Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spring Sizzlers

The Latest from Popular Authors
We've not yet reached the days of lawn chairs, flip flops, and plenty 'o time to read but we're close. In the mean time, tune up for summer days with any of the following books, most from perennial faves.

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver : The author's ninth Lincoln Rhyme novel (after The Broken Window) includes Rhyme's partner Amelia Sachs and the Watchmaker, the creepy assassin introduced in Cold Moon (2006).

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson : The final book in the late author's Millennium Trilogy. Not to worry, Lisbeth Salander lives to hack another day and on the something to look forward to front, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (book one) is due out on DVD July 6.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader : The fifth Van Lustbader take (after Bourne Deception) on the once nuanced, now action hero character, Jason Bourne.

Pre-pub internet reviews of Laurel K. Hamilton's Bullet (the zillionth in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series) are mixed. Fans of earlier books in this 'bloody popular' series think Ms. Blake has changed; fans of spicy paranormal fiction are loving it. Everyone's a critic...

Steve Martini's The Rule of Nine (after Guardian of Lies) brings back San Diego lawyer Paul Mandriani who is chasing a terrorist and being chased by an assassin. Yikes!

The Spy by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott : The third in a series (after The Chase and The Wrecker), again features Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency.