Glad to be back at the list serve!!
On the topic of summer reading:
"The Rape of Europa" very exciting but dense with facts, names
places---chronicles the theft and recovery of art during WW II.
Fank Herbert's "Dune" and all the books in the Dune series---I'm
thinking of Pascual!
I never get tired of reading about "plans within plans and the
diabolical baron vs the scheming reverend mothers. There was a spoof
book (can't remeber the title) written about Dune that is hilarious (if
you are a fan.)
Another book by Frank Herbert "The White Plague" very scary....gives
Stephen King a run for his money.
For some tropical Caribbean humor: "Easy in the Islands" collection of
hilarious short stories.
Didn't have time to look up all authors but a quick visit to Amazon will
get you the rest of the info...