Set amid the darker side of Lake Tahoe's glamorous ski resorts, Acts of Malice has Nina taking on the case of Jim Strong, a member of South Lake Tahoe's most prominent families and the owners of the posh Paradise Ski Resort. With his brother Alex recently killed in a headline-making accident that occurred while they were skiing together, Jim fears he may be indicted in the death. When the coroner announces that Alex died from injuries unrelated to the accident, Jim is charged with murder.
As Nina prepares to defend her client, she has no idea that this case will lead her into a terrifying confrontation with a psychopath or threaten all that she holds most dear. She never expects to witness the perplexing and tangled set of loyalties and alliances among the Strong family.
Further complicating matters is Assistant District Attorney Collier Hallowell, back from sabbatical. Determined to put Jim Strong behind bars, he's equally resolved to pick up romantically where he and Nina left off - and to take their relationship in a completely new direction.
Jolene Hadley Corbett believes in the power of a good hair day, but on a bad hair day terrible things happen -- men run off, cars break down, and the skies open up all over your new favorite outfit. So when Ry O'Malley comes riding back into the town of Verbena, North Carolina, Jolene immediately checks the mirror. Yep, just as she suspects -- bad hair!
The O'Malley heir apparent -- taller, handsomer and a lot sexier than anyone remembers -- is determined to knock the whole town on its ear by demolishing his inheritance: the South Winds Trav'O'Tel and All Day Breakfast Buffet. Okay, so it's not a luxury resort, but its destruction would wreck the local economy...not to mention that antacid sales at the drugstore would probably drop considerably.
Jolene's not about to let a man who once pulled off the top of her bathing suit (okay, even though she was fourteen and she was in the pool) get away with this. So she gears up for the final chapter of the long-running O'Malley-Hadley feud. But first, she's got to find that can of hairspray...
Zoo Station by David Downing
Englishman John Russell is a member of the foreign press corps in Berlin and a first-hand witness to the brutal machinations of Hitler and the Nazi party in the build-up to war during the early months of 1939. Unlike many of his colleagues, Russell wishes to remain in Berlin for as long as possible to be close to his eleven-year-old son, who lives with his estranged German wife. When an old acquaintance turns up at his lodging house, Russell's life begins to change. Gradually, he is persuaded by a combination of threats, financial need and appeals to his conscience to become a spy - first for the Soviet Union and then, simultaneously, for the British.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
In this sequel to Larsson's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'm, Lisabeth Salander is back only she is twice as unorthodox and dangerous to know. As good as its predecessor this is a book you cannot put down.