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Nancy's Notes 9-6-07

“The Navigator” by Clive Cussler, “The Bourne Betrayal” by Robert Ludlum, “Double Take” by Catherine Coulter, “Whitewash” by Alex Kava

Nancy’s notes

 The kid’s are back in school and we are all going back to our regular routines. This is a good time to come in and get a good book. Enjoy a few minutes to yourself when your student is in school or after they go to bed. I have several selections you might enjoy.
 Clive Cussler brings Kurt Austin back in “The Navigator”.  Austin is in search of answers regarding the importance of an ancient Phoenician statue. Known as the Navigator, the statue was stolen from a Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer who is murdered in cold blood. Their second victim is rescued by Austin seconds before meeting a watery grave. Austin’s search for answers will take him on a trip through time and space and encompasses the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top-secret scientific project that could change the world forever.
 Robert Ludlum’s Bourne series has been popular with readers as well as movie-goers. The fifth installment is entitled “The Bourne Betrayal”. Bourne is shattered by a report that his last friend in the world, Martin Lindros, has gone missing. A Central Intelligence Agency deputy director, Lindros was in Ethiopia tracking suspicious shipments of yellowcake uranium and atomic bomb weaponry. Despite his hatred for CI, Bourne sets out to rescue his friend and finish the job: dismantling a terrorist network-one determined to build nuclear armaments by cutting off their source of money. He doesn’t realize that these men are leaders of a dangerous, technologically savvy group with ties to Africa. They have predicted Bourn’es every move and are counting on his unwitting help in their plans to destroy America.
 Murder and suspense mix in Catherine Coulter’s “Double Take”. The police are convinced that Julia Ransom is guilty of the murder of her husband, psychic August Ransom. After six months of investigation she is free of their scrutiny because of the lack of evidence. Alone on a pier, enjoying her freedom, Julia is distracted by a respectable-looking man. After conversing with her he strikes her unconscious and heaves her over the railing and into the bay.  Stone realizes after saving her that the attempt on Julia’s life must be connected to her husband’s murder.
 Alex Kava has written a tale of corporate corruption and government conspiracy in “Whitewash”. In Tallahasse, Florida Sabrina Galloway is a top scientist at EchoEnergy. The company has made a successful breakthrough in the quest for an alternative fuel. During the excitement of their breakthrough Sabrina discovers someone has tampered with the production process, and an eco-disaster is imminent. Toxic waste is leaking into the Florida waterways and the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile in Washington, D.C. Jason Brill, a congressional chief-of-staff, prepares for the upcoming International Energy Summit. Working for Senator John Quincy Allen, Jason is eager to prove himself. However he begins to realize Senator Allen’s support of EchoEnergy may be more of a liability than an asset.
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