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A Red Death

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A RED DEATHWALTER MOSLEY
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013

It's 1953, a time when Red-baiting was official policy, and racial tensions boiled. Easy Rawlins is in deep trouble. A corrupt, racist IRS agent is breathing down his neck about some unpaid taxes. His only out: cut a deal with the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church and spy on a former World War II resistance fighter suspected of stealing some top secret government plans.

But the IRS isn't Easy's only problem. His life becomes even more complicated and dangerous when his old flame Etta Mae Harris shows up with her murderous husband, Easy's best friend, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, hard on her heels. And then killings begin, and Easy finds himself playing the role of betrayed and betrayer - and the prime suspect.


HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This is the second book by Mr. Mosley, with the Easy Rawlins character. Many of the characters from the first book are here in this story plus a few new ones. I still enjoy his…

Hidden Order

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HIDDEN ORDERBRAD THOR
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013


High-profile kidnap victims in Washington, D.C. start turning up dead. When the ransom demand is made public, panic turns to terror. Scot Harvath standalone from series. Settings travel to Somalia, Boston, South America with history from the Federal Reserve and Colonial America. The problems reflect present USA - Evil prevails when good men do nothing.



HUBBY'S REVIEW:

I had been waiting for this book to come out for a long time. I was not disappointed. This was a fantastic book with action,history and even a little bit of a love story. Not to much. Just enough to make to the story work. This story has a lot of things going on and I don't want to give away the story. But I don't think anyone who has read any of his other books will be disappointed in this book. A very good read.

The Book of Basketball

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THE BOOK OF BASKETBALLBILL SIMMONS
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013


There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA.* Bill Simmons, the from-the-womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s Sports Guy, is that writer. And The Book of Basketball is that book.

Nowhere in the round ball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past, present, and future of pro basketball.

From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens–and then closes, once and for all–every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simm…

Walt Frazier: One Magic Season

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WALT FRAZIER: ONE MAGIC SEASONWALT FRAZIER & NEIL OFFEN
Posted:  Aug. 3, 2013

Mass Market Paperback
Published by HarperPrism (first published March 20th 1991)


This book about WALT FRAZIER. Talks about the year that New York won the N.B.A. Title in 1970. That was the year I really got into basketball and of course the Knicks. By them winning and the way they did it just seemed fun to watch them when they were on TV which wasn't much but I enjoyed it the same. The book also talks about his life where he grew up and what college he went to. He also talks about how they came together as a team that year and how it was he could stop someone. Still his game 7 in the finals is one of the best and for me he is still one of the best guards to have played the game. An older book but a true sports fan will like it

Hugged by an Angel

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HUGGED BY AN ANGELROBERTA CAPIZZI
Posted: Aug. 3, 2013


How can you ever love again when tragedy has crushed your heart?
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Kathleen used to love life. She had plans, dreams, and faith in life; but that was before the accident that took it all away from her in an instant. Now that her beloved brother is dead and she's confined to a wheelchair, her future is but a dark cloud hovering above her head. How can she ever find the will to move on and keep living without him? Even the cares of the happy-go-lucky American physiotherapist who's helping her with her rehab therapies are all in vain. Life seems to have lost its meaning, until one night she receives an unexpected celestial visit…

Colin has been working as a physiotherapist in Dublin for almost five years, but he’s never bonded so much with a patient like he is bonding with Kathleen; there's something about those sad blue eyes that makes him want to help her, to take away the pain that reminds him so much of his own. Having l…