For those favoring thrillers that are a little less Goth, “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigma” (Eric Lustbader) continues the long-standing series about a programmed assassin on the run. In “Robert B. Perker’s Slow Burn” ( Ace Atkins), the ageless Spenser investigates a series of arsons. In “Bullseye” by James Patterson (Michael Ledwidge) , Michael Bennett attempts to foil a presidential assassin, while in “Smooth Operator” by Stuart Woods (Parnell Hall), CIA agent Teddy Fay thwarts a presidential kidnapping. “Killer Look” by Linda Fairstein (still writing her own) investigates the death of a celebrity designer on the eve of a big show.
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