At the start of the pseudonymous Andrews's With its third installment, after Aphrodite (2003) and Midas (2005), the Justin Westwood series seems to be settling in for a long run. Westwood, the troubled small-town police chief, is faced with a case that is a touch too personal for his liking: a Wall Street bigwig has been murdered, and Westwood happens to have been between the sheets with the victim's wife at the time.
War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods in Northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a hungry grizzly bear.
Picking up directly where the first installment, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, left off, Mackay's gripping and surprisingly poignant second book in his Glasgow Trilogy traces the downward spiral of 62-year-old gunman Frank MacLeod's career. Frank, considered the best in the city with an impressive body count in his wake, has been on the mend following hip surgery, but he's eager to get back to doing what he does best: killing people.
It's the Cold War and the CIA is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated, and anti-Communist plots are being cut short in ruthlessly efficient fashion. The CIA director knows any news of the traitor, whose code name is Protocol, would be a national embarrassment and compromise the entire agency. 4/12
The Organ Broker is the thrilling story of an underground black market organ dealer known as "New York Jack." For eighteen years Jack has been a "transplant tourism director," sending wealthy Americans and Europeans in need of kidneys and other organs to third world countries where they would buy them from transplant centers on the take.