Shawnee Public Library
- Published: 05 October 2015 05 October 2015
The Swede by Robert Karjel
Swedish author, Robert Karjel, brings his first English translated novel to print in this suspenseful tale of Ernst Grip, a security officer who has been brought to the United States to interrogate a suspect in an Islamist-inspired terror attack. It’s a twisted tale of coincidence and intrigue as the reader follows this tale of shadows and intrigue. This would be a good choice for James Sandford and James Patterson fans.
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe
For a long time, joining the National Guard was a way of earning extra income or college tuition for many cash-strapped Americans. Then came 9/11 and the whole world changed. Thorpe relates what it was like for three women who had joined the Guard for such reasons only to find themselves called up for service and ultimately sent to Afghanistan when women soldiers were a rarity, not the norm. Thorpe spent ten years researching and interviewing soldiers as they experienced their first tour of duty, their homecoming, and then being sent to Iraq. This is truly one of the most engaging non-fiction books I have read to date.
Deadly Design by Debra Dockter
In vitro twins, but born two years apart, Conner and Kyle McAdams may look alike, but they couldn’t be more opposite. When Connor dies on his eighteenth birthday, Kyle sets on a dangerous path to learn why other children conceived at the Genesis Innovations Laboratory have such a short life span. Mature themes, but this is one of the best teen fiction novels I have read in a while.