New Adult Fiction Standing Order

August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011
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The Litigators
Grisham, John
The partners at Finley & Figg–all two of them–often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers that’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.
 
Ed King
Guterson, David
Left on a doorstep after his illegal au pair mother exacts a brutal revenge on his father, Edward is raised by an adoring family and grows up to become a famous billionaire Internet tycoon who hurtles toward a fate that he is powerless to control.
 
Changes
Lackey, Mercedes
Three friends, Magpie, Lena and Bear continue on their individual quests as they work to attain the status of full Heralds, Bards and Healers of Valdemar in the third book of the series following Foundation and Intrigues.
 
A Lawman’s Christmas
Miller, Linda Lael
When her husband, the town marshal, dies suddenly, 25-year-old Dara Rose Nolan, a seamstress with two young daughters to care for, agrees to a marriage of convenience with the town’s new marshal, Clay McKettrick.
 
City of Whispers
Muller, Marcia
Private eye Sharon McCone’s search for her emotionally disturbed half-brother in San Francisco turns up a dead body with a connection to the unsolved murder of a young heiress, in this new mystery from the author of Coming Back.
 
Kill Alex Cross
Patterson, James
The President’s son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.
 
The Christmas Wedding
Patterson, James / Dilallo, Richard
TheNew York Timesbest-selling author teams up with a former advertising creative director to tell the story of Gaby Summerhill, a widow planning a holiday wedding to a groom whose identity remains a surprise to her four children.
 
A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel
Perry, Anne
Traveling up the Yorkshire coast with her husband and his acting troupe, Caroline, the mother of Charlotte Pitt, anticipates their arrival at the famed fishing village landing sight of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s tale and develops an awareness about inviting and disallowing evil. By the best-selling author ofA Christmas Secret.
 
The Vault
Rendell, Ruth
When four bodies are discovered in the same underground sewer 12 years after the events of“A Sight for Sore Eyes”, former Chief Inspector Wexford is pulled out of retirement to follow a complex trail to the original murders only to have his life thrown into turmoil by a devastating personal tragedy.
 
Shock Wave
Sandford, John
When protests about a superstore chain’s plans to build a location in a Minnesota river town escalate into bombing attacks at the construction site and the company’s headquarters, Virgil Flowers races against time to find and stop the bomber. By the best-selling author ofBad Blood.
 
Hotel Vendome: A Novel
Steel, Danielle
Danielle Steel’s dazzling new novel invites readers into the ultra-glamorous world of a five-star New York hotel, and brings to vivid life the man who builds it as his dream, the girl who grows up in its loving embrace, and the colorful guests and staff who make its magic complete.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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