July Mystery Book Discussion
June 30, 2012
For our July discussion, we are reading two very intense thrillers. The first one involves an undercover murder investigation in Dublin. The second one involves a Supreme Court nomination fraught with corruption and greed. Join us at the Antioch Branch on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. to express your views on both.
The Likeness by Tana French
Detective Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O’Neill, but she is still badly shaken from her last case. When Sam calls her to the scene of his newest murder case, she wonders why. What she finds is a dead girl who looks exactly like her and who is using the same identity that she once used in an undercover assignment. With no leads and no suspects, Cassie is asked to assume the dead girl’s identity in order to tempt the killer out in the open. At first, Cassie thinks the idea is crazy, but soon she is seduced by the prospect of working on a murder investigation again. As she is drawn into the dead girl’s world, Cassie realizes that the girl’s secrets run deeper than anyone imagined. A gripping psychological thriller.
The Nomination by William Tapply
Vietnam War hero and Massachusetts Judge Thomas Larrigan is hand-picked by his friend the president to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court. All appears to be in order for an easy confirmation process. After all, Larrigan is the perfect candidate: a war hero, a family man, and an uncontroversial judicial record. Larrigan will do anything to assure confirmation; however, he has some old skeletons rattling around in his closet. To remove those skeletons, he calls on his old Marine buddy, now a hit man, to sweep the closet clean. But, there are few things that Larrigan does not know about. A novel of corruption, deception, and politics.