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Selected Editions Reader's Digest ,Vol 1 2010: Gone Tomorrow, Lost & Found, The Murder of King Tut, La's Orchestra Saves the World
Selected Editions Reader's Digest Vol 1 2010 Gone Tomorrow Lost Found The Murder of King Tut La's Orchestra Saves the World Author:James Patterson, Jacqueline Sheehan, Lee Child, Alexander McCall Smith Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child — New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. — Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy... more » feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.
Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark’s plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan ... from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell -- and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.
Lost and Found, by Jacqueline Sheehan
Rocky Pelligrino, is a woman reeling from her husband's death. After her husband dies of a heart attack, Rocky leaves behind her career as a psychologist in the Berkshire Mountains and moves to Peak's Island, Maine, taking a job as an Animal Control Warden. Her first catch is a black Lab with an arrow lodged in his shoulder. She takes him in, searches for his owner and tries to solve the mystery behind the arrow's origin. Rocky makes a few friends -- anorexic teenage neighbor Melissa and strangely attractive archery instructor Hill Johnson -- and her mission takes a surprisingly dark turn after she learns of Cooper's original owners. Dog lovers will adore Sheehan's portrayal of Cooper, who, in contrast to all the human suffering, comprises the bright spot in a melancholy novel.
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.
La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
Lavender ("La") Stone, a promising Cambridge student who, like many women of her class and generation, finished school, married well, and led a comfortable and respectable life. In La's case, things go awry when her philandering husband unexpectedly leaves her, and dies shortly thereafter in a freak accident.
In 1939, she retreats to her in-law's country house to sort out the emotional wreckage of her failed marriage and premature widowhood. In this self-imposed exile, she finds solace in contributing to the war effort -- tending to the hens on a neighbors farm, cultivating a victory garden, and conducting an orchestra composed of local amateur musicians« less