Step into the Dangerous World of Violence

Dangerous Passage by Lisa HarrisDangerous Passage

An electrifying tale of mystery and romance where evil lurks around every corner. When 2 female bodies are discovered in a remote location just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Detective Avery North is called in. Helping her solve the murders is Medical Examiner Jackson Bryant. It soon becomes apparent that there is more to the murders than meets the eye. Someone is targeting young women, do they have a serial killer on the loose?

This is book 1 in a Southern Crime Series that follows the perilous world of human trafficking. Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Christianbook.com.

 

To find it on our shelves look for F Har.

 

have you met Raleigh Harmon?

MEI Secondary Library is happy to welcome a new author to our shelves: Sibella Giorello.

“In an exceptionally skillful debut, Sibella Giorello brings to life forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon, a heroine who is surefooted in grisly crime scenes but feeling her way along the intertwining paths of life, love, and faith. Readers will follow her eagerly through this adventure and hope for more to come.”
—Ann McMillan

“Sibella Giorello writes from the heart without leaving her head behind—which is what makes her writing so strong, so memorable. She’s gutsy, funny, and meticulous, with an eye for the real story, the profound connections.”
—Phyllis Theroux

“This novel was such a great pleasure to read. It’s riveting, intelligent, and peopled beautifully with characters I will never forget. Giorello presents a quiet, steady (perhaps even iron-clad!) depiction of people of faith. Beautifully written and a pleasure to read.”
—Augusta Troubaugh

 

it’s an illusion

Frank Peretti has done it again. Illusion is a story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery.

Summary — “Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for forty years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the nineteen-year-old she was in 1970. Distraught and disoriented in what to her is the future, she is confined to a mental ward until she discovers a magical ability to pass invisibly through time and space to escape. Alone in a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop.

Hoping to discover an exciting new talent, Dane ventures into the coffee shop and is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned professional, cannot explain. But more than anything, he is emotionally devastated by this teenager who has never met him, doesn’t know him, is certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young beauty he first met and married some forty years earlier.

They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but even as Dane tries to sort out who she really is and she tries to understand why she is drawn to him, they are watched by secretive interests who not only possess the answers to Mandy’s powers and misplacement in time but also the roguish ability to decide what will become of her.” [as seen on Frank Peretti’s Blog]

are you still HUNGERY?

Have you finished the Hunger Games trilogy and are still hungry for more? Looking for the “what next” to read?
 
Well here you go . . . a list of books that you might enjoy if you enjoyed the Hunger Games. They are in no particular order, other than alphabetical (I am a librarian after all — it’s what we do!).
 
For more info., simply click on the book that looks interesting and you will be linked to that book in the MEI Secondary Library catalog. Of course you are welcome to drop by the library and I can point you in the right direction as well.

get lost

lost mission
Do you like Ted Dekker? Randy Singer? Tim Downs? Kristen Heitzmann?
If you do, you’ll love Athol Dickson, author of Lost Mission. Back Cover — An idyllic Spanish mission collapses in the eighteenth century atop the supernatural evidence of a shocking crime. Twelve generations later the ground is opened up, the forgotten ruins are disturbed, and rich and poor alike confront the onslaught of resurging hell on earth. From high Sierra Madre mountains to the harsh Sonoran desert, from the privileged world of millionaire moguls to the impoverished immigrants who serve them, Athol Dickson once again weaves a gripping story of suspense that spans centuries and cultures to explore the abiding possibility of miracles.

epic page turner

“The Skin Map”, a Bright Empires Novel, by Stephen R. Lawhead is a hold-your-breath beginning to a new series. This novel mixes ancient history, time travel, alternate realities, mystery, physics, and fantasy, to create a story so compelling that I find myself recommending it to any who will listen.
The unlikely Kit Livingstone finds himself in the center of a life threatening race to find the Skin Map; a map of symbols tattooed onto the abdomen of a brave explorer. These symbols hold the mystery of ley line travel, pathways to other worlds, and not merely British legend. As all good epic stories include, evil plots to destroy good and unexpected twists and turns maintain a heart-pounding pace. The only disappointment I felt was that I have to wait until the fall of 2011 for the next installment of the Bright Empires series!