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Texas Ranger, by James Patterson -
Across the ranchlands and cities of his home
state, Rory Yates's discipline and law
enforcement skills have carried him far. He
arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying
crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is
named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, a
devoted teacher whose only controversial act
was ending her marriage to a Ranger.
The Money Shot, by Stuart Woods -
Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise - that of
Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios' newest film. When th
picture's leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position
to investigate, and it soon become clear that the villains have more in their sights than
just money.
John Woman, by Walter Mosley -
At twelve years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older
black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father's job at a
silent film theater in New York's East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his
last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls
the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother
disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself - as Professor John Woman, a
man who will spread Herman's teachings into the classrooms of his southwestern
university and beyond.
Pieces of Her, by Karen Slaughter-
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. Because we all know our mothers,
don't we? All that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea
suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before
Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. But now she's been exposed,
and nothing will ever be the same again. The police want answers but Laura won't
speak, not even to her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the
breadcrumb trail of her mother's past. And if she can't uncover the secrets hidden
there, there may be no future for either of them.  
Cherry, by Nico Walker -
It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets
Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he
almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: he joins the Army. As a
medic in Iraq, he is unprepared for the realities that await him. When he comes home,
his PTSD is profound. As the opioid crisis sweeps the Midwest, it drags both him and
Emily along with it. As their addictions worsen, and with their money drying up, he
stumbles into what seems like the only possible solution - robbing banks.