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Rabbi David Cohen has some problems. His face is caving in due to bad jaw surgery. He hasn’t spoken to his wife or son in years. Also, he killed someone he shouldn’t have. I should really mention that he’s not a normal rabbi. He’s a hit man in disguise. Still, he’s good at what he does. He knows how to guide preteens to Bar Mitzvah manhood, counsel troubled members of his congregation, and shut down Kabbalah frauds—and maybe shake them down while he’s at it. Sound like the best premise for a novel you’ve ever heard? Well, it is. Gangster Nation is a delight. A mitzvah, even. The plot’s got every twist and turn you could want, the jokes are Woody Allen good, and the writing (if you can slow yourself down to admire it) is beautiful. I couldn’t recommend this book more. 
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ISBN: 9781619027237
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 12th, 2017

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Civilization as we now know it is sustained by an ocean of electrons. Electricity is at the root of nearly everything we do. So what would happen if that ocean evaporated, if that root was severed? This is the crux of Marc Elsberg's Blackout. In it, unknown hackers suddenly take out Europe's power grid, leaving millions in the dark. Authorities race to find the culprits and fix the problem before it’s too late. This is an excellent, fast-paced thriller that will leave you wondering, next time you go to flip a light switch, whether or not it will turn back on.
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ISBN: 9781492654414
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 6th, 2017

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Keigo Higashino's Malice is a spiraling masterpiece of mystery. Devised as an inverted detective story, with the apropos early capture, Malice is quickly flipped from a "whodunit" to a "whytheydunit," fueling its suspense with an absence of motive. In turn, Higashino drives this novel via the dueling unreliable narratives of Detective and Prime Suspect. These narrative threads unravel, respectively, in their own chapters, yet collectively twist together to form Malice, simultaneously spinning both sides of the story and sending the reader into a tizzy towards truth.

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By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781250070326
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 8th, 2015