Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I have been out of the office ill the last few days, so I will try to catch up with my posting throughout the day.
Cold Ice by Tess Gerritsen: Medical examiner Maura Isles's SUV stalls on a mountain road, leaving her and her friends to seek refuge in a seemingly abandoned village, but when homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives word that Maura's charred body was discovered in a ravine, she sets out to hunt down the killer and unravel the secrets concerning Maura's fate.

Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert B. Parker: Lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return to find Amos Callico, a politically-ambitious chief of police, and twelve officers working in their town, but when Cole and Hitch refuse to work with Callico, the chief begins to threaten the local merchants into paying for his protection.
Anthropologie of an American Girl by H.T. Hamann: Eveline, growing up in East Hampton, learns to accept herself as she navigates her way through high school graduation and college and deals with death, rape, love, and other life challenges.
The Alchemaster's Apprentice by Walter Moers: Echo the Crat, a cat-like creature that can speak multiple languages, finds himself starving on the streets of Malisea after the death of his mistress and is forced to sign a contract with Ghoolion the Alchemaster who plans to kill Echo and render him down for his fat at the next full moon.

No Mercy by Lori Armstrong: Mercy Gunderson, on leave from military duty, returns home to South Dakota after her father's death, and as she tries to determine what to do with the family ranch, she is pulled into a dangerous investigation involving a local Native American boy who was found dead on her land.

Wrecked by Carol Higgins Clark: Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack decide to celebrate their anniversary by spending four days at a beach front home, when a violent storm demolishes their plans for a quiet vacation, and they are called to duty when an elderly neighbor disappears.
The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver: A criminal terrorizes New York City and forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme is leading the investigation, but Rhyme's determination, despite his physical impairment and his involvement in another investigation, causes conflict within his team.

Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens: Tells the life story of controversial public intellectual, Christopher Hitchens, describing his views on war, religion, and other topics.

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg: The author, who had a promising career in the publishing industry, recounts his descent into addiction and the odyssey of his two-month crack binge.

Pandora's Seed by Spencer Wells: Explorer, geneticist, geographer, and author Spencer Wells looks over ten thousand years of human progress maintaining that man's desire to control his own food supply contributed to urbanization and overcrowding, disease, and alienation from one another.

Rush Limbaugh: And Army of One by Ze’ev Chafets: A biography of Republican radio personality Rush Limbaugh, discussing his childhood, the jobs Limbaugh held prior to becoming an outspoken conservative, his marriages, and his political views throughout the several presidential terms since he has been on the radio.

Original Intent by David Barton: An essential resource for anyone interested in our nation's religious heritage and the Founders' intended role for the American judicial system.

To Save America by Newt Gingrich: Newt Gingrich offers his opinion of the Obama administration, characterizing it as desiring to further a socialist, secularist agenda, and discusses what he believes to be solutions for improving the legislative process, replacing Obama's programs, and more.

A Doctor Among the Oglala Sioux Tribes: The Letters of Robert H. Ruby 1953-1954 by Robert H. Ruby: In 1953, surgeon Robert H. Ruby began work as the chief medical officer at the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He began writing almost daily to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota people he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and day-to-day life on the reservation.

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