February's new Books on CD and MP3
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Snowdrops -- Witnessing the progression of regional corruption in his work as a British lawyer in early 2000s Moscow, Nick Platt rescues two sisters from a purse snatcher and pursues a glamorous romantic relationship with one of the sisters before he is asked to help with a dubious family endeavor.
Chalk girl -- Before Lisbeth Salander, there was Kathy Mallory. The little girl appeared in Central Park: red-haired, blue-eyed, smiling, perfect-except for the blood on her shoulder. It fell from the sky, she said, while she was looking for her uncle, who turned into a tree. Poor child, people thought. And then they found the body in the tree. For Mallory, newly returned to the Special Crimes Unit after three months' lost time, there is something about the girl that she understands. Mallory is damaged, they say, but she can tell a kindred spirit. And this one will lead her to a story of extraordinary crimes: murders stretching back fifteen years, blackmail and complicity and a particular cruelty that only someone with Mallory's history could fully recognize. In the next few weeks, she will deal with them... all in her own way.
Three-day town -- While in New York for their delayed honeymoon, Judge Deborah Knott and Dwight Bryant agree to deliver a package to NYPD lieutenant Sigrid Harald, but when a doorman is murdered and the package goes missing, Deborah and Dwight join the investigation.
Cold Vengeance -- Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana-he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined-and everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood ... may be a horrific lie.
Killing Lincoln : the shocking assassination that changed America forever -- The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.
Lost goddess -- In the silent caves beneath France, young archaeologist Julia Kerrigan unearths an ancient skull-with a hole bored through the forehead. After she reveals her discovery, her mentor is brutally murdered. Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, photographer Jake Thurby is offered a mysterious assignment by a beautiful Cambodian lawyer who is investigating finds at the two-thousand-year-old Plain of Jars-finds that shadowy forces want kept secret.
Hidden summit -- Sick of running into her cheery ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction and takes the high road out of town. Now she's got Paul Haggerty's business running like a well-oiled machine. In fact, things are so busy Paul jumps at the chance to hire an extra set of hands. Just like Leslie, Andy Jeffries has been burned by love. But if Leslie was disppointed by her relationship going bad, Andy was decimated. He's got no time for women, although he spends an awful lot of time pretending not to notice Leslie. And she's pretty busy "ignoring" the chemistry between them. According to Andy and Leslie, they have only one thing in common--they're done with love. But everyone in Virgin River can see that things are heating up at Haggerty Construction. And as far as Paul Haggerty can tell, the best thing he can do is hang on to his hard hat and watch the sparks fly!
All necessary force : a Pike Logan thriller -- Charged with stopping an imminent terrorist attack, the Taskforce pursues leads to Egypt, where Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill find themselves in charge of a mission involving a weapon of unprecedented destruction.
Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking -- At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
Scarecrow returns -- Pitted against a secretive terrorist group that has seized control of an island in the Arctic, Marine captain Shane Schofield and his crew are ordered by the president to stop the organization's zealous plot to destroy the planet.
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president -- Candice Millard chronicles the life of President James A. Garfield, from his upbringing to his untimely death. Garfield's short time in office was devoted to cleaning up the corruption that was rife in a country still reeling from the Civil War. However, everything changed when Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office worker. While the president's health slowly declined, a power struggle erupted over control of the administration, and the country's fate hung in the balance.
The odds : a love story -- Eagerly fleeing their Cleveland suburb, Art and Marion Fowler empty their bank account and head to Niagara Falls for a second honeymoon. By day they sightsee, but at night they play the odds at the roulette wheel in the hopes of fixing their flagging finances and marriage.
The man who broke into Auschwitz : a true story of World War II -- Tells the true story of a British soldier who was held in a POW labor camp in the summer of 1944 and willingly smuggled himself into the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp--known as Auschwitz III--to witness firsthand the cruelty there.
Saint's gate -- While investigating the murder of a nun in an isolated Maine town, FBI agent Colin Donovan goes undercover as an Irish fisherman and must decide if he wants to work alone or with Emma Sharpe, an art detective, to stop a killer's plot for eternal glory.
From the memoirs of a non-enemy combatant -- Relocating to New York after finishing design school, Boyet Hernandez embarks on a promising career only to be wrongly accused of terrorist ties and locked up indefinitely in a tiny cell where he frantically prepares for a trial.
Back to work : why we need smart government for a strong economy -- "I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future," writes Bill Clinton. "As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea, the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs."
Soft target -- Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fiance, the beautiful Sally Tung. For Ray, Sally represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented. But now he finds himself in the middle of the softest target of all, a huge consumer mall where a self-styled 'Mumbai Brigade' has come to bring massive death to the heartland.