New Large Print Books Received
in October 2010 as of 12/02/2010

Note regarding Sex/Profanity/Violence (S/P/V) ratings:  Books with the note "***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***" have not yet been reviewed to determine S/P/V content. The default "heavy" ratings may not accurately reflect the books' actual content. Please contact us for more information.

ENGLISH FICTION

BRIMSTONE
Author: PARKER, ROBERT B.
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIL COLE AND EVERETT HITCH 3

LB 06340 1 volume in 1 container

Brimstone, Texas. After Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole rescue Virgil's sweetheart Allie from a brothel, they hire on as deputies to diffuse conflict between a corrupt preacher and an unsavory saloon owner. They also track a dangerous Indian. Sequel to Resolution (RC 68236). Some violence and some strong language. 2009.

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COUSIN KATE
Author: HEYER, GEORGETTE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

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Kate Malvern, a poor relation, is brought into the aristocratic Broome household to marry a handsome, but mad, cousin. With the help of Philip, a dashing cavalier, and her former nurse, Kate manages to escape the cruel destiny planned by her relatives. Some violence. 1968.

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CROSSFIRE
Author: FRANCIS, DICK AND FELIX FRANCIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Captain Thomas Forsyth's tour of duty in Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he's badly wounded by a roadside bomb. Tom returns to his childhood home in Lambourn, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the "First Lady" of racing. Never having seen eye-to-eye with her, Tom doesn't expect a hero's welcome but even he's not prepared for the reception that awaits him. When his mother's prize horse finishes a vastly disappointing last in a race he should have won, Tom discovers that the training business is on the edge, and facing a threat far more dangerous than a run of bad form. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DESERT HERITAGE
Author: GREY, ZANE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06503 1 volume in 1 container

John Hare came west looking for health and adventure, and in the Utah desert he found both - and a woman he had never bargained for. The Mormons found him running for his life, only minutes ahead of a murderous band of rustlers who had pegged him for a spy. The Mormons let him join their party, pairing him with a half-Navajo beauty with instructions to act like sweethearts should the rustlers find them. It worked. It worked too well. The Mormons always did have a gift for prophecy. Some strong language. 2010.

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GAPTOWN LAW
Author: TRIMBLE, LOUIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Sheriff Matt Ross meant to get his father's murderer legally, not through revenge. But you can't fight a .44 with a muzzle loading popgun. To get the killer, and the gang who protected him, law by controlled force would have to be the only law. 1950. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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GUN COUNTRY
Author: COTTON, RALPH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06501 1 volume in 1 container

No one outruns Fast Larry Shaw - especially when he runs with them. In the delirium of a mysterious head wound, Shaw stumbles upon the Dexter Lowe Boys on their way to steal some U.S. armament in the badlands. But in his weakened condition, Shaw will need backup. So U.S. Marshal Crayton Dawson and Deputy Jedson Caldwell are on their way to help. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HUMMINGBIRD RIDGE
Author: NAVA, MARGARET
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06512 1 volume in 1 container

Moving to Florida was supposed to have been a temporary solution while snowbird Angela Dunn figured out what to do with the next phase of her life. She's already in her sixties. She didn't intend to get involved with anyone romantically. And getting married? That was the last thing on her mind. She hadn't wanted to take a chance on handsome, charming Gilberto, but somehow, it happened. So now she's dealing with the challenges of a new life, a new husband, and a new home in Hummingbird Ridge, West Virginia. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LAST LIE: AN ALAN GREGORY NOVEL
Author: WHITE, STEPHEN, 1951-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

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Shortly after Alan and Lauren Gregory welcome their affluent new neighbors - a legal legend in women's rights law and his beautiful wife - the couple hosts a housewarming party that ends in quiet disaster. One of their guests, a young widow, elects to spend the night after indulging in too much wine, only to wake the next morning with no memory of getting ready for bed. Was she drugged? Raped? Lauren, a deputy district attorney, and detective Sam Purdy are both privy to facts they can't share with Alan, but Alan soon discovers that he has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the housewarming party. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2010.

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LAWMAN: MANHUNT
Author: BRANDT, LYLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06506 1 volume in 1 container

Deputy U.S. Marshall Jack Slade's on the trail of kith and kin killers. Slade can't help but remember his own murdered twin brother, while trying to keep one outlaw from busting his equally notorious twin out of prison. But with a Colt on his hip, Slade's dead set on making this one hell of a family reunion. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MAD, BAD AND BLONDE
Author: LINZ, CATHIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06493 1 volume in 1 container

Stranded at the altar, librarian Faith West goes alone on her honeymoon to Italy. Faith has a one-night stand with Caine Hunter but soon discovers that Caine is a spy working for a rival of Faith's PI father. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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MAN NAMED YUMA
Author: OLSEN, THEODORE V.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06497 1 volume in 1 container

Rivalry had always rubbed between Yuma and his Apache brother Cipriano like a naked knife. When that struggle exploded into hatred, the Southwest wasn't big enough for both of them. Now Yuma and the party of stranded stagecoach travelers he had rescued were caught at a dwindling water hole in the fiery desert, surrounded by Cipriano and his band. As the attacks increased and ammunition ran low, Yuma and his crew were faced with life-and-death decisions - and courage showed its face in the strangest places. 1971. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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NO NEED FOR A GUNFIGHTER
Author: CONLEY, ROBERT J.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06502 1 volume in 1 container

The town of Asininity didn't think they needed a tough-as-nails former gunfighter for a lawman anymore, so they tried - as nicely as they could - to fire Barjack. But Barjack likes the job, and he's not about to move on. With the dirt he knows about some pretty influential folks, there's no way he's leaving until he's damn good and ready. So it looks like it's the town versus the marshal in a fight to the finish...and neither side is going to play by the rules! 2008. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PASSION'S PROMISE
Author: STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06499 1 volume in 1 container

Kezia St. Martin's parents were of British nobility and American aristocracy, and Kezia is one of the fifty wealthiest women in the world. She studies journalism, but her fame makes it impossible for her to work until she begins to use aliases. She keeps her double life completely secret until one of her "identities" is assigned to interview prison reformer Lucas Johns and she falls in love. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1976.

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SAVAGERY OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN
Author: JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOUNTAIN MAN

LB 06505 1 volume in 1 container

Santa Clara, Colorado, is 24 hours by train from the land where Smoke Jensen found peace and prosperity on his Sugarloaf Ranch. But somehow, Smoke can't stay away from Santa Clara - and from an evil cattle baron hiding a murderous past. For Smoke, it starts at a high-class auction for a pureblood Hereford bull. Smoke wins the bidding - and earns the hatred of Pogue Quentin, Santa Clara's leading citizen and a man living on bloodshed and lies. Then Smoke's friend Pearlie drifts to Santa Clara to face a man who already wants him dead - but Pogue Quentin never met anything like the fire of a mountain man. Violence and strong language. 2009.

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SCORPION TRAIL: A JOSIAH WOLFE, TEXAS RANGER NOVEL
Author: SWEAZY, LARRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06494 1 volume in 1 container

Starting your life over in a big city like Austin, Texas, is no easy task, especially for a man raised in the country like Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe. Now, after uprooting his son to the state's capital, Josiah must leave Austin to meet up with the rest of the Texas Ranger Frontier Battalion. But before he can get to work, Josiah has to make a quick stop to check on his old friend Juan Carlos, who's no stranger to trouble. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SHOTGUN GUARD
Author: NEWTON, DWIGHT BENNETT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06495 1 volume in 1 container

Dan Temple, ex-gambler, ex-drifter, and ex-gunslick, wanted to settle down to ranching and forget his past. But he needed a stake, and it was his gun prowess that brought him a job as shotgun guard with Stella Ramsey's stage line. But after two holdups, Temple realized he was up against a man playing for bigger stakes than a mine payroll - a man bent on smashing the Ramsey stage line. 1950. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED ***

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STIRRING UP STRIFE: A HOPE STREET CHURCH MYSTERY
Author: STANLEY, JENNIFER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPE STREET CHURCH MYSTERY 1

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Cooper Lee can repair a copy machine, but can she repair her life? That's one of the many questions that lead the newly single Richmond girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church. Cooper hasn't attended church in ages, but after getting dumped by her long-time boyfriend she could use some new friends, and a new outlook on life. Then she finds that the church member who invited her to join the group is dead, and her husband is suspected of murder. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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STRANGER IN THUNDER BASIN
Author: NESBITT, JOHN D.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06504 1 volume in 1 container

When he was a boy, Edward Dawes saw his grandfather murdered. Now, after a chance meeting, Dawes know the murderer is alive and nearby, and he won't rest until the killer pays for his crime. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SUMMER'S END
Author: STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06507 1 volume in 1 container

After a lonely twenty-year marriage between Deanna and her French husband Marc cools, she retreats to her painting and their only child, Pilar. By chance Deanna meets a gallery owner named Ben, who takes an interest in her work, and the two fall in love. 1979.

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THAWING OF MARA
Author: DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

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Mara's hate and mistrust of her father has colored her feelings towards all men. When Sin Buchanan enters her life and strikes up a friendship with her father, the two men accuse Mara of being bitter and cold. But will this reinforce her feelings or bring her out of her shell? 1980.

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UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF SCONES
Author: MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: 44 SCOTLAND STREET 5

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The adventures of residents of a Scottish neighborhood continue from The World according to Bertie (RC 69310). Six-year-old Bertie wants to join the Boy Scouts but his overbearing mother has reservations. Gallery owner Matthew takes his bride on a surprise Australian honeymoon, while an artist's dog sires a litter. 2008.

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WHISKEY KILLS: A KILLSTRAIGHT STORY
Author: BOGGS, JOHNNY D.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06500 1 volume in 1 container

His Arrows Fly Straight into the Hearts of His Enemies was his Comanche name. But the Pale Eyes called him Daniel Killstraight, and that is the name he is known by since he returned to the reservation and became a native police officer. Now Toyarocho, in a drunken stupor on contraband whiskey, has rolled over onto his four-year-old daughter and smothered her. The new Indian agent wants Killstraight to find out who supplied the whiskey - a task that is both difficult and dangerous. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WYOMING! WAGONS WEST, VOLUME 3
Author: ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST 3

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The men, women, and children on the trail depend for survival on men like wagon scout Whip Holt who has never been bested by man or beast. But now two women-a beautiful young widow and an Indian maiden who was once Whip's woman-ride side by side on the train. Each wants him, and either has the power to become his fatal weakness. Sequel to "Nebraska" (RC 16018). 1979.

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