Mailbox Monday, October 31, 2011

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is on tour, with October’s location being at Savvy Verse & Wit.

Well I got another Paperbackswap Box-of-Books trade in the mail this week. I’ve still got one more big one coming to me. After that I hope I’m done for a while, because I really need to start controlling myself, lol. Here’s what came this week:

 Tim Blake is an average guy. He sells cars. He has an ex-wife who’s moved in with another man. It’s not a life without hassles, but nothing will prepare him for what happens when his daughter, Sydney, vanishes into thin air. At the hotel where she supposedly worked, no one has ever heard of her. Even her closest friends seem to be at a loss. As he retraces Sydney’s steps, Tim discovers that the suburban Connecticut town he always thought of as idyllic is anything but. What he doesn’t know is that his every move is being watched. There are others who want to find Sydney as much as Tim does. And the closer Tim comes to the truth, the closer he comes to every parent’s worst nightmare – and the kind of evil only a parent’s love has a chance in hell of stopping.

 

 

 Dirk Pitt proved invincible in Raise the Titanic! Now, with the future of virtually every person in the world at stake, he is enlisted to spearhead his most daring mission yet – the rescue of a vital document for the United States. To an energy-starved, economically devastated America, possession of this document is worth billions. But to Great Britain, it’s worth a war. Pitt’s quest plunges him into a head-to-head confrontation with Britain’s most cunning secret agent – and into the throes of a torrid love triangle. As time runs out for a desperate America, Dirk Pitt races toward an underwater clash more terrifying than anything Clive Cussler has ever created.

 

 

 He’s no ordinary kidnapper. Not only does he strike again and again, but he collects the ransom, gets away safely, and leaves his hostages dead. Now, after months of eluding the best law enforcement can put against him, this monster is looking for a new challenge. He’s no ordinary cop. Lucas Jordan is a profiler in Noah Bishop’s Special Crimes Unit. But his uncanny ability to locate missing people comes at a tremendous personal price … and stirs mistrust among the hard-nosed cops he’s forced to work with. Now in Clayton County, North Carolina, where the latest in a string of kidnapping victims has turned up dead, Lucas, with the aid of carnival psychic Samantha Burke, is doing what he does best: hunt fear. But this time fear is hunting back.

 

 

 Anthony McCarran, one of the army’s most distinguished generals, was devastating by the loss of his longtime friend Jack Gallagher, who was killed in Vietnam. For years, the McCarran and Gallagher families have remained close, watching a new generation of soldiers face combat. Today, the general’s son Lt. Brian McCarran is back from Iraq. Traumatized by the experience, there’s only one person Brian wishes to confide in: Kate Gallagher. As the daughter of a fallen soldier, Kate understands the pain of war. But as the wife of Brian’s commanding officer, the volatile and shell-shocked Capt. Joe D’Abruzzo, there’s only so much Kate can do to offer comfort – and only so many secrets Brian can share… Tragedy strikes when Brian shoots and kills D’Abruzzo on their army post in Virginia after a bitter confrontation. Now, in a high-profile court-martial, Brian must face old demons and new enemies as he fights to prove his innocence with the help of Paul Terry, one of the army’s most accomplished lawyers; Terry’s co-counsel, who happens to be Brian’s sister, Meghan; and Kate’s unwavering support. But before the case is over, Brian will learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest of souls – and hardest of hearts.

 When beautiful advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel, she thinks that she’s a victim of random, senseless violence. FBI agent Sam McCabe thinks otherwise – that she’s the target of a serial killer who’s eluded the FBI for weeks. He also knows that there’s only one way to catch him: use Maddie as the enticing bait. But as McCabe’s intimate protection ignites irresistible passion, Maddie finds herself in greater danger than she believed possible – and closer to the killer than she ever imagined…

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