The Ghost

Author: Robert Harris
Paperback: 416 pages
ISBN: 978-0099525127
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Adam Lang, the recently ex British Prime Minister, is writing his autobiography. There is just one small problem, his ghost writer was just found dead and the publishing deadline is fast approaching. A new ghost is quickly drafted in and gets to work finishing the book. Unfortunately he keeps find discrepancies between archive material and Adam Lang's accounts of his past. As he investigates he suddenly finds himself in a whole world of trouble with no idea who to trust.

The Murder of King Tut

Author: James Patterson and Martin Dugard
Paperback: 337 pages
ISBN: 978-0099527237
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A strange mix of fact and fiction set during three different time periods; we see Tutankhamen grow up and become pharaoh, Howard Carter's career and his famous discovery, and James Patterson's present day investigation into "the ultimate cold case". Unfortunately none of the three time periods are well written or researched, contrary to what Patterson claims, and the "solving" of the murder is garbled and confused. It's redeeming feature? It is short and easy to ready!

How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Author: P. W. B. Semmens and A. J. Goldfinch
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN: 978-0198607823
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Have you ever wondered how boiling water could possibly move the many tons of metal that make up a steam locomotive? If so then this book is definitely for you. It covers everything from boiler design to wheel balancing and at each step explains the physics and chemistry that harness the power of steam. Be warned though this book assumes some basic understanding of physics, although those sections could be skipped over without much loss of understanding.

Googled. The End of the World As We Know It

Author: Ken Auletta
Paperback: 400 pages
ISBN: 978-0753522660
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Few companies have grown so fast and become so influential as Google. In this riveting book Ken Auletta documents the rise of Google from it's humble beginnings to the Internet super-power it is today. Combining interviews with the founders and employees of Google and their competition this book details not just the Google of today but speculates on the Google of tomorrow and how that company could easily be the downfall of existing business such as advertisers, newspapers and traditional media.

Whispers Of The Dead

Author: Simon Beckett
Series: David Hunter, Book 3
Paperback: 477 pages
ISBN: 9780553817515
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David Hunter travels to America to escape and recuperate from the attack that nearly killed him. This is no holiday though but a trip to work at the Body Farm. Before long he is dragged into a murder investigation that quickly escalates. Before he knows it Hunter is again looking over his shoulder for the shadow of a serial killer.


Author: Tess Gerritsen
Series: Tavistock, Book 2
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN: 0778301575
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Jordan Tavistock commits a little burglary in order to retrieve some embarrassing letters for a lady friend. Unfortunately what should have been a simple task becomes complicated when he comes face-to-face with another burglar. Before long Jordan is being shot at and running for his life. Can he figure out who the second burglar was and why everyone is trying to kill her before it is too late for both of them?

In Their Footsteps

Author: Tess Gerritsen
Series: Tavistock, Book 1
Paperback: 329 pages
ISBN: 0778300412
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Twenty years ago Beryl and Jordan Tavistock lost their parents. Not to disease or an accident but a double murder. Beryl finally decides that enough is enough and she wants to know the truth about their deaths. It quickly becomes clear that someone wants to keep the truth hidden and will stop at nothing to ensure it does. With the help of ex-CIA agent Richard Wolf will she uncover the truth before her time runs out.