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A Dubious Curse (Colton Banyon Mysteries #8)

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
In book number eight of the Colton Banyon series, Banyon faces a threat from outside the normal world. An old Nazi has discovered a curse which puts him in the same place as Wolf, Banyon’s spirit partner. The Nazi wants to use his son and the Effort, the modern American Nazi movement, to find a lost book. But it is no ordinary book. The book contains the formula for the en ...more
Paperback, First, 388 pages
Published January 25th 2014 by Createspace (first published November 1st 2012)
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Aug 29, 2014 Betty rated it liked it
The author blends history with fiction and comes up with a fast-paced mystery with a lot going on. There are spirits, Nazis, NSA agents, Effort agents and a member of the Vril Society as well as his partner, Loni Chen, and his associates from a law firm. Colton Banyon is tasked with saving the book of the Vril. To do this, he uses his spirit, Wolf, but his nemesis has his own spirit guide. Colton needs all the help he can get to save the book and win the day. Although this is part of a series, i ...more
Feb 18, 2014 Diane rated it really liked it
A Dubious Curse by Gerald J Kubicki and Kristopher Kubicki
Cover Design by Jonathan Kubicki

I liked the book. A good, fun, interesting, mystery with supernatural assistance and a side order of vengeance (Nazi war criminals).

I have not read these in order but I think I will now. This is a stand alone but I was glad to see the characters again so it just makes sense to start at the beginning.


I received the ebook version from the author. All opinions here are my own. Thanks!
Debbie Carnes
Jan 27, 2014 Debbie Carnes rated it it was amazing
I love the Colt Banyon books and this one was great, just like the rest.

Mr Kubicki writes the best thrillers. Always lots of suspense with twists and turns that keep you guessing

Looking forward to more great book in this series
Gerald Kubicki
Jan 25, 2014 Gerald Kubicki rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The fact that Hilter based part of his domination strategy of a fiction novel is scary. His belief in wonder-weapons is well known. Now we know why.
Tony Parsons
Apr 26, 2014 Tony Parsons rated it it was amazing
A secret society, known only as the Thule, founded in 1917 met about once a month in Berchtesgaden Germany to discuss social & political concerns. The members were of the Aryan race. Rudolf von Sebottendorf & Hugo Winckler were members. Some of the more prominent/well known members were: Alfred Rosenberg, Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Luitpold Himmler, Hermann Wilhelm Goring, & Dr. Morell (Adolf Hitler’s Dr.).

The Vril Society (alternative energy source) members Maria Orsic, Sigrun, & Tra
Roger Hardy
Feb 20, 2014 Roger Hardy rated it really liked it
Self-published ebooks seem to have a thing for conspiracy theories, ancient sects, Nazis, extra-sensory perception, communicating with the dead, evil curses….you know… the usual stuff; Harry Potter without the boy wizard. This novel is, however, well-written and a smooth read with few (3 in the first 15%) of the usual formatting, typographical and punctuation errors that plague most ebooks that I have read. As I progressed, I found myself getting dragged into the action, even though the main cha ...more
Jan 27, 2014 Janice rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. I have read four of the "Curse" books and find them to be enjoyable. I look forward to reading them. I usually complete them in about two days.
In this adventure Colt helps Lisa Lange the current leader of the Vril society, a secret started by her great grandmother Maria Orsic. She left behind a secret book with info on how to make Vril, an energy source wanted by the Effort, the new Third Reich in America and info on
Toni Osborne
Jul 15, 2014 Toni Osborne rated it really liked it
Book # 8, in the Colton Banyon Mystery

Although the story continues the adventure of Colton Banyon and his team of unique characters this book works quite well as a stand-alone. No worries if you pick this one first in no way you will feel lost. The authors have done their best to immerse us from the start in a suspenseful blend of history and fantasy. But first, keep an open mind to see beyond the conspiracy theories, extra- sensory perception, communicating with the dead, evil curses….all that
Apr 06, 2015 Jeanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a free download from the author's site. The book is one of a series involving the main character Colt Banyon, but the story stands alone and it is not necessary to read the previous books to become familiar with the mostly likable, odd characters. Mystery and historical data interest me and this book did provide a fantasy like adventure with historical facts thrown in. While superheroes and telepathic ghost are not my usual genre, it was an entertaining read. Some of the events rea ...more
May 18, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Story starts with Nazis, the Thule Society and Maria Orsic. They introduced the Vril which was a science fiction book in the 1800's. I knew nothing about this but I enjoy reading about things that I hadn't heard about before.
It then moves to current with Colton Banyon trying to protect Professor Lange who happens to be a descendent of Maria Orsic. The story is fast passed and includes quite a bit about his gift of talking to Wolf and the 'bad guy' Barry who is actual
Brooke Williams
Jan 29, 2014 Brooke Williams rated it it was amazing
I received the book in exchange for an honest review. I have had the pleasure of reviewing many of the Colton Banyon mysteries and I have to admit, this one does not disappoint. Kubicki does a great job of keeping the characters personable and believable in extraordinary circumstances. If you've read even one of the mysteries in the past, you'll want to read more because you care about the characters. In this novel, the enemy is someone who cannot be seen. That's simply terrifying. Hard to fight ...more
Mar 05, 2014 Marissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this eight installment, we find Colton Banyon and his entourage involve in a secret German society called Vril. They must find and protect the direct descendant who holds the key to a book to Utopia before it falls into the wrong hands.

They have to fight off a Nazi who can see their moves as he plots with his son to rule the world once the book is in their hands. Banyon with Wolf’s help must use everything in his power to stop this Nazi from succeeding. It’s a battle to see who will come up a
Toni Mcintire
Feb 23, 2014 Toni Mcintire rated it it was amazing
Three secret societies. White supremacists, the Vril society and the NSA. Two dating back from Germany's pre WWII days. Who is to win? Who is to lose? Curses made, could they be broken? Can new ones follow? Only the author knows.
I enjoyed the book because even though I have not read any of the others in the series I knew what was going on. I did not have to wonder what I had missed by not having read the others. I started the book in the morning and finished it before I went to bed. It kept my
Jan 26, 2014 Ailyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
It just keeps getting better, now Colton faces a new enemy, one who could and would potentially bring him down. While Colton tries to convince a lady to help him find a mysterious book, containing secret technologies and what not, he has to find ways to avert disaster coming his way.
At present, this will be my favorite Colton Banyon book, only because it had a cool storyline and a exciting plot. The cast is still the same, and Wolf is as reliable as ever!

By book 8, you would expect some fatigui
Dormaine G.
Mar 01, 2014 Dormaine G. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
There was a lot that occurred in this book and I wondered if the author could bring it all together. He did! The story is about two characters, Collton and Loni, who must protect a woman who is the direct descendant of the leader of a German secret society. She so happens to know the location of a secret book the Nazis want to get their hands on in order to control Hitler's flying saucers. I can always appreciate a good story that can rewrite history but especially one that is well thought out. ...more
Aug 15, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing
A thrilling adventure that keeps you turning the pages. An amazing mystery with great heroes who work with so every interesting almost super heroes, all of them beautiful people who are un afraid of anything. Did I mention the ghosts? There are ghosts helping both sides. And they find an alien, sort of, who help them stop a nefarious plot that would create havoc around the world. Hiding on a houseboat with a hot tub in a hidden cove from the Nazis and the NSA. Each time I thought the book was co ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 02, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
Shelves: advance-read, e-pubs
A nice story involving communications with the supernatural and quest for a world utopia. Colt Bolton sets out to find a book transcribed by a medium in pre-war Germany and to protect her descendent. He is joined by his team. Full of intrigue and history related bits of information. This was a review copy from the author. It would be an interesting read for those interested in supernatural based stories.
Jan 25, 2014 Glen rated it really liked it
Another excellent entry in the Colton Banyon series. This time, Colt and his cohorts run up against, The Vril Society, aliens, and a hostile NSA, along with the usual neonazis. This time the Nazis have an ace in the hole: They have a spirit in limbo telling them everything going on in our world.

Colt has to take care of all this, as well as the female attentions of almost every woman he encounters.

A great read.
Irene Adam
Aug 17, 2014 Irene Adam rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ebook free from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. The author has done an excellent job of blending fantasy with history. This book is fast paced with lots of action. I found it very entertaining with lots of twists and surprises. Even though it is part of a series it is a complete story by itself and can be read as a standalone novel. This is a well-written book that let me escape for a few hours.
Apr 17, 2014 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the latest Colt Banyon thriller, he once again goes against The Effort, that modern version of the Nazi Party. They are after a book said to contain the secrets of an ancient power called the Vril.

In addition to the highly readable prose, the authors give us sexy women, lots of action, curses, and engaging characters.

Worth a look.
Feb 23, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
When compared to the type of books I usually read, this book did not fair very well in assigning a rating. However, to be fair I had to look at it as single literary work. Taken as a plot for a modern superhero, the story works very well and is very enjoyable. I can see it as a modern version of In like Flint.
May 03, 2014 NVTony rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, fantasy, spy
This is another great read from author. Characters move with ease during progress of story. Never know what will happen next so be prepared to lose some sleep. Writing style is clear, concise without non essential information.
Apr 24, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Colton Banyon and Crew are at it again in this eighth book of Colton Banyon Mysteries. I received this book from the author for an honest review. This book is full of mystery, adventure and just a plain good read. Throw in some history, helpful spirits,a book with a secret and off you go.
Apr 09, 2014 Ramona rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable and quick read. Just the thing after a long day at work to help you unwind. The plot had many twists and turns and was very entertaining. I look forward to reading more of this series. Thanks for the opportunity to read
Kim Schneider
Aug 20, 2014 Kim Schneider rated it it was amazing
A great action packed adventure! I loved this book. It kept me guessing and I had to tear myself away from it to get anything else done. Dubious Curse is one of the books you lose track of time when you read it because you are so sucked into the story. Another wonderful book by this awesome author.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of a review. The story was really interesting and the character's are funny. A few editing issues here and there but I really enjoyed it.
Cora Lorenzo
Jun 22, 2014 Cora Lorenzo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Colton Bayon has done it again with his search of special items that would cause great damage in the wrong hands.
Always a favorite and this one was no exception. You can read series in order or jump around which makes for a most enjoyable adventure. Characters always seem logical in solutions.
James Lynam
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