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Adult Fiction

"Black Jack" - Lora Leigh. The Secret Service can't control him. The British government can't silence him. But renegade agent Travis Caine is one loose cannon you don't want to mess with, so his commanders cut him a break -- and cut him loose. His new HQ is America's top intelligence force, Elite Ops. His new code name is "Black Jack." And his new assignment is to die for. She's smart, sexy, scintillating--and one of Elite Ops' savviest agents. Lillian Belle's code name is "Night Hawk," and Travis certainly wouldn't mind flying a few midnight maneuvers with her. But when their mission turns into a red-hot game of danger, deceit, and double-crossed signals, Travis begins to wonder: Can he trust her? Can he resist her?

"Guardian of the Dead" - (Grade 9 and Up) Karen Healy. Ellie Spencer wakes to the realization that there are empty beer cans at the foot of her bed and a boy on her floor. Neither is acceptable at her boarding school on the South Island of New Zealand. She remembers her promise to Kevin to assist with fight choreography for a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by beautiful Iris Tsang, who, to Ellie's extreme annoyance, has a crush on Kevin. Ellie literally runs into mysterious and gorgeous Mark Nolan, receiving an odd shock in the process. He later warns her not to go out alone at night but then somehow causes her to forget their conversation while remembering his warning. On her way to practice one evening, Ellie crosses paths with a woman who sends a chill down her spine, only to find that this person, Reka Gordon, has been cast as Titania. Reka seems to have a power over Kevin that arouses Ellie's suspicions. In the background of all this strange interpersonal activity, news reports continue to cover the activities of a serial killer, the Eyeslasher, on the North Island.

"Innocent" - Scott Turow. Turow's superlative legal thriller, his best novel since his bestselling debut, "Presumed Innocent," to which this is a sequel. In 2008, 22 years after the events of the earlier book, former lawyer Rusty Sabich, now a Kindle County, Ill., chief appellate judge, is again suspected of murdering a woman close to him. His wife, Barbara, has died in her bed of what appear to be natural causes, yet Rusty comes under scrutiny from his old nemesis, acting prosecuting attorney Tommy Molto, who unsuccessfully prosecuted him for killing his mistress decades earlier. Tommy's chief deputy, Jim Brand, is suspicious because Rusty chose to keep Barbara's death a secret, even from their son, Nat, for almost an entire day, which could have allowed traces of poison to disappear. Rusty's candidacy for a higher court in an imminent election; his recent clandestine affair with his attractive law clerk, Anna Vostic; and a breach of judicial ethics complicate matters further.

"Instant Temptation" - J. Shalvis. Shalvis's assured third rugged romance about the Wilder brothers (after "Instant Gratification") follows TJ -- the oldest brother of Cam and Stone -- on his expedition of the heart. His destination: Harley Stephens, a blond spitfire TJ has wanted for a long time. Harley, who's recently gotten her degree in wildlife biology, needs TJ's help on a dangerous research trip that may lead to a good job in Colorado, but she won't ask for it. TJ, meanwhile, wants her to stay local and offers her work with his family's wilderness guide company. After TJ lends his support to Harley's expedition, their love for each other builds, but will they be able to make it work? Shalvis tracks their zesty romance with dependable flair, while the majestic Sierras provide a vivid backdrop.

Youth Fiction

"Bluestar's Prophecy" (Warriors Series) - Erin Hunter

Adult Non-Fiction

"Bathroom Design" - TeNeues

Graphic Novel

Large Print Adult Fiction

"Return to Sender" - Fern Michaels

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" - Larsson


Junior Non Fiction

"Discovery in The Cave" - Mark Dubowski


"Gulliver in Lilliput" - Lisa Findlay


"Alice in Wonderland"

"Cry of the Owl"

"Johnny Bravo"

"Remember Me"

"Shutter Island"



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