Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 5 1996 Author:Martin Cruz Smith; Henry Denker; Steve Martini; Joseph Finder "Rose" by Martin Cruz Smith — There are two worlds in the Victorian town of Wigan. There's the cool, calm world of the upper classes, all polished carriages and fine manners. And there's the rough-and-ready life of the coal mines, where men-and women-earn their living as best they can. Then as idealistic young cleric disappears without a trace.... more » And it seems the two worlds have more in common than anyone knew. At the heart of the intrigue is a fiery red-haired riddle named Rose. A tantalizing tale from the best-selling author of "Gorky Park."
"A Place for Kathy" by Henry Denker
Grace Cameron considers herself lucky. She has a bright, lovable daughter, a twelve-year-old sprite named Kathy. But luck has a way of changing when we least expect it, and now Grace must find a new home for her little girl-and soon. But where? Who will be Kathy's new family? Who will ever love her the way Grace loves her? The answers lie at the heart of this moving new novel by the author of "Horowitz and Mrs. Washington."
"The Judge" by Steve Martini
Judge Armondo Acosta and defense lawyer Paul Madriani have been adversaries for years. The judge thinks Madriani is a fast-talking conniver. Madriani abhors the way Acosta shamelessly plays up to politicians. But when Judge Acosta is accused of murder, a conniver like Madriani is exactly who he wants defending him. Former adversariesteam up for the courtroom fight of their lives in this new best seller.
"The Zero Hour" by Joseph Finder
It's a plan elegant in its simplicity-and devastating. Destroy Wall Street, and the entire American economy, with one carefully placed bomb. And the man who can do it is already on his way. They call him the Prince of Darkness. He's a brilliant strategist, and he never makes mistakes. Except one. He underestimates his chief adversary, FBI special agent Sarah Cahill. But can she stop him before the zero hour? An explosive, high-tech thriller.« less