Mailbox Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Mondays

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Gideon by Russell Andrews

Gideon. An identity shrouded in mystery – the anonymous source who holds the key to an explosive secret. In a clandestine meeting, writer Carl Granville is hired to take the pages of an old diary, articles, letters, documents in which all proper names and locations have been blacked out – and turn them into compelling fiction. He will be paid a quarter of a million dollars. But he can never tell a soul. As he is fed information and his work progresses, Granville begins to realize that Gideon’s book is more than just a potential bestseller. It is a revelation of chilling evil and a decades-long cover-up by someone with far-reaching power. He starts to have second thoughts. How will his book be used? Whose lives will be shattered? What is the truth behind the story – and who is the true storyteller? Then someone close to Granville is bludgeoned to death. Another is savagely murdered. His apartment is ransacked, his computer destroyed, all his records stolen. Suspicion falls on Granville. He tries to explain the shadowy assignment. No one believes him. He has no proof, no alibis…

I received this one today as part of a three book swap from PBS (goodness, I am addicted to the boxer feature!). This one sounds like a good book – we’ll see 🙂

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family – mother, father, older brother – had vanished. No note, no trace, no return. Ever. Now, twenty-five years later, she’ll learn the devastating truth. …. Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family. But the story of her old family isn’t over. A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous “gifts” – someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And no one’s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time Cynthia discovers the killer’s shocking identity, it will again be too late … even for goodbye.

Received this one in the PBS swap; I have had my eye on this author for quite some time and am looking forward to giving this book a go!

The Lost Constitution by William Martin

Rare-book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington, are back for another treasure hunt through time. They have learned of an early, annotated draft of the U.S. Constitution, stolen and smuggled out of Philadelphia. The draft’s marginal notes spell out, in shocking detail, the Foundders’ unequivocal intentions – the unmistakable meaning of the Bill of Rights. Peddled and purloined, trafficked and concealed for more than two centures, the lost Constitution – if found – could forever change America’s history … and its future. Congress is fighting tooth and claw over the eternally contentious Bill of Rights, spurring a frenzied search for the missing document, which each side believes it can use to bolster its arguments. Peter and Evangeline must get to the document first, because they know that if the wrong people find it, they will burn it, stripping the nation of its constitutional moorings. The search takes Peter and Evangeline into the rich history of America. Past and present play off one another as the quest for the draft heats up until it boils over and the truth is finally revealed.

This is the last in the PBS swap. And this one looks REALLY good to me! I’m looking forward to getting to this one rather soon!

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