On the Shelves – Feb. 3

The following books are available at the:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

Death At Sea World: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby examines one of the most intelligent, social and complex animals on earth as seen through the eyes of the scientists who study them and the people who risk their lives to train them, exploring the question of whether these remarkable creatures should be kept in captivity for entertainment.

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay provides an updated version of Hitchcock's Rear Window for the Internet age in the tale of Thomas Kilbride, a house-bound, map-obsessed recluse who sees in a computer view of downtown New York City a woman being murdered, leading him and his brother Ray into the center of a deadly conspiracy.

Fat Kid Got Fit: And So Can You by Bill Baroni recounts the journey of a man who weighed nearly 320 pounds, lost 120 pounds within 12 months, and kept it off for more than 15 years through a combination of common sense, dedication, and lifestyle changes that he can maintain indefinitely.

Stay Close by Harlan Coben introduces three people — a suburban housewife, a talented documentary photographer, and a detective — living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, and finding that the past is never really past.

Protect Yourself! How to Stay Safe in an Unsafe World by Ron Daniels discusses all aspects of personal safety and provides essential, lifesaving tips including what it takes to outthink criminals and how to best fortify your house against home invasion so that you and your family can take charge, stay safe, and live without fear.

The Janus Reprisal by Robert Ludlum begins as a World Health Organization conference is attacked by terrorists who steal samples of virulent bacteria and viruses, and Army microbiologist Lt. Jon Smith must identify and stop the culprits before they can unleash biological warfare on the world.

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever by Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the 1992 US Olympic Men's Basketball Team that captivated the world and remade the NBA into a global sensation.

Portales Public Library

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor: Stella wants a dog badly, but her parents won't let her have one.

When she spots a one-legged pigeon on the top of her best friend Gerald's garage, she decides it's the next best thing and convinces Gerald to help her try and catch it. Stella's brother, Levi and his germ-infested, scabby-kneed friends saw the pigeon flying around and decide they want the bird too.

The town liar, Mutt Raynard, told the truth for once, and now he needs the pigeon to prove it and a little brown dog has been howling all night while the pigeon hides in an old barn's rafter.

All the while, way across town, Mr. Mineo has one less bird than he used to. Once again, Barbara O'Connor has crafted another story full of Southern charm, kid-sized adventures, and quirky, unforgettable characters.

Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner: Justin and Libby Denbe have the perfect life: a beautiful daughter, gorgeous home, and a great marriage admired by friends and family.

When investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the Denbe's home, she finds Taser confetti in the foyer and scuff marks on the floor.

With only a pile of their most personal possessions remaining behind, the family appears to have been abducted.

No ransom demands, no witnesses, no motive, just an entire family vanished without a trace.

Tessa knows that even the most perfect facades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes' innermost dealings, a complex tangle of betrayal and friendships, small sacrifices and big business.

Who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and how far would such a person be willing to go?

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