Monday, December 21, 2009

Best Books of 2009: No Place to Run

It's that time of year again, and your friendly neighborhood librarians are eager to tell you about the best books of 2009. Here is Louise with a review of her favorite book of the year.

No Place to Run by Thomas B. Sawyer

This is a book that kept me reading into the wee small hours -- which is good if you have insomnia. Otherwise, I wouldn’t suggest reading it at bedtime! No Place to Run is a riveting page-turner, perfect for a lazy weekend. Attorney Bill Lawrence’s world comes crashing down when his client, a professional hitman, decides to buy his way out of a conviction for a murder he didn’t commit. His ticket to freedom -- evidence of a contract he carried out on the morning of September 11, 2001.

Armed with the dangerous documents, Lawrence immediately enters his family into the Witness Protection program. This doesn’t sit too well with Bill’s 24-year-old daughter, Claudia, who resents being ripped from her job and boyfriend. But the next morning a bomb kills her parents and Claudia is set up for their murder. She and her 12-year-old brother become fugitives, on the run from both local law enforcement and the rogue FBI agents out to kill them.

Can Claudia find the evidence she needs to clear her name and avenge her parents’ deaths? Will she live long enough to expose the horrifying truth behind the events on 9/11? Author Thomas B. Sawyer has written the first novel to theorize that the 9/11 hijackers received help from forces high up in the government. If anything, the book will make readers take a fresh look at the 9/11 commission’s report.

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