03-29-08: Book Reviews

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

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.

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