Just to give you an update on the release dates for the newest additions to the series that I have reviewed.
Soon to be Released
Rachel Amphlett’s Behind The Wire
Expected Release Date 5/9/16
A Dan Taylor Novel
Dan Taylor is trying to keep a low profile when an old friend contacts the Energy Protection Group seeking his help.
The man’s daughter is alone in sub-Saharan Africa, and her life is in grave danger.
Thrust back into active duty, Dan soon realises that getting Anna to safety is only half his problem. The forensic accountant holds the key to preventing Western Sahara descending into chaos, and exposing the puppet masters behind a coup d’etat.
With a group of militants financed by a regime intent on acquiring mineral assets in the conflict-torn country in pursuit and willing to do anything to stop him, Dan must draw on old survival skills and luck to make sure Anna and the evidence she has in her possession reaches safety.
Behind the wire lies a secret – a secret that people will kill to protect.
Erec Stebbins’ The Nash Criterion
Expected Release Date 7/4/16
An Intel 1 Novel
WE BELIEVED OUR GOVERNMENT WAS OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE. WE WERE WRONG.
A terrorist’s last words lead a team of special agents to the discovery of an unimaginable global conspiracy. But time is running out. The numbers are converging. Can a group of fugitive FBI and CIA operatives prevent the coming catastrophe before the world crosses The Nash Criterion?
The stunning conclusion of an Armageddon duology and sequel to The Anonymous Signal. Book four in the Intel 1 Novels.
Iris Johansen’s Night and Day
Expected Release Date 7/19/16
An Eve Duncan Novel
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. The journey has led them from California to a remote mountain in the Scottish highlands–and earned Eve the distinction of becoming their next target. When, despite all precautions, Cara is taken, Eve must hunt down the very people who want to kill her in order to save the young girl. At a time in her life when she has more at stake than ever before, she unhesitatingly puts it all on the line in a pulse-pounding mission of rescue and survival.
Full of danger, intrigue and heart, Night and Day is a breathtaking, high-energy adventure that’s sure to keep readers riveted from the first page to the last.
Wesley Chu’s The Rise of Io
Expected Release Date 10/4/16
A World of Tao Novel
Ella Patel – thief, con-artist and smuggler – is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, on the border of a demilitarized zone run by the body-swapping alien invaders, she happens upon a man and woman being chased by a group of assailants. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man’s surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man. She soon realizes she’s been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing who was involved in some of the worst decisions in history. Now Ella must now help the alien presence to complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace.
With the Prophus assigned to help her seemingly wanting to stab her in the back, and the enemy Genjix hunting her, Ella must also deal with Io’s annoying inferiority complex. To top it all off, Ella thinks the damn alien voice in her head is trying to get her killed. And if you can’t trust the voices in your head, who can you trust?
Jefferson Bass’ Without Mercy
Expected Release Date 10/4/16
A Body Farm Novel
Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton has spent twenty-five years solving brutal murders—but none so bizarre and merciless as his latest case: A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found chained to a tree on a remote mountainside. As Brockton and his assistant Miranda dig deeper, they uncover warning signs of a deadly eruption of hatred and violence.
But the shocking case is only the beginning of Brockton’s trials. Mid-case, the unthinkable happens: The deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled—the sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield—escapes from prison, bent on vengeance.
But simply killing Brockton isn’t enough. Satterfield wants to make him suffer first, by destroying everything he holds dear: Brockton’s son, daughter-in-law, grandsons; even Miranda, his longtime graduate assistant, now on the verge of completing her Ph.D. and launching a forensic career of her own.
The dangers from all directions force Brockton to question two things on which he’s based his entire career—the justice system, and the quality of mercy—and to wonder: can the two co-exist?
If not, which will Brockton choose in his ultimate moment of truth?
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s The Obsidian Chamber
Expected Release Date 10/18/16
A Pendergast Novel
Patricia Cornwell’s Chaos
Expected Release Date 11/1/16
A Kay Scarpetta Novel
In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.
Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta’s conclusions, the threatening messages don’t stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa’s death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.
She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. But to Scarpetta’s surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Also, Lucy can’t explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information. To make matters worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief’s judgment and “a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous combustion.”
Kathy Reichs’ The Bone Collection
Expected Release Date 11/1/16
A Temperance Brennan Novella Collection
In First Bones, a prequel to Reichs’s first novel, Déjà Dead, she at last reveals the tale of how Tempe became a forensic anthropologist. In this never-before-published story, Tempe recalls the case that lured her from a promising career in academia into the grim but addictive world of criminal investigation. (It all began with a visit from a pair of detectives—and a John Doe recovered from an arson scene in a trailer.) The collection is rounded out with three more stories that take Tempe from the low country of the Florida Everglades, where she makes a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python, to the heights of Mount Everest, where a frozen corpse is unearthed. No matter where she goes, Tempe’s cases make for the most gripping reading.
A.D. Garrett’s The Truth Will Out
Expected UK Release Date 11/3/16
A Simms and Fennimore Novel
A mother and child are kidnapped while driving back from the supermarket. The crime has a surprising number of similarities to a cold case which Fennimore had been lecturing on. Before long, he finds himself drawn into the case.
However, at the same time he finds a lead in Paris that suggests his daughter, now missing for six years, might be alive. He enlists the help of his old friend DI Kate Simms, recently returned from the US.
Expected Release Date 12/13/16
A Sigma Force Novel
Expected Release Date 3/21/17
A Temperance Brennan Novel
Wesley Chu’s The Days of Tao
Released on 4/30/16
A World of Tao Novella
Cameron Tan wouldn’t have even been in Greece if he hadn’t gotten a ‘D’ in Art History.
Instead of spending the summer after college completing his training as a Prophus operative, he’s doing a study abroad program in Greece, enjoying a normal life—spending time with friends and getting teased about his crush on a classmate.
Then the emergency notification comes in: a Prophus agent with vital information needs immediate extraction, and Cameron is the only agent on the ground, responsible for getting the other agent and data out of the country. The Prophus are relying on him to uncomplicate things.
Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lambs’s Bone Crack
Released on 4/22/16
A Gina Mazzio Novel
Gina Mazzio, RN, is on the brink of getting married when a childhood friend relocates from the Bronx to San Francisco. Within days, Gina’s nurse friend is relating difficult-to-believe horror stories about her new employer, a cardiologist whom she suspects is involved in illicit and deadly medical practices.
Gina soon discovers the stories are true—the doctor is not only acting in an unethical manner, he may also be complicit in two or three hideous murders. That knowledge quickly makes her the new target of the doctor and a vicious hit man, who is determined to hunt her down and kill her.
Iris Johansen’s Hide Away
Released on 4/26/16
An Eve Duncan Novel
Dramatic changes are on the horizon for Eve and Joe Quinn and their relationship may never be the same. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, a young girl with ruthless enemies who want to see her dead, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger. With enemies closing in from all sides, Hide Away is a high-octane thriller that fans will not want to miss.
Jon McGoran’s Dust Up
Released on 4/19/16
A Doyle Carrick Novel
Detective Doyle Carrick is drawn into a plot that begins literally on his own doorstep and unfolds explosively on an international scale. Carrick and his girlfriend, Nola Watkins, are awakened in the middle of the night to find Ron Hartwell, a complete stranger, shot dead on their front steps, and Ron’s wife Miriam speeding away. A halfhearted homicide investigation labels the murder a domestic dispute, with Miriam the sole suspect. When Doyle finds out the Hartwells both worked for the same giant biotech company—and that company, Energene, is now accusing them of corporate espionage—he begins to look deeper. But it’s not his case, and under pressure from his superiors, he tries to let it go. Then Miriam tracks him down and tells him her story.
Miriam and Ron had been working in Haiti and visiting her friend Regi Baudet, the deputy health minister, when they stumbled upon a mysterious illness that sickened an entire village. What appeared to be a corporate cover-up of tainted food aid began to look like something far worse. She tells Doyle that all the official channels were too cozy with Energene. He was their last hope to blow the whistle. Before she can tell him the rest, they are attacked by gunmen and Miriam disappears once again. Doyle finds himself following her to a Haiti on the brink of political chaos.
With characteristic humor and intelligence, Carrick works with Miriam and Regi to untangle a plot involving whistleblowers and corruption, shadowy activists and deadly diseases, and the destabilization of foreign governments, as multinational corporations collude and compete, heedless of the devastating consequences for those caught in the middle. Together, they must penetrate layers of deceit, greed, and corruption to prevent an epidemic of even greater evil before it is released onto an unsuspecting world. But Doyle alone must confront his growing disillusionment with a world where petty offenses draw brutal consequences while crimes against humanity too often go unpunished.
Denison Hatch’s Flash Crash
Released on 4/13/16
A Jake Rivett Novel
David Belov, a quant programmer working for an investment bank in New York is blackmailed into writing an algorithm that will intentionally crash the gold market.
David discovers that his virtual “Flash Crash” was simply a required stepping stone towards the largest physical gold robbery in history, and that’s he’s been framed for the resulting chaos, the lives of his beloved wife and son on the balance…
With Detective Jake Rivett and the NYPD’s finest operators from the Major Crimes Division actively seeking to locate and arrest David, and other, darker elements nipping at his heels, David is forced to confront his own past in order to have a future.
Jon McGoran’s Down To Zero
Released on 4/5/16
A Doyle Carrick Novella
When a beekeeper removing hives from an inner city warehouse is greeted with gunfire, Detective Doyle Carrick is called in to help aging mentor Jack Conroy catch the shooters. Although a previous case involving genetically modified bees has made Doyle the closest thing to a bee expert the Philly PD has, it’s a subject he wants nothing to do with. But Doyle owes Jack plenty of favors. Soon, the pair are clashing with foreign agents, corporate security agents, and lowlife thugs while tracking the mysterious bees across the city. As they work to figure out why these bees are worth killing over before the shooters can strike again, Doyle finds himself racing against a clock he could never have imagined.
Larry Bond’s Red Phoenix Burning
Released on 3/16/16
A Red Phoenix Novel
North Korea has one of the world’s largest standing armies, capable of unleashing a massive arsenal of chemical and nuclear weapons. With an unstable government, under absolute dictator Kim Jong-un, North Korea more closely resembles an organized crime ring than a real nation-state. Millions live on the edge of starvation while Pyongyang’s ruthless generals, crooked bureaucrats, and vicious secret police wage a covert war against each other to expand their rival fiefdoms. RED PHOENIX BURNING explores the implosion of this corrupt regime – a coup that triggers a bloody civil war among the North’s brutal factions. The world is dragged into a violent and rapidly widening confrontation amid North Korea’s shattered ruins, bringing it to the edge of an all-out war that could engulf the entire civilized world.
Fans of the original Red Phoenix will be delighted to see favorite characters like Colonel Kevin Little, Brigadier General Tony Christopher, and Colonel Rhee Han-Gil returning to battle, older and wiser, alongside new cast of heroes and villains. Red Phoenix Burning will also offer readers a deeper look behind today’s headlines of turmoil and uncertainty—a look made all the more profound by the in-depth knowledge of war, military technology, and geopolitics brought to bear by Larry Bond and his co-authors.
Jeffery Deaver’s The Steel Kiss
Released on 3/8/16
A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She’s chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity–and discover his mission–before more people die.
Rachel Amphlett’s The Legacy Device
Released on 2/27/16
A Dan Taylor Novella
The British Army left Iraq in 2009 after a six-year campaign alongside coalition forces. What they left behind has remained a closely guarded secret – until now.
Royal Engineer EOD operator Dan Taylor is on his last tour of duty when he is caught up in a conspiracy that will have consequences reaching far beyond the country’s war-torn borders.
With no choice but to follow orders, Dan realises that the legacy he and his commanding officer leave behind will have an unimaginable impact on the future of Iraq, and that of the British secret service.
But first, he has to survive the mission.
Aaron Elkins’ Switcheroo
Released on 2/16/16
A Gideon Oliver Novel
The Skeleton Detective is back.
A cold case dating from the 1960s draws forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver to the Channel Islands decades later to shine a light on the mysterious connection between two men who died there on the same night.
Swapped as young boys by their fathers during the Nazi occupation, wealthy Roddy Carlisle and middle-class George Skinner had some readjusting to do after the war ended—but their lives remained linked through work, trouble with the law, and finally, it would seem, through murder.
Nobody expects that Gideon’s modern-day investigation will turn up fresh bodies. But old bones tell many tales, and the Skeleton Detective has to be at his sharpest to piece together the truth before the body count mounts still higher.
Jeffery Deaver’s The Deliveryman
Released on 2/2/16
A Lincoln Rhyme Novella
A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man’s eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father’s delivery route.
But the murder victim may have been more than just a simple deliveryman. Rhyme and Sachs uncover clues that he might have been delivering a highly illegal, contraband shipment–which is now missing. And someone wants it back…