From Heather Graham to Scott Turow: Veteran Thrills, Sept. 2022, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

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Graham, Heather. Voice of Fear. Mira: Harlequin. Sept. 2022. (Krewe of Hunters, Bk. 38). 336p. ISBN 9780778387183. $28.99; pap. ISBN 9780778386544. $9.99. THRILLER/PARANORMAL

Johansen, Iris. Captive. Grand Central. (Eve Duncan, Bk. 29). Sept. 2022. 432p. ISBN 9781538726297. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Lupica, Mike. Robert B. Parker’s Untitled. (Jesse Stone, Bk. 21). Putnam. Sept. 2022. 368p. ISBN 9780593540275. $29. THRILLER

Maden, Mike. Clive Cussler's Hellburner. (Oregon Files, Bk. 16). Putnam. Sept. 2022. 400p. ISBN 9780593540640. $29. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Patterson, James & Brendan DuBois. Blowback. Little, Brown. Sept. 2022. 512p. ISBN 9780316499637. $29. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Turow, Scott. Suspect. Grand Central. Sept. 2022. 464p. ISBN 9781538706329. $29. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

In Voice of Fear, the latest in Graham’s long-running paranormal romantic suspense series, FBI agent Jordan Wallace worries about new partner Patrick’s special gift of getting into another’s mind—can he read her thoughts?—but must learn to trust him as they hunt for a nasty killer (400,000-copy paperback and 10,000-copy hardcover first printing). In Johansen’s Captive, Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane, is happily married to Seth Caleb, but his troubled past means threats from a psychopath. Paradise police chief Jesse Stone returns in Mike Lupica’s Untitled new Robert Parker thriller, though what happens next has yet to be revealed. In Maden’s Clive Cussler’s Hellburner, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon crew face a particularly violent drug-smuggling criminal syndicate that has been passed down from father to son for generations. In Patterson and Dubois’s Blowback, Liam Grey and Noa Himel are upended when President Keegan Barrett orders them to help execute his secret power grab; as CIA special agents, they must follow the president’s directives but are sworn to uphold the Constitution. In Turow’s Suspect, Clarice “Pinky” Granum—granddaughter of Turow stalwart Sandy Stern—is working second-tier cases as a private investigator and trying to recoup from the mistakes of a mislaid life when she’s asked to help Highland Isle police chief Lucia Gomez, who has been accused of soliciting sex from three male police officers in exchange for promotions.

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Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; winner of ALA's Louis Shores Award for reviewing; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle, which awarded her its inaugural Service Award in 2023.

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