I just picked up a copy of a book called IT Web Services: A Roadmap for the Future by Alex Nghiem (pronounced "neem"). I was anxious to read this for a few reasons. First, there are a couple of interesting looking chapters on web services networks and web services architectural patterns. Second, this is part of the Harris Kern series which has been traditionally aimed at issues in building rock-solid reliability in IT infrastructure. For example, his IT Organization book is an excellent read on building organizations to offer reliable IT services. I'll let you know what I think of this new book when I'm done.