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A Dubious Plan (Colton Banyon Mysteries #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
In the fifth Colton Banyon mystery, Banyon and his sidekick, Loni are called to Death Valley just as they are about to attend a wedding in Las Vegas. The wedding is very significant as one of the Patel sisters is marrying Eric, Wolf's long lost grandson. Loni is determined to make it happen as it will end the curse that sexually attracts the Patel sisters to her man. Howev ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Createspace (first published July 1st 2012)
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Toni Osborne
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Book #5, in the Colton Banyon Mysteries

If you want an amusing and a fun read you will be well served with this series. No problem to start at any point, each book has a unique drama and just enough background on the characters to situate us so that we can enjoy the moment without being overloaded with pass information.

In, ”A Dubious Plan”, Colton and his sidekick Loni are called to Death Valley to attend a wedding. But when a WW11 German plane is found in the sand dunes things changes….fast.

K.P. Kollenborn
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
In much of the noir mystery tradition, A Dubious Plan takes on the shape of the genre type but fills out with more humor than grit, making it amusing and easy to read. And although it is part of a series, it actually can stand on its own without the reader being lost with past references and future developments of the main characters, Colton and Loni. The rhythm of story-telling is paced well like a stack of dominoes: each scene beginning on its own merits but positioned neatly back-to-back with ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a pretty good story here, an old Nazi plane found buried in a dune in Death valley, a cave full of devices and riches from WWII, a Nazi organization infiltrated all through American government.

A DUBIOUS PLAN is the fifth book in the Colton Banyon. He apparently hunts Nazis. Not having read the other four in the series, I assume that's so. One of the problems I have with this book is that, coming into it cold, it's hard to grasp some things. Most series books are designed to be read as a
Gerald Kubicki
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What if America was the real target of the Third Reich? Colton Banyon and his team unwittingly uncover a clue to their dastardly plan. It leads to high adventure in the desert of Death Valley where they face death.
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
the quality of writing in this series has greatly diminished from the first book, sadly. the author really needs to find someone who will proofread his work for missing words as well as basic grammatical corrections. this is a problem that has plagued the entire series, been commented upon by numerous readers, but seems to go unheeded by the author.

as for the story, if it were treated as a farce rather than a serious telling, the conversations with ghosts, curses, and airhead females would be ea
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Found this to be an exciting action adventure with enough history and humor for an enjoyable read. Have recommended to friends looking for a quick readable story. Author knows how to draw you into story even if you have not read previous books in series however if just starting suggest you would be well served starting with first book.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In the fifth book of the series, Banyon is needed at Death Valley as an old German war plane has been discovered in the sand and discovers an heinous plot that dates back to World War 2! I guess the wedding he was going to attend was missed or postponed!
Todd Fonseca
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Dubious Plan - Supernatural Nazi Hunting Mystery!

Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Gerald Kubicki
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Off for a weekend of fun, four friends find something they never expected during an intimate tryst in Death Valley National Park - the tail of old World War II plane buried under years of blowing sand. Hoping to claim a reward, the friends soon find themselves in mortal danger as this is no ordinary plane. Rather, it is the pivotal piece of one man's dream to bring the Nazi movement to
Andrea Stoeckel
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
[ I received this book free from the author in hopes of a review prior to release . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"]

This is the fifth book in the Colton Banyon series of mysteries. In this one, as in others, Banyon, Loni, the sisters, Wolf and the usual cast of FBI and Homeland
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: neo-pulp
After I didn't win a copy of this book in a Firstreads drawing, Gerald J. Kubicki very graciously sent me a word document copy anyway. What a nice thing to do!

When I first started reading the story, I didn't quite know what to make of it. After a while, I decided it must be a parody adventure novel, and enjoyed it on that level.

Colt Banyon is something of an Indiana Jones type of adventurer, who goes around having adventures with the help of his many friends, including Loni, his Chinese girlfrie
Kalie Lyn
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gerald Kubicki is back with the fifth book of the Colton Banyon series. Set in Death Valley, it starts off innocently enough, but the plot soon thickens with intrigue when a German war plane is discovered. Banyon and his team must solve many mysteries, along with engaging in a battle for their lives, and for the lives of the present-day world.

Filled with even more adventure, sex, and suspense, A Dubious Plan proves that the Banyon series is unstoppable. Short and attention grabbing chapters make
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm not really a history person, so when I saw this was about Nazis, I wasn't sure if I would be that interested. I ended up really enjoying it. This book is fast-paced with an intriguing mystery, action, suspense, shooting, explosions, a spirit who talks to people, curses, and a great cast of characters. I especially like Loni, with her guns and attitude. I love this quote about her by Banyon, after she takes out one of the bad guy's bodyguards: "She is my bodyguard. I only need one. Now take t ...more
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced and original with quirky characters and a compelling plot, “A Dubious Plan” by Gerald Kubicki is one of those books that even after you’ve finished reading it, the story stays with you long after (at least for me it did). I was impressed with the author’s knowledge of history and thought it made the storyline that much more believable and interesting. I was less impressed with some of the superficiality of the dialogue and actions at times, and thought the references to sex felt a tad ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I’ve read by Gerald Kubicki and the first in the Colton Banyon series, but you can be sure that I’ll be reading the others as soon as I can find the time! I thought it was great, totally my type of a book. I don’t know if it helps to start the series from the beginning, but I came in at this one and felt caught up to speed well enough. Some series you can’t do that, but this does work well as a standalone in my opinion. The chapters were short, which made the book seem t ...more
Oct 27, 2012 marked it as to-read
A group of young people find the tail fin of an WWII plane in the desert. One of them is the niece to Loni who is a PI along with her partner, Colton Banyon who get involved. They find this is more involved than first thought and call in others to help. There are lots of surprises along the way and what a journey it turns out to be. I am glad I did not miss it. This novel is full of mystery and action with some humor and romance thrown in the mix. I really enjoyed reading this novel and it is an ...more
Karen *ReaderGirl*
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok, I’ll admit, at first I wasn’t sure if I would like this one because it sounded like such a “guy book” – the discovery of a German War plane, Nazis and World War II. Admittedly, not my usual fare. But I was in a bit of a reading rut and decided to try something new, and I’m glad I did! I really liked Mr. Kubicki’s characters and the way he writes. I felt like I was part of the action, and I even felt like I may have learned something. And it was actually funnier (witty) than I expected it to ...more
Athena Nagel
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Generally when I read anything about Nazi Germany - it is nonfiction. There have been a few books I have read that were fiction, but they were very tightly based on reality. This is an entirely different sort of story. Definitely fiction and it takes the reader through this idea of artifacts and information all of a sudden uncovered, in the United States, that could lead to disastrous effects on America. This is the fifth book in the series and I have not read any of the others. This book is ful ...more
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting! I thought it was really good, fast paced and original in its premise. It hooks you into the action right off the bat in the opening pages. I normally don’t like/read prologues and skip them, but this one held my attention and set the scene of things to come. The writing flows well and is easy to get lost in. There were a few minor editing things, but nothing that was a big deal or made me like the book any less. I haven’t read any other books in this series but I ...more
Beth Sammons
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was a good story and a page turner. As this is the 5th book in a series and the first and only I read I had some catching up to do with background on the characters. I thought the sex/lesbian/marriage storyline was a little distracting and some of the characters seemed a little shallow because of (if it weren't mentioned I would have connected with them better...) although thankfully it was graphic (not that I don't peruse the erotic/romance genre but generally speaking I like a historial thr ...more
Pam Gnner
Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I got this book from the author. Thank you so much.

This book was a good book. It was very fast paced that makes you wont to keep reading.

This is the first book that i have read bye the author and I wont to read more of them.

This was a fun little adventure.I enjoyed this book but I think the female character comes off as dense when she shouldn't have to be.This makes her very vain and oblivious to a lot.

This book has a of mystery and suspense throughout it. This book will keep you entertaine
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books
I received this book from the author in e-reader format. Thank you.

I thought the story was interesting; the connection to the Nazi's and the Lebensborn program was an eye opener. I was a bit put off by the initial introduction of the airplane site that was connected to lesbian sex in the desert. I would have liked this story if the sex was left out; it distracted the reader from the Nazi loot, the WW2 airplane crash site, the authorities trying to intervene and a wedding to occur.
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This is the first of Gerald J. Kubicki's work that I've read, and I am now a fan! Even though this was book #5 of a series, it stands on it's own. The story is fast paced, filled with action and drama, and keeps you turning the pages! I plan on reading books 1-4 soon! I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads.
Kim Schneider
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent story! I loved the characters and the story line. I would recommend this book to my friends and I want to read all of this author's other books. The story is well written and I had a hard time putting it down. Great book, great author!
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hug Kubicki fan. He always seems to find a new twist for his characters. You can read in any order and still have a great reading experience but why deny yourself read in order.
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Big fan of author believe this to be one of his best. Plot and characters are well constructed.
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I won this book in a good reads giveaway. The story line is not really what I enjoy reading. It was a fast paced suspenseful mystery.
Carole Anderson
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I enjoyed this book. It was a unique story and flowed nicely. Not sure how I felt about the sexual curse, but it added chuckles to the story. Just a fun read! I would read others by this author.
Cora Lorenzo
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book so much that I'm starting his book A Dubious Artifact
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