Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 05, Mark Fine rated it it was amazing. A thrilling global hunt by an alluring woman, suffering amnesia, forced into a mission to track down a former lover she can no longer recall! These are the riddles that make Dangerous Wind such an intriguing read. From the security of my chair I raced pell-mell alongside our heroine, across seven continents, in pursuit of a master mathematician--the alleged villain bent on destroying the Western financial system.
Reflecting true life, nothing is quite as black and white as first thought. And as A thrilling global hunt by an alluring woman, suffering amnesia, forced into a mission to track down a former lover she can no longer recall! And as author Alan Cook's intriguing story unfolds we witness allegiances change, and in the process motives of the principal characters become better defined; but he is also ringing a cautionary bell about the overreach of big government, the hazards to the world economy by "to big to fail" banking institutions, and the slippery slope spiral of restricted freedoms.
Hence, in the spirit of "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" Mr. Cook succeeds in informing us as he simultaneously so ably entertains us. Mar 07, Michael Hartnett rated it it was amazing. In Dangerous Wind by Alan Cook, investigator Carol Golden is kidnapped and ends up on a whirlwind journey that takes her across the seven continents and into some prickly, yet highly entertaining, predicaments.
Carol, who also goes by the names Cynthia and Iako, has quite the checkered past, further complicated by amnesia, a fierce independence and a low tolerance for nonsense. By t In Dangerous Wind by Alan Cook, investigator Carol Golden is kidnapped and ends up on a whirlwind journey that takes her across the seven continents and into some prickly, yet highly entertaining, predicaments.
By the way, the code-breaking scenes are terrific. Carol is thrown into many bewildering situations where she has to make judgments on old lovers, newly encountered spies, and even assassins. Simply put, Dangerous Wind is a tremendously enjoyable read. One of the great pleasures of this novel is the wonderful globetrotting, described in loving detail. The list of locales has numerous Grand Tour destinations and include many surprises as I read, I kept a running tally, but felt I would be spoiling some of the fun by revealing. What is so impressive about all of these plot movements is that they seem to be orchestrated not by Cook but by the charismatic, yet morally ambiguous, antihero of the novel, Eric Nordahl.
The layers of relationships give the novel gravity even as it drives toward a rousing and satisfying climax. The ancillary commentaries about financial institutions and governmental controls ground the novel. Dangerous Wind is a smart, entertaining read, and it receives my highest recommendation.
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Oct 11, Gloria Feit rated it it was amazing. Within the first few pages of this third in the Carol Golden novels, we are swept immediately into the world of terror into which the protagonist finds herself, as she is kidnapped and flown partway across the world from her hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her captors appear to be a could-be model and a sexual harasser. This Within the first few pages of this third in the Carol Golden novels, we are swept immediately into the world of terror into which the protagonist finds herself, as she is kidnapped and flown partway across the world from her hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
This is hardly the firs time Carol whose real name, Cynthia Sakai, she had only recently discovered had survived an attempt on her life. She had had most of her memory destroyed after being attacked and left, unconscious, in a dumpster nearly a year ago. Still recovering from amnesia, she has only recovered bits and pieces of the first twenty-five years of her life before the attack.
Her captors release her soon after they all arrive in London, when she becomes involved in their mission to track down a man with whom she was in a relationship when she was in college, in fact a professor who was even then considered a radical. To say the plot is international in scope would be a vast understatement, taking our protagonist as it does from England to Switzerland, Egypt, Tahiti, New Zealand and on and on, covering all seven continents. The brief descriptions of the world capitals and their most famous sites are beautifully done, I might add.
Be that as it may, it is a page-turner, and definitely recommended. May 19, Betty rated it it was amazing Shelves: conspiracy , financial-terrorism , government , undercover , thriller , series , mystery , worldwide-chase , carol-golden. Deceit, conspiracy, and a wild worldwide chase!
Alan Cook often combines a bona-fide murder mystery and adventure story with reality This book is no different, in fact as it delves into international financial institutions and governmental bailouts, I would say he has done a great deal of research on the subject. This is the 3rd book in the series If you have not been following the adventures of Carol Golden Deceit, conspiracy, and a wild worldwide chase! This is the 3rd book in the series If you have not been following the adventures of Carol Golden, she is still trying to recover memories she has forgotten having suffered amnesia.
Now, after a quick "abduction" while buying chocolates for her grandmother, she finds herself again facing the man who helped her regain what memories she has. Now she is about to go undercover with these two agents her abductors and now team-mates to locate, and possibly kill, a man she has been told was her lover in college. A man she has no recollection of. These poems just might inspire kids to memorize them! Lisle, Janet Taylor.
Fran That Time Forgot, The. Benton, Jim.
When her embarrassing middle name is revealed at school, mad scientist Franny K. Stein experiments with time in order to return to the past and give herself a more dignified name. Franny K.
Stein Mad Scientist Series. Shelley, Mary. Frog And Toad All Year. Fables of Frog and Toad. From Anna. Little, Jean. Nine-year-old Anna, who has vision problems, moves from Germany to Canada. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Konigsburg, E. Claudia plans to run away for a while to the art museum, where she finds a mysterious statue.
Front Porch Tales. Gulley, Philip. Discover honesty, wisdom, humor and depth in these small town stories. A summer journey into the lives of kids who get into interesting situations. Fuzzies: A Folk Tale. Lessor, L. Richard; Ricci, Patricia. Garvey's Choice. Grimes, Nikki. This book of poems describes Garvey's uncomfortable relationship with his dad who wants him to be a sports jock despite the fact that he is chubby and not athletically inclined. It describes his relationships with his more accepting mom, his sister who teases him but is supportive and his friendships with boys who share and encourage him to accept himself as he is.
Gathering of Days, A. Blos, Joan W. A year-old girl grows up in New Hampshire in the 's. George Washington's Mother. George's mother always knows what's best for George. George's Secret Key to the Universe. Hawking, Lucy. Adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore mysteries such as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist.
Wilcox, Charlotte. An introduction to this intelligent, fearless dog, which includes its history, development, uses, and cares. Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is excited to be starting second grade--and a little nervous, too.
But Amber Brown decides she's ready for whatever happens, and second grade had better be ready for Amber Brown! Get Well, Good Knight. Thomas, Shelly Moore. The Good Knight brings them soup from the wizard, but they won't touch it. What is he to do? Ghost Camp Goosebumps: Book Harry and his brother are dying to fit in at Camp but the camp has many weird traditions. Dadey, Debbie; Jones, Marcia T. Great-Aunt Mathilda lives alone, so who's that in the attic window? Could it be dead Uncle Jasper?
But who ever heard of a hungry ghost? Fleischman, Sid. A cabin boy on a pirate ship finds himself in San Diego in as war breaks out between the U. Plucked from the sea by the most notorious pirate in the Pacific, Shipwreck discovers his adventure is only beginning. Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The.
Billy joins the Ladder-less Window Cleaning Co. Goble, Paul. A girl has a special rapport with horses. Girls' Book of Wisdom, The. Dee, Catherine. Collection of quotations from famous women, including suffragists, pioneers, politicians, moms, musicians, athletes, and actors, grouped into categories such as "friendship", "confidence", and "creativity".
Giver, The. Explores the possible development of societies searching for perfection. Go Eat Worms Goosebumps: Book Teenage boy collects worms and has a worm farm in his basement. He enjoys his hobby--until the worms revolt! Goats, The. Cole, Brock. Bullied by their camp mates, a boy and a girl are marooned on an island, but unite, survive, and rise above human cruelty.
One reviewer calls this book "one of the most unflinching, important novels ever written for children. Going For Great. Brockmann, Carolee. Golden Treasury of Mother Goose, The. Retold by, Werner, Jane. Goodbye, My Island. Rogers, Jean. The story of an Eskimo girl and her life on the island. Granddaddy's Turn. Bandy, Michael; Stein, Eric. A young African American boy who idolizes his grandfather walks with him from their farm to town so he can vote for the very first time in his life. Proudly the boy takes a photo of his granddaddy holding his ballot. When granddaddy can't read a very difficult text, he is told that he cannot vote.
Fast forward to the little boy now a grown man and old enough to vote for the first time in He takes the photo of his granddaddy with him to the polls. Grandfather's Christmas Camp. McCutcheon, Marc. Quiet heartwarming story about the spirit of Christmas and love and respect for all life. Seely, Debra. In the 's, 13 year old Thomas moves from the aristocratic Virginia home of his grandparents to a poor Kansas farm to live with a father he barely remembers.
Great Gilly Hopkins, The. An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly. Great Northern Diver. Esbensen, Barbara Juster. Introduces the elusive loon, one of the most primitive birds in North America. The substitute school teacher does all sorts of weird things with electricity, and appliances blow whenever she walks by.
Is she a gremlin? Old, Wendie C. This book of facts and fun provides plenty of information about groundhogs and the origin of Groundhog Day. When helping out a guide dog training school, several people seem obsessed with a dog named Ginger. Gus and the Baby Ghost. Thayer, Jane. Gus, the ghost, and Mr. Frizzle, the museum keeper, have a difference of opinion about the baby ghost abandoned on the museum doorstep. Berger, Barbara Helen. A story of needing others, giving, love, faith and being true. Hailstones and Halibut Bones. O'Neill, Mary. A classic poetry book. O'Neill explores the spectrum in 12 poems with 12 different colors.
Half Magic. Eager, Edward. Four children discover a magic coin that grants wishes by halves. Whelan, Gloria. A teacher comes and changes the life of nine-year-old Hannah, who is blind and lives on a farm in , just as braille is coming to America. Hannah Montana Face-off. Alfonsi, Alice. Miley is faced with a dilemma when her face appears on a billboard with a huge zit. Part 2 -- Miley and her friend on a camping trip. Hannah Montana Truth or Dare. King, M. Hannah gets a little too involved in a fan's personal life. Part 2 -- Her dad has a reputation for getting terrible birthday gifts.
Happy Birthday, Addy! American Girl: Addy, Book 4. Addy and her parents have moved to a boarding house. There Addy meets an inspiring friend, M'dear. Like many people who grew up enslaved, Addy doesn't know when she was born, so M'dear urges Addy to claim a day for her birthday. Happy Birthday, Felicity! American Girl: Felicity, Book 4. As her tenth birthday approaches, Felicity is excited by her grandfather's visit, but she is also concerned about the growing tensions between the colonists and the British governor in Williamsburg.
Happy Birthday, Josefina!
American Girl: Josefina, Book 4. Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like Tia Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend received a potentially fatal snakebite. Happy Birthday, Kirsten! American Girl: Kirsten, Book 4. On a Minnesota farm in the mid 's, the hard working members of the Larson family find time to celebrate Kirsten's tenth birthday. Happy Birthday, Molly! American Girl: Molly, Book 4. When an English girl comes to stay at Molly's during World War II, she and Molly learn to bridge their differences and ultimately enjoy a wonderful, mutual birthday party.
Rowling, J. Harry's 2nd year at Hogwart's--magic, mayhem, mystery. As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear. Harry's adventures at age A notorious prisoner has escaped, and now he's after Harry. Harry's adventures at age 10 when he finds out he's a wizard. Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President. Malaspina, Ann. Recounts the suffragist Susan B.
Anthony's first trip to the ballot box on November 5, , her subsequent arrest, and trial. Spyri, Johanna. A young orphan girl is sent to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Helen Keller. The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.
Helen Keller and the Big Storm. Lakin, Patricia. A true incident in the life of the young Helen Keller in which she gets stuck in a storm and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, rescues her. Henny Penny. Galdone, Paul. Convinced the sky is falling, Henny Penny and a band of gullible friends march off to tell the king, only to meet their end at the hands of a wily fox. Tongue twisting rhymes and a surprise ending. Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps. Henry worries about what will happen to his big dog Mudge during their visit to his grandmother's house in the country.
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase. Henry and his dog Mudge tangle with a grumpy goose when they visit a farm. Henry and Mudge In the Green Time. For Henry, summer means going on a picnic and going to the top of the big green hill. Henry and Mudge In the Sparkle Days.
In the winter Henry plays in the snow, shares a family dinner and gathers around a fireplace. Henry and Mudge: The First Book. Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge. Henry Huggins. Henry wants some excitement in his life, and then it arrives in the form of a dog. Hershel's Houseboat. Muchnik, Michoel. Mendel and Rachel have a happy day with Hershel on his houseboat and with their friend Berel who sings about the omnipresence of Hashem for everyone around to hear.
Hey World, Here I Am. Kate relates to things in her world through poems and short stories. High Rise, The. Willard, Nancy. Wanting to prepare a cake for her mother's birthday, a girl receives help in the middle of the night from an angel. Hoboken Chicken Emergency. Pinkwater, D. Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a pound chicken.
Home At Last. Williams, Vera. A book about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood. Homework Machine, The. Gutman, Dan. Four 5th grade students, their teacher and mother, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework. Honeysuckle House. Cheng, Andrea. What does an all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find in common? Honus and Me. Joe gets a job cleaning an attic and finds a piece of cardboard.
He's holding the world's most valuable baseball card! Suddenly he is face-to-face with the player on the card For intermediate readers. Myers, Walter Dean. A former professional basketball player tries to prevent a teenage player from repeating his point shaving scandal. A slave boy and the daughter of a lord run away to the land of the talking beasts. Roberts, Willo Davis. Eleven-year-old Kaci and her elderly neighbor are held hostage during a robbery.
Bailey, Linda. A sixth grader "detective" sets out to find a thief who stole money from her mom. Hover, Herman. How Many 3-Cent Stamps in a Dozen? Palmer, Jan; Gruelle, Johnny. An accident involving a runaway kite and a can of paint threatens to damage the doll Raggedy Ann, but ultimately it leads to her acquiring a red candy heart. How To Steal A Dog. O'Connor, Barbara. Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car.
Her Mama is working two jobs and she is left to take care of her younger brother. What happens next is the last thing she expected. How to Talk to Girls. Greven, Alec; Acedera, Kei. Nine-year old Alec Greven turns the tables on matters of the heart with his unique advice on how to talk to girls. Based on his sharp observations during recess, class, and his own personal experience, Greven gives tips on everything from overcoming shyness to getting a girl's affection. Hundred Dresses, The. Estes, Eleanor. A Polish girl has only one dress but she brags that she has one hundred dresses.
Hurricane Andrew. Clements, Andrew. Information about Hurricane Andrew, which struck Florida in I Am Malala. Yousafzai, Malala.
Young reader's edition of Yousafzai's best selling memoir, the Nobel Peace Prize winner retells her experiences at home and at school and discusses the impact of the Taliban presence in Pakistan. I Face The Wind. Cobb, Vicki. Ever lose your hat in a strong wind? Ever feel the wind pushing you from side to side? Know why you can feel the wind, but never see it? You will! Renowned science author Vicki Cobb makes scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand.
I Met a Man. Ciardi, John. Children's poems. Wilson, Diane Lee. Oyuna tells her granddaughter the story of how love for her horse enabled her to win a race and bring good luck to her family in Mongolia in I Took the Moon for a Walk. Curtin, Carolyn; Jay, Alison. A small boy and his friend, the Moon, discover the beauty of the world after dark. Icebergs and Glaciers. Wilson, Barbara. Subject: Icebergs and glaciers. Levine, Ellen. When did the civil rights movement begin?
Were children involved in civil rights protests? What was the March on Washington? This book tells you what it was like during the exciting era when Martin Luther King led the fight against segregation. This book tells you what it was like to be a slave trying to escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Iggie's House. When Winnie's best friend moves away, a family with three children moves into the house. I'm Nobody! Who Are You? Dickinson, Emily. A poem. In the Dinosaurs Paw. Giff, Patricia Riley. Richard Best has a magic ruler which makes all his wishes come true. Then he loses the ruler. Alanna is still disguised as a boy while studying to become a knight and is forced into battle to protect her prince. Indian in the Cupboard, The. Banks, Lynne Reid. A birthday present of a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key brings adventure to a 9-year-old boy.
Insects Do The Strangest Things. A Step-Up Nature Book which describes 19 insects with unusual characteristics. Invasion, The Animorphs: Book1. Applegate, K. The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power.
Invisible Fran, The Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist: Book 3. When Fran creates a robot to show her school friends, she ends up learning something from them. When Mallory Grace is kidnapped, her twin brothers search for her near an old quarry among dwarves and goblins. Island Boy. Cooney, Barbara. Matthias is the youngest son in a family of 12 children who live with their parents on Tibbetts Island, Maine When he is old enough to leave home, Matthias sails around the world, but always knows where his heart lies.
Island of the Blue Dolphins. O'Dell, Scott. The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast. Islander, The. A young man learns to accept love and loss. Kat and her brother have just moved to a great new house. It would be perfect, if only their dog, Killer, would cheer up and stop growling at something under the kitchen sink.
Scieszka, John. As they are about to go on stage, Joe, Fred, and Sam are transported back to the time of Zeus and the other gods in Greek mythology, who, strangely enough, behave much as the characters in the trio's class play. Jackson, Elle.
It's Like This, Cat. Neville, Emily Cheney. Reveals the developing maturity of a year-old New York City boy, who with his cat, explores the city. It's Not The End of the World. When her parents divorce, a sixth-grader struggles to understand. The story about Ivan, a gorilla that was taken from its natural habitat in Africa to live captive in a US shopping mall until finally petitioners secured his release to Zoo Atlanta, a premier facility that houses gorillas in natural habitat. O'Connor, Jim.
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A biography of the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in Also traces the history of all-black baseball teams. James and The Giant Peach. When James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts. Then one day, a man in a green suit gives James a bag of magic crystals. When he spills the crystals on his aunts' withered peach tree, he sets the adventure in motion. Jerusalem, Shining Still. Kuskin, Karla.
The spirit of Jerusalem still shines after 3, years of being battered and burned and rebuilt. Jokes from the Krusty Krab. Lewman, David. Based on the TV series. SpongeBob Squarepants Series. Josefina Aprende Una Leccion. Josefina Entra En Accion. Josefina and her sisters distrust learning to read and write, as well as other changes their Tia Dolores is bringing to the household. In when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.
The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mama alive. MacLachlan, Patricia. Left by their mother with their grandparents, two children feel as if their past has been erased until their grandfather finds a way to restore it to them.
Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp. Panagopoulus, Janie Lynn. A Dream Quest Adventure. A story exploring the lumbering era of the western Great Lakes. Texas Instruments. Voyager Educational Product. Jungle Book, The. Mason, Jane B. Mowgli is a boy who was raised by wolves. He lives in the jungle and spends his days climbing trees, eating honey, and swimming in forest pools.
An exciting retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale. Hanna, Jack. Describes the work zookeepers do to care for various animals living in zoos. Junie B. Park, Barbara. Particularly effective are her depictions of violence and evil in modern society. National Book Awards , annual awards given to books of the highest quality written by Americans and published by American publishers.
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