I'm relishing David Baldacci's thrillers. Right now I'm busy reading my way through his Will Robie novels. Will is a crack assassin for the CIA, sentI'm relishing David Baldacci's thrillers. Right now I'm busy reading my way through his Will Robie novels. Will is a crack assassin for the CIA, sent out on clandestine missions to make sure that dangerous individuals hostile to the United States cannot gain influence and power.
I borrowed The Target in audiobook format from the library, downloading it via the Overdrive application. I've been hesitant to borrow audiobooks, since I know how long it usually takes me to listen to one. Although the library has a generous lending period of three weeks, it usually takes me six or more to complete an audiobook. But this time I decided to give it a try.
Will Robie and Jessica Reel are paired for another high risk mission. Unfortunately, there are those in the CIA who don't trust the partners and they're willing to do anything to make sure that the assassins don't survive. Traveling to Paris and Korea keeps them in the spotlight; and at the climax, they come face-to-face with their North Korean counterpart.
Highly recommended in any format, the audiobook is read by the team of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy—a job very well done. I'll be borrowing the next one in the series very soon. ...more
One of the best books I've read this year is The Black Lung Captain, second book in Chris Wooding's Tales of the Ketty Jay. The Ketty Jay is a derelOne of the best books I've read this year is The Black Lung Captain, second book in Chris Wooding's Tales of the Ketty Jay. The Ketty Jay is a derelict cargo airship, captained by Darian Frey and crewed by a daemonist, a Murthian engineer, an alcoholic doctor, a mysterious female navigator, and two outflier pilots. This motley crew live by their wits: a little hauling cargo, a bit of thieving, and some smuggling.
In The Black Lung Captain, Captain Frey and the rest of the crew of the Ketty Jay are back for another great adventure. Approached by Captain Grist to assist in scavenging a crashed ship, Frey and his company dream of great wealth—instead finding great danger.
Back in December, I submitted a request that the library add the rest of the Ketty Jay series to their Overdrive subscription. I was thrilled when they did so and now I'm reading my way through the series. ...more
Although I hated to see this series come to an end, I was very happy with the resolution. Rachel Morgan, daylight-walking demon, is once again calledAlthough I hated to see this series come to an end, I was very happy with the resolution. Rachel Morgan, daylight-walking demon, is once again called upon to save the world. Landon, the elf religious leader, has promised to give the vampires back their souls. When warned that this will probably result in the vampires committing "suncide", he disregards this warning. In fact, it appears that his real goal is to eliminate vampires and the power they wield. And he doesn't care if he destroys the ever after and eliminates the source of most magic. (Doing so would leave elves as the only wielders of magic.) It's up to Rachel, with help from Trent, Al, Jenks, and Ivy, to protect everyone -- witches, demons, elves, vampires, weres, and all the people without supernatural natures. Fortunately, she's up to the job....more