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One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)
4.16
A sniper guns down five people. The evidence against him is overwhelming. When questioned by the police he declares bluntly that they have the wrong m...more
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
 
The Emperor of Ocean Park
3.55
This was one of the moodiest books I have ever read. A well-to-do African American family come together for the funeral of the family patriarch, a jud...more
Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
Relentless
3.69
**spoiler alert** This book started out with a great and frightening premise. The hero, a bestselling author, publishes his latest and the nation's pr...more
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.23
Do you know what the theme of Hamlet is? It is indecision. Hamlet is contrasted with another prince, Fortinbras, who acts decisively. What does that h...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
The Spy (Isaac Bell, #3)
3.89
The Isaac Bell series is sort fun, but the author gets bogged down running this early 20th century private detective back and forth across the country...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Hammerhead Ranch Motel (Serge Storms Mystery, #2)
4.09
This book was a chaotic mess. Not to suggest that it is all bad, but it is sort of like the author was smoking meth and up for days as he wrote it. Th...more
Apr 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
Resolved: A Novel
3.81
Tanenbaum is a heck of a writer. He gets the reader to do more than enjoy a thriller with an interesting plot and interesting characters-- he forces t...more
Nov 2010
Nov 01, 2010
 
Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
3.76
The author of this book could not decide whether he was trying to write a novel that paid homage and tribute to the toughness of Clyde Barrow, or a we...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
 
Insane City
3.67
I think "Insane City" was just too frenetic of a pace for me. So much going on at the same time and Barry working so hard to prove that Miami is, inde...more
May 02, 2013
May 02, 2013
 
March Upcountry (Empire of Man, #1)
4.14
I love Space Opera.. You know what I mean, don't you? I mean a Western set in some far-flung future with lots of neat Science Fiction weapons, alien c...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
Rusty Nail (Jack Daniels Mystery, #3)
3.96
About halfway through Rusty Nail, our heroine, Jack Daniels, has the duh moment. You know --the moment when a character says aloud what you the reader...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Justice For None
2.80
I was trying to figure out where the authors of this novel were trying to go with this story that takes place right before the Great Depression. A tro...more
not set
Aug 31, 2008
 
Hell Is Empty (Walt Longmire, #7)
4.26
I tend to like Walt Longmire, after being introduced to him through the A&e television series. Most of Johnson's novels sneak a bit of Native Amer...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
The Bone Garden
3.97
Gerritsen continues to turn out solid thrillers with cleverly plotted mysteries. In this novel, Julia discovers skeleton remains while digging in the...more
Sep 30, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
 
I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (A Cece Caruso Mystery #1)
3.49
The title of this one grabbed me while shopping in a local used bookstore. I had never read this author before, but the title just sort of tickled my...more
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
 
Personal Injuries (Kindle County Legal Thriller, #5)
3.79
Robbie is a lawyer who got caught passing bribes to judges. They make a deal with him to wear a wire so they can convict the judges. Things get more a...more
May 06, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
Riding the Rap (Raylan Givens, #2)
3.71
Elmore Leonard is a MASTER at creating odd and malformed characters. While the plotline of this one isn't exactly masterful, his deft handling of the...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
 
Iron River (Charlie Hood, #3)
3.50
The writing in this novel is as sharp and crisp as ever. Sadly, Parker tries a mystical angle that is really annoying and this novel actually goes now...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
3.94
This book was FAR better than the last one in the series. Reacher is back in his own element when he drops into his old M.P. post only to discover he...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
 
The Cassandra Project
3.34
**spoiler alert** This was a really decent thriller with some cool clues, etc. As Science Fiction, there was nothing really out there, especially sinc...more
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
 
Suspect
4.11
This book moves with lightning speed from the very opening moments.


Maggie is a military canine, wounded in action, and eventually sent to the LAPD, b...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
 
The Faithful Spy (John Wells, #1)
3.92
This is definitely a great thriller depicting a deep undercover operative, an American agent infiltrating Al Qaeda, who enters no-man's land as both s...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
 
Damage (Abe Glitsky, #3)
3.94
Well this is a worthwhile read, it is clearly not one of the authors best works. The author has sought to expand his universe by focusing on character...more
not set
Jan 15, 2014
 
Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse (Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, #5)
3.57
While Knott does a decent enough job of emulating Parker's style, this particular novel really misses the mark, at least for me, the mark being a stor...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
 
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
3.92
**spoiler alert** I'm a fan of the Reacher novels, and now I have read them all. This one, I am sad to say, falls far short of the previous works.

Why...more
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
 
The Beast Master (Beast Master / Hosteen Storm, #1)
3.93
Andre Norton is a name that has been around in Science Fiction for many years. For some reason I have never picked up a copy of one of Norton's books,...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles #7)
4.04
The Keepsake is another competent thriller from author Tess Gerritsen. This time, Isles and Rizzoli encounter a murdered who preserves his victim's bo...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
The Doom Brigade (Dragonlance: TSR)
3.89
This was one of the most fun books I have ever read. I didn't know any of the characters (apparently from a previous series) but the authors did a won...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
Hidden and Other Stories
3.50
This collection of Short Stories was interesting- I was able to thread through all of them with the exception of the final story which was written in...more
not set
Jun 13, 2008
 
Trading in Danger (Vatta's War, #1)
3.93
This book was a pretty average Space Opera. There was nothing earth-shattering about it, but it did feature some things that reminded me of an old "Tr...more
May 06, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
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