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reviewed Road Ends: A Novel. 5 hours ago
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 …
reviewed Shadow on the Sun. Monday
Shadow on the Sun
This present-day techno-thriller is about the intersection of government, big business and a possible nuclear apocalypse.      A well-known dissident Iranian scientist tells the US …
reviewed Sniper's Honor. Sunday
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. Saturday
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. …
reviewed Close to the Bone. Last Wednesday
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 Bagmen a book. July 14
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 "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 Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor. July 03
Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor
Last of a trilogy, this fantasy tale takes place on a planet with nine different races. For the humans, an ever-present threat is of being enslaved by a race of shape-changing lizard people. There's …
The Perpetual Motion Club
This novel is set in a near-future high school. It is similar to, and very different from, today's high school.      Northawken High School is full of the usual high school cliques. …
reviewed clockwork heart. June 30
clockwork heart
This fantasy/romance tale takes place in a very stratified society.      Taya is an icarus, a courier (with metal wings) who can move freely between the social classes in the city …
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 …
reviewed Red Sky Radio. June 13
Red Sky Radio
Red Sky Radio, Matt Howarth, 2011, ISBN 9780615520698      Set in the far future, this book is about a group of freelancers who harvest gases from a Jovian planet.      …
reviewed The Fracking Truth -- America's Energ.... June 03
The Fracking Truth -- America's Energy Revolution: The Inside, Untold Story
"In a very real sense, then, the fracking revolution isn't just benefitting America directly by upending its energy outlook in a very positive way; it also may do a lot to ease energy concerns …
reviewed Russian Roulette. May 21
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 …
reviewed Lockdown. May 14
Lockdown
This novel is about a man who did a considerate thing, and is paying for it, big time.      The good thing that Samuel Rochez did was to keep a bomb from exploding, that would have …
reviewed I Am That Fool a book. March 31
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 …
reviewed Remembering Love. February 22
Remembering Love
This is a tale about a woman returning to her birthplace after many years, love and family secrets.      Holly returns to Pitcairn Island after spending much of her life in a New Zealand …
Pilgrims to Patriots: A Grandfather Tells the Story
There are many ways to tell the early history of America (some of them work better than others). In this book, a grandfather tells the story to his grandchildren.      Over the course …
reviewed Internal Security. February 05
Internal Security
America is rocked by another terrorist attack. Has Islamic terrorism again come to America?      A large truck bomb explodes at a Daytona Beach hotel during Spring Break. The casualty …
Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture
Everyone has heard of Big Data; huge amounts of information, usually involving computers or the Internet. Is there a cultural or historical equivalent of Big Data?      Yes, and it …
reviewed The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Mas.... January 29
The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions)
I don’t often re-read books.  Like most of you, I probably have thousands I’d like to read, and rarely do I see the value in perusing something I’ve already perused again.  …
reviewed SOS: Stop Only Sugar Diet. January 26
SOS: Stop Only Sugar Diet
SOS: Stop Only Sugar Diet, James A. Surrell, MD, 2010, ISBN 9780982560181      This book is all about a very easy weight loss program. It consists of only two rules.      …
reviewed Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption .... December 31, 2013
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game
On the Saturday and Sunday of Easter 1981 the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings played the longest professional baseball game ever.  Thirty years later Dan Barry retells the story of …
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