Adult book picks: 'Pizza Bomber'
Published: Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:06 p.m.
“Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery” by Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella. On Aug. 28, 2003, in the suburbs of Erie, Pa., a pizza deliveryman named Brian Wells was accosted by several men who locked a time bomb around his neck and ordered him to rob a bank. After delivering the money, he would receive clues to help him disarm the bomb. Known as “Collarbomb” by the FBI, it was on the most ingenious bank robbery schemes in history. However, it did not go according to plan.
“A Wedding in Apple Grove” by C.H. Admirand. Welcome to Apple Grove, Ohio (population 597), where everyone has your best interests at heart, even if they can't agree on the best way to meddle. When the townsfolk of Apple Grove need handiwork done, there's no job too small for the Mulcahy sisters: Megan, Caitlin and Grace. Specializing in hard work and family loyalty, tomboy Meg has left behind any girlhood dreams of romance. Enter newcomer Daniel Eagan, looking to bury his own broken heart and make a new start.
“The Venice Conspiracy” by Sam Christer. When ex-priest Tom Shaman, jaded from years in a Los Angeles ghetto, decides on a last-minute trip to Venice, he gets much more than the break he'd been hoping for. A brutal killer is on the loose, and Tom finds himself catapulted into a series of ritualistic killings unlike anything Venice has ever seen. Enlisted by the Italian police, Tom teams up with investigator Valentina Morassi to dig deep into the city's darkest history, stretching from an ancient civilization in 700 B.C. and the sexual decadence of 18th-century Italy to the gritty underworld of modern-day Venice.
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