BROKEN TRUST by Shannon Baker

BROKEN TRUST Shannon Baker 2014 Midnight Ink The title is a double entendre as the heroine, Nora Abbott, works for an environmental non-profit Trust. Actually, she’s just started the job, left vacant when the former finance director was murdered by a few shots in the back. Set in Boulder, Colorado, one of the villains, Sylvia LaFever, is working on a climate control machine (which exists in reality) to get rid of a fast-multiplying and devastating beetle. But Sylvia is going to use it for another purpose, however, we don’t know what it is, nor does anyone else except her rich lover. She is arrested for the murder of Darla because Sylvia...

STONEWALLED by Sharyl Attikisson

Stonewalled Sharyl Attkisson Harper Collins Nov. 4th, 2014 Sharyl Attkisson’s book, Stonewalled, is a must read for all Americans. Her book reads like a mystery straight out of a John Grisham or Vince Flynn novel. Unfortunately the bad guys are not Islamic terrorists but those in government today. Instead of using guns and bombs they use intimidation and harassment. She covers a wide range of issues from cover-ups of Benghazi, where four Americans were killed by Libyan terrorists, to Fast and Furious where guns were sold to the Mexican drug cartels. However, the mystery of the book comes about when she is targeted by a government agency or...

Like Minded People Nov13

Like Minded People

When I was a younger man I read comic books. In grade school teachers thought they were bad for me, my parents were just happy I was reading.  As I grew older my peers thought I was weird for reading something for children. I also read a lot of books. Teachers in grade school sent me to the office for reading David Morrell’s FIRST BLOOD, Dickey’s DELIVERANCE, HELTER SKELTER etc.  Each time my mother would explain she gave me the book.  Teachers didn’t want me reading things they didn’t assign, how screwed up is that? As I got older I learned not to care what other people thought. When my fellow high school students...

THE WOLF IN WINTER by John Connolly Reviewed

THE WOLF IN WINTER John Connolly 2014 Emily Bestler Books/Atria I’ve been on the path alongside Charlie Parker since EVERY DEAD THING was released, eleven books leading up to this one. Part of what keeps me coming back book after book is that Charlie Parker is a character I believe in. He is driven by a sense of justice. I’ve had my own theories of the years as to why but what I think it really comes down to is that he is a bit haunted and wants to keep others from being haunted. I can’t say this is what John Connolly has in mind when writing but that’s my take. In THE WOLF IN WINTER Charlie is set on a path toward a small town where...

Michael Connelly talks to CBS This Morning Nov06

Michael Connelly talks to CBS This Morning

Earlier this week, Michael Connelly visited CBS This Morning to talk about THE BURNING ROOM, the latest novel to feature L.A. detective Harry Bosch. In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that’s been lodged for years in...

CAPITAL OFFENSE by Kathleen Antrim

Capital Offense Kathleen Antrim October 28, 2014 Capital Offense, by Kathleen Antrim, has just been re-launched for this political season. The author used her vast experiences of being a national correspondent to create a very intriguing premise: how far will a political machine go to achieve ultimate power. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of a political race, touching on journalistic integrity and the power brokers. The author noted in the beginning of the book that she was inspired by the unregulated power of first ladies, with Hillary Clinton the spark that ignited the story. It is more a story of manipulative politicians as...