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Robert Lane is the author of the critically acclaimed Jake Travis novels. His debut novel, "The Second Letter" was the Independent Book Publishers Association 2015 Gold Medal Winner for Best New Voice: Fiction.


Florida Weekly states: “Jake Travis is one of the best leading men to take the thriller-fiction stage in recent years. Lane has created a winning hero who is super-skilled, super-fit, oddly bookish, and funny as a stiletto. Lane mixes confidence and doubt, steadiness and recklessness, and toughness and sensitivity in engaging proportions.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews adds: "Lane’s writing is sharp, evocative, and gripping. Travis distinguishes himself from other dynamic PI’s in the genre via his pure zest for life which is often presente
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Robert Lane "The Gail Force" which is a long way from seeing the light of the day. Jake thinks every thing is a game--fine with him as it helps him fight the…more"The Gail Force" which is a long way from seeing the light of the day. Jake thinks every thing is a game--fine with him as it helps him fight the banality of life. But he doesn't know what game he's playing and finds himself constantly a step behind, following in the dense.(less)
Robert Lane I have a few lined up, in no particular order:

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
My Dark Places by James Ellroy
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Sunset…more
I have a few lined up, in no particular order:

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
My Dark Places by James Ellroy
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (it's been awhile)

I just finished With The Old Breed by E.B. Sledge and Books for Living by Will Schwalbe(less)
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Naked We Came (Jake Travis,...

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The Second Letter (Jake Tra...

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Cooler Than Blood (Jake Tra...

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The Cardinal's Sin (Jake Tr...

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A Beautiful Voice (Jake Tra...

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Jake Travis Number Six

What is the title for Jake number six? Except for six months of editing and trying to make every word the perfect word until I can't stand it anymore, the novel is done. But, alas, no title. I do have a working title on the first page. But I haven't settled on it yet.

My first book, "The Second Letter" was named well after it was finished. "Naked We Came" was named a year before I hammered out t... Read more of this blog post »
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The Second Letter Cooler Than Blood The Cardinal's Sin The Gail Force Naked We Came A Beautiful Voice
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Detective Dave Robicheaux is back in his 21st outing. Like Yates, Burke is a master with the pen. The New York Times, in their review of the book, notes that no one reads Burke for his “coherent narrative.” This outing is no exception and I suffered ...more
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Released in 1961, and out of print for much of its history, Revolutionary Road is now considered a classic. The New York Times called it, “beautifully crafted…a deeply troubling book.”

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Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
Books for Living
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I like books about books. Schwalbe ties books to themes and occurrences in his life. In doing so, he reminds us that reading is not a disconnect from our lives, but rather a means to more fully understand and appreciate our emotions and the world as ...more
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With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge
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Brutal. It's one thing to read about war, it's another to be transported there. How would I know? I have never served in the Pacific islands. But E. B. Sledge's (Sledgehammer) honest portrayal of a front line marine's experience in the waning battles ...more
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Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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F. Scott Fitzgerald was the last of the old style and Hemingway was the first of the new style. One wrote lyrical prose, and the other stripped it down to the bare necessities, allowing the emotion to bleed through without superfluous words.

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Being Elvis by Ray Connolly
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A nicely paced account of the life of an American icon. If, at the end, you don't respect Elvis, or you're mad at him, due to his dependence on drugs and his God-like devotion to his self-serving manager "Colonel" Tom Parker, don't blame Connolly. T ...more
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The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
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This was a quick read. Written in first person, the protagonist is not the brightest guy you'll come across, but the sparse prose is the real hero here. Taunt, cryptic, bleeding with sex-1934 style-that still hits you today. This is the book that lau ...more
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