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Clinton, Patterson and June’s Seven Can’t-Miss Thrillers

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All the hype withstanding, The President is Missing (Little, Brown, Available Now), from the unlikely pairing of James Patterson and former president Bill Clinton, is an outstanding political thriller. The hero of the title, Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is the kind of president we only wished we had. Patterson and Clinton present a proactive leader willing to take matters into his own hands for the good of the nation, even if that means disappearing for a time. At the heart of his quest lies a computer virus that could take us back to the Stone Age the protagonist Duncan must disable, even as the world’s top assassin closes in on his trail. Politics aside, this is superb reading entertainment, an extraordinary…

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Doug Preston shares experiences with monsters and men in Florence

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Between 1968 and 1985 young lovers were butchered in their cars amid the beautiful Tuscan countryside in Florence, Italy. It’s ironic that a place whose delicate name means, “I flower,” became the grisly scene of murder and mutilation during the height of passion. The heinousness of the crimes led the local media to refer to the perpetrator as “The Monster of Florence” or “Il Mostro.” Several men were accused of these horrific murders but the convictions were ridiculed in the media and many critics argue that the real killer has never been identified. Enter below to win a copy of “The Monster of Florence” Fast forward to the year 2000:  New York Times bestselling crime novelist Douglas Preston moves to…

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