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Pat MacEwen

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Pat MacEwen is an anthropologist (translation: bone freak) with an abiding interest in genocide and war crimes, and a sordid past in civilian forensics. She has worked on war crimes investigations for the U.N. and was a forensic tech for a California police department for several years before that. She has also worked in aerospace, and holds a degree in marine biology, having been a research assistant at the Institute of Marine & Coastal Studies at USC for 6 years. She writes science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery, and likes to use her checkered career as background for same. Adores cats, kids, risqué humor, and Guinness.

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Rough Magic (The Fallen #1)

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Frost Moon by Anthony Francis
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This book was a lot of fun. Fast-paced, with a wide variety of characters involved, and some tattoo magic I would love to try out myself. I kept reading about the dragon and wishing I could have the main character do one of the Loch Ness monster for ...more
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Shrouded by Frances Pauli
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This was an entertaining read, with a heroine you could really root for and a setting that is certainly not the same ol', same ol'. I would have liked a little more explanation about the Shroud, however, and exactly how it works. Why aren't there any ...more
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Tribute by Chris Knoblaugh
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A fascinating, fast-paced look at a young man's encounters with the supernatural in modern day San Jose, California, involving the cult of Santa Muerte. Miguel is at first overwhelmed by the shock of losing his older brother Juan, shot down while hav ...more
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The Assassination of the Archduke by Greg King
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This is an excellent, highly detailed account of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand's life and death. It covers ground skipped over by most other biographies and histories, and dissects a number of myths attached to the assassination that kicked off World ...more
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Great fun for the technically-minded. Fast-paced if you're familiar enough with engineering to catch the clues and in-jokes, although the wealth of detail may slow readers down quite a bit if they're not. The ticking clock on everyone's survival is h ...more
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The Light Side of the Moon by Elizabeth Guizzetti
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On the whole, I found the book quite readable and enjoyable. The characters are well-drawn and distinct, and it's easy to root for the two main characters. There's a homeless girl determined to escape an arranged marriage and find a way into the new ...more
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Life and Death in the Balkans by Bato Tomasevic
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This memoir really held my interest, since it covered a period in the history of the Balkans that is central to my research. The man telling the tale survived enormous upheaval, and gives an honest detailed account of what life was like for him and h ...more
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The Light Side of the Moon by Elizabeth Guizzetti
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On the whole, I found the book quite readable and enjoyable. The characters are well-drawn and distinct, and it's easy to root for the two main characters. There's a homeless girl determined to escape an arranged marriage and find a way into the new ...more
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Eagle Squad by James C. Glass
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This book moves right along as a series of three murders propels a pair of grad students into a gray zone where classified research projects provoke treason on some sides, self-defense on others, and questions about academic freedom vs. responsibilit ...more
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The Flaw in the Stone by Cynthea Masson
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I read this book immediately after the first in the series, The Alchemists' Council, and found it improved by having more clearly cut distinctions between the characters. There was a good deal more character depth, and individual history, and so it w ...more
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