On the shelves — Jan. 18

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295.

Fiction

“Kill Alex Cross,” by James Patterson. Alex Cross investigates when the president’s children are kidnapped, but the FBI and CIA stand in his way.

“Red Mist,” by Patricia Cornwell. The chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates a string of killings she believes are linked to the murder of her former deputy; the 19th Scarpetta book.

“Micro,” by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. Seven graduate students miniaturized by an evil entrepreneur, do battle with insects in the Hawaiian rain forest.

“The Art of Fielding,” by Chad Harbach. A gifted but vulnerable ballplayer faces a crisis.

“Zero Day,” by David Baldacci. A military investigator uncovers a conspiracy.

Non Fiction

“Jack Kennedy,” by Chris Matthews. An admiring portrait.

“Republic, Lost,” by Lawrence Lessing. In an era when special interest funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has reached an all-time low.