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  • The overstoryThe overstory : a novel

    Powers, Richard, 1957-, author.

    A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.

  • Dread nationDread nation : rise up

    Ireland, Justina, author.

    When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

  • Robert B. Parker's Debt to payRobert B. Parker's Debt to pay : a Jesse Stone novel

    Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-, author.

    "All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past. Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits--and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon's security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he'll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there's a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?"--

  • A higher loyaltyA higher loyalty : truth, lies, and leadership

    Comey, James B., Jr., 1960-

    What is ethical leadership? How do you do what is right instead of what is politically expedient? How do you maintain loyalty to the values of the institutions you have sworn to protect, the values you have dedicated your entire life to upholding, even if that loyalty comes at your own personal expense? When Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on May 9, 2017, it ignited a political firestorm. The man at the center of that storm has kept silent until now. James Comey writes about his role in the historic 2016 election and its aftermath. That campaign was far from the first time Comey had been put to the test. Comey takes readers through the cases and personal events that helped shape his views of justice, fairness, and ethical leadership. We see his resolve tested after a harrowing brush with death and a heartbreaking personal loss. He offers insights into the leadership styles of three very different presidents, and we learn why the leaders who had the most profound influence on him were those without titles or political office. Even without the events of 2016 and the surreal moments in the Trump White House that followed, Comey's career involved some of the most fascinating and controversial criminal cases in recent history. He discusses his intense encounters with the Mafia as an assistant U.S. attorney, a job he started under an up-and-coming Rudy Giuliani. He explains what was truly at issue in the prosecutions of Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby and in the battles against surveillance and torture policies in the George W. Bush administration. Comey writes about when he rushed to the hospital bedside of an ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft to intercept representatives sent by President Bush who were determined to subvert their own Justice Department. Comey also details the involvement he had over the years with Bill and Hillary Clinton - including the Whitewater investigation and his pursuit of the fugitive Marc Rich - and what really occurred when he found himself in charge of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Comey lays out exactly what went into the FBI's historic decisions and responds to the controversies and criticisms that resulted. Finally, Comey explains his frustrating and occasionally bizarre encounters with the incoming president, Donald Trump, and why he was unable to give Trump the pledge of loyalty he demanded. Although his rebuff of the president would come at great personal price, it was a sacrifice he was compelled to make, because the alternative for the country was a cost too great to bear. In September 2013, President Barack Obama appointed James Comey to the position of Director of the FBI. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the FBI's investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. In 2017, James Comey was leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election of 2016. This was expanded to include investigations into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russia. President Donald Trump dismissed Comey on May 9, 2017.

  • After AnnaAfter Anna

    Scottoline, Lisa, author.

    "Nobody cuts deeper than family... Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie's daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back, ignores the red flags that hint at the trouble that is brewing. Events take a deadly turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused of the crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her only daughter, but the realization that her daughter's murder was at the hands of a husband she loves. New information sends Maggie searching for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined" --

  • I'll be gone in the darkI'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer

    McNamara, Michelle, 1970-2016.

    "A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic - capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim - he favored suburban couples - he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening. Michelle McNamara was writing this book at the time of her sudden death. She gives a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind, as well as a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband, Patton Oswalt, the book was completed by Michelle's lead researcher and a close colleague, Paul Haynes"--Provided by publisher.

  • The SandmanThe Sandman

    Gaiman, Neil.

    "An occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power."--Amazon.com.

  • MacbethMacbeth

    NesbĀ², Jo, 1960-, author.

    Set in the 1970s in a run-down, industrial town, a police force struggles to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, the chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople, but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom, a master of manipulation named Hecate, has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.

  • The rising seaThe rising sea : a novel from the NUMA files

    Cussler, Clive, author.

    An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power--and in the process displace as many as a billion people. A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

  • Running blindRunning blind

    Child, Lee.

    Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook have a lot in common. High-flying army career women, both are victims of sexual harassment from their superiors; both are forced to resign from the service. And now they're both dead. Their unmarked bodies are discovered in their own homes, naked, in baths filled with army-issue camouflage paint. Expert FBI psychological profilers start to hunt for a serial murderer, a smart guy with a score to settle, a loner, an army man, a ruthless vigilante known to them both. Jack Reacher, a former US military cop, is a smart guy, a loner and a drifter, as tough as they come. He knew both victims. For Agent-in-Charge Nelson Blake and his team he's the perfect match. They're sure only Reacher has the answers to their burning questions: how did these women die? And why?.

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  • Lady birdLady bird

    The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

  • Call me by your nameCall me by your name

    It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

  • The disappearedThe disappeared

    Box, C. J., author.

    "Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two lethal cases to contend with in the electrifying new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C. J. Box. Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes--these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. Who is blocking the falconers and why? The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or because he's become Nate's advocate? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he'd imagined"--

  • Dread nationDread nation : rise up

    Ireland, Justina, author.

    When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

  • CirceCirce

    Miller, Madeline, author.

    Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

  • Three billboards outside Ebbing, MissouriThree billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

    After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

  • The story of Arthur TruluvThe story of Arthur Truluv : a novel

    Berg, Elizabeth, author.

    "For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur--a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur's kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname "Truluv." As Arthur's neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age."--Dust jacket flap.

  • Get outGet out

    A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

  • The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War

    In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

  • Victoria & AbdulVictoria & Abdul

    The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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