New Books Available at Public library - Week of 8/22
The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has released its new book list for this week.
This is not a test--every New Yorkers worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New Yorkers arent easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBIs Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility--but theyre as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon hes racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy hes faced yet, to save his beloved city--before everyones worst nightmare becomes a reality.
Who Do You Love: A Novel
An unforgettable story about true love, real life, and second chances Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and shes intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andys taken back to a doctor and Rachels sent back to her bed, they think theyll never see each other again. Rachel grows up in an affluent Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent for running. Yet, over the next three decades, Andy and Rachel will meet again and again—linked by chance, history, and the memory of the first time they met, a night that changed the course of both of their lives.
Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel
Set in Cedar Coves charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macombers captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find. Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still wont reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that hes moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. And as she discovers the secret behind Marks decision to leave, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.
The Night Sister: A Novel
The latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McMahon is an atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets. Once the thriving attraction of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, alive only in the memories of Amy, Piper, and Pipers kid sister, Margot. The three played there as girls until the day that their games uncovered something dark and twisted in the motels past, something that ruined their friendship forever. Now adult, Piper and Margot have tried to forget what they found that fateful summer, but their lives are upended when Piper receives a panicked midnight call from Margot, with news of a horrific crime for which Amy stands accused.
Fool's Quest: Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogyRanking alongside George R. R. Martin as a groundbreaking master of fantasy, New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb delivers the second book in her long-awaited Fitz and the Fool trilogy.The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend the Fool continue in Robin Hobbs triumphant follow-up to Fools Assassin. But Fools Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world—a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.Long ago, Fitz and the Fool changed the world, bringing back the magic of dragons and securing both the Farseer succession and the stability of the kingdom.
In her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper thriller, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers where they have never been before Inside the mind of NYPD Detective Mike Chapman.The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York Citys most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the worlds busiest span for motor vehicles. But in Devils Bridge, Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet the disappearance of Alex Cooper.Coops sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back.
The Dog Master: A Novel of the First DogSet against the most dramatic time in our species history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribes struggle for survival and one extraordinary mans bond with a wolf-a friendship that changed mankind forever Thirty thousand years ago, ice was storming the planet. Among the species forced out of the trees and onto the steppes by the advancing cold was modern man, who was both predator and prey.No stranger to the experiences that make us human-a mothers love and a fathers betrayal, tribal war and increasing famine, political intrigue and forbidden love, joy and hope and devastating loss-our ancestors competed for scant resources in a brutal landscape.Mankind stood on the cold brink of extinction...but they had a unique advantage over other species, a new technology-domesticated wolves.
Deadly AssetsThe dramatic new novel in the Philadelphia police saga by 1 New York Timesbestselling author W. E. B. Griffin.In Philadelphia—suffering among the countrys highest murder rates—the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings—especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the Wyatt Earp of the Main Line—and then the committees combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house.As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt. Payne, among many others accused of being complicit in the leaders death, becomes quietly furious.
The Bourbon KingsThe 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.For Lizzie King, Easterlys head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life.
DragonbaneOut of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, its hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan. Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded.But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance. Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames, in Dragonbane, the next explosive Dark-Hunter novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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