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reviewed The Son: A Novel. 12 hours ago
The Son: A Novel
I listened to this book as an audiobook narrated by Gildart Jackson.  His narration was liesurly to contrast with the action of the story which at times was brutal.      This …
reviewed Cornered. Tuesday
Cornered
Det. Matt Brady is attempting to solve what is behind the disappearance of seven attractive women in Temple, Texas.      He's frustrated because every time he gets a lead, it seems …
reviewed Vertigo 42. Last Saturday
Vertigo 42
This is an absorbing, character driven novel that kept me satisfied as I followed the well developed plot.      The story begins with Tom Williamson, a friend of a friend of Superintendent …
reviewed The Target. August 13
The Target
There is one action scene after another in this thriller by David Baldacci.      Will Robie and Jessica Reel are summoned to a meeting with Amanda Marks the Deputy Director of the …
reviewed Prey of Desire. August 13
Prey of Desire
"Prey of Desire" is a psychological thriller where the reader learns of a gruesome, unexplained murder in the first few pages. The reader's curiosity is established, we want to know why …
two headed snake of key west
"Two Headed Snake of Key West" is the perfect book to bring on your summer or other vacation.      Liz and Garret Adams decide to travel to Key West for a little adventure. …
Midnight in Europe
The reader witnesses pre war II and the Spanish Civil War.  Set in 1938, the reader learns about the fascists of National Spain fighting against the Spanish Republic.      Christian …
the American Mission
When I received this book from the early reviewers at LibraryThing, I thought it might be similar to  "The Honorary Consul" By Graham Greene.      Alex Baines was a …
Road Ends: A Novel
This family saga is both entertaining and thought provoking.      In part, it is the story of megan Cartwright, who is age 21 at the start of the story.  She's the eldest …
Sniper's Honor
I didn't have to read many pages before I know I'd be hooked on "Sniper's Honor." I just closed my eyes and imagined Clint Eastwood as Bob Lee Swagger.      Bob …
reviewed Cop Town. July 26
Cop Town
In "Cop Town" the story is about a new police officer in Atlanta.      Kate Murphy is a new police officer but doesn't disclose her Jewish background or family wealth. …
Close to the Bone
"Close to the Bone," is a complex mystery with multiple story lines. In one, there is a movie being filmed in Aberdeen, Scotland. Someone is imitating the film by murdering people in imitation …
reviewed "The Drop". July 21
This story opens shortly after Christmas and we see a group of customers gather to celebrate the life of a missing friend who disappeared after leaving Cousin Marv's bar, ten years ago. The reader …
reviewed Wicked Prey. July 16
Wicked Prey
I'm a fan of John Sanford and am always entertained with his stories. "Wicked Prey," continues the enjoyment I've had from his books.      The 2008 Republican National …
reviewed "Unmanned". July 13
"Unmanned" tells a story of what a person might do if they make a mistake and it costs the lives of others.      The psychological novel is a story of F1 fighter pilot, Darwin …
reviewed "Unmanned". July 13
"Unmanned" tells a story of what a person might do if they make a mistake and it costs the lives of others.      The psychological novel is a story of F1 fighter pilot, Darwin …
reviewed Suspect. July 09
Suspect
This suspenseful action thriller tells the story of K-9 Maggie and her handler, Scott James, LAPD.   As much as any character in the story, it is Maggie who is the hero of the novel.   …
reviewed "My Beloved World". July 03
This is the autobiography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She rose from a low income family in the Bronx to become a supreme court justice.    Being from the New Haven area, …
reviewed Field of Prey. July 03
Field of Prey
This story is scary! I still get nervous when thinking about the murders taking place. The killers were cold blooded and planned their crimes with skill. It seemed as if the victims, who were young women …
Eden in Winter
This is the concluding book in Patterson's Blaine family trilogy.    Ben Blaine had died. His body is found at the bottom of a cliff. An inquest is held concerning his death.  He …
reviewed "The Panther". December 17, 2012
John Corey and his wife, Kate Mayfield, are asked to be part of a group to go to Yemen and find a terrorist and then either arrest the terrorist or kill him.      The Panther is a …
reviewed Big Trouble. December 13, 2012
Big Trouble
This zany story takes place in the Coconut Grove section of Miami, Florida.      Two high school boys are playing a game called killer. The rules are to use their water gun and shoot …
A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel
Dealing with a health issue and wanting a good story I could listen to, I tried "A Wanted Man," written by Lee Child and read by Dick Hall. The result was an unexciting, boring story.   …
In "The Thieves of Legend: A Thriller," Richard Doetsch provides a well written story dealing with greed, master thieves, and family relationships,set in the exotic worlds of Beijing …
reviewed Haunted Ground: A Novel. December 01, 2012
Haunted Ground: A Novel
Picture a place in Ireland where a farmer is cutting turf in a peak bog on a chilly April morning. Something catches in the man's cutting tool and when he finds it is the head of a young woman. The …
reviewed The White Road. December 01, 2012
The White Road
P.I. Charlie Parker is living in Maine with his lover, Rachel. She is happily pregnant with Charlie's child.      Charlie is asked by Elliot Norton, an old friend from …
reviewed Snow White. November 24, 2012
Snow White
A short story writer, Donald Barthelme seems to be trying to mix poetry, experimental literature and his own idea of creativeness in this novel.      As a result, the story …
The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel
Cotton Malone wants to learn more about how his father died. He knows that his father was the captain of an experimental sub that went down in Antarctica with all aboard.      …
reviewed The Beautiful Mystery. November 21, 2012
The Beautiful Mystery
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir are called to investigate a murdered body at a cloistered monastery.      The choir director has been murdered …
reviewed Flowers At Midnight a book. November 19, 2012
Flowers At Midnight a book
In a fast moving, noir, crime novel, the action begins when an exotic dancer has a romantic liaison with a wealthy, high ranking politician. She agrees to his sexual fantasy and her boyfriend …
reviewed The Rule of Four. November 17, 2012
The Rule of Four
Tom Sullivan is about to graduate from Princeton. He has an obsession inherited from his father, about the book, "Hyperotomachie Polyphile" which was published in 1499. Tom's father's …
reviewed Luther: The Calling. November 12, 2012
Luther: The Calling
Neil Cross is the creator and writer for the BBC crime series "Luther" for which he has won an Edgar Award.      "Luther: The Calling" is the first book in a series …
reviewed swann dives in. November 12, 2012
swann dives in
Henry Swann is a skip tracer and tries to find people who have jumped their bail.      A wealthy attorney hires him to find his rebellious daughter who he hasn't heard from. She's …
reviewed A Rendezvous to did for. November 09, 2012
A Rendezvous to did for
Photographer Cassie Cassidy goes to a rendezvous where she hope to get photos of American Indians in action.      Unfortunately, she meets a reporter who gets into an argument with …
reviewed The Death Dealer. November 08, 2012
The Death Dealer
Sometimes it's obvious when an author is having fun with a particular story. Such is the case with "The Death Dealer" by Heather Graham.      The Ravens are members of …
reviewed Night Blind. November 05, 2012
Night Blind
The story opens in France where a rogue French agent gets a lead on hidden wealth in Canada. He's also told it's time to go into hiding from France.      In Seattle, Blake …
reviewed The art of breaking glass. November 03, 2012
The art of breaking glass
Bill Kaiser is a man motivated by social justice. He also has a unique set of skills, from computer knowledge, to chemistry and explosives. He also could be crazy.      He has a particular …
reviewed Volk's Game: A Novel. November 01, 2012
Volk's Game: A Novel
Alex Volkovoy "Volk" is a mercenary.  He was active in the Chechnya war.      He works with a Mafia kingpin named Maxim and another powerful person referred …
reviewed Blades of Winter. October 31, 2012
Blades of Winter
Advertised as written in the style of comic book superheroes (POW), the novel also provides an alternate history of the U.S. and it's major enemies: the Soviet Union, Greater Germany and the Nationalist …
reviewed DEATH BY DEADLINE. October 26, 2012
DEATH BY DEADLINE
I'm enjoying a mini vacation in Florida and thought a novel about the Florida panther would be an entertaining bonus.      The story opens when a man is killed and officials aren't …
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