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by Lee Child

Book list How do you find Jack Reacher, the ultimate unencumbered man, who's always on the move to the next place? You put a personal ad in the Army Times, of course. No, Reacher's not a subscriber, but there's always an abandoned copy in a bus depot somewhere. So Reacher finds the ad, and, suddenly, our guy is tracking a sniper who may be planning to pick off a few heads of state at an upcoming G8 meeting in London. But not just any sniper. This is personal, too, as Reacher, back in his MP days, coerced this particular sniper into confessing to a murder. Now the sniper is out of the brig and looking to do some sniping, warming up on Reacher before moving on to the G8 turkey shoot. So it's off to London for Reacher and his minder, a pill-popping, twentysomething CIA analyst with little knowledge of the field. That changes quickly, as the unlikely pair (a rookie analyst and a retired military cop) skirmish with East End mobsters on the way to confronting the sniper. Child sets up a thriller premise better than anybody, expertly mixing gun talk, trivia, and tension and, when the time comes, detailing the bloodletting with the care of a connoisseur. This time, though, the dipsy-do of a plot twist is apparent at 100 yards, which hurts a little. But it's still Reacher cracking heads with gusto, which, for thriller devotees, makes up for almost anything. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2014 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.

Library Journal Starred Review. In Child's 19th Jack Reacher novel (after Never Go Back), our loner protagonist is on a bus nearing Seattle when he picks up a copy of the Army Times newspaper that contains an ad asking him to contact Rick Schroeder, an old army connection. Paired with rookie Casey Nice from the Special Forces, Reacher is sent on a mission to find the sniper who tried to kill the French president with a rifle shot from three-quarters of a mile away. Their mission takes them to England with multiple suspects in mind. But Jack is watching someone with a personal grudge against him, an American marksman named John Kott. At the same time, being undercover avails them little government help. Casey's personal demons and Jack's memory of another young agent's death make this a taut and relentless suspense story. VERDICT Longtime fans won't be disappointed by this suspense-filled, riveting thriller. Those readers who haven't experienced this irresistible series should definitely start at the beginning and catch up to this book.-Susan Carr, Edwardsville P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Special Events
Friends Magazine Drive
  • Wednesday, October 1 through Saturday, November 15 The Friends of Roanoke Rapids Public Library annually sponsor the Library's Magazine Drive. The Library depends on contributions to fund magazines and some newspapers. Contributions may be mailed to the Library or given to a staff member at the service desk. Thanks for your assistance.
  • Poetry Reading Extravaganza
  • Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 1 pm. Poetry Reading Extravaganza. The group will not meet at the Library in July due to the holiday closing. This event is for those who have written poetry and would like to read their work aloud to an audience or for those who simply want to listen. No registration required.
  • Teen Book Club
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 @ 8 am @ in the Media Center at Roanoke Rapids High School. Teens from grades 9-12 discuss books they are currently reading. New students as well as our current members are welcomed.
  • No Storytime
  • There will be no Storytime program on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Storytime will resume on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
  • Wednesday DVD Frenzy
  • Every Wednesday DVD/VIDEO Frenzy. It's out the R-O-O-F! Rent One One Free. Normal checkout limits and fines apply. Check with the Library Staff for information.
  • New E-Book Program
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has a collection of e-books for its patrons through NC LIVE. The NC LIVE Homegrown E-book Collection has over 1,200 titles to chose and are provided with the cooperation of varied NC publishers. While these titles are not many of the current best sellers, the Library is hoping eventually to expand our e-book collection. Take a look by clicking the link on the home page in the lower right corner. You must have a RRPL card to access the collection. Contact the Library for more information.
  • Scrap and Share
  • Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 am - 1 pm Scrap and Share has returned to Roanoke Rapids Public Library under the direction of Mrs. Bonnie Klass. Fee for materials. Pre-registration required. For more information, call the library at (252) 533-2890.
  • Library Closed
  • The library will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day Holiday. The bookdrop will be open for the return of books and magazines when the library is closed. Please do not return videos or DVDs in the bookdrop over the holidays. The library will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ 10 am.
  • Library Card Required to Use Computers
  • As of July 1, 2012, a Roanoke Rapids Public Library card is required for use of public access computers. Only one courtesy visit is permitted per year going by the date of the last courtesy visit. Call the Library or stop by the service desk for more information.
  • Join the Friends
  • Join the Friends of Roanoke Rapids Public Library where you can be a part of a vital organization. The Friends volunteer with the Nifty Thrifty Third Thursday Book Sale, assist with fundraisers, and support the Library in the community. Stop at the Circulation Desk for an application and information. Come be a part and "Read. Learn. Live."
  • NC Knows
  • Roanoke Rapids Public Library announces participation in a virtual reference service offered through the State Library of North Carolina called NC Knows. Please click on the NC Knows tab above to learn more about this service and how to use it.

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