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The Best of Mike Carlton

A selection of his well-loathed weekly column, 'On Television'

Mike Carlton has made a dishonest living in the media since he began work as a cadet journalist at the ABC in Sydney at the ridiculous age of sixteen.  Dishonest, he ways, because most of the time it doesn't seem like work at all. 

 

   
   

Dick Francis

Under Orders

It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.

   
Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code.  A Covert One novel

Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds

Rumors of a mysterious prisoner of war detained in China for countless years lead Jon Smith, Covert One agent, to Taiwan. He searches for the POW, who has a sinister connection to a ship manifest that details bioterrorist cargo bound for U.S. shores. The pace is fast, the dialogue true to character. This one will rivet your attention from beginning to end.

   

Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

   
John Thornton

The Foundations of Computing and the Information Technology Age: A historical, sociological and philosophical enquiry

The Foundations of Computing and the Information Technology Age is a book both for undergraduate computing students and for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of technology in the modern world  ...the reader is drawn to consider how our technical, materialistic understandings have ignored the underlying reality from which all technology emerges: human consciousness.

   
Jennifer Weiner

Goodnight Nobody

Kate Klein is a feisty, charmingly insecure Connecticut housewife who trades in a life of late-night karaoke sing-a-longs and West Village brunches with her best friend Janie for a world of mini-vans and Mommy and Me Pilates classes. Life in Upchurch, Connecticut, heats up when Kate discovers picture-perfect wife and mother Kitty Cavanaugh dead on the pickled maple hardwood floor of her recently remodelled kitchen.