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This Just In! New Books June 2011
Below are a few of the newest books to hit NYPL shelves:
If you see something you like, simply click on the title and request a copy from the NYPL catalog.
To learn more about a particular author or book, click on the author's name to be redirected to a biographical summary or book review within the Biography in Context database.
The following summaries were taken from the catalog.
After building up a successful life in New York and hiding her past, Nina Bloom returns to Florida to confront the terrible secret that shattered her life 18 years ago and protect an innocent man who is framed for murder.
by Margaret McLean
Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy face more than racial and religious prejudice in this impossible courtroom battle. Diallo is targeted by a gunman in open court, a key defense witness is attacked, and documents are stolen. Someone is trying to stop Lynch and Clancy from winning the case, and they must find out who and why. A dangerous pursuit of the truth becomes Amina’s only chance in Margaret McLean's Under Fire.
After a mountainside massacre yields a grim message, Painter Crowe, director of Sigma Force, must join with Commander Grayson Pierce and an unlikely ally if he is going to get to the root of a conspiracy that stretches back to a lost prehistoric colony in America.
When Lena wins the jackpot in the Maryland lottery, she quits her job, becomes engaged, and revels in her newfound popularity, but she ultimately suspects that fortune comes with a price.
by Jon Land
Two decades after her father shoots down the cult-like leader of a separatist church, fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is challenged to stop the man's son, the head of a militia movement who has amassed enough guns and money to wage a second civil war.
by Daisy Goodwin
Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, the beautiful and vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham and married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.
by Lars Kepler
Swedish Detective Inspector Joona Linna investigates the murders of three family members whose killing was witnessed by a fourth intended victim, a traumatized child whose shock Linna hopes to penetrate through hypnotism.
Blackmailed by a powerful businesswoman to help dispose of a dead body, Stella Hardesty is implicated in the woman's subsequent disappearance and travels to Kansas City for answers, only to discover a series of killings tied to a corrupt judge.
by Phil Rickman
Summoned by William Cecil to address dangerous questions about Elizabeth I's legitimacy, royal astrologer John Dee teams up with Robert Dudley to retrieve the bones of King Arthur, a mission that is complicated by magic, a first love and a complex plot against the queen.
by Ina Caro
In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on 25 one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through 700 years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the miraculous visions of Joan of Arc, to Versailles to experience the flamboyant achievements of Louis XIV, or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue.
by Major Rusty Bradley
This insider's account of the Afghan war by a Special Forces commander, published with the support of the Army and Special Operations, traces the against-all-odds Operation Medusa victory in the fight for Sperwan Ghar in the vital Southern region.
If you've read one of the books mentioned or are planning to, feel free to tell us what you think!