Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekly Finds: 6/19/10

The Clouds Beneath the Sun: A NovelThe Clouds Beneath the Sun: A Novel by Mackenzie Ford - received from librarything early review program.

From the back of the book:  Kenya, 1961.  As a small plane carrying Natalie Nelson lands at a remote airstrip in the Seregeti, Natalie knows she's run just about as far as she can from home.  Trained as an archaeologist, she has accepted an invitation to be part of  a famous excavating team, her first opportunity to escape England and the painful memories of her past.

But before she can get her bearings, the dig is surrounded by controversy involving the Masai people - and murder.  Compounding the tension, Eleanor Deacon, friend of the Masai, who is leading the excavating mission, watches a rift grow between her two handsome sons, Christopher and Jack.  Natalie's growing attraction to Jack soon becomes a passionate affair that turns dangerous when she must give evidence in a trial that could spark even more violence and turmoil.

The startling beauty of the Kenya setting, the tension of looming social upheaval, and the dizzying highs and the crushing lows of a tragic love affair are all captured brilliantly on every page of the extraordinary and unforgettable novel.

Siren of the WatersSiren of the Waters by Michael Genelin - Barnes and Noble free Fridays.

From the electronic description: Commander Jana Matinova, Slovakian policewoman, pursues a master criminal.

The Glades by Clifton Campbell

From the electronic description:  Jim Longworth is an attractive and brilliant Chicago homicide detective with a reputation for being difficult.  When his captain wrongfully accuses him of sleeping with his wife and shoots him, he is exiled and forced to relocate.  He lands in the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade, outside of Florida's Everglades, where sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum.  But Longworth soon finds out this town isn't quite as idyllic as he originally thought, when murders keep piling up.  Each case pulls Longworth off the golf courses and reluctantly into his element as one of the sharpest homicide detectives to wear a badge.

Love Remains (The Matchmakers)Love Remains (The Matchmakers) by Kate Dacus

From the electronic description:  Zarah's and Bobby's grandmothers see a chance to bring together high school sweethearts and beat their senior friends in a matrimony challenge.

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