Monday July 11th - Richard Kadrey drops by to sign The Perdition Score
The request from Thomas Abbot, the Augur of the Sub Rosa council, couldn’t come at a better time for James Stark, aka Sandman Slim. For a man who's most recently met Death and Death's killer a few months of normal life is more than he can handle. He needs a little action, and now Abbott wants Stark and Candy to investigate the disappearance of a young boy and help uncover council members who might be tied to Wormwood's power brokers.
Stark's plans change when he meets a dying angel who gives him a vial of a mysterious black liquid that could be a secret weapon in the ongoing war between angels who want to allow human souls into Heaven and rebel angels willing to die to keep them out. When one of Stark's closest friends is poisoned with the black liquid, Stark and Candy have to go to the only place where they might find a cure: Hell.
But standing in their way are the damned souls who, even after death, still work for Wormwood. The secret deal they ve struck with the rebel angels is darker than anything Stark has encountered. Not only does the fate of the world hang in the balance, but also the souls of everyone in it. Stark has to find a way to break the stalemate in the angel war, score the Perdition cure for the black poison, and make it back to LA in one piece where an old enemy waits to finish him once and for all.
Daniel Silva - The Black Widow
16th in the series. Gabriel Allon, is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.
James Lee Burke - The Jealous Kind
Life in Houston during the Korean War is a tense place. There’s the war in Asia and then the seemingly more important war between teens who have and those who do not. High school junior Aaron Broussard can’t seem to find a place that feels right. Everything in his world is shifting. Some shifts are life changing, some are life threatening. Like when he stops a fight between the lovely Valerie and her beau Grady. He makes an enemy out of Grady and, worse, Grady’s hoodlum of a father. Growing up is hard to do. Stand-alone novel.
John Connolly - A Time of Torment
14th Parker. Jerome Burnel was a hero, now he's despised, and he suspects the end of his life is at hand. But he wants Charlie Parker to see if things can be made right anyway. See Fran’s review below....
Ian Rankin - Even Dogs In The Wild
Date Not Firm But This January – but Ian Rankin will be here for a stock signing so reserving in advance is the way to go!
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.
But a notorious family tailed by a team of undercover detectives has also arrived in Edinburgh. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. As the cases collide, it's a game of dog eat dog--in the city as in the wild.
Donna Leon - The Waters of Eternal Youth
In his 25th story, Brunetti is asked to investigate something that happened 15 years ago. A teenager went into a canal and was pulled out by a drunk but not before she suffered brain damage. The next day, when sober, he couldn’t remember anything about who threw her into the water. The passing of time means whoever did it is free but can Brunetti not investigate?
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Crimson Shore
15th with Agent Pendergast. Special Agent Pendergast takes on a private case in Exmouth, Massachusetts - an ancient village on the coast north of Salem - to investigate the theft of a valuable wine cellar. He travels to the seaside town with his ward, Constance Greene, where they quickly discover something far more sinister.
Yasmine Galenorn - Flight From Death
I'm Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody's trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All's fair in love and bounty hunting... When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we're on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.