Get ready for action this week (and a little bit of heart) from the 's latest batch of new arrivals. This week's Library Picks are:
All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley
When Zella Grisham is accused of both shooting her boyfriend and stealing more than six million dollars from the Rutgers Assurance Corp., Leonid McGill investigates, while his own family life begins to unravel around him.
Taken by Robert Crais
Hired along with Joe Pike to investigate the allegedly kidnapped missing daughter of a woman, Elvis Cole goes undercover to infiltrate a ring of professional border kidnappers only to be abducted himself.
Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.
The Whistleblower (DVD)
When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in postwar Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, an acclaimed film inspired by actual events.
Real Steel (DVD)
Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender.
To check out any of these books or movies, visit the library's website and reserve your copy straight from the online catalogue. Make sure you come back to Birmingham Patch next week, to see what else is new in the stacks.