Articles tagged "FBI"

#ThrillerThursday 1/17/19

Marriages to die for, a Karin Slaughter read-alike, and the grim reaper… Welcome to this week’s #thrillerthurday!

AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE by JoAnn Chaney
Two starred reviews!
You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them… “Chaney alternates past and present, creating an unbearably urgent narrative, and she has a shockingly firm grasp on the barbs and ennui of long-term marriage…. A perfectly paced, shock-studded chiller from an author to watch.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: ‘If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.’… Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit—and a zinger of a coda.”–Booklist, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (1/9/19)

Life-saving dogs, easy recipes, historical conspiracies, influential queens, labor uprisings, and the roots of the American criminal justice system–check out today’s nonfiction picks!

HERO DOGS: How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America’s Greatest Disaster-Search Partners by Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo
The incredible memoir of how Wilma Melville turned a band of shelter dogs into one of America’s foremost disaster-response assets in catastrophes from 9/11 to Katrina. “It makes for a harrowing, often heartbreaking, yet inspirational tale as Melville eloquently explores the small victories and wrenching losses of the dogs’ much-needed work.”–Publishers Weekly

5 INGREDIENTS: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
Maximum flavor with minimum fuss, lots of nutritious options, and loads of epic inspiration from one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/3/18)

A deep dive into Atheism… A dive into deep undercover… Today’s featured Nonfiction titles are… deep.  Read on for more details about several October Nonfiction must-haves to add to your shelves.

SEVEN TYPES OF ATHEISM
by John Gray

“Reviewing the lives, principles, and practices of prominent and obscure atheists from centuries past, Gray (STRAW DOGS) challenges the presuppositions and positions of contemporary atheists and secular liberals in this powerful book… Gray alluringly invites readers to reconsider what atheism is and should be.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

GHOST: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent
by Michael R. McGowan

“McGowan, a three-decade FBI veteran, narrates his impressive career in this intense memoir… McGowan gives readers a thrilling insider’s view of being an undercover FBI agent, ‘the most exciting and challenging job in the world.'” ― Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Propulsive….Will appeal to readers curious about the undercover lifestyle and the inner workings of federal law enforcement.” Kirkus Reviews

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Red Hot Drop-In Alert: THE THREAT

Just when you thought Fall 2018 Drop-In titles were getting Stormy, there’s another: THE THREAT: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump by former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew G. McCabe, available February 12, 2019* from St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan Audio.

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for nearly 22 years, and after sustained and unprecedented public attacks from the President of the United States, Andrew McCabe was fired from his position as Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Now in THE THREAT, McCabe will share a candid account of his career and an impassioned defense of the FBI’s agents, integrity, and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution.

McCabe says, “I wrote this book because the president’s attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole. He is undermining America’s safety and security, and eroding public confidence in its institutions. His attacks on the most crucial institutions of government, and on the professionals who serve within them, should make every American stand up and take notice.”

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Free Speech Rules!

Fifty years ago today (October 1), students at the University of California at Berkeley surrounded a campus police car on the school’s main plaza and held it captive for 33 hours. This non-violent protest in the fall of 1964 launched the Free Speech Movement, the first major campus protest by white students of the sixties.

Seth Rosenfeld captures the evolution of this movement and the FBI’s secret efforts to stifle student power in his New York Times bestselling book SUBVERSIVES: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals and Reagan’s Rise to Power.

At the heart of the movement were three iconic figures who clashed at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Through their converging narratives, Rosenfeld tells a dramatic and disturbing story of FBI surveillance, illegal break-ins, infiltration, planted news stories, poison-pen letters, and secret detention lists, creating a cautionary tale about the dangers of excessive secrecy and unchecked power that resonates powerfully today.

Praise for SUBVERSIVES:

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