If you like James Patterson...
- The Scarecrow
by Michael Connelly
Pursuing a big story in anticipation of his imminent layoff, Los Angeles reporter Jack McEvoy investigates the murder confession of a teen drug dealer and realizes that the youth may be innocent, a discovery that pits him against a killer operating below police radar with an uncanny knowledge of his enemies.
- The Pallbearers
by Stephen J. Cannell
After Walter "Pop" Dix, the director of the orphanage where Shane Scully grew up, dies of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound, Shane and five other former orphanage residents are named as pallbearers, but the six of them don't think it was suicide.
- Iron River
by Parker T. Jefferson
Charlie Hood runs the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river--the massive and illegal flow of firearms that fuels the cartel wars south of the border--and soon finds a disturbing personal connection.
- Money to Burn: A Novel of Suspense
by James Grippando
In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours—perhaps even minutes.
- The Neighbor
by Lisa Gardner
A young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.
- Dog Tags
by David Rosenfelt
Dog-loving lawyer Andy Carpenter plunges into a high profile murder case in which a rogue German shepherd police dog may be the only hope for its owner, an Iraq war vet and former-cop-turned-thief accused of murder.
- Capitol Betrayal
by William Bernhardt
Serving in the White House Special Counsel office when a foreign dictator infiltrates the U.S.'s ballistic missile computer system, Ben Kincaid races to prevent a nuclear crisis while the vice president calls the president's sanity into question.
- Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception
by Eric Van Lustbader
A follow-up to The Bourne Sanction finds Jason Bourne badly injured in an ambush possibly orchestrated by the mysterious Arkadin, an event for which Bourne fakes his death and assumes a new identity while endeavoring to assist another team's investigation into a missile attack that resulted in a passenger plane crash.
Compiled by Forbes Library Staff | Summaries from ContentCafe | November 2010