Friday, April 3, 2015

Are the Easter Bunny auditions here?

I was in the mood for a suspense novel, so I'm currently reading THE SEARCH by Iris Johansen. Here's a description:
As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can--whether it's a survivor buried alive by an earthquake or the skeleton of a murdered child. But their latest assignment is not like the others. This time Sarah is being forced to take part in a deadly a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation. A man who won't take no for an answer.  John Logan is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is Sarah's help. His top-secret venture has been sabotaged, its facilities destroyed, and its handpicked staff massacred. The sole survivor is being held for ransom. Logan knows that the only way to save the man--and the secrets he holds--is to find him as soon as possible. Smart, tough, and uncompromising, Sarah is furious when she is strong-armed into joining Logan on his search. And once she takes the perilous assignment, she realizes that Logan's promises that she and Monty will be safe may not be enough to protect them.  Because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance...and he may soon find use for Sarah.  Racing against time to stop the bloodshed before more victims are claimed, both Sarah and Logan will look straight into the heart of true evil. And when the killer's search for revenge finally ends, no one will ever be the same again....
Published in 2000, it has 338 pages. This is a digital loan from the library.

Easter is this weekend. We'll be going to brunch with Steve's Mom on Sunday. Sunday evening ... I will be watching The Ten Commandments. YAY! I love this tradition. I LOVE watching lusty, busty Anne Baxter chewing the scenery as Nefretiri, throwing herself at Moses.

 I used to have a crush on John Derek, who played Joshua. I mean, seriously, who didn't?

I usually ditch watching the movie about the time that Moses gets sent into the desert to die. That's just me. FYI: Every year since 1973, ABC airs this film on Easter, or Passover. They've not done it only once.  In 1999, when for some reason ABC chose not to televise it, they received numerous irate phone calls.

Otherwise on Sunday evening, Masterpiece Theatre is showing Wolf Hall, based on the book by Hilary Mantel:
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impass steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? 

 Damien Lewis is a good actor so I have high hopes. The book was good; it featured Cromwell as the Point of View character. I've always been interested in this particular time period.

Tomorrow night, Outlander returns to Starz.

AT LAST! We last left the series where Claire is about to be raped by Black Jack Randall and Jamie has just broken through the window to save her:

So, I'm assuming this episode will be the actual rescue. (Yes, I've read the book, so I know).

So not bad at all for viewing even with The Walking Dead done.

Have a great weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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