“The Whites” by Harry Brandt and Richard Price. Cops are signing up for a tour with Night Watch to pursue a personal vendetta. A “sprawling, multiplayer game of cat and mouse.” “All the Old Knives” by Olen Steinhauer. A quiet dinner for provides the frame for this terrific thriller. “Not since le Carré has a writer so vividly evoked the deeply paranoid world of espionage (NYT).” “Cold Betrayal” by Judith Jance. A reporter helps an elderly woman who convinced that someone tried to murder her by leaving the gas burners on. A “devilish page-turner.” “Endangered” by C.J. Box. Joe Pickett gets a call that a young woman has been found in a ditch, badly beaten.
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