Y, by Sue Grafton -
In 1979, four teenage boys sexually assaulted a
fourteen-year-old classmate, and filmed the
attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing
and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is
murdered. Now it's 1989, and one of the
perpetrators has been released from prison.
Unrepentent and angry, he is a virtual prisoner
of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the
missing tape arrives with a ransom note.
Charlatans, by Robin Cook -
Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in
his new position. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted
several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future" - an improvement that seems
positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an
otherwise healthy man. When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is
forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, a social media junkie
with multiple personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in
jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault.
Red Swan, by P.T. Duetermann -
Red Swan begins with an ominous phone call from Carson McGill, the Deputy Director
of the CIA, to retired CIA officer Preston Allender. Henry Wallace is dead. A
behind-the-scenes operator at the CIA, Wallace was integral to the Agency's secret war
against China's national intelligence service. Wallace has severely damaged China's
Washington spy ring with a devastating ruse, a so-called "black swan." Now, Wallace's
mysterious death suggests that the CIA itself has been compromised and that China
has someone on the inside.
IQ, by Joe Ide -
They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature
disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients
whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To
get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life
is in danger. As IQ investigates, he enconters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious
cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man other hit men say is a lunatic. The
deeper he digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
The Late Show, by Michael Connelly -
Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood - also known as the Late Show -
beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns
everything over to the day shift. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want
to part with, and as the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons,
and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what happens.
Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong -
Freshly disengaged from her fiance and feeling that life has not turned out quite the
way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her
parents' home to find that situation more complicated than she realized. Her father, a
prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth's
mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father's condition intensifies, the
comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming all her grief.
Deadfall, by Linda Fairstein -
A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife
Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within
and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always
have claws and fangs. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the
assassination of an iconic public figure, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD
detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace must unravel the motive behind the
shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim.