Thursday, March 4, 2010


The Heaven Stone Secrets by V.C. Andrews: After a tragedy claims the life of Semantha's mother, she is left under the watchful eye of her older sister Cassie, but when Cassie begins wearing their mother's clothing and competing for their father's affections, Semantha decides Cassie is taking things too far.

Impact by Douglas Preston: CIA agent Wyman Ford is sent to locate the source of some radioactive gemstones--a mission that has links to a woman's search for a meteorite she saw streak through the sky, and the murder of a researcher who discovered gamma rays originating from Mars.

Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton: Scottish Highland's bachelor, Hamish, is about to be married at last. Everyone adores Josie, but Hamish has the jitters. They met because of a mysterious Valentine's Day package delivered before the woman's death. As they work on the case they discover she had many admirers.

The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton: Mike was traumatized at the age of eight. Now he is eighteen and hasn't spoken for ten years. He has discovered his talent -- being able to unlock anything -- which makes him a hot commodity for the wrong people. He is close to a life of crime, but sees his chance to escape and go back home to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.

The Wolf at the Door by Jack Higgins: Someone is targeting the members of the elite intelligence unit known as "the Prime Minister's private army" and he has a lot of resources at his command. Sean Dillion might know who it is, but it will be difficult to prove it and survive it.

Kisser by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington is back working for a law firm who wants the cases kept quiet. But, he gets into the show business a little deeper than he planned and gets lead into the worlds of financial fraud, big Art, and Manhattan's Upper East Side. Beauty and wealth may come at an unusually high price.

Alter of Eden by James Rollins: Years after armed men loot the city zoo, Lorna Polk, a state veterinarian, discovers deformed animals with a heightened intelligence in the cargo of a shipwrecked fishing trawler and must track down the one that got free, but she will need help from, U.S. Border Patrol agent Jack Menard.

A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh: After Reginald Mason's father forces him into an engagement with Lady Annabelle Ashton in order to protect his social status, both Reginald and Lady Annabelle is resentful of the situation, while their fathers take pleasure in the couple's discord.


Nuggets of Neutrinos: The Homestake Story by Steven T, Mitchell: Details the history of the gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, from the discovery of gold, the location of the Homestake Mine, its development and now that it is closed, the conversion to a science and engineering laboratory.

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert: A memoir in which the author discusses why the marriage to her partner, Felipe; was the only way to keep from being detained at the American border. Various aspects of marriage, including compatibility, fidelity, social expectations, the risk of divorce, and responsibility are included.

The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin: Presents a discussion of Senator Joe McCarthy's anti-Communist crusade in the U.S. during the height of the Cold War, covering the strengths and weaknesses of the political figure within the context of world affairs and both military and political struggles.

The Family by Jeff Sharlet: Traces the history of America's most powerful fundamentalist group, describing how they have influenced politicians, generals, and foreign dictators since their creation in 1935, and how they impacted American democracy.

Turkey Hunting by Bob Humphrey: Discover how to build a successful season from the ground up by refining your techniques and learning creative new ways of calling, using decoys, and bagging the maximum.

Steve McQueen King of Cool by Darwin Porter: Examines the life of actor Steve McQueen, discussing his childhood, different jobs, time in the U.S. Marines, and Hollywood fame, and presenting reportedly true stories of his many sexual exploits.

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