Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child
2. THE MAYAN SECRETS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
3. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith
4. STYXX, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
5. INFERNO, by Dan Brown
Spotlight:
THE MAYAN SECRETS
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The outstanding new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling grand master of adventure.

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out.

Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book—and Sam and Remi may just be among them.



Paperback Trade:
1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James
2. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham
3. THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling
4. THE SILENT WIFE, by A. S. A. Harrison
5. WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, by Maria Semple
Spotlight:
THE RACKETEER
by John Grisham

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.
Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.

On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.

What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday . . .

Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.



Paperback Mass-Market:
1. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham
2. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci
3. THE HERO, by Robyn Carr
4. ENDER'S GAME, by Orson Scott Card
5. THE BONE BED, by Patricia Cornwell
Spotlight:
THE FORGOTTEN
by David Baldacci

In Paradise, nothing is what it seems...

THE FORGOTTEN

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case-but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.

What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident . . . and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.


E-Book:
1. NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child
2. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty
3. SEDUCED, by Melody Anne
4. STYXX, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
5. DARK LYCAN, by Christine Feehan
Spotlight:
NEVER GO BACK
by Lee Child

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, former military cop Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind his old desk isn’t a woman. Is Susan Turner dead? In Afghanistan? Or in a car wreck?

What Reacher doesn't expect to hear is that Turner has just been fired from her command. Nor that he himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’

Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?


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

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