Mailbox Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

 

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is still on tour, with February’s spot being at Library of Clean Reads.

This past week was really good, I had a PBS box-of-books swap in which I received four books. Here’s what I got:

The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy

Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East — as Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play; with one terrible act, distrust mounts,forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution — before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world

 

 

 

 

 

Blindsight by Robin Cook

Today, organ transplants are common miracles of science. But if the supply cannot meet the demand, how far will people go to find donors? Dr. Laurie Montgomery, a forensic pathologist, learns the terrifying answer when she investigates a series of fatal “overdoses” of young professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

Mindbend by Robin Cook

Future doctor Adam Schonberg loved his wife. That was why he took a job with the giant drug firm, Arolen, for the money he needed for their coming baby. His wife, Jennifer, felt would get the best of care at the Julian Clinic as her pregnancy progressed. It seemed a happy coincidence that the Julian Clinic was owned by Arolen … until Adam Schonberg slowly began to suspect the terrifying truth about this connection … and about the hideous evil perpetrated on the wife he loved by the doctor she helplessly trusted.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandstorm by James Rollins

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery’s brilliant and beautiful curator; and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert. But others are being drawn there as well, some with dark and sinister purposes. And the many perils of a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey’s end: an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia … or destroy everything humankind has built over countless milennia.

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