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August Hot Picks: Catch up on James Patterson, Danielle Steel and Fern Michaels with Queens Library

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The temperature is cooling down, but things are heating up in the world of literature! Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that you can feel the heat. August is bringing a lot of great titles that will keep you on your toes until the very end of the book, which is the perfect way to finish out the carefree feel of summer.

While the summer is winding down, Queens Library has the hottest titles written by best-selling authors that are ready to borrow so you can wind down with a good book. Here are month’s latest selections…

Bullseye

Bullseye
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Street Date: Aug. 1, 2016

A snowstorm hits Manhattan, allowing the perfect cover for a highly trained team of assassins to stalk their prey. When the president of the United States comes to New York for a summit with his Russian counterpart at the United Nations, Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into service to find the source of the threat that could tear this country apart.

Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator
by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
Street Date: Aug. 2, 2016

When Stone Barrington, lawyer/private investigator, gets called to Washington by President Kate Lee, it becomes clear to him that he can’t provide the help needed in this potentially disastrous situation. Who does Stone call upon for help? Ex-CIA master of disguise Teddy Fay, a man not known for abiding by legal niceties while in pursuit of his brand of justice.

Sweet Tomorrows

Sweet Tomorrows
by Debbie Macomber
Street Date: Aug. 2, 2016

Nine months ago, Mark Taylor left Cedar Grove to right a wrong from his past. Although he confessed his love to her, Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s going to come back and starts to move on and date other people until she receives shocking news. Meanwhile, Emily Gaffney (a teacher who is staying at the inn while looking for a new home) starts to open herself up to new opportunities with love.

Insidious

Insidious
by Catherine Coulter
Street Date: Aug. 9, 2016

Venus Rasmussen, an 86-year-old powerful, wealthy social icon, believes she is being poisoned. When she’s visited by FBI Agents Savich and Sherlock, someone tries to shoot her in broad daylight. It’s up to Savich and Sherlock to find out who is trying to murder Venus, and the danger may be closer than they expected.

Damaged

Damaged
by Lisa Scottoline
Street Date: Aug. 16, 2016

Mary DiNunzio is putting everything on the line for 10-year-old Patrick O’Brien, a boy who is accused of attacking a school aide. However, there is more than meets the eye to the story and Patrick may be more troubled than he appears. With family secrets surfacing, Mary DiNunzio may have found the case that will either make her a protector or break her heart.

Curious Minds

Curious Minds
by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Street Date: Aug. 16, 2016

Riley Moon is a graduate of Harvard Business and Harvard Law and has landed her dream job as a junior analyst for Blane-Gruwald — or at least she thought it was her dream job until she starts babysitting Emerson Knight. Emerson is introverted, eccentric, and has no social skills; if he wasn’t brilliant, rich and handsome he would be homeless. However, a look into some missing funds from his account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold and a life-and-death race across the country.

First Star I See Tonight

First Star I See Tonight
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Street Date*: Aug. 23, 2016

What happens when a young detective goes head to head with a sports hero? Piper Dove’s first assignment is to follow Cooper Graham, and when she’s spotted by him, he’s not happy. When Piper ends up working for him and finds that his life is in danger, she’s determined to give Cooper the protection he doesn’t think he needs.

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn
by Fern Michaels
Street Date*: Aug. 30, 2016

The Sisterhood, a law firm in Washington, D.C., is united in helping those who are unable to help themselves. But they’re about to take on the law office of Queen, King, Bishop and Rook, known as the Chessmen. The Chessmen have believed themselves to be above the law for so long, but can their dirty practices take on the smarts of the Sisterhood?

Rushing Waters

Rushing Waters
by Danielle Steel
Street Date*: Aug. 30, 2016

New York City is about to be struck by Hurricane Ophelia. A day of chaos is about to ensue while lives and belongings will be swept away. In a matter of hours, six people (as well as their friends, families and millions of New Yorkers) will face the horrific flooding unleashed by the storm.

A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning
by Louise Penny
Street Date*: Aug. 30, 2016

When an intricate, old map is found in the walls of a local bistro, no one seems phased by its existence. It’s given to Armand Gamache as a gift on his first day of work, which leads to secrets revealed about an old friend and older adversary. Armand must to go places even he’s afraid to go to get answers.

*Street dates can be subject to change depending upon the book’s publisher.

For these bestsellers and more, visit the Queens Library website.

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