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November 5, 2016

Recent Releases by Popular Authors

Night School by Lee Child

It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom–an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor–a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: ” The American wants a hundred million dollars.” For what? And who from?

The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is California’s newest private investigator. He doesn’t advertise, he doesn’t have an office, and he’s picky about who he works for, but it doesn’t matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Turbo Twenty Three by Stephanie Evanovich

In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again . Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body–frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans. As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business.

The Award by Danielle Steel

Gabrielle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin to occur. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The local German military commandant makes Gabrielle’s family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And Gabrielle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help.

Cross The Line by James Patterson

Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer…with a conscience. Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread–the victims are all criminals.

Other Recently Released Popular Titles:

RelentlessRelentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion by Missy Franklin

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard ObservatoGlass Universery Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

 The Cat Sitter and the Canary: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery by Blaize & John Clement

DCat Sitteread Cold Brew: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle

Bryant & May: Strange Tide; a Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler

The Reek of ReCold Brewd Herrings: A Dandy Bryant & MayGilver Mystery by Catriona McPherson

Island of Glass: Book 3 of the Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts




Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet by Grinspoon, David

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family by William J. Mann

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You by Sylvia Tara

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

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