By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
John Corey, a tough, wisecracking NYPD detective-turned-contract federal-agent for the New York Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back on the hunt in Nelson DeMille's new thriller, "The Panther."
Nelson DeMille has not lost a step. It's been a decade since he published "The Lion's Game" (2000) in which his prize creation, retired NYPD Detective John Corey, tangled with the notorious killer Asad Khalil. The KGB-trained Libyan national, known as "the Lion," had arrived in the United States to avenge the death of his family during the American bombing of Tripoli in 1986.
Rankings reflect sales, for the week that ended July 10, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount department stores and newsstands. An (x) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Among those categories not actively tracked are perennial sellers; required classroom reading; text, reference and test preparation guides; journals and workbooks; calorie counters; shopping guides; comics and crossword puzzles. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.
Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 11