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Barrett, Joe 1950-

Works: 112 works in 295 publications in 1 language and 9,948 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3606.R4454, 813.54
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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 549 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 492 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 436 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
Power play by Ridley Pearson ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 406 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
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 382 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 Nevada Barr ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 378 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
All that is a novel by James Salter ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 360 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. 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
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
House divided by Michael Lawson ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 298 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 280 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
Immoral by Brian Freeman ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 251 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
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 220 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
Red flags a novel of the Vietnam War by Juris Jurjevics ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 212 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. 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
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 193 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
Twelve desperate miles the epic WWII voyage of the S.S. Contessa by Tim Brady ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 191 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 191 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 182 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
The lay of the land by Richard Ford ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 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."
A prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero
The bonfire of the vanities a novel by Tom Wolfe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherman McCoy is on the way to having it made. A red-hot young investment banker with a 14-room apartment in Manhattan, he splits in panic from a freak accident in the Bronx. But circumstances conspire against him, not to mention police, press, politicians and prosecutors
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