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  • 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

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