A great new author for me--I can't wait to go back now and read Martin Walker's first mysteries! A former Editor for UPI and currently director of a think tank, Oxford alum Walker splits his time between Washington, DC, and the Dordogne region. His books take place in the villages of the Dordogne and take advantage of the loveliness of the Aquitaine area of France.
Ship Breaker is a bleak look at a dystopian future. Almost all the oil in the world has been consumed and global warming has drowned most sea-coast cities and spawns “city-killer” hurricanes. Huge corporations run the world and Chinese “red cash” is the most desirable currency. The world has also tinkered with genetic manipulation and much of the fighting is done by “half men”, a combination of men, tigers and dogs.
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
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I haven’t previously read the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, although his fans I’ve talked with are extremely loyal and eagerly grab each new installment as it hits the shelves. Then I met him at a recent mystery conference and he seemed so intelligent, I decided to give the series a try. I started with The Enemy, because although it wasn’t written first, it is the earliest in the fictional life of Jack Reacher.
Bent Road by Lori Roy
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