|Act of War: A Thriller, Brad Thor
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem–no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.
|Nantucket Sisters: A Novel, Nancy Thayer
When Maggie and Emily meet as girls on the Nantucket beach, they are instant best friends–even though Emily’s mother would much prefer she play with the daughters of senators and statesmen than a seamstress’s kid like Maggie. But after many golden summers spent building sandcastles and sharing their dreams for the future, Emily and Maggie grow apart … It seems they have little in common–until Cameron Chadwick appears on the island.
|I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller, Terry Hayes
Pilgrim is the code name for a world class and legendary secret agent. His adversary is known only as the Saracen. As a young boy, the Saracen saw his dissident father beheaded in a Saudi Arabian public square, creating a burning desire to destroy the special relationship between the US and the Kingdom. When a woman’s body is found in a seedy hotel near Ground Zero, the techniques are pulled from a cult classic of forensic science that Pilgrim wrote under a pen name. In offering the NYPD assistance with the case, Pilgrim gets pulled back into the intelligence underground.
|Loot: How to Steal a Fortune, Jude Watson
When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to “find jewels” and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had–and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
|The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill, Megan Frazer Blakemore
Hazel Kaplansky and new student Samuel Butler investigate rumors that a Russian spy has infiltrated their small Vermont town, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, but more is revealed than they could ever have imagined.
|Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book, Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger
A chance encounter between geeky Wylder Wallace and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto’s Comicon results in the pair winding up inside a steampunk comic book. As they search for a portal back to the real world, the comic book story goes on around them, with every page turn sending them to a thrilling and often dangerous new setting.
|The Miniature World of Marvin & James, Elise Broach
When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.
|Soccer on Sunday, Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie search for the fourth secret of greatness for Merlin the Magician in Mexico City at the 1970 World Cup Games. They hope to learn something new from soccer player great, Pele.
|Flat Stanley and the Firehouse, Lori Haskins Houran
When Stanley’s fire safety poster wins a contest, he gets to visit a firehouse, where he climbs onto a real fire truck, slides down the fire pole, and helps out in a real emergency.