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Touch Of 'Evil'

How to defeat terrorists, despots, and liberals? Book buyers were curious enough to propel ''Deliver Us From Evil,'' the second tract by Fox News' Sean Hannity, to the No. 2 slot. In fiction, John Grisham gets bumped from No. 1 to make room for perennial champ ''The Da Vinci Code.''

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 48 2 THE LAST JUROR John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 3 3 THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $19.95 21 4 THE AMATEUR MARRIAGE Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95 7 5 AIN'T SHE SWEET Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Morrow, $24.95 1 6 SEDUCED BY MOONLIGHT Laurell K. Hamilton, Ballantine, $23.95 3 7 THE ZERO GAME Brad Meltzer, Warner, $25.95 5 8 DIVIDED IN DEATH J.D. Robb, Putnam, $21.95 4 9 ABSOLUTE FRIENDS John le Carre, Little, Brown, $26.95 6 10 BET ME Jennifer Crusie, St. Martin's, $22.95 2

NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 45 2 DELIVER US FROM EVIL: DEFEATING TERRORISM, DESPOTISM, AND LIBERALISM Sean Hannity, ReganBooks, $26.95 1 3 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 55 4 THE PROPER CARE & FEEDING OF HUSBANDS Dr. Laura Schlessinger, HarperCollins, $24.95 7 5 THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION: THE 7 KEYS TO WEIGHT LOSS FREEDOM Dr. Phil McGraw, Free Press, $26 23 6 THE AUTOMATIC MILLIONAIRE: A POWERFUL ONE-STEP PLAN TO LIVE AND FINISH RICH David Bach, Broadway, $19.95 8 7 QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY: THE FAB 5'S GUIDE TO LOOKING BETTER, COOKING BETTER, DRESSING BETTER, BEHAVING BETTER, AND LIVING BETTER Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez, Clarkson Potter, $27.50 2 8 AMERICAN DYNASTY: ARISTOCRACY, FORTUNE, AND THE POLITICS OF DECEIT IN THE HOUSE OF BUSH Kevin Phillips, Viking, $25.95 7 9 SUPERFOODS RX: FOURTEEN FOODS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Steven Pratt, M.D., and Kathy Matthews, Morrow, $24.95 1 10 THE PRICE OF LOYALTY: GEORGE W. BUSH, THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THE EDUCATION OF PAUL O'NEILL Ron Suskind, Simon & Schuster, $26 6

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WEEK OF FEB. 16-22, 2004

OPENING ACTS

''They had a bad neighbor. Bad in all the usual ways, and difficult to ignore. Music, noise on the stairs, carelessness about the disposal of garbage. Above their heads, he carried on wrestling matches with the furniture. His uncarpeted floors were a soundstage.... [They] called him Hippie Pothead Rasta Boy, or sometimes just H.P.R.B. Being witty made them feel better, although not for long.'' -- Opening of Jean Thompson's novel CITY BOY (Simon & Schuster, $24)

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