By Jeff Abbott (compact disc audiobook)
Ben Forsberg is a freelance corporate consultant who works part-time for a government contractor. Newlyweds Ben and Emily, who have been honeymooning in Hawaii, are getting ready to leave the island when Ben discovers his new bride lying dead in a pool of blood. Police find no suspects in this apparent random murder.
Two years later, agents from Homeland Security pay Ben a visit when his business card is discovered in the pocket of a dead assassin known to have terrorist ties. Ex-CIA agent “Pilgrim” was set up to die and given Ben’s identity. Pilgrim and Ben form an unlikely duo in their quest to discover who framed them and why certain people want them dead.
Jeff Abbott’s “Collision,” a spy thriller packed with memorable characters, several plot twists and plenty of action and suspense, will take you on a wild roller-coaster ride. Phil Gigante lends his excellent narrative abilities to this entertaining thriller. “Collision” is available in the regular print edition as well as the compact disc audiobook version.
‘At First Sight’
By Stephen Cannell (compact disc audiobook)
Middle-aged Chick Best is a California millionaire who has run an Internet business for several years, but in the past couple of years competition has cut into his profits. Chick’s dysfunctional family includes his wife, Evelyn, whose personal trainer occupies most of her time. Melissa, their 16-year-old daughter, dates bikers when she isn’t in a drug-stoned state.
Chick and his family are vacationing in Hawaii when he first sees Paige Ellis, a beautiful, sexy young woman vacationing with her husband, Chandler. Chick is smitten with her and befriends Paige and her husband. Shortly after the vacation ends, Chick is presented with the opportunity to murder Chandler. He appears to get away with it and then tries to insinuate his way into Paige’s life during her grief.
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Head for heritage: Through years of devotion to community, title of 'Mr. Carl Junction' earned
He worked for and later owned the town's weekly newspaper, the Standard, for more than 30 years; retired as the Jasper County deputy assessor in 2004; is president of the Carl Junction cemetery board and serves as the high school alumni association's corresponding secretary.
Phyllis Seesengood: Gardner's seventh in series among her best thrillers
"Fear Nothing," the seventh novel in the D.D. Warren series, may be Lisa Gardner's best psychological thriller yet.
Ryan Richardson: Dog remembers summer toads aren't chew toys
Over the next month, I became fascinated with their well-being. As far as I could tell, none of my other neighbors had the fortune of having these little guys pay them a visit.
Frankie Meyer: USGS launches powerful map tool
The site, historicalmaps .arcgis.com/usgs, will be a tremendous help to family history researchers. The maps are free, downloadable and printable. Best of all, they include the quadrangle maps that researchers used to pay for.
Frankie Meyer: Genealogy website upgrades its microfilm ordering process
Have you recently used the website familysearch.org? I recently learned that the site has vastly improved its system allowing researchers to order microfilm copies of items listed on the site.
Ryan Richardson: Collars, leashes can help dogs learn control
I take my dog out to the biking and walking trails in Joplin on a regular basis. I'm kind of a big guy, so the exercise is great for me gets my dog out into nature a bit more. Even though it has been pretty hot lately, I still make it a point to get out there three times a week if possible.
Women's league offers practice, social opportunities for gun owners
The objective for some is to improve their skills for target or competitive shooting, the league's website says. Others, while wanting to improve their skills, also are interested in aspects of self-defense.
Cari Rerat: Gratton's series a great transition to Gaiman
In "The Lost Sun," the first book of "The United States of Asgard" by Tessa Gratton, Soren Bearskin is a berserker. He has an innate internal fire, a battle rage that he constantly tries to squelch with self-discipline, exercise, and meditation.
Frankie Meyer: List of historic sites offers plenty of research leads
In 1966, our federal government established the National Historic Preservation Act that set up the National Register of Historic Places.
Achievements (July 20)
The following people were recognized in the Joplin Globe for the following achievements.
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