Thrillers: Oct. 2023, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

From Cornwell to Deaver to Patterson. 

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Cameron, Marc. Tom Clancy Command and Control. Putnam. (Jack Ryan Novel, Bk. 23). Nov. 2023. 496p. ISBN 9780593422847. $29.95. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Connelly, Michael. Resurrection Walk. Little, Brown. Nov. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9780316563765. $30. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable. THRILLER

Cornwell, Patricia. Unnatural Death. Grand Central. (Kay Scarpetta). Nov. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9781538743164. $30. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable. THRILLER

Cussler, Dirk. Clive Cussler The Corsican Shadow. Putnam. (Dirk Pitt Adventure, Bk. 27). Nov. 2023. 432p. ISBN 9780593544174. $29.95. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Deaver, Jeffery. The Watchmaker’s Hand. Putnam. (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk. 16). Nov. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9780593422113. $29. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Ledwidge, Michael. The Girl in the Vault: A Thriller. Hanover Square: Harlequin. Nov. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9781335455086. $30. CD. THRILLER

Macmillan, Gilly. The Manor House. Morrow. Nov. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780063074385. $30. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Patterson, James. Cross Out: An Alex Cross Thriller. Little, Brown. (Alex Cross, Bk. 29). Nov. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780316402484. $30. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable. THRILLER

Pitoniak, Anna. The Helsinki Affair. S. & S. Nov. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9781668014745. $27.99. THRILLER

Singh, Nalini. There Should Have Been Eight. Berkley. Nov. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780593549766. $28. THRILLER

In Cameron’s Tom Clancy Command and Control, a coup erupts when President Jack Ryan flies to Colombia to support its embattled president, and soon the Russians are taking advantage by planning to assassinate Ryan. Asked to represent a woman convicted of killing her husband, a sheriff’s deputy, defense attorney Mickey Haller calls on retired LAPD Detective Harry Bosch for help in Connelly’s Resurrection Walk (750,000-copy first printing). Following a particularly bloody Halloween, Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta investigates not one Unnatural Death but two, and the couple involved were about to be busted for cybercrimes (400,000-copy first printing). Author of Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Seam and coauthor of eight previous Dirk Pitt adventures, Cussler returns for more adventure with Clive Cussler The Corsican Shadow. In Deaver’s The Watchmaker’s Hand, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs get busy after a deadly crane collapse in New York City; a political group claims responsibility and threatens further sabotage if their demands go unmet. In The Girl in the Vault, from long-standing Patterson coauthor Ledwidge, Wall Street intern Faye Walker’s dreams come crashing down after a nasty betrayal, but she comes up with a pretty fierce backup plan (50,000-copy first printing). Having won the lottery, childhood sweethearts Nicole and Tom live luxuriously in a custom-built Glass Barn on the grounds of a Gloucestershire Manor House, and all’s well until Tom is found floating dead in the pool; following the New York Times best-selling Macmillan’s The Long Weekend (100,00-copy first printing). When a plane crashes on a DC runway, brought down by a remote-controlled Vietnam War–era machine gun, Dr. Alex Cross and Det. John Sampson are called on to help prevent more violence in Patterson’s Cross Out (500,000-copy first printing). Ignored by CIA high-ups when she warns them about the possible assassination of a U.S. senator, agent Amanda Cole is quickly asked to investigate when the killing actually takes place in Pitoniak’s The Helsinki Affair; what’s worse, she finds evidence that her agent father might be implicated. Forsaking her New York Times best-selling paranormal romance series to write a third thriller, Singh convenes seven friends in a rundown house with expectations of a confession—because There Should Have Been Eight.

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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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