Posts tagged FBI

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Mysterious Book Report G-Man

G-Man by Stephen Hunter Blue Rider Press/ Penguin Random House, $27.00, 443 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57460-3 The Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of unrelenting misery, hardship and economic deprivation. It was an era that left indelible scars upon all who lived through it, for who could forget the massive unemployment, the endless bread […]

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Mysterious Book Report Fidelity

Fidelity by Jan Fedarcyk Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-3386-9 With some seven and-a-half million residents spread out over a couple thousand city blocks, the Manhattan Office of the FBI is one of the largest, busiest and most important of all postings within the agency. The activity there is ceaseless, and the agents […]

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Mysterious Book Report The White Van

The White Van by Patrick Hoffman Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic, Inc., $24.00, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2304-6 We’ve all been guilty, at some time or another, of staying at the party just a wee bit too long, or succumbing to the exhortations of one of our Good Time Charlie pals, to Awwwgoahead, one more won’t killya […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Stolen Ones

The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 358 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16553-5 It’s a helluva thing to take on a subject like the one we are about to . . . this being the Christmas season; a time when many of us are thinking about Peace on earth and goodwill to men . . . […]

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Mysterious Book Report Prayer

Prayer by Philip Kerr Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 409 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16765-2 Across the world today, debates are raging between believers and non-believers about the existence of God, and the power of prayer. Radicals are trying to establish theocracies where everyone will adhere to strict religious law, as in Iran, where there’s no separation between church and […]

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Mysterious Book Report Going Dark

Going Dark by James W Hall Minotaur Books, $25.99, 295 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-00500-7 My old friend Caywood was opposed to modern technology.  He hated microwave ovens and cell phones, but most of all he hated computers.  He’d say, only half joking, “Computers are the work of the Devil, and when we’re totally dependent on ‘em […]

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Mysterious Book Report Ghostman

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95, 321 pages, ISBN 978-0-307-95996-6 Who among us hasn’t dreamed, at one time or another, of chucking it all; going off the grid and living a life of anonymity?  No name, no taxes and no responsibilities . . . answerable only to oneself and the whims of chance.  […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Bricklayer

The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd William Morrow, 2010, $24.99, 390pages, ISBN 978-0-06-182701-3 There’s a special interest that we readers should be aware of and give some attention to:  first novels.  They have an aura about them because they encapsulate a lifetime of thought, expression and experience.  (Or in some cases, inexperience . . . ) […]

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Mysterious Book Report Fun & Games

Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski Mulholland, $14.99, 286 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-13328-9 Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right?  Where every blessed thing is late, broken, or uncooperative?  You know what I mean.  The wake-up alarm doesn’t go off, you can’t find the car keys, the boss is all in an […]