Tuesday, November 8, 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 of some of the more popular titles being released today.

Night School (Jack Reacher Series #21)
Author: Lee Child
Call Number: M CHILD
Summary: 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 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?  Reacher and his two friends are told to find the American...if he doesn't find him, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.

The Chemist
Author: Stephenie Meyer
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Summary: She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that.  An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name.  And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.  Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for too long.  They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat.  They want her dead, and soon.  When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back.  But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers.  To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.  Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival.  As she sees her choices being whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

This Was a Man (Clifton Chronicles Series #7)
Author: Jeffrey Archer
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Summary: Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.  Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons.  Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue.  Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.  In this devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.

Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
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Summary: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.  Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere.  A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend.  But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.  Then she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker.  For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction.  At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.  Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms.  But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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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