What I'm Reading Now: 12 December 10

Even though NaNoWriMo is over, I still haven't made it to the library. Besides, between the online stuff being so convenient and the knitting project I have going, I don't have a lot of time to read. (By the way, Roland and his sibs made it home via a biker gang, a fairy ring, a private plane, and virtual reality.)

However, I have read two books relatively recently.

Jack Reacher is contacted by ME Froehlich, the head of the Secret Service detail protecting the Vice-President elect. She wants him to run a full security audit to see if it would be possible to assassinate her charge. Reacher handily proves that it would be possible, and Froehlich keeps him on as a consultant to prevent anyone from actually following through. Reacher navigates the politics of the Secret Service while he, Froehlich, and a few trusted people try to find out who is threatening the VP(e) and why. I'd read Without Fail (by Lee Child) before, and enjoyed it, but I'd completely forgotten that until I got half-way through. A fun read once again, and I expect I'll be reading more. (I stay ambivalent about the movie.)

I found a free book t'other day: The encyclopedia of unsolved crimes, by Daniel Cohen. It's a series of short chapters on whodunnits, missing motives, is it really a crime?, and unproven crimes. The stories are interesting, although I found that the writing style was a little sparse. However, it was free, so I won't complain.