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The Nile Hilton incident [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Saleh, Tarik,
Publisher Strand Releasing, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR NIL
Summary Cairo, 2011, just weeks before the revolution. Police Detective Noredin, working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station, is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the very power elite, close to the president's inner circle.

The jealous kind [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Burke, James Lee, 1936-
Publisher Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M BUR
Summary Intervening when he sees the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Aaron Holland Broussard inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob in his Korean War-era Texas community.

Hardcore twenty-four [CD sound recording] : a Stephanie Plum novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Evanovich, Janet,
Publisher Penguin Random House, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1643305.3)
Summary "Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases."--

Lioness : Golda Meir and the nation of Israel

New Biographies - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Klagsbrun, Francine,
Publisher Schocken Books, [2017]
First edition.
xix, 824 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number B MEIR
Summary "The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time"--

What the luck?

New Nonfiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Smith, Gary, 1945-
Publisher The Overlook Press, 2017.
289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number 519.2 SMI

The ghost of Christmas past

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Bowen, Rhys,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
264 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M BOWEN
Summary "Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. 'I'm Charlotte,' she says. 'I've come home'"--

Hardcore twenty-four : a Stephanie Plum novel

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Evanovich, Janet,
Publisher G.P. Putnams's Sons, [2017] ©2017
285 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M EVA
Summary "Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases"--

Trespass

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Quinn, Anthony (Anthony J.),
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M QUI
Summary "Detective Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travelers already under investigation for smuggling and organized crime. As he digs into the child's background, he discovers a family secret linked to an unsolved crime during The Troubles--the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. Daly's investigation shakes loose some harrowing truths about the lawlessness of Northern Ireland's border country. Undergoing an internal investigation over his handling of the search for IRA spy Daniel Hegarty, Daly soon finds himself entangled in a vigilante mission, discovering just how far a group of outsiders will go to find their own justice."--Amazon.com.

Paradise valley

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Box, C. J.,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F BOX
Summary "For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as The Lizard King. He works as a long haul trucker. His prey are the "lot lizard" prostitutes who frequent truck stops. And she almost caught him...once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. Standing by, ready to close the net are half a dozen undercover officers, including Cassie's fiance Ian. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls to Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion. At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared, telling everyone he is going on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and with nothing else to do, she agrees--all the while planning a new trap for The Lizard King. But Cassie is now a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?"--

The midnight line : a Jack Reacher novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Child, Lee,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M CHI
Summary "Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It's tiny. A woman cadet's ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?"--

Moral defense : a Samantha Brinkman legal thriller

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Clark, Marcia,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2016] ©2016
416 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F CLA
Summary Samantha Brinkman is hired as the legal advocate for Cassie Sonnenberg after a brutal stabbing left the teenager's father and brother dead, and her mother barely clinging to life. It's a tabloid-ready case that has the nation in an uproar and Sam facing her biggest challenge yet. Why did Cassie survive? Is she hiding something?

America's first daughter

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Dray, Stephanie,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
590, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F DRA

Future home of the living god : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Erdrich, Louise,
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
269 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ERDRICH
Summary A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.

Conclave

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Harris, Robert, 1957-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First United States edition.
285 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary Following the sudden death of the Pope, cardinals from around the world gather in the Vatican to cast their votes for the new pontiff, but factions quickly form in what develops into a contentious convention.

Rich people problems : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Kwan, Kevin
Publisher Doubleday, 2017.
First edition.
397 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F KWA
Summary "[A] novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance" -- provided by publisher.

The Essex Serpent : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Perry, Sarah, 1979-
Publisher Custom House, am imprint of WIlliam Morrow, [2016] ©2016
First U.S. edition.
416 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F PER
Summary When Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of an intriguing rumor that has arisen further up the estuary, of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have returned, taking the life of a young man on New Year's Eve. A keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, and certain that what the local people think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. Will, too, is suspicious of the rumors. But unlike Cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief. These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart--an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected"--

Onslaught : the war with China --the opening battle

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Poyer, David,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
309 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F POY
Summary "The latest in David Poyer's acclaimed novels about the modern Navy and Marine Corps, Onslaught chronicles Dan Lenson's latest challenge as the U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific. As the United States' computer, satellite, and financial networks are ravaged by coordinated digital attacks, China and its associated powers begin to roll up and intimidate American allies, launching invasions of India, Taiwan, South Korea, and Okinawa. USS Savo Island, captained by Dan Lenson, is one of the few forces left in its way. With a fractured crew under attack from an unknown assailant aboard their own ship, and facing missile launches from above and below the sea's surface, can Dan and his scratch-team task force hold the line against an overwhelming enemy? Or will the U.S. lose the Pacific--and perhaps much more--to an aggressive and expansionist new Chinese Empire? The most explosive novel yet in the long-running Dan Lenson series, Onslaught begins an utterly convincing scenario of how a global war with China could unfold"--

The seventh plague : a Sigma Force novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Rollins, James, 1961-
Publisher William Morrow, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xiv, 425 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F ROL
Summary Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archaeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body--while he was still alive. His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.

How will I know you? : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Treadway, Jessica, 1961-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
First edition.
407 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F TRE
Summary "A page-turner about the murder of a teenage girl, from the author of Lacy Eye ... On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives: Susanne, Joy's mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy's best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, a dramatic conclusion reveals the truth about Joy's death"--

The lying game

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Ware, Ruth,
Publisher Scout Press, 2017. ©2017
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
370 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F WAR
Summary Four girls are best friends and inseparable at Salten, a second-rate boarding school near the cliffs of the England Channel. They are notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies to both fellow boarders and faculty. Their little game has consequences when they soon learn their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped.

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