Tuesday, June 27, 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.

Power Rangers
Starring: Dacre Montgomery
Summary: High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where the acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers.  Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vengeance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

The Belko Experiment
Starring: Tony Goldwyn
Summary: The 80 employees at a Bogota, Colombia company called the Belko Corporation are horrified when they are suddenly locked in their office building and ordered to kill each other - or else face death themselves.  Soon, the staff are torn between those willing to give in to their baser instincts, and those arguing that they should stand firm against their captors.

Starring: Dax Shepard
Summary: Jon and Frank have just joined the California Highway Patrol in L.A., but for very different reasons.  Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together.  Frank is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job-inside the force.  The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done.  But with Baker's unique bike skills and Frank's street savvy it might just work...if they don't drive each other crazy first.

Murder Games
Author: James Patterson
Summary: Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior.  Literally - he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject.  When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene - along with a threatening message from the killer - it looks like someone has been taking notes.  Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene - a playing card.  Another murder, another card - and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint - pointing directly toward the next victim.  As tabloid headlines about the killer clown known as "The Dealer" scream from newsstands, NYC descends into panic.  With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen.  Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards.  But after thinking like a criminal - could Dylan become one?

Use of Force (Scot Harvath #16)
Author: Brad Thor
Summary: As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard.  Days later, a body washes ashore.  Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.  Where was he headed?  What was he planning?  And could he be connected to the "spectacular attack" they have been fearing all summer?  In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath.  Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the U.S. needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

The Duchess
Author: Danielle Steel
Summary: Angelique has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfeld, after the death of her aristocratic French mother.  At 18 she is her father's closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate.  But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence.  Angelique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her.  To survive, she will need all her resources - and one bold stroke of fortune.

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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