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Week of August 29, 2011

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Week of August 29, 2011

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, FALL OF GIANTS by Ken Follett takes readers into the inextricably entangled fates of five families.

Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has just begun his most harrowing adventure to date in THE EMPEROR'S TOMB --- one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world.

Act of Deceit: A Harlan Donnally Novel by Steven Gore - Thriller

This is the first book in a thrilling series featuring a compelling new hero, former San Francisco homicide detective Harlan Donnally, who is plunged into a deadly morass of murder, sex trafficking and church corruption.

American Assassin by Vince Flynn - Thriller

 

As action-packed, fast-paced and brutally realistic as it gets, this page-turner from Vince Flynn shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American assassin.

By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham - Fiction

 

At the heart of BY NIGHTFALL is a trio of conflicted characters in modern-day New York City: an art dealer, his wife, and her troubled and drug-addicted younger brother who is staying with them temporarily.

Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Romance

Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States. Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends. One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible.

City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley - Historical Mystery

 

All Miranda Corbie wants is justice. From Chinatown tenements, to a tattered tailor's shop in Little Osaka, to a high-class bordello draped in Southern Gothic, she shakes down her city seeking the truth.

The Emperor’s Tomb by Steve Berry - Thriller

 

Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has just begun his most harrowing adventure to date --- one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world.

Exley by Brock Clarke - Historical Fiction

Part literary satire, part mystery, EXLEY unleashes the enormous talent of a writer whom critics have compared to Richard Ford and John Irving and whose work has been called “absurdly hilarious” (Entertainment Weekly) and “wildly entertaining” (Daily Candy).

Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett - Historical Fiction

 

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, FALL OF GIANTS takes readers into the inextricably entangled fates of five families.

The Final Reckoning by Sam Bourne - Thriller

 

Based on the true story of a group of Holocaust survivors who sought revenge for Nazi crimes, THE FINAL RECKONING is an atmospheric, emotionally engaging and twisting thriller that moves at light speed from first page to last.

The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo: A Parody by Lars Arffssen - Humor

 

This is a hilarious --- and gripping --- parody of the bestselling novels by Stieg Larsson.

Heaven's Fury by Stephen Frey - Thriller

 

Paul must race to find a murderer before a massive winter storm leaves his town cut off from the outside world…and at the mercy of a remorseless killer.

In the Company of Others: A Father Tim Novel by Jan Karon - Fiction

 

In the second novel of Jan Karon’s series, Father Tim and Cynthia travel to Ireland to do genealogical research and discover family secrets. 

Lost Empire: A Fargo Adventure Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood - Thriller/Action & Adventure

 

Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt for an artifact’s secret --- but only one can win.

On The Line: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel by S.J. Rozan - Mystery

When a modified voice informs that his occasional partner, Lydia Chin, has been kidnapped, P.I. Bill Smith is sent on a high-stakes chase. In order to keep her alive, he has to play the kidnapper’s elaborate game. But when the first move sends him to a corpse, Bill finds himself running from the police.

The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas - Fiction

 

Raised by her doting father and her stern, resentful stepmother, Eleonora spends her early years daydreaming and doing housework --- until the moment she teaches herself to read, and her father recognizes that she is a prodigy.

The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story by Patti Callahan Henry - Romance

Jimmy Sullivan has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and his band. Without a place to call home, Jimmy and Jack lead a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities.

Port Mortuary: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell - Thriller

 

The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally --- and personally.

Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven - Adventure, Historical Fiction

Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope --- until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream: to become a female pilot.