1. "Predator," by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95). On the trail of a possible serial killer, Dr. Kay Scarpetta turns to a jailed psychopath for advice.
2. "At First Sight," by Nicholas Sparks (Warner, $24.95). The young couple from "True Believer," who are now expecting a child, receive a disturbing message.
3. "The Camel Club," by David Baldacci (Warner, $26.95). A group of eccentric conspiracy theorists stumbles across an actual plot reaching to the highest levels of government.
4. "Toxic Bachelors," by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $27). On a Mediterranean vacation, three resolutely single friends meet three impressive women.
5. "Knife of Dreams," by Robert Jordan (Tor/Tom Doherty, $29.95). Book 11 of the Wheel of Time fantasy series.
1. "The Truth (With Jokes)," by Al Franken (Dutton, $25.95). A comic attack on the Bush administration from the author of "Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)."
2. "The Year of Magical Thinking," by Joan Didion (Knopf, $23.95). The author's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband and the grave illness of their only daughter.
3. "Team of Rivals," by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, $35). The political genius of Abraham Lincoln, revealed in his relationship with his cabinet, from the author of "No Ordinary Time."
4. "The World is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50). A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.
5. "Driven from Within," by Michael Jordan, edited by Mark Vancil (Atria, $35). The basketball legend and businessman reflects on his career and the values that helped him succeed, in stories, drawings and photographs.
- The New York Times