Staff Reading Picks

Gideon's War

by Howard Gordon
ISBN:9781439175811

Exposed to covert information by his work as an international negotiator, Gideon Davis is tapped by a government bigwig to chaperone a rogue agent, Gideon's brother, whose surrender is foiled by a terrorist plot involving a multi-million-dollar oil rig.

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The Neighbors are Watching

by Debra Ginsberg
ISBN:9780307463869

Set against the backdrop of the deadly 2007 wildfires that forced the evacuation of half-a-million San Diego residents, the author's novel examines the dark side of suburbia- a place where everyone has something to hide.

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Blind Descent

by James M. Tabor
ISBN:9781400067671

Documents the 2004 race between American and Russian scientists to dive to the planet's deepest spot, profiling each nation's team and expedition leaders while explaining how both sides were ultimately victorious.

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A Fierce Radiance

by Lauren Belfer
ISBN:9780061252518

In the anxious days after Pearl Harbor, talented "Life" magazine reporter Clara Shipley finds herself on top of one of the nation's most important stories--the race to discover penicillin at the Rockefeller Institute. When a researcher at the institute dies under suspicious circumstances, the stakes become starkly clear: a murder has been committed to obtain these lucrative new drugs. With lives and a new love hanging in the balance, Claire will put herself at the center of danger to find a killer--no matter what price she may have to pay.

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The Bride Collector

by Ted Dekker
ISBN:9781599951966

FBI agent Brad Raines must gain the trust of Paradise, a schizophrenic with a gift for seeing the last moments of a person's life when she touches a corpse, if he is going to save his friend and colleague from becoming the next victim of a killer.

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Claiming Ground

by Laura Bell
ISBN:9780307272881

In 1977, Laura Bell, at loose ends after graduating from college, leaves her family home in Kentucky for a wild and unexpected adventure: herding sheep in Wyoming's Big Horn Basin. By turns cattle rancher, forest ranger, outfitter, masseuse, wife and mother, Bell vividly recounts her struggle to find solid earth in which to put down roots.

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Critical Care

by Theresa Brown
ISBN:9780061791550

$aAn oncology nurse and New York Times columnist discusses her first year on the job, during which her patients taught her that there is much to learn about mortality and the meaning of life.

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The Passage

by Justin Cronin
ISBN:9780345504968

The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus.

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