Monday, February 28, 2011

Model Agent, a novel by Sean Sweeney

The human body consists of two-thirds water.

As concertgoers on a steamy day in Boston find out, water can kill as much as it gives life.

A terrorist attack at City Hall Plaza has the authorities perplexed. The government, in response, sends in a capable but young agent – an agent born from the ashes of terrorism itself – to handle it.

But as her partner dies and the terrorist strikes again, Jaclyn Johnson – code named Snapshot – finds herself in a situation she has trained a decade to face: She’s up against a man with enough money to finance a war against his competition. With a deadline in place to stop him – and with a car holding enough hidden tricks to evade capture – Snapshot infiltrates his hidden installation and finds out her target’s true end game, a secret that could have the world fighting over water.
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No Good Deed, a novel by M.P. McDonald

Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn't urban hero. It's enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.
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Afterthought, a novel by Janet Clare

Afterthought takes us on a journey along the roughest outback track in Australia with Lilly, a forty-five year old New Yorker, her newly-found father, Cameron, rogue and legendary explorer, his son, Grant, highly desirable platypus professor, and Jen, Grant’s twenty-something Sartre-loving daughter.
Lilly, smart and sensual, her own moral code waving in the wind, finds herself out of her element in a place where night comes on “like a door slamming shut," her former husband, artist and general all-around drunk, never far from her mind as she recalls her life before being enveloped in sand and heat.
This is a story of the power and destructiveness of secrets, of taboos and the thrill of transgression, of love lost and found and lost again; reminding us of the mistake of forgetting our good luck and the naiveté of assuming we are ever exactly where we think we should be in the world.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Houdini's Last Illusion, a novel by Steven Savile

Harry Houdini is a haunted man. Haunted by success; his emotions; and now by some of his compatriots: famed and feted illusionists like himself. The only problem is that they are dead. Houdini knows that time is running out, and before he is ready to die he must perform one final trick, the greatest illusion of his life...

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American Idol Exposed, a Hollywood Tell-All by Justin Buckles

The sex, the drugs, the lies, the cheating, and now the TRUTH. After nearly half a decade of employment on American Idol it's time to share my stories, warts and all. American Idol Exposed is a fly on the wall account of my days on the show. We're talking about everything you wanted to know but never thought you'd be able to ask. The truth. The whole truth and nothing but. This is my Idol life. These are the stories I lived on a daily basis while I was employed within the Los Angeles production offices, these are the stories I breathed on the audition tours that took me around the United States in search of a star to manufacture. I was one of a select few lucky enough to work behind the scenes of the number one show in America. This is the story they don't want you to know.

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Fourth and Forever, a novel by Bert Carson

Fourth and Forever is the story of Josh Edwards, a 44 year-old, retired Army helicopter pilot and his 18 year-old son, Bobby. After the death of his wife, Kathy, Josh suggests to Bobby that they should leave their home in South Alabama and start a new life in a part of the country where they have never lived. Since Bobby is only a couple of months away from his high school graduation and planning to attend college, Josh, who did not attend college, suggests that they go to school together. Bobby thinks it's great idea.

For more than four years Josh and Bobby have practiced basic football skills; primarily kicking and passing. Originally they began practicing to get help Bobby make his high school team. With that goal achieved they continued the daily football practice sessions just for the fun of it. In the process, Josh, an accomplished long-distance runner and bicyclist, became a skilled football kicker and passer.

Bobby was searching for a small college with a Division I football team with the notion that he would go to walk-on try outs and make the football team. Josh and Bobby settled on The University of Montana where, as planned, Bobby tried out for and made the UM Grizzly football team. What they hadn't planned on was Coach Brent Jenkins' invitation to Josh to become the team's kicker and backup quarterback. Josh reluctantly accepted and in the first game of the season found himself stepping in as the Grizzlies starting quarterback.

Josh, nicknamed "Daddy" by the player's and coaches, taught the team about Vietnam, PTSD, and living in the moment. In the process he evolved from player, to mentor, and in some cases father-figure for his teammates. What about the Division I National Championship???? Read the book and find out.

Fourth and Forever is about football, obviously, but it also about relationships, love, integrity, and honor - and, lest I forget, there is a dog named Flexible, a girl named Janet, and a woman named Meg; along with two veteran football commentators named Jim and Charlie.

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