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Price of Duty: Military novel from Dale Brown

The military novels of Dale Brown are noted for plots that are relevant and prescient in their assessment of world events. His latest thriller, "Price of Duty," (William Morrow, 440 pages) targets Russian cyber warfare. In "Price of Duty," the Russians are not merely hacking into the ...

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War Cry

Historical novelist Wilbur Smith has taken a departure from his Egyptian series and added another chapter featuring the Courtney family, an English family that have planted their roots in Kenya. His latest novel, "War Cry" (William Morrow, 496 pages), spans that pivotal era in world ...

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Book Review: Most Dangerous Place

James Grippando continues his popular attorney Jack Swyteck novels in his latest work, "Most Dangerous Place." (Harper, 356 pages.) Jack Swyteck is at the airport awaiting the arrival of an old friend from high school, Keith Ingraham, a successful investment banker in Hong Kong, who is ...

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Book Review: Bone Box

Faye Kellerman's best-selling series featuring ex-LAPD Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, continues in their latest case, "Bone Box." (William Morrow, 414 pages) Decker and his wife have moved from Los Angeles to a quiet college town in upstate New York in hopes of living a ...

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The Believer

Joakim Zander's latest work, "The Believer," is a follow up to his previous novel, "The Swimmer." (Harper, 378 pages) Yasmine Ajam and her family had fled the turbulence of the Middle East to begin life in Sweden, settling in the less affluent Bergort district of Stockholm which is home to ...

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The Seventh Plague

James Rollins continues his Sigma Force series in his latest thriller "The Seventh Plague." (William Morrow, 425 pages) The head of a British archeological expedition in the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe, vanished in the desert and was presumed to have been killed by Islamic ...

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The Wars Of The Roosevelts

William J. Mann has written a biography of the most influential family in early twentieth century America:  "The Wars of the Roosevelts:  The Ruthless Rise of America's Greatest Political Family."  (Harper, 609 pages) Mann's perspective is not a dry, political history of the Roosevelts; ...

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The Reykjavik Assignment

Adam LeBor's Yael Azoulay series continues in his latest work, "The Reykjavik Assignment."  (Harper, 454 pages) Yael Azoulay, former member of the Israeli special forces, handles the delicate, "top secret" negotiations of the United Nations. This intrepid agent has brought warlords and war ...

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The Flame Bearer

Bernard Cornwell has completed his 10th novel in his Saxon Tales series with "The Flame Bearer"  (Harper, 284 pages) Lord Uhtred, who was born a Saxon but raised by a Dane, dreams of recapturing his ancestral home of Bebbanburg, which was seized by his uncle and given to his cousin. The ...

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Chaos

Patricia Cornwell continues her popular Kay Scarpetta series with her latest book "Chaos."  (William Morrow, 385 pages) Forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her old partner Pete Marino are summoned to investigate the mysterious death of a bicyclist on the campus of Harvard ...