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Enquiry by Dick Francis (1970s)
When Kelly Hughes rides the favorite into second place, he gets penalized for his trouble. Not only has he lost the race, but also his license, as the Jockey Club suspends him - believing he threw the race. Only he knows that the problem lay with the horse's performance, not his own. Suspecting he was framed, Kelly sets about finding out how it was done, and then who might have done it. But the closer he gets to the perpetrators, the more danger he finds himself in. Now there's more than his reputation and career at stake. There's also his life... -- Added by JudyK on 01/28/2014

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Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1950s)
Who is John Galt? The book explores a United States where many of the wealthiest citizens refuse to pay increasingly high taxes, reject government regulations and disappear, shutting down their vital industries. The disappearances evoke the imagery of what would happen if the mythological Atlas refused to continue to hold up the sky. They are led by John Galt. Galt describes the disappearances as "stopping the motor of the world" by withdrawing the people that drive society's productivity. In their efforts, these characters hope to demonstrate that the destruction of the profit motive leads to the collapse of society. -- Added by JudyK on 01/28/2014

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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (1960s)
The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a fourteen year old white girl, Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. I enjoyed this book. -- Added by JudyK on 01/22/2014

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The Marine Corpse
The Marine Corpse by William G. Tapply (1980s)
Boston lawyer Brady Coyne solves a case for one of his clients. -- Added by JudyK on 01/22/2014

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Dance of Death
Dance of Death by Douglas Preston (2000s)
There is hatred between brothers (Aloysius and Diogenes Pendergast). Aloysius is a FBI agent and Diogenes is a twisted criminal. Diogenes is killing his brother's friends and leaving clues pointing to his brother as the murderer. -- Added by JudyK on 01/11/2014

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