reader in search of a book title
September 1, 2006 6:39 AM Subscribe
My memory has infuriatingly mislaid the title and author of an unusually excellent (schlocky) long thriller I borrowed and gave back while on vacation recently. The book was by no means brand new. Chief climactic scene was a tunnel war under a mountain between vicious, separatist hillbillies in a southern "company" mining town and ex-Vietcong mercenaries. Author is a veteran writer - and the novel's protagonists - NY husband and wife lawyers with unusual kids - may have featured in a previous work of his. It's a perfectly satisfying read for a transatlantic flight when you can't take other "good" books for back-up due to hand luggage restrictions, which my long-suffering husband faces again in a fortnight. The title had nothing to do with the plot specifics above - it was a generic couple of words - like "justice" or similar. The author's name was pretty bland too. I can't believe I stupidly relied on my memory.