Books on CD
Worst Case by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Detective Michael Bennett’s skills will be put to the test in James Patterson’s latest novel. When the son of a powerful New York City family is abducted, the family will do anything to get him back. But instead of demanding money the kidnapper is quizzing him about the cost of his lavish lifestyle. As ore students disappear, powerful families begin putting pressure on their connections to stop the killer-and in step FBI agent Emily Parker.
A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
Lee Harwell is a novelist struggling to overcome his writer’s block. When his agent suggests he dabble in nonfiction, he takes the opportunity to learn more about his wife Lee Traux-known as the Eel. He begins to interview his wife and their friends Dilly, Boats, and Hootie hoping to gain the details of the event that still haunts the four. In the 1960′s Spencer Mallon convinced the Eel, Dilly, Boats and Hootie to join him aw well as two other college students in a strange ritual. At the end of the night one of them was dead and the est are changed forever.
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., is the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Forced to move to a new and strange city, with her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community. It’s there that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. raised by her mother to think of herself as white, Rachel is now expected to “act black”. But with a quiet demeanor and growing insight, she suspects the labels thrust upon her say less about who she is than a world that requires them.
Staying True by Jenny Sanford
She’s been a successful investment banker, a mother of four, and the campaign manager for one of American politics’ rising stars-her husband, Mark Sanford of South Carolina. Yet Jenny Sanford is best know for the one role she refused to play–that of conventional political spouse standing silently by while her husband went before the media and confessed his infidelity. She chose to let Mark Sanford deal with the embarrassment and political fallout from his own actions while focusing her own efforts privately on raising their children to be men of character.
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
“There” says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that of that short utterance, feels his faith in god slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about..angels.
Roses by Leila Meacham
Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick fell in love, but because of their stubborn natures and Mary’s devotion to her family’s land, they unwisely never wed. Now they must deal with the deceit, secrets and tragedies that surround them, and the poignant loss of what might have been-not only for themselves, but also for their family legacies.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamor, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business, twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree…until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese brides.
Dead Ringer by Lisa Scottoline
One of Bennie Rosato’s law partners has just dyed her hair pink, and their Philadelphia firm’s accounts are deep in the red. So Bennie agrees to take on a lucrative class-action suit. but as she prepares the case, her wallet, with all her credit cards, soon disappears. Soon, strange luxury purchases begin arriving at her office, and people start accusing her of bizarre behavior. Bennie realizes there’s only one person who could pull off such a dangerous deception-her long-lost twin sister.
The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny
Assimilating newly unclassified documents and unpublished primary sources, acclaimed author Andrei Cherny tells the gripping saga of how a rag-tag band of Americans-with limited resources and little hope for success-kept West Berliners alive in the face of Soviet tyranny.
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Jack McCall is an American Living in Rome, a travel writer searching for peace after his beloved wife’s suicide. But his quiet life is shattered by the appearance of old friends-and enemies-who need his help. their desperate requests launch Jack on a journey that begins with the unspeakable terrors of the Holocaust and the turmoil of the Vietnam War and ends with shocking-and ultimately liberating-truths about his wife’s tormented past.
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver
Interrupted at a dinner by an abbreviated 911 call, small-town Wisconsin cop Brynn McKenzie heads to a remote lake house to investigate. There she witnesses a gruesome crime scene-two bodies and a young woman terrified beyond belief. When she’s cut off from her radio and sidearm Brynn and the survivor plunge into the forest to escape the two men behind the slayings. Now it will take all of Brynn’s wits and resourcefulness to say a step ahead of these relentless killers.
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell
On New Year’s Eve, Kay receives a disturbing phone call. thirty feet deep in the murky waters of Virginia’s Elizabeth River, scuba diver and investigative reporter Ted Eddings lies dead. Was he simply searching for Civil War relics, or was he probing the restricted area for a bigger story. And Scarpetta has another question. Why did she learn of this death before the police were informed? When a second murder hits closer to home, Scarpetta and her colleagues are hot on the trail of a militant conspiracy.
Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline
Natalie “Nat” Greco leads a rather humdrum existence teaching law to students whose interest seems to lie anywhere by the classroom. She gets more than her share of excitement, however, when a riot breaks out after she takes a teaching assignments in a local prison. In the midst of the fracas, a wounded guard whispers his dying words into her ear: “Tell my wife it’s under the floor”. Though Nat makes it out of the prison in one piece, the guard’s cryptic message soon places her life in the ultimate peril.
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
When 19-year-old Fran married Bobby Benedetto, she never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship. Every time her New York city policeman husband hit her, she would think of convincing reason to stay. Now, with her ten-year-old son in tow, she is running for her life. Living in Florida under an assumed name, she is bravely shaping a new life and dares to believe, that finally she has escaped from her painful past.
The Confession by Beverly Lewis
Because is has disobeyed church rules, Katie Lapp in now Katherine Mayfield. Expelled from her strict Amish home, she sets out to find Laura Mayfield, the birth mother she has never known. but even as Katherine draws near to Laura, evil plans are working to tear away their happiness and their inheritance. Can Katherine reach her mother in time?
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
For more than 20 years, Sultan Khan defied the authorities-whether Communist or Taliban-and supplied books to the people Kabul. He was imprisoned by the communists and had to stand by and watch as illiterate Talban soldiers burned his books in the Street. Award-winning jounalist Asne Seierstad spent four months with Khan and his family overseeing how his beloved books became a symbol of freedom.
Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper
He’s the kind of killer we instinctively fear the most. A killer without boundaries, without conscience, without any fear of being caught. and his latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe: The daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator.
Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
When Tempe is called in to investigate the skeletal remains of a young woman found in Acadia, Canada, she is suddenly overcome by painful memories. Tempe had a dear childhood friend named Evangeline who disappeared without a trace from the very same town 30 years before. Could this be what became of her? As Tempe examines an anomaly in her findings, her significant other, Ryan, tracks a killer responsible for a string of similar murders.
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