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Week of February 27, 2012

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Week of February 27, 2012

BRINGING ADAM HOME tells the story of Adam Walsh. Before Adam, there were no faces on milk cartons, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children. His 1981 abduction and murder --- unsolved for over a quarter of a century --- forever changed America.

Harlan Coben’s LIVE WIRE follows Myron Bolitar, who gets involved in the family drama of his former tennis star client and her rock star husband. He discovers secrets about his own family, specifically his brother, who abandoned the Bolitars long ago.

Bent Road by Lori Roy - Psychological Suspense

 

For 20 years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets around his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to his hometown, where Eve mysteriously died. 

Branch Rickey by Jimmy Breslin - Biography

 

In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. Rickey's is the classic American tale of a poor boy from Ohio whose faith and dogged work ethic took him to the pinnacle of success.

 

Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America Les Standiford, with Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews - True Crime

 

Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children. His 1981 abduction and murder --- unsolved for over a quarter of a century --- forever changed America.

The Child Who by Simon Lelic - Psychological Thriller

 

A chance phone call throws the biggest murder case in southern England into the hands of provincial attorney Leo Curtice. Twelve-year- old Daniel Blake stands accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl. But who is truly responsible when one child kills another?

Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron - Suspense

Computer security expert and reformed hacker Diana Highsmith has not left her home since a climbing vacation in Switzerland took her husband's life. But when her sister goes missing, she is forced to brave both the outside world and her own personal demons to find her sister.

Devious: A Rick Bentz/Reuben Montoya Novel by Lisa Jackson - Thriller

 

After the body of novice nun Camille Renard is found in a faded yellow bridal gown at St. Marguerite’s cathedral, New Orleans detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya are called to investigate. This brutal strangulation is especially upsetting to Montoya, who dated Camille in high school.

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino - Psychological Thriller

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.

Downfall: An Intervention Novel by Terri Blackstock - Mystery

 

Though Emily has been sober for over a year, her family still has trouble trusting her, fearing she’ll relapse. But things get worse --- much worse --- when police discover a bomb planted under Emily’s car, and it becomes clear that Emily’s problems aren’t limited to addiction.

Goddess of Vengeance by Jackie Collins - Romance

 

Lucky runs a high-profile casino and hotel complex in Vegas. Her movie star husband is highly successful, and her children are gorgeous and thriving. Lucky has everything. And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her, one way or the other.

The Jungle: A Novel of the Oregon Files Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul - Thriller/Action & Adventure

 

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.

Killer Move by Michael Marshall - Thriller

 

Bill Moore has a lucrative job selling condos in the Florida Keys, a successful wife, a good marriage, a beautiful house. Then one morning Bill arrives at work to find a card waiting for him, with no indication who it's from or why it was sent. Its message is just one word: modified. From that moment on, Bill's life begins to change.

A Kingdom Besieged: Book One of the Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist - Fantasy

 

Years ago, the Empire of Great Kesh failed in its attempt to conquer Krondor after the Serpentwar. Since then, peace has benefited both nations, and the Kingdom has been free from the threat of another Keshian invasion. Yet now, the dark clouds of war gather again. . . .

Live Wire by Harlan Coben - Thriller

 

When Myron Bolitar gets involved in the family drama of his former tennis star client and her rock star husband, he discovers secrets about his own family, specifically his brother, who abandoned the Bolitars long ago.

The Priest’s Graveyard by Ted Dekker - Thriller

 

Bosnian immigrant and priest Danny Hansen must confront powerful, hypocritical men --- and when he meets Renee Gilmore, the frail victim of one such man, both of their lives are thrown dangerously off-course.

Saul Bellow: Letters edited by Benjamin Taylor - Literature/Memoir

 

Saul Bellow was a dedicated correspondent until a couple of years before his death, and his letters, spanning eight decades, show us a 20th-century life in all its richness and complexity. Friends, lovers, wives, colleagues, and fans all cross these pages.

The School of Night by Louis Bayard - Historical Thriller

 

Thomas Harriot is a member of a group of five brilliant scholars who meet under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics and the black arts. When Harriot’s friend’s estate provides him with a housekeeper, he has little idea how important she will become --- in his studies and in his heart.

The Sixth Man by David Baldacci - Thriller

 

Edgar Roy, an alleged serial killer held in a fortress-like Federal Supermax facility, is awaiting trial. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend Bergin, to help work the case. But en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.

Tourquai by Tim Davys - Mystery

 

In the neighborhood of Tourquai, Superintendent Larry Bloodhound is the keeper of the peace and ruler of the streets. But there are others more powerful than he --- a cadre of wealthy stuffed animals who live above the law's reach. 

The Vault by Boyd Morrison - Thriller

 

Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text that they believe will lead them to King Midas’ fabled hoard of gold.

When the Killing's Done by T. C. Boyle - Fiction


Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands' native creatures from invasive species. Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans.