When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa.
Hereâs a look at whatâs new on USA TODAYâs Best-Selling Books listâ¦
âMacâ attack: A newsy setting (Cuba) and a brand-new hero makeÂ a winning combination for Nelson DeMille, whose new novel The Cuban Affair (Simon & Schuster) makes its debut at No. 1 this week.
(The full list will be published on Thursday.)
Itâs DeMilleâs second No. 1 debut; Radiant Angel, which featured recurring character DetectiveÂ John Corey, landed in the top spot on June 4, 2015.
The Cuban Affair is DeMilleâs 20th novel; 13 of his books, including Plum Island, The Lion and The Panther, have made USA TODAYâs top 10. (USA TODAYâs list began in fall 1993.)
In The Cuban Affair, Daniel âMacâ MacCormick, 35, a decorated Army officer who served in Afghanistan, is now a charter boat captain based in Key West. Heâs drawn into a scheme to recover $60 million hidden away in Cuba.
Library Journal called The Cuban AffairÂ a âtimely, stay-up-all-night, nail-biting page-turnerâ and Publishers Weekly said the novel is an âaction-packed, relentlessly paced thriller.â
DeMille is currently on a book tour. His publisher released a video with â5 Facts about Nelson DeMilleâ:
1. He writes all of his novel manuscripts by hand using No. 1 pencils and legal pads.
2. He was named after his fatherâs favorite historical hero, Lord Nelson.
3. He is a member of Mensa and has received three honorary degrees. Thatâs in addition to his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Hofstra University.
4. He has written 20 novels including The Cuban Affair.
5. His go-to cocktail is…