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
Douglas Phillips – Quantum Entangled
Expected Release Date 2/19/21
Twenty-three intelligent species. One ancient mystery. And two humans flung into the middle.
Daniel Rice hasn’t felt right since his jump to the future months ago. Curious dreams repeat with detailed precision. A voice – or something – seems to be calling him. His problem isn’t medical, it’s not even scientific, and it’s driving his wife crazy. Nala is worried, and she’s not the type to dawdle. Soon they are halfway around the world to connect with the one person who might help – alien android, Aastazin. Zin’s no doctor but he has friends in high places. Very high.
Next stop, a thousand light years from home and a six-petal megacity where species from dozens of worlds mingle. As Daniel seeks help for his personal problem, he learns there is more going on at this alien gathering place – aggressive security bots, an ancient mystery, and a pending vote that could shun humanity from the greatest collection of civilizations the galaxy has ever known.
An inexplicable attack leaves Daniel wandering across an inhospitable desert. He’ll need to make friends, avoid enemies, and leverage newfound knowledge to reconnect with Nala and boost humanity’s chances.
Casey Hill – Fallout
Expected Release Date 3/31/21
If you could find out when you’ll die – WOULD you?
Learning her expiry date doesn’t sound like much of a birthday present to Rae, but it’s been that way for everyone since the Cryptograph was introduced. A biological algorithm developed by Silicon Valley, it can determine with precise accuracy the lifespan of every human being on the planet.
Everyone gets tested when they come of age, but Rae wants to opt out. She hates how the system labels and categorizes society according to longevity – like Transients, whose short lifespan automatically renders them useless, Interims, the hard-working majority – or elite Constants, whose long lives guarantee opportunity and power.
But when Rae’s intentions to avoid the test are impeded and her lifespan is revealed, the future seems set in stone.
Or does it…?
Brandt Legg – Cosega Source
Expected Release Date 4/13/21
Some said it was over.
Others thought they understood.
Discovering the source rewrites history . . . again, and transforms the future.
We will all be forever changed.
Iris Johansen – The Bullet
Expected Release Date 6/8/21
After Eve Duncan finally gets her happy ever after with the man she loves, the last person she is expecting to return is Joe’s ex-wife — on the run with enough secrets to get them all killed.
Kathy Reichs – The Bone Code
Expected Release Date 7/6/21
A storm has hit South Carolina, dredging up crimes of the past.
On the way to Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan receives a call from the Charleston coroner. During the storm, a medical waste container has washed up on the beach. Inside are two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic sheeting and bound with electrical wire. Chillingly, Tempe recognizes many details as identical to those of an unsolved case she handled in Quebec fifteen years earlier. With a growing sense of foreboding, she flies to Montreal to gather evidence and convince her boss Pierre LaManch to reopen the cold case. She also seeks the advice—and comfort—of her longtime beau Andrew Ryan.
Meanwhile, a storm of a different type gathers force in South Carolina. The citizens of Charleston are struck by a bacterium that, at its worst, can eat human flesh. Thousands panic and test themselves for a rare genetic mutation that may have rendered them vulnerable.
Shockingly, Tempe eventually discovers that not only are the victims in both grisly murder cases related, but that the murders and the disease outbreak also have a common cause…
James Rollins – Kingdom of Bones
Expected Release Date 8/17/21
It begins in Africa . . .
A United Nations relief team in a small village in the Congo makes an alarming discovery. An unknown force is leveling the evolutionary playing field. Men, women, and children have been reduced to a dull, cattle-like state. The natural world surrounding them—plants and animals—have grown more cunning and predatory, evolving at an exponential pace. The insidious phenomenon is spreading across the African continent, threatening the rest of the world. But is it a natural event? Or more terrifyingly, did someone engineer it?
What has made the biosphere run amok? Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force are prepared for the extraordinary and have kept the world safe—vigilance for which they have paid a tragic personal price. Yet even these brilliant and seasoned scientific warriors do not understand what is behind this frightening development—or know how to stop it. As they race across the nation and around the globe—from Washington D.C. to the densest jungles of Africa—to find answers, the members of Sigma realize they have become prey.
To head off global catastrophe, Sigma Force risks their lives to uncover the shattering secret at the heart of a biosphere run amok—a truth that will illuminate who we are as a species and where we may be headed . . . sooner than we know.
Mother Nature—red in tooth and claw—is turning against humankind, plummeting the entire world into the Kingdom of Bones.
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Bloodless
Expected Release Date 8/17/21
Agent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA, in this next installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series.
A legendary heist:
On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305 — Portland to Seattle — with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and parachuted into the night, never to be seen again… Perhaps.
A brutal crime steeped in malevolence:
Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found completely drained of blood–sowing panic and reviving the infamous legend of the Savannah Vampire.
A case like no other in Pendergast’s career:
Through twists and turns, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how these murders are connected to the most mystifying hijacking in American history. Together, they discover not just the killer-but an unearthly evil beyond all reckoning.
Nick Thacker – The Napoleon Job
Released on 12/14/20
There’s a new threat to Harvey Bennett and the CSO team. A new threat to the entire world.
Terrorist attacks grip the world in fear.
A deep, dark truth has resurfaced — one that’s run through the threads of history.
And one man wants Harvey Bennett dead.
Harvey Bennett is back in the darkest, most twisted, action-packed installation to the series.
When an explosion rocks Ben’s home in Alaska, the CSO team realizes the chilling truth: the explosion wasn’t an accident. And they were specifically targeted.
Ben and his team start putting the pieces together — an ancient code, a modern-day puzzle, a scientific anomaly that seems too unbelievable to be true.
From the time of Napoleon, a secret organization has been vying for power, and they’ll do anything to attain it. They have a plan, and the clock is ticking. They have a weapon, and it’s growing stronger.
Nathan M. Farrugia – Zero
Released on 10/1/20
A trainee spy. A washed-up operative.
A doomsday cult with a city to burn.
Xiu thinks her recovery mission is leading her to the middle of nowhere, but when she reaches a derelict city on the Chinese border, she finds a seasoned operative with only a pistol, twenty rounds and a broken heart.
Cut off from the rest of the world, Xiu and her new, begrudging mentor face an unimaginable enemy: a paramilitary apocalypse cult with room for two, and irradiation for two million.
Nick Thacker – The Minoan Manifest
Released on 9/30/20
10,000 years ago, Antarctica was not the frozen continent we know.
And 6,000 years ago, they were visited by the Minoan civilization.
What they found there was incredible: they weren’t alone.
From the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Harvey Bennett Thrillers series, the tenth book in the epic Harvey Bennett saga continues.
When a Russian exploratory and science team discovers something miraculous on the coast of Antarctica, they race to tell their government about the strange findings.
Instead of rejoicing, they are silenced.
Halfway across the world, Dr. Sarah Lindgren is tapped to help a US-based committee determine the answer to a puzzling anomaly.
She engages the help of her boyfriend, Gareth Red, and his group, the Civilian Special Operations.
It seems something is happening on the world’s southernmost continent, and the committee needs boots on the ground to find out what it is.
But before they leave, the CSO group finds out something else:
They aren’t the only group on the hunt.
Join Harvey “Ben” Bennett, Juliette Richardson, Dr. Sarah Lindgren, and Gareth Red as they embark on yet another world-spanning adventure.
Nik Krasno – Escape?
Released on 9/20/20
Mikhail, one of the richest oligarchs on the planet, is kidnapped and held hostage in an unknown location. Captors’ demands are something he’s unable to meet. When the choice is between dying tortured or risking life to escape, there is no real choice. His people would spare no effort to release him, but they are clueless as to his whereabouts and need to investigate who’s behind his sudden disappearance. Mikhail’s desperate attempt to run away and his associates’ endeavors to locate and free him lead to a climax that explodes in a series of breakneck shootouts and pursuits. Yet, the biggest challenge of them all may require overcoming one’s own nature. Not for the faint of heart!
Nathan M. Farrugia – Countervail
Released on 9/1/20
All Hope is lost.
Sophia’s team are captured.
Olesya’s team are surrounded.
Prague is locked down and Purity are poised to take over Europe.
The cost to stop Purity might be too great to pay…