January usually brings a new crop of thrillers. Here are three that promise to keep you turning the pages.
The Death Relic (Putnam) by Chris Kuzneski is the Tampa author's latest novel about ex-Special Forces agents Jonathon Payne and David Jones, who are hired this time to find a missing team of archaeologists in the Yucatan. (See Book Talk for a local signing by Kuzneski.)
The Fifth Assassin (Grand Central) by Brad Meltzer, another Florida writer, is the second in his Culper Ring Trilogy about archivist Beecher White, who is on the trail of a serial killer re-creating the crimes of presidential assassins.
Ratlines (Soho Crime) by Stuart Neville, author of the Belfast Trilogy, takes place in Dublin in 1963 as intelligence agent Albert Ryan tries to solve the murders of three Nazis who had secretly received asylum from the Irish government years before.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor