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Book Review: “City of Dragons” by Kelli Stanley

  Genre:  Mystery (Miranda rocks!) Rating:  3.5 WaterTowers This was an ARC sent to me by Kelli Stanley.  It will be in stores in Feb 2010. Miranda Corbie, troubled, chain-smoking, ex-escort, Spanish War nurse, part-time Worlds Fair employee, PI, was walking home during the Chinese New Year celebration when a nearly dead Eddie Takahashi crossed her path. He died with

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January 2010 Thrillers

Happy New Year! There are 25 or so Thrillers due out this month. Click on the Books above to go to the ThrillerWriters web site for a lot more information.  🙂 From ThrillerWriters.org here is the list: Watchlist: A Serial Thriller by Jeffery Deaver & 21 others Impact by Douglas Preston The Sculptor by Gregory Funaro Virtually Dead by Peter

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“Targets of Deception” by Jeffrey Stephens

Genre:  Thriller Rating: 3.5 WaterTowers (ex-CIA operative thrilling action) “Their eyes met for the last time.  “Portofino,” the dying man said in a raspy whisper.  “Tomorrow.  On the Halaby.” Jackson tried to draw a breath, to say something else but a gunshot, from closer range now, hit him in the chest as he lay there.  His body convulsed.  Then he

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“Cape Greed” by Sam Cole

Genre: Mystery Rating:  3.5 WaterTowers (imperfect, colorful, tough, smart characters) “Cape Greed” is an ARC sent to me by Mike Nicol.  It was released to stores last month…yeah, I’m behind…arrrgghh.  🙂 As “Cape Greed” opens, Vincent Saldana is a Cape Town cop in the abalone anti-poaching unit.  Abalone (aka Perlemon in South Africa) is a shellfish that is highly prized, especially

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