More Great Reads
09/05/2014 11:59AM ● Published by Robert Frey
By Ray Saadi—Book Editor
MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE By Alan Furst, Random House, $27
If your taste in spy novels leans toward car and boat chases, shoot-outs, explosives and hand-to-hand clashes requiring immense suspension of disbelief, you’ll be surprised to find this far more realistic novel thoroughly enjoyable. Furst delivers an intelligent and realistic story of frightening episodes of brave men and women who put their lives at risk. On the eve of the Second World War, Cristián Ferrar, a top attorney dividing his time between New York and Paris, finds himself volunteering to aid the struggling Army of the Republic in its civil war against General Francisco Franco.
NYPD RED 2 By James Patterson and Marshall Karp, Little, Brown, $28
NYPD RED, the elite protectors of the rich and famous, spring into action only when the fourth serial killer’s victim, a celebrity, is found grotesquely posed on a park carousel. The first three victims did not qualify for this exclusive service because they were ordinary citizens. But now all officialdom is in an uproar demanding apprehension of the killer. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald, utilizing every operative at their command, finally close in on the madman as he’s about to make it victim number five.