The hectic pace and huge cast of extras keep the reader guessing right to the end.
- Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
McConnell includes snippets from a Human Rights Watch report about abducted children, who were forced, among other things, to kill other children.
- The Mark
Arriving at the apartment of ex-con Luis Guzman with some follow-up questions, Henry finds a scene right out of Goodfellas : a big guy pistol-whipping a terrified Guzman and his wife.
- Challenging China: Struggle and Hope in an Era of Change
Often fascinating and eloquent, these analyses, reports, testimonials and poems paint a vivid portrait of the challenges facing China and the world as its nearly 1.4 billion citizens increasingly lay claim to basic human rights.
- Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas
Kevin Lee fills his reporter's notebook for a story about the new drug of choice, Albertine, which transports users into their most pleasurable memories.
- Hurricane Punch
Wyman has a daunting assignment: finding the right voice for Dorsey's larger-than-life antihero, Serge A.
- Leviathan on the Right: How the Rise of Big Government Conseravtism Threatens Our Freedom and Our Future
Today, polls report that 55% of the public consider the GOP to be the party of big government.
- House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City
These young men—track stars, football players, scholars—try to make the right decisions while local and state politicians squabble over money, drug gangs roam the streets and the middle class—both white and black—flees to the suburbs.
- Right from the Gecko
Their vacation gets sidetracked when the body of young reporter Marnie Burton washes up on the beach, and Jessie—having just met Marnie the day before—decides to take a closer look.
- Conservatize Me
With his Wal-Mart wardrobe and iPod filled with right-wing musicians, Moe spends some quality time with the other side.
- Lesser Creatures
Under her real name, Freda Davies, Pirnie has written some acclaimed modern-day whodunits, but fans of her Keith Tyrell series may be disappointed by this sequel to 2006's Let Heaven Fall starring London science reporter Sue Bennett.
- Carrying Jackie's Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball—and America
Veteran Newsday sports reporter Jacobson sticks mainly to the facts in this story of the African-American players who followed Jackie Robinson's lead into the major leagues.
- The Crimson Labyrinth
Despite a somewhat pedestrian and unintentionally comic prose style that seems derived from manga comics ("Ryuji was right.
- Blocking the Courthouse Door: How the Republican Party and Its Corporate Allies Are Taking Away Your Right to Sue
Investigative reporter Mencimer, a contributing editor to the Washington Monthly , takes on tort reformers with an energetic "serve and volley" approach.
- Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media
Television news is so bad, says Cohen, the founder of progressive media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), that "Walter Cronkite would have big trouble getting a job today in TV news."