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The Essential Man by Alan Morgan (1977)

 

On Inauguration Day, 1985, President Tommy Owens is being sworn in for a second term when he suddenly collapses.  The Doctor's discover a fatal brain tumor.  His staff, fearing Vice President Carl Kobin becoming President, given an actor surgery to look like President Owens and programing to be President.

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E Pluribus Bang by Davie Lippincott (1970)

 

George Ramsey Kirk becomes the President of the United States when President Jimmy Alderdice dies five days into his term.  He finds a Secret Service agent in bed with First Lady Ginger Kirk, and using the Agent's gun, kills him.  Now he has to cover up the crime with the help of his ambitious CIA Director.

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34 East by Alfred Coppel (1974)

 

The United States and the Soviet Union have divided the Sinai to keep the peace.  Air Force One crashes in Palm Springs when the pilot has a sudden heart attack while the plane is landing.  The Vice President is in the Sinai on his way to a treaty signing but before he can be informed he his now President his convoy is attacked by Arab Terrorists.

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The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly.

A pair of hunters are trying to find out what happened to a pregnant woman who has vanished some years previously. Charlie Parker is asked to look into the discovery of a dead body that was unearthed by a tree with a Star of David carved into it. Angel is recovering from his surgery and Louis is unhappy about his possible demise.

If you like the Charlie Parker books, you will like this.

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On 1/2/2018 at 4:30 PM, Zeropoint said:

"Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond. An interesting and informative read. The main idea is that Europeans developed a powerful society before anyone else did NOT because Europeans were in any way superior to anyone else, but because Europe is the only part of the Earth that meets the requirements for building a powerful society. If you've ever played a 4X or civilization builder game, you probably know all about crappy start locations.

 

I read this.  It was fascinating.  It didn't seem like fiction when I read it though.  ;)

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Miko by Eric Lustbader. This is the second Nicholas Linnear book  Nicholas is bodyguarding the industrialist Tomkin whose daughter he is dating. This takes him to Japan to a merger between Tomkin's business and a Japanese one. And then the head of the Japanese firm is marrying Nicholas's lost love Yukio who Saigo had told him he had killed.

There were a couple of bits in the book when you are not sure what exactly has happened. Otherwise ok.

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.Gunmetal Gray by Greany. Court Gentry, the Gray Man, has been able to go back to work for the CIA after being burned. HIs first mission is to infiltrate a Chinese manhunt and bring their target back to America.

 

The Ranger by Atkins. Quinn Colson is called home after the death of his uncle, the sheriff. He stays to help clean out a drug ring trying to take his land.

 

The Drifter by Petrie. Peter Ash finds a suitcase of money and a mean dog underneath a porch he is renovating. He decides to check if that was why his friend committed suicide, or if it was a motive for murder.

 

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Each pilgrim going to Canterbury has to tell a tale. Technically each one has to tell two on the way there and two on the way back. However only one from each is included and some of these are incomplete. It is still good. I had only read bits and pieces and now have finished it all.

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IQ and Righteous by Joe Ide. Isiah Quintabe has to find a hitman that uses a giant dog as his weapon in the first book. In the second he investigates the death of his brother and tries to save two gamblers from a triad and loan sharks.

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