Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights some of the more popular titles being released today.

The Legend of Tarzan
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard
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Summary: Years after leaving the jungle and settling down with his wife Jane in London, Tarzan is forced to return to the Congo in order to act as a trade representative for England.  However, he soon clashes with a greedy Belgian captain who has sinister plans for his old home.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy
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Summary: Two paranormal researchers join forces with a nuclear engineer and a subway attendant to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City.  Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil entity who can control human beings.

The Infiltrator
Starring: Bryan Cranston
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Summary: Federal agent Robert Mazur goes undercover as a money-laundering businessman in an attempt to bring down Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel in the 1980s.  This crime drama is based on a true story.

Ice Age - Collision Course
Starring: Ray Romano
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Summary: Bumbling saber-toothed squirrel Scrat continues to cause mischief in outer space, where he sets off a series of events that send an asteroid hurtling toward Earth.  Soon, Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, and Diego the saber-toothed tiger embark on a journey with their rambunctious animal friends to prevent the asteroid from ending life as they know it.

Order to Kill (Mitch Rapp #13)
Author: Vince Flynn
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Summary: CIA operative Mitch Rapp finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists.  Together with friend an colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, thought not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.  Soon, it becomes alarmingly clear that the forces in Moscow are being on formenting even more chaos and turmoil in the Middle East, and Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit.  There, he uncovers a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences.

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25)
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
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Summary: Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state.  The rising sun doesn't usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs.  Instead, he's being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats.  And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most.  The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos.  Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too.  And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from.  A place that couldn't be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer.

Small Great Things
Author: Jodi Picoult
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Summary: Ruth is a labor and deliver nurse with more than 20 years experience.  During her shift, she beings a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient.  The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African America, to touch their child.  The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery.  Does she obey orders or does she intervene?  Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime.  Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: he insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy.  Conflicted by the counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family, but the fight has only begun.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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