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Supernatural suspense is the order of the day in “Shadow Tyrants” by Clive Cussler. The Oregon team must stop two rivals from discovering the secrets of the “Nine Unknown Men”, which could, natch, destroy the world. James Patterson Inc provides legal thrills in “Juror #3”. In a plot right out of the Grisham playbook, the murder of a prominent woman has her Mississippi community crying for blood, leaving it for a young lawyer to provide a defense. “When the Lights go Out” by Mary Kubica is a psychological thriller about a women who legally no longer exists. Finally, Those looking for a little more novelistic thriller might try “Lethal White’ by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling), in which a cop looks into a cold case brought to him by a mentally disturbed boy.
In “Swift Vengeance by T. Jefferson Parker, Lindsey Rakes, a former drone operator, begins receiving death threats from “homegrown violent extremists.” This is an “all-too-believable page-turner” (Kirkus Reviews). In “Field of Bones” by J. A. Jance, It’s double trouble for Sheriff Joanna Brady when she comes off maternity leave tpo pursue a serial killer. In “Leverage of Death b J.D. Robb, Eve Dallas must find out who coerced a company VP to attend a board meeting strapped with explosives. Reed Farrel Coleman isn’t quite as fast-paced as the late Robert B. parker, but he does his best to mime the master in this new Jesse Stone story about a series of racially motivated hate crimes. In “Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter, a woman who has been hiding her identity for thirty years has her cover blown by a sudden attack at a shopping mall.
“Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou might be our most gripping new story, a real-life account lies and double-dealing. Theranos, a biotech firm founded by Elizabeth Holmes, a charismatic Stanford dropout, claimed to have developed a revolutionary blood-testing technology. Her start-up quickly shot up to a $9 billion valuation. Behind the scneces, however, all was not well. When testing did not produce the desired results, investors and journalists were snowed with fake demos. Meanwhile, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, dismissed staff concerns and chased down whistleblowers and threatened reproters, including authorCarreyrou, with lawsuits. He persevered to created a “vivid portrait” of a “toxic” business culture that values branding, stock profits and boosterism over honest work.
“The Tangled Tree” by David Quammen tells us what DNA sequencing is teaching about evolution. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field—the study of life’s diversity and relatedness at the molecular level—is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. For instance, we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived sideways via viral infection. It’s not just about Darwin anymore.
Don’t know why, but Friday afternoons is becoming a common time for the men in the little brown trucks and cute shorts to make book deliveries. Be it by plan or by chance–these new titles are ready for your weekend reading pleasure. For mystery readers, we’ve got the latest Longmire story by Craig Johnson and a new Bess Crawford by Charles Todd. There’s also suspense by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) and and magic realism by Carlos Zafon Ruiz. Or lose yourself in a story that bridges the present and the past by Deborah Harkness.