Wednesday, November 29, 2006

More New Fiction, 29 November '06

Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille. A realistic and detailed novel by DeMille. In 2002 former NYPD Detective John Corey and his FBI agent wife, Kate, investigate a right wing plot to destroy two U.S. cities with suitcase nukes. The explosions will set in place a secret government plan for retaliation that would flatten most of the Middle East.

Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber. Thirty-Four year old single mom Sue Young gets a call telling her that her infant daughter has been kidnapped. A mix of crime and horror as the kidnapper forces Sue to travel through the night and complete various tasks in penance for a childhood crime Sue committed.

Hidden Assassins by Robert Wilson. Seville, Spain Police Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon investigates the explosion of an apartment building. A mosque had been in the basement and the question is: Were the mosque members careless with their own explosives, or were they targeted? "Wilson constructs a richly layered, intricately plotted story that examines the corrosive consequences of all types of terrorism, from the geopolitical to the domestic, on victims and perpetrators."

Giraffe by J.M. Ledgard. I ordered this book because it is based on a bizarre incident in communist Czechoslovakian zoo. The world's largest herd of captive giraffes was killed by the government in 1975 with no official explanation provided. Ledgard imagines the people behind the story and includes the scientist hired to follow the herd after their African capture, to the sharpshooter assigned to kill the animals.

Hard Way by Carol Lea Benjamin. Private Investigator Rachel Alexander, and her dog Dashiell, go undercover as a homeless person to investigate the murder of a retired businessman who was pushed in front of a NY subway train.

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