By DEBORAH STARKEY
Lowe Library Director
No Man’s Land is David Baldacci’s fourth book in his very successful John Puller series. Two parallel stories keep you interested through the first half, merging by the middle of the book.
Thirty years ago when John Puller and his older brother Robert were young boys, their beautiful mother mysteriously disappeared one evening from the Ft. Monroe army post. The army investigated but not a single clue was ever found about the disappearance. Thirty years later, a friend and neighbor at the time is dying of cancer, wrote a letter to the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division accusing the father, John Puller Sr., a retired 3-star army general of murdering his wife. Aging Puller Sr. resides in a rest home suffering from deteriorating mental and physical health.
Miles away a convicted killer, Paul Rogers, is released from a federal prison having served ten years for murder. Within hours after his release, he kills two men and this sets Rogers on a cross-country killing spree.
Meanwhile, Officer John Puller, teaming with his older brother is on a mission to learn what happened to his mother and to clear his father’s name. Puller also gets help from fellow CID sidekick and sometimes girlfriend Veronica Knox. This is no doubt the best of Baldacci.
Other bestsellers available for check-out at this time include: “The Whistler” by John Grisham; “Cross The Line” by James Patterson; “Two By Two” by Nicholas Sparks; “No Man’s Land” by David Baldacci; “Night School” by Lee Child; “Turbo Twenty-Three” by Janet Evanovich; “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult; “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly; “The Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg; “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr; “Price Lestat and The Realms of Atlantis” by Anne Rice; “Odessa Sea” by Clive Clussler and “Chaos” by Patricia Cornwell.
January Calendar of Events:
– Closed Jan. 2 (New Year’s) & Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
– “Warriors” Book Club – will meet Jan. 6th at 5 p.m.
– “Reading to Rover” – will meet Jan. 9th at 6:30 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Please call to register your child.
Lowe Public Library is a valuable community resource and the public is encouraged to utilize it. Patrons will find here an extensive selection of both hardback and paperback signouts as well as magazines, newspapers, reference materials, genealogy information, audio and video materials, online computers for public use, copy/fax/notary services, and a lot of special programs for both children and adults.
Regular library hours are Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday hours continue from 9 a.m. until noon.
Please check our web page or face book for additional events.