Library Corner February 22nd
Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother - a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder - has just been released. Things take a shocking turn when Phyllis is suddenly arrested for allegedly abetting the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who'd been smuggling women from El Salvador and Mexico until he was shot to death on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. Hardy realizes that if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he must figure out how all these strands connect - and fast. John Lescroart crafts yet another whip-smart, roller coaster of a novel called The Rule Of Law that will keep you on your toes until the very last page.
It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him - something she'd never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over - a sex-discrimination case that's received national attention. Juliana discovers that she's been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. But soon, it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy. In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are. Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller, called Judgment, about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her - and her family's - downfall.
They went on vacation. Not everyone made it back.The Palmers went to the lake for a week of fun in the sun. But Alex Palmer had an agenda. He wanted his brother to reconcile with their hypercompetitive father. He wanted his daughter to break up with her shady boyfriend. Most of all, Alex wanted them to be a family one more time before he faced his predicament at home. Evil incarnate and a brutal double murder shifted Alex's focus from wants to needs. He needed to keep his family safe. He needed to find her. He needed to know what happened at the lake. His pastor often said, "God won't give you more than you can bear." This had nothing to do with God. Phil M. Williams’ new novel called What Happened At The Lake will keep readers on the edge of their feet and keep you guessing right until the end of the book.
Kat Martin raises the tension and the passion when family ambition turns deadly....in her new novel The Conspiracy.
Harper Winston's brother has disappeared. Pursuing his dream of sailing the Caribbean, Michael hasn't responded to texts or emails in days. When even the Coast Guard can't find him, Harper is forced to take desperate measures. Which means going to Chase Garrett, once her brother's best friend, now the only man she can trust...or so she hopes.
As the successful owner of Maximum Security, Chase has learned to trust his gut. He knows Harper's father is mixed up in a deadly business and suspects there's more to Michael's disappearance than meets the eye. Getting involved again with the Winstons goes against everything he stands for, yet old loyalties die hard. As the case draws him closer to Harper and deeper into the Winstons' snarled crime family, he is forced to put everything on the line to keep Harper safe...and both of them alive.
New Non Fiction
DIY Vegan by Nicole Axworthy & Lisa Pitman gives more than 100 easy recipes to create an awesome plant-based pantry. This book shows readers how easy it is to stock their own vegan pantry and avoid prepared foods that contain animal-based by-products. Using easy-to-find, whole-food ingredients that amp up flavors and nutrition, they’ve created more than one hundred recipes that will stock pantry shelves, refrigerators, and freezers. The recipes are all vegan and have gluten-free options.