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More than 20 years ago, Dr. Lily Robinson—the brilliant pathologist and toxicologist—was a member of a scientific expedition in Colombia, South America, that ended in the death of her colleagues and, presumably, her little girl. Unaware of the true circumstances of her tragedy, her memory blocked in self-preservation, Dr. Robinson’s despair made her fair game for recruitment by a secret government agency whose objective is to eliminate threats to a free and peaceful world. Her guiding mantra, “the good of the many outweighs the good of the one,” allowed her to rationalize, and to lead, a double life—a physician in one world, and a covert assassin in another.
ENCIRCLE LITERARY FICTION
Clay Wolfe is a former Boston homicide detective who has left the police department to return home to Maine to care for his elderly grandfather and open a private detective agency. Haunted by being orphaned at an early age, and jaded by the corruption of the big city, Clay is happy to hit pause and investigate minor crimes. When he is hired to find out who sold the drugs that killed a six-month-old baby girl, he has no idea of the evil that he is going to uncover in the underbelly of his hometown. Wolfe Trap is a thrilling ride set in a small Maine town with rich characters and shocking plot twists that will keep the reader rapt until the final pages.
“I’m being blackmailed with intimate pictures of myself with
someone who is not my husband,” Senator Mercer said to his back.
So Langdon is hired to investigate the blackmail of a U.S. Senator.
“You heard the OPK struck again in Portland last night?”
Next, he’s hired to prove the innocence of an immigrant from Burundi
framed for murder.
“I guess I felt sort of guilty peeking in the windows like that,” she
said. She flashed a brilliant smile that was a bit crooked, sarcastic,
and wholly sexy. “Is this your place?”
Then Langdon is hired by the beautiful Delilah Friday to find her
ENCIRCLE YOUNG ADULT
HOW TO DISAPPEAR
You want to disappear from society; you want to erase yourself.
When your mediocre life in Bondi forces you to contemplate
your own insignificance, escaping seems like the perfect fix—
especially when your past isn’t even worth remembering. But
after travelling from paradise to paradise, stealing things that
aren’t yours and rejecting things that are, you come to realize that
no one can hide from ghosts, not even you. You hate yourself.
You will also come to find that you love yourself. It is merely a
matter of accepting your roots.
Written entirely in second person by debut author Bruna
Gomes, How to Disappear follows a nineteen-year-old girl, ‘You,’
as she loses her job, robs her friend, ditches her ex-boyfriend,
and on a whim, catches a flight to New York City.
A MURDER OF PRINCIPAL
When a maverick principal comes in with a student-centered
agenda, there’s no more business as usual.
And killing the principal is just the beginning…
When someone sets fire to Lincoln High and kills the new principal,
chaos threatens to overtake the urban school. Assistant Principal Sally
Pearce, hired by the deceased principal to revamp the culture, vows to
carry on the mission. In so doing, she gets caught up in gang threats,
racial tensions, grievances, sexual harassment, and murder. Sally never
dreamed she’d be faced with solving a mystery and returning the school
to order. The odds are against her—the stakes are high. When a second
murder happens on campus, Sally realizes she’s trapped in a cycle of
violence that must be stopped—now.
If Jeff can’t save his ghostly ancestors
from disappearing, he’ll be next…
A loopy quartet of bossy ancestors swooped down on six-year-old Jeff
Beekle immediately after he shot his abusive stepfather. Thirty years
later, Jeff is still traumatized by the killing, and is still following the
advice of his ghostly forebears.
Writing for a cheesy Boston tabloid, Jeff Beekle fabricates a whimsical
tale about a mob-built CIA prison for ghosts.
Which turns out to be true.
Now both the mob and the CIA have Jeff in their sights.
Even worse, Jeff discovers that his great-grandmother is an inmate
of the prison, and that she and the other spectral residents are being
groomed as CIA spies. (And why not? They’re invisible, draw no salary,
and won’t hop into bed with enemy agents.)
In 1984, fifteen-year-old Celestine Tolland and her parents were part of
a crew of explorers who set off into space. Months after their departure, a
virus ravaged the crew of the Phaeacia, killing nearly everyone aboard. The
few survivors finally returned to Earth after nearly two years. However,
because they were traveling near the speed of light—causing an effect
known as time dilation—more than thirty years have passed on Earth.
Celestine, who had finished her freshman year in high school in 1984,
returns to Earth to begin her senior year in 2022. She is only seventeen,
while her former classmates are all nearly fifty years old.
Back in her hometown, Celestine faces the same trials that every
teen girl faces, but there are many new challenges.