Below is an alphabetical list (by author) of new books available for 7-day loan. Books are not eligible for reserve.
This list is subject to frequent change because publication dates frequently change.
List compiled by Pearl Steinhart and annotations written by Rosemarie Gatzek, Finkelstein Memorial Library
General Patrick McLanahan has finally seen his dream, the 'Aerospace Battle Force,’ become reality. Operating from a spaceship, he is able not only to call on defense forces in a matter of moments, but also gain control of any computer network in the world quickly and easily. When newly elected President Joseph Gardner directs Congress to cut off funding and to dismiss McLanahan, the general learns that the Russians are blackmailing the president. Racing against time, McLanahan must not only prepare a defense against the....
JAMES LEE BURKE
SWAN PEAK (Dave Robicheaux series Series)
Detective Dave Robicheaux finds himself in the wilds
of Montana, where he discovers fraudulent religious ministries that support questionable political ideas.
ONE FIFTH AVENUE
Admit it: You love gossip. Nobody on this planet dishes it better than Candace Bushnell, the sassy author who guided us through Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Trading Up, and Lipstick Jungle. In One Fifth Avenue, she checks in at a landmark Manhattan address to reveal the upscale lives of its diverse tenants. Their money is old or new; their careers on the rise or in full retreat; their motives reckless or greedy; but no apartment building's Art Deco façade can hide their secrets from the deliciously prying eyes of tattletale Bushnell. High-rise entertainment; scandalous fun.
MARY HIGGINS CLARK
WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
When assistand D.A. Carolyn MacKinley decides to investigate the disappearance of her brother, who has been "missing" for ten years, she discovers a whole community of people who have "gone missing." When she gets too close, one of these people makes it clear that he doesn't want to be "found," and is willing to kill to keep his secret.
Parents Tia and Mike Baye are concerned about their son’s behavior after his friend’s apparent suicide, but they discover more than they’d bargained for when they install a surveillance program on their his computer.
Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.
When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant. Taking up temporary residence in the gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, John finds himself living only a quarter of a mile from Susan who has also returned to Long Island. But Susan isn't the only person from John's past who has reemerged: Though Frank Bellarosa, infamous Mafia don and Susan's ex-lover, is long dead, his son, Anthony, is alive and well, and intent on two missions: Drawing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa family, and exacting revenge on his father's murderer--Susan Sutter. At the same time, John and Susan's mutual attraction resurfaces and old passions begin to reignite, and John finds himself pulled deeper into a familiar web of seduction and betrayal.
Counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his colleague Mike Nash may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.
Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.
"In the winning latest from chick lit-ster Graff (Looking for Mr. Goodfrog), Manhattan publicist Aimee Albert, who is Jewish and whose first love, Sam, died during 9/11, has just split with her goy boyfriend Peter McKnight. Desperate for a Jewish husband and children reared in the faith, Aimee, relying on an imagined Jewish male penchant for non-Jewish women (shiksas), loses mega poundage on a "Depression Diet," straightens and dyes her dark hair red, pops in green contacts and becomes a Shiksa Barbie. Gentile co-worker Krista Dowd drags the new Aimee to a Jewish mixer, where Krista hooks up with Matt Goldman, a Jewish CPA, and Aimee meets GQ-cute Josh Hirsch, who runs LoveLoaves, a lucrative family business, and who only dates shiksas. For her part, Aimee soon discovers how lies can escalate into self-destruction and self-enlightenment. Graff's prose crackles with winning wit, making her potentially annoying conceit go down like a chocolate-covered macaroon." (Publisher's Weekly)
Beautiful and narcissistic Drea Rousseau’s days of being the “arm candy” for crime lord Rafael Salinas are numbered, so she steals a suitcase of money and runs away. Tracked by one of Salinas’ assassins, she is eventually gunned down and left for dead. She isn’t dead, however, so when she recovers and realizes that she has the chance to make up for all of her former misdeeds, she begins to work with the FBI to bring down her former lover. Yet now, Drea finds herself working with the most dangerous man she's ever known, and as their work becomes more perilous, their feelings for each intensify.
It begins with a single shot.
Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction.
Jude Marrock is out for revenge and has no choice but to involve Devon in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with an escalating body count. She doesn’t trust him one bit, but when the shots start flying and friends start falling, she finds herself with nowhere else to run. And there are innocent lives, both human and animal, at stake, including Ned and his mysterious pack. Is Jude her salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he’s protecting worth killing for . . . or dying for?
With a lightning-fast pace, unforgettable characters, and gut-wrenching action, Dark Summer is compelling new terrain for this master storyteller.
The anonymous caller has an ominous tone and an unnerving message about something “real dead . . . buried in your marsh.” The eco-volunteer on the other end of the phone thinks it’s a prank, but when a young woman’s body turns up in L.A.’s Bird Marsh preserve no one’s laughing. And when the bones of more victims surface, homicide detective Milo Sturgis realizes the city’s under siege to an insidious killer. Milo’s first move: calling in psychologist Alex Delaware.
NO CHOICE BUT SEDUCTION
After Sir Anthony Malory's daughter is kidnapped a ransom note is delivered to the wrong address, where Boyd Anderson opens it and decides to find the girl. Meanwhile, Katey Tyler, in Europe following her mother's death, hears something in a room next door, and upon investigating, discovers the girl bound and gagged. She rescues her and agrees to take her home to her family. When Boyd discovers them, he thinks Katey is the kidnapper. Lucky for him, she's not, because he finds himself very attracted to her.
"Fans of bestseller Lippman's long-running series featuring Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan (Another Thing to Fall, etc.) will be pleased to find that the 17 selections in her first short story collection are as intricate and witty as her novels." (Publisher's Weekly)
Traumatized by a recent life-or-death investigation, Sharon McCone flees to her ranch in California's high desert country to contemplate her future. Deep depression shadows her days and nights, and a chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive Native American woman begins to haunt her dreams. Even though she is determined not to investigate anything during her stay--and perhaps not ever again--McCone is drawn into the plight of the young woman and her dysfunctional family. A murder and traces of violence at a deserted resort lead her across the desert and into Nevada, and finally to a remote and isolated ranch, where danger lies closer that she expects and where her future and life itself may hang in the balance.
RESOLUTION (Everett Hitch series Series)
Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole, are two guns-for-hire who have just arrived in the town of Resolution, and they find work at a local saloon helping keep the peace in the front of the building and protecting the “girls” who work in the back. Soon they find themselves caught up in the local politics that pits the townsfolk against a local mine owner and the people who own ranches just outside of town.
ROUGH WEATHER: A SPENSER MYSTERY #36
Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well connected —and she needs Spenser's help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious gold digger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego. The reason? To attend her daughter's wedding as a sort of stand-in husband and protector. Spenser consents, but only after it is established that his beloved Susan Silverman will also be in attendance.
It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. But when Spenser's old nemesis Rugar—the Gray Man—arrives, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. A storm, a kidnapping, and murder tear apart what should be a joyous occasion, and Rugar is seemingly at the center of it all. The only thing is that the sloppy kidnapping is not Rugar's style—as Spenser knows from past encounters. With six dead bodies and more questions than he can process, Spenser begins a search for answers—and the Gray Man.
With Christmas just around the corner, Thomas Pitt’s sister-in-law, Emily Radley, is suddenly called from London to be with her dying aunt. Leaving her husband and two children behind, Emily makes the long journey to an all-but-forgotten town in the county of Connemara, on the western coast of Ireland. She soon discovers that a tragic legacy haunts the once closeknit community.
Violent storms ravage the coast and keep alive painful memories of an unsolved murder and unsettling fears that a killer may still live among the residents of the lonely Irish town. Determined to lighten her aunt’s heart and help the troubled community, Emily sets out to unmask the culprit. When a lone shipwreck survivor washes up onshore, he brings with him not only the key to solving the terrible crime but the opportunity for the townspeople to make peace with the past–and with one another.
THIRD CIRCLE (Arcane Society series Series)
Leona Hewitt entered the private museum of Lord Delbridge to recover a relic stolen from her family years earlier. Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with powerful psychic energy, was there for the relic too. Leona managed to get her hands on the crystal and gave him the slip. Thaddeus now fears for her safety because of the crystal's remarkable energy, and its potential for destruction.
One year after Charlie was found murdered, there is still a long list of people who grieve his loss. Girlfriend Nell Kilvert remains heartbroken, while his mother, singer- songwriter Sheridan Rosslare hasn’t written a note of music. As Nell tries to uncover the truth about Charlie’s death, she draws a lover from Sheridan’s distant past, Gavin, into their circle.
It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if you're keeping count), when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater—two shots to the head, found near a veteran's memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.
Exactly like the body they found last week.
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. A gripping emotional drama that will figure as one of Sheve's best.
MOSCOW RULES (Gabriel Allon series Series)
When Gabriel is sent on the seemingly mundane mission to go through the files of a deceased former agent in the Netherlands, he discovers information that leads him to Russia, and a new generation of Stalinists that is plotting to challenge the global dominance of the United States. In Moscow, he crosses paths with Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who made his fortune as an arms dealer to al-Qaeda,
THE LUCKY ONE
Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
From the glittering ballrooms of Manhattan to the fires of World War I, Danielle Steel takes us on an unforgettable journey in her new novel—a spellbinding tale of war, loss, history, and one woman’s unbreakable spirit....
Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman, a good woman, a true survivor who triumphs against overwhelming odds. For Annabelle’s story is more than compelling fiction, it is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage—and a testament to the human will to survive.
Maxine Williams a psychiatrist who is an expert in childhood trauma. She’s also the mother of three, divorced from millionaire playboy Blake, and about to marry to a wonderful man, Dr. Charles West. When Blake witnesses a natural disaster and its aftermath first hand, he decides to start a humanitarian project that could change the lives of countless children—and he wants Maxine to help him. Blake’s transformation from carefree playboy to responsible grownup forces Maxine to re-evaluate her life.
The Widows of Eastwick
They're back.... More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. The three divorcées—Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world, to such foreign lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintance. Why not, Sukie and Jane ask Alexandra, go back to Eastwick for the summer? The old Rhode Island seaside town, where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne, is still magical for them. Now Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women. And, among the local citizenry, there are still those who remember them, and wish them ill. How they cope with the lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the advancing inroads of old age, form the burden on Updike’s delightful, ominous sequel.
One night at Elaine's, Stone Barrington—back in Manhattan after chasing down the bad guys in the Caribbean—meets Barton Cabot, older brother of his sometime ally, CIA boss Lance Cabot. Barton's career in army intelligence is even more top secret than his brother's, but he's suffering from amnesia following a random act of violence. Amnesia is a dangerous thing in a man whose memory is chockfull of state secrets, so Lance hires Stone to watch Barton's back. As Stone discovers, Barton is a spy with a rather unusual hobby: building and restoring antique furniture. The genteel world of antiques and coin dealers at first seems a far cry from Stone's usual underworld of mobsters, murderers, and spies. But Barton also is a man with a past, and one event in particular— in the jungles of Vietnam more than thirty years earlier— is coming back to haunt his present in ways he'd never expected. Stone soon finds out that Barton, and some shady characters of his acquaintance, may be hiding a lot more than just a few forged antiques.