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enemy that is
bigger, smarter and more
vicious: the Soviet Union. The Soviets
have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s
job is to help frustrate, harass and spy on
them any way he can. Enemies are everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out,
some even wear the same uniform he does.
This first entry in a new series is packed with
smart action, plus I think it’s really cool that
the authors are father and son.—Brian Hovis
The Fortune Hunter, by Daisy Goodwin.
Long before Princess Diana, 19th-century
Europe had Empress Elizabeth, better known
as “Sisi.” Famously beautiful, and unfulfilled
in her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph, Sisi
takes to horseback riding to escape the formality of royal life. On a fox hunting trip to
England, Sisi meets Captain Bay Middleton,
Staff book picks
Weight Watchers Cook it Fast: 250 Recipes
in 15, 20, 30 Minutes, by Weight Watchers.
There’s fast food, and then there’s good
food made fast. This cookbook falls in the
second category. Relying on fresh fruits and
vegetables, lean protein and whole grains,
the recipes will see health-conscious cooks
safely—and quickly—through every meal of
the day, plus snacks. It’s an ideal addition to
any cookbook collection.—Alex Zennan
Top Secret: A Clandestine Operations Novel,
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
IV. In the first weeks after World War II,
James D. Cronley Jr., a squeaky-clean new
second lieutenant, is recruited for an enterprise that will eventually be transformed into
the CIA. One war may have ended, but
another one has already begun, against an
the only man who can
outride her. They both
know marriage is
impossible, yet their
relationship becomes the talk of Europe. It’s
impossible to not get carried away by this
sweeping historical novel.
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan
and illustrated by John Rocco. Percy Jackson
is no ordinary boy. He happens to be the son
of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. So, who
better to assemble a collection of the origin
stories of the gods of Olympus? Percy adds
his own magic—and sarcastic asides—to the
classics, explains how the world was created
and gives readers his personal take on everyone from Apollo to Zeus.—Lindsay Bubitz
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