Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Hidden Empire by Orson Scott Card: Averell Torrent has maneuvered himself into the presidency of the United States in the aftermath of the civil war which in truth, he engineered. Now he is in a position to expand American imperial power around the world. First he must silence all who know he killed the previous president.

Daniel's Den by Brandt Dodson: Daniel Borden is a government accountant who lives a quiet life and plays by the rules. But when events transpire that shatter his orderly world and a team of assassins mark him for death, Daniel must flee for his life.

The Latest Mrs. Furst by Susan Martins Miller: Mitchell Furst is everything Jayne ever dreamed of even though there's something a little unsettling about him at times. Her dream quickly becomes a nightmare with eerie visions at night as devastating truths begin to surface. .

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler: Liam is a philosopher that ended up teaching fifth grade and his forced early retirement isn't bothering him. But, he can't remember the first night he moved into his new residence and ended up in the hospital.

I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter: When four 1960s radicals are gunned down, Vietnam veteran Carl Hitchcock becomes the prime suspect, but FBI Special Agent Nick Memphis thinks the case is a little too perfect and calls on retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger for help in tracking down the real killer.

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris: Tim Farnsworth is a lawyer and loves his wife, children, home and work. Then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking. A life can be taken for granted and suddenly taken away.

The First Rule by Robert Crais: Frank Meyer, a former military contractor and mercenary who used to work with Joe Pike, loses his family when a professional crew raids his home, but when the police suspect Meyer to have been hiding something, Elvis Cole helps Pike search beyond grudges, blackmail, and double crosses in an effort to clear Meyer's name.

Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker: Charlie Hood works with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to track down gunrunners who are supplying weapons to gangs in Mexico, and finds a personal connection to the events taking place south of the border.

A Whisper to the Living by Stuart M. Kaminsky: Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, a policeman in post-Soviet Union, and his team search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city, but their investigation is threatened by the arrival of a British journalist whose story on a Moscow prostitution ring uncovers a chain of murders and a shocking cover up.

Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart: Mickey Dade investigates the death of activists, Dominic Como, with his boss, Wyatt Hunt, but when they try to confirm their suspicions that Como was involved in suspicious dealings, Dade and Hunt struggle get answers from Alicia Thorpe, Como's business associate and the sister of one of Dade's friends.

The Hidden Flame by Davis Bunn: After losing her family, Abigail seeks a new home and safety in Jerusalem, where two men vie for her hand in marriage--a successful Hebrew merchant and a Roman soldier--but she does not love either man.

The Red Door by Charles Todd: While Ian Rutledge searches for a missing man, Walter Teller, he is attacked by a young man who goes on a murderous spree with victims all resembling Rutledge, but after Teller mysteriously reappears, another woman is found dead and the Teller family is implicated in her death.

Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux: Laird Angus McTern falls in love with Edilean Talbot, who rejects Angus's advances and humiliates him in front of his clan, but when Edilean asks for Angus to help her reclaim her father's gold, Angus must put aside his wounded pride and accompany her to America, where they are drawn together as they face unexpected obstacles and danger.

Sizzle by Julie Garwood: Film student Lyra Prescott unwittingly witnesses a shocking crime while filming her final school project and is pulled into a deadly web of intrigue with only FBI agent Sam Kincaid to help her survive, but their growing passion for one another may threaten both their lives.

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