Title: Hidden War
Author: Lt. John Nores, Jr.
Tallying up the numbers from the start of the pilot program in July 2013 through December 2015, the Marijuana Enforcement Team’s production level painted an ugly picture. During our first fire years of operations, the unit completed 800 arrest, eradication and reclamation missions. On those missions, we destroyed 3 million poisoned marijuana plants, seized and destroyed 58,677 pounds (29 tons) of processed marijuana, made 973 felony arrests, seized 601 firearms, removed 899,945 pounds (450 tons) of grow site waste and other pollutants, recovered and removed 2.35 million feet (445 miles) of black poly pipe, removed 91,728 pounds (46 tons) of fertilizers, extracted 756 gallons of illegal of illegal toxic chemicals and dismantled 793 water-stealing dams and diversions from drug trafficking organization grow complexes. Those dams stole approximately 12 billion gallons of water, mostly during the peak of California’s drought period, costing 12 billion gallons of much needed drinking and agricultural irrigation water had we not eliminated the operation.
Illegal marijuana growers divert millions of gallons of water, contaminate sensitive habitat with toxic chemicals and kill threatened wildlife–and they endanger public safety with weapons, bobby traps and poison. this explosive new book details Nores ‘dangerous missions to take down some of the most destructive criminals in America.
Title: Someone Knows
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. She is not only grief-stricken, she’s full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.
Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. They played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong. he teenagers never told anyone, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn’t punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it’s a life sentence.
Now Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She’s ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. she digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming–and neither will the reader.
Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Starting page turning and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by and author at the top of her game.
Title: Of Blood and Bone
Author: Nora Roberts
It looks like an ordinary life, an everyday family: chores to be done, squabbling at the dinner table, a basketball game or a swim in the peaceful stream. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, he world has changed. Fallon Swift has two loving parents, but her true father died long ago, in what was known as the New Hope Massacre. The distant city where her mother once dabbled casually in the craft has ben in ruins for years, reclaimed by nature, desolate since the Doom descended and billions grew sick and died. Traveling anywhere now is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called “Purity Warriors” search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted–and as her thirteenth birthday looms, her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
Now the time has come for Fallon to walk away from her home, into a mysterious shelter in the forest where her training can begin. Under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries, she will complete three quests: She will learn the old ways of healing, and find powers within herself that she never imagined. And when he ime is right, she will take up the sword and fight.
For she until grows into the woman she was born o be, the world outside will never be whole again. The people of New Hope are still standing, clinging to survival–but under constant threat from the darkness. In the fragments of her vision, she can see them, trying to defeat the suffering and injustice. She cannot yet join the battle. for two years, in the idyllic hideaway of their cottage, she must study and spar with her mentor, and come to understand the forces of the light, the magicks of faerie and elf and shifter. but the time is coming when she must face the darkness too–for the sake of the family she left behind, and all those who have placed their hope and faith in The One.
Title: Pet Sematary
Author: Stephen King
Has Stephen King ever conceived a story so horrifying that he was for a time unwilling to finish writing it? Yes. Pet Sematary is that story.
As king says in his introduction, “When I’m asked what I consider to be the most frightening book I’ve written, the answer I give comes easily and with no hesitation. Pet Sematary.”
When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Greeds’ beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing….as is evidenced by the makeshift pet cemetery in the nearby woods. Then there are the warnings to Louis, both real and from the depths of his nightmares, that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there–one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. An ominous fate befalls anyone who dares to tamper with this forbidden place, as Louis is about to discover for himself.
As the story unfolds, so does a nightmare of the supernatural, one so relentless you might not want to continue reading but will be unable to stop. There’s a reason King put this novel in a drawer for several years, ” thinking I had finally gone too far.”