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2014
The Distance (Helen Giltrow)(-)
No Tomorrow (Tom Wood)
The Reckoning (Rennie Airth)
The Heist (Daniel Silva)
Shots Fired (C.J. Box)
Days of Rage (Brad Taylor)
Never Coming Back (Tim Weaver)
A Possibility of Violence (D.A. Mishani)
The Silkworm (Robert Galbraith)
Target America (Scott McEwen)
Present Darkness (Malla Nunn)
The Director (David Ignatius)
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (Joel Dicker)
Suspicion (Joseph Finder)
The Son (Jo Nesbo)
Any Other Name (Craig Johnson)
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Ace Atkins)
The Target (David Baldacci)
No Way Back (Matthew Klein)
Waiting for Wednesday (Nicci French)
NYPD RED 2 (James Patterson & Marshall Karp)
Missing You (Harlan Coben)
The Setup Man (T.T. Monday)
The Missing File (D.A. Mishani)
Killer (Jonathan Kellerman)
Cockroaches (Jo Nesbo)
The Polaris Protocol (Brad Taylor)

2013


The Gods of Guilt (Michael Connelly)(++)
The Prince of Risk (Christopher Reich)
Dead Eye (Mark Greaney)
White Fire (Preston & Child)
The Game (Tom Wood)
Police (Jo Nesbo)
Inherit the Dead (20 authors)
Soft Targets (John Gilstrap-eBook)
Out Of Exile (Luke Preston-eBook)
Dexter's Final Cut (Jeff Lindsay)(+)
Never Go Back (Lee Child)
Middle Man (David Rich)
Tell No Lies (Gregg Hurwitz)(+)
Mistress (James Patterson and David Ellis)
The Collini Case (by Ferdinand von Schirach)
Light of the World (by James Lee Burke)
Skinner (by Charlie Huston)
The Abomination (by Jonathan Holt)
Choke Point (by Ridley Pearson)
A Serpent's Tooth (by Craig Johnson)
Point Doom (by Dan Fante)
Inferno (by Dan Brown)
The Enemy (by Tom Wood)
The Cuckoo's Calling (by Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowlings)(++)
The Killing Hour (by Paul Cleave)
Sleight of Hand (by Phillip Margolin)
The Last Kind Words (by Tom Piccirilli)
Tuesday's Gone (by Nicci French)
No Way Back (by Andrew Gross)
Frozen Solid (by James M. Tabor)
Six Years (by Harlan Coben)
The Jackal's Share (by Chris Morgan Jones)
The Gray Ghost Murders (by Keith McKafferty)
Guilt (by Jonathan Kellerman)
All I Did Was Shoot My Man (by Walter Mosley)
Enemy of Mine (by Brad Taylor)
The Fifth Assassin (by Brad Meltzer)

2012
Political Suicide (by Michael Palmer)
The Black Box (by Michael Connelly)
The Last Man (by Vince Flynn)
Swann Dives In (by Charles Salzberg)
The Racketeer (by John Grisham)
Blood Line (by Lynda La Plante)
Mad River (by John Sandford)
Talking to the Dead (by Harry Bingham)
A Wanted Man (by Lee Child)
Caravan of Thieves (by David Rich) (+)
Last to Die (by Tess Gerritsen)
The Laughterhouse (by Paul Cleave)
12.21 (by Dustin Thomason)
Syndrome E (by Franck Thilliez)
Creole Belle (by James Lee Burke) (++)(*)
Potboiler (by Jesse Kellerman) (+)
The Last Refuge (by Ben Coes)
A Fatal Debt (by John Gapper) (+)
Never Tell (by Alafair Burke)
The Risk Agent (by Ridley Pearson)
The Last Trade (by James Conway)
XO (by Jeffery Deaver)
Stolen Prey (by John Sandford) (+)
Red Cell (by Mark Henshaw) (-)
Guilty Wives (by James Patterson & David Ellis) (+)
Stay Close (by Harlan Coben)
Another Time, Another Life (by Leif GW Persson)
Blue Monday (by Nicci French)
Archive 17 (by Sam Eastland)
Oath of Office (by Michael Palmer)
What It Was (by George Pelecanos)
All Necessary Force (by Brad Taylor)
Raylan (by Elmore Leonard)
The Jaguar (by T. Jefferson Parker)
The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen (by Thomas Caplan)
Agent 6 (by Tom Rob Smith) (+)
Scarecrow Returns (by Matthew Reilly)
The Hunter (by John Lescroart)

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2011
The Dispatcher (by Ryan David Jahn)
The Drop (by Michael Connelly)
Kill Alex Cross (by James Patterson)
Black Thunder (by Aimee & David Thurlo)
Ballistic (by Mark Greaney)
Feast Day of Fools (by James Lee Burke)(+)
The Affair (by Lee Child)(+)
Miracle Cure (by Harlan Coben-2011, 1991>
A Single Shot (by Matthew F. Jones-reprint)
Kill Me If You Can (by James Patterson & Marshall Karp)(+)
The Accident (by Linwood Barclay)(+)
Thick As Thieves (by Peter Spiegelman)(++)
No Rest For the Dead (by 26 authors)
The Silent Girl (Tess Gerritsen)
Killer Move (Michael Marshall)
Now You See Her (James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge)
Long Gone (Alafair Burke)
Carte Blanche (Jeffery Deaver)
The Inspector and Silence (Hakan Nesser)
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes (Marcus Sakey)(+)
Bloodmoney (David Ignatius)(+)
Hell is Empty (Craig Johnson)(+)
Trader of Secrets (Steve Martini)
A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Lawrence Block)(-)
The Snowman (Jo Nesbo)
Sixkill (Robert B. Parker)
The Redeemed (M.R. Hall)
The Fifth Witness (Michael Connelly)(+)(*)
The Silenced (Brett Battles)
Mystery (Jonathan Kellerman)
Twice a Spy (Keith Thomson)
Satori (Don Winslow)(*)
Gideon's Sword (Preston & Child)(*)
Strategic Moves (Stuart Woods)(*)
The Border Lords (T. Jefferson Parker) (+)(*)
The Sentry (Robert Crais)(*)
Iron River (T. Jefferson Parker-paperback)
Damage (John Lescroart) (+)

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