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Nancy's Notes - November 17, 2016

“Night School” by Lee Child, “Home” by Harlan Coben.

        The show in Clarion this past weekend was “Jack Reacher Never Go Back”. This is a 2013 novel by Lee Child. It is available at our library if you missed the movie, or would like to compare the film to the book. Child’s latest is “Night School”, another story in the Jack Reacher series. It begins in 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning he’s awarded a medal, in the afternoon they send him back to school, and that night he’s off the grid. Two other men are in the classroom, an FBI agent and a CIA analyst, each is wondering what they are doing there. They soon find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor, a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with an unknown person. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.” Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. He recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with, Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up and they know if they don’t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.
        Another favorite of our readers who enjoy suspense is Harlan Coben. We now have his newest title, “Home”.  A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend?
        The library will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, and open again at noon on Monday, November 28. Make sure to come in and stock up on materials. After over-eating and too  much shopping and or running, curl up with a good book or movie and relax.

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