December 2023 Best Sellers
3 days to live
Patterson, James, 1947-, author
"The people closest to you can be your most dangerous enemies in this heart-pounding collection of 3 brand-new thrillers from the master of suspense. 3 Days to Live: A CIA-agent bride is on her European honeymoon when she and her husband are poisoned--leaving her seventy-two hours to take revenge (with Duane Swierczynski). Women and Children First: When a deal goes bad on a tech executive in Washington, DC, he turns an order to kill his family into a chance to relive his military glory days (with Bill Schweigart). The Housekeepers: A Los Angeles doctor trusts her two housekeepers, but when she's murdered in a botched attempt to steal drugs, the pair of grifters vie to control their former employer's estate--facing off against the Russian mob (with Julie Margaret Hogben)"-- Provided by publisher.
Greaney, Mark, author
"Alex Velesky is in a world of trouble. He has the key that can unlock the truth behind a web of illicit payments the Russians have spread around the globe. The money is used to subvert governments, pay off politicians and bankroll terrorist groups--among other things. Incredibly powerful forces will do anything to keep this particular secret from getting out. But the only man who can put the information together and share it the world is four thousand miles away in New York City. There's no way a Swiss banker like Velesky can hope to stay ahead of the killers on his trail that long. Lucky for him, he's got an ace up his sleeve. Zoya Zakharova--former Russian intelligence officer, former CIA agent, and the Gray Man's current lover--is determined to get the information and its courier safely to its destination. What she doesn't know is that there is one particularly dangerous force standing in her path--Court Gentry. In the past, he and Zoya have always worked together, but even two people who have spent their lives in the shadows can lose themselves in the dark..."-- Back cover.
Deaver, Jeffery, author
"The New York Times bestselling master of suspense is back with a riveting thriller, as reward seeker Colter Shaw plunges into the woods and races the clock in a case where nothing is quite what it seems"-- Provided by publisher.
Michaelides, Alex, 1977-, author
"Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike-particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana's niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld? When another body is found, Mariana's obsession with proving Fosca's guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything-including her own life"-- Provided by publisher.
Follett, Ken, author
In the Sahara Desert, two elite intelligence agents are on the trail of a powerful group of drug-smuggling terrorists. In China, a senior government official battles against the older Communist hawks in the government. And in the United States, Pauline Green, the country's first woman president, navigates terrorist attacks and illegal arms trading. But when one act of aggression leads to another, the most powerful countries in the world are caught in a complex web of alliances they can't escape. And once all the sinister pieces are in place, can anyone stop the inevitable?
Only the dead : a thriller
Carr, Jack (Joint pseudonym), author
In 1980, a freshman congressman was gunned down in Rhode Island, sending shockwaves through Washington that are still reverberating over four decades later. Now, with the world on the brink of war and a weakened United States facing rampant inflation, political division, and shocking assassinations, a secret cabal of global elites is ready to assume control. And with the world's most dangerous man locked in solitary confinement, the conspirators believe the final obstacle to complete domination has been eliminated. They're wrong. From the firms of Wall Street to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and Moscow, secrets from the past have the uncanny ability to rise to the surface in the present. With the odds stacked against him, James Reece is on a mission generations in the making. Unfortunately for his enemies, the former SEAL is not concerned with odds. He is on the warpath. And when James Reece picks up his tomahawk and sniper rifle, no one is out of range.
Brown, Sandra, 1948-, author
When Eban, the scion of a wealthy North Carolina family who brutally attacked Rebecca Pratt, leaving her on life support, gets an early release from prison, brilliant state prosecutor Kate Lennon asks former Super Bowl MVP quarterback--and Rebecca's ex-husband--to make an impossible decision for justice.
The sea wolves
Du Brul, Jack B., author
As New England swelters in the summer of 1914, Detective Isaac Bell is asked to investigate a cache of missing rifles-only to discover something much more sinister. Whoever broke into this Winchester Factory wasn't looking to take weapons, they wanted to leave something in the shipping crates: a radio transmitter, set to summon a fleet of dreaded German U-boats. Someone is trying to keep American supplies from reaching British shores, and if Bell doesn't crack the conspiracy in time, the Atlantic Ocean will run red with blood.
Box, C. J., author
"Private Investigator Cassie Dewell's business is thriving, and her latest case puts her on the hunt for a slippery con man who's disappeared somewhere in the "treasure state." A wealthy Florida widow has accused him of absconding with her fortune, and wants Cassie to find him and get it back. The trail takes Cassie to Anaconda, Montana, a quirky former copper mining town that's the perfect place to reinvent yourself. As the case develops, Cassie begins to wonder if her client is telling her everything. On top of that, Cassie is also working what's easily one of her strangest assignments ever. A poem that promises buried treasure to one lucky adventurer has led to a cutthroat competition and five deaths among treasure-hunters. But Cassie's client doesn't want the treasure. Instead, he claims to be the one who hid the gold and wrote the poem. And he's hired Cassie to try to find him. Between the two cases, Cassie has her hands full. In Montana, a killer view can mean more than just the scenery, and Cassie knows much darker things hide behind the picturesque landscape of Big Sky Country."-- Back cover.
Kellerman, Jonathan, author
On a superficially lovely morning, a woman shows up for work as the newly hired personal assistant to a wealthy photographer. Instead, she finds him slumped in bed, shot to death. Then new murders arise, and psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis begin peeling back layer after layer of intrigue and complexity, culminating in one of the deadliest threats they've ever faced.