A U.S. senator, Indiana Jones and an aging porn queen walk into a bar ... OK, that's not a joke (that I know, anyway), but those are the topics of books being released next week:

Monday. A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America by Sen. Jim Webb (Broadway, $24.95). Jim Webb, the outspoken U.S. senator from Virginia, presents his plan putting government to work for the people and for restoring the country's standing around the world.  

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Tuesday. The Front by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $22.95). The characters from At Risk return for this story as D.A. Monique Lamont, has a special job for investigator Win Garano.

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27). Odd Thomas, a fry cook with unusual powers, is pulled to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.

Pendragon: Raven Rise by D.J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster, $17.99). The final phase of Saint Dane's quest to rule Halla is under way. And Bobby Pendragon is nowhere to be found.

Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday, $24.95). An aging porn queen intends to have sex with 600 men in one day on film.

Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend and Improve Your Life by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. (Crown, $24.95). Dr. Nancy Snyderman debunks popular medical myths that are dangerous to your health.

Declare Yourself (Greenwillow, $11.99 paper). More than 50 Americans tell you how and why to speak, act and vote.

Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin (HarperCollins, $25.95). Private detective Dana Cutler investigates a murder that leads to the White House.

Thursday. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins (Del Rey, $26). Indiana Jones' retirement plans are interrupted when a colleague is kidnapped and Jones must undertake a rescue mission in the heart of the Amazon jungle.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Movie Novelization by James Luceno (Scholastic, $6.99). Relieve the movie over and over again.

From Publishers' Weekly and Amazon.com

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