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Allan Quatermain
3.91
This sequel to King Solomons Mines takes place some years later. Alan Quatermain and his friends Sir Henry and Captain Goode, return to Africa after b...more
May 04, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, #3)
3.91
Several people recommended this book to me and I managed to borrow this one.

An excellent book if you like the nuts and bolts of how modern submarine w...more
Feb 24, 1989
Apr 26, 2013
 
State of War (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #7)
3.63
This is the last of the Net Force books that features the main characters that have been there from the beginning. In the end Alex, Toni and Gen. Howa...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
 
Powersat
3.44
Although this book is listed chronologically as the first book in the 'Grand Tour' series, it is more of a prequel. All the other books are about plan...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt, #4)
3.92
Considering that this book was written some 9 years before the wreck of the Titanic was actually located it makes interesting reading. Cussler did not...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
 
Changing of the Guard (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #8)
3.62
Book 8 of this series takes a shift from the previous books. As the title says it's all change with the top personal at Net Force. Alex, Toni and Gene...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
 
The Book of Fate
3.50
This is the second book I have read by this author even though I do not normally like this kind of political thriller. Main reason for this, it came...more
Sep 14, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
 
The Skeleton Key (Sigma Force, #6.5)
4.12
Picked this up as a kindle freebie on the premise that it's short story that immediatle precedes events in The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel (Whic...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
King Solomon's Mines (Allan Quatermain, #1)
3.76
Another classic novel that I had always wanted to read.
It's a classic, and probably one of the first, great white hunter in Africa genre. Alan Quaterm...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
 
Ghost (Paladin of Shadows, #1)
3.81
Very different to the SF books I have read by Mr Ringo. This one was really three stories about the same modern day special forces character gathered...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
Assegai
3.79
Set against the backdrop of big game hunting from 1913 to World War One in Africa, this book has something for everyone. Adventure, action, romance, d...more
Feb 11, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
The Inner Circle
3.73
Intrigue and conspiracy in the upper echelons of US politics. Not something I have read anything much about in the past, so when I saw this as a barga...more
Nov 14, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2)
4.04
This is very much in the flavor of The Da Vinci Code in that it starts out with some factual relics (the skulls of the 3 wise men in Cologne cathedra...more
Mar 13, 2008
Dec 20, 2010
 
Pacific Vortex!
3.70
This first Dirk Pitt adventure was not published until after many of the others. In the intro the author acknowledges that this was his first attempt...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.00
This was my first dip into the world of Jack Reacher. I've seen the movie with Tom Cruise (not bad) and a couple of people told me I should read the b...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
 
The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel
4.11
Another Sigma force adventure. As with other books in this series the book is based around a number of real life mysteries, This one centers around th...more
May 14, 2011
May 11, 2011
 
Spy (Alexander Hawke, #4)
4.00
I started off thinking this was a serious spy story and became disillusioned when some of the story elements started to stretch the limits of believab...more
Apr 14, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
The Lost Throne (Jonathon Payne & David Jones, #4)
3.94
Came across this book and even though I had never heard of the title or the author the synopsis on the back sounded interesting. A modern day treasur...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Cryptonomicon
4.23
This the most challenging book that I have read in a long time. 900+ pages of dense fact filled prose that jumps back and forth between two different...more
Aug 10, 2013
Oct 11, 2011
 
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt, #2)
3.70
Technically this is the 2nd Dirk Pitt adventure from Clive Cussler, but it was the first book he ever had published. As usual in a first novel, there...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
 
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
3.90
This was one of the very few books I have ever picked up because I enjoyed the movie. Usually, I always try to read the book before the movie.
Perha...more
Oct 10, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
Net Force (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #1)
3.31
Super secret computer and virtual reality based branch of the CIA/FBI. Not a bad story although the computer technology described is either outdated o...more
Feb 07, 2009
Oct 02, 2010
 
The Last Oracle (Sigma Force #5)
4.13
Another Sigma Force book. This one links together The Oracle of Delphi, the origin if gypsies, autism and savants and Chernobyl. Sound like an interes...more
May 30, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Cybernation (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #6)
3.66
Book 6 in the series. Not as good as the first couple but this one, and the previous, one were somewhat better than volumes #3 and #4. Even though thi...more
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
 
The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel
4.15
Another Sigma Force adventure. As with most of the others this is like a mix of special forces and Indiana Jones. Reminiscent of Dan Browns books in...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Point of Impact (Tom Clancy's Net Force, #5)
3.77
Not as good as some of the previous ones in this series. On the plus side there were no long chapters about General Howard's son and his boomerang car...more
Jul 03, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
 
Black Order: A Sigma Force Novel
4.12
Another interesting adventure novel based very loosely on some historical facts and speculation on Nazi secret weapons. Not bad, a quick read if you w...more
Jan 25, 2009
Oct 02, 2010
 
The Wild Geese
3.72
Not sure of the book was based on the movie or the other way around.

Reasonable story of mercenaries in Africa, just not up to the standard of my favor...more
Jul 24, 1989
Apr 26, 2013
 
Excavation
3.97
Very interesting story involving archeology and ancient religious mysteries. Was kind of let down by the ending, but a nice unusual book. Will probabl...more
Aug 27, 2000
May 15, 2011
 
Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
3.63
I don't remember if I read this before the movie came out. If so, I am sure I did it because I knew the movie would be totally different.
Aug 1985
Nov 06, 2013
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