My Irish Stew turned out very well, I thought. Steve wants to add corn to everything. Bah. And there's enough left over for a couple lunches for me! Yay!
I'm currently reading DEAD LINE by Stella Rimington. 4th of 8 in series featuring Liz Carlyle, an agent in MI-5 Joint Counter-Terrorist Group, in London.
As plans get under way for a Middle East peace conference at the Gleneagles resort in Scotland, alarming information comes to MI5 from a high-ranking Syrian source: two individuals are mounting an operation to violently disrupt the conference and lay the blame on Syria. No one knows who they are, exactly what they’re planning or if they’re working independently or being controlled by an unseen foreign hand. But given the stature of the conference attendees—heads of state from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iran—no chances can be taken. Initially, the leads look promising, but as the conference deadline draws closer and the clues lead Liz to one seeming dead end after another, she begins to understand that the threat is far greater than she or anyone else has imagined. Her most reliable tool has always been her searingly keen intuition—about what makes people tick, what makes them explode, what makes them defy the most basic constructs of society—but will it be enough to avert a disaster that may forever erase the possibility of peace in the Middle East?
Published in 2008, it has 322 pages.
I'm also reading MURDER ON HIGH HOLBORN by Susanna Gregory. 9th of 11 in series featuring Thomas Chaloner, a reluctant intelligencer for the Earl of Clarendon, the current Lord Chancellor, during the Restoration in 1660s London.
In 1665 England is facing war with the Dutch and the capital is awash with rumours of conspiracy and sedition. As an experienced investigator, Thomas Chaloner knows that there are very few grains of truth in the shifting sands of the rumour-mill, but the murder of Paul Ferine, a Groom of the Robes, in a brothel favoured by the elite of the Palace of White Hall makes him scent a whiff of genuine treason. As well as investigating the murder, Chaloner is charged with tracking down the leaders of a fanatical sect known as the Fifth Monarchists. As he comes to know more about the group and their meetings on High Holborn, he discovers a puzzling number of connections - to both Ferine's murder and those involved with the defence of the realm. Connections that he must disentangle before it is too late to save the country . . .
Published in 2014, it has 448 pages.
The second season of Daredevil on Netflix has now been released today so I'll be doing some binge watching this weekend.
Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.
Have a great weekend, all!
PK the Bookeemonster