It is the start of a brand new year which brings with it some brand new books. Some things don’t seem to change, and therefore we have not one but two new books from James Patterson this month, as well as a new Danielle Steel novel. James Lee Burke returns with New Iberia Blues, his 22nd Dave Robicheaux novel and Fiona Barton follows the success of The Child and The Widow with The Suspect, another psychological thriller featuring reporter Kate Waters. January appears to be a publishing month for the tried-and-true heavy weights, as this month also includes new books from James Rollins and John Lescroart.
James Patterson and Candice Fox are back together with the third book in their Harriet Blue series. In this title, detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop who has gone very bad. In one week she has committed theft, fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer and is now on the run from the law herself, all because of one man. Regan Banks killed the only person in the world who mattered to Harriet and now he is after her too but Harriet won’t stop until Regan pays for what he did.
Patterson is also releasing The House next door in January which is a compilation of three thrillers in one book. The three books included are: The House next door with Susan DiLallo, The Killer’s wife with Max DiLallo and We.are.not.alone with Tim Arnold.
Four top American trauma surgeons, each with their own personal life challenges, are given the opportunity to study with four Parisian surgeons in a mass-casualty training program in Paris. When an act of mass violence forces them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before–with consequences that will last a lifetime.
Dismas Hardy must defend his long-time assistant Phyllis in this 18th Hardy novel. When Phyllis suddenly disappears, Hardy discovers her dangerous life helping to move illegal immigrants through the underground. When Phyllis reappears, she is suddenly facing murder charges for the death of human trafficker Hector Valdez who died on the same day Phyllis disappeared. With evidence piling up against her and the new DA determined to convict Phyllis and smear Hardy’s firm and name, Hardy must quickly uncover the truth before he and Phyllis are both destroyed.
In this newest Sigma Force novel, Sigma Force races to save one of their own. Commander Pierce returns home on Christmas Eve to find his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing along with his best friend Monk’s two daughters and Monk’s wife unconscious on the floor. The disappearance appears to be connected to the massacre of five female scientists in Poland who had been working on groundbreaking AI research. Kat is the only person who was a witness but in her semi-comatose state she is unable to answer questions…until a neurologist offers to “unlock” her mind. What they learn from Kat sends them on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history–a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches.