On The Nightstand

“Brown Dog,” by Jim Harrison.
“Twisted Prey” by John Sanford.
“No Middle Name,” by Lee Child.


“Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance.

This book was written in 2016. I don’t know how I missed it, a fascinating story about Vance, who escaped poverty in Kentucky coal country and then returned to document such a large segment of American culture in crisis.


“Agent 6,” by Tom Rob Smith


“The Secret Speech,” by Tom Rob Smith


“Child 44,” by Tom Rob Smith

The first in a series of three books following the life of policeman Leo Demidov, who has a strong moral and ethical code in a culture of deceit.


“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

Count Alexander Rostov is confined to house arrest for most of the Twentieth Century in the Metropol Hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Not only the best book I have ever read, but it helps us understand Russia.


“Red Notice,” by Bill Browder.

With Russia so much in our news I recommend this book for a truly better understanding of who we are dealing with.