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Nancy's Notes - December 23, 2010

“Crescent Dawn” by Clive Cussler, “Rescue” by Anita Shreve, “The Reversal” by Michael Connelly

It’s the last shopping weekend until Christmas so it is pretty quiet in here today. I’m sure in a couple of weeks people will be ready to relax and curl up with a good book. When the temps drop and snow blows, reading is a great way to pass the hours.

If you enjoy intrigue and suspense, you will enjoy Clive Cussler’s latest novel  entitled, “Crescent Dawn”. The adventure begins in A.D. 327 when a Roman galley ship barely escapes a pirate attack. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of Mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. What ties them all together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire.

Anita Shreve is back with, “Rescue”. When a rookie paramedic pulls a young woman from her totaled car, it begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is streetwise and tough-talking. Peter Webster is as straight as an arrow, but falls for her immediately.  The two are soon embroiled in an intense love affair, married and parents to a baby daughter. Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter alone. When her life gets off track, Webster fears for her future. All the love a father can give a daughter is suddenly not enough.

Michael Connelly brings Attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch back in “The Reversal”. Haller never thought he could be persuaded to cross the aisle and work for the prosecution. Then convicted child killer Jason Jessup, is granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty. He must face off against a celebrity defense attorney who has already started trying it in the media. Jessup, out on bail, grandstands for the press by day, but his nocturnal actions make Haller fear the worst, the killer may have just gotten started.

We will be closed on Friday, December 24 and remain closed until noon on Monday, December 27. Have a Happy Holiday!