Sunday, 17 April 2011

In My Mailbox #20

Hosted by The Story Siren. In My Mailbox is a meme where bloggers can share with you what they received in their mailbox/from library/bought/etc.


I adore Lee Child and a host of series such as 24, Dexter and NCIS, so it's no surprise The Hunter has already featured as a Waiting on Wednesday here, and I'm thrilled Sphere (Little, Brown) sent this for me...it's due out on the 12th May and is a first novel for Tom Wood :)  - **Really looking forward to reading it!**


Book synopsis:
Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape. 

Travelling Light is a story about human trafficking.  It's not a subject I've read anything about before, so I'm sure this will be an enlightening read.  This one is from Harvard Square Press and due out July 31st.


Book synopsis:
A novel on human trafficking by the author of the award-winning novel SAZZAE, whose work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011. TRAVELLING LIGHT presents slavery in the form of a thrilling suspense by welcoming readers to Styxos, the newest EU accession candidate, head over heels in modernization as investment pours in. Travelling light to this remote island 'paradise', Mac finds herself trapped on the lowest level of society with only the ghost of a call girl in her entourage. She befriends Farouk, a French businessman derailed from his ensuing marriage when he is implicated in the murder of a call girl at a highbrow investors' gala. Will Mac become one of the 27 million modern-day slaves (see UN web site) who fall victim to human trafficking rings? Can Farouk escape a journey into instinct and extend the benefits of civilization to this newest EU accession state? Watch Mac in the company of this charming connoisseur with more to lose than an infrastructure bid. 

For review also are two Good Books for Tough Times by Partnership for Children, which offer parents ideas for books to read on tough subjects such as bullying, alcoholism and explaining pregnancy to youngsters.  These look very informative, and are available free through the Partnership for Children website

2 comments:

Asamum said...

I love how diverse your books are. Happy reading :D

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

The hunter does sound good.

Happy reading,
Jules