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Barrett, Joe 1950-

Overview
Works: 132 works in 359 publications in 1 language and 12,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Political fiction  Love stories  Historical fiction  War stories  Legal stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3606.R4454, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Barrett
The murder of King Tut by James Patterson( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 555 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 )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her husband, a former teacher, is wrongly accused of a local murder after a scandal involving one of his students, Hilary Bradley resolves to prove his innocence and finds a lone supporter in quirky detective Cab Bolton, who confronts shocking local secrets
Spilled blood a novel by Brian Freeman( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 452 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 )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 411 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
All that is a novel by James Salter( Recording )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 399 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
Bailout an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street by Neil M Barofsky( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 388 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
Flashback by Dan Simmons( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 382 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
Watergate [a novel] by Thomas Mallon( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now. Praised for his "splendid evocation of Washington," Mallon achieves a scope and historical intimacy which surpasses even that attained in his previous novels and turns a "third-rate burglary" into tumultuous, first-rate entertainment
Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art by Carl Hoffman( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 316 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
House divided by Michael Lawson( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 302 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
Marine One by James W Huston( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the president is killed when his official helicopter crashes on its way to a mysterious meeting in Camp David, Marine Corps reserve pilot and trial attorney Mike Nolan begins an investigation to discover the cause of the crash
The cold nowhere : [a Jonathan Stride novel] by Brian Freeman( Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 265 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?
Immoral by Brian Freeman( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the second time in a year, a beautiful teenage girl has disappeared off the streets of Duluth, Minnesota, gone without a trace, like a bitter gust off Lake Superior. The two victims couldn't be more different. First it was Kerry McGrath, bubbly, sweet sixteen. And now Rachel Deese, strange, sexually charged, a wild child
Last to know by Elizabeth Adler( Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 250 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" --
Law and disorder the legendary FBI profiler's relentless pursuit of justice by John E Douglas( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For twenty-five years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where he headed the elite Investigative Support Unit. He's had a brilliant and terrifying career, getting inside the minds of notorious murderers and serial killers. Through a series of character-driven case histories--from the earliest trials in Salem, Massachusetts, to the bungled trial of Amanda Knox--Douglas shows what happens when the system breaks down and bias, media coverage, and other influences get in the way of a dispassionate pursuit of the evidence. Here also are Douglas' personal reflections on his ongoing search for the truth, from painful lessons learned early in his career to his controversial findings in the West Memphis Three and JonBenet Ramsey investigations
This town [two parties and a funeral--plus plenty of valet parking!--in America's gilded capital] by Mark Leibovich( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 216 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
Red flags a novel of the Vietnam War by Juris Jurjevics( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Army cop Erik Rider is enjoying his war until he's sent to disrupt Vietcong opium fields in a remote highland province. Rider lands in Cheo Reo, home to hard-pressed soldiers, intelligence operatives, and profiteers of all stripes. The tiny US contingent and its unenthusiastic Vietnamese allies are hopelessly outnumbered by infiltrating enemy infantry. And they're all surrounded by sixty thousand Montagnard tribespeople who want their mountain homeland back. The Vietcong are on to Rider's game and have placed a bounty on his head. As he hunts the opium fields, skirmishes with enemy patrols, and defends the undermanned US base, Rider makes a disturbing discovery: someone close to home has a stake in the opium smuggling ring--and will kill to protect it
Twelve desperate miles the epic WWII voyage of the S.S. Contessa by Tim Brady( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the World War II service of a Honduran banana boat staffed with international merchant seamen, inmates, and a French harbor pilot who heroically succeeded in setting the stage for Patton's epic invasion of North Africa
In the dark by Brian Freeman( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Stride is haunted by a 30 year old murder case causing him to question his entire past
The burying place by Brian Freeman( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is quietly recovering from injuries sustained on his latest case when a rich doctor's baby is kidnapped and his peace is shattered. As suspicion builds that the doctor may have staged the baby's disappearance, the relationship between the doctor and his wife and neighbors begins to disintegrate. Stride and his lover, Serena, a former Las Vegas detective, find themselves on opposite sides of the case, with Stride pursuing evidence that incriminates the doctor and Serena trying to prove that the baby really was abducted. Meanwhile, Stride's partner, Maggie, and a headstrong young cop are tracking a man responsible for a violent crime wave in the rural areas of Duluth. There seems to be no connection between the cases--until a victim with ties to the doctor's case turns up murdered in the signature style of the Duluth killer
 
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