Just finished reading The Librarian, by Larry Beinhart, Nation Books (2004). This book, and the movie made from it, caused quite a stir in the library universe. It garnered some rave reviews, so I decided to read it, though I missed the movie. It is good, but nothing I would rave over. This is the first of Mr. Beinhart's books I have read. I did enjoy it, and will add his other works to my reading list. This is a thriller whose lead character is a librarian who moonlights for an elderly rich man who is supporting the re-election of the current president of the US. Actually, the book is more about politicians than librarians, with some political manipulations of the electoral process that seem all too possible and very disturbing. The story includes several parallels to events in the life of our current president, and some horrifying scenarios involving terrorism on our soil. I found Mr. Beinhart's writing style a litte uncomfortable at times, but do recommend the book.