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Subject: Need recommendation for Dad.
Date Posted: 11/21/2008 1:20 PM ET
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I'm looking for some title/author recommendations for leisure reading for my dad.  He's busy and does a good deal of fairly heavy-duty professional reading (theology and organizational dynamics - he's a pastor and church consultant) so for fun reading he wants relatively light and plot-driven fiction.  I'm out of recommendations from my own experience - we share some points of taste, but most of what I read isn't his kind of thing.  He's 50-something and fond of the Grisham/Ludlum/Clancy type stuff. 

Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 7:35 PM ET
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My husband enjoyed the following, which are on my AVL list:

The Jury, by Steve Martini

Last Seen Wearing, by Colin Dexter

Nowhere to Run, by Robert Daley

The Poet, by Michael Connelly

Resolved, by Robert Tannenbaum

Split Second, by David Baldacci

Sullivan's Sting, by Lawrence Sanders

Subject: Need Recommendation for Dad
Date Posted: 1/23/2009 7:17 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2008
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The Good Guy by Dean Koontz comes to mind.  Great read.

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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 12:30 AM ET
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You might want to check out the Christian thread.  There are some recommendations over there for action type Christian books and authors your dad might like.

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 8:10 PM ET
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Every book by Michael Palmer and Robin Cook.

Both write medical mystery/thrillers.

I have a slight preferance for Michael Palmer, but only by a hair.

What makes both authors great, is that their books are a bit "who dunnit" and an itsy-bitsy-bit commentay on medicine/technology/health care.

I just finished Palmer's "The First Patient." There are a lot of his books available on PBS. "The First Patient" is a book about an old college roommate of the President of The United States becoming his doctor, because the Pres's doctor disappeared under strange circumstances.

The book intertwines several mini-mysteries flawlessly.

I don't know if these authors books fall under fall under the term "cozies," but there is no gory violence, and while there is usually a romance between a few characters, it is completely G rated. I wouldn't blush if I had to read any part of these books in front of a priest.