Silence by Shusaku Endo: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs.
The Lost Order by Steve Berry: The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure–one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.
The Cuttthroat by Clive Cussler: The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead.
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles: The Double Eagles, a savage KKK splinter group, have declared a personal war on Penn Cage, necessitating 24-hour security protection for him and his family. The toxic bigotry escalates as Penn’s father, Tom, once a respected physician, goes on trial for the murder of his former nurse and one-time lover, Viola Turner, an African-American who was suffering from terminal cancer.
Off the Grid by Alex Kava: Offers four short stories and one novella. All but one feature Kava’s critically acclaimed FBI profiler, Special Agent Maggie O’Dell.
The Chosen by J.R. Ward: The Black Dagger Brotherhood has won a major victory over the Lessening Society, but the threat to their way of life is ever-present and life for the brotherhood is as chaotic as ever
Knit to be Tied by Maggie Sefton: Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun Knitters must come together before their whole town unravels. Newcomer, shy, sweet, and pregnant Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn the father of Nancy’s baby isn’t quite the man she dreamed he was.
If Not For You by Debbie Macomber: Having lived under her parents’ thumb for 25 years, Beth Prudhomme is finally taking charge of her own life. Everything is coming together, though her love life leaves something to be desired. Until Nichole introduces Beth to Sam, a tattooed mechanic who’s the epitome of her conservative parents’ worst nightmare.
All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark: Fleeing the arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia, a gem expert, escapes on a brand-new cruise ship. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead–and the necklace is missing.