Tuesday, December 27, 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 popular titles being released today.

Snowden
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Summary: Oliver Stone directed this docudrama about whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who decided to leak classified information from the NSA in order to expose a massive, covert surveillance programs orchestrated by the U.S. government.  The film traces Snowden's career in both the NSA and CIA as he becomes disillusioned with his work and receives support from his idealistic girlfriend.

When the Bough Breaks
Starring: Morris Chestnut
Summary: A young woman agrees to be the surrogate for a married couple, but she soon becomes infatuated with the household's father-to-be in this blend of horror and erotic drama.  Although she initially seems stable and normal during an introduction with would-be parents John and Laura, Anna grows fixated on John and is willing to do whatever it takes to seduce him.

Curtain of Death (Clandestine Operations #3)
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Summary: January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance.  That is the agents' first mistake, and their last.  One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the man end up dead and the fourth wounded.  The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise.  For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now.  The enemy has changed, the rules have changed - and the stakes have never been higher.

The Midnight Bell (Sean Dillon #22)
Author: Jack Higgins
Summary: In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash.  Her sons swear revenge.  In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the "Prime Minister's private army," fresh from defeating a deadly al-Qaeda operation, receive a warning: You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger.  In Washington, D.C., a special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from teh President for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway.  He knows he's right - the nation will thank him later.  Soon, the ripples from these events will meet and overlap, creating havoc in their wake.  Desperate men will act, secrets will be revealed - and the midnight bell will toll.

Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row #3)
Author: Ally Carter
Summary: For the past three years, Grace Blakely has been desperate to find out the truth about her mother's murder.  She thought it would bring her peace.  She thought it would lead her to answers.  She thought she could put the past to rest.  But the truth has only made her a target.  And the past?  The only way to put the past to rest is for Grace to kill it once and for all.

Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2)
Author: Dav Pilkey
Summary: Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade.  Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm.  Something fishy is going on!  Can Dog Man unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purr-fect crime?

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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