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Brodkorb, Michael

Summary: "On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents divorce. The girls father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wise Ink Creative Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.8297 BRO

Grisham, John.

Summary: When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

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Ahmed, Badeeah Hassan

Summary: "Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom. Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Ezidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Ezidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

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Nesbet, Anne

Summary: It's 1914, and twelve-year old Darleen Darling has the most exciting job in the world - she gets to dangle from cliffs and stop moving trains and soar through the sky in runaway balloons! Yes, that's right: Darleen is a hero and a star - in the make-believe world of the movies. But Darleen's fictional adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping intended as a publicity stunt becomes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC NES
1 available in Battle of the Books Display, Call number: J FIC NES

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC NES

Gibbs, Stuart

Summary: "Ben Ripley and his friends are training in Alaska when Cyrus Hale is kidnapped by his old Russian nemesis. Ben, Erica, and the others mount a rescue mission, but events quickly spiral out of control in a plot involving the secret history of US-Russian relations, a young KGB agent with skills to rival Erica's--and lots and lots of bears" --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC GIB

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1 available in JT Series, Call number: JT Series Gibbs

Keating, Jess

Summary: "When Mary Shelley is kidnapped by a mad scientist, Nikki Tesla and the other members of the Genius Academy team are forced to agree to steal a priceless, lethal high-tech ring in order to free her; but Nikki also plans to use the heist to get closer to her long-lost father who claims he is not the criminal mastermind she believes him to be." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KEA

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...

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 MOO

Taseer, Shahbaz

Summary: "In late August 2011, Shahbaz Taseer was driving to his office in Lahore when he was dragged from his car at gunpoint and kidnapped by members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a Taliban-affiliated Uzbek terrorist group. Shahbaz's father, the late Pakistani governor, had recently been assassinated. His crime: speaking in support of a Christian woman who had been accused of blasphemy...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TASEER, SHAHBAZ TAS

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Summary: Streetwise stray dog Mr. Whiskers and sisters Misty and Zelda follow clues through the streets of San Francisco in their search for the sibling's kidnapped father.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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Ferrell, Carolyn

Summary: "Dear Miss Metropolitan tells the fragmented story of Fern, Gwinnie, and Jesenia, three girls abducted by a monster who calls himself Boss Man and held captive in a decaying house in Queens for a decade. Inspired by real events, the tale is inventively revealed by multiple narrators before, during and after their ordeal. Documents, newspapers, excerpts from books, photographs, interviews, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Gangsei, Jan

Summary: Eight years after being kidnapped, Addie Webster, now sixteen, resurfaces under mysterious circumstances, significantly changed, and her childhood best friend, Darrow Fergusson, is asked by a national security advisor to spy on her to uncover whether she is a threat to her father's Presidency or the nation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2016

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

Summary: A young Civil War veteran named Jackson wakes up to find his beautiful wife kidnapped by a band of ruthless bandits. With killers around every corner, the lines begin to blur between who the good and the bad are, including Jackson. As a final gunfight looms for our hero and he is asked to risk it all to save the woman he loves, this action-packed western takes twist and turns that will break...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Diablo 2016

Summary: Tae-Shik is an ex-special agent with a tragic past. He runs a small pawnshop, and So-Mi, the young girl who lives next door, is his only friend. When So-Mi's mother becomes involved in a major crime, mother and daughter are kidnapped. To save So-Mi, Tae-Shik makes a certain arrangement with the crime mob. With So-Mi missing, the police begin to chase Tae-Shik. With the police and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA Entertainment 2011

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

Johansen, Iris

Summary: "Kendra Michaels was blind for the first twenty years of her life. Then she gained her sight through a revolutionary surgical procedure. Her former disability has left her incredibly observant and insightful--able to detect what other investigators may not. So when a world-famous pop star is kidnapped mid-show, investigator Kendra leads a pulse-pounding race to rescue the young woman from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2021

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

Blasco, Serena

Summary: "Fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes wakes on her birthday to discover that her mother has disappeared from the family's country manor, leaving only a collection of flowers and a coded message book. With Sherlock and Mycroft determined to ship her off to a boarding school, Enola escapes, displaying a cleverness that even impresses the elder Holmes. But nothing prepares her for what lies ahead.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 BLA

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1 available in JT Series, Call number: JT Series Blasco

Nakamura, Mei

Summary: "Poppy and Branch return for an all-new chapter in DreamWorks Animation's blockbuster musical franchise Trolls Band Together! Get ready for an action-packed all-star, rainbow-colored family reunion as the Trolls go on an epic quest to help Branch reunite with his missing brothers--spreading music, joy, friendship, and good times along the way!"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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Summary: When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder. As their relationship develops, Starling must confront her own demons, and an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage or strength to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER SIL

Colfer, Eoin.

Summary: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2007

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Johansen, Iris

Summary: "Kendra Michaels was blind for the first twenty years of her life. Then she gained her sight through a revolutionary surgical procedure. Her former disability has left her incredibly observant and insightful -- able to detect what other investigators may not. So when a world-famous pop star is kidnapped mid-show, investigator Kendra leads a pulse-pounding race to rescue the young woman from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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

Tsang, Katie

Summary: "Billy Chan is having the summer most twelve-year-olds dream about--bonding with his very own dragon and exploring the magical Dragon Realm! But the new world has not been without its perils as Billy and his friends have just barely escaped the clutches of the Dragon of Death and learned of a betrayal from someone they trusted. That betrayal leads to Billy's friend Dylan being kidnapped and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2021

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Summary: Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty as a super-spy in order to train new IMF agents. He is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he has ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team - his old friend Luther Strickell, transportation expert Declan, and background operative Zhen, in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE MIS

Summary: Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Cowell, Cressida

Summary: Gifted with the ability to draw maps of worlds that are beyond imagining, K2 O'Hero, sworn to keep his family's Magical history a secret, must use his gift to find a crossing point into one of those worlds when his baby sister is kidnapped.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC COW

Cross, Kim (Kimberly Hisako)

Summary: "Paced like a thriller and full of insider information on the history and science of Crime Scene Investigation, In Light of All Darkness embeds readers in one of the most famous true-crime stories of our generation--the kidnapping of Polly Klaas--a case as pivotal in the history of the FBI as the Unabomber or Oklahoma City bombing. On October 1, 1993, a 12-year-old girl was kidnapped at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.25 CRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.25 CRO

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