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108. The Traffickers 2009 W.E.B. Griffin Recently promoted Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne solves a series of violent murders and breaks up a drug/illegal immigrant/extortion ring. And gets another smart blonde. He seems to have an affinity for same. 500 pgs in the great Reading Race...Not so smart, but an enjoyable read. CD- thanks for the Western recommendations!
It wasn't in my Dad's stash. Once I got into Westerns it was an obvious choice.Are there any others anyone can recommend by authors other than L'Amour or Elmore Leonard?
Closer and closer every day.
107. Riders of the Purple Sage 1912 Zane Grey Bad Guys (real bad- oppressive conniving Mormons doing evil in the name of God). Good guys- two guys get their girls in this one (they are the Riders of the Purple Sage). The book is much more complex than the (many) other Westerns I've read. The prose describing the setting along the Utah/Arizona border makes you feel you're actually there. The four principal characters are more fully developed than in the other Westerns...
106. Moneyball Michael Lewis 2004 Baseball economics as seen through the eyes of Billy Beane and the Oakland A's. The book was a huge best seller because of the controversy it caused challenging conventional baseball wisdom. Billy's still doing it, and the A's are still winning. I love baseball, played when I was younger, collected baseball cards, and now play Fantasy Baseball with reckless abandon (at least 4 teams a year). So I loved the book; but if you don't care for...
My Dad did. He had a frat buddy with seasons' tickets, so we got to go pretty often. Back in the day '69-'77.Still follow 'em. Hope that's OK with Jet.
105. Sitka 1957 Louis Damn L'Amour Jean LaBarge migrates from a swamp in PA. to San Francisco, and then to Alaska. He is in the middle of transferring Alaska from Russian to American rule in 1848. In the process he gets the girl, but her husband has to die first. I don't know how much of this was historically accurate. I have no time for research during the Great Read Out. Really enjoyed this one.
you betcha. old school fan- since McGuire.
I missed 3 games w Pau. Drat.
And where did he go to college?
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