FOUNTAIN by John Medler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An action-packed, easy-to-read and timely novel that might make readers wash their hands a bit more often. "
Bioterrorism and ancient Mayan folklore come together in this lengthy but entertaining second thriller from Medler (Quatrain, 2011). Read full book review >
ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Starts slow but eventually picks up steam."
Waters' debut novel explores a future in which fertile women have devolved into a scarce and precious commodity. This is the first of a two-part story arc. The sequel, Prototype, will be released six months after this book is published. Read full book review >

FRIEND ME by John Faubion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"The book captures well our insidious addiction to social media, but the novel's pace is slowed by morality lessons and a predictable conclusion."
Advances in social media technology beg the question "Who's watching?" So, watch out. Read full book review >
DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nicely paced action, but Parsons clumsily sidesteps the most obvious solution to the evil GG problem, vastly weakening the book."
Parsons, a surgeon, writes a convincing thriller about a med student who's a bad apple and the evil game in which she engages at a major medical school and teaching hospital. Read full book review >
UNDER YOUR SKIN by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A decent story and probably Durrant's best to date, but her decision not to explain the plethora of British references could prove a distraction to American readers."
Durrant, whose work includes novels aimed at both children and adults, returns with a dark psychological thriller that's very different from her forays into chick lit. Read full book review >

CAUGHT by Lisa Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An interesting but often ungainly attempt to blend mood piece and page-turner."
An escaped prisoner, locked up for a drug deal gone bad, hopes for a few lucky breaks across Canada and South America. Read full book review >
REDDEVIL 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Most of the author's characters spend a disproportionate hunk of the story in states of confusion, a state that will be shared by many of the novel's readership."
Neurosurgeon and biomedical engineer Leuthardt leans on his medical background in this futuristic debut thriller. Read full book review >
CELL by Robin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A disappointing attempt to link medicine and technology."
Cook's latest thriller (Nano, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
DO OR DIE by Suzanne Brockmann
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Enthralling and breathtaking."
Attorney Phoebe Kruger is tasked with negotiating client Ian Dunn's prison release, against his will, so he can rescue two kidnapped children, not realizing that doing so will set events in motion that will threaten dozens of lives—and a few hearts. Read full book review >
THE KING'S MARAUDER by Dewey Lambdin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Great fun on every page, and with more over the horizon."
Another rollicking Lewrie adventure of iron men in wooden ships from Lambdin (Hostile Shores, 2013, etc.) Read full book review >
SNIPER by Vaughn C. Hardacker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Hardacker handles the action and the characters well and ties things together in a suspenseful manner."
Random killings are bait to draw a Boston detective to the killing ground in this cop-vs.-military thriller. Read full book review >
LION PLAYS ROUGH by Lachlan Smith
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

""We're lawyers, not private detectives," Leo's boss, Jeanie, Teddy's ex-wife, tells him. In his sophomore outing, though, Leo shines a lot more brightly as a private detective than as a lawyer."
Now that he's solved the shooting that left his brother Teddy seriously disabled (Bear Is Broken, 2013), Oakland attorney Leo Maxwell is ready to juggle a trio of cases that put him on the hot seat. Read full book review >