Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Books, 28 November 2006

Treasure of Khan by Clive and Dirk Cussler. Dirk Pitt rescues a boat crew in Siberia's Lake Baikal and goes on to discover a Mongolian tycoon intent on becoming a modern day Genghis Khan. Pitt travels from Russia to the Gobi Desert.

Next by Michael Crichton. From the book description, "Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn." Modern science has made the intense similarities between monkey and human advantageous. Science has also made the similarities among humans advantageous - Need a new kidney? Let me look around for you.

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz. Koontz's third novel featuring Odd Thomas. Thomas lives in a monastery in the Sierra Nevada mountains and can see the spirits of the dead. Thomas has previously used his ability to solve crimes and prevent tragedy, but he has trouble discovering the cause of his latest visions.

L.A. Rex by Will Beall. A rookie policeman tries to hide his friendship with a ganglord as he and his experienced partner investigate a murder in South Central Los Angeles. Very gritty, written by a LAPD Officer.

Act of Treason by Vince Flynn. A presidential candidate's motorcade is attacked by terrorists two weeks before the election. After the candidate's wife dies, he sweeps into office. CIA agent Mitch Rapp is told to follow an evidence trail that leads back to Washington.

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