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By Gregory David Roberts
Having escaped an Australian maximum security prison, a disillusioned man loses himself in the slums of Bombay, where he works for a drug kingpin, smuggles arms for a crime lord, and forges bonds with fellow exiles.
Surrender, New York
By Caleb Carr
Living in exile on an upstate New York dairy farm after his unceremonious termination from the NYPD, a once-dedicated criminal psychologist is called back to duty as a consultant for the suspicious death of several abandoned kids who nobody seems to miss.
By Cecilia Ekback
After emigrating from Finland to Swedish Lapland, Maija and her family settled down in a rich and beautiful country dominated by the ominous mountain Blackasen. Out herding goats, Maija’s daughters find the body of one of their neighbors. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack but Maija gradually uncovers a history of tragedies and betrayals.
The Rosetti Letter
By Christi Phillips
Fearing that her research will be rendered useless if a Cambridge professor proves his theory about seventeenth-century Venetian courtesan Alessandra Rossetti, Ph.D. candidate Claire Donovan agrees to chaperone a troubled teen in order to gain passage to the professor’s presentation in Venice.
By Robert Olen Butler
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain presents the story of a single North Florida family shaped and overshadowed by the Vietnam War and the estrangements between the fathers, sons and brothers who supported or protested against it.
An Officer and a Spy
By Robert Harris
Paris, 1895: Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer, is convicted of treason, stripped of his rank, and sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor on Devil’s Island, French Guiana. Ordered to investigate the case on behalf of the military’s new counter-espionage force, Colonel Georges Picquart uncovers evidence of anti-Semitism as well as a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the government. Inspired by the events of the Dreyfus Affair, a real-life political scandal that engulfed Europe in the late 19th century, this gripping tale brings history to life.