Burroughs' Bookshelf.

Author:Burroughs, John
Position:Book review

The Flight Attendant

N. Dao

Privately Published

9780980237023, $16.95

Vengeance can come where you least expect it to. "The Flight Attendant" tells the story of a hitman who faces the wrath of his crimes. Boarding a flight on a plane of a woman he killed a year ago, he soon finds himself at mercy of a vengeful ghost that makes his next contract ever more difficult to carry out. "The Flight Attendant" is a fun and riveting tale, recommended.

Blurring Military and Police Roles

Marleen Easton & Collaborators, editors

Eleven International Publishing

c/o International Specialized Book Services

920 NE 58th Ave., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97213-3786

9789089743091, $49.00, www.isbs.com

Protecting the people from those who would harm them. That line is easily used to describe the job of both the police force and the military. "Blurring Military and Police Roles" discusses how in the modern era and more than ever, the jobs of the police and military seem to be one in the same. Drawing on history and the rising and driven political nature of crimes and fears of terrorism, Marleen Easton and her collaborators put together a scholarly dissection of the debate of the role of police and the military in the modern world. "Blurring Military and Police Roles" is a scholarly and thoughtful read on safety and security of people in the modern day.

The Art of Invention

Steven J. Paley

Prometheus Books

59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228-2119

9781616142230, $20.00, www.prometheusbooks.com

What is the basis of creating something truly brilliant? "The Art of Invention: The Creative Process of Discovery and Design" is a discussion of the basics of invention, about finding something that hasn't been done before and that can improve the quality of life in the world. Author Steven J. Paley answers these questions by exploring the labs and the people who make the...

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