Hell City & Top Sky: Coming Attractions

By Maryann Yin Comment

Here are some handpicked titles from our New Books section. Want to include your book? Just read our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book post. Don’t forget to include your title’s exact release date and a link.

Hell City by Allen Shadow: “In ‘Hell City,’ New York is ground zero once again as the former NYPD homicide dick and his crack but colorful crew patrol a maddening world of clues that takes them through the grittiest precincts of the city, the back roads of America, the lawless regions of Pakistan, the faceless chat rooms of the Internet and the dark corridors of the military-intelligence complex — not to mention the whiskey-tinged environs of The Christmas, a raunchy dive bar in Hell’s Kitchen frequented by Jack and other oft-recovering alcoholic cops.” (September 2012)

Top Sky by Jacquie Cook & Robert Kammen: “When Annie Skye a successful Manhattan trial lawyer is asked to return to Wyoming and defend her nephew on death row, she reluctantly has to bring with her former Mafia hit man Jack Scarnetti who is remanded to her on parole. Back in Casper, Wyoming, where she conducts her own investigation using forensic evidence from the trial, Annie soon realizes her client, Lakota Sioux Indian Jerome Two Bulls, couldn’t have committed the murder of Cassandra Madison. As she and Jack Scarnetti seek to find the truth in all of this, one witness after another start turning up dead.” (October 2012)

The Islands in the Mist (The Year of the Dragon series) by James Calbraith: “Saved by the mysterious samurai, BranNagomi and Sato head towards the Kirishima Shrine, where the dragon is held captive under the careful watch of Satsuma’s Arch Wizard. But they are not the only ones who are keen to get their hands on the prize. The Black Wings have landed, and the Taikun’s court at Edo is in turmoil. So is Kiyo, after the recent disturbing events. Doshin Koyata receives a strange blood-red signal in his dreams and departs in search of its source.” (October 2012)