1. "The Husband," by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27). A man whose wife is kidnapped has 60 hours to come up with ransom.
2. "Beach Road," by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown, $27.95). An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a publicized trial that pits locals against the rich.
3. "At Risk," by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $21.95). A Massachusetts state investigator applies forensic techniques to a cold murder case.
4. "The Rapture," by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale, $25.99). The third prequel to the "Left Behind" series.
5. "The Book of the Dead," by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Warner, $25.95).
1. "Godless," by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, $27.95). The columnist argues that liberalism is a religion with sacraments, a creation myth and a clergy.
2. "Dispatches from the Edge," by Anderson Cooper (HarperCollins, $24.95). The CNN correspondent describes covering the Hurricane Katrina, etc.
3. "Wisdom of Our Fathers," by Tim Russert (Random House, $22.95). The host of "Meet the Press" presents readers' letters about their fathers in response to his book "Big Russ and Me."
4. "Marley & Me," by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). A neurotic dog teaches life lessons.
5. "The World is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50). New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy.