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YOU CAN RUN

Published on 02/02/18

You Can Run Steve Mosby

Mosby’s latest crime caper follows Detective Will Turner on the trail of a sicko murderer known as the Red River Killer. Because Turner knew one of the victims, his hunt is personal — and grows complicated when he starts to wonder if someone else is the bad guy. Mosby’s work is always twisty, and this one will keep you guessing until the very end. Suggested by AARP

A WORLD OF THREE ZEROS

Published on 01/30/18

A WORLD OF THREE ZEROS by Professor Muhammad Yunus

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet. Suggested by Laura

LOOK FOR ME

Published on 01/23/18

Look for Me Lisa Gardner

Gardner’s mesmerizing story is set in Boston and features female police Detective D.D. Warren and vigilante Flora Dane — characters who appear in some of her other 20 novels, including last year’s hit Find Her, though this isn’t a sequel. Now Warren and Dane are drawn into a disturbing case where a family’s been murdered, with the exception of 16-year-old daughter Roxanna, who’s missing. They need to find her, while figuring out if she’s a killer or victim. (Fun fact: There’s another thriller coming out in January named Don’t Look for Me by Mason Cross.) Recommended by AARP

DOWN THE RIVER AND INTO THE SEA

Published on 01/23/18

Down the River Unto the Sea Walter Mosley

The prolific author, best known for his mystery series featuring Los Angeles detective Easy Rawlins, is back with a new hero: Joe King Oliver, a former New York cop who’s been framed and jailed for assault. Years later he begins to investigate who was behind the set-up while taking on the case of a black journalist accused of cop-killing. It’s a heady stew of racial politics and seedy characters that Mosley’s fans are sure to eat up. Recommended by AARP

DOOMSDAY MACHINE: CONFESSIONS OF A NUCLEAR WAR PLANNER

Published on 01/08/18

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg

Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day.

Laura

The Alice Network

Published on 01/08/18

A book readers might enjoy is The Alice Network, about a network of women spies during WWI and WWII.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017! One of Bookbub’s Biggest Historical Fiction Books of 2017! One of Amazon’s Best Books of June! One of Goodreads’ Best Books of June! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and Book Bub.

I was totally immersed in this book: the soup boiled over; I forgot to put water in the pan of eggs I was boiling and they exploded…these things had never happened before…really a riveting book!

The book ends with the statement that only a few spies ever equaled the accomplishments of the Alice Network, none ever surpassed them.

Happy New Year, Laura

“Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit by Michael Finkel

Published on 12/27/17

Christopher Knight disappeared into the Maine woods for 27 years never speaking to another human being. Living in a tent, he avoided freezing to death in the winter, learned to store food he stole from nearby cottages along with other provisions needed to survive, and by sheer ingenuity thrived until he was finally caught. This book is deeply moving on many different levels. I highly recommend it! Joey

“A Piece of the World” – Christina Baker Kline

Published on 12/20/17

How many times have you wondered what inspired Andrew Wyeth to paint “Christina’s World”? This historical fiction may provide the answer. ~ Joey

DOUBLE CROSS

Published on 04/08/13

BOOK REVIEWS BY JOAN G. SMITH JGS 368 DOUBLE CROSS THE TRUE STORY OF THE D-DAY SPIES BY: BEN MACINTYRE

Ben Macintyre is famous for telling the true stories of one double agent in World War II in Agent Zigzag. However, in Double Cross. just out in 2012, he tells the untold story of the brilliant spies that managed to make D-Day the success it was and changed the outcome of World War II .

There is quite a list of men and women from many countries that became double and triple agents for a multitude of reasons. I found myself putting this book down to read something else and rest my brain, but returning to it constantly to find out “what next!”

These people were charming—big spenders, sophisticated, womanizers, and brilliant. They were the best at the trickery and manipulation involved in convincing the Nazis, turning some to their side, and running operation Fortitude, always against all odds, that the big invasion in June 1944 would be an attack at Calais and Norway. rather than Normandy.

Many books have been written about the soldiers who fought, the tacticians who planned it and the generals who got them there. However, the story of the key agents in the Double Cross system has never been told. They were the strangest gallery of military units ever assembled including a Polish fighter pilot, a Serbian playboy, a Spaniard specializing in chicken farming and a party-girl from Peru. The Frenchwoman with the pet dog is not to be forgotten and too many more to mention here. Both German and British spy masters kept things together and rolling, and it was not easy.

There is a section of photographs of the main players I had to keep referring to them to keep these volatile actors straight in my head!

Macintyre is a writer at large for The Times of London and has an eye for the absurd, researching and story telling. What a story it is!!

Published: Crown Publishers a division of Random House, Inc. New York, NY Copyright: © 2012 By: Ben Macintyre Reviewed: 04/02/13 – 368 Copyright: © 2013 by Joan G. Smith 368

THE EXPATS

Published on 04/08/13

BOOK REVIEWS BY JOAN G. SMITH JGS 369 THE EXPATS BY: CHRIS PAVONE

Chris Pavone was a book editor and ghost writer for decades. This is his first novel and what a thriller it is!

Kate Moore and her husband Dexter move to Luxembourg from big time America because Dexter has been offered an extremely lucrative contract from a private bank. Kate had been the main bread winner for five years of their ten year marriage. For the last five years, after the birth of their two sons, she had been scaling down her career when Dexter became the main provider. After much discussion they decided to give the new plan a chance – go to Luxembourg as headquarters, raise their boys and have the money to ski the Alps and weekends in Paris.

This married couple love each other and their children, but they both have life-defining secrets. The truth has never been told about Kate’s real career.

Kate’s secret life in espionage is a huge part of her life and follows her to Europe. She is afraid her past is catching up with her, and Dexter seems to have secrets as well.

This is a sophisticated novel,full of deceit and suspense from the past. Their marriage became more and more complicated and people show up in Europe from their former lives that make this thriller intelligent, stylish and not one you want to put down! This is a work of spy fiction right up there with the best!

John Grisham writes and I quote: ” Smart , clever suspense, skillfully plotted, and a lot of fun to read.”

Chris Pavone did live in Luxembourg as an expat with his family when he wrote this novel. He now lives in New York City with his family. The copyright on this book is by Christopher Pavone – 2012-2013. The publisher is Broadway Paperbacks, a division of Random House, Inc.

Published: BROADWAY PAPERBACKS an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group a division of Random House, Inc.