COLD SPRINGS (Bantam Books) is San Antonian Rick Riordan’s busman’s holiday from his award-winning Tres Navarre series. Chadwick rounds up troubled teens and delivers them to Cold Springs—a Texas wilderness school with a tough-love approach to behavior modification. His most recent runaway is hiding a troubled past that’s mysteriously linked to his own, leading to pure, grade- AAA suspense that is the stuff of summer blockbusters.

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