A new story by a favorite suspense writer can be comfortable, like familiar slippers, and engaging, without the threat of curve balls or left hooks. In The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr, Bernie Gunther comes out of retirement to help a British writer dealing with a blackmailer. In Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver, Lincoln Rhyme tracks a killer who is hunting rich New Yorkers. In Fool me Once by Harlan Coben, a woman discovers that her supposedly dead husband is very much alive. In Darkness by Karen Robards, a researcher is trapped on a remote island off the Alaskan coast. In Predator by Wilbur Smith, a lone special forces opp tries to prevent-what else?-a world crises. And Family Jewels by Stuart Woods? It’s Stone Barrington! –what more need be said?