Nancy's Notes - May 28
Dancing with the Stars is now completed for the season and with reruns the option for the rest of the summer, now might be a good time to come in and check out some reading materials. There are magazines for those with little time, books for those who are relaxing, or DVDs for those who would like to see films they've missed in the theater.
Jonathan Kellerman is back with a psychological thriller that is set in the city of Los Angeles. Moses Reed and Aaron Fox, who were first introduced in "Bones", are back in Kellerman's, "True Detectives". The two brothers were born of the same strong-willed mother, and their respective fathers were cops, partners, and friends. With two distinct personalities, Moses is part Boy Scout, part bulldog, and a no-frills :LAPD detective. Aaron is a sharp dresser and smooth operator who is an ex-cop turned high-end private eye. Usually they go their separate ways but the disappearance of Caitlin Frostig will bring them together. For Moses the case is an ice-cold mystery he can't outrun while Aaron sees it as a billable-hours bonanza. The rivalry between the two won't let either man quit till the case is cracked.
David Baldacci is becoming one of our most popular mystery writers. He is back with "First Family". The story begins with an "ordinary" birthday party that is held at Camp David. The party becomes far from ordinary when a daring kidnapping turns into a security nightmare. Former Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell were not looking to become involved and the FBI doesn't want them interfering. But years ago, Sean King saved the First Lady's husband, then a senator, from political disaster. Now Sean is the one person the First Lady trusts, and she presses Sean and Michelle into the desperate search to rescue the abducted child.
Anne Perry is author of the William Monk novels. Her newest in the series is "Execution Dock". Staged on the docks along the River Thames, merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. There in the sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their trade. The kingpin is Jericho Phillips. Sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts on his floating brothels. One such soul is thirteen-year-old Fig, whose body is found with his throat cut floating in the river. Commander Monk swears that Phillips will hang for the treacherous act. He soon finds that Phillips and his wealthy clients seem far beyond the reach of th law. Monk's attempt to bring about justice becomes a nightmare that will test his courage and integrity.
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