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Clovis-Carver Public Library
"Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future" produced by Climate Central summarizes everything we already know about the science of climate change, and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts.
"Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel" by Stuart Woods takes place in Bel-Air, where Stone is overseeing the grand opening of an ultra-luxe hotel in a star-studded gala that will be attended by socialites, royalty, billionaires, and possibly international terrorists.
"Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero" by Larry Tye recounts the story of one of America's most adored and enduring icons: the invincible champion of all that is good and just, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl.
"Father Night: A Jack McClure Novel" by Eric Van Lustbader captures the drama of a war that knows no end as efforts toward political reform in the Middle East culminate in a violent power struggle between two criminal underworld bosses, and Jack McClure finds himself at the center of a multi-national uprising.
"A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver" by Mark Shriver recounts stories from the author's childhood and revisits Sarge's myriad contributions to our nation as founder of the Peace Corps, architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty, and rocklike support during the tumultuous years surrounding the Kennedy assassinations.
"Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy" by Ken Follett continues the story that began in Fall of Giants as five interrelated families — American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh — enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil during the rise of the Third Reich.
"Classic Hikes of North America: 25 Breathtaking Treks in the United States and Canada" by Peter Potterfield blends expert advice with beautiful photographs of the best backcountry journeys ranging from the Grand Canyon of Arizona to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and across the border into Canada.
Portales Public Library
"Deadly Stakes" by J.A. Jance
Ali Reynolds, a police academy-trained former reporter is contacted to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of the woman accused of the crime. Lynn Martinson is dating the dead woman's ex-husband, and her boyfriend's and her futures are on the line, in more ways than one. During the same time, Ali is drawn to the case of A.J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own. A.J. finds the body in the Camp Verde desert when he goes to retrieve a mysterious box buried by his absent father-a box that turns out to be filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of poker chips. It seems that A.J.'s and Lynn's cases are more closely related than anyone could have imagined when a second body is found in the desert. Ali must stop a ruthless killer from claiming another victim and before she is lost in this game of deadly stakes.
"Something Wicked" by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
Some refer to it as the Colony, but to others, it's a cult. Few locals have ever been invited into its inner sanctum, but curiosity runs deep. Even the sisters who live at Siren Song have begun to question whether it's really the sanctuary their aunt claims. Being isolated from the mainland keeps out strangers who might cringe at the women's unnerving psychic abilities, but there are terrors buried there too, and they are slowly coming to light. Detective Savannah Dunbar is eight months into a surrogate pregnancy for her sister, and just wants to wrap up paperwork before taking medical leave, but her department's investigation into a brutal double homicide hits a snag. What first appeared to be a business deal gone bad is beginning to look much more complex and now there are new rumors about the Colony, its matriarch, and a long history of bitter secrets that could have shocking repercussions for Savannah. Death has come to Siren Song before, but this time there will be no refuge for the guilty and no remorse from a killer intent on vengeance.
"Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson
Elijah Creem, a top plastic surgeon, is renowned for his skills in the operating room and for his wild, no-expense-spared parties, bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and sex. Until that is, Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now, Creem is willing to do just about anything to avoid going to jail. Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case when a beautiful woman is found murdered in her car and a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington, D.C. into an all-out frenzy. Under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases, Alex hasn't noticed that someone is investigating him, someone so twisted and obsessed, they'll do anything to get the vengeance they desire.