Must reads for June include mystery, adventure and thrillers to start your summer. Happy reading!
That Old Scoundrel Death: A Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery
Texas sheriff Dan Rhodes tackles a final mystery involving an unidentified victim at a school demolition site, a band of dimwitted hoodlums, and a paranoid detective.
The Black Ascot
An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done.
The Kingdom of Copper
S. A. Chakraborty
The sequel to S. A. Chakraborty's brilliantly imagined fantasy The City of Brass, which #1 New York Times bestelling author Sabaa Tahir called "the best adult fantasy I've read since The Name of the Wind", in which a young con artist drawn into the kingdom of the djinn must navigate her way through their dangerous world of magic, court politics, and ever-shifting alliances.
The Gray Man deals in death with mathematical precision, but this time he may finally find himself on the wrong side of the equation in this blistering thriller from New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney. Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. The mysterious passenger is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land at an isolated airbase in the UK, they are attacked by a hostile force that kidnaps the prisoner. Gentry, the lone survivor, is ordered to track down the assassins and rescue the asset.
The Enemy of My Enemy: A Clandestine Operations novel
W. E. B. Griffin
Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet KGB can lead to strange bedfellows, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and t he Cold War.
Everybody loves Ian Ludlow's action novels - especially the CIA - because the spies know something the public doesn't: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet - a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States. What Ian doesn't know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he's an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster.
Traitor: A thriller
Jonathan De Shalit
In the exhilarating tradition of I Am Pilgrim comes a sprawling, international high-stakes thriller that pits the intelligence of one man against one of the most successful spies ever to operate agai nst American interests. When a young Israeli walks into an American embassy and offers to betray his country for money and power, he has no idea that the CIA agent interviewing him is a Russian mole.