On the shelves — Aug. 10

These books are available at the:

Portales Public Library

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: Scientist and thief Gideon Crew knows that he hasn’t long to live, so when his employer gives him a new mission, he jumps at the chance.
Gideon is instructed to steal a page from the Book of Kells, a seemingly impossible task, as the book is on display in New York under maximum security. However, Gideon is an expert at stealing, and once he has the page, he realizes that its beautiful illustrations cover something much more valuable than the page itself: An ancient treasure map leading to a priceless fortune that has never been found, a treasure that, if discovered, might even keep Gideon from dying.

Invincible by Diana Palmer: In the town of Comanche Wells, Texas, Carson is a Lakota Sioux and local mercenary who doesn’t let himself get emotionally close to any women, but he finds amusement in mortifying sweet Carlie Blair, the young, conservative secretary to Carson’s friend, Police Chief Cash Grier. Carlie doesn’t appreciate cynical Carson’s stories of his romantic conquests; however, she can’t help herself from having feelings for him. But Carlie soon finds herself the victim of a corrupt political scheme by Sen. Matthew Helm, who not only threatens Carlie’s life but may also be a danger to Carlie’s father, a Methodist preacher who used to be undercover government agent.