Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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. 

Split
Starring: James McAvoy
Summary: An outing takes a sinister turn for three teenage friends when they are kidnapped by a ruthless stranger and imprisoned in his basement.  They soon learn that their captor has multiple-personality disorder, forcing them to plot their escape without ever knowing which of his 23 personas - young or old, male or female, benign or monstrous - they will confront on the way out. 

Sleepless
Starring: Jamie Foxx
Summary: Vincent Downs is a Las Vegas police detective at the tail end of a difficult two-year assignment: playing the role of a dirty cop in order to smoke out corruption within his department.  While undercover, Downs and his partner rob a drug shipment, only to realize too late that they've stolen a massive cache of cocaine belonging to casino magnate Stanley Rubino.  When his son is kidnapped in response, Downs spends one long night at Rubino's casino trying to rescue him and close his investigation. 

The Fix (Amos & Decker #3)
Author: David Baldacci
Summary: Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters.  A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.  Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling.  Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.  Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.  Enter Harper Brown.  An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case.  The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it.

Fast & Loose (Stone Barrington #41)
Author: Stuart Woods
Summary: Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear.  Always able to find the silver lining, even in the unhappiest of circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone's skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own.  The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common.  He's the sort of man who prefers force to finesse, and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult.  And when Stone's sly cunning collides with his adversary's hair-trigger-temper, the results are sure to be explosive... 

Fallout (V.I. Warshawski #18)
Author: Sara Paretsky
Summary: Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. Warshawski.  To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia.  To her friends, she's Vic.  But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I.  And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago...and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.  Accompanied by her dog, she tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished - and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present.  But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count.  And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe.

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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