The Associate: by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle McAvoy becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.
A Darker Place : by Jack Higgins (Putnam, $26.95). Famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper Alexander Kurb- sky is fed up with the Putin government and decides he wants to "disappear" into the West. It's a real coup for the West, except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians.
Dark of Night : by Suzanne Brockmann (Ballantine, $25). Taking on the world's deadliest criminals is what elite security force Troubleshooters Incorporated does best. But now it faces a new and powerful threat from its most lethal enemy yet - a shadowy government outfit known only as The Agency.
What Would Google Do?: by Jeff Jarvis (Collins, $26.99). Internet impresario and blogging pioneer Jeff Jarvis reverse-engineers Google - the fastest-growing company in history - to discover 40 clear and straightforward rules to manage and live by.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet : by Jamie Ford (Ballantine, $24). Henry Lee, a Chinese-American, recalls the difficulties of life in America during World War II, when he and his Japanese-American school friend, Keiko, wandered through wartime Seattle.