Conspiracies -- fiction

No Way to Treat a First Lady

By Christopher Buckley

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An ambitious First Lady is on trial for the death of her philandering husband and only one man can save her--her ex-boyfriend, the most shameless defense attorney in America.

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The Magician's Wife

By Brian Moore

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Based upon an actual incident from the early days of the French imperialist drive into North Africa...The Magician's Wife tells a profound story of political will in conflict with spiritual belief--and of one woman's desires and convictions.

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Gatekeeper

By Philip Shelby

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Paris-based U.S. Foreign Service Officer Hollis Fremont is unwittingly responsible for sneaking a hired assassin into America. Dashing Sam Crawford the gatekeeper of the title, comes to her rescue, helping her chase down the killer before he strikes.

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Gabrielle: An Entertainment

By Albert J. Guerard

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American diplomat Thomas Randall's attraction to Gabrielle, a lovely and mysterious Parisian chambermaid, embroils him with kidnappers, Basque separatists, Colombian drug lords, Haitian exiles, and other chaotic causes.
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First Victim

By Douglas MacKinnon

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As wife of the President-elect of the United States, Sabrina Ryan suddenly finds herself facing explosive situations in which corruption, lust, greed and violence are simply part of everyday business. Unabridged audio cassette version.
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Dead Aim

By Iris Johansen

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Photo journalist Alex Graham bears witness to disasters that we should never forget. So when a dam breaks in Colorado, she goes on site, not only snapping pictures but also digging for survivors. Drawn off to a remote part of the site, she stumbles onto something nobody was meant to see : a man with a rifle, a helicopter crash, and an avalanche she believes buried evidence that the tragedy was far from natural.

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Blackwater Sound

By James W. Hall

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It comes out of nowhere--an airliner silently dropping from the sky into the torpid shallows of Florida's Blackwater Sound. Thorn witnesses the crash and pulls the survivors to safety, soon finding himself thrust into the media spotlight as a reluctant hero--and consumed by an elaborate conspiracy born out of the psychotic fantasies of a prominent Florida family. But their link to the doomed Rio-bound flight only touches the surface of a private world of murder, power, and revenge. And it's luring Thorn and crime-scene photographer Alexandra Rafferty dangerously close to the harrowing family secret that should have perished in the flames...
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The Da Vinci Code

By Dan Brown

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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu work to solve the murder of an elderly curator of the Louvre, a case which leads to clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci and a centuries-old secret society.

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The Muse Asylum

By David Czuchlewski

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"The lives of three recent Princeton graduates--Jake Burnett, a reporter for a small Manhattan weekly; Andrew Wallace, a troubled genius convinced of worldwide conspiracies and cover-ups; and Lara Knowles, ex-girlfriend to both--weave together in a search to uncover the identity of the reclusive master of the modern novel, Horace Jacob Little.  A violent act lands Andrew in the Overlook Psychiatric Institute, also known as the Muse Asylum, a haven for the artistically gifted with mental illness. He spends his days working on his autobiography, the story of the Horace Jacob Little conspiracy, and his own efforts to protect his true love, Lara, from the dangerous author. But when Jake--trying to make a name for himself by unmasking Horace Jacob Little--goes to visit Andrew, he finds himself caught in a game of cat and mouse, where victim becomes stalker and hunter becomes prey.

"After Jake inadvertently sets him onto the trail of the author, Andrew spirals deeper into madness. And only then does Jake fathom the author's secret, and the lengths to which Horace Jacob Little will go to protect it.  Part love story and part journey into the psychology of genius, The Muse Asylum is a tale of stunning reversals and reflections in a world where things are never quite what they seem."

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Pest Control

By Bill Fitzhugh

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"Bob Dillon can't get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is his own truck with a big fiberglass bug on top -- and success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise. Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man.

"Through no fault -- or participation -- of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder. And now Bob's running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple -- one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat ... and the world's number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob's got."

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