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Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1995, Vol 4: Acceptable Risk / Local Rules / Salem Street / Fast Forward
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1995 Vol 4 Acceptable Risk / Local Rules / Salem Street / Fast Forward Author:Anna Jacobs, Jay Brandon, Robin Cook, Judy Mercer ACCEPTABLE RISK by Robin Cook -- Ultra: It's the latest miracle drug, the ultimate antidepressant. And it might just be worth a fortune to its inventor, Dr. Edward Armstrong, a scientist dedicated to research -- and to the woman he loves. But is Ultra a cure-all? Or is it a rogue chemical with deadly consequences? E... more »dward Armstrong is willing to risk everything to find out. For the promise of a fortune can test the ethics of any man. A tantalizing medical thriller from the master.
SALEM STREET by Anna Jacobs -- Salem Street was not a place for dreams. Huddled in the shadow of the cotton mills of nineteenth-century England, Salem Street was a place of hard reality: a place of narrow houses that shut out the light, of pale children in patched clothes, and women old before their time. But Annie Gibson did have a dream. She dreamed of the sun and the sea, a home of her own, and a life of self-respect. And with the help of the most unlikely of men, Annie Gibson was determined to make her dream come true.
LOCAL RULES by Jay Brandon -- The little town of Green Hills, Texas, turns out to be more than a speed trap for big-city lawyer Jordan Marshall. When Jordan is hauled into court, he's unexpectedly asked to defend a boy accused of a crime that has outraged the town's upstanding citizens. But Jordan isn't in on the local secrets, and no one is eager to help him out. As he digs for the truth, he discovers that an old scandal still casts its shadow on the good people of Green Hills.
FAST FORWARD by Judy Mercer -- Imagine it. A young woman wakes up in a strange house. She can't remember her name, or anything else about her life. Frantically she pieces together the few clues she can find. She discovers she is smart and accomplished, but has few friends and no one to love -- unless you count her dog. What she doesn't know is that someone is out there watching her every move, waiting to strike. The debut novel of a fresh new voice in suspense fiction.« less
I have always loved reading the Stories from the Collection of great Authors and with the very different characters and how hard life can be; these four very different stories will keep you wanting to come back to continue on reading each great story from the collection that Reader's Digest folks put together for their readers. Great collection of quite different themes in this book. From a Medical thriller to women challenged and not to forget the big city lawyer cast into a mystery himself to solve.