NEW BOOKS FOR THIS MONTH from THOMAS & MERCER
RUTHLESS by John Rector
Publication date: June 1, 2015
Nick White is the only person who can save Abigail Pierce. After uncovering a plot to have her killed, he attempts to warn her but instead puts himself squarely in the crosshairs. They know who he is, they know where he lives, they know how to get at his family. Drawn into the conspiracy surrounding Abigail, Nick soon discovers the danger is bigger than he ever believed. Now he must uncover the truth to save her and himself. Gripping and intense, this novel is a twisted thrill ride from bestselling author John Rector (The Grove, Lost Things, Already Gone, Out of the Black, etc.)
THE DEVIL’S GAME by Sean Chercover
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Daniel Byrne worked as an investigator for the Vatican for ten years, scrutinizing miracle claims, until one investigation shook his faith and uncovered more troubling human conspiracies. Determined to find the truth, he joins a secretive group that wields massive influence over world events by embedding operatives at all levels of government, media, corporations, universities, and religious organizations. Daniel infiltrates a covert medical facility and uncovers a new strain of a plague with unusual side effects. Teaming up with disgraced physician Kara Singh, a woman beset with inexplicable visions, Daniel traces the root of this deadly pathogen from the valleys of Norway to the war-ravaged countryside of Liberia, where he discovers a terrifying truth. In this fast-paced sequel to the bestselling The Trinity Game, can Daniel navigate a shadow world of secrets and conspiracy to stop a pandemic with devastating global consequences?
FOLLOW YOU HOME by Mark Edwards
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura’s travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest…a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror. Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what they saw that night. But as they try to fit back into their old lives, it becomes clear that their nightmare is just beginning. A chilling tale of secrets, lies and deadly consequences from the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me.
BUM RAP by Paul Levine
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
Jake Lassiter, star of ten of Levine’s previous novels, is a man of many talents: an NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer who’s a “brew and burger guy in a paté and Chardonnay world.” In BUM RAP Lassiter faces his toughest case yet: the murder trial of Steve Solomon, half of the bickering legal duo at the center of Levine’s Solomon vs. Lord series. Disillusioned by the justice system after his own recent murder trial, Lassiter is ready to call it quits when he gets a call from Victoria Lord. Her partner, Solomon, has been arrested for murder and he needs the hardest-hitting lawyer he can find. Used to working alone, Lassiter soon finds himself teamed up with Lord to track down the only witness who can clear Solomon’s name – before the feds or the Russian Mob find her first.
WEAVERS by Aric Davis
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
A new thriller from the author of titles including The Fort, Tunnel Vision, and Nickel Plated. Nine-year-old Cynthia Robinson’s life was perfectly normal until the day she knew, without being told, of her parents’ impending divorce. From there, things got stranger, and now not only does she have premonitions, but she can also read and influence the minds of those around her. Cynthia is not the only one with the ability to “weave”—all over the country, people with similar abilities struggle to balance their lives with their powers. Some with this gift are weavers with dark motives and grisly appetites who want to use people like Cynthia for their own purposes. Meanwhile, a top-secret government organization, the Telekinetic Research Center, has been looking for telekinetics to use for its own clandestine agenda. When TRC agents learn of Cynthia and her dangerous pursuers, will they come to her rescue? Or will they capture her and take her power for themselves?
ALSO AVAILBLE THIS MONTH:
THE HEIRESS OF LINN HAGH by Karen Charlton
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh.
The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry ‘witchcraft’. The heiress’s uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases: The servants and local gypsies aren’t talking; Helen’s siblings are uncooperative; and the sullen local farmers are about to take the law into their own hands. Lavender and Woods find themselves trapped in the middle of a simmering feud as they uncover a world of family secrets, intrigue and deception in their search for the missing heiress. Taut, wry and delightful, The Heiress of Linn Hagh is a rollicking tale featuring Lavender and Woods—a double act worthy of Holmes and Watson. Revised edition: This edition of The Heiress of Linn Hagh includes editorial revisions.
CHILLING EFFECT by Melissa Miller
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
The sequel to Critical Vulnerability. Investigating an embezzlement scheme at a Native American casino tears federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins away from a romantic getaway with her husband, Joe. Dispatched by her superior in the hopes that her Native American roots will win trust in a community wary of outsiders, Aroostine goes on high alert when she finds her would-be informant executed in his home. Money skimming, murder, and rumors of stolen military weapons are linked to someone on the reservation, and Aroostine butts heads with tribal authorities bent on solving the crime and doling out punishment on their own terms. After narrowly escaping a deadly ambush, she and Joe must somehow protect each other and another whistle-blower from a killer’s bullet. She’ll have to connect with the heritage she left behind in order to track down this ruthless killer.
MEASURE OF DANGER by Jay Klages
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Kade Sims was a successful army intelligence officer until his hypomania disorder and impulsive behavior resulted in his discharge. Forced to adapt to a sedate civilian existence, he’d all but given up on a life of service. That is, until opportunity—and an FBI agent—knocks on his door. The FBI believes Kade’s unique talents make him their best candidate to infiltrate AgriteX, an agricultural biotech company suspected of involvement in organized crime. Kade jumps at the chance to redeem himself and serve his country again. But he soon learns that AgriteX is invested in far more threatening pursuits—the company is secretly funding The Chapter, a high-tech militia plotting a savage attack on the United States. Can Kade stop The Chapter before it’s too late? And now that he’s on the inside, will he ever escape their shadowy network? Revised edition: This edition of Measure of Dangerincludes editorial revisions.
DESTINED FOR TROUBLE by Claudia Lefeve
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
After getting dumped by her boyfriend, FBI crime analyst Jules Cannon flees to her hometown of Trouble Island, Texas, to nurse her wounds. All she wants to do is unwind, forget about her failed relationship, and work on her tan. But when the owner of the local crab shack is murdered at Jules’s welcome-home party, she is forced to scrap her rest-and-relaxation plans. Now her best friend, Abby Lee, is the prime suspect, and her high school sweetheart, Deputy Chief Justin Harper, is working the case. Even though Jules knows she shouldn’t, she just can’t keep herself from getting involved in the investigation—and entangled with handsome Assistant District Attorney Hartley Crawford. While an old flame threatens to rekindle and a new one sparks, Jules must find a killer and prove her friend’s innocence. But will she put two and two together before trouble catches up with her?Revised edition: This edition of Destined for Trouble includes editorial revisions.
THE BOOK OF JAMES by Ellen Green
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
After a devastating car accident, Nick whispers his last words to his wife, Mackenzie: “As soon as they know I’m dead, they’ll come after you.” Frightened and bewildered, Mackenzie travels to Philadelphia for the reading of her late husband’s will. To her shock, she learns that Nick’s mother, Cora, is not dead as he always claimed—rather, she is living as a recluse in the family’s gloomy nineteenth-century mansion. Desperate to understand why her husband lied to her for so many years, Mackenzie accepts Cora’s invitation to stay as her guest. As the women come together in the same house, their stories entwine, each driven by an agenda. Cora clings to her memories and will do anything to protect her family’s secrets, while Mackenzie struggles to uncover a terrible truth long denied. But as she brings to light the darkness in her husband’s past, is Mackenzie putting her own future at risk?Revised edition: This edition of The Book of James includes editorial revisions.