On the street
‘UFOs and the National Security State’ by Richard M. Dolan. I’ve been thinking about this kind of stuff lately. … My dad says he saw one once.
1. “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $25.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.
2. “The Defector,” by Daniel Silva (Putnam, $26.95). When a Russian defector disappears, Gabriel Allon is forced to track down a deadly arms dealer.
3. “Best Friends Forever,” by Jennifer Weiner (Atria, $26.99). Childhood friends, estranged in high school, reunite years later when the popular one needs the mousy one’s help.
4. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95). A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.
5. “Swimsuit,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $27.99). A former cop, now a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, investigates the disappearance of a supermodel from a Hawaii hotel.
1. “Culture of Corruption,” by Michelle Malkin (Regnery, $27.95). President Obama and his team of tax cheats, petty crooks, influence peddlers and Wall Street cronies.
2. “Liberty and Tyranny,” by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions, $25). A conservative manifesto from a talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation.
3 “Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $27.99). Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunity — from the author of “Blink.”
4. “Catastrophe,” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99). Stopping President Obama before he transforms America into a socialist state and destroys the health care system.
5. “Unmasked,” by Ian Halperin (Simon Spotlight Entertainment: $25). A look into the final years and days of Michael Jackson.