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1. The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre (Scribner, $28). The global economy has a menacing hand in a woman's murder in Kenya.
2. Roses Are Red by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $26.95). Alex Cross attempts to thwart a clever and savage bank robber.
3. From the Corner of His Eye by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $26.95). A murderer hunts for a child prodigy he is certain is after revenge.
4. Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson (Knopf, $26.95). A Supreme Court nominee is tested by a controversial court case.
5. Code to Zero by Ken Follett (Dutton, $26.95). Veteran thriller writer turns in another story of espionage, deceit and betrayal.
6. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins, $26). Three tales set in an untamed patch of southern Appalachia.
7. Dr. Death by Jonathan Kellerman (Random House, $26.95). Delaware returns to investigate the death of a Kevorkian-like doctor.
8. Riley in the Morning by Sandra Brown (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $18.95). The husband she left months earlier turns up at a woman's door.
9. The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95). The Werewolf murders continue to haunt Scarpetta.
10. The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum (St. Martin's, $27.95). An American spy discovers his former intelligence group was a Soviet front.


1. A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen (Random House, $12.95). Columnist shares her thoughts on a happy life.
2. Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, $25). Woodward's examination of Alan Greenspan and the American economy.
3. Body for Life by Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25). Ways to improve one's body,
one's life.
4. Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster, $28). The story of the men who built the Transcontinental Railroad.
5. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $21). Newspaperman returns to visit a college professor who is dying.
6. Vietnam: The Necessary War by Michael Lind (Free Press, $25). A justification of America's war in Southeast Asia.
7. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (Knopf, $26). A look at six crucial events that shaped the founding of our nation.
8. The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly (Bantam Doubleday, $23). Fox News talk show host examines the good, bad and ridiculous in American life.
9. Until Today! Daily Devotions by Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $22). 365 daily devotionals to change your attitude and life.
10. The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley (Random House, $35). Bird guide by noted watercolorist and birder.

--Washington Post

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