When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s Mcfall Art Museum,is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum,his wife,Rosemary,is the primary suspect,and she is tried,convicted,and executed.Ten years later,John Nunn,the detective who cracked the case,is convinced that the wrong person was put to deat.In the years since the case was closed,he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomas that could implicate any number of people in the crime.With the help of the dead woman’s friend,he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth,suspect by suspect.Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for redemption…… but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.
TITLE : NO REST FOR THE DEAD
AUTHOR: DAVID BALDACCI
Jake and his pal Bud’s journey begins six months after he is released on parole and is occasioned when his girlfriend Donna dumps him and aborts their child.After an aborted suicide attempt where the Nerelco shaver cord he used to hang himself broken,on an impulse the source of the title;everything in Jake’s life happens “just like that “- he calls p Bud, who lives by the same credo,and the two take off with no particular destination in mind.They’re just going “south”-somewhere it’s warm.An hour before they leave,Jake on another impulse,holds up a convenience store to set some travelling money,ultimately,they end up in New Orleans and then Lake Charles,Louisiana and from there,back to Indiana.Along the way are many “watercooler”moments,such as when an inmate sinks a meat cleaver into another inmate’s blue -clad stomach,a physical encounter with two rednecks in Kentucky where Bud shoots one of the men,and the bullet bouncing harmlessly off the man’s thick skull,Jake’s ongoing romance with Donna,the funeral of Jake’s father which he attends with a whore,multiple burglaries,armed robberies,a brief affair with a black woman,and an adventure with a drunk santa clause.Near the end Jake takes another fall when he is caught burglarizing a bar back in Ft.Wayne,Indiana and gets shot in the leg and is returned to pendleton where he kills the inmate he’d had a nasty philosophy of life undergoes a sea change and he come up with this
TITLE: JUST LIKE THAT
AUTHOR: LES EDGERTON