New General Fiction Books

Target: Alex Cross / James Patterson. cover
A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire career. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?
Tom Clancy oath of office / Marc Cameron. cover
Marine officer. CIA analyst. President. Jack Ryan has devoted his life to protecting the United States. What if this time, he can't? President Ryan and the Campus return in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
Tony's wife : a novel / Adriana Trigiani. cover
"Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore before World War II. Chi Chi is a talented and ambitious singer-songwriter working in a local blouse factory looking for her big break, while Saverio, a singer already on the rise, is fronting a touring band and has the good looks and smooth vocals that make success seem assured. It isn't long before Saverio becomes Tony Arma and he and Chi Chi form a duo; together they navigate the glamorous worlds of nightclubs, radio, and television. Soon they're married and all goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put ambition aside to build a family and which will pursue a career? What compromises will they make to achieve their dreams? And on the road to fame and fortune, how will they cope with the impact these compromises have on their marriage, family, and themselves?" -- Amazon.com.
Beauchamp Hall : a novel / Danielle Steel. cover
"Beauchamp Hall is a spellbinding new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless #1 New York Times bestsellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers"-- Provided by publisher.
A Duke changes everything / Christy Carlyle. cover
Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemens club in England. But when Nicks cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the life hes built in London. But theres one obstaclethe exquisite Thomasina Thorne.
The duke that I marry / Cathy Maxwell. cover
Willa Reverly, a headstrong heiress who has been on the shelf a little too long, has vowed to marry only for love, so she refuses a marriage of convenience with the new Duke of Camberly, but he is determined to win her.
The Museum of Modern Love / Heather Rose. cover
"Arky Levin has reached a creative dead end. Guilty and restless after an unexpected separation from his wife, almost by chance he stumbles upon an art exhibit that will change his life. Based on a real piece of performance art, the installation that the fictional Arky Levin discovers is inexplicably powerful. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art sit across a table from artist Marina Abramović for as short or long a period of time as they choose. Although some go in skeptical, almost all leave moved. And the participants are not the only ones to find themselves changed by this unusual experience: Arky finds himself returning daily to watch others with Abramović. As the performance unfolds over the course of 75 days, so too does Arky. As he bonds with other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do"-- Provided by publisher.
Ghost virus / Graham Masterton. cover
A young woman pours acid over her own body. A loving husband kills his wife. A headteacher throws her pupils out of a window. DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of Tooting Police are at a loss. Why are such violent crimes being committed by the most unlikely of people? A DEADLY VIRUS Ordinary Londoners are being infected with an insatiable lust to murder . All of the killers were wearing second-hand clothes. Could these garments be possessed by a supernatural force? THE DEATH COUNT IS MULTIPLYING... Can Jerry and Jamila defeat the ghost virus , before they are all infected?
A ladder to the sky : a novel / John Boyne. cover
Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel.
Wolves of Eden : a novel / Kevin McCarthy. cover
"A saga of loyalty and survival in the vast, severe American West. Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as farm laborers, they reenlist in the army and are thrown into ferocious combat with Red Cloud's coalition of Indian tribes in the heart of Montana's Powder River Valley. Thomas finds love amidst the daily carnage--which leads to a moment of violence that will change the brothers' lives forever. Meanwhile, following a double murder in an illicit brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy sets off to track down the killers. As he journeys to a remote outpost, he meets Irish nationalist rebels and anti-immigrant nativists who prove to be violently opposed to his investigations. Wolves of Eden blends intimate historical detail and emotional acuity in a haunting narrative that explores timeless themes of morality, the resilience of the human spirit, and the injustice implicit in warfare"-- Provided by publisher.
Mass effect Andromeda. Annihilation / Catherynne M. Valente. cover
"The Quarian ark Keelah Si'yah sails toward the Andromeda galaxy, carrying 20,000 colonists from sundry races including the drell, the elcor, and the batarians. Thirty years from their destination, a routine check reveals drell lying dead in their pods, and a deadly pathogen on board. Soon, the disease is jumping species, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no accident. It's murder, and the perpetrator is still on board. The ship's systems rapidly degrade, and panic spreads among the colonists, for the virus yields a terrible swelling of the brain that causes madness, hallucinations, and dreadful violence. If the ship's crew can't restore their technology and find a cure, the Keelah Si'yah will never make it to the Nexus."--Page 4 of cover
Evening in paradise : more stories / Lucia Berlin. cover
With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts stories from the everyday.