Recommendation of the week “Wild Thing” by Josh Bazell

“Dr. Pietro Brnwa is on the run from the Mob he used to kill for. with a new name and a new job that’s tolerable only because it keeps him alive, he’s looking for a way to hurt the Mob so badly that it will leave him alone forever.

Dr. Violet Hurst is a sexy and self destructive palentologist in the employ of a reclusive billionaire whose obsession with an urban legend living in the woodsof Minnesota can’t possibly be justified. Or can it?

The offer of a job protecting Violet while she finds out could be just the opportunity Pietro’s been looking for. Alternatively, of course, it could be a hellish morass of murder, corruption, insanity, and international drug smuggling, not to mention the occasional lake monster. With Pietro Brnwa involved, the odds are guaranteed. Things are about to get wild.

Recommendation of the week “Killing the Blues” by Robert B. Parker

Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourists season when a string of car thefts disturbs what’s usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a Burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summer concert destination may have run afoul of the law.

Anf when a mysterious figure from Jesse’s past arrives in town, memories of his last troubled days as a cop in L.A. threaten his ability to keep order in paradise, especially when it appears that the stranger is out for revenge.

Recommendation of the week “Mobbed” by Carol Higgins Clark

“PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, plan to spend the weekend at the Jersey Shore with her parents. But the weekend gets off to an early start Thursday when Regan’s mother, famous suspense novelist Nora Regan Reilly, asks her to come immediately.

Nora’s childhood friend, Karen Frawley, just learned that her mother, Edna Frawley, has sold the family hoe at the Jersey  Shore and is having a garage sale. Included in the sale is everything the beautiful young actress Cleo Paradise left behind when she recently rented the house. Karen asks Nora to please go to the house and curtail any other outrageous antics her mother might have in mind.

Regan and Nora arrive at the Frawley home to find a mob of Cleo’s biggest fans waiting at the front gate. And once inside the house, Regan becomes suspicious. Why did Cleo leave so suddenly that her belongings were left behind? And where is Cleo? It isn’t long before Regan finds herself searching for Cleo, whose next hours may be her last.”

Recommendation of the week “Gideon’s Corpse” by Preston & Child

“A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.

A plume of radiation above New york City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.

Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: In ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse -far worse- than mere Armageddon”

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