November 2023 Best Sellers
Jance, Judith A., author.
"With her husband and founding partner of High Noon Enterprises, B. Simpson, preoccupied by an upcoming trip to London, Ali Reynolds, is ready for a break. But when Stu Ramey barges into her home with grave news about a suspicious accident involving the car in which B. was riding, things take a turn for the worse. At the hospital, B. insists that Ali take his place at a conference in London, as troubles brimming around High Noon come to light. In a race against time, Ali must assemble the pieces of a puzzle, woven with vendettas she never could have imagined, all before she and the people she loves become collateral damage"-- Back cover.
Preston, Douglas J., author
New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child continue with the wildly popular series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson. Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with an outlandish proposal--to finance a careful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site, where a UFO is alleged to have crashed in 1947. A skeptical Nora Kelly, to her great annoyance, is tasked with the job. Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two murder victims buried at the site, faces and hands obliterated with acid to erase their identities. Special Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned to the case. As Nora's excavation proceeds, uncovering things both bizarre and seemingly inexplicable, Corrie's homicide investigation throws open a Pandora's box of espionage and violence, uncovering bloody traces of a powerful force that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets--and that threatens to engulf them all in an unimaginable fate. -- Provided by publisher.
The jailhouse lawyer
Patterson, James, 1947-, author
A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown--and ends up in jail herself. In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth behind these incriminating secrets. Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time.
Murder at Black Oaks
Margolin, Phillip, author
"Defense Attorney Robin Lockwood is summoned by retired District Attorney Francis Hardy to meet with him at Black Oaks, the manor he owns up in the Oregon mountains. The manor has an interesting history -- originally built in 1628 in England, there's a murderous legend and curse attached to the mansion. Hardy, however, wants Lockwood's help in a legal matter -- righting a wrongful conviction from his days as a DA. A young man, Jose Alvarez, was convicted of murdering his girlfriend only for Hardy, years later when in private practice, to have a client of his admit to the murder and to framing the man Hardy convicted. Unable to reveal what he knew due to attorney-client confidence, Hardy now wants Lockwood's help in getting that conviction overturned. Successful in their efforts, Hardy invites Lockwood up to Black Oaks for a celebration. Lockwood finds herself among an odd group of invitees -- including the bitter, newly released, Alvarez. When Hardy is found murdered, with a knife connected to the original curse, Lockwood finds herself faced with a conundrum -- who is the murderer among them and how to stop them before there's another victim"-- Provided by publisher.
Hawkins, Rachel, 1979-, author
When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Shimmering on the horizon, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects. What they don't expect is to discover another boat already anchored. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and rich. The new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. But when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive.
Cameron, Marc, author
In 1985 an F117 aircraft crashes into the Nevada desert and the Soviets will do anything to get their hands on its secrets. In East Berlin, a mysterious figure contacts the CIA with invaluable details of his government's espionage plans in return for asylum. It's an offer they can't pass up. With the East German secret police closing in, someone will have to go to behind the Berlin Wall to investigate the potential defector. It's a job Deputy Director James Greer can only trust to one man--Jack Ryan. In enemy territory with an assassin on his tail, can Ryan get the right answers before the Cold War turns into a Red Winter?
Sleep no more
Krentz, Jayne Ann, author
"New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns with the first novel of The Lost Night Files, an exciting new romantic suspense trilogy about a night that changed three women forever--but that none of them can remember. They were strangers when they met and are now friends with the same goal: to discover what was done to them that long-ago night--because whatever happened has left them all with mysterious new abilities ..."-- Provided by publisher.
W. E. B. Griffin the devil's weapons
Kirsanow, Peter N., author
April 1940. The Russians are rounding up enemies of the state in their occupation zone, but one essential target slips away. Dr. Sebastian Kapsky saw the perversion of his work by the Nazis. That makes him the most knowledgeable person about German superweapons outside of Germany. The Germans want him. The Soviets are desperate to grab him, but Wild Bill Donovan knows there's only one man who can find him in the middle of a war zone and get him out - Dick Canidy.
Without a trace
Steel, Danielle, author
Charles Vincent seems to have it all - yet happiness remains out of reach. In one terrifying moment, Charles falls asleep at the wheel, plunging thirty feet down a rocky cliff. Miraculously, Charles survives. In the dark of night, he happens upon a cabin where he meets the kind and beautiful Aude Saint-Martin. Their connection is instant. In the aftermath of the crash, Charles has a startling realization - he could simply choose to disappear, to walk away from his old life. But Aude has secrets of her own and before long their pasts catch up to them, threatening everything they have fought to build.