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. "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $25.95). A friendship between two women in Afghanistan against the backdrop of 30 years of war.
3. "T is for Trespass," by Sue Grafton (Putnam, $26.95). Kinsey Millhone must contend with a woman who has stolen a nurse's identity in order to take advantage of Kinsey's elderly neighbor.
4. "The Darkest Evening of the Year," by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27). A woman who rescues golden retrievers and one special dog she takes in are shadowed by an evil stranger.
5. "For One More Day," by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $21.95). A troubled man gets a last chance to reconnect and restore his relationship with his dead mother.
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. "An Inconvenient Book," by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Threshold Editions, $26). The conservative TV and talk-radio host offers his solutions to problems including global warming, poverty and political correctness.
3. "BOOM!," by Tom Brokaw (Random House, $28.95). The retired news anchor recalls and assesses the 1960s.
4. "Born Standing Up," by Steve Martin (Scribner, $25). Martin, now a writer and actor, recalls his years as a stand-up comedian, from the early 1960s to 1981, when he quit at the peak of his career.
5. "Quiet Strength," by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale, $26.99). A memoir by the first black coach to win a Super Bowl (with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007).