“Lethal Agent,” by Kyle Mills. A toxic presidential election is underway in an America already weakened by internal divisions. While politicians focus on maintaining their power, ISIS kidnaps a French microbiologist and forces him to begin manufacturing anthrax. Videos chronicling his progress and threatening an imminent attack are posted to the Internet, intensifying the hysteria gripping the U.S. ISIS recruits a Mexican drug cartel to smuggle the bioweapon across the border, but it’s really just a diversion. The terrorist group needs to keep Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy distracted long enough to weaponize a deadly virus that they stumbled upon in Yemen. If they succeed, they’ll spark a pandemic that could rewrite the world order.
“Quantum,” by Patricia Cornwell. Before a space mission, Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage. As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. Blood, a missing security badge and a series of disturbing clues point to Calli’s sister, Carme, who’s been missing for days. Anxious to clear her sister’s name, Calli digs for answers. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe, not just for the space program but for America.
“The World that We Knew,” by Alice Hoffman. In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her 12-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazis. She finds her way to a rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates Ava, a mystical Jewish creature, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their fortunes linked. In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet characters that take us on a journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past death and love is never ending.
“Blood in the Water,” by Jack Flynn. Harbor chief Cormack O’Connell has lived his life close to the wire, above and below the law. He knows every movement on his waterfront, and that’s why someone wants him out of the way, fast. Homeland security agent Kit Steele is dedicated to fighting terrorism. Also known as The Hunter, she’s got her eye on the prize. This time it’s personal, and she has nothing left to lose. Her prey is Vincente Carpio, one of the world’s most dangerous criminals. He is cunning, calculating, and he’s biding his time. Everyone has their part to play, but now it seems that there are much darker, far-reaching forces at work that may play out on the international stage.
NEW LARGE PRINT WESTERNS
“Gypsy Rock,” by Robert D. McKee. Wyoming in 1892 is booming. It has prairies ideal for grazing and valuable minerals, both above the ground and below. It also has a greedy few who will do whatever they must to obtain these riches for themselves. What they will not do is allow Billy Young and Deputy Hugo Dorling to stand in their way. “Gypsy Rock” is a story of one evil act that sets off a chain of events that spirals downward toward dozens of deaths. It is a story of hate and prejudice, acceptance and bravery. Ultimately, it is the story of Young, a 20-year-old Wyoming rancher, and his effort to find his place in what appears to be a violent world.
“The Young Desperados,” by Bill Brooks. Teenagers Albert Sand and Ivory Cade learn of a friend’s murder and decide to earn the funds for his burial. Fate intervenes in the form of a rich banker whose wife was kidnapped by the outlaw killer One-eye Texas Jack Crowfoot and his gang. The boys see their opportunity to get the banker’s reward, return his wife, and earn enough money to inter their friend, Gus Monroe.
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.