Aaron Elkins does it again! His Gideon Oliver books have long been favorites of mine, anticipated and collected. The worst thing, his newest, has some of the same characteristics that make the others great, but it is completely independent and takes place in a new setting with a new character's job informing its pages. The main character, Bryan Bennett, designs hostage negotiation programs for a world-class security risk company based in Seattle.
"A poem doesn't come out and tell you what it has to say.
June was a busy month for our members, so much so we had to cancel our meeting, so for July we will finish discussing Drums of Autumn and begin discussing Fiery Cross, both by Diana Gabaldon. We will meet on Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well. We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.
Hoorah – my favorite hard-boiled NY PI, Matthew Scudder, is back in the latest entry from Lawrence Block – “A Drop of the Hard Stuff.” I should state that Matt is not as hard-boiled since he quit drinking, and the struggle to do so is partly chronicled in this book. This is sort of a prequel as it opens with Matt sitting with his old friend Mick Ballou and reminiscing about the past, when Matt was still shy of a year sober. He had met with an old childhood acquaintance turned criminal at an AA meeting. His now-sober friend, Jack Ellery, is working on the 12 steps of
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