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Riders in the Sky
Riders in the Sky

KAbbey, December 30, 2007

Famine, Plague, Death, and War are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Their arrival spells the beginning of the end for humanity. All over the planet, millions of people die from a smallpox mutilation. Yet most of the dwindling survivors remain ignorant that the pandemic spread of the bacteria, crop failure, and increasing violence is caused by the start of the Apocalypse.
A few exceptions exist amidst the mass blindness. These few individuals continue to battle Famine, Plague, Death, and War. Casey Chisholm has barely survived a fight with one of the horsemen. Afraid, he hides rather than using his powers to confront the enemy. However, War leads his peers on a deadly march through mankind that forces Casey to take charge of the counterattacking soldiers that will determine the future fate of earth.

Following the stupendous SYMPHONY, the incredible IN THE MOOD, and the choice CHARITY, the rousing RIDERS IN THE SKY ends the enthralling "Millennium Quartet War" series. Taken separately, each chilling novel stands alone. However, comprising a set, the terrorizing tales make for an unbelievable collection that is the definitive Apocalypse/Millennium novel of the era. The renowned supernatural writer Charles Grant has written a classic series that paints a plausible but stormy future that shiningly stands tall with the best of King.
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Cold Case by Stephen Walsh White
Cold Case

KAbbey, December 30, 2007

Over ten years have passed since two Steamboat Springs High School juniors, Tami Franklin and Mariko Hamamoto, vanished just before Thanksgiving in Colorado. Their corpses were found a year later. The case was never solved.

Now, the Locard network of criminologists wants to re-look at the COLD CASE. They ask psychological profiler Dr. Alan Gregory and his spouse Assistant District Attorney Lauren Crowder to help them. The Locard group knows they need local talent to counterbalance the impact of a popular, high visibility celebrity, Congressman Dr. Raymond Welle, who is directly involved in the case. He provided psychological services to Mariko. Additionally, the sister of Lauren's first husband was once married to Raymond before she was brutally murdered by one of his patients. Alan begins to develop a profile on the two victims, their family members, and anyone else tied to the original case. The mounting evidence points towards Raymond as the prime suspect in three murders, but doesn't prove it beyond a shadow of doubt.


Alan and Lauren are entertaining lead protagonists because they are atypical of the perfect hunk/hunkette who solve crimes. Instead, Alan seems more like a college professor and the pregnant Lauren suffers from multiple sclerosis. Though the descriptions of the Rockies are breathtaking, it actually slows down a brilliant murder mystery. The Locard connection is especially enticing and hopefully, Stephen White will provide tales from their files in future novels. In his eighth appearance, Alan Gregory retains his freshness in a wonderful novel that will elate series and sub-genre fans.
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Dirty Money by Steve Womack
Dirty Money

KAbbey, December 30, 2007

When his former girl friend called to ask him to see her as she enters her ninth month of the pregnancy, Nashville private investigator Harry Denton starts driving west. Besides loyalty to Dr. Marsha Helms who he shared a relationship with for years, Harry wants to be there for the birth of his child. He also wonders if his relationship with Marsha can be salvaged. However, the drive to Reno in his ,68 Mustang turns nearly deadly when his vehicle dies on the loneliest road in a desert stretch of Nevada. Ultimately two guys, "Greasy Blond and Wolf" stop, but they rob a worn out Harry. Eureka, Nevada law enforcement official Dell Kanon rescues Harry.

At the house of Marsha's Aunt Marty, Harry meets Jacques Barrone and Jake Shalinsky. Jacques manages the notorious Mustang Ranch cathouse for the federal government while Jake works for him. Jacques believes the ranch plays a major role in money laundering. He hires Harry to work undercover as a maintenance man at the ranch. All Harry has to do is count cars, but a "cat killer" changes the rules of the game.


A Harry Denton tale is always an entertaining novel that leaves the audience with chaotic feelings as the reader savors the novel while salivating for more. The most recent Denton book, DIRTY MONEY, is a fabulous story that never eases off the accelerator until the last page. Harry retains that likable combination of landing in pathetic situations, but always on his feet. He is a great character and placing him in Nevada adds a fresh angle to the plot. Steven Womack makes reading about the adventures of a male professional sleuth simply a lot of fun.
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Dead Certain
Dead Certain

KAbbey, December 30, 2007

Kate Millholland is 100 percent pure blueblood, but shuns the society work of her aristocratic mother for the pleasure of toiling at a prestigious law firm. She shares an apartment with her best friend, Prescott Memorial trauma specialist Claudia Stein, in a middle class neighborhood in Hyde Park. Kate's family founded Prescott and along with wealthy individuals provides endowments that allow the hospital to remain a great place for teaching and for coverage for people without insurance.

The Millholland role in the hospital will change now that Prescott's Board of Directors accepted a deal to be bought out by Health Care Corporation, a company that prefers a large profit at the cost of medical care. Kate's mother is irate and legally challenges the deal. At the same time, a series of mysterious patient deaths occurs. Kate begins to investigate, but even she does not yet know the level of ruthlessness several individuals will go to attain what they want.


Gini Hartzmark writes legal thrillers that are as good as any of the works found in bookstores today. Her latest tale, DEAD CERTAIN, rivals the best of Rosenberg and McGuire. The story line continually surprises the reader with twists that are unexpected but logically developed so the plot retains a sense of reality to it. The mystery is entertaining and after seven books, Kate Millholland is a friend, who the audience knows well. She still manages to remain fresh and keep us off balance and alert with her unusual approach to a problem. One thing is DEAD CERTAIN: this novel is a great way to open the new year.
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Nothing But the Truth by John Lescroart
Nothing But the Truth

KAbbey, December 30, 2007

Defense attorney Dismas Hardy receives a call from the school telling him that his wife failed to pick up their children as planned. A bit concerned, he gets the kids and takes them home, but there is no sign of his spouse Frannie. After a few more hours pass, Dismas becomes worried until he finally learns that Frannie is residing in jail on two counts of contempt.

Apparently, her good friend Ron Beaumont is afraid to become involved in the legal system although someone murdered his wife Bree and the police have no viable suspects. Frannie knows Ron's secrets, but refuses to answer questions involving them. When she acts nasty towards the judge, she becomes a prisoner. Dismas wonders if his beloved spouse has been romantically involved with another man, especially when she pleads with him to find out who killed Bree. However, deciding to trust his wife, Dismas begins to investigate what happened. He quickly learns that Bree had many political enemies because of her hard stand on environmental issues. As Dismas digs deeper, he realizes that someone will kill again to keep a certain plan on schedule.


New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart has written another fabulous police and legal thriller. The male protagonist appears more vulnerable than usual, which makes him more likeable than in previous appearances. In NOTHING, BUT THE TRUTH, Dismas, soul is stripped to the bone marrow, but he still will do what it takes to keep his family safe. The who-done-it is one of the better ones in quite awhile, as Mr. Lescroart knows how to create a plot that will give immense pleasure to fans of police and legal thrillers.
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