House on Fire, by Joseph Finder
Nick Heller’s old army buddy has died of an overdose. Sean got addicted to opioids after returning home wounded from war. Then at Sean’s funeral, a stranger approaches Nick with a job, and maybe also a way for Nick to hold someone accountable. The daughter of a pharmaceutical kingpin worth billions wants to become a whistleblower, exposing her father and his company for burying evidence that its biggest money-maker was dangerously addictive. Nick soon realizes that the sins of the patriarch are just the beginning. In a deadly game of chess that pits Nick against a family dynasty, against brothers and sisters with schemes of their own, Nick learns how far his enemy is willing to go to protect its name and its wealth.
When You See Me, by Lisa Gardner
FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective DD Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers–and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.
A Longer Fall, by Charlaine Harris
In the second installment of the Gunnie Rose series, Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what’s inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time.
Hindsight, by Iris Johansen
Dr. Kendra Michaels, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses and keen deductive abilities. Now her skills are needed where Kendra spent her formative years-at a school for the blind where two staff members have been murdered. Are the two murders related? Or is Kendra on the hunt for more than one dangerous killer? With the killer (or killers) still on the loose, Kendra must put her life on the line to unravel a terrifying conspiracy. But Kendra soon discovers that she herself may hold the key to the deadliest secret of all…
The Vanishing, by Jayne Ann Krentz
Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, The Incident occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed–they had changed. Some started having visions. Others heard ominous voices. Now, a ruthless killer is hunting the only witnesses to a murder that occurred in the Fogg Lake caves fifteen years ago–Catalina and Olivia. And someone intends to make both women vanish.
The River Murders, by James Patterson
After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town’s unofficial private eye. Read about his exploits in these three exciting thrillers: Hidden, Malicious, and Malevolent.
Moral Compass, by Danielle Steel
Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. One day after the school’s annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. This compelling novel illuminates the dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, from every possible point of view. The characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.
Treason, by Stuart Woods
Upon returning to New York City after a British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a situation within the country’s administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency–only it soon becomes clear this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before. From the City of Light to the Maine coastline, Stone will need to summon all his wit and daring to halt the plots threatening to reveal confidential intel, and catch the evasive traitor at last. This enemy may be equipped with unlimited resources and devious schemes, but if Stone remains vigilant, justice may finally prevail. . .