I didn't Book Blog last Friday due to a lamentable lack of literature.
You see, I spent almost every spare minute doing work in the garden and/or yard. In fact that trend continued this week, so I have only three books to choose from.
The best of the lot was Chris Ewan's Safe House. I've tipped this author before as part of his "good thief" series. This book departs from the jaunty feel of that series, but keeps the intrigue and "Die Hard"-style action. (How many times can you be beaten and left for dead before you finally stop getting up?)
This is distracting to say the least, but the plot itself carries enough weight that the book still gets top spot. Keep in mind, however, it beat out only two others and one of those was a trash novel.