Monday, August 16, 2010


A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher: Journalist Joshua Crawford is outraged by the depiction of his grandfather as the villain in a dime store novel series penned by a D. B. Morgan, the unknown pseudonym of Daphne McKinley, but just as she begins to reassess her life Joshua rolls into town.

No Distance Too Far by Lauraine Snelling: Astrid Bjorklund, having attended a missionary training school in the South with the hopes of eventually helping sick people in Africa, is called home to Blessing for a family medical crisis, and finds opposition to herself and her work, as well as a man who makes her question her faith in God and love.

The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini: Paul Madriani, a defense attorney in San Diego, attempts to evade a variety of dangers while hunting down an extremist intent on attacking the heart of Washington, D.C., with a catastrophic weapon.

The Search by Nora Roberts: Fiona Bristow, the only survivor of the Red Scarf serial killer who shot and killed her fiancé and his K-9 partner, runs a dog-training business. Has her life disrupted by Simon Doyle who is desperate for help in calming his puppy, and by the emergence of a copycat killer who wants the woman that got away.

Skein of the Crime by Maggie Sefton: The knitters at the House of Lambspun have begun their fall projects, but Kelly Flynn decides to focus her attention on a murder investigation when one of her knitting students is found dead on the river trail near her house.

Take Four by Karen Kingsbury: Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison are weary about landing a popular young actor for their film, "Unlocked," because of his wild reputation, until he develops an interest in his costar, Bailey Flanigan, which could motivate him to improve himself.

Cool Beans by Erynn Mangum: Just when Maya Davis's life seems to be perfect her best friend starts dating Travis, Maya's long-term boyfriend from high school, who does not seem to recognize Maya, confusing her so much she begins to question everything, including her faith in God.

Fever Dream by Douglas J. Preston: Special Agent Pendergast and Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta set out to investigate the mystery of Pendergast's wife, and who loaded her rifle with blanks, thus leaving her defenseless against the ferocious lion that took her life

Foreign Influence by Brad Thor: Homeland Security agent Scot Harvath is assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a politically connected family in Afghanistan.

Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch: Twenty years after her father's mysterious disappearance, Hannah Legare returns to her family home in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to learn what really happened on that long ago day that changed her life.

The Overton Window by Glen Beck: Public relations executive Noah Gardner refuses to help Molly Ross and her group of patriots advance their cause, until an attack on American soil shakes the country to the core and convinces Noah that helping Molly is the most important thing he will ever do, even if it means risking his life.

Predator by Terri Blackstock: After the murder of her fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator, Krista Carmichael tries to lure the killer by creating an online persona, and when Ryan Adkins, who started the GrapeVyne social network, meets Krista, he helps her in her attempt to obtain justice.

Private by James Patterson: Former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, an international investigation company involved in solving important cases. When he learns that his best friend's wife has been killed, Jack devotes all of the company's resources to tracking down her killer, while navigating a workplace romance that threatens to disrupt his plans.

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk: Thirteen-year-old Pygmy, a young terrorist in the United States under the pretext of being a foreign exchange student, tries to make sense of American life while plotting his attack.

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