"If you go to the police I will kill on old woman, if you don't I will kill a young school teacher." A barkeep begins to find cryptic notes, and the results that they describe turn out to be real. The heat increases as he realizes that he is being framed for the murders. I found the story wasn't greatly engaging, gruesom, but still somewhat interesting.
Michael Seely is a lawyer representing a studio on intellectual property rights and reveals back-alley deals done in the black list days that are still worth killing for. An overly complex book that didn't add up to much interesting.
A well written novel. Though there is a sci-fi backing (man wins orbital trip and gets trapped in space) this book is much more about two themes: facing the end of life and voyeurism. As the world watches his every word come over the internet, Kip Dawson (unaware that his transcript is being broadcast) writes out his life's story filled complete with wonder and regrets. The world is transfixed by his honesty and works feverishly to save him from certain death.
A great who-done-it. Two secret service agents, who both lost candidates under their protection, work together to solve a complex tangle that relates both incidents together. There is quite a bit of good action in this book but the most fun is the theories that the agents throw back and forth as they work their way to the conclusion.