From author Trudy Nan Boyce, whose police procedural debut was
hailed as "authentic" (NYTBR) and "exceptional"
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), returns with a stunning
prequel to the Detective Salt series, the story behind the case
that earned Salt her promotion to homicide.
In this stirring, life-affirming debut novel, a young woman must
reconcile her past with its far-reaching consequences on her quest
I think about this a lot lately, trying to figure out how I got
here. I trace my life back in time, looking for all those places in
the past where, if I could change one key detail, I would never
have seen what I saw or done what I did that terrible February
From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the
extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.
Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in
Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in
New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured
man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward.
Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara
Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best
hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she
nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a
local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker
knows something he doesn't.
Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse
shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of
race and power in his small town and the relationship between the
white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep
In Ostia, a depressed coastal settlement twenty miles from the
powerful and corrupt city of Rome, a mighty local crime family, the
Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements
battle each other for a billion-dollar payoff.
During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, a massive
development proposal that will turn Ostia into a gambling
paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way
through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of
politicians in the pay of crime syndicates with vested interests.