September 2011 Books on CD

  The Homecoming by Maeve Binchy

Homecoming — Telling stories — Needy — The interview.

 Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife’s betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana-he is also forced to dig further into Helen’s past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined-and everything he’s believed, everything he’s trusted, everything he’s understood . . . may be a horrific lie. COLD VENGEANCE: Nothing is what it seems.

Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons

Thayer Wentworth marries an Irish professor and moves into her deceased grandmother’s house in Atlanta a short distance away from the summer camp she attended as a child, where she begins to question whether her husband is the man she thought she knew.

Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva

Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset. Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death-from the inside-a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional. To succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. A woman waits there-a reclusive heiress and art collector who can traverse the murky divide between Islam and the West. She is the daughter of an old enemy, and together they form an unlikely and dangerous bond. Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy moves swiftly from the corridors of power in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert. Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil-and Daniel Silva’s most extraordinary novel to date.

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Jules hopes the ten-thousand dollars she receives from donating her eggs can help save her father from addiction. Annie is sick of living paycheck-to-paycheck and after watching a TV show about surrogates, decides to become one herself. India knows that a baby is the only way to get Marcus, her much-older boyfriend, to marry her. But when her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to Annie and Jules. However, the plan is derailed by Marcus’ sudden death, forcing the women to rely on each other.

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