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Altar of Bones
really liked it
Reading "Altar of Bones" by Philip Carter was like reading a two-hour movie of the week. It's got everything you could want in a fast-paced action-ori ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
A good thriller/crime novel requires several key ingredients. The two most obvious ones are an interesting criminal and, equally important, a protagon ...more
May 27, 2015
May 14, 2015
The Cuban Affair
really liked it
Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, 35-year-old former US Army veteran and now Key West charter boat Captain, is offered an opportunity to not only fill his depl ...more
Aug 21, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
The Collectors (Camel Club, #2)
really liked it
The second book in the “Camel Club” series combines a lot of subjects that are near and dear to my heart: antiquarian and rare book collecting, short ...more
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
really liked it
I may well be among the last people on the planet to have read these books but I am glad I finally did. So many good reviews are out there that I’m su ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
liked it
Well, I seem to be the first one to post a review for this book. That’s not so surprising I guess, considering it is a 1966 paperback by an author tha ...more
Nov 03, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
Memories of Midnight
really liked it
This is the sequel to The Other Side of Midnight and a worthy sequel all round. While the first was published in 1973, it wasn't until 1990 that this ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Stone Cold (Camel Club, #3)
really liked it
The third book of the Camel Club series is a direct continuation of book 2, The Collectors with the continuing plot line involving Annabelle and the a ...more
Jun 10, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)
really liked it
Unlike many of my Goodreads friends, I actually quite enjoyed this second book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy. It wasn’t perfect but it kept me engaged th ...more
Dec 02, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
Dark City
it was amazing
The second book of the Repairman Jack prequel trilogy takes place in 1991 and continues to show us Jack’s progression from an adolescent and somewhat ...more
May 18, 2017
May 17, 2017
The Girl on the Train
really liked it
Every once in a while I succomb to the need to read a massively "popular" novel and so, once again I have done so. I am often disappointed when I do t ...more
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
Cold City (Repairman Jack: The Early Years, #1)
it was amazing
Ahhh…it’s a wonderful feeling to get back to Repairman Jack, one of my all-time favorite series, and one of my favorite characters. I’d finished the o ...more
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
Fear City (Repairman Jack: The Early Years, #3 )
it was amazing
The final novel in the Repairman Jack prequel trilogy was everything I had hoped for and come to expect from one of these RJ books. It’s exciting, it’ ...more
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 07, 2017
Play Dead
liked it
It’s not usually a good sign when you open the first page of a novel only to find a letter from the author apologizing for what you are about to read. ...more
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
Night Of Thunder (Bob Lee Swagger, #5)
really liked it
A Bob Lee Swagger novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter is always a good time and this fifth book in the series is no exception. Former USMC s ...more
Aug 2016
Jul 25, 2016
Gone Girl
really liked it
I know, I know…I’m really late to the party on this one. I am often hesitant to read the super-popular books because if I dislike them then I feel I m ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
really liked it
I had not yet read any of the author's previous work so was excited to see if I now had a "new" author to follow. I've read numerous "thriller" novels ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
Dig Two Graves
really liked it
Former Sydney Olympic gold medal decathlete Ethan “Hercules” Holt is now a professor at his alma mater and trying to enjoy life as a single father to ...more
Jan 25, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
More Twisted: Collected Stories Vol. II
really liked it
It took a few of these stories for them to start to grow on me. I guess I am more used to the type of stories with twists in them that Jeffrey Archer ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Sep 19, 2010
The Kafka Society (Jack Madson #2)
liked it
The second Jake Madson novel picks up a few months after the first book (A Man of Indeterminate Value) ended with Jake having to carve out a life base ...more
Apr 06, 2016
Apr 04, 2016
Treasure of Saint-Lazare (Eddie Grant #1)
really liked it
A nicely done thriller that combines a well-conceived plot involving the Nazi's stolen artwork and a myriad of characters trying to sort out that myst ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
liked it
I've wanted to get back to Alistair MacLean for a number of years now and just haven't done it. Admittedly, this particular MacLean novel may not have ...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
A Man of Indeterminate Value (Jack Madson #1)
really liked it
Jack Madson is in a tough bind. A corporate raider trapped in a hateful marriage with a retired mob-influenced federal judge for a father-in-law and f ...more
Mar 23, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
The Gate House
really liked it
There are times when I'm glad I have a long commute to and from work that allows me lots of time to listen to audio books. This was one of those occas ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 15, 2011
The 47th Samurai (Bob Lee Swagger, #4)
really liked it
This 4th novel in the Bob Lee Swagger series seems to be universally regarded as the worst in the series. Readers who choose this one to sample Hunter ...more
Dec 12, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
liked it
"Djibouti" is Elmore Leonard's most recent published novel. I've read four previous books by Mr. Leonard but all of them were from his early days when ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
Blood Safari
really liked it
The book was published in Britain in 2008, and is just now being published in the US. The author is an Afrikaner himself and this is the translated ve ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 27, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
really liked it
I doubt there is much that I can add to the universe of reviews for this particular novel. I finally got to it after planning to crack it open on seve ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
Twisted: The Collected Stories
really liked it
I had actually read the second of Jeffrey Deaver's "Twisted" collections (More Twisted: Collected Stories Vol. II) a few years ago so pretty much knew ...more
Apr 23, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
In Cold Blonde
it was ok
This is one of those books that is written to the lowest common denominator. Lots of sexy situations, and characters that have complex backgrounds and ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
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