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For four years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what makes them tick, how they process information and content, and why they write. His show’s success is due to the support from his employer, The Marshall Public Library located in Pocatello Idaho. He “couldn’t have a better job”. ------------------------ David Baldacci was his first novelist, and since has led to some of the greatest and most renown authors as Jeff Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Raymond Koury, Keith Donohue, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Jim DeFelice and Larry Bond.

For four years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what makes them tick, how they process information and content, and why they write. His show’s success is due to the support from his employer, The Marshall Public Library located in Pocatello Idaho. He “couldn’t have a better job”. ------------------------ David Baldacci was his first novelist, and since has led to some of the greatest and most renown authors as Jeff Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Raymond Koury, Keith Donohue, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Jim DeFelice and Larry Bond.
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For four years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what makes them tick, how they process information and content, and why they write. His show’s success is due to the support from his employer, The Marshall Public Library located in Pocatello Idaho. He “couldn’t have a better job”. ------------------------ David Baldacci was his first novelist, and since has led to some of the greatest and most renown authors as Jeff Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Raymond Koury, Keith Donohue, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Jim DeFelice and Larry Bond.

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Joseph Finder - The Fixer

8/11/2015
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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers his next breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep, and the danger of their discovery When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into — and renovate — the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying...

Duration:00:28:55

Stephanie Sacks - What the Fork Are You Eating?

8/10/2015
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It's labeled "natural," "grass-fed," or "free-roaming;" yet it might be anything but. It's time to find out what you're actually eating... When your groceries are labeled “low-fat,” “sugar-free,” and even “natural” and "antibiotic-free," it’s easy to assume that you’re making healthy choices. Yet even some of those seemingly wholesome offerings contain chemical preservatives, pesticides, and artificial flavors and coloring that negatively affect your health. In What the Fork Are You Eating?,...

Duration:00:16:41

Jay Richards - Silhouette of Virtue

8/10/2015
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It is 1973. A small college town in Southern Illinois is terrorized by a spree of sadistic assaults. The rapist tells the victims—all Asian women—that he is making them pay for America’s betrayal in Vietnam. When the only other Black faculty member is accused of the crimes, African American philosophy professor Nathan “Ribs” Rivers struggles to suspend his doubts about his colleague’s innocence. Rivers reluctantly yields to the urgings of his students and takes up leadership of a campus...

Duration:00:39:15

Mick Ebeling-Not Impossible

7/10/2015
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Mick Ebeling—a film and TV producer by trade, an optimist by nature—set out on a simple act of kindness that quickly turned into a lifelong mission. In the process he discovered that he could, indeed, change the world. And, as he recounts his own adventures in this fast-paced, fascinating new book, he shows you how you can, too. Then the question becomes: What other great challenges—and what other great inventions—might be made “not impossible”? From the beginning, Ebeling has dreamed big,...

Duration:00:37:10

Brad Taylor-No Fortunate Son

7/10/2015
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In the latest thriller in the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series, a hostage situation places America’s most powerful political elite at the mercy of their worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting—the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top-secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce—they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest...

Duration:00:27:16

David Baldacci - The Escape

11/19/2014
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THE ESCAPE It’s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it’s impossible . . . until now. John Puller’s older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face...

Duration:00:10:22

Lee Child - Personal

11/19/2014
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Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president but failed to kill him. The suspected sniper has serious skills and is a hard man to find. Reacher tracked him down once and put him in jail. Now he's asked to hunt him again, and put him away permanently. Tracking the shooter will take Reacher from France to England after a killer with a treacherous vendetta. He'll need to uncover who did the hiring and what's behind the assassination attempt before executing his orders.

Duration:00:11:13

John P Davidson - The Obedient Assassin

11/19/2014
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A dark and riveting thriller that reimagines the life and mission of the Spanish nationalist enlisted to murder Leon Trotsky: Based on a true chapter of world history and ten years of research, here is the story of the real-life reluctant soldier and killer, Ramón Mercader—the obedient assassin Ramón Mercader was plucked from the front of the Spanish Civil War by the Soviets and conscripted to murder the great in­tellectual Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution who was exiled in...

Duration:00:39:03

MIke Kelly - The Bus on Jaffa Road

11/19/2014
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A Story of Middle East Terrorism and the Search for Justice After their children are killed in a terrorist bombing, three American families attempt to find out who was responsible. After winning a judgment in a U.S. court, the families encountered an unforeseen enemy – their own government.

Duration:00:26:24

Kira Peikoff - No Time to Die

11/19/2014
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In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department’s new Bioethics Committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging… Zoe Kincaid is a petite college student whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. When she is kidnapped, the very thing mankind has wanted since the dawn of time...

Duration:00:27:16

Eric Leuthardt—RedDevil 4

8/20/2014
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RedDevil 4 is spine-tingling techno-thriller based on cutting edge research from surgeon and inventor Eric C. Leuthardt. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Hagan Maerici is on the verge of a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that could change the way we think about human consciousness. Obsessed with his job and struggling to save his marriage, Dr. Maerici is forced to put his life’s work on the line when a rash of brutal murders strikes St. Louis.

Duration:00:23:06

James Lee Burke—Wayfaring Stranger

8/20/2014
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In his most ambitious work yet, New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life—connecting a fateful encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to heroic acts at the Battle of the Bulge and finally to the high-stakes gambles and cutthroat players who ushered in the dawn of the American oil industry. In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed...

Duration:00:32:00

Mike Bond - Casual Conversation

8/10/2014
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Bestselling author, environmental activist, human rights and war correspondent, award-winning poet and international energy expert, Mike Bond has lived and worked in over thirty countries on seven continents. His works have been translated into many languages and have been praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic for their intricate plots, fascinating characters, extraordinary settings, and explosive pace.Based on his own experiences in dangerous, remote, and war-torn regions, his...

Duration:00:26:33

Allan Topol—The Spanish Revenge

8/8/2014
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Craig Page, the bold and daring EU Director of Counterterrorism, becomes the focal point of an effort to stop the feared terrorist Ahmed Sadi, whose goal is to provoke a Muslim uprising in Western Europe. Ahmed, a Muslim fanatic born in Paris to parents who emigrated from Algeria, calls himself Musa Ben Abdil, after a Muslim hero from the Fifteenth Century War with Spain. Page teams up once again the resourceful Elizabeth Crowder, a newspaper reporter who has also become his lover. Ahmed’s...

Duration:00:35:19

Greg Zuckerman—The Frackers

7/25/2014
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In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world’s fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened.

Duration:00:23:06

Andrew Peterson—Forced to Kill

7/7/2014
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Trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride is the sole survivor of Montez de Oca, the brutal Nicaraguan interrogator who tortured countless souls to death before vanishing fourteen years ago. Though McBride’s body—as well as his soul—still bear the scars from the interrogator’s blade, he dares to hope the worst is behind him. But when the FBI recovers a mutilated body from a remote Utah lake, McBride needs just one glimpse to know the truth: Montez de Oca has resurfaced, this time on American...

Duration:00:18:22

Nelson DeMille—The Quest

7/7/2014
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An earlier, shorter version of The Quest was published in paperback in 1975. In 2013, I rewrote The Quest and doubled its length, making it, I hope, a far better story than the original, without deviating from the elements that made the story so powerful and compelling when I first wrote it. In other words, what made The Quest worth rewriting remains, and whatever is changed is for the better. A sweeping adventure that's equal parts thriller and love story, Nelson DeMille's newest novel...

Duration:00:29:45

Barbara Hendricks—Lifting My Voice: A Memoir

7/6/2014
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Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva,...

Duration:00:38:58

Chris Pegula—From Dude to Dad

7/6/2014
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From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Pegula, creator of Diaper Dude, "hip gear for cool dads," here offers a pseudocaveman guide to pregnancy and fatherhood. His adventures in fatherhood and baby gear began with an...

Duration:00:20:36

Ridley Pearson—The Red Room

7/6/2014
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John Knox is an expert at surveillance and delicate, international dealings. So he is understandably thrown when David “Sarge” Dulwich, his contact at Rutherford Risk, hands him a photo of a transaction he recently facilitated in the Middle East. More curious to him, he’s shown that photo while in the Red Room, the private security company’s highly secure underground bunker, where eavesdropping is impossible and privacy ensured. Why all the cloak-and-dagger? Knox is pressured into accepting...

Duration:00:28:41