New book titles for adult readers
John Grisham’s new novel, “Calico Joe” is thrilling but it’s what happens off the field that makes it a classic. This novel, set in the world of Major League Baseball is surprising and a moving story of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption in true Grisham fashion. “The Innocent” by David Baldacci begins with a hit gone wrong. When Will Robie is called upon to eliminate a target and thinks it doesn’t seem right, he refuses to kill making himself a target. Stuart Woods has released another book in the Stone Barrington series, “Unnatural Acts.” From Manhattan’s paneled law offices to luxurious penthouse lofts, the trail of entrapment and murder leads to a shocking act the no one would have anticipated.
Iris Johansen brings back character Catherine Ling from “Chasing The Night” to her latest novel, “What Doesn’t Kill You.” Catherine was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. As a street kid, she learned survival by trading information. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA. Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about. Iris Johansen is at her page-turning best in this novel.
Queen of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark has written her most astonishing novel yet, “The Lost Years.” Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found a rare parchment letter than may have been written by Jesus Christ, which was stolen from the Vatican in the 1500s. Within days, Jonathan is shot in his study. “The Lost Years” is at once a breathless murder mystery as well as a hunt for the treasured letter.