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reviewed The Farm. Monday
This book is based on a reviewer copy received directly from the author but reflects my own views. This book came in a package with the author's next two books with the disclaimer that they are three …
I Have Three Things to Tell You My Friend
    This review is based on an advanced reader copy (with many typos) received from the author but still reflects my own opinion.       In the near future (2033), …
The Devils' Cradle a book
I received a reviewer copy from the author but this review is totally my own. Every once and a while I come upon a book like this that is so well written with a story so compelling that I want to finish …
Trapped (Brier Hospital Series) a book
This review is based on an advanced copy received from the author but reflects my own honest opinion.      The Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Brier Hospital is the focal point …
Daughters of Twilight a book
My review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author.  However, the views expressed here are soley my own. I was intrigued by this tale right from the start.  The author gives us …
Upload a novel by Mark Mcclelland
My review is based on a copy provided free from the author but is strictly my own opinion. In the year 2060, Raymond is a misfit who is sent to live in boys home. He hates his life and is taunted by the …
Panic a Leopold Blake Thriller
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author but is my own honest opinion.      This book was very difficult to review as the writing is very "unpolished" …
reviewed Black Mountain a book. August 27, 2013
Black Mountain a book
Alex Hunter (aka the Aracadian) the scientifically enhaced HAWC was presumed dead and is still under the custody of the Mossad in Israel.  He has recovered from the virus (see the prior book This …
reviewed Unleashed a book. August 06, 2013
Unleashed a book
I have read every Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter tale and the author never seems to run out of fresh ideas and intrigue to keep wisecracking Andy busy.  This book is no exception.  Andy is getting …
This Green Hell a book
This is the third installment I have read in the Alex Hunter (Arcadian) series and it is by far the weakest of the three!  Hunter is a special forces soldier (HAWC) who took a bullet to the head …
The Sound of Things Falling a Novel
Antonio Yammara, a law professor meets Ricardo Laverde, who he plays pool with. The time is 1996 and the place is Bogota, Colombia. Yammara knows very little about Laverde except that he may have spent …
Stillwell a Haunting on Long Island
My review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author.  This was a fairly quick and pleasant read.  But unlike a truly scary tale like Richard Matheson's Hellhouse or King's …
A Tap On The Window a Book
Cal Weaver is a private investigator whose son Scott had died falling off a roof.  Thinking that is was due to drugs, Weaver was doing his own investigation trying to find who gave Scott the drugs.  …
reviewed Life II a book. June 13, 2013
Life II a book
Having previously reviewed Replay by Ken Grimwood, I was approached by the author to provide a review of this book which uses a similiar premise.  Max Thorning is 42 and in a rut with his life.  …
If You Were Here, a book
McKenna never knew what happened to her friend Susan Hauptmann, who had disappeared ten years prior.  She is presented a video of a woman rescuing a teen that had fallen on the subway tracks.  …
reviewed Two Graves, a book. March 07, 2013
Two Graves, a book
Pendergast is finally re-united with his wife Helen for a "few seconds" before she is kidnapped.  This starts a tense and heart pounding chase by Pendergast to rescue her.  Later …
I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol
A few years back I read Breather: A Zombie Lament and loved it.  Zombies going to support groups and then petitioning for equal rights, led by Andy Warner.  The prose were written in a very …
Sea of Crises a book by Marty Steere
I was lucky to receive a reviewer's copy from the author for this book.  This book has both a lot of good parts and some not so good.  The premise of the book is that there was an additional …
reviewed We All Fall Down: a book. January 02, 2013
We All Fall Down: a book
Hayden Duke gets a late night email from his workfriend Shane. Shane tells Hayden that he is providing a password protected file that Hayden should guard. Hayden wants to know what the mystery is and …
Paying the Piper a novel by Simon Wood
This book starte out great. Scott Fleetwood is a reporter who made a mistake with a serial kidnapper known as the Piper eight years prior. That mistake caused the Piper to kill a boy he kidnapped. Everybody …
The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
Zafon has done a marvelous job of exceeding expectations with this fabulous entry that continues the tale around the Cemetary of Forgotten Books.  In this one Fermin de La Torres is working with …
reviewed Accidents Waiting to Happen. November 21, 2012
Accidents Waiting to Happen
Having enjoyed another Simon Woods book (Terminated) I ordered this one through the Vine program.  Though not nearly as good as the other book, this is a decent thriller.  The author kept the …
Let The Devil Sleep, A Novel
David Gurney is back and I loved it. My favorite riddle solver is asked to help a young woman (Kim) by evaluating a tv project she is working on. She is doing a series of interviews of families, whose …
reviewed Remember Me a book. October 01, 2012
Remember Me a book
I really enjoyed this book about of victim of circumstances who has his whole life turned upside down. Andrew Johnson is about to turn 50 and finally has his life in order. He has gone through a painful …
reviewed The Last Refuge. June 11, 2012
The Last Refuge
I was approached by the author of this book to provide a review and it is one time that I am glad I accepted. The book is very appropos to today's events in Iran and what might happen as they seek …
Heart of a Killer: a book
David Rosenfelt master penner of the legal thriller has come up with another gem in Heart of a Killer. This one grabs you from the start as Sheryl Harrison confesses to murder that she probably didn't …
reviewed The Stamp. February 26, 2012
The Stamp
I was approached by the author to review this book and I am grateful that he chose me for the honor. I had previously enjoyed his historical fiction work entitled, "The Fixer." That book was excellent …
Capital Murder: A Novel Of Suspense
This book has a number of interesting plots happening at once. A serial killer(Little) is trying to get a new trial because one of the murders he was convicted for was committed by somebody else. A group …
reviewed Defending Jacob a Novel. February 01, 2012
Defending Jacob a Novel
William Landay knocked my socks off with this thriller that grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until the last sentence.  The book shows how the judgment of the most professional …
reviewed The Status Civilization and Notions: .... January 20, 2012
The Status Civilization and Notions: Umlimited
The Status Civilization is an excellent tale that never gets old. Will Barrent is among a group of prisoners from Earth who have had their memories wiped and are left to live on the planet Omega. This …
reviewed A Noble Cause. January 12, 2012
A Noble Cause a book
This book had such a difficult writing style that it made a James Joyce novel appear simple to read. The author needs to realize that the reader only knows what he has written. Mark Noble is in Antigua …
reviewed Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and L.... January 09, 2012
posted in Just Baseball
Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York's Most Agonizingly Amazin' Team
Being a huge baseball fan and following the Mets since the mid-1960's I was glad to get an advance copy of this book. It is not the normal fare in that the first 24 pages has a summary of the Mets' …
reviewed The New New Rules: A Funny Look at Ho.... December 21, 2011
posted in Politics Your Way
The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
If George Carlin were still around and took a political affiliation, then he would be Bill Maher! Bill uses George's same brand of humor and spins it to his his left-wing point of view. Most of the …
reviewed 11/22/63: A Novel. December 16, 2011
11/22/63 a book by Stephen King
Ever since King's early work (The Stand, Misery, The Shining) he seems to have been just a prolific writer of mediocracy.  This book is his big comeback!  In probably the best book of have …
The Catalyst a book by Boyd Morrison
Professor Ward had discovered a new manufacturing process (codename Adamas) that he tried to sell to an unscrupulous businessman (Tarnwell).  When Ward tries to extort additional payment from Tarnwell, …
reviewed The Dummy Line A Novel. November 17, 2011
The Dummy Line A Novel
The author brilliantly uses a fairly simple plot to weave a tension filled thriller. You won't find any complex government plots, improbable escapes or conspiracies. Instead we get a well written story …
reviewed The Basement A Novel. November 14, 2011
The Basement: A Novel
This book is listed as being "reintroduced." Well it is so good I wonder why it didn't do well the first time around. Marvin is a writer with many ideas for screenplays. Some of them center around the …
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that
Not since The Devil in the White City have I read a history book that gripped me from start to finish. The authors do an amazing job of transporting the reader back in time where the reader feels like …
reviewed Rogue Wave. October 13, 2011
Rogue Wave a book by Boyd Morrison
This book kept me riveted from start to finish and would make a great disaster film!  Kai Tanaka works in an early warning center for Tsunamis in Honolulu.   He detects a mild earthquake …
reviewed Water's Edge. October 13, 2011
Water's Edge a book by Robert Whitlow
Tom Crane is an up and coming attorney in an Atlanta law firm. When he tells he needs to return to his hometown to shut down his recently deceased father's law practice he is soon let go from the …
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