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Death of a Patriot by
Call Number: PR9199.3.G84 D43 2014
The American militia is raiding across the border, intent on annexing the Canadian provinces by any means necessary. Following a battle, an American officer is wounded and captured. Brought back to Toronto, he is scheduled to be tried and executed, only to be poisoned in his cell. All fingers point to Billy McNair, a young Canadian militia officer, but the investigation is anything but straightforward.
Call Number: PS3620.A37 S95 2014
Bounty Hunter Luca Bennett is in a bind, which is nothing new. She's finally decided she wants to be more than a friend with benefits to cop Jessica Chance, but when hot and dangerous attorney Ronnie Moreno returns to town, a new case and an old flame threaten to interfere.
All the Old Knives by
Call Number: PS3619.T4764 A79 2015
Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA's Vienna station gathered intel during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground and from an agent on the inside. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how?
Suggested Historical Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See by
Call Number: PS3604.O34 A77 2014
Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History. When she is six, she goes blind. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy becomes a master at building and fixing radios. Travelling to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, his path converges with Marie-Laure.
Frog Music by
Call Number: PR6054.O547 F76 2014
Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first.
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by
Call Number: PS3611.I568 S33 2015
It's 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels. Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles, Anna buys off her chaperone and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department. There she discovers a string of brothel murders, which the cops are unwilling to investigate. Seizing her one chance to solve a crime, she takes on the investigation herself.
All Our Names by
Call Number: PS3613.E487 A66 2014
Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple's bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac's past: the country and the conflict he left behind and the beloved friend who changed the course of his life--and sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom.
Game for Five by
Call Number: PQ4913.A68 B5713 2014
At the Bar Lume, in a small seaside town where everyone knows everyone else, barman Massimo and four old-timers pass the time, between hands of cards and shots of coffee, chatting, arguing and theorising about the murder of a young woman in their town. When her body is found stuffed in a bin, the girl's lifestyle has everyone thinking her death must have something to do with the dangerous world she inhabited.
Island of a Thousand Mirrors by
Call Number: PR9440.9.M865 I75 2014
Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families; two young women, ripe for love with hopes for the future; and a chance encounter that leads to the terrible heritage they must reckon with for years to come. In the end, love and longing promise only an uneasy peace.
Blood Song by
Call Number: PR6118.Y3523 B56 2014
Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith, destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.
The Magician's Land by
Call Number: PS3557.R6725 M37 2014
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him.
The Uninvited by
Call Number: PR6060.E55 U55 2013
A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.
The Cartel by
Call Number: PS3573.I5326 C37 2015
It's 2004. Adán Barrera, kingpin of El Federación, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there's a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller's head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down.
The Girl in the Spider's Web by
Call Number: PT9877.22.A44 D4813 2015
One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives--some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
Cornflower Blue by
Call Number: PT2720.U54 K6713 2015
On the night of the eleventh of July, two elite Serbian soldiers are on sentry duty at the Topcider military camp. The next morning, they are found dead. A military court declares them victims of a ritual suicide, and the investigation is closed. But inconsistencies in the official tribunal draw criminologist Milena Lukin to the case. What did the two guardsmen see on that fateful night, a date marking the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide?
Suggested Non Fiction
Burning down the House by
Call Number: HV9104 .B4243 2014
Nell Bernstein eloquently argues that there is no good way to lock up a child. Making the radical argument that state-run detention centers should be abolished completely, her "passionate and convincing (Kirkus) book points out that our system of juvenile justice flies in the face of everything we know about what motivates young people to change.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by
Call Number: CT275.O552 L43 2014
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis: The Untold Story is the first book to document Jackie's thirty-one-year struggle with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Barbara Leaming explores the seemingly magical world of Jackie's youth, her fairy-tale marriage to a wealthy and handsome senator and presidential candidate and her astonishing transformation into a deft political wife and unique First Lady.
Katrina: After the Flood by
Call Number: F379.N543 R58 2015
On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana. A decade later, journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of one of this nation's great cities.