Friday, November 1, 2013

In November I am Thankful for...New Books! (part 3)

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials -- one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. The Nazi Hunters is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies -- many of whom lost family in the Holocaust -- embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full.

 The Private School Murders by James Patterson
Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. Her first case was the mystery of her parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her brother of his girlfriend's homicide. And danger just got closer. One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer... and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim? 

Roses by G. R. Mannering
The story follows Beauty from birth. She grows up without a name, living with her cruel aunt, uncle and cousin. Beauty has a troubled upbringing, hidden from guests and house staff because of her unusual appearance of silvery skin and violet eyes. When an uprising hits Beauty's home, she is forced to flee with stableboy Owaine as State officials set out to kill those of magic blood. She spends time in the Hillands, and this is where she really comes into her own - away from punishment and torment and cruelty, and free from the grounds of her aunt's home - though Beauty is still not accepted by all. Owaine, now her acting-father, leaves the village for a while, only to return in the harsh winter clutching a gift for Beauty - a red rose. But when he plucked the rose from a beautiful garden beside a castle, he came face-to-face with a ferocious beast who wants a life for a life - Owaine's in return for the rose. Beauty cannot let Owaine die for her and sets off to bargain with the beast... (from mfu_11's Amazon review)

Second Impact by David & Perri Klass
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.

Sketchy by Olivia Samms
After a stint in rehab, Bea Washington manifests a supernatural ability to draw images from the minds of other people and becomes involved in a case involving two assaults and a survivor who does not remember what happened.

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