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Barrett, Joe 1950-

Overview
Works: 253 works in 1,026 publications in 1 language and 19,447 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3606.R4454, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Barrett
The murder of King Tut by James Patterson( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist James Patterson teams up with non-fiction writer Martin Dugard to uncover the mystery shrouding the death of Tutankhamun, commonly known as King Tut. Ever since Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, many scholars have speculated on the boy king's fate. Patterson and Dugard utilize modern technology, including X-rays and other forensic data, in an attempt to solve a 3,000-year-old mystery
The bone house by Brian Freeman( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mark Bradley was accused of having an affair with a student, he lost his job and both he and his wife Hilary lost their reputations. Now a year later, a teen girl is found dead on a beach near their Lake Michigan island town and Mark immediately falls under suspicion. As Hilary tries to clear her husband's name, she discovers the victim was the only witness to a horrific crime years before. Nobody is willing to listen, except for detective Cab Bolton
One second after by William R Forstchen( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small North Carolina town, one man struggles to save his family after America loses a war that will send it back to the Dark Ages. Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon, the Electro Magnetic Pulse, which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States, literally within one second
All that is : a novel by James Salter( Recording )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair--a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe--a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, love eludes him. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him and sets him on a course he could never have imagined for himself
Spilled blood : a novel by Brian Freeman( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taut thriller about two rural Minnesota towns locked in a deadly feud?and a teenage girl caught in the crossfire Linked by the Spirit River, the two towns couldn't be more different: in affluent Barron, a powerful and secretive scientific research corporation enriches its residents, while downriver in blue-collar St. Croix, victims of that company's carcinogenic waste struggle to survive. The bad blood between the communities escalates into open warfare when the beautiful Ashlynn, daughter of the corporation's president, is found shot dead?and a St. Croix girl, Olivia Hawk, is accused of the crime. Reluctantly, Olivia's mother summons her estranged husband Christopher, a Minneapolis lawyer, to come defend his daughter. As Christopher struggles to unravel the mystery of Ashlynn's murder and save his own daughter, he uncovers some ugly truths that endanger the residents of both towns. And looming over everything are the chilling, apocalyptic threats from a murderous psychopath known only as "Aquarius."
Power play by Patrick Robinson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near-future world where Israel and the United States have eliminated nuclear threats in Iran and North Korea, Russia plots an aggressive military campaign against America, prompting U.S. Navy SEAL Mack Bedford to conduct a world-changing defense mission
Season of fear by Brian Freeman( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake Wales, Florida. Ten years ago a political fundraiser became a bloodbath when a hooded assassin carried out a savage public execution. Three men were massacred, casting a dark shadow over the Sunshine State. A decade on, history is threatening to repeat itself. The widow of one victim, herself now running for governor, has received an anonymous threat--a newspaper clipping from that fateful day, along with the chilling words "I'm back." Florida detective Cab Bolton agrees to investigate the threat against this candidate, Diane Fairmont: an attractive politician who has a complicated history with Cab's mother, Hollywood actress Tarla Bolton--and with Cab himself. But by doing so, Cab is entering dangerous waters. Fairmont's political party is itself swamped in secrecy--a fact that, unknown to Cab, has led one of its junior staff to start asking very sensitive questions about the death of a party employee. Both Cab and this young researcher, Peach Piper, are digging up the kind of dirt that ten years can't wash away. And as the powerful crosswinds of state politics swirl around Cab and Peach, and the threat of a tropical storm hangs over Florida, this whirlwind of pressure and chaos will ultimately unearth a poisonous conspiracy and reawaken a killer who has lain dormant for a decade
Oogy : the dog only a family could love by Larry Levin( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the family's terminally ill cat had to be put down, Larry Levin and his twin sons Dan and Noah were devastated. But what was a sad day turned out to be one of the Levin family's most rewarding experience as it was the same day the family fell in love with Oogy, and ugly, one-eared dog. Over the next several years, Oogy proved to be the quintessential family companion
Last to know by Elizabeth Adler( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evening Lake is idyllic, peaceful, with a close-knit community of families who have been coming to this western Massachusetts getaway for decades. Then newcomer Lacey Havnel and her daughter Bea move in. They are nothing like the well-heeled families who populate Evening Lake. Mysterious and rough around the edges, they keep to themselves. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston. The Osborne family views their cottage as a way to avoid the distractions of life--especially for Wally Osborne, a famous horror writer who seems to need the peace and quiet more than anyone. One night, Harry is walking alongside the lake when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration, and young Bea is seen fleeing, hair on fire, and plunging into the lake. She survives, but her mother does not, and Harry is pulled into the investigation. Unbeknownst to the rest of the community, Diz Osborne, the youngest Osborne son, carries a weighty secret about who else he saw rowing on the lake that night. When it's discovered that Lacey died not from the explosion but from a knife wound, it's soon clear that a murderer is on the loose. And this murderer is poised to strike again and again" --
Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art by Carl Hoffman( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol Hoffman recounts his remarkable journey to explore the mystery surrounding the decades-old disappearance of Michael C. Rockefeller in New Guinea. An epic story of adventure, danger, native tribes, and taboo rituals including cannibalism and head hunting
Jack of spades : a tale of suspense by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about the opposing forces within the mind of one ambitious writer, and the line between genius and madness
Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street by Neil M Barofsky( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insider of both the Bush and Obama administrations offers an irrefutable indictment of the mishandling of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program bailouts and the extreme degree to which our government officials--from both parties--served the interests of Wall Street at the expense of the public. From his first day on the job as the special inspector general in charge of overseeing the distribution of the bailout money, Neil Barofsky found that the officials at the Treasury Department in charge of the bailouts were in thrall to the interests of the big banks. In vivid behind-the-scenes detail he reveals how they steadfastly failed to hold the banks accountable even as they disregarded major job losses caused by the auto bailouts and refused to help struggling homeowners. He discloses how the team at the Treasury under Secretary Timothy Geithner worked with Wall Street executives to design programs that would have funneled vast amounts of taxpayer money to their firms and allowed them to game the markets and make huge profits with almost no risk and no accountability. Providing stark details about how--through a combination of sheer incompetence and a profound disregard of the plight of homeowners--the interests of the broader public were betrayed, he recounts how an increasingly aggressive war was waged by the Treasury against his efforts to raise the alarm about the failures
House divided by Michael Lawson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a series of illegal wiretappings erupts into scandal, a secret arm of the NSA goes underground, resulting in the murder of two American civilians. Unable to go to the Pentagon, the NSA has limited options. Enter Joe DeMarco
The cold nowhere : [a Jonathan Stride novel] by Brian Freeman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, six-year-old Catalina Mateo hid under the porch of her family home while a knife butchered her mother and a bullet killed her father. Now a rough-sleeping orphan, Cat arrives at the house of Detective Jonathan Stride, pleading for protection. Covered in blood and drenched in the icy waters of Lake Superior, she claims to have narrowly escaped a cold-blooded killer. Stride's raw instinct is to protect Cat, whose late parents' case--and his personal guilt associated with it--still sends a shiver down his spine. As a result, he takes the troubled teenager under his wing without as much as a second thought. But Stride's partner, Maggie Bei, is not convinced. She doubts the sincerity of this beautiful young streetwalker who has so easily won Stride's trust, and now sleeps in his house with a butcher's knife under her pillow. As Stride continues to care for Cat, Maggie's suspicions solidify, and a single question occupies the void between them: should Stride be afraid for, or of, this terribly damaged girl?
The lay of the land by Richard Ford( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He's now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: "all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies."
Watergate : [a novel] by Thomas Mallon( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators
2012 : the war for souls by Whitley Strieber( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 21, 2012, may be one of the most watched dates in history. Every 26,000 years, earth lines up with the exact center of our galaxy. At 11:11 on December 21, 2012, this event happens again, and the ancient Maya calculated that it would mark the end, not only of this age, but of human consciousness as we know it. But what will actually happen? The end of the world? A new age for mankind? Nothing? The last time this happened, Cro-Magnon man suddenly began creating great art in the caves of southern France, which to this day remains one of the most inexplicable changes in human history. Now Whitley Strieber explores 2012 in a towering work of fiction that will astound readers with its truly new insights and a riveting roller-coaster ride of a story. A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into chaos it has never before known. Courage meets cowardice; loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life, and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future
This town : [two parties and a funeral--plus plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital] by Mark Leibovich( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the nation's most acclaimed journalists, the New York Times' Mark Leibovich, presents a blistering, penetrating, controversial - and often hysterical - look at Washington's incestuous "media Industrial complex.""--Container
Flashback by Dan Simmons( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is in ruin, with 87% of the country's population addicted to flashback, a drug which allows the user to re-experience moments of the past. Former detective Nick Bottom is also an addict; he began using after his wife died in a car accident, and lost his job and his relationship with his son as result. But when the son of a top government advisor is murdered, Nick is pulled from his pit of despair to investigate
Marine One by James W Huston( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Late at night, the president rushes through the pounding rain to Marine One. His advisors plead with him not to fly, but he insists. He has arranged a meeting that only three people in his administration know about. In the midst of a brutal thunderstorm on the way to Camp David, Marine One crashes into a ravine, killing all aboard. When the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter for killing the president, Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney, is hired to defend the company. What begins as a criminal investigation soon becomes the highest profile trial of the century, as the First Lady sues the company for wrongful death. To clear his client, Nolan must find out what really caused Marine One to crash, and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about."--Publisher's website
 
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The bone houseOne second afterOogy : the dog only a family could loveHouse dividedThe lay of the land2012 : the war for soulsFlashbackMarine One