Allison Public Library Notes 2/08
“HELLBENT” by Gregg Hurwitz . . . The voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program.
“STILL ME” by Jojo Moyes . . . Louisa Clark arrives in New York to start a new life and a long-distance relationship with Ambulance Sam while working for the super-wealthy Gopniks, a job that introduces her to New York high society and a secretive man who reminds her of her own past. In memory of Carol Melhus.
“PROMISE ME, DAD” by Joe Biden . . . The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.
“NEED TO KNOW” by Karen Cleveland . . . A dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents before facing an impossible choice that tests her loyalties to the agency and her own family.
“BELOVED HOPE” by Tracie Peterson . . . Losing the man she loved in the Whitman Mission massacre, Hope slowly recovers in the Oregon City home of her sisters before a difficult lawsuit and a chance for a relationship with an Army lieutenant force her to come to terms with the past. Given in memory of Martin DeBower.
“KILLER CHOICE” by Tom Hunt . . . When his pregnant wife falls dangerously ill, a financially strapped man is approached by a mysterious benefactor who offers him money for treatment in exchange for committing a murder, a situation that forces the desperate husband to confront the darkest reaches of his soul and betray those closest to him.
“THE SISTERS OF GLASS FERRY” by Kim Michele Richardson . . . Inheriting her father's generations-old recipes for some of Kentucky's best whiskeys, Flannery is forced to confront painful truths about her sleepy town, her family's past and the disappearance of her twin sister decades earlier.
“CATCHING THE WIND” by Melanie Dobson . . . What happened to Brigitte Berthold? That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.
“SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE” by Jill Shalvis . . . After losing both her boyfriend and her job, Maddie Moore, claiming the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother, arrives in the town of Lucky Harbor, Washington, where she must convince her two half-sisters to join her in a business venture as well as convince herself to take a chance on love.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“POSTED” by John David Anderson . . . When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.
“LOVE” by Matt De La Pena . . . A heartfelt celebration of love, depicts the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond.
“THE LITTLE FIRE TRUCK” by Margery Cuyler . . . Join firefighter Jill and her fearless little fire truck as they zip all over town to put out smoky fires and rescue those in need. In memory of Kirk “Red” Johnson.