"Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer

I thought you all might enjoy reading the real talent in this family. Here is a book review written by my daughter for the Tracy Press. +++++ Sink your teeth into ‘Eclipse’ By Kristen Pihlman Our Town Bella’s boyfriend, Edward, is a vampire. Her best friend, Jacob, is […]

“Stone Cold” by David Baldacci

Genre: Thriller Rating: 4 Water Towers Stone Cold by David Baldacci is the third installment of the trials and tribulations of “The Camel Club”, an eclectic band of fighters for truth and justice. This is an excellent, briskly paced, story that seamlessly weaves several plot lines together while […]

"Next" by Michael Crichton

Genre: Thriller Rating: 3.5 Water Towers Reality meets fiction. I was watching KCRA-TV (Sacramento, CA) this past Friday morning when they aired a segment featuring genetically altered cats that glowed in the dark (fluorescent). As he did with State of Fear and global warming, Michael Crichton tackles another […]

“Hard Rain” by Barry Eisler

Genre: Thriller Rating: 3.5 Water Towers John Rain is a scary individual. As Hard Rain opens, Rain kills the owner of a gym, Ishihara, while Ishihara is lifting weights. As usual, the death looks natural: a weightlifter trying to bench press more weight than he should. Picking up […]

“Coma” by Robin Cook

Genre: Medical Thriller Buy it! Rating: 5 Water Towers If you are going in for a minor operation, stay away from Operating Room 8. Nearing the 30th anniversary of the publication of “Coma” this is still an amazing book. After years of book learning, third year medical student, […]

“Temple” by Matthew Reilly

Genre: Thriller   Matthew Reilly is anything but boring. The one or two sentences in the “Temple” that are calm are an oasis from the relentless, gory, death defying, and beyond belief, did I say R-E-L-E-N-T-L-E-S-S, action. “Temple” is an incredible thrill ride. Hmmmm, typical Reilly. “Temple” is […]

“The Bourne Legacy” Book Review

“The Bourne Legacy” by Eric Van Lustbader Genre: Thriller Rating: 1 Water Tower I really wanted “The Bourne Legacy” to be a good book. I miss Robert Ludlum, and was hoping beyond hope that Eric Van Lustbader could fill his shoes. He does not. “The Bourne Legacy” starts […]