|Xinran, Edward Wilson, John Williams (ed.), John Sandford, Garry Disher,|
|One of Sandford's two series - probably Virgil Flowers.|
|Charlie Higson, John McCabe, Lauren Henderson, Tobias Wolff, Alan Furst,|
|Memoir from Wolff. I might look the film up, as I like DeNiro.|
|Charlie Higson of Fast Show fame (and lots more besides)|
|Arne Dahl, Colin Bateman, S. J. Rozan, John B. Spencer, Michael Herr,|
|Tom Kakonis, Stuart Pawson, James McClure, Dale A. Dye, Ian Fleming,|
|James McClure book 7 in the Kramer and Zondi series|
|Platoon - Dale A. Dye - powerful film.|
|Len Deighton, Joe Gores, Max Allan Collins, Frank Lean, Sue Grafton,|
|Len Deighton series book!|
|Paul Johnston, John M. Del Vecchio, Anthony Holden, John D. MacDonald, Mohammed Hanif,|
|Travis McGee series book|
|Anthony Holden - non-fiction book about gambling.|
|Tom Wolfe, Joe Gores, Lee Child, William Gay, Sue Grafton,|
|Jack Reacher series|
|P. G. Sturges, Olen Steinhauer, John Grisham, Joe Gores, David Levien,|
|Shortcut Man novel - P. G. Sturges|
|Jim Nisbet, David Corbett, Shuichi Yoshida,|
|David Corbett - 2003 novel|
In the parallel near-future, a ship named for a jellyfish sinks into the Caribbean with its captain chained to the mast. Left behind is a logbook missing ten pages, presidential DNA hidden in a brick of smuggled cocaine, and a nearly- completed novel. Tipsy, the dead sailor's sister, and Red Means, his erstwhile employer, travel from San Francisco to the Caribbean and back as they attempt to unravel a mystery that rapidly widens from death at sea to international conspiracy.
With verve and humor to match the Illuminati Trilogy, Nisbet has fashioned an engaging facsimile of our modern world, albeit with snappier dialogue, amped-up technology, and even more clearly stated political prejudices. "Neither Norman Mailer nor Truman Capote has in their writing been able to produce such an intensity as Nisbet has achieved," writes Germany's Die Welt. Pick up Windward Passage and see why.
|Robert Littell, M. J. McGrath,|
Bestselling novelist Robert Littell employs all his considerable skills in telling the story of Kim Philby through the eyes of more than twenty true-life characters. As each layer is revealed, the question arises: Who really was this man?
When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most infamous double agent in history. A member of Britain's intelligence service since World War II, he had risen to become their chief officer in Washington, D.C. after the war. The exposure of other members of the group of double agents known as the Cambridge Five led to the revelation that he had been working for Russia for even longer than he had been part of MI6. Yet he escaped, and spent the last twenty-five years of his life in Moscow.
In Young Philby, Robert Littell tells the story of the spy's early years. In the words of his friends, lovers, and Soviet handlers we see the development of a fascinating, flawed man who kept people guessing about his ideals and allegiances until the very end.
|Lawrence Block - 5 from the master!|
|Tub 73 put to bed!|
HIGHLIGHTS...... Garry Disher, P. G. Sturges, John Sandford, Joe Gores, Tom Kakonis, Robert Littell, Lawrence Block
LOWLIGHTS....... not to sure why I bought the Tom Wolfe book,
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS;
to be updated!