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Nancy's Notes - August 11, 2011

New Local Interest scrapbooks, "Southern Comfort" by Fern Michaels, “The Sixth Man” by David Baldacci.
  This week we had a nice donation of several genealogical materials. The first item is a scrapbook concerning the effects of the Civil War on Wright County. I, for one, figured Wright County was so young at that time that we wouldn’t have had any involvement in the war efforts. Another has some interesting historical facts about Wright County. Did you know there was an Amish settlement southwest of town? One scrapbook includes pictures of the local men and women who served in World War II. The final item is a scrapbook of cartoons by Elmer Tabor. Tabor was a local pharmacist who was known around Iowa as a cartoonist. 
    Fern Michael’s latest is entitled, “Southern Comfort”. Atlanta homicide detective “Tick’ Kelly turned his back on the world the day his wife and children were murdered. He holed up in a beach house on Mango Key, Florida, and drowned his grief in liquor. Now sober and a bestselling author, Tick would stay a recluse forever if his brother Pete didn’t keep trying to drag him back to the land of the living. Special agent Kate Rush resigned and moved back to her native Miami. But the unofficial assignment that has just come her way is too intriguing to pass up. She and a fellow ex-agent are relocated to Mango Key to keep an eye on a mysterious fortress believed to be at the center of a human trafficking ring. Tick finds himself fascinated by Kate’s investigation. Teaming up, they uncover a web of betrayal. 
    David Baldacci is one of our more popular writers. His newest, “The Sixth Man”, revolves around alleged serial killer Edgar Roy, who is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s attorney, Ted Bergin, to help work the case. Their investigation is derailed en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy’s past, the more they encounter obstacles. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government. 
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