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“Outsider,” by Linda Castillo. One winter day Amish widower Adam Lengacher comes upon a car accident that has an unconscious woman inside. When he calls Kate Burkholder to come to the scene, she recognizes the driver: fellow cop Gina Colorosa. Kate discovers Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer. Gina says she’s innocent, that she was set up by crooked cops who want her gone because she was going to report them for misconduct. With rumors of police corruption flying and the threat of vigilante cops, Kate will not only have to keep herself and Gina alive, but rethink her beliefs on friendship and law enforcement.

“Northernmost,” by Peter Geye. 1897 Norway. A disastrous trip to the Artic has Odd Einar Eide’s wife believing him dead. When he returns home—just in time for his funeral—he finds his wife unenthusiastic over his reappearance. She has been lying awake nights fretting over Eide’s fate, and that of daughter Thea, who’d relocated to America and has yet to write to say she is alright. More than a century later, in Minnesota, Greta Nansen, a descendant of Thea, journeys to Norway, where her husband works, to end their marriage. Yet, when Greta arrives in Norway, she travels instead to the town where Thea was born.

“The Hooligans,” by P.T. Deutermann. Patrol torpedo (PT) boats were the irksome antagonist of the Japanese navy, nicknamed “the mosquito fleet” for their bold attacks against warships, tankers and transport ships. Following Pearl Harbor, Lincoln Anderson, a young surgical resident, joins the U.S. Navy. He is sent to Guadalcanal and finds himself triaging hundreds of injured soldiers. Eventually Anderson is reassigned to a PT boat and in battle after battle, the crew take on Japanese submarines, ships and destroyers. In the end, Anderson must lead several boats in a forlorn hope mission against Japanese battleships, where he will discover his true self.

“Squeeze Me,” by Carl Hiaasen. A well-known socialite, Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons, who happens to be an ardent champion of the President and member of his fan club, the Potussies, has disappeared while attending a ritzy party. When Kiki Pew is found dead in a concrete grave, panic ensues. The President blames Kiki Pew’s death on immigrants, despite no evidence. Meanwhile, something odd is found in the middle of the road, bringing the First Lady’s motorcade to a stop. Enter Angie Armstrong, a wildlife wrangler, who is asked to battle the sudden arrival of large and ravenous pythons.

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“Kings Falling,” by Ronnie Kendig. On an assignment to recover the Book of the Wars, Leif Metcalfe and his team are sidetracked by a prophecy that portends of a group who will destroy the enemies of the ArC. As Leif and his group attempt to stop them, danger edges closer to home. The repercussions could tear them apart.

“The Valley of Vanishing Herds,” by W.C. Tuttle. Hashknife Hartley is asked by the Cattlemen’s Association to locate Henry Webster at Antelope Flats. Hashknife and his cohort, Sleepy Stevens, take up the task and, while there, meet Alexander Hamilton Montgomery, a young playwright and son of a wealthy Wall Street tycoon. A bank robbery complicates things, but with Montgomery pitching in, Hashknife and Sleepy save the day, bringing peace to the small Arizona town.

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