Monday, Nov. 2
The President’s Assassin by Brian Haig
It’s a mass execution: six people shot and killed in a Virginia mansion, one of them the White House Chief of Staff. But that isn’t the reason Sean Drummond is called in. Newly enlisted in a CIA cell called the Office of Special Projects, the Army lawyer knows the bodies are just a warning. Because the killer left a note. Now the hunt begins for the ultimate hitman: brilliant, coldhearted, with an insider’s knowledge of D.C. If Drummond fails, the world will never be the same – and someone will collect the $100 million bounty on the President’s head.
I received this one as one of a three-book box swap on PBS. I thought this one looked really interesting!
Exposed by Alex Kava
Veteran FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believed the threat targeted Quantico. It targeted them. A deadly virus – virtually undetectable until it causes death from a million internal cuts. The victims appear random, but Maggie wonders if vengeance isn’t the guiding hand. An aficianado of contemprory killers, using bits and pieces from their crimes – the Beltway Sniper’s phrases, the Unabomber’s clues, the Antrhax Killer’s delivery. Maggie knows dangerous minds, but she must tackle this new opponent from within a biosafety isolation ward – while waiting to see if death is already multiplying inside her body. She just fears her last case might end with the most intelligent killer she’se ver faced escalating from murder … to epidemic.
I love the Maggie O’Dell books!! This is the second book in the PBS swap (and the one I really wanted). I hope that this book is as good as the last one I read in the series.
Haven by John R. Maxim
Elizabeth Stride has come to Hilton Head Island to escape her past as “the Black Angel” – a ruthless assassin – and to escape Martin Kessler, a fellow operative who owned a piece of her soul. But just as she’s begun to rebuild her shattered life, Kessler reappears, toppling Elizabeth’s protective wall of anonymity. A teenage girl is about to be abducted from an exclusive nearby tennis club – a girl who uniwttingly holds the key to a horrific planned act of terrorism. By joining forces in a daring rescue of the girl, Elizabeth and Martin will be forced to put their fates in each other’s hands one more time – and decide once and for all if they are to live together or apart. In doing so, they will be drawn into a secret war of fanaticism, gree, and doomsday technology. And there will be no haven.
This was the third of the three book swap from PBS. It sounds interesting, new author for me. So we’ll see how it is 🙂
Wednesday, Nov. 4
A Simple Act of Murder: November 22, 1963 by Mark Fuhrman
A Simple Act of Murder is the investigation that this case should have had from the beginning. America’s most famous detective, Mark Fuhrman – who has cracked some of the best-known and must puzzling crimes in American history – cuts through the myths and misfortunes to focus on the hard evidence. He examines the ballistics and medical records, scrutinizes photographs from the crime scene and the famous Zapruder film, and weighs the testimony of hundreds of witnesses. Filled with vivid photos, informative diagrams, and original drawings by Fuhrman himself that show the evidence in a new light and make complex forensic evidence clear and easily understood, this book is the visual record of the JFK assassination. In this gripping and highly personal account, Fuhrman unveils a major clue that had been ignored for forty years – a breakthrough that will change the debate over the assassination. Overturning accepted notios about the way the murder occurred, A Simple Act of Murder answers many questions that have plagued the American people ever since that fateful day in Dallas.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
From England to Ireland to America, an explosive wave of violence sweeps a CIA analyst and his family into the deadliest game of our time: international terrorism. An ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA has targeted the CIA man for his act of salvation in an assassination attempt. And now he must pay … with his life.
Got this one from PBS. I’ve never read a Tom Clancy book (but I enjoyed the movies based on his books, lol), but have a few others of his on my shelves.