The Firm

The Firm – John Grisham

There are several other Grisham novels that may be his best, but this first one is near the top of the list. Harvard law school grad Mitch accepts a job offer that sounds too good to be true and it is. If you get through half the story before you fall asleep, you’ll find a way to stay awake for the rest. The twists just keep coming.

Rat Pack Confidential

Rat Pack Confidential – Shawn Levy

More depth and less tabloid frenzy than you might expect from a book with this title. But it’s all there: selfishness and debauchery, mobbed-up Vegas, life in the 60s fast lane. Sinatra was at the heart of the web, with Dean, Sammy, and a couple of losers hanging out for kicks. Sinatra was doing all the kicking. A fun, easy read that opens the doors to 60s history for those who weren’t there.

American Tabloid

American Tabloid – James Ellroy

A gritty noir take on the circumstances surrounding the JFK assassination. All the bloody guts and gore of a page-turning Ellroy novel, set against the backdrop of November 22, 1963. Ellroy illustrates the depths of Federal law enforcement corruption and how much the Cuban exile community hated JFK.