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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 …
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 …
Hounded a book
Having just finished Rosenfelt's excellent Without Warning, I was eager to continue with my favorite fictional lawyer Andy Carpenter.  While Andy, Laurie, and Edna are off at a crossword puzzle …
reviewed The Farm. April 14
The Farm
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 …
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 …
reviewed The Boyfriend. April 18, 2013
The Boyfriend
Jack Till is a retired detective, now private investigator.  He is hired by some parents to find the killer of their daughter who worked as an escort.  Till uses the on-line ad system to search …
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.  …
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 …
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 Ark: A Novel. August 19, 2010
The Ark: A Novel
This is an excellent action thriller that has a "grab you" beginning where an archeologist has located the legendary "Ark" and lays dying before he can actually see it. With his last …
reviewed 9 Dragons. September 01, 2009
Nine Dragons
   After disappointing Harry Bosch tales (The Overlook, The Brass Dragon) Connelly has brought back the Harry that hooked me in the earlier tales.  Harry is still back in homicide (no closer …
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
This book is one of the better sequel books I have read in a long time! It doesn't miss a beat picking up almost where the first book finished off. In this book Mikhael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander …
reviewed Digital Fortress. May 06, 2009
Digital Fortress
This is the third Brown book I have read (Deception Point & Da Vinci Code are the prior books). Brown has an uncanny ability in all his books to bring the reader in at the beginning and put you on …
reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. April 29, 2009
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
I really enjoyed this legal thriller that I found more enjoyable and a lot more believable than some of the top Grisham novels! Michael (Mickey) Haller is a lawyer who is used to wraggling with the legal …
reviewed The Eight: A Novel. April 07, 2009
The Eight a novel by Katherine Neville
As I make an effort to review every book I read whether good, bad or indifferent, I find myself almost at a loss for words over this one.  It has some really interesting pages intermingled with a …
reviewed The Eight: A Novel. March 05, 2009
The Eight a novel by Katherine Neville
As I make an effort to review every book I read whether good, bad or indifferent, I find myself almost at a loss for words over this one.  It has some really interesting pages intermingled with a …
reviewed The Wheel of Darkness. October 08, 2007
The Wheel of Darkness
This is another great Pendergast tale in which the author's have taken him in a "fresh" direction. Pendergast charged with the care of Contance, takes her to a secret learning center for Tibetan monks. …
reviewed Crisis. July 27, 2007
Crisis
I really enjoyed this book and as I was getting closer to the end I realized that there was not enough book left to tie up the loose ends. What happens, the author ends the book abruptly with tons of …
reviewed True Evil: A Novel. May 02, 2007
True Evil: A Novel
I really enjoyed this book from end-to-end. Illes has weaved an exciting and intricate plot that seems so plausible that it is scary. FBI Special Agent Angela Morse finds out from her sister on her death …
reviewed The Book of the Dead. June 14, 2006
The Book of the Dead
This book starts off slow till about the middle and then steamrolls to the end. Fans that read the prior books will not be disappointed. Newcomers to the series should read at least the prior book (Game …
reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. February 28, 2006
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
I really enjoyed this legal thriller that I found more enjoyable and a lot more believable than some of the top Grisham novels! Michael (Mickey) Haller is a lawyer who is used to wraggling with the legal …
reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. February 28, 2006
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
I really enjoyed this legal thriller that I found more enjoyable and a lot more believable than some of the top Grisham novels! Michael (Mickey) Haller is a lawyer who is used to wraggling with the legal …
reviewed Digital Fortress. June 24, 2004
Digital Fortress
This is the third Brown book I have read (Deception Point & Da Vinci Code are the prior books). Brown has an uncanny ability in all his books to bring the reader in at the beginning and put you on a roller …
reviewed Prey. June 10, 2004
Prey
Crichton does an excellent job of writing a heart-pounding high tech thriller! This is a story of nano-technology gone out of control. Those familiar with Ben Bova's tales (Venus, The Asteroid War series, …
reviewed The Eight: A Novel. July 11, 2003
The Eight a novel by Katherine Neville
As I make an effort to review every book I read whether good, bad or indifferent, I find myself almost at a loss for words over this one. It has some really interesting pages intermingled with a lot of …
reviewed Gravity: A Novel of Medical Suspense. November 16, 2000
Gravity: A Novel of Medical Suspense
I found this book terrifying because it could happen. Astronauts trapped in a space station with a life form that is neither bacterial or animal that can enter any orifice of the human body. The creature …
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