1. "Protect and Defend," by Vince Flynn (Atria, $26.95). An American counterterrorism operative has to avert catastrophe in nuclear Iran.
2. "Book of the Dead," by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95). The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta opens a private practice in Charleston, S.C.
3. "Home to Holly Springs," by Jan Karon (Viking, $26.95). The Mitford character Father Tim returns to his native town to reconnect with family and friends.
4. "Playing for Pizza," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $21.95). An American third-string quarterback joins the Ital-ian National Football League's Parma Panthers.
5. "Amazing Grace," by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $27). A San Francisco earthquake brings four strangers together.
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. "Clapton," by Eric Clapton (Broadway Books, $26). The great guitarist looks back on his life and his music.
3. "The Age of Turbulence," by Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press, $35). A memoir by the longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
4. "American Creation," by Joseph J. Ellis (Knopf, $26.95). Triumphs and tragedies of the slow-building American Revolution.
5. "Lone Survivor," by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown, $24.99). The only survivor of a Navy Seal operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.