Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer 2012 Dutton Reads

Long Awaited

The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards (8/16/12)
After thirty years of writing, in 2008, Selden Edwards burst on to the literary scene with The Little Book, a masterpiece which critics, booksellers and readers fell in love with instantly making it a national bestseller. Now a mere four years later, he is back with The Lost Prince, a breathtaking story about a love that is capable of bridging unfathomable distances.  With vivid fin de siècle Vienna scenes, The Lost Prince is truly magical and equal in scope to its predecessor.

The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen (8/21/12)
We introduced one of the hottest international Scandinavian crime writers to the US for the first time last year with Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Keeper of Lost Causes. The Absent One continues Adler-Olsen’s bestselling series about the deeply flawed, brilliant chief Detective, Carl Møerk and his enigmatic assistant, Assad, the mismatched team who run Copenhagen’s new cold cases division, Department Q. Find out what thriller fans world-wide are talking about with The Absent One.

Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong (7/24/12)
It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong introduced us all to the real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, vampires, and more. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the novel her fans have been clamoring for: The epic finale of the Otherworld series. This is the urban fantasy release of the summer.

Summer Love

Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood (7/7/12)
In this hot new contemporary romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood, a detective and a lawyer are falling in love—and making a federal case out of it. When IRS attorney Olivia MacKenzie is on the hunt to reveal an elaborate Ponzi scheme, her life becomes endangered. Smart enough to know when to call for reinforcements, she contacts Grayson Kincaid.  Together they make an excellent team to fight corruption but Olivia is also fighting the intense attraction she feels for Agent Kincaid, and that may be a battle she is bound to lose.


For Your Dad

 Hard Country by Michael McGarrity (5/10/12)
Bestselling author Michael McGarrity reinvents the Western with cowboys and outlaws so authentic you can smell the gunpowder as you turn the pages. Spanning the years 1875 to 1918, Hard Country is as much about the expansion of a nation as it is about the search for love, lost family, and the new beginnings in the harsh landscape. If you like Ken Follett’s novels, this is for you.

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez (7/19/12)
Fans of Michael Crichton won’t want to miss bestselling author Daniel Suarez’s fascinating and terrifying new stand alone Kill Decision. Suarez’s first book, Daemon was lauded “the Greatest. Techno-thriller. Period,” by William O’Brien, former Director of Cybersecurity at the White House. Now, in Kill Decision, Suarez takes the real science behind drone warfare to the next level.  What will happen when automated drones are capable of making the decision to take human life without human intervention?  Find out.

Debut Fiction to Discover

The Last Trade by James Conway (6/14/12)
James Conway has written the corporate thriller for our age, when the power of new media and the hunger of Wall Street converge to form a deadly entity capable of bringing the global economy to its knees. Drew Havens sees things others can’t, from the collapse of the American real estate market to the multibillion-dollar rise of his ruthless and charismatic boss. Although rich beyond his wildest dreams, Havens’ work at the Rising Fund has cost him his marriage and now it may cost his life.

Caravan of Thieves by David Rich (8/23/12)
From debut author David Rich comes a riveting crime thriller about a charming con artist, a complicated heist, and a son charged with constructing a fragile truth out of lifetime of lies. Rollie Waters is the smartest guy in any room and he’s never less than two steps ahead of trouble—a talent he inherited from his infamous con artist father who he hasn’t seen in years. A lot of U.S government money has gone missing and rumors have it that Rollie’s father took it. To find his dad, Rollie must trace the frail tendrils of truths scattered in the past and go deep into the undercover identity of a lifetime: his own.

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