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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013

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NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (921 HIG)


Blowout by Byron L. Dorgan and David Hagberg (F DOR Osb.1)

“Unless America can curb its dangerous appetite for foreign oil, petroleum-rich countries and speculators will bring our economy to its knees long before CO2 emissions will devastate our ecosystem. The President has agreed to the Dakota District Initiative, a top secret research team hidden deep in the Badlands of North Dakota. The Initiative is developing a way to produce clean energy from coal. A cadre of oil hedge fund managers hires mercenary fanatics to attack the Initiative’s experimental power station.”

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson (F JOH Lon.)

“Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he’s interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt’s predecessor, Lucian Connally.”

A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell (F LIT)

“Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the comforts of a mobile home. Ornella Neppi is making a hash out of her uncle’s bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine, and he’s jumped bail. Once Gunn begins his search, it becomes unclear whether Gava even existed in the first place.”

No one Can Know by Adríenne La Cava (F LAC)

“Weary of Cold War politics, CIA operative Gabriel Haines can’t wait to leave for a job on his friend’s Texas ranch. But when JFK is assassinated, the former agent finds himself in tighter crosshairs than ever before. Motherless preteen Ivy Jean’s father sends her to spend the weekend on a ranch with a family she’s never met, and the weekend turns deadly when marksmen track Haines to the ranch.”

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall (LTE WOO Orc.3) Christian Fiction

“Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard.”

Red Sky and Blue Moon by Bruce Golden (F GOL)

“Ancient aliens seed the primordial oceans of Earth with protoplasmic material found on other worlds, then return millennia later to see what they have wrought. They not only observe the human civilizations they find, they contact some of them, conducting investigative studies. When they leave, they decide to cull large groups of humans and their environs, which they convey across the galaxy and transplant onto another world to continue their study.”

My Hope Is Found by Joanne Bischof (F BIS Cad.3) Christian Fiction

“Gideon had been forced from his family when a woman from his past claimed to be his true wife. However, he is able to return home. Meanwhile, however, Lonnie, convinced he was lost to her forever is betrothed to the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee - the young reverend she has come to care deeply for.”

Abuse of Power by Michael Savage (F SAV)

“Jack Hatfield is a hardened former war correspondent who rose to national prominence, but after being smeared as a bigot and extremist by a radical leftist group, he ultimately loses his job and finds himself working in obscurity as a freelance news producer in San Francisco. On a ride-along with the SFPD bomb squad, a seemingly routine carjacking turns deadly, and when the FBI urges Hatfield to stay out of it, he knows he’s onto something big.”

A Private Little War by Jason Sheehan (F SHE)

“A Catch-22 for a new generation, this dark debut novel tells the tale of a secret war—and the struggle to stay sane in a world that makes no sense.”

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