1: The Chase: A Novel (Fox and O’Hare) by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg: Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.
2: Warrior of LLarn – Gardner F. Fox: George Kelley posted on this for Forgotten Books recently. Heroic fantasy. I couldn’t resist.
3: Matt Jensen, The Last Mountain Man: Torture Town – William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone: In the town of Thirty-Four Corners, Colorado, Matt Jensen rides into a savage blood feud. Thirty years ago two friends came West and built a thriving cattle business. Now, their families have become kill-crazy enemies and the town is awash in a frenzy of killing. Add in hired gunmen on both sides of the fight, and two lovers crossing the dividing line, and the terror will never end. Eager to put as many miles between himself and Thirty Four Corners, Matt Jensen just can’t bring himself to leave without trying to stop the bloodshed. But it’s going to take a lot more bullets, just as many bodies, and the steely courage of an intrepid frontiersman to let this ravaged town live again. . .
4: The Kerrigan’s: A Texas Dynasty – William W. Jonstone with J.A. Johnstone: first in a new western series.
5: Technically, Males Are Dummies and Other Stories(review copy) by Mr. Robert J. Sullivan: an eclectic collection of short fiction, steam punk, horror, detective. “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.” – Chuckles the Clown
6: Michigan Roll: A Novel – Tom Kakonis: Ex-con, professional poker player Timothy Waverly travels to Traverse City, Michigan for a break…and falls into bed with a seductress named Midnight. She’s an out-of-towner, too, there to rescue her self-destructive brother, who has stupidly ripped off a fortune in cocaine from a vicious Chicago mobster. Now she is being chased pursued by Shadow, a hemorrhoidal hitman who gleefully specializes in torture and rape, and Gleep, his muscle-bound henchman. The odds are stacked against her, but Waverly is a gambler who knows how to play them…
and the ebooks:
7: From the Shadows: The Complete Series(review copy) by KB Shaw & Mary L. Moore:
GundTech transformed the world of communications when it introduced the multiCom with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality at its core. Now, the reclusive former child prodigy who created the AI programming is about to unleash a technological revolution that could threaten the very fabric of society. Cameron Rush and Rosa Costas are best friends, even though they have never met in person. Cameron is from a small town in Wisconsin, while Rosa lives on a ranch in New Mexico. They are typical fifteen-year-olds living in their isolated worlds of family, school and friends. Meagan Fletcher, the technology reporter for the World Broadband Network, doesn’t trust her multiCom and she trusts GundTech even less. The young reporter is on a mission to expose the reclusive genius behind GundTech and discover the computer company’s true intent.
8: Neworld Papers Series 1: The Historian’s Tale(review copy) by KB Shaw & Mary L. Moore: Is revealing the truth worth the disruption of a society? Fallon is a young man with special talents and the willingness to explore. He lives in a peaceful world that has no concept of war, or murder, or even love. It is a society that prohibits histories and pledges itself to “The Service of Today and the Building of Tomorrow.” Fallon is torn from his sheltered life and drawn into a subversive group where he becomes a chronicler of discoveries that threaten to destroy the very fabric of Neworld.
9: The Only Living Boy # 1 – David Gallaher & Steve Ellis: Lost, without his memory, in an unfamiliar world, Erik Farrell must piece together a new life for himself. Can he survive as the only living boy left in the world?
10: Bum Luck (A Crag Banyon Mystery) – James Mullaney: When a desperate leprechaun needs to locate his lost pot of gold, there’s only one P.I. in town dogged and sober enough to take the case. Unfortunately, his first choice is in Bimini dodging an IRS audit, so he calls on Crag Banyon instead. That’s just the start of a string of increasingly lousy luck that hounds Banyon from one emerald end of his latest crummy job to the other, where it turns out that a trip over the rainbow isn’t the fun-and-booze-filled romp that all the brochures claim. Banyon finds that the whole leprechaun world is upside-down, while at the same time our own world is suffering through a mealtime catastrophe that’s threatening side dishes from here to Thanksgiving and beyond.
11: The Last Infection: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller)review copy) – Michael W. Garza: The Last Infection chronicles the fall of civilization and the rise of the dead and the evolution of the infected. The infection swept across the country like a tidal wave. Survivors cling to life as the infected own the night and the dead walk the streets. Chris has endured on his own and bumping into Jake and Alicen weren’t in his plans. The young brother and sister have plans of their own, but Chris has heard too many promises of sanctuary and infection free zones. Jenn’s arrival turns his attention to the one thing he never thought he would face again, hope. They make a pact to reach the kids safe haven, but only time will tell if anyone can survive the last infection.
12: Cold in July – Joe R. Lansdale: Richard Dane shoots and kills a gun-wielding burglar in his living room. It’s clearly a case of self-defense, but the dead man’s father doesn’t see it that way. He wants Old Testament-style justice: an eye-for-an-eye, a son-for-a-son. Straightforward menace takes a 90-degree turn, though, when certain unexpected truths come to light, and soon the men find themselves working together for a common cause. Their investigation puts them at odds with the cops, the Feds, and the Dixie Mafia, but they’re determined to find the answers that lie at the end of a very dark and twisting path.