A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Now, the convicted athlete, joined by a new lawyer, is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered. Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts.
She is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.
Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet. Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next door.
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From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder. Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen short for Henrietta is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder.
The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?
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Yet no one will believe her. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. I could not put it down. Wolf Pack by C. Release Date : March 12th. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone—including Joe, Nate, and others—who is associated with him. Following Joe, Marybeth, Nate Romanowski, and others is similar to catching up with old friends and always a blast.
The Persian Gamble by Joel C. Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.
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Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. While frantically negotiating with his contacts in the White House, Marcus learns that the unstable North Korean regime plans to use the international chaos as a smokescreen to sell nuclear weapons to Iran. With the fate of the entire free world on the line, Marcus makes a deal with the U.
Marcus and Oleg worked together once before to avert a world war. Can they now find a way to stop world destruction? Why you should be excited about it : Following the most jaw-dropping ending of his career in Without Warning , Rosenberg kicked off a new series in with The Kremlin Conspiracy. I read this book back in October and was absolutely blown away. Trust me, you will be too. Rosenberg still sits among the very best writers the thriller genre has to offer. Mercy River by Glen Erik Hamilton.
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Helping a fellow veteran accused of murder, Van Shaw is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth involving smuggled opioids, ruthless mercenaries, and deadly family secrets that will challenge his notions of brotherhood and justice in this riveting thriller from Anthony, Macavity and Strand Critics Award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton. When his friend Leo Pak is arrested on suspicion of murder and armed robbery, Van Shaw journeys to a remote Oregon county to help his fellow Ranger.
Arriving in the isolated town of Mercy River, Van learns that his troubled friend had planned to join a raucous three-day party that dominates the place for one weekend each year. The murder victim—the owner of a local gun shop where Leo worked part time—was dealing in stolen heroin-grade opiates.
Worse, the town has a dark history with a community of white supremacists, growing in strength and threatening to turn Mercy River into their private enclave. The cops have damning evidence linking Leo to the murder, and Van knows that backwaters like Mercy River are notorious for protecting their own. Action-packed, riveting, and powerful, Mercy River is a novel that goes to the heart and soul of what it means to be a hero in a corrupt and punishing world. Why you should be excited about it : Hamilton has come on as one of the more solid crime thriller novelists occupying the genre in recent years, and Van Shaw is a great character.
Think Jack Reacher, but with a more questionable past and plenty to actually be running from. The Last Act by Brad Parks. Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime: Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel.
The cartel has quickly risen to become the largest supplier of crystal meth in America. Using a false name and backstory, Tommy enters the low-security prison and begins the process of befriending Dupree. Why you should be excited about it : Brad Parks reached new levels of success a couple of years ago with his hit, ironically-titled thriller, Say Nothing , the book everyone was talking about in Run Away by Harlan Coben.
Release Date : March 19th. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed.
Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on. Treason by Rick Campbell. In Russia, the military is anxious to assert its military strength and regain its role as a superpower.
The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. With the U. Without their primary weapons, the U. Rick Campbell, one of the finest young military thriller writers, returns with his biggest and boldest novel to date.
Why you should be excited about it : Campbell took off, forcing readers to wait nearly two years between books. The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards. It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. And all she has to do is run one last mission—the kind she might never return from.
It could mean torture or endless imprisonment—assuming she survives. But it might also ignite the kind of chaos that forces a revolution. It might just change the world. Ives back for her toughest mission yet. Release Date: March 19th. Another fabulous read from the most beloved series from the 1 New York Times -bestselling author. The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit. An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events?
The answer may lie in the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago. During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows—most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the shadowy bioremediation company that may be behind it.
Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail.
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These seemingly unrelated riddles come together in a stunning showdown on the rocky isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind. A handful of Pitt books over the last decade have been so-so at best, though their last offering, Odessa Sea , was one of their better-received books so far, giving readers plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this one. Crown Jewel by Christopher Reich.
Release Date: March 26th. Who better to connect the crimes, and foil the brilliant plot, than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? From the baccarat tables of the finest casinos to the yachts in the marina, to the private jet company that somehow ties these criminal enterprises together, Simon Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find some way to out-think and out-maneuver villains of every stripe.
One of the most enjoyable, clever, and entertaining new series to come along in years, this sequel to The Take gives readers what they desire most: a hero we can root for, locales we wish were in, and a plot that never lets up. Simon Riske is a really unique character and giving him a second book to flesh him out a bit more was a great move by Reich, who seems to really understand what his fans are looking for. Release Date : March 26th. From the creators of Smallville comes an action-packed debut thriller about a war veteran and CIA officer in the s swept up into a global conspiracy that may prove Hitler is still alive.