The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogene Gowar: John Hancock accidentally come to own a brown, small, and dead Mermaid. As gossip spreads, all of London is curious to see this marvel. At a party, he meets Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on–and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost.
Red War by Kyle Mills: When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he’s determined to cling to power. Upon learning of his condition, CIA director Irene Kennedy understands the US faces an opponent who has nothing to lose. The only way to avoid a confrontation that could leave millions dead is to send Mitch Rapp to Russia under impossibly dangerous orders
Transcription by Kate Atkinson: In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. After the war ends, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever, until she is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.
Ambush by James Patterson: One of Bennett’s children sustains a mysterious injury, and a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer. Michael Bennett can’t untangle what’s driving the assassin-but he can tell it’s personal.
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult: A gunman bursts in and opens fire on a women’s health center, taking all inside hostage. Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next few hours with a cast of unforgettable characters: a nurse, a doctor, a pro-life protester disguised as a patient, and young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy, the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
Consumed by J.R. Ward: Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed… by her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad boy Danny Maguire. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Ann must reinvent not only her job but her whole self. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage: Hanna’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry: Businessman Harry Exeter doesn’t want the aid of the Thames River Police in tracking down the men who kidnapped his wife, Kate. He only asks them to help him navigate Jacob’s Island where he will hand off money in exchange for her life. But when they arrive at the meeting place, Commander Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans–and why anyone would want to harm Kate Exeter.