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The Night Ranger (John Wells, #7)
The Night Ranger is the latest John Wells novel by Alex Berenson. Instead of Aghanistan and the Middle East, this time the action takes place in Afric...more
Feb 10, 2013
Nov 05, 2012
Runner (Sam Dryden, #1)
Runner by Patrick Lee is a thriller due out in early 2014 featuring a new hero, Sam Dryden. This is a fast-paced, non-stop action book that moves quic...more
Dec 27, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
A Foreign Country
Excellent slow-boiler of a spy novel. While not depending on constant action, this book still manages to be a real page-turner. Well-written and flesh...more
Sep 03, 2012
May 08, 2012
The Train
I received a free electronic copy of The Train, by Georges Simenon, translated from French by Robert Baldick. What an extraordinary, wonderful short n...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
The Risk Agent (Risk Agent, #1)
Risk Agent, by Ridley Pearson is a very interesting thriller/espionage story. It pairs a male American ex-military (or as good as) with a female Chine...more
Jun 12, 2012
May 15, 2012
The Counterfeit Agent (John Wells, #8)
The John Wells books get better every time out, and Alex Berenson has done it again with the latest book, The Counterfeit Agent. The stakes are as hig...more
Feb 02, 2014
Nov 15, 2013
By the Blood of Heroes (The Great Undead War, #1)
Steampunk, alternate history WWI, fighting the Kaiser’s zombies, oh, don’t forget the Bloody Dead Baron...what’s not to like? The answer is not much i...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Leviathan Effect
The Leviathan Effect is a very interesting type of thriller. It has computer hacking, shadowy foreign agents, and weather control. The use of weather...more
Mar 30, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Progeny (The Children of the White Lions, #1)
I was fortunate to win this book in a first-reads giveaway. Very entertaining epic fantasy. The world-building and system of magic are impressive. The...more
Mar 15, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
Prince of Thorns starts off right in the middle of the action. The first few pages make it clear that you are not going to feel much love for Jorg, th...more
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Aug 14, 2011
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) is one of the funniest people writing today, in any format, and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) i...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Ghosts on Vintners Landing
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this novel as it lies a little outside my normal reading interests. What I found was a great book that kept...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
Kill Decision
Kill Decision is a non-stop action thriller featuring advanced technology and an all too plausible near future scenario. This book drops you right in...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
47 Echo
I stumbled across this book when it was mentioned in a book discussion thread. I went to the website to check it out. There was an excerpt available a...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
The Sentry (Elvis Cole, #12, Joe Pike, #3)
I received this book from the Goodreads early reader program and wow, what a ride! The Sentry is an exciting page-turner that will keep you up late in...more
Dec 08, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Parasite (Parasitology, #1)
Parasite really ups the creep factor with a slow building sense of dread. Mira Grant takes current medical technology and moves it into the near futur...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
The Kill Room
The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver is a great mystery/thriller with surprisingly intense suspense and action scenes. I found the characters extremely int...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Those in Peril
I received this book through an early reviewer program. Those in Peril deals with a very topical subject, modern-day piracy. The private yacht of a ri...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1)
The field of zombie novels is crowded, but there is always room for fresh ideas and well-told stories. Ex-Heroes has both. Take your zombie apocalypse...more
Feb 23, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Gone (Hannah Smith, #1)
Gone by Randy Wayne White introduces a new protagonist, Hannah Smith. While the plot is mildly interesting, but not overly exciting, and a quick read,...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
The Excalibur Alternative (Earth Legions, #3)
The Excalibur Alternative by David Weber is based on the short story Sir George and the Dragon. It’s a story of Englishmen ripped out of their timelin...more
Sep 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Arizona Free
I received this book as part of an early reviewer program. Arizona Free is a quick, fun read about energy drink wars, aliens, dinosaurs, time travel,...more
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
Taft 2012
Taft 2012 is a quick, quirky, funny and surprisingly touching little book.

Jason Heller creates a world in which Taft disappeared nearly a hundred yea...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
The Geomancer's Compass
The Geomancer’s Compass has an interesting enough premise, namely to lift a curse from a Canadian-Chinese family using an ancient device called a Geom...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
The Secret Soldier  (John Wells, #5)
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel that I was fortunate enough to receive from an early readers program. The research and attention to detail breathes to...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
Silent Enemy (Michael Parson & Sophia Gold, #2)
Silent Enemy begins with a bang, literally. The Afghan National Police training center is attacked with a bomb. The survivors, many of them injured, a...more
Aug 06, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
I was fortunate to receive an early review copy of Embedded by Dan Abnett. The story is about a cold war gone hot on an alien world and the reporter w...more
Apr 17, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Sanctus is a page-turning thriller set in modern day Turkey with a secret at its heart that dates back to the dawn of man. A monk climbs to the top of...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
Nothing Lasts Forever
Nothing Lasts Forever is the book that the movie Die Hard was based on. This is one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book, b...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
How I Became a Famous Novelist
Truly laugh-out-loud funny books are too rare, but this is one of them. I was hooked from the first chapter and by the end of the second chapter I’d p...more
Sep 14, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
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