smitten woman as well as a cache of investors, cops and paramilitary contractors.

The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans – First entry in a new trilogy explores the possibilities of second chances and follows the experiences of Chicago celebrity Charles James, who struggles with nightmares about his painful childhood in spite of adult successes until a twist of rate causes him to be declared dead and reeling with wonderment about what to do next.

A Dogs’ Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron – A follow-up to A Dog’s Purpose traces the story of an adorable dog who falls instantly in love with a VA worker only to be separated form him by rules that disallow pitbulls in their Denver community, a situation that compels the puppy to travel 400 miles back to the person she loves.

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