As Robert Parker has his Spenser, so does James Patterson have his Alex Cross. As Parker did, and is still doing, with Spenser, so does Patterson with Cross --- make him better with every book and make every book better as well. ROSES ARE RED continues in that tradition.
There are few living writers who could meld the dual terrors of nature run amuck and tragedy in one's waning years with such comic affluence and literary invention as the wondrously funny T. C. Boyle. A FRIEND OF THE EARTH, Boyle's latest, is yet another in his pantheon of achingly disturbing facts of life in our age that are just r