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Bookreporter.com Staffers Pick Their Favorite Books of 2012

Before ringing in the new year, we at The Book Report Network reflect on some of our favorite books published for the first time in 2012. Though it was difficult to narrow down, each staff member chose up to five books that he or she enjoyed the most this year. Take a look and see if any of our selections match yours --- and which titles you may want to consider reading in the future.

 

Tom Donadio, Editorial Director

Week of August 26, 2013

Given the importance of what they do, 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? Find out for yourself in John Grisham's stand-alone legal thriller, THE RACKETEER.

Eric Van Lustbader, author of Father Night: A McClure / Carson Novel

A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Up for grabs are major seats of political power, and at the center of it all are two men, giants of the vast criminal underworld. One is known as Dadya Gourdiev, the other is an underworld mystery, known only as the Syrian. But hiding in the shadows is a man history might have forsaken, but whose evil is still very much alive: Father Night.