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Action is the Name of the Game

December 2011

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? By Sidney Sheldon
Read by Jill Fox. Reading time 8 hours 55 minutes.
Four Kingsley International Group think-tank scientists die mysteriously around the globe. Two widows--New Yorker Diane Stevens, who recently testified against the Mafia, and Paris model Kelly Harris--unite to expose KIG's nefarious CEO, Tanner Kingsley. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language.
Download Are You Afraid of the Dark?:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.58890

The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 14 hours 1 minute.
When Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch sees the tattoo on a corpse, he recognizes the man as William Meadows, one of his fellow tunnel rats in Vietnam. Although evidence points to death by drug overdose, Bosch's suspicions of foul play soon have him tangling with the FBI. With the help of Agent Eleanor Wish, Bosch begins to uncover a 20-year-old robbery scheme. Detective Harry Bosch Mystery, Book 1. Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. Download The Black Echo: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.34800   

Body Work by Sara Paretsky
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 15 hours 36 minutes.
PI V.I. Warshawski visits a nightclub where audience members paint the body of a naked performer. The intricate work of one participant, Nadia, enrages an ex-soldier. Later, when Nadia is killed and cops suspect the vet, his parents hire Warshawski to prove his innocence. Violence and strong language. Download Body Work:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.72678

The Camel Club by David Baldacci
Read by Jonathan Davis. Reading time 16 hours 10 minutes.
Wealthy businessmen and politicians gather at the Camel Club, unaware that their conversations are being monitored. After homeless Oliver Stone witnesses a murder, Secret Service agent Alex Ford interviews him. Ford's subsequent investigation yields information on a potential political assassination. Some violence and some strong language.
Download The Camel Club:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.60678

Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook.
Read by Carole Jordan Stewart. Reading time 14 hours 41 minutes.
The body of a murdered Mafia boss vanishes from the city morgue and is later recovered in a mutilated condition. A pair of forensic pathologists traces the mystery to the jungles of equatorial Africa and uncovers a conspiracy to alter the course of evolution. Strong language and violence.
Download Chromosome 6:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.44637

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence Block.
Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time 8 hours 35 minutes.
Unlicensed private investigator Matthew Scudder has gained control over his drinking and has a new friend and assistant, call girl Elaine. Scudder has been hired by a man who believes his sister was murdered by her husband. He has also been asked to investigate a snuff films case. Scudder soon discovers the cases are related. Matthew Scudder series. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Download A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.35110

Fear the Night by John Lutz
Read by Scott Brick. Reading time 13 hours 45 minutes.
A serial killer nicknamed the Night Sniper terrorizes New York City and taunts the police. The madman wants retired detective Vincent Repetto to catch him, so he murders Repetto's friend in order to force his hand. Descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language.  Download Fear the Night: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.61150

The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
Read by Chuck Benson. Reading time 23 hours 58 minutes.
Captain Edward Delaney accepts an undercover assignment to track down the serial killer who attacks his victims with an ice ax. The murders take place in an upper East Side precinct in New York. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Download The First Deadly Sin: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.52696

Killer's Wedge by Ed McBain.
Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time 5 hours 8 minutes.
It is a normal Friday afternoon in the 87th Precinct squad room, until Virginia Dodge walks in. Now the detectives are under siege by a woman holding a gun and a bottle of nitroglycerin. Dodge's husband has just died in jail, and she is seeking retribution against Steve Carella, the cop who sent him there. As Dodge waits for Carella's arrival, she vows to kill anyone who attempts to stop her. 87th Precinct series, book 7. Strong language and some violence.  
Download Killer's Wedge: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.38234

The Shimmer by David Morrell
Read by Phil Gigante. Reading time 10 hours 32 minutes.
Police officer Dan Page tracks his missing wife to Rostov, Texas, where a mysterious light phenomenon attracts spectators nightly. When a crazed gunman opens fire on the captivated tourists, Dan investigates the source of the shimmer. Violence and strong language. Download The Shimmer: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.69341

The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time 5 hours 13 minutes.
Cale Hanniford hires private investigator Matt Scudder--not to find out who slashed to death his daughter, Wendy--but why. The prime suspect, Wendy's longtime male roommate, is now dead in a jailhouse suicide. As Scudder learns more about the victim's past, he gets closer to discovering the truth about the murder. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Download The Sins of the Fathers: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.45105

Whiskey River by Loren D. Estleman.
Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time 8 hours 43 minutes.
While testifying before a grand jury, journalist Connie Minor relives the previous decade of Prohibition in Detroit, gangster wars, liquor runs, and police corruption. A key figure in Minor's recollections is Jack Dance, a young hood who quickly rose through the ranks. This is the first book of Estleman's Detroit crime series.  Detroit trilogy, book 1. Violence and strong language. Download Whiskey River: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.38234