New Adult Fiction [Standing Order]

December 27, 2010

December 27, 2010
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories
Doctorow, E. L.
Six short works by the National Book Award-winning author of Homer & Langley include the stories of a couple who become estranged after a mysterious man claims he grew up in their house and a Russian bus boy who is entangled in an organized crime ring.
 
The Alpine Vengeance
Daheim, Mary
When the sheriff asks for her help investigating a bizarre series of anonymous letters alleging the wrongful murder conviction of a recently deceased man, Advocate owner Emma Lord is alarmed by the letter-writer’s threats that more deaths will follow if the truth is not revealed.
 
Breaking the Rules: A Novel
Brockmann, Suzanne
Learning that her younger brother is being abused by his stepfather, Eden endeavors to reconcile with her estranged Navy SEAL husband to provide the teen with a more loving family, an effort that is challenged by another youth’s involvement in a Las Vegas crime ring.
 
The Fifth Witness
Connelly, Michael
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
 
Fire the Sky: Book Two of Contact
Gear, W. Michael / O’Neal, Kathleen
Black Shell and Pearl Hand’s continuing pursuit of Hernando de Soto’s invading Spanish army is shaped by their assistance in an Apache guerilla war, a desperate race to warn the high rulers and the vain ambition of a young princess.
 
Invasion
Lackey, Mercedes
When Nazis in mechanized suits begin wreaking havoc, it is up to the best-intentioned metahumans–people with superhuman powers–to stop them. By the best-selling author of the Valdemar series.
 
Love You More: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
Gardner, Lisa
One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?
 
Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel
Kellerman, Jonathan
Investigating the brutal murder of a woman seen at a restaurant closing two nights earlier, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware identify links between the victim and high-level secrets before the case is shattered by a stunning revelation.
 
The Sixth Man
Baldacci, David
After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a mental facility private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s lawyer–an old friend of Sean King–to look into the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins: while en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body. It is up to King and Maxwell to uncover the truth: is Roy a killer or not?  Fantastic Fiction
Posted by Jenifer Brown
 
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