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Saturday, March 18, 2017

I'm Back!

I was gone longer than expected. I am sorry about that - I tried hard but they just let me come back full time this week. Therefore, I have to quickly tell you all about the April titles as I only have 2 posts left to talk about them.

I am going to start with the big name authors who have titles coming out in April. Most of these you probably know about but just in case, I will fill you in.

David Baldacci has The Fix coming out on April 18. This is going to be the third in the Amos Decker series. Decker was a football player who became a detective who received a hard blow to his head which made his memory exceptional. Here, he witnesses a very confusing murder. Neither the victim or the killer seem to have any connection. When someone from the Defense Intelligence Agency tells him to get off the case, Decker has trouble following the order.

Steve Berry has The Lost Order coming out on April 4. His series features Cotton Malone who is a former federal agent who became a rare book dealer. Here, Cotton deals with the highly secret Knights of the Golden Circle who buried a lot of gold around the US. Somehow this is all connected to the Smithsonian Institution. There are those who want the gold for the money and those who want to keep it for it's historical significance. I think you know what side Cotton is on.

Mary Higgins Clark has All By Myself Alone also coming on April 4. Clark has always written the soft romantic suspense. In this work, Celia Kilbride escapes to a cruise ship when her husband-to-be is arrested right before the wedding. She was hired to lecture on her area of expertise, gems and jewelry. One of her friends on the cruise, Lady Emily Haywood, is murdered and her emerald necklace is missing. Who else could investigate?????

Jeffery Deaver has The Burial Hour coming on April 11. This is in his Lincoln Rhyme series. Rhymes, a quadriplegic, relies on Detective Amelia Sachs to be his legs. This work has an 8 year old girl witnessing the kidnapping of a businessman from NYC's Upper East Side. Then when a similar kidnapping occurs in Italy - police are stymied and call on Rhymes and Sachs.

Iris Johansen has No Easy Target coming on April 25. Margaret Douglas, an animal psychic, has appeared in prior works by Johansen but here, she has a story of her own. Douglas goes on the run from an enemy from her past but soon realizes that her strengths lie in hunting  - not escaping.

John Sandford has Golden Prey coming on April 25. Lucas Davenport has a new job - he is a U.S. Marshal who is free to investigate any case he wants. Occasionally, people high up might ask for his involvement but he is used to identify the handiwork of criminals. Now he is caught between a drug cartel and the criminals who stole from them.

Lisa Scottoline has One Perfect Lie coming out on April 11. I am not exactly sure what to say about this one. It follows a community's high school and baseball team. It involves 3 boys on the team and their families and a new assistant baseball coach/government teacher. It leads you down a path of a possible terror plot. I really like Scottoline as she often throws in those lines of humor when things get really dark. Get ready for a roller coaster ride, she can also pull your emotional strings.

Lastly for today, Stuart Woods has Fast and Loose coming out on April 18. It is another in the Stone Barrington series. This is actually the 41st in the series - that is quite a haul. Here Stone is enjoying an excursion on his yacht off the Maine coast when someone bumps into him - or rather his boat - literally. The people on the other boat are members of a prestigious family who can actually use his help. Stone delightfully assists them in their problem and gains an enemy who wants to blow up his house for his interference. Will Stone stand for that?

OK - I promise - no more absences for the foreseeable future. Enjoy.

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