“The Last Odyssey,” by James Rollins. In the frozen tundra of Greenland, archaeologists hit upon an amazing find: a medieval ship hidden below the ice. The vessel’s cargo space contains tools of war dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain’s cabin is a map to Tartarus, the Greek name for hell. When word of Tartarus expands, tensions explode in this unstable area where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists pursue war, and civilians endure untold horrors. Whoever possesses the ancient weapons can use their fearsome power to control the future of the human race. Now, Sigma Force must go where people fear to step. To foil a tyrant from sparking a worldwide war, they must span the very gates of hell.

“After Sundown,” by Linda Howard and Linda Jones. Sela Gordon, a bashful store owner, prefers solitude. But if anyone can whittle her protective shell, it’s Ben Jernigan, the handsome, ex-military man who’s been hiding for years in the backwoods of Cove Mountain. But when he warns her that a cataclysmic solar storm—with the ability to pull down the power grids—is coming, Sela must leave her isolation and be the leader the town needs. Living in exile, Ben has learned to look out for No. 1. With a high-tech security system, he’s serious about keeping people at a distance, yet Sela is making it too easy for him to lower his guard. As the panic swells, Sela and Ben discover there’s no more playing it safe in life or in love.

“Across the Way,” by Mary Monroe. When Milton and Yvonne Hamilton became neighbors with Odell and Joyce Watson, it was a fast friendship of shared secrets and secret jealousies. Their tie was bound to blow up, but the Hamiltons won’t quite let the flame die out, even after shocking accusations get them arrested. Odell would do anything to be free of his blackmailing neighbors and recover the peaceful life he and Joyce once had. But Milton and Yvonne always rebound from bad luck, and this time they’ve returned greedier than ever. Pushed past his breaking point, Odell is sure he’s got a strategy to end the scheming for good. But it soon spirals into violence that will shake their quiet community, and change his and Joyce’s life forever.


“One Minute Out,” by Mark Greaney. While on an assignment to Croatia, Court Gentry discovers a human trafficking outfit. The trail leads from the Balkans to Hollywood. Court is determined to shut it down, but the CIA has other ideas. The criminal ringleader has intelligence about a terrorist attack against America. The CIA won’t act until they have that information. It’s a moral balancing act with Court at the pivot point.

“Revenge,” by James Patterson and Andrew Holmes. David Shelley, a former SAS soldier, was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now a civilian living in London, he only wants a quiet existence. But the death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect cancels his plan. The police decree the death a suicide, but the woman’s parents don’t agree. When they learn Emma had fallen into the seedy world of drugs and pornography, the father demands vengeance. But his quest for revenge will take them into a war from which there may be no escape.

“Promised Land,” by Mark Warren. In the Arizona Territory, despite a silver strike, Wyatt Earp returns to law enforcement, posing a new threat to rustlers running wild on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. The Earp brothers make as many enemies as they do allies in a divided community. To be county sheriff, Wyatt negotiates with outlaw informants in his hunt of three wanted men. When the deal falls through, the traitors fear payback from their own, ensuring Earp his place in the history books for his part in a gunfight that erupts behind the O.K. Corral. What follows ensures Earp’s name will forever serve as one standard within the debate of law versus order.

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