Library drops money on books


GONZALES — Robert Lee Brothers Memorial Library spends a lot of money on books. In January alone more that $500 was spent to expand the library’s selection.

Among the titles are books for all ages and even some best sellers, such as Need to Know, by Karen Cleveland, about CIA analyst Vivian Miller who while searching for a Russian Sleeper-Cell on American soil, uncovers a dangerous secret that will threaten her job, her family and her life. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her – her job, her husband, even her four children – is threatened.‎

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she’s facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion – who can she trust?

Another best seller now on the shelves is Night School, by Lee Child – a Jack Reacher book – is set in 1996 and finds Reacher still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.

Two other men are in the classroom—an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.

Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.”

For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don’t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.

From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.

Look for these and other new titles:

Act of Revenge

All American Murder

All hat Glitters

American Heart

Before We Fall

Bloody Spur

Broken Promises

Burial Society

Captive in the Dark

City of Endless Night

Comanches and Germans

Cruel Prince

Dangerous Path



Don’t Forget Dexter

Epilogue – Dark Duet

Escape from Alepo

Eternal Life

Fall from Grace 

Girl on a Velvet Swing


Heads Up Society

High Treason

Hilo 4 Waking the Monsters

House of Secrets

If You Knew Her

If You Leave

Infinite Hope Wrongful Conviction

Into the Black Nowhere

Iron Gold

Kings of Big Spring

Know Your Rights

La Sombra Del Vento

Little Broken Things



Natural Reaction

Need to Know

Night School


Pete the Cat and the Cool Catterpillar

Pope of Palm Beach

Quest for the City of Gold


Secret Hollows

Seduced in the Dark

Shade of Vampire 49

Sisters Like Us

Slappy Birthday to You

Still Me


Vampirina Going Batty

View from Rainbow Bay

Voice Inside


Wife Between Us