Mailbox Monday, Meme

Mailbox Monday, August 8, 2011

Mailbox Mondays

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

Well this week I got some older books in the mail as part of a Paperbackswap Box-of-Books trade.

 Iran has been invaded by Russia. America responds with a lightning-fast counterattack by air, by sea – and a lethal new technology that is about to redefine war both on the ground and in space. Its code name is Silver Tower – the most sophisticated and unstoppable laser defense system ever created. And it will change the balance of world power forever…

 When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers send shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage – not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

 Five prominent biophysicists give the United States government an urgent warning: sterilization procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, Project Scoop sends seventeen satellites into the fringes of space in order to “collect organisms and dust for study.” Then a probe satellite falls to the earth, landing in a desolate area of northeastern Arizona. In the nearby town of Piedmont, bodies lie heaped and flung across the ground, faces locked in frozen surprise. the terror has begun…

 Meet Archy McNally, a freewheeling playboy who specializes in “Discreet Inquiries” for the rich and not-so-discreet. Beneath the glaring sun of Palm Beach – and behind the lowest crimes of high society – McNally is paid to keep family skeletons in the closet. But when it comes to sex and scandal, McNally has a few secrets of his own…

Plus I received one e-book courtesy of Library Thing’s Early Reviewer program:

 The last thing Delilah Preston wanted to do was be a hero, but when she finds herself in a position to prevent an assassination, her conscience wouldn’t let her walk away. As a result, she gets caught up in an FBI investigation and the media spotlight. The problem? Delilah Preston is not who she claims to be. Seven years ago she fled from a cruel and sadistic husband, a powerful underworld figure who wants her back, dead or alive. Enter Special Agent Dominic Santiago who discovers Delilah’s true identity and realizes that after many years of dead-ends, she’s his ticket to taking down notorious crime boss Cap Grimaldi. But Cap isn’t about to let anyone threaten his family’s empire, and quickly devises a plan to not only discredit the Federal Monkey on his back, but also recover his errant wife and the fortune she took from him when she fled.