Monday, September 22, 2008

September 23, 2008 Book Worm


September 23, 2008


WHERE MEMORIES LIE by Deborah Crombie: Inspector Gemma James and Scotland Yard's Duncan Kincaid investigate suspicious deaths surrounding the auction of a diamond brooch which had been stolen years earlier from a woman who escaped Nazi Germany.

A POISONED MIND by Natasha Cooper: In spite of the barristers’ rule that any suitably qualified member of the Bar who is free to take an offered case must do so, QC Trish Maguire can’t quite understand how her head of chambers, Anthony Shelley, can accept a case defending a corrupt company. So when Anthony is nearly killed in an accident, Trish is faced with a painful dilemma.

MY SISTER, MY LOVE by Joyce Carol Oates: Nineteen-year-old Skyler Rampike looks back on the ten years since the murder of his younger sister Bliss, a rising figure skater whose unsolved death created a media circus that destroyed his parents' marriage and cast suspicion on him, keeping him from finding any sense of normalcy in his life.

THE LIKENESS by Tana French: Detective Cassie Maddox is called back in to the murder squad by her lover Sam O'Neill to investigate the stabbing of a female graduate student who looks exactly like her, and when she goes undercover as the woman to draw out the killer, an old feud involving her new friends' comes to light and Cassie's involvement may become a liability.

MOSCOW RULES by Daniel Silva: Gabriel Allon goes to Russia, where power is on the rise in Moscow as Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB officer who runs a global investment empire to hide his arms dealership, does business with al-Qaeda; Allon tries to learn the details of the transaction to prevent another terrorist attack.

ONE OF THOSE MALIBU NIGHTS by Elizabeth Adler: Malibu detective Mac Reilly must turn to his on-again, off-again lover Sunny Alvarez for help after he is nearly killed by a beautiful, gun-waving woman who subsequently disappears, leaving the weapon behind in his car.

COCKATIELS AT SEVEN by Donna Andrews: After reluctantly agreeing to babysit her friend Karen's two-year-old son, Meg Langslow is worried when Karen never returns to pick up her child, and suspecting foul play decides to retrace her friend's steps from the previous day.

THE SAND CASTLE by Rita Mae Brown: Seven-year-old Nickel Smith spends the day at the beach with her mother, Juts, her aunt, Wheezie, and her aunt's eight-year-old grandson, Leroy, who recently lost his mother, listening to the women talk about their childhoods and building a sand castle.

ANCIENT HIGHWAY by Bret Lott: Follows the lives of three generations of the family of Earl Holmes, who runs away from his Texas home to seek stardom in Hollywood; and continues through his daughter and finally his grandson, who determines to bring together the estranged family.

AMERICA AMERICA by Ethan Canlin: Corey Sifter overcomes his modest beginnings to become an aide for a powerful presidential candidate, and finds himself drawn into a complex web of political intrigue, lies, sex, and scandal.

THE LEGAL LIMIT by Martin Clark: Gates Hunt, a compulsive felon, uses an old family secret to manipulate his brother Mason, who became a judge and led a happy married life, and coerce him into using his influence to spring him from prison.

THE LAST PATRIOT by Brad Thor: Former Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath is drawn back into his old life when he saves University of Virginia professor Anthony Nichols from an assassin's bomb in Paris and becomes involved in trying to uncover the final and startling revelation of the prophet Mohammed which, if revealed, will transform Islam.

COLLISION by Jeff Abbott: Ben Forsberg, a successful corporate consultant, and a former CIA agent known as Pilgrim, must work together to discover who is trying to kill them, and find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy.

RIVEN by Jerry B. Jenkins: When a condemned man with nothing to lose meets one with nothing to gain, everyone washed by the endless ripples of that encounter will forever recall the day a little bit of heaven invaded a whole lot of hell. Brady Wayne Darby and Thomas Carey could hardly have been more disparate individuals. Yet when Darby, a no-account loser raised in a dingy suburban trailer park, encounters Carey, a weary man of God, an entire--state indeed, a nation--is affected.

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