The Escape Artist, by Brad Meltzer -
Her body was found on a plane that
mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret
military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her
commanding officer verifies that she is dead.
But Jim Zigarowski has just found out the truth:
Nola is alive. And on the run. Together Nola and
Jim will try to uncover a centuries-old conspiracy
that traces back to the greatest escape artist in
history: Harry Houdini.
Crimson Lake, by Candice Fox -
Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time - that's all it took to ruin Sydney and
detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction, Ted is
now a free man - and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees
north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.
There he meets eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted
murderer. Not convinced that Amanda is a cold blooded killer, Ted agree to help with her
investigation, while the residents of Crimson Lake watch their every move.
Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi -
Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited
flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But
everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king,
maji were killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zelie
has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of
a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on
eradicating magic for good.
The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry-
A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad and when tragedy ensues, the
fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now
operates his own private security firm. Stahl is at first reluctant to accept the offer, but
his sense of duty to the technicians he trained is too strong to turn down. On his first
day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's three-person team is dispatched to a
suspected car bomb. It quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with an
unusual mastermind - one whose intended target seems to be the Bomb Squad itself.
The Rising Sea, by Clive Cussler -
An alarming rise in the world's sea levels - much larger than could be accounted for by
glacier melt - sends the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of
answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse
than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power - and in the
process displace as many as one billion people. From the shark-filled waters of Asia to
the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk
everything to head off the coming catastrophe.