Best of BARD: August 2016

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James Patterson. The name so nice we put it on the list twice. Sometimes I wonder what the Top Five would look like if I did not include James Patterson…but that would be false, and this is America. And in America, James Patterson is King. The throne is solidly in place with a dominant performance, as the King holds court over his minions named Coben, Evanovich, and Woods – normally quite dominant names indeed, but not in this hallowed ground. As we saw in August, we are all about the latest and greatest, as all of these books are fresh off the shelves and into the earbuds. Just how we like ’em, coming in hot. We’ll catch you next time on the Best of.

Cross Kill: An Alex Cross Story
James Patterson
DB 85070
Killer Gary Soneji, last seen in Along Came a Spider (DB 35894), has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive A ghost Or something even more sinister Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben
DB 84266 / CL 16003 
Maya Burkett, a former army captain who suffers from PTSD, has just buried her murdered husband when she sees him on her nanny cam. Meanwhile, she investigates why her sister–who worked for Maya’s husband–was shot down four months earlier with the same gun. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2016.

Let’s Play Make-Believe
James Patterson
DB 85068
Both divorced, Christy and Martin don’t believe in love at first sight. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe–a game that’s about to go too far. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Pursuit: A Fox and O’Hare Novel
Janet Evanovich
DB 84785 / CL 16167
When con man Nicholas Fox is kidnapped off a beach in Hawaii, his undercover partner, FBI agent Kate O’Hare, goes after him. She and Nick will face off against a Serbian ex-military officer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Stuart Woods' Dishonorable IntentionsDishonorable Intentions: A Stone Barrington Novel
Stuart Woods
DB 84791 / CL 16307
In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone Barrington and his latest lady remain just one step ahead of a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle to the achievement of his goals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.