I hope Santa was good to everyone this year.
I will have to say, we received a nice shipment of new books that you may not have seen yet, due to the hectic pace of the holidays.
Jack Ryan is back in Tom Clancy’s new novel, “Threat Vector.” After a political coup, China has decided to invade Taiwan, and President Ryan intends to stop this aggression in spite of the new Chinese anti-ship missiles, and the cyber-attack on America’s infrastructure.
Nora Roberts winds up her newest trilogy with “The Perfect Hope.” It is a satisfying conclusion to the series, as we see innkeeper Hope fall in love with the last Montgomery brother, Ryder, and solve the mystery of Eliza, the ghost that haunts the Inn at Boonsboro.
James Patterson has written a new installment in his popular Alex Cross series. “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” sees our hero pulled away from family holiday celebrations to deal with a hostage situation that turns deadly.
“Flight Behavior” is the anxiously awaited new novel by Barbara Kingsolver. The author takes on climate change, and gives us Dellarobia Turnbow, a woman who has come to embrace the disappointments in her life as “normal” but still has hope for something better. When Dellarobia sees a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like fire, her understanding of the world is changed forever.
Robin Cook, the man who made us all afraid to see a doctor, is back with Nano, featuring Pia Grazdani from his novel “Death Benefit.” Pia decides to take a year off from medical school and heads to New York City and a job with Nano, LLC, a company on the front lines of nanotechnology. But this is a Cook thriller, and you know things are going to go downhill fast!
David Baldacci’s new novel, “The Forgotten,” is a story of Army Special Agent John Puller, a man used to solving crimes on a national level. But this time, the crime hits far too close to home: his aunt has been found dead in her home in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled her death an accident, which Puller might have believed if it wasn’t for the letter his aunt mailed right before she died - a letter stating that Paradise wasn’t what it seemed.
Whether you are Team Morelli or Team Ranger, you know you want to read “Notorious Nineteen,” the new Stephanie Plum adventure by Janet Evanovich. Much is the same: Stephanie is after a skip, she mooches dinner off her folks, and Lulu is willing to beat up anyone who calls her fat. But this time, when Stephanie needs to investigate a nursing home, she gets Grandma Mazur to go undercover. That’s worth the price of admission right there!
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Here’s to good reads in 2013!