With the advent of August, drought conditions are seeing new releases drying up some, though there do seem to be some drops of teachable moments in nonfiction.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson
In The Girl Who Played with Fire, Swedish author Stieg Larsson's second posthumously published novel, Lisbeth Salander — the she’s-a-rebel computer hacker who aided journalist Mikael Blomkvist unearth a serial killer on a remote Swedish island in the author’s acclaimed debut The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — becomes the focus of this second entry in his Millennium Trilogy. In this follow-up, Blomkvist decides to run a story that will expose a wide-ranging sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden in which not only two investigating reporters are murdered, but in which, inexplicably, the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth. As Blomkvist, seemingly alone with belief in Salander’s innocence, delves into an inquiry of the homicides, Salander herself is drawn into a hunt where she is the prey, where she is compelled to revisit her dark past. Promises to be an enthralling thriller, a complex page-turner.
The final volume in the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, is scheduled for a 2010 U.S. publication. Though Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004, never seeing any of his books in print, all three were subsequently published in Scandinavia and continental Europe to great acclaim. He left behind the unfinished manuscript for a fourth book in the series.
Hot Pursuit (Troubleshooters Series #15)
by Suzanne Brockmann
The Last Bridge
by Teri Coyne
by Joyce Maynard
Daniel X: Watch the Skies
by James Patterson, Ned Rust (Artist)