Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The Doomsday Key by James Rollins: Commander Gray Pierce and his Sigma Force operatives investigate the murders of three individuals in different countries whose bodies were marked with a Druidic pagan cross and connect the crimes to an ancient artifact which can threaten the existence of mankind if it falls into the wrong hands.

Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove: What if Neville Chamberlain had not ceded part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler? This alternative history explores the possibility of a totally different World War II.

The Still of the Night by Kristen Heitzmann: Morgan Spencer has a gift for identifying problems and finding solutions in both business and his friends' personal lives, but he can't seem to set his own life straight, until a young woman enters his life with news that will either set him free or ruin his life.

The Return by Ben Bova: Astronaut Keith Stoner, having spent more than a century exploring space, returns to Earth and joins forces with an engineer in an attempt to save humanity from destroying itself through the use of nuclear weapons, but their efforts are hindered by an ultraconservative religious group which is focused on saving America from godlessness.

A Cousin's Promis by Wanda Brunstetter: Crippled in a horrific accident, Wayne Lambright feels unable to care for himself, much less Loraine Miller, his future bride, so he does everything he can to rekindle feelings between her and ex-boyfriend Jake Beechy, but Loraine's heart is torn.

Rules of Vengence by Christopher Reich: “Doctors Without Borders” physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa while his wife, Emma, desperate to escape the wrath of Division, the secret American intelligence agency she betrayed, has vanished into the netherworld of international espionage.

Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl: Seventeen-year-old Katie, a Senate page, disappears while walking her dog and reporter Cassidy Shaw, federal prosecutor Allison Pierce, and FBI agent Nicole Hedges take on the case; but clues from Katie's Web diary reveals a secret relationship with an older man who might turn out to be a U.S. Senator.

Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron: Judge Deborah Knott is ready for a vacation and conference at the beach where she can unwind and visit with friends and colleagues. When one of the less admired colleagues is found strangled, she is unwilling to stand by while the murderer draws near. Everyone becomes a suspect.

The Traffickers by W.E.B. Griffin: Homicide sergeant Matthew Payne is used to murder, but there's been an awful lot of it in Philadelphia. The murders appear to not be related, but he can't shake the hunch that there's something more to it and the hunch leads him to the Texas-Mexico border and a Texas Ranger who is tracking a nasty murderer with Mexican cartel connections.

Intervention by Robin Cook: I it has been more than thirty years since medical examiner Jack Stapleton’s college graduation and almost as long since he’d been in touch with former classmates Shawn Doherty and Kevin Murray. Kevin turns to his old friend Jack to help protect an explosive secret—one with the power to change lives forever.

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown: Defense lawyer Derek Mitchell is hired to defend Creighton Wheeler, the nephew of recently murdered CEO Paul Wheeler, before an accusation has been made, but Julie Rutledge, Paul's mistress who was present at his death, is determined to prove Creighton's guilt and possibly ruin Derek's career in the process.

The Dame by R.A. Salvatore: Progress is made and the kingdoms of Honce could be brought together maybe to unite. But the laird began a fight for supremacy and Bransen learns that some things truly matter on his quest to put right over wrong, a quest for the truth of Honce and of himself.

The Winds of Dune by Brian Herbert: After Paul-Muad'Dib walks off into the desert and is presumed dead, his mother, Jessica, returns to Dune to assist sixteen-year-old regent Alia, who is trying to counteract the propaganda spread by Bronso of Ix but does not know that Paul had charged him with the task when they were boyhood friends.

Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry: After a heart attack, Duane Moore returns to Texas, where he encounters and is charmed by K. K. Slater, an heiress who has opened a ranch for endangered black rhinoceros, but the return of Honor Carmichael hinders Duane's romantic endeavors.

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