Tag: book review

  • Book Review: “Fire and Vengeance” by Robert McCaw

    Book Review: “Fire and Vengeance” by Robert McCaw

    Genre: Thriller / Mystery This is an ARC sent to me by the publishers. It is due in “stores” July 7, 2020. Plot 1 Detective Koa Kane was temporarily in charge of the Hilo Hawaii police department when the call came in informing Koa that something terrible has happened at the KonaWili School on Hualalai […]

  • Book Review: “The Killer Collective” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “The Killer Collective” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Note: Read “The Killer Collective” BEFORE reading the latest Livia Lone book “All the Devils” (see my review here). Several years after the events in “The Detachment” (see my review here), Rain, Dox, Larison, Delilah, and Horton are “retired” and wealthy. Treven is working for a private company and is doing well. Seattle […]

  • Book Review: “All the Devils” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “All the Devils” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller This is the third book in the Livia Lone series. If you are anal like me when it comes to reading order, read “The Killer Collective” before this one as Livia was involved in those events and the early chapters of “All the Devils” refer to stuff I had no idea happened. Luckily, […]

  • “The Redeemer” by Jo Nesbo

    “The Redeemer” by Jo Nesbo

    Genre: Thriller 1991 Croatia A young Croatian messenger was unafraid of anything. Seeing the war was not going well for his side, he volunteered to attach explosives to Serbian tanks as they tried to attack his home town of Zagreb. This young messenger did such an outstanding job, his commander gave him a nickname that […]

  • Book Review: “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller Living a nice restful life in Tokyo, John Rain, is going about his normal activities when he spots two beefy, military looking, guys watching him as he works out at the Kokodan. Rain has not killed anyone in a long time, but, his trouble radar is still intact as he decides to make […]

  • Book Review: “Hands Up” by Stephen Clark

    Book Review: “Hands Up” by Stephen Clark

    Genre: Thriller “Hands Up” is an ARC sent to me by Stephen Clark. It is due in “stores” at the end of September 2019. Ryan is a young cop in Philly. His older partner, Greg, pulled over a black kid driving an SUV just to harass him. Things got out of hand and Ryan shot […]

  • Book Review: “Lethal Agent” by Vince Flynn / Kyle Mills

    Book Review: “Lethal Agent” by Vince Flynn / Kyle Mills

    Genre: Thriller “Lethal Agent” is an ARC sent to me, as a Mitch Rapp Ambassador, by the Publisher.  It will be in “stores” September 24, 2019.  #MitchRappisBack Al Mukalla, Yemen Surviving a previous attack by Mitch Rapp in Iraq…..ISIS leader, Sayid Halabi, has been recovering, as much as he can, from his wounds. During his […]

  • “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box

    “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box

    Genre: Thriller Joe Pickett, Game Warden in Saddlestring, WY, is sent on a special assignment for (newly elected) Governor Allen. He is to pick up the investigation where the Wyoming DCI team left off….when the impetuous Governor fired them! The orders from this asshole Governor are: “Do it or lose your job. And keep Nate […]

  • “Subterranean” by James Rollins

    “Subterranean” by James Rollins

    Genre: Thriller Ashley Carter is a single mom (to Jason) and a Paleoanthropology Assistant Professor specializing in cliff-dwelling primatives. What in the world would the U.S. Government want her for? Well, they need her to lead a team of biologists, geologists, and caving experts on a “research” mission beneath the Antarctic Ice Shelf. Ashley is […]

  • Book Review: “Badlands” by C.J. Box

    Book Review: “Badlands” by C.J. Box

    Genre: Thriller Grinstad, North Datkota is in the middle of an oil boom. The population has grown beyond the capabilities of the town and the increase in crime, drugs, prostitution, and murder has followed. There are not enough police in town to stem the flow…. Kyle Westergaard, 12, was finishing up his early morning paper […]