This post was written by Tearitup with help from Mikeh!
It’s that time again, LL Book Club! I’m sending a few book options your way. Check them out and let us know what you think!
Book Club 2013Q1 Voting
- The Breach – Patrick Lee (33.0%, 2 Votes)
- The Fifth Witness (Lincoln Lawyer) – Michael Connelly (33.0%, 2 Votes)
- Running from the Devil – Jamie Freveletti (17.0%, 1 Votes)
- Cold Dish – Craig Johnson (17.0%, 1 Votes)
- Hostage Zero – John Gilstrap (0.0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 6
Hi everyone. I’m hoping we can take a little time out from the holiday rush to vote for our Lazy Lightning Book Club selection for 1Q 2013. The choices will include some of the selections that didn’t make the cut this year and a couple of new offerings.
One of my goals for 2013 is to make this more of a discussion. About one month after we make our selection I’m hoping to open the post for discussion of the book. I think some to the fun of a book club is talking about the books with others that have read it.
So, assuming the Mayans are wrong, and 2013 rolls in after all, we’re going to need a new book to read. Take a few minutes to vote on your favorite. Once a winner is chosen we’ll meet back here at the beginning of February to talk about what we’ve read.
And please, if there is a book you love, and would like to see considered in a future vote, let us know about. I think it’s safe to say that the readers here are always on the lookout for a good book or a new author. Post about any books you’d like to see considered and we’ll add them to a future vote.
Without further blather, below are the five (5) books to consider for first quarter of 2013:
Pick your favorite and get your votes in.
Hostage Zero – John Gilstrap
From Amazon –
Hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave goes where the government can’t. An innocent man has been shot and two young people are missing. But tracking them down is just the beginning. To keep them and his covert team alive, Jonathan plunges into the heart of an ugly secret whose insidious path reaches from one of the world’s most remote places into the highest corridors of power–and he must defeat enemies who are willing to kill to keep the truth from being revealed. . .
Running from the Devil – Jamie Freveletti
From Amazon –
Emma Caldridge, a chemist for a cosmetics company, is en route from Miami to Bogotá when her plane is hijacked and spins out of control into the mountains near the Venezuelan border. Thrown unhurt from the wreckage, she can do nothing but watch as guerrillas take the other passengers hostage.
An endurance marathon runner, Emma silently trails the guerrillas and their captives, using her athletic prowess and scientific knowledge to stay alive. Those skills become essential when she discovers an injured passenger, secret government agent Cameron Sumner, separated from the group. Together they follow the hostages, staying one step ahead by staying one step behind. Meanwhile, as news of the hijacking breaks in Washington, the Department of Defense turns to Edward Banner, former military officer and current CEO of a security consulting firm, for help. Banner quickly sends a special task force to the crash site, intent on locating the survivors before it’s too late.
But finding Emma and Sumner is only the beginning, as Banner starts to realize that Emma was on a personal mission when the plane went down. There is more to the beautiful, talented biochemist than anyone ever imagined, for in her possession is a volatile biological weapon in an ingenious disguise, one that her enemies have set for auction to the highest bidder.
The Breach – Patrick Lee
From Amazon –
Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door. It is the world’s best-kept secret—and its most terrifying. Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of the President of the United States. Though a nightmare of monumental proportions, it pales before the terror to come, as Chase is dragged into a battle for the future that revolves around an amazing artifact. Allied with a beautiful covert operative whose life he saved, Chase must now play the role he’s been destined for—a pawn of incomprehensible forces or humankind’s final hope—as the race toward Apocalypse begins in earnest.
Because something is loose in the world. And doomsday is not only possible . . . it is inevitable.
The Fifth Witness (Lincoln Lawyer) – Michael Connelly
From Amazon –
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too–and he’s certain he’s on the right trail.
Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.
Cold Dish – Craig Johnson
From Amazon –
Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody had been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.
With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.
So go ahead and place your vote and discuss which book you think should win. Feel free to throw out books for future book club selections, discuss your favorite books read as part of the club so far, and whether you plan to participate in this one or any future ones!