Command Authority, Tom Clancy: There's a new strong man in Russia, but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past, and the solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
The Death Trade, Jack Higgins: When an eminent scientist makes a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research only to have the lives of his family threatened if he does not give his technology to the Iranian regime, Sean Dillon, Afghan war hero Sara Gideon and the rest of their team embark on a daring rescue mission that rapidly spins out of control.
Forget Me Not, Fern Michaels: Living with the memory of her lonely childhood, Lucy Brighton keeps her distance from her parents, but when they are killed in a car accident, she travels to Florida to settle their estate and finds herself confronted with a mysterious safe and family secrets.
The Gods of Guilt, Michael Connelly: Defense attorney Mickey Haller investigates after a former client, a prostitute who had left the life for the straight and narrow, turns up dead, in the fifth novel of the crime series following The Fifth Witness.
Hazardous Duty, W.E.B. Griffin: When three U.S. tankers are hijacked by Somali pirates at the height of Mexican drug cartel violence in Laredo and El Paso, a vindictive U.S. President raises suspicions about his increasing instability by targeting forcibly retired Colonel Charley Castillo and his former team.
Hunted, Karen Robards: When the chief of police and the mayor of New Orleans are taken hostage by disgraced former co-worker Reed Ware, top hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace allows herself to be taken captive by the handsome Reed only to learn that he is being targeted for his discovery of high-level government corruption.
Innocence, Dean R. Koontz: Foraging for supplies by night in a beautiful but hostile urban world where strangers would kill him on sight, Addison endures a solitary existence before meeting a quicksilver girl engaged in a dangerous duel of wits with a malicious, well-placed enemy.
Innocent Blood, James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell: The second installment in the bestselling gothic series (first one was The Blood Gospel), about an ancient order who speak the truth behind Christ's miracles and strive to protect the world from evil - from the winning writerly combo of James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
Kiss of the Night, Sherrilyn Kenyon: An immortal Viking warrior must protect the woman he loves from the demons and vampires who are trying to kill her to end a curse in the fourth novel of the series following Dance with the Devil.
The Prince of Risk, Christopher Reich: "In Reich's latest financial thriller, the chair of the New York Stock Exchange, father of high-flying hedge fund manager Robert "Bobby" Astor, is murdered on the White House lawn. Soon, Bobby realizes that the entire U.S. financial system is slated for ruin by nasty foreigners. Note that Reich's 2002 thriller, The First Billion, has been optioned for film." Library Journal
The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel, Jussi Adler-Olsen: "This crime fiction tour de force could only have been devised by an author who can even turn stomach flu into a belly laugh." Publisher's Weekly
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution, Eric Lustbader: Vowing to avenge Rebeka's death, Jason Bourne is pursued on all sides while investigating the deadly trafficking partnership between Oyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a Mexican drug lord.
The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini: A would-be Sherlock Holmes assists a dual investigation in 1895 San Francisco that finds Sabina Carpenter struggling to solve the disappearance of a suicide-victim debutante's body and John Quincannon hunting down a murderous gang of bank robbers.
For fans of fiction writer Donna Leon, My Venice and Other Essays: "An American mystery writer reveals a new character: herself. Leon (The Golden Egg, etc.) is the author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries, set in Venice, where she has lived for more than 30 years. In this new collection, Leon muses about that celebrated city, its inhabitants and visitors, unique landscape, arts, culture and food, and also about men, music, animals--and America, which, she admits, she continues to call 'home.'" Kirkus
ON THE HORIZON
January 2014: First Love, James Patterson ... Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini ... Private L.A., James Patterson ... Ripper, Isabel Allende ... Robert B. Parker's Bull River, Robert Knott ... Saints of the Shadow Bible, Ian Rankin ... Standup Guy, Stuart Woods ... Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen ... That Old Black Magic, Mary Jane Clark ... Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan ... The Way of All Fish, Martha Grimes
March: Bark: Stories, Lorrie Moore ... Missing You, Harlan Coben ... Night Broken, Patricia Briggs ... NYPD Red 2, James Patterson ... Tempting Fate, Jane Green ... Written in My Own Heart's Blood, Diana Gabaldon