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Summary: At their lakeside vacation home, Ann, George and their son have unexpected visitors: two well-spoken, well-bred young men wearing polite smiles and preppy sportswear. The visitors want to play a game. "You bet that you'll be alive tomorrow at 9:00, and we bet that you'll be dead. OK?" As the terrorized family fights to survive, each plan is thwarted, each option closed, each hour closer to what...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE FUN

Picoult, Jodi

Summary: "The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center a women's reproductive health services clinic its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PIC

Picoult, Jodi

Summary: "In late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts into a center of a women's reproductive health services clinic and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PIC

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Picoult 2018

Summary: A rundown diner bakes in the Arizona heat. Inside, fugitive killer Duke Mantee sweats out a manhunt, holding disillusioned writer Alan Squier, young waitress Gabby Maple, and a handful of others hostage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PET

Gingrich, Newt

Summary: "Leading politician and bestselling author Newt Gingrich has teamed with novelist Pete Earley to create a gripping thriller to which Gingrich brings his unparalleled understanding of Washington's corridors of power. The greatest nightmare for the free world today would be a Master Terrorist hiding somewhere, coordinating radical Islamic groups at the highest level around the globe. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GIN

Summary: Roxanne Coss becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform at a lavish party for a wealthy industrialist in South America. As a lengthy standoff ensues, hostages and captors form unexpected bonds as they overcome their differences to find their shared humanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media Films 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Be

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BEL

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Summary: Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding, armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi, as all the while attractions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Tamura, Yumi.

Summary: When rescue workers try to help Tokyo after a great earthquake, Rei discovers that the team's members are murdered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 CHI

Summary: The small town of Suddenly is invaded by professional assassin John Baron and his henchmen. Taking a local family hostage, Baron sets up vigil at the second-story window of the family's home. Baron is hoping to become "someone" by killing the President.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Legend Films 2009

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY SUD

Anderson, Sulome

Summary: The author shares an intimate portrait of her father's captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the effect of the surrounding political firestorm on both her family and the United States, sharing additional views about the role of the crisis in Middle East politics today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANDERSON, SULOME AND

Anderson, Terry A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 1994

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 ANDERSON, TERRY AND

Garen, Micah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 GRE

Moore, Michael Scott

Summary: "With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between personal narrative and journalistic distance in this page-turning and novelistic account of 977 days held captive by Somali pirates. Moore set off for Somalia in January 2012 after reporting on a historic trial of ten Somali pirates in Germany. He went with an open...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave,, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Summary: A former United States Air Force general and three other convicts escape from a military prison. The four men take over a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage, threatening to launch the base's missiles if they don't receive ten million dollars and if the president fails to release a top-secret document on the Vietnam War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TWI

Bow, Erin

Summary: "Greta was her country's crown princess, and also its hostage, destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war. But when the war came, it broke all the rules, and Greta forged a different past. She is no longer princess. No longer hostage. No longer human. Greta Stuart has become an AI."--Cover, p. [2]

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BOW

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BOW

Tamura, Yumi.

Summary: Rescue workers Rei and Uozumi were looking for earthquake survivors when they uncovered man-made violence. Then their squad was attacked and murdered. Some secret lurks in those ruins. To find it, Rei and Uozumi join a privately funded hostage rescue organization run out of a Tokyo bar called Chicago. They help people while they look for their own salvation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 CHI

Summary: At their lakeside vacation home, Ann, George and their son have unexpected visitors: two well-spoken, well-bred young men wearing polite smiles and preppy sportswear. The visitors want to play a game. "You bet that you'll be alive tomorrow at 9:00, and we bet that you'll be dead. OK?" As the terrorized family fights to survive, each plan is thwarted, each option closed, each hour closer to what...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FUN

Anderson, Terry A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.92 AND

Bow, Erin

Summary: The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BOW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BOW

Capri, Diane

Summary: FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar track Reacher’s past in Tampa where they team up with Judge Willa Carson, investigative journalist Jessica Kimball, and attorney Jennifer Lane. When Retired Army Colonel Thomas Weston returns to MacDill Air Force Base for a public event after sixteen years, he's an easy target for his enemies, including Jack Reacher. The Hunt for Justice and the Hunt for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AugustBooks 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Cap

Fitzpatrick, Becca.

Summary: Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION FIT

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FIT

Healy, Erin M.

Summary: RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL FICTION. Before Audrey was the baker's wife, she was the pastor s wife. Then a scandalous lie cost her husband a pastoral career. Now the two work side-by-side running a bakery, serving coffee, and baking fresh bread. But the hurt still pulls at Audrey. Driving early one morning to the bakery, Audrey s car strikes something or someone at a fog-shrouded intersection. She...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC HEA

Patchett, Ann

Summary: "Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage. But what...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2007

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Pearson, Ridley.

Summary: When a Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight and his one-man security detail goes missing, the security firm Rutherford Risk hires two unique outsiders to locate the two hostages ahead of the deadline.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PEA