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Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano

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Gomorrah brings us into the world of the Italian mafia. It is a gripping nonfiction account of the organized crime led by the Camorra, a crime network based out of Napoles, which over the course of several decades has become an international empire built upon exploitation and murder.

The Camorra system invests in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. The author, Roberto Saviano, explains that the cities affected by the “system” have the largest cancer and murder rates in all of Italy. Saviano also tells us how his own family was touched by the workings of the mafia and how he worked as a waiter at a Camorra wedding, as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site in order to get the information to write his novel.

Recently, one of the leaders of the Camorra, Michele Zagaria, was caught in a bunker underneath his home residence in Napoles. Zagaria, also known as the “King of Cement”, had been on Italy’s Most Dangerous Men list for over 15 years. 50 other people were arrested along with Zagaria.

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Micro: A Novel

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Micro is an unfinished novel by Michael Crichton, completed with the help of Richard Preston.  It tells the story of seven graduate students from Cambridge, Massachusetts, recruited to go to Oahu, in the islands of Hawaii, to work in a scientific project that could make important breakthroughs for humanity.

But once this experts in many fields are dropped in the forests of Oahu, the real nightmare begins.  Armed only with their knowledge, they must take control of the forces of nature to survive.

The Litigators

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John Grisham comes back again with a new novel.  This time, is about two lawyers, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are the senior partners of a small time law firm specializing in quick divorces and DUI convictions.  But soon, a big case lands in their hands.  A giant pharmaceutical company is being blamed for a cholesterol reducing drug that is causing deaths by heart attack.  Wally Figg decides to tackle the business by finding himself a bunch of victims of the drug and look for a settlement in court.

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

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The saga continues in the third book of the acclaimed saga started with A Game of Thrones.  King Joffrey, Ruler of the Iron Throne, is still uncomfortable.  Lord Stannis lies defeated, but Robb Stark, the King of the North, is still a threat.

Also, Jamie Lannister, goes to the North to negotiate the release of the Stark sisters, while on the South, Danaerys Targaryen is planning a bloody revenge with the help of her three dragons, but has to conquer more land and rule wisely, as she has promised.

A Red Herring without Mustard

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Flavia De Luce is an eleven year old girl living in the town of Bishop’s Lacey.  But she’s not your typical 11 year old girl.  Flavia precocious chemist with a passion for poisons and mysteries.

She goes to see a fortune teller from a gypsy caravan that arrived to her town.  The thing is that she finds the fortune teller dead, bludgeoned apparently by someone bent on revenge after the disappearance of a child, supposedly abducted by the fortune teller.  Flavia begins her investigation, which becomes more crooked after discovering another body, this one near her house.  Along with Gladys, her faithful bicycle, Flavia will go across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, uncovering some odd new twists.

11/22/63: A Novel

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The Master of Horror, Stephen King, comes back with a novel that may answer one of the greatest questions of all time: What would have happened if Kennedy hadn’t been assassinated?

Jake Epping, a 35 year old high school teacher in the town of Lisbon, Maine.  His friend Al, is the owner of the local diner.  Al makes a mind-boggling revelation to Jake, his storeroom is a portal to 1958.  He then recruits Jake’s help to go to the past and stop the Kennedy assassination before it happens.  Jake is transported to the past as George Amberson, a past in which he will meet new people and historical figures, like Lee Harvey Oswald, and live a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire. Book One

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There is a world where winter lasts four decades, royalty struggles for keeping the Iron Throne and a wall of ice is the protection of the South, submerged in a dwindling summer as the inevitable approaches:  Winter is coming.

The first book of the award winning saga from George R.R. Martin, shows to us the characters that will later become famous in his books.  The story of this book introduces us to Lord Stark of Winterfell, who is summoned by the King to be his councilor in the city of King’s Landing.  Stark is not only going to deal with his family’s problems but with a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the kingdom and the hardly fought peace from the inside.

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