I really enjoyed this one. Was a little disappointed by the first in this series, but Martin make Roxy, her main protagonist, soooo much more sympatheI really enjoyed this one. Was a little disappointed by the first in this series, but Martin make Roxy, her main protagonist, soooo much more sympathetic in Sticky Fingers....more
I enjoyed this book a lot. Janzen displays great turns of phrases and has a way with descriptions. The one drawback for me were the waaaaay too many GI enjoyed this book a lot. Janzen displays great turns of phrases and has a way with descriptions. The one drawback for me were the waaaaay too many Geezus-es. I found the spelling clever at first--an oath with punch that no one can point a finger at as blasphemy. But that also makes it memorable and after awhile I found it popping out at me from nearly every page. Had that happened in only one character's POV it might not have bothered me so much. But everyone in EVERY POV has the same favorite word? That just shouldn't happen.
Still, this might be something that only I have a problem with. And overall it was a fun, fast read....more
She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil and her division iJane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.
She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil and her division is called “The Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons”— “Bad Monkeys” for short.
This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail’s psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy—or playing a different game altogether.
I turned this book’s pages so fast they were smokin’. Ruff has constructed a plot so unique, I’m still talking it up to everyone I know.
It has so many twists and turns it makes a slinky toy look linear. Is Jane crazy? It’s not beyond the realm of possibility—she has some definite drug abuse issues. But maybe the doctor she tells her story to merely thinks she’s crazy. Hard to blame him, since she speaks of an organization that puts its operatives through a dream school where they learn in their sleep things like the use of the Daily Jumble as a covert communication channel and the proper handling of the NC gun, a weapon that kills by way of seemingly natural causes.
And if the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons does exist, is Jane too much of a loose cannon even for an organization that uses an intel gathering program called Eyes Only, which plants miniature sensor devices in representatives of eyes, so that every time you see an eyeball in a painting, a photograph, a sculpture or a dollar bill there’s a chance it's monitoring you?
Only one way to find out, my friends. Grab yourself a copy of Bad Monkeys and while away an evening with a story that will keep you guessing to the very last page. It’s a fun, fast, furious ride....more
SHARP TEETH An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.’s down-and-out tSHARP TEETH An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.’s down-and-out to join their pack.
So begins the back copy on another book that sucked me in first by its cool cover.
I didn’t cull this one out of the pack on my own. My son brought it to me on Mother’s Day and that striking cover aside I was hesitant unsure, because of the free verse in which it was composed, if it was my cuppa tea.
Maybe I’ll read it, I thought. But maybe not.
That arresting cover art, however, just wouldn’t let me leave it, there on the coffee table, without at least giving it a try. So one night when I couldn’t sleep I came downstairs, picked it up, started reading, and, Oh my gawd.
Big mistake from a getting-any-sleep standpoint. Hugely smart move for a woman who loves a sharply written, fascinating read.
Because rival packs of dogs are gearing up for a showdown in L.A.
A dogcatcher quietly removes three mutts from the Pound death list and feeds them carne asada tacos.
Two dogs in human guise are placed in a bridge tournament. They are there for a purpose which is not falling in love with the game.
Mexican drug lords play a cop into finding the blonde who woke up naked in a pack of dogs, then killed the drug lord’s brother freed the dogs and waltzed off with a blueprint to a fortune
This is a book that sucks you in makes you laugh makes you cringe makes you keep turning the pages as fast as you can.
I absolutely adored this book. It has the best prologue I've ever read and a fabulous hero, heroine and conflict. Loved, loved, loved it. Every time II absolutely adored this book. It has the best prologue I've ever read and a fabulous hero, heroine and conflict. Loved, loved, loved it. Every time I read it. ...more