The Innocents: Part Ten

Click here for previous installments   EIGHTEEN   The day had been mierda, the aroma of soiled diapers well suited to the degenerating tenor of their confrontation. First there was Bolo’s incredible macho stupidity in revealing himself to Hardesty—something Bolo insolently shrugged off, but which may have doomed them all. Then this new thing with the child. Leonardo Guerra sank back in the leather chair, thirty-year-old Fundador offering scant solace for Bolo’s insufferable strut, the words that still rang in his ears: “Whose do you think she is, goddammit? Find room!” He felt like a man sinking inch by inch into quicksand. He...

SAND AND FIRE by Tom Young

Sand And Fire Tom Young G. P. Putnam and Sons Pub date: July 10th, 2014 Sand And Fire, Tom Young’s latest, is a gripping military thriller. It is obvious with his fifth novel that he has become a proficient author in the military book genre. He does not focus on the Air Force branch, as with his past novels, but details in this thriller what it is like to be a US Marine. Young’s main characters, Colonel Michael Parson and Sophia Gold, from previous novels, take a secondary role in this one. The story centers on Gunnery Sergeant A. E. Blount, a six-foot-eight, formidable warrior, and the grandson of one of the first black Marines. The plot...

The Innocents: Part Nine

Click here for previous installments   SIXTEEN   Wil waited until they’d finished breakfast to explain about the danger; afterward, in the silence, he took her hand. “I just think it would be a good idea for you to stay with your parents. A few days, Leese. Till Zavala’s finished.” Lisa looked at him. “This is our house, Wil.” “I know. But this is different, that must be obvious.” “Nobody can find La Conchita,” she joked, “even our friends. I don’t want to leave. What I want to do is help.” “You’ll be helping by leaving.” “No, I’ll be running away. There must be something I can do.” He was in no mood. “Zavala knows who I am,...

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves Jul19

Kaplan brings HOMELAND to bookshelves

Showtime and William Morrow are continuing to work tto build the HOMELAND brand as they prepare for the release of the second book in the series. On October 7th, Andrew Kaplan’s HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME hits the shelves. HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME by Andrew KaplanLeading a mission to capture master terrorist, Abu Nazir, CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison discovers a dangerous threat inside the Agency in this thrilling second official prequel novel to Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning hit series Homeland. Damascus, Syria, 2009. Carrie Mathison is leading an operation to capture or kill al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Nazir. But arriving at the...

SHOTS FIRED by C.J. Box

Shots Fired C. J. Box G. P. Putnam’s Sons July 2014 Author C. J. Box has written formidable novels, fourteen in all. With his latest book, Shots Fired, he has exceptionally ventured into the short story realm. The plot lines vary from adventure to crime procedural to historical. There are ten stories, three of them never published, and four include Box’s main character Joe Pickett, although in the story “The Master Falconer” he makes only a cameo appearance. The book opens with “One-Car Bridge” where Joe Pickett must deliver bad news to the manager of the Crazy Z Bar Ranch, that the Game and Fish Commission will not allow the landowner,...

The Innocents: Part Eight

Click here for previous installments   FOURTEEN   It was the honking that brought him out of it, forcing him to notice the guy behind him in the jacked-up stepside. The driver was gesturing at the car’s length that had opened up, leaning out now, yelling loud enough for Wil to hear. “Fuckin’ car phones. Move your ass, goddammit.” Beating back the impulse to stay on the line, Wil killed the connection and dialed 911. As he waited, he fumbled for the Angel’s Bar address, then 911 answered and he told them. Next he dialed Vella, praying that he hadn’t left work yet; five rings, then Vella was there, listening, questioning, promising...