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The Intercept by Dick Wolf

From the creator of Law & Order, The Intercept is the first in a series following Jeremy Fisk, a detective in NYPD’s Intelligence Division tasked with fighting terrorism in the Big Apple.  A few days before the Fourth of July dedication of One World Trade Center at 9/11’s Ground Zero, an attempted flight hijacking is foiled by passengers who become heroes and honorees at the weekend’s patriotic festivities. As Fisk and his fellow cop/secret love interest Krina Gerston follow up all the leads of the investigation, they become convinced that the hijacking was just the beginning. Multiple points of view bring the reader into the heads of both good guys and bad. Wolf develops most characters pretty well, but hopefully we will get to know leading man Fisk a bit better in the next entry. Quickly paced with lots of surprises, this book will appeal to fans of adrenaline fiction and spy thrillers.

 

Are you a fan of Charlie Brown?

 The Museum of Science and Industry is presenting a special display Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit celebrating the nearly 50 years that Charles Schulz created the famous cartoon.  The exhibit has interactive Peanuts-related activities throughout it, making it suitable for all ages.  This unique program celebrating the life and work of this creative genius will run through February 18, 2013.

Far Out!

On November 20th, 2012, American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble would have celebrated 123 years on Planet Earth.  Hubble's discovery and development of the concept of an expanding universe has been described as the "most spectacular astronomical discovery" of the 20th century.  As a tribute, the Hubble Space Telescope, deployed April 25, 1990, from US space shuttle Discovery, was named for him.  The Hubble Space Telescope, with a 240-centimeter mirror, was to allow astronomers to see farther into space than they had ever seen from telescopes on Earth.

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