2015 Hot Reads for Cold Nights   
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About the program
Warm up with a good book this winter at Troy Public Library's
3rd Annual Adult Winter Reading Program: Hot Reads for Cold Nights, from January 5 through March 12.

To participate, submit a brief review of each title you read or listen to during the program period. You don't have to write a novel, but please include enough information for the review to be helpful to someone who is thinking about choosing that title. A short paragraph will do.

Each week, two lucky readers will receive a prize, and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Paperwhite eReader and case will be awarded at the conclusion of the program. Prizes will be awarded by random drawings from all reviews submitted, and are provided by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

So warm up the long, cold Michigan winter nights with some hot reads from the Library. Stop by the Adult Information desk for suggestions, or check out our Bookletters booklists.

Happy reading!
Reviews
Title
Sandstorm
Author
Alan Lee
Review
I admit that I picked this book because the author is a local former Fox 2 newscaster. International suspense is usually not my first choice for reading. However, I was happily surprised. The story takes off from page one and there is no downtime. The assassination of a CIA agent starts an interesting story of who-done-it plus illegal nuclear weapons trade and US politics. Interesting and believable characters who make mistakes, have pasts and emotions. While there are some violent situations, it's not excessive or horribly graphic.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
How we got to now
Author
Steven Johnson
Review
Really interesting book that made me look at every day things we take for granted--glass, A/C, clean water.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
King & Maxwell
Author
David Baldacci
Review
Michelle Maxwell and Sam King are ex-secret service agents and form a private investigation company. Tyler Wingo hires them to investigate his dad's death after he receives ambiguous statements regarding his father's, Sam, death. Sam is in the military on a covert operation to deliver a 4800 thousand cargo to a government group in the Middle East. During this operation is delivery successful? Will Sam, if alive, ever see his family again? During King and Maxwell's investigation secrets evolve and death lurks wherever they go? Can they and Tyler escape the death traps? Are government officials corrupt during this military cover-up? Very intriguing storc with a lot of twists and turns and Could not put it down!
Rating (5 = best)