LEGACY by James A. Michener (Fawcett/Crest: $4.95). Fictionalization of Iran-Contra hearings measures constitutional protections against personal choices. (Contains excerpts from Michener's newest book "Alaska.")
NEW MEXICO! by Dana Fuller Ross (Bantam: $4.50). Picking up the trail is Toby Holt, following in his father's footsteps. He has secret orders to infiltrate the ring of marauding comancheros who threaten the white settlers, Indians, and Mexicans.
TO THE SARGASSO SEA by William McPherson (Washington Square Press: $7.95). Sequel to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist's "Testing Currents." Now a reknowned playwright and the toast of the theater circuit, Andrew T. McCallister, is nonplussed by his success.
CARNIVAL OF SPIES by Robert Moss (Pocket: $4.95). Parade of duplicitous characters in novel, based on fact, about a double agent who becomes disillusioned with communism.
MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE by Shirlee Busbee (Avon: $4.95). In Louisiana horse country, the romantic battles between the lovely Melissa Seymour and the dashing Dominic Slade foreshadow the impending war between the United States and Britain.
VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987 by Bob Woodward (Pocket: $4.95). Woodward hones his investigative skills on William Casey's "obsession with Nicaraguan Contras, terrorism, Iran and Libya" during his stint as director.
MANHATTAN COUNTRY DOCTOR by Milton Jonathan Slocum MD (Ballantine: $7.95). Endearing memories of a doctor who practiced general medicine in New York's Hell's Kitchen during the Depression and time of mob domination.
THE PIANO TEACHER by Robert K. Tanenbaum and Peter S. Greenberg (Signet: $4.50). Tanenbaum questions and challenges a system that punished this unassuming piano teacher for the brutal murder of one of his students, and, ignoring the murderer's own wishes, frees him to commit a similar crime.
MAN OF THE HOUSE: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill with William Novak (St. Martin's: $4.95). A recap of O'Neill's four decades in political life.
THE LIVING SEA by Jacques-Yves Cousteau with James Dugan (Nick Lyons Books: $12.95). Privileged to observe the wonderment and mystery of life beneath the sea for many years, Cousteau brings back the tales. (Reissued)
SELF HELP / REFERENCE
THE KOREA GUIDEBOOK: 1988 Edition by Kyung Cho Chung, Phyllis G. Haffner, Fredric M. Kaplan (Houghton Mifflin: $16.95). An update that includes a 1988 Olympic schedule of events and day-to-day television coverage, venue locations, and how to get tickets.
HOMEWORK WITHOUT TEARS by Lee Canter and Lee Hausner Ph.D. (Perennial Library: $7.95). Guide for parents who want their children to have a positive learning experience completing school work.