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reviewed The 19th Element: A James Becker Mystery. November 26, 2010
The 19th Element: A James Becker Nuclear Thriller
The 19th Element is an heart-pounding, pure adrenaline rush. I actually felt exhausted after reading it. This is probably one of the highest compliments that I could ever give. When I get so wrapped up …
reviewed Fragile: A Novel. November 22, 2010
Fragile: A Novel
Maggie and Jones live in the town they grew up in with their teenage son Ricky. When Ricky's girlfriend Charlene disappears, Maggie knows he is not involved but Jones is not so sure. When the polics …
reviewed The Insider. November 19, 2010
The Insider
4 1/2 stars      The subject matter of this novel is as timely as if it was taken from today's six o'clock news.      Will Connelly, a corporate attorney …
reviewed Intensity. November 17, 2010
Intensity
Chyna Shepherd, a twenty-six year old young lady, is the product of a deeply disturbed and seriously dysfunctional family. Having had to endure violence, rape, child molestation and a bizarre life of …
posted a Quick Tip about The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. November 13, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
Criminal defense attorney, Mickey Haller, finds himself in that most dangerous of positions for any lawyer, defending an innocent client against a charge of attempted rape and aggravated sexual assault …
reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. November 13, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
Criminal defense attorney, Mickey Haller, is thrilled to find himself in the position of defending Louis Ross Roulet against a charge of attempted rape and aggravated sexual assault with grievous bodily …
reviewed Prey. November 12, 2010
Prey
I have had little success with popular thriller writers.   Clive Cussler's writing is comically inept (but not enough to make me read a second title), and Dan Brown's DaVinci Code is …
reviewed Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel. October 30, 2010
Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
Maura Isles, Boston medical examiner, attends a conference in Wyoming. While there, she meets an old friend from medical school and agrees to join his companions for a brief ski trip.      …
reviewed Layover in Dubai. October 26, 2010
Layover in Dubai by Dan Fesperman
Thriller writer Fesperman has a gift for conveying a sense of place, from the smells and sights and sounds to a real understanding of the way another culture’s rules work and the conflicts that …
reviewed Nothing But the Truth. October 25, 2010
Nothing but the Truth (Dismas Hardy)
Poor Dismas Hardy. His wife Frannie's in jail on contempt of court charges. Seems she's protecting a secret confided to her by her friend Ron, now the prime suspect in the murder of his beautiful …
reviewed 11:59. October 23, 2010
11:59
Here's the review that I wrote for the ABNA contest:      "Marc Craven is a late night radio talk show host. In a completely engaging first chapter which cleverly combines …
reviewed The Shimmer. October 20, 2010
The Shimmer
I'll take a cue from Morrell's style and get right down to it: The Shimmer is one of the best thrillers I've read recently.      The story is a complicated one, spanning …
reviewed Warlord: An Alex Hawke Novel. October 16, 2010
Warlord: An Alex Hawke Novel
Wasted. That's the only way to describe the way we first find our favorite British spy in Ted Bell's exciting sixth Alex Hawke adventure. After all, what could one expect from even the strongest, most …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). October 16, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
This is the second novel in Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, and the sequel to "The Girl with a Dragoon Tattoo." It is not a true sequel as it doesn't deal almost at all …
reviewed The Girl Who Played With Fire (book). October 16, 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (book)
This is the second novel in Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, and the sequel to "The Girl with a Dragoon Tattoo." It is not a true sequel as it doesn't deal almost at all with any of the circumstances …
reviewed Thirteen Hours. October 16, 2010
Thirteen Hours
Cape Town cop Benny Griessel is back for his second appearance - separated from his wife and six months sober - in a story that encompasses 13 hours and two sensational (i.e. white) murder cases.    B …
reviewed The Unwanted (book). October 16, 2010
The Unwanted by Daniel L. Carter
   "The Unwanted" is a dark sci-fi tale of suspense and supernatural horror that pulled me into another world with lightning speed. And when author Daniel L. Carter had me in his well-defined …
reviewed The Rembrandt Affair. October 14, 2010
The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)
 In this latest entry in Silva's Allon saga, Gabriel and wife Chiara have hidden themselves away on a remote cliff in Cornwall, recovering from his last clandestine operation in Russia. Gabriel …
reviewed Lost Girls: A Sherry Moore Novel. October 13, 2010
Lost Girls: A Sherry Moore Novel
Lost Girls is a hard look at human trafficking, sex tourism, voodoo, and slavery. What it is not is what it says on the cover - it's not a Sherry Moore novel.      It's a serious …
reviewed On Target. October 12, 2010
On Target by Mark Greaney
"On Target" is a military-type thriller that reads like an action movie in novel form. The target audience appears to be men. The sole female character was a damsel-in-distress who was fatally …
reviewed The Smile of a Ghost. October 11, 2010
The Smile of a Ghost
The Smile of a Ghost (Merrily Watkins, #7)Kindred spirits My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's more than one ghost in historic, medieval Ludlow, and not all of them are dead yet. There's legendary …
reviewed A Stranger Like You: A Novel. October 11, 2010
A Stranger Like You: A Novel
Elizabeth Brundage has written a captivating novel that is driven by both plot and great characters. Nothing is simple in A Stranger Like You. Characters that at first appear self-centered and unlikable …
posted a Quick Tip about The Book of the Dead. October 08, 2010
The Book of the Dead
A slam bang finale to a thrilling trilogy! Readers who have observed Pendergast's growing resemblance to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes in the novels which preceded "The Book of the Dead" will shiver with …
reviewed The Book of the Dead. October 08, 2010
The Book of the Dead
"The Book of the Dead" is everything a thriller fan could hope for - a page-turning, unputdownable, thrilling, decadently readable, thoroughly entertaining, slam bang finale to a colourful, …
reviewed Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel. October 06, 2010
Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
I always enjoy this series and these characters, and Ice Cold is no exception. Medical examiner Maura Isles takes a much needed breather from her relationship with Daniel Brophy, who is struggling over …
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