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Tim Maleeny's Reads

We asked Tim Maleeny, the author of the thrillers Stealing the Dragon and the newly released Beating the Babushka, what's he's been reading lately. Here are his picks:

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read. "A smart and provocative novel featuring Madeline Dare, one of the most compelling characters to appear in a long time. Suffused with a dry wit and social commentary that illuminates both the characters and the world we live in, this is one of the best written books I've read in a loooooong time."

The Sacred Cut by David Hewson. "Hewson might be the best writer working today when it comes to capturing a sense of place. This intricate investigation of a grisly murder in Rome maintains terrific pacing from the first page without sacrificing attention to detail. You can practically feel the cobblestones beneath your feet as you turn the pages."

Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. "If you want to understand all the buzz around the movie 300, read this book. Pressfield transports the reader to ancient Greece and makes the characters so real you'd swear you knew them. The battle scenes are extraordinary."

Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child. "No one writes cleaner prose than Lee Child. This story jumps off the first page and only accelerates from there. If you want to pick up a book that you won't be able to put down, this is it."

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