As a crime novel fan, I'm pretty picky. I felt this one lacked a lot of intrigue. The antagonist left too many questions in my mind, because there wasAs a crime novel fan, I'm pretty picky. I felt this one lacked a lot of intrigue. The antagonist left too many questions in my mind, because there was no background information on him. What was his past like? Who did he live with? What contributed to his preying on women? What kind of education did he have to make him such a web-genius/successful entrepreneur? Plus, in my opinion, his M.O. was not at all dramatic. The FBI agents were a little better developed. Their relationships were pretty clear. Their work was straightforward, and their teamwork was emphasized. I liked that. On the plus side, there wasn't an affair when there could have been. The author didn't go there which pleased me. The language was mild when it came to cursing. I feel, though, that author really could have developed his story more so that it wouldn't have been a superficial, less than satisfying read....more
Really liked this book. Very relevant to the events of present times. Very creative. Lots of action. I liked the partnership between Ed and Luke. I neReally liked this book. Very relevant to the events of present times. Very creative. Lots of action. I liked the partnership between Ed and Luke. I never would have guessed this is his first book. Present day possible events written in fictional form. I'll look forward to Book two with Luke Stone....more
The author's personal experience as a small child hijacked into the world of the occult and satanism, is a mind-blowing read that lifts stories that aThe author's personal experience as a small child hijacked into the world of the occult and satanism, is a mind-blowing read that lifts stories that appear now and then in your newspapers or television news to a personal, cold water splash in the face to wake us up. This stuff is real, and he lived to tell about it. His escape route was found through his salvation through Christ, and his deliverance was in the Name and by the Blood of Jesus. It's an exciting story as you discover the Hollywood affluence that surrounded Greg's life yet wasn't an intimate part of his middle-class family. Utimately, however, it's a gut-wrenching story because of its determination to wake up a sleeping church and a sleeping nation to the plight of thousands of children in our nation, Greg being one. He unabashedly shares his struggles, the obstacles he faced in getting free from the powers of the occult, and the many times he cried in pain. But GOD...At age 15, Jesus saved, healed and began to deliverer Greg into a destiny he would never have imagined for himself on his own. His story and his work to find kids who have also been handed over to the practitioners of witchcraft and Satanism, including working with law enforcement and the FBI, is so moving, inspiring, and God -glorifying on every page. I recommend this autobiographical book to all who love children and are called to minister to them....more
I traveled during a few days, and I chose to try an audible Lee Child Book called PERSONAL. I have really enjoyed the experience. The professional reaI traveled during a few days, and I chose to try an audible Lee Child Book called PERSONAL. I have really enjoyed the experience. The professional reader has my type of Jack Reacher perfectly captured, a large man with a dry sense of humor, and a quirky way of turning around what might seem to be inevitable into not inevitable at all. The reader has a masculine voice and can read with several accents: Boston/New England, France, British, and Russian. Maybe some German, too. This gives a fine sense of character he's reading. Èven his women characters are quite good.
Jack has to stop an elite sniper from killing some diplomats for a large, important meeting coming up with some world leaders attending. The suspect is a sniper whom Jack has caught and has taken to trial. He was pronounced guilty, and during his 15 years in jail he did makeshift jobs to try to keep his skills sharp. When he was released, he went to his property in Arkansas and lived quietly out in the country. He found a perfect ravine where he set up practice shooting to stimulate his body memory of shooting as a sniper himself, and other sniper techniques like slowing his breathing way down. Will he be better than Jack this time? At the Summit, Reacher had to figure of who the victim will be for this dude. If you would like to see how these two resolve their issues, you will have to read the book. Have fun in the sun, y'all....more