The stories are not about whodunnit but whathappensnext. The Fix by Dave Baldacci begins with Amos (Memory Man) Decker witnessing an execution-style murder just outside FBI headquarters. There is no apparent link between the shooter and his victim or motive for the attack. In Steve Berry’s The Lost Order, Cotton Malone investigates a Klan-like secret society with revolution on its mind. In Cutthroat by Clive Cussler, Isaac Bell agrees to search for an industrialist’s missing 18-year-old daughter. The abduction of a business executive on Manhattan’s Upper East Side by a man calling himself the Composer kicks off Burial Hour, Jeffrey Deaver’s 13th Lincoln Rhymes case. In Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington survives a boating accident only to land in the middle of a hostile corporate takeover.
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