Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 3 1988 Author:Robin Cook, Torey L. Hayden, Greg Dinallo, Catherine M. Rae "Mortal Fear," Robin Cook — Cedric Harring was in his late fifties, with a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit and an appetite for all the wrong foods. So it was no surprise when he suffered a massive, fatal heart attack. Except for one thing: Cedric Harring's — heart was in perfect shape, certified so after an exhaustive physical at Boston's Good Heal... more »th Plan. Then there was Brian Lennow, also pronounced sound by GHP, also a heart attack victim. And Holly Jennings. Who would be next? For Dr. Jason Howard these deaths are agonizing reminders of another more personal loss. Determined to discover what is killing his patients, Jason embarks on an odyssey that leads him to the very frontiers of man's knowledge of life-and death. And in this brave new world he finds that the age-old sin of greed can still twist the purest ideals of medicine.
"Just Another Kid," Torey L. Hayden
Torey Hayden expects to have her hands full. The children in her classroom are all emotionally troubled, poised always on the brink of tears or mayhem. What she doesn't expect is a teacher's aide who needs as much attention as the kids. But Ladbrooke Taylor, the beautiful, brilliant volunteer assistant, is an alcoholic, a woman struggling with the ghosts of a nightmarish past. If her unspoken cry for help goes unanswered, she will probably drink herself to death. But can the safety net in Torey's classroom catch yet another falling soul? This is the true story of a very "special" group of people and the gifted and fiercely caring teacher determined to help them. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, it is a book overflowing with life-its traumas and, above all, its triumphs.
"Rocket's Red Glare," Greg Dinallo
Theodor Churcher: Billionaire. War hero. Patriot. And traitor. The Americans and the Russians are about to sign the most important disarmament treaty of all time when Theodor Churcher vanishes. A handful of seemingly unrelated clues-a creased World War II snapshot, a cache of counterfeit masterpieces, a hidden set of blueprints-suddenly forms an ominous pattern. In a desperate attempt to learn the truth, Churcher's son, Andrew, undertakes a dangerous journey behind the iron curtain, where he risks his life-and that of Melanie, the beautiful dancer he loves. What Andrew uncovers is a conspiracy that could throw the shadow of the Kremlin over the entire free world. But can he get the secret to the West?
"Brownstone Facade," Catherine M. Rae
Elegant. Orderly. Buttoned up. The brownstone house reflects the personality of the family whose home it is. At the dawn of the Roaring Twenties the Millertons cling tenaciously to the rock-ribbed values of the Victorian age. Obsessed with propriety, fearful of what others will think, they will go to any length to hide the dreadful scandal wrenching the family apart. Only Grace, the beautiful and very marriageable daughter of the house, is willing to face reality. And to admit that something far worse than scandal may be stalking the dimly lit hallways of the brownstone. For Grace has heard the footsteps in the night, seen the mysterious figure lurking near the gate. She knows that a polite facade of complacency is worse than useless. It is dangerous....