2006: #96 – When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Lawrence Block); #97 – The Kill Artist (Daniel Silva); #98 – A Dangerous Fortune (Ken Follett)

Book #96 was When the Sacred Ginmill Closes, the first book in Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder series. The back of the book reads: In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away — and doing “favors” for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he’ll need

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