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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRI

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 AHM

Wilson, Martin

Summary: When fourteen-year-old Sam Walsh returns home after three years in the custody of his kidnapper, his older sister Beth and childhood friend Josh must deal with their survivors' guilt, their memories of what really happened the day Sam disappeared, and with the fact that Sam is not the boy they remember, but a troubled teen struggling to re-adapt to normal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 MOO

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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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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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MIS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Mi 3

Adler, Irene

Summary: Whisked out of Paris ahead of the Prussian army in 1870, twelve-year-old Irene Adler is reunited in London with her friends, Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin--but Arsène's father has been arrested for murder and the kidnapping of a famous opera singer, and it is up to the three young detectives to solve the mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Young Readers 2015

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

Betancourt, Ingrid

Summary: Ingrid Betancourt tells the story of her captivity in the Colombian jungle, sharing teachings of resilience, resistance, and faith. Born in Bogota, raised in France, Betancourt at age 32 gave up a life of comfort and safety to return to Colombia to become a political leader in a country that was being slowly destroyed by terrorism, violence, fear, and hopelessness. In 2002, while a candidate in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 986.106 BET

Carter, Ally

Summary: Six years ago Maddie lived in Washington D.C. with her father, a Secret Service agent assigned to the President's family, and her best friend was Logan, the President's son; but after her father was wounded in an attempted kidnapping the two of them moved to a remote cabin in Alaska and Logan never replied to her letters-- but now he has suddenly turned up on her doorstep, and, while she has no...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Emerson, Kevin

Summary: Five years ago Elian was kidnapped. Physicall and emotionally abused, brainwashed, now his captor sends him into the mall-- with a bomb strapped to his chest. Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way. When Maya keeps Eli from detonating the bomb, nothing is the same. They are drawn together by their dark pasts-- and only time will tell if meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2018

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

Pierce, Tamora.

Summary: The Legend of Beka Cooper gives Tamora Pierce's fans exactly what they want, a smart and savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City, while offering plenty of appeal for new readers as well.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Stuart joins his family for a camping trip in the great outdoors. Before Snowbell can enjoy the trip, she is kidnapped by some angry animals. It's up to Stuart and his new friend Reeko to come to Snowbell's rescue.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY STU

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Stuart 2006

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Alpert, Stanley N.

Summary: On January 21, 1998, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan by a carful of thugs looking to use his ATM card, but when they learned his bank balance, the plan changed. They took him, blindfolded, to a Brooklyn apartment. But the later it got, the more the plan changed, as his captors held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.154 ALP

Breitrose, Prudence E.

Summary: "When a timber company threatens to cut down the rainforest on the island of Marisco, Megan's mom leads the effort to save it, with the help of the Mouse Nation. The mission takes the family (and mice) to England, where the trail leads to a duke's palace full of dangerous humans--and helpful British mice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BRE

Buchanan, Jessica.

Summary: An account of the aid worker co-author's dramatic January 2012 rescue from kidnappers in Somalia by members of a Navy SEAL Team Six unit offers insight into the effective use of targeted U.S. military missions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 BUC

House, Silas

Summary: "When an evangelical preacher in Tennessee offers shelter to two gay men after a catastrophic flood, he's met with resistance by his wife and congregation, and eventually loses custody of his son. He decides to kidnap his son and flee to Key West, where he suspects his estranged gay brother is living"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOU

Johnson, Maureen

Summary: Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Quinn, Julia

Summary: She was in the wrong place... Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers' hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC QUI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Scarborough, Sheryl

Summary: Even though sixteen-year-old Erin Blake and her best friends Spam and Lysa are ordered not to become involved in any investigations, they look into Spam's boyfriend's past and conduct research to help Erin's uncle Victor and her boyfriend Journey re-examine evidence from the murder trial that sent Journey's father to prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Smart, Ed.

Summary: The parents of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart offer their perspective on the abduction of their daughter, discussing their long ordeal, the faith that kept them going, and their joy over the ultimate rescue of their daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.154 SMA

Varley, Dax

Summary: A clever crow leads Max to the underground site where his mother and the other kidnapped women are being kept, alive but asleep, behind a glass wall--then when he returns to the surface and is set upon by demons, the crow comes to his rescue, a new ally in his war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Varley, Dax

Summary: When his mother disappears one night, her room awash in blood, and marked by footprints that do not belong to any human or animal, Max is determined to find and rescue her, even if it means killing every demon on Earth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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