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Exit Strategy (A Nick Mason Novel #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399574405
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 10th, 2018

Nick Mason's second adventure is an action packed, shoot 'em up thrill ride! 

Hamilton's character, Nick Mason - made a deal with the devil - and the devil's name is Darius Cole. Cole had Mason freed from a twenty year prison sentence, but in return, whenever the phone rings, Mason has to do Cole's bidding - which has been in the form of killing Cole's enemies so far. Cole holds the lives of Nick's ex-wife and daughter over his head to keep Nick in line. In return, Nick is free, lives a life of luxury, and has finally realized what trading one's soul to the devil can mean. 

And, now, the devil is plotting to get out of prison himself. Cole has set Nick to kill anyone who might testify against him at a retrial, and the closer Cole gets to returning to Chicago, the more complicated the plot gets and the more Nick is determined to break free. 

But of course, if it was that easy, our friend Steve Hamilton wouldn't have much of a bestselling series on his hands, would he?

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ISBN: 9780062696793
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Published: Harper - May 1st, 2018

The May Mothers is a mommy group whose members all had their babies in Brooklyn in May.  They get together in the park and share stories and advice and get to be around adults a little bit each week.

And then one of them decides it's time to have a non-baby outing for a change and arranges to meet in a local bar.  Everybody's nervous to be leaving the babies - even if it's only with their husband - for the evening, especially single mom Millie.  Nell has just hired a nanny and volunteers her as Millie's first babysitter.  But then the unthinkable happens; the babysitter falls asleep, and when she awakens, baby Midas is missing.

This novel follows the mommy group members as they cope with every mother's worst nightmare.  And author Aimee Molloy gives us a surprise ending that adds a psychological thriller twist to this insightful look at young motherhood.

This page-turner should find a wide audience among female readers everywhere.

Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545562058
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

Nielsen wrote one of my favorite kid's books, The False Prince, and followed it with two other books to form the Ascendance Trilogy. 

Then came Mark of the Thief, which introduced escaped slave Nicolas Calva and his adventures in Tome as he learned to harness his unwanted magic to save his sister and mother from enemies of the empire. 

In this second installment, Nic is at odds with his grandfather, Radulf, and Radulf's wishes to unleash a Jupiter Stone that will set the Gods against each other and make Gods of the men who control it. 

Full of the fast-paced plotting, bravado of young boys, and lessons to be learned that we've come to expect from Nielsen's adventures, Rise of the Wolf will satisfy her many fans and leave them eagerly waiting for more. 

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ISBN: 9781101991121
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Published: Berkley - February 28th, 2017

Renee has tons of fans here for her previous historical novels and her visit for What the Lady Wants.

She returned with her latest novel she said she was writing during that visit, Windy City Blues, about Chess Records and the rise of the blues and Chicago's place in the heard of the genre. 

Leeba, a Polish Jew immigrant, lives in so-called "Jewtown" in Chicago - an immigrant neighborhood peopled by Jews and Negroes in the 1940s. It's here that she first meets Red Dupree, just off the bus from Louisiana with a guitar, a dream, and not much else. 

Leeba grows up to work for her childhood friends, Leonard and Phil Chess, at their fledgling record company. All of the greats pass by her desk - from Muddy Waters to Etta James, and when she falls in love with Red, the black blues guitarist, she also finds herself intimately involved in the Civil Rights movement. 

It's music that brings people together in Rosen's well-researched novel, and you'll find yourself downloading some great blues tunes by the time you turn the last page. 

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ISBN: 9780316394048
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

Noemi Vidal is a teen fighter pilot from the planet Genesis, which is warring with Earth for its independence. One of the only planets with a habitable atmosphere, Genesis wants only to protect its way of life and not be overrun by humans fleeing polluted Earth. 

After a surprise attack, Noemi follows a friend afield and to an abandoned spacecraft where she meets Abel, a one-of-a-kind mechanical prototype and the most sophisticated ever made. 

Noemi is forced to rely upon Abel, whose programming compels him to obey her, even though her plan to save her planet will likely destroy him.

Together the unlikely pair travel the galaxy, and throughout the journey Abel amazingly develops almost human-like emotions, and Noemi develops a strange empathy for this half man/half machine.

Defy the Stars is definitely positioned for a sequel of further galactic adventures, romance, and science fiction.

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ISBN: 9780451490452
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Published: Berkley - April 10th, 2018

Jack and his girlfriend Syd got a great deal on a London house - or so they thought until they moved in and everything just seemed creepy.

Then someone is killed just in their back ally and the police begin watching them.

This duplicitous tale takes the reader down a dizzying number of avenues on the way to its conclusion.

Psychological thriller fans will love this one.

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ISBN: 9781250126061
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 8th, 2018

I've been pestering the good folks at Macmillan publishing for years to send Mary Kay Andrews to Saturn because she just seems like a perfect fit for us - her New York Times Bestselling novels always whisk us away to the beach and leave us with a smile, and she has tons of fans all over the country.

We were thrilled to host her for her new novel, The High Tide Club.  The club, founded in the early 1940's consists of four good friends: Josephine, whose wealthy Boston family owns Talisa, an island off the Georgian coast, her society friends Ruth and Millie, and Varina, the young Geechee whose family worked for Josephine's on the island.

In the novel, attorney Brooke Trappnell is summoned to Talisa, where Josephine, now 99 years old, has lived in her sprawling, crumbling family mansion without changing a thing since the '60's.  Now Josephine wants Brooke to protect her island from being confiscated by the state and turned into public land, and to find the families of the High Tide Club in order to bequeath her estate to them.

It seems Josephine has some reparations to make and it's not going to be easy as Ruth, Millie, Varina, and Josephine had had a major falling out.

The four young women, bonded by a pact to skinny dip in the ocean whenever they were together for a high tide and a full moon, had wounded each other with secrets and harsh words that 3/4 of a century hadn't erased.

In true Mary Kay Andrews form, The High Tide Club brims with beaches, complex relationships, a bit of mystery, and a bit of romance.

Reviewers call her books  "a perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder," and "impossible to resist."

We agree.

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ISBN: 9780989908764
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Published: Fish Out of Water Books - May 10th, 2018

This novel takes place on  Devil's Night in Detroit- a night even more fraught with violence and mayhem than others in a desolate and violent part of a abandoned city. 

The title refers to five people, all of whom meet their fate on that night. Their stories intervene as Fox gives us a glimpse of the sad underbelly of a city where desperation and crime are a way of life. 

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ISBN: 9780735213180
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

It's 1969 in New York City, and the four Gold children- Simon, Klara, Daniel and Varya- visit a traveling psychic who tells them each the day of their death.The rest of the book tells the Golds' story as they all react to and take to heart the woman's predictions in their own way. 

It's a story of nature vs. nurture, of free will vs. destiny, of magic vs. science and especially of life and the way we choose to live our fleeting most thought- provoking of novels. 

As the cover of the advanced reader says, 'If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?'