The Inheritors ($25.95; Mar. 13; 384 pp.; 0-312-86639-9): This third helping of the Jeremiah saga finds the evil genius
whom Smith (Jeremiah, 1997; New America, 1999) unleashed upon the world two installments back now approaching the end
and looking for ways to perpetuate his work after he’s gone. He prods his two sons into competing for the right of succession—in
the process releasing a global-wide deadly virus—and, just to be safe, works out a scheme for cloning himself. Strictly for fans.