i would not check this item out. but in the midst of returning four items i had checked out, somehow this item was made the fifth item , yes, the #5. on my receipt, the fifth item I returned. I saw the book in a small pile along with the four I HAD returned, so this was not done from 'thin air.' maybe it was waiting to be checked in, and i was the lucky patron who was recorded as returning it. it just puzzles me, so i decided to record the occurrence, my own way. I WOULD NEVER CHECK OUT A BOOK WRITTEN BY CLINTON AND PATTERSON.