“Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base” by Anne Jacobsen is a non-fiction work about the military base located in the desert 75 miles outside of Las Vegas. Denied that it existed for many years by the U.S. government, this is the first book based on interviews with eyewitnesses to Area 51 history. Jacobsen shows what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building secret supersonic jets.
“Blood of the Reich” by William Dietrich is told in alternating chapters– past and present– in a riveting historical setting of an international thriller from the eve of World War II to present day Seattle. Sally Spencer’s “Echoes from the Dead” is set predominantly on the Baltic island of Oland. Jens Davidsson’s grandfather receives Jens’ sandal in the mail two decades after the young boy was presumed drowned. Investigating the mysterious appearance of the sandal leads to some startling revelations about this isolated island’s community.