03-29-08: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295.

Fiction
The First Patient by Michael Palmer. When he becomes doctor to his old friend the president, a country physician discovers a conspiracy to kill him.

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear. The psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs investigates vandalism and arson in a village in Kent.

Betrayal by John Lescroart. The investigative pair Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky return to take over a case stemming from a conflict between a National Guard reservist and a private contractor in Iraq.

Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein. Alex Cooper, the Manhattan ADA takes a hit from a cigar at the urging of her longtime police ally, Mike Chapman—to cover the stench of a badly decomposed female body. The victim later proves to be the first of a number of women in uniform targeted by the murderer, who may have military ties in his past.

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice. In the second book of Rice’s life of Christ, Jesus embraces his prophetic destiny.

Non-Fiction
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead by David Shields. A meditation on mortality, focused on the author’s 97-year-old father.

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. This “alternative history of American liberalism…reveals its roots in, and commonalities with, classical fascism.”

The Reason For God by Timothy Keller. A minister addresses common