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Week of October 17, 2011

A new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged in Brad Thor's THE ATHENA PROJECT. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments.

In DJIBOUTI by Elmore Leonard, documentary filmmaker Dara Barr arrives in Djibouti with her right-hand man, six-foot-six, 72-year-old African American seafarer Xavier LeBo, to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships. But almost no one here is who he claims to be.