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 Act of War by Brad Thor
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem–no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.Reserve this book
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches -with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.
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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Emily Shepard is a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily’s parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault.Reserve this book
Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
A conclusion to the epic trilogy by the best-selling author of Winter of the World continues the experiences of five intertwined international families as they confront the social, political and economic turmoil of the second half of the 20th century.Reserve this book
 The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
A beautiful empress trapped in a loveless marriage, a dashing but impoverished horseman, and a clever heiress form a passionate love triangle in nineteenth-century England against a backdrop of the legendary Grand National competition.Reserve this book
The Heist by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy for Israel, must play a dangerous game of high stakes international intrigue as he searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio.Reserve this book
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 
He’s a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She’s a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids’ puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she’s not laughing now.Reserve this book
The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
Rock-and-roll legend William the Wild Hightower may be past his prime, but he’s still worshiped by fans – which is why he guards his privacy. He’s not thrilled about letting Maddie, Avery, and Nikki turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie.Reserve this book
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Recognizing that her marriage is in deep trouble in spite of her abiding and mutual love for her husband, television writer Georgie excludes herself from a Christmas family visit before discovering a way to reconnect with the man her husband used to be.Reserve this book
Lock In by John Scalzi
When a new virus causes one percent of the population to become completely paralyzed in body but not in mind, America pursues a scientific initiative to develop a virtual-reality world for victims, with unexpected consequences.Reserve this book
  Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island.Reserve this book
Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
Visiting his magical college after being cast out of the secret land of Fillory, Quentin Coldwater, accompanied by brilliant undergraduate Plum, encounters desperate practitioners of gray magic before discovering a sorcery masterwork that could dissolve the boundaries between Fillory and Earth.Reserve this book
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Jess’s husband has done a vanishing act, her teenage stepson is being bullied, and her math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can’t afford to pay for. Then an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean.Reserve this book

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Jack Reacher finds himself working for the State Department and the CIA to track down the American sniper who took a shot at the president of France and is possibly targeting the G-8 summit packed with world leaders.Reserve this book 
  The Promise by Robert Crais
When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case -until he learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor.  Meanwhile, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected. Scott and Maggie Scott and Maggie find themselves joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well.Reserve this book
The Quick by Lauren Owen
When a shy aspiring poet disappears from late-nineteenth-century London after falling in love, his sister’s ensuing confrontation with an institution of powerful men is aided by three underworld helpers.Reserve this book
The Secret Place by Tana French
Investigating a photograph of a boy whose murder was never solved, aspiring Murder Squad member Stephen Moran partners with detective Antoinette Conway to search for answers in the cliques and rivalries at a Dublin boarding school.Reserve this book
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