Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
"There's chaos in Hollywood on New Year's Eve. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Ren©♭e Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. When reports start to roll in of shattered windshields and other damage, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party. It doesn't take Ballard long to determine that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky. Ballard's investigation leads her to look into another unsolved murder--a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where the old and new cases intersect. All the while, they must look over their shoulders. The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him." -- Back cover.
Margolin, Phillip, author.
Robin Lockwood is an increasingly prominent defense attorney in the Portland community. A Yale graduate and former MMA fighter, she's becoming known for her string of innovative and successful defense strategies. As a favor to a judge, Robin takes on the pro bono defense of a reprehensible defendant charged with even more reprehensible crimes. But what she doesn't know--what she can't know--is how this one decision, this one case, will wreak complete devastation on her life and plans. As she recovers from those consequences, Robin heads home to her small town of Elk Grove and the bosom of her family. As she tries to recuperate, a unique legal challenge presents itself--Marjorie Loman, a surrogate, is accused of kidnapping the baby she carried for another couple, and assaulting that couple in the process. There's no question that she committed these actions but that's not the same as being guilty of the crime. As Robin works to defend her client, she learns that Marjorie Loman has been hiding under a fake identity and is facing a warrant for her arrest for another, even more serious crime. And buried within the truth may once again be unexpected, deadly consequences.
Lancaster, Neil, author
The head of Scotland's most powerful crime family is brutally murdered. Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They soon realize this murder is part of a blood feud between two Scottish families that stretches back to the 1800s. As the body count rises, the investigation uncovers large-scale corruption at the heart of the Scottish Police Service. Now Max and Janie must turn against their closest colleagues to solve a case that could cost them far more than just their lives.
Lapena, Shari, 1960- author
Slaughter, Karin, 1971- author
Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She's an up-and-coming defense attorney at a prestigious law firm in Atlanta, would do anything for her sixteen-year-old daughter Maddy, and is managing to successfully coparent after an amicable separation from her husband Walter. On a Sunday night, she gets a call from one of the firm's partners who wants Leigh to come on board to defend a wealthy man accused of multiple counts of rape. When she meets the accused face-to-face, she realizes that it's no coincidence that he's specifically asked for her to represent him.
Johansen, Roy, author
Preparing wealthy people to go to prison is big business. When Owen Blake of Mamertine Consulting hires Jessie Mercado to find his missing partner, her suspect list is filled with recently released white-collar criminals, a few drug kingpins, and a couple of murderers to keep things interesting. As witnesses turn up dead and car chases leave destruction in their wake, Jessie learns just how far someone will go to keep the fate of one man hidden.
Deaver, Jeffery, author
Patterson, James, 1947- author
'The Paris Detective' contains three short stories featuring the most famous detective in Paris, Luc Moncrief, who joins the NYPD and soon becomes the sharpest crime-solving mind on the force.
Cameron, Marc, author
Andrews, Brian, 1973-, author
Secretary of State Frank Malone has been kidnapped from his Cairo hotel - his security detail wiped out. It's time to think outside the box, and that can only mean one thing: the revival of the Presidential Agent program. President Natalie Cohen calls for Charley Castillo to come out of retirement to direct a new Presidential Agent, one Captain P. K. "Pick" McCoy. Together, they will track the kidnapped secretary from Cairo to sub-Saharan Africa. The only problem is that one man can't hope to win against an army of terrorists - good thing there are two of them.