Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, March 27, 2005; Page BW11
An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.
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By Eric Van Lustbader. David Webb (once known as CIA agent Jason Bourne) is framed for murder.
The scion of a small town's wealthy and corrupt clan vows revenge on the jury that convicted him of murder.
By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
Regan, a hotel heiress, finds her life in jeopardy after she helps a journalist investigate a shady self-help guru.
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The serial killer "the Poet" strikes again, and a close friend of Harry Bosch is the victim.
Clare Kimball returns to her hometown to confront the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
The grisly murder of a Supreme Court justice prompts FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to action.
By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
Candid photos of felines acting up and acting out.
By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.
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By George Lakoff. A playbook for progressive activists.
By Brian Greene. From Newton to string theory.
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By James Patterson & Howard Roughan. An FBI agent suspects the alluring fiancée in a wealthy banker's death.
By Elizabeth George. Scotland Yard's Lynley and Havers tackle a serial killing spree with racial overtones.
An Indiana teen enrolls at one of Boston's most exclusive private schools, heightening her already anxious state.
By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a killer's identity.
The CIA finagles the release of an attorney from federal prison to gain access to a satellite surveillance system.
A fictionalized saga that recounts the sweeping history of the Emerald Isle; a bestseller in Ireland.
Spenser comes to the aid of his longtime friend, Hawk, who is seriously wounded in a hit by the Ukrainian mob.
By Orson Scott Card. In this installment in the "Ender's" series, Bean tries to reunite both Earth and his own family.
Jerry B. Jenkins. A prequel to the "Left Behind" series.
The owner of an influential gallery begins a tempestuous affair with a younger, somewhat Bohemian artist.
The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.
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The fatal consequences of ecological mismanagement.
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The experience of one local CEO and his company, AES.
By Anne Bird. Peterson's sister weighs in.
By Catherine Crier with Cole Thompson
By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.
By Mark R. Levin. Taking issue with "judicial activism."
The perils of micromanaging children's lives.