In “Hollow Strength,” Art Keller accomplishes two things: he tells a great story from the mind of one who has been in the ‘business,’ and he has an un...moreIn “Hollow Strength,” Art Keller accomplishes two things: he tells a great story from the mind of one who has been in the ‘business,’ and he has an uncanny knack of letting his reader know what Iranian culture is truly like. The story begins with the sinking of an Iranian naval vessel by its own government and the captain who figures out the plan. “Hollow Strength” centers on the proud Iranian Naval officer who realizes he is being used as a pawn by the Iranian government and his attempt to bring his family to the United States and the two American agents who devise an intricate plan to try and help him.
There is a lot of background information in the beginning, but once the action begins it is non-stop. It is a heart-throbbing thriller that will keep you glued to the page. If you enjoy espionage and are into the U.S./Iranian political tug of war, Art Keller’s “Hollow Strength” is a no brainer. You will love it.(less)
“Plummet,” is riveting suspense that redefines the legal thriller genre. It takes the reader on a supercharged ride through the Manhattan law firm of...more“Plummet,” is riveting suspense that redefines the legal thriller genre. It takes the reader on a supercharged ride through the Manhattan law firm of Sullivan & Adler, and its attorneys. The thrills and suspense brought to you through their professional lives is just an inkling of the chills and amazement you will receive from their personal lives. The plot centers on the cold and callus senior partner, Gabriel Weiss and the new and naive associate, Micah Grayson. The beauty of Michael Zarocostas’ writing is how he weaves the present day with the happenings of the past year. You will not only delve into the minds of the characters, but you will begin to understand why they are who they are. Their lives intertwine not only at the firm, but more specifically in a case involving two brothers: Nick and Carlos Mavros. The first comes across as evil and greedy, while the other seems saintly and charitable. You will find out if the saying, “blood is thicker than water” is true or not. In “Plummet,” Michael Zarocostas will take you on a ride of greed, love, lust, family and passion. Passion, if I had to sum up the story in one word that would be it. A passion for money, a passion for success, a passion for family, a passion for life, a passion for what is right, and ultimately, a passion for one’s true self. “Plummet” is a book that only someone who has been in the legal trenches could have written. Michael Zarocostas has staked his claim as one of the premier writers of the legal thriller. I give “Plummet” five stars. It would be a crime not to read it.
I have read two of Mo Hayder's books in the past and loved both of them. Nothing would have prepared me for Pig Island. From page one, the hair on the...moreI have read two of Mo Hayder's books in the past and loved both of them. Nothing would have prepared me for Pig Island. From page one, the hair on the back of my neck stood at attention and the goose bumps on my arms came front and center. Spine tingling would be the proper way of describing Pig Island. I would go to bed thinking about it and would wake up the next day doing the same. As an suthor, I think that would be the highest compliment. If you have never read Mo Hayder, start with this one. It will captivate you and it won't let you go, even when you are finished.(less)
First let me say, that I am a huge fan of James Rollins. With each of his novels, my respect continues to grow. That being said, since he is so good,...moreFirst let me say, that I am a huge fan of James Rollins. With each of his novels, my respect continues to grow. That being said, since he is so good, I always open each new book with a weariness that maybe, just maybe this will be the time where he ‘just mails it in.’ NOT SO with “Bloodline.” It is his best yet! In “Bloodline,” Rollins continues his SIGMA series (which I love), but he ups his game by bringing in new characters: Captain Tucker Wayne and his military dog, Kane. These two add a new dimension to SIGMA. The author also involves some of the characters from his stand-alone novels, such as “Deep Fathom”...brilliant! What makes the storyline so good is that Rollins combines espionage with Somalian pirates, the U.S. president and his family, and intertwines genetic engineering into the mix. It asks the question: can we live forever? And what are the consequences of such thought? All of this leads back to Sigma Force’s archenemy, ‘The Guild’ and its leaders. Where it leads, you will never guess. James Rollins and “Bloodline” will take you from D.C. to the Mid-east, and back again on a fast-paced rollercoaster ride that will make you dizzy with excitement. When it ends, the only question you will have is, when is his next novel being released? Five BIG stars for “Bloodline.”(less)
I am a big time Jefferey Deaver fan and was excited when the new Catherine Dance novel was released. I loved that he brought in Lincoln Rymes to assis...moreI am a big time Jefferey Deaver fan and was excited when the new Catherine Dance novel was released. I loved that he brought in Lincoln Rymes to assist in the forensics. I thought the plot was fresh and the book had a lot of twists and turns. Like all of Deaver's books, it left you wanting the next one.(less)