Best of BARD: October 2016

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Strong representation from some of the more familiar names (Brown, Woods, Childs) helps us round out the Top Five this past month, but a strong showing from Louise Penny and Linda Howard helps to keep it fresh and new. Check out some of the latest and greatest, and we’ll see you next time!

The Sting
Sandra Brown
DB 85376 / CL 16256
When businesswoman Jordie Bennet locks eyes with Shaw Kinnard in a disreputable bar, Jordie doesn’t realize Shaw–hoping to find the thirty million dollars her brother stole–is here to abduct her. Soon, however, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits and each other to stay alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

A Great Reckoning
Louise Penny
DB 85142 / CL 16340
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. Given to Armand Gamache the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Smooth Operator
Stuart Woods
DB 85262 / CL 16324
President Kate Lee’s latest potentially disastrous situation requires a different kind of expertise than that of Stone Barrington. He suggests Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice. Unrated. 2016.

Not a Drill
Lee Child
DB 85466
After hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians into the dense forests of Maine, Jack Reacher discovers that a trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it’s a drill. Or maybe it’s the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Troublemaker
Linda Howard
DB 84875 / CL 16053
When combat veteran and GO-team leader Morgan Yancy is ambushed and almost killed, his boss, Axel, sends Morgan to recuperate with Axel’s ex-stepsister, Bo, in small-town West Virginia. Bo and her beloved golden retriever, Tricks, are just what Morgan needs to heal. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.