Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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White nights: a thriller

By Cleeves, Ann

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

An exhibition at The Herring House art gallery is disturbed by a distraught stranger who claims to be an amnesiac unaware of his true identity, a situation complicated for Inspector Perez when the man turns up murdered the next day.

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Into the deep

By Coble, Colleen

Publishing Date: c2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A local scientist turns up dead in Lake Superior. A radical environmental group blames a mysterious lab for the dead fish found in a remote stream. Then an Alzheimer's patient goes missing and his home is ransacked. A canine search-and-rescue team must help unravel the secrets of an enchanting wilderness.

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Pirate Alley

By Coonts, Stephen

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Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages. But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot. Once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants intend to swoop in and slaughter the passengers in an orgy of terror, hoping to provoke a massive American military response that will set the Muslim world aflame. Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and keep the U.S. from being maneuvered into a murderous war.

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Bomb shell

By Coulter, Catherine

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith must figure out who was behind the attempt on his sister's life while helping FBI agents Savich and Sherlock discover who murdered the grandson of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Bomb shell

By Coulter, Catherine

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith must figure out who was behind the attempt on his sister's life while helping FBI agents Savich and Sherlock discover who murdered the grandson of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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The kill room: a Lincoln Rhyme novel

By Deaver, Jeffery

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the sniper-killing of a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.

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Sweet salt air

By Delinsky, Barbara

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed.

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The ghosts of Bungo Suido: [a novel]

By Deutermann, Peter T.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Hearing rumors of the construction of a formidable Japanese battleship capable of adversely shifting power in World War II, Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond is charged with leading a first American submarine into the Inland Sea in the hopes of finding and stopping the seemingly invincible ship.

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True love

By Deveraux, Jude

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After she mysteriously inherits a nineteenth-century Nantucket house, Alix Madsen gets drawn into the unsolved disappearance of her ancestor two hundred years ago and begins to have feelings for Jared Montgomery, who lives in the property's guesthouse. Set on the magical Massachusetts island of Nantucket, this novel introduces characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, beloved family from many of the author's previous novels. Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman's relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix, fresh from a romantic breakup, but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend's storybook wedding. But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House's ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn't troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property's guesthouse. Unbeknown to Alix, Jared has been charged with looking after her while she lives on the island, an easy task for him, considering the undeniable chemistry between the two. But Jared harbors secrets of his own, which, if revealed, may drive a wedge between the pair. With a glorious Nantucket wedding on the horizon, sparks fly, and the ghosts of the past begin to reveal themselves, some of them literally. Finding their lives inextricably entwined with the turbulent fortunes of their ancestors, Alix and Jared discover that only by righting the wrongs of the past can they hope to be together.

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The barbed crown: an Ethan Gage adventure

By Dietrich, William

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

To make Napoleon pay for kidnapping his son and nearly killing his wife, spy, adventurer and treasure hunter Ethan Gage, after his plot to sabotage Napoleon's coronation is foiled, flees to England where he and a group of brilliant renegades devise a daring plan as the French set sail for invasion.

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Blood & beauty: the Borgias : a novel

By Dunant, Sarah

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucretia and Cesare traces the family's rise in the aftermath of Rodrigo Borgia's rise to the papacy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague, and the family's notorious reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister.

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A hologram for the king: a novel

By Eggers, Dave

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great"--Publisher.

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Less than zero

By Ellis, Bret Easton

Publishing Date: c1985

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Clay comes home on break from his East Coast college to a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where the natives drive Porsches, dine at Spago, and gobble their Quaaludes from Pez dispensers. Where else can Clay go but down? "A teenage slice-of-death novel, no holds barred".--VILLAGE VOICE. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Candlemoth

By Ellory, Roger Jon

Publishing Date: 2013, c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Daniel Ford has thirty days to live: accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story, beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged six by a South Carolina lake, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy, and finally their flight from the draft which ended in Nathan's brutal murder."--Publisher's website.

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The heist: a novel

By Evanovich, Janet

Publishing Date:

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Just when it seems that international crook Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill -- if the two don't kill each other first.

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Death angel

By Fairstein, Linda A.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Discovering the murdered body of a young woman in Ramble urban park, New York Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman uncover disturbing links between the savage crime and a string of cold-case disappearances. In this novel the author, a former prosecutor for the City of New York, explores the rich, and little-known, history of New York City's Central Park. Here she takes readers into the storied history of Central Park as Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body found in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack? Is this enormous urban park a sanctuary in the middle of the city, as it seems to the thousands of New Yorkers and tourists who fill it every day, or is it a hunting ground for a killer with a twisted mind?

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Corrag

By Fletcher, Susan

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

1692. Corrag-- an accused witch-- is imprisoned for her supposed involvement in a massacre she had no part in. As she tells her story to an Irish propagandist, she transforms both their lives.

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Kill shot: an American assassin thriller

By Flynn, Vince

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Young Mitch Rapp sets out on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.

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Sarah Canary

By Fowler, Karen Joy

Publishing Date: 2004, c1991

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When black-cloaked Sarah Canary wanders into a railway camp in the Washington territories in 1873, Chin Ah Kin is ordered by his uncle to escort ``the ugliest woman he could imagine'' away. Far away. But Chin soon becomes the follower. In the first of many such instances, they are separated, both resurfacing some days later at an insane asylum. Chin has run afoul of the law and Sarah has been committed for observation. Their escape from the asylum in the company of another inmate sets into motion a series of adventures and misadventures that are at once hilarious, deeply moving, and downright terrifying.

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Crooked letter, crooked letter

By Franklin, Tom

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

African-American Constable Silas Jones must confront his white former friend Larry Ott, who has lived under suspicion for 20 years since a girl disappeared while on a date with him, after another girl disappears and Larry is blamed once again. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Hell at the Breech.