Thriller Release Update-February 2021

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 2/15/21

A Quantum Novel

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.


R.J. Corgan – Murder on Masaya

Expected Release Date 2/24/21

A Kea Wright Novel

Known as the Gateway to Hell, natives once threw children into Masaya’s throat to appease the goddess living inside.

Geologist Kea Wright is leading an expedition into Masaya to discover the volcano’s secrets. Despite careful planning, Masaya devours a member of their team. As the rest of the team scrambles to get out, they can’t shake the feeling that they’re being hunted. Meanwhile, across Nicaragua, revolution starts to spread…

For Kea, life will never be the same.


Brandt Legg – Cosega Source

Expected Release Date 4/13/21

A Cosega Sequence Novel

Some said it was over.

It isn’t.

Others thought they understood.

They didn’t.

Discovering the source rewrites history . . . again, and transforms the future.

We will all be forever changed.


Casey Hill – Fallout

Expected Release Date 4/30/21

A Reilly Steel Novel

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…?


Iris Johansen – The Bullet

Expected Release Date 6/8/21

An Eve Duncan Novel

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 Temperance Brennan Novel

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

A Sigma Force Novel

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 Savage Zone.


Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Bloodless

Expected Release Date 8/17/21

A Pendergast Novel

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.

Just Released

Nick Thacker – The Napoleon Job

Released on 12/14/20

A Harvey Bennett Novel

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 Helix Novel

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.

 

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