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Jay Connor rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins (Goodreads Author)
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Hawkins has caught the wave kicked up by Gone Girl, so comparisons are inevitable. The multiple voice narration felt more unique in Gone, in that it did more than gave character insights, it also drove plot. Each book is centered on a troubled woman: ...more
Jay Connor rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Seward by Walter Stahr
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Stahr book is adequate. You just have a feeling that there is a better story in such a remarkable man who was the trusted advisor to both our best and our worst Presidents, but Stahr succeeds in breathing very little life into this greatest Secretary ...more
Jay Connor rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Insatiable Appetites by Stuart Woods
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A new woman in Stone's life, a piece of legal work that brings rewards well behind the value of his effort, Stone is best buds with the new President, and more dinners with Dino. Nothing "insatiable" about that -- good ol' Stone being Stone.
Jay Connor rated a book 4 of 5 stars
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
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I am a Hampton Sides fan. His Blood and Thunder (Kit Carson) and Ghost Soldiers (Bataan Death March) a two of the best histories of the last 15 years.

Here, he goes a little afield with a story of a very early polar exploration that brilliantly tells
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Thieves of State by Sarah Chayes
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Jay Connor rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Thieves of State by Sarah Chayes
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This book presents the most powerful and cogent framework to understand the structural weakness of the entire US approach to foreign policy. Chayes goes well beyond linking corruption to terrorism and unrest. She describes how corruption in nation st ...more
Jay Connor rated a book 3 of 5 stars
King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
King and Maxwell (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #6)
by David Baldacci (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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In the midst of a Baldacci resurgence - the parallel Puller and Robey series - he delivers a gem from characters in his repertoire from more than a decade. We'll done, David.
Jay Connor rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Can't Buy Me Like by Bob Garfield
Can't Buy Me Like
by Bob Garfield
read in January, 2015
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Though I might take exception with the author's exclusive digital frame for authentic customer relationships, the clues to branding they share will help you enterprise.
Jay Connor rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot by Reed Farrel Coleman
Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot (Jesse Stone, #13)
by Reed Farrel Coleman (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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The estate of Robert B Parker has made good choices in those authors carrying on his best characters. Jess Stone in Coleman's hands is actually coming out of Spenser's shadow. Not sure that is a compliment to Coleman or a swipe at Ace Atkins, who has ...more
Jay Connor rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Us Plus Them by Todd L. Pittinsky
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Good contribution to the long list of efforts to help humans move beyond "win/lose" and "zero-sum." I read it five months ago and don't remember one specific point the authors made.
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