Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction 3/11-17/12













Spotlight:
Hardcover
CALCULATED IN DEATH  
By: J. D. Robb

On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn't seem the type to be on anyone's hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta's murder was the work of a killer who's trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

But when someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer's violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait. . . .




Trade
11TH HOUR 
By: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer - even her closest friends.

 Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever witnessed: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realises that the ground could hide hundreds of victims.

A reporter launches a series of malicious articles about the cases and Lindsay's personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to - especially not Joe.


Mass-Market 
THE INNOCENT  
By: David Baldacci  

America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.
But Will Robie may have just made the first--and last--mistake of his career . . .
THE INNOCENT
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.


Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway-her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her.


Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power.
Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life . . . and perhaps his own.


E-Book
THE STORYTELLER  
By: Jodi Picoult

Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret - he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.

What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all - if Sage even considers his request - is it murder, or justice?


Top 5 Fiction Books Of The Week:
Hardcover Fiction:
1. CALCULATED IN DEATH - By: J. D. Robb
2. THE STORYTELLER - By: Jodi Picoult
3. ALEX CROSS, RUN - By: James Patterson
4. GONE GIRL - By: Gillian Flynn
5. A WEEK IN WINTER - By: Maeve Binchy

Trade Paperback Fiction:
1. LIFE OF PI - By: Yann Martel
2. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - By: E. L. James
3. FIFTY SHADES DARKER - By: E. L. James
4. FIFTY SHADES FREED - By:  E. L. James
5. 11TH HOUR - By: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Mass-Market Paperback Fiction:
1. THE INNOCENT - By: David Baldacci
2. IMMORTAL EVER AFTER - By: Lynsay Sands
3. DEFENDING JACOB - By: William Landay
4. SAFE HAVEN - By: Nicholas Sparks
5. YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW - By: Lisa Jackson

E-Book Fiction
1. CALCULATED IN DEATH - By: J. D. Robb
2. THE STORYTELLER - By: Jodi Picoult
3. ALEX CROSS, RUN - By: James Patterson
4. SAFE HAVEN - By: Nicholas Sparks
5. THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - By: Matthew Quick


Disclaimer: All list come from NYTimes.com, all blurbs come from Goodreads.com

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