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.  


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