1. "Double Cross," by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $27.99). Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, a police detective, confront a Washington killer who boasts of his killings on his own Web site, as well as an old adversary who has escaped from prison.
2. "Confessor," by Terry Goodkind (Tor/Tom Doherty, $29.95). The 11th and final novel of the "Sword of Truth" fantasy series.
"Stone Cold," by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $26.99). Members of Washington's Camel Club are being murdered to prevent them from uncovering government secrets.
4. "The Chase," by Clive Cussler (Putnam, $26.95). In the early 20th century, a detective tracks a killer all over the West.
5. "World Without End," by Ken Follett (Dutton, $35). Love and intrigue in Kingsbridge, the medieval English cathedral town at the center of Follett's "Pillars of the Earth."
1. "I Am America (And So Can You)," by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello and Allison Silverman (Grand Central, $26.99). The wit and wisdom of the mock pundit of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."
2. "Boom!," by Tom Brokaw (Random House, $28.95). The retired news anchor recalls and assesses the 1960s.
3. "Clapton," by Eric Clapton (Broadway Books, $26). The great guitarist looks back on his life and his music.
4. "Rescuing Sprite," by Mark R. Levin (Pocket Books, $22). A family's love for an older dog they adopted.
5. "The Age of Turbulence," by Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press, $35). A memoir by the longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
- The New York Times