Mailbox Monday, August 1, 2011

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is on tour, with August’s location being at Life in the Thumb.

Both books this week are from Bookmooch:

 Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone wakes to find an intruder in his Copenhagen bookshop: an American Secret Service agent with assassins on his heels. Narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight, the two journey to the secluded estate of Malone’s friend Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. But Thorvaldsen also harbors a hidden agenda – a vendetta – that will force Malone to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone is forced to match wits with a terrorist for hire and to plunge into a desperate hunt for Napoleon’s legendary treasure, lost for two hundred years. It’s a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost?

 For caterer Goldy Schulz, who’s been worrying about her cash flow, the chance to work for a high-powered company like Prospect Financial Partners seems like a dream come true. But it turns out to be murder … in every sense of the word. When Goldy is hired to cater a party to kick off Prospect’s latest venture – the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine – she prepares a feast fit for a king. Yet the Tomato-Brie Pie has barely been served, when all hell breaks loose – and the main culprit is Goldy’s best friend, Marla. Marla is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when one of the partners ends up missing, it looks as if she was right. Why, then, are the police treating Goldy’s friend as if she committed a crime? As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up shrimp-studded Plantation Pilaf and Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake, she finds herself drawn into a case of stolen millions and multiple homicides. And only when she can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will Goldy be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend’s dearest asset – her life.

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