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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

A spacecraft crashes in Arizona, releasing a virulent strain of organism that almost instantly kills all but two people in the nearest town; a 62 year old alcoholic and a colicky infant. As scientists hustle to confine the outbreak and discover how the organism works, it mutates repeatedly, and disaster is always just around the corner in this "technothriller".

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, is sent to see the imprisoned Hannibal Lecter. Lecter is a genius who was a forensic psychiatrist before he turned into a cannibalistic psychopath. Starling is sent to ask his expert advice on catching a serial killer given the name Buffalo Bill, who is abducting women and skinning them. This book is not suitable for children.

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Firestarter

Firestarter by Stephen King

The title character of Firestarter is "Charlie" McGee, a young girl with pyrokinesis — the ability to create fire with the power of her mind, along with other psychic powers. Charlie is a mutant; she was born with her pyrokinetic talent due to her parents' involvement in an experimental drug trial in college. The government agency responsible for the drug trials captures her and tries to control her power, but they have no appreciation for what they are dealing with.

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The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John LeCarre

Alec Leamas, a British spy, resigns from the Circus (as the British Secret Service is known in John le Carré's books) and defects to East Germany. Leamas is actually being manipulated by the director of the Circus, who goes by the code name "Control", as part of an elaborate plot to discredit an effective East German spymaster and protect a British double agent in the East German Secret Service from discovery.

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