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“Blood for Blood,” by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone. Judge Ephraim Doolittle is begging for help. A killer he sent to the gallows has a brother who has sworn vengeance on judge and jury both. John Henry Sixkiller is the perfect man for this job. And he will do it the hard way: getting himself arrested, busting out of jail and worming his way into an outlaw haven run by a woman. Lottie Dalmas, the lover of the late outlaw Henry Garrett, is at the center of the plot for revenge, with stone-cold killers at her beck and call. But someone else is also running the show—a remorseless, brutal outlaw hiding in plain sight and already moving toward his next killing: John Henry Sixkiller himself.
“Riding Shotgun,” by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone. If anyone knows the road to purgatory, it’s Red Ryan. As a stagecoach guard, he’s faced holdups, ambushes and all-out attacks from every kill-crazy outlaw, Indian and prairie rat. But even he is reluctant to ride shotgun with driver Buttons Muldoon on a stage bound from Fort Concho, Texas, to Fort Bliss. Word has it the Apaches are on the warpath. Red wants to postpone the stage, but an army major’s stubborn wife insists they leave.
“Snake Oil: It All Comes Around,” by Marcus Galloway. To some, Henry Whiteoak is an outlaw. Some see him as a simple salesman out to ply his trade from the back of a garishly painted wagon. In the Badlands of the Dakota Territories, Whiteoak crosses paths with a string of bounty hunters out to claim the growing price that had been put on his head. Unfortunately, the men he’s wronged throughout his colorful past don’t intend on letting Whiteoak live long enough to spend the money he stole. At least Henry has a few friends that see the medicine man for what he truly is: a man who has a good heart buried somewhere beneath all those layers of fancy clothes.
“Summer on Mirror Lake,” by JoAnn Ross. When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at a funeral, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his workaholic lifestyle, he could end up like his dead friend, Gabe returns to his hometown to regroup. As he adjusts, Gabe discovers advantages to this small town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s Chelsea Prescott who makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever. Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path.
“The Last Widow,” by Karin Slaughter. On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air. One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast, followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods has been bombed, the location of Emory University, two hospitals, the FBI headquarters and the CDC. Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner, Will Trent, rush to the scene and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre, putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.
Story time is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 45–60 minutes. Participants read books, followed by a craft or activity.
Chetek Library hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 1–6 p.m.; and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.