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Bagmen a book
Victor Carl the lawyer who "crosses the line" between what is legal and what is criminal is back.  This time he gets himself involved as a "bagman" for a politician.  That …
reviewed eHuman Dawn. June 25
eHuman Dawn
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author but reflects my own opinion.      I was so lucky to find this well-written and captivating tale crafted by an up and …
The Jaffa Resonance
My review is based on an advanced copy I received directly from the author but reflects my personal opinion.      The story opens with a daring theft of a valuable artifact, the Volto …
Russian Roulette
This review is based on an advanced copy received from the writer's publicist but relects my own opinion. I had already reviewed and greatly enjoyed Death By Misadventure, the first in the author's …
Auditory Viewpoint
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the publishing agent but reflects my own opinion.      Gloria Rank is a radio talk show host. On the day she has an information …
I Am That Fool a book
This review is based on an advanced reader copy received from the author but still reflects my own opinion. This book shows how the legal system can be skewed toward the prosecution's way and hints …
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 …
reviewed Hardcore a book. December 13, 2013
Hardcore a book
This review is based on a free copy received from the author but reflects my honest opinion. Mr. Winters has done a lot of research and gives a good insight into the pornographic film industry, which …
Deadly Provocation: A Year Of Domestic Surveillance
My review is based on a free copy received from the author but it is strictly my own opinion. This story seemed to grow from the recent mass shootings and the Snowden case (he is even mentioned in the …
reviewed The Last Dead Girl a book. November 25, 2013
The Last Dead Girl a book
Those familiar with Dolan's previous work will realize immediately that this is a "prequel" to his David Loogan stories.  Before he was Loogan, he was David Malone.  David has …
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" …
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 …
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.  …
Pinned A Kentucky True Crime a book
I was lucky to receive an advance copy of this book with a nice little note from the author.  I only say that because otherwise I might have missed out on this powerful and impelling story that …
reviewed No Way Back a book. March 22, 2013
No Way Back a book
Wendy is mad with her husband and lets a lapse of judgement ruin her whole life.  While drowning her "sorrows" at a bar she meets Curtis, who she is immediately attracted to.  Against …
reviewed Airtight a book. March 14, 2013
Airtight a book
I have read all the Andy Carpenter books and the five or so previous one-off books that Rosenfelt has put out and have never been disappointed having always given a four or five star rating for each.  …
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 …
The Frigularity a book by Mark Rayner
Mark Rayner has created a very funny yet serious work along the lines of a Max Barry novel (see Company, Syrup, Jennifer Government). Blake Givens works for an ad agency. It is a ho hum life. Then one …
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 Terminated a book. October 13, 2012
Terminated a book
This was a book that held me from start to finish. Gwen Ferris is a recently promoted supervisor and needs to give Steven Tarbell a not so glowing review. He takes it really bad and later attacks her …
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 Elevating Overman a novel. September 19, 2012
Elevating Overman a novel
This is one of those books that you pick up and don't want it to end. Ira Overman had lived his life as a loser, mostly because he believed himself to be a loser. That realization was ingrained in …
reviewed A Fatal Debt. May 28, 2012
A Fatal Debt
Ben Cowper (pronounced Cooper) is a psychiatrist with a patient (Harry Shapiro) who is contemplating suicide. Through pressure from his boss, he releases Shapiro to the custody of his wife, Nora provided …
The Inquisitor: A Book
Gieger is great at what he does.  He is an expert at "information retrieval," meaning he uses a combination of physical and mental means to garner secrets from people.  He has set …
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 Deep Zone. March 15, 2012
The Deep Zone
Hallie is a scuba diving instructor and caver who used to work for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).  She had been let go for an alleged case of leaking classified information.  …
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 …
Presidential Migraines a book
I got this book as an advanced reviewer copy signed by the author. It had many good points and some interesting occurences. A group of researchers complete a project for an Iranian benefactor and then …
reviewed The Accident. August 17, 2011
The Accident
This was an excellent thriller/mystery until about the last 75 pages then it morphed into something that could have been the plot of Desperate Housewives. The story opens with two women looking for "knock-off" …
Machine Man(Vintage Contemporaries Original)
Max Barry is the master of the fun corporate farce! All his prior books were fun reads (Syrup, Company) and this one is no exception. Charles Neumann is a robotics type engineer who accidently loses one …
reviewed One Dog Night. July 30, 2011
One Dog Night
This book has all the elements that make Andy Carpenter such an enjoyable character. In this one he is asked to defend Noah Galloway, who is accused of having set a fire several years back that killed …
A Stranger on the Planet : A Novel
Throughout the book Seth seems to have only two real friends; Rachel, his lesbian girlfriend and his sister Sarah. It is Rachel who Seth seems to really love and maybe it is because he can't really have …
On Borrowed Time: A Mystery by David Rosenfelt
The book begins like a Twilight Zone episode (Think Richard Long as David Guerny, whom nobody could remember existing). Richard Kilmer is in love with a woman (Jen) and while staying with her at her parent's …
Lost in the Spell a book
I loved the first book of this series and have been waiting patiently for Mr. Henry to pen the first of two promised sequels. It has been about two and half years and when last seen, Chad Henson was transported …
reviewed Gideon's Sword a book. March 04, 2011
Gideon's Sword a book
Gideon's Sword introduces Gideon Crew a renegade who devotes his life to avenging his father's death (like Bruce Wayne?). Crew was into robbing valuable artwork when he learns that his father may have …
reviewed Spiral: A Novel. February 16, 2011
Spiral: A Novel
This is another scary technological thriller. It is scary because the author makes it almost inevitable that something similar to this is bound to happen in the near future. An aged scientist (Liam) who …
reviewed Empire of Lies (book). February 03, 2011
Empire of Lies (book)
In this thriller, Jason Harrow is thrown into a world in which he doesn't know if what is happening is real or a catastrophe which he needs to prevent. He once lived in New York but moved to the midwest …
reviewed The Hole (book). December 24, 2010
The Hole (book)
This book is a modern day fable written by a psychologist to teach the reader the importance of being one with yourself and not needing the acceptance of others to lead the life you enjoy. Dirk and Dawn …
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