WARRIORS by Ted Bell

WARRIORS Ted Bell April 1st, 2014 William Morrow Best-selling author Ted Bell’s latest book Warriors delves into the dangers of an emerging China. This spy thriller brings back his main character, Alex Hawke who is not the ordinary super spy. In this novel Hawke plays a supporting role to the gripping plot, which Bell uses as a sounding board to wake-up his readers. The plot begins when a rogue Chinese military general kidnaps American scientist William Lincoln Chase and his family. Chase is known for his research on creating weapons that will alter the global balance of power. Intertwined with this are the sub-plots that have Scotland Yard...

UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes

UNDER A SILENT MOON Elizabeth Haynes Release date: April 15, 2014 Harper Collins Pub 9780062276025 Under A Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes’ latest book, differs from her previous novels.  Her other books were more stand alone psychological thrillers than this one which can be classified as a series police procedural.  What makes this novel intriguing is the way she presents the crime investigation, through the source documents. Louisa Smith is introduced as the formidable DCI, heading the investigation of two victims. The first is a beautiful young woman brutally killed in her cottage, while the second is a suspected suicide at a nearby...

BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS by Hilary Davidson

BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS   Hilary Davidson April 2014 Forge   Dominique Monaghan just wants to exact a little revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend Gary—well, revenge and maybe a little blackmail.  She meets him for a weekend escape, intent on getting a little confession from him on recording, but isn’t prepared for the two masked gunmen to burst in on them.  Dominique and Gary are bundled off to a house in the middle of nowhere, victims of a kidnapping scheme…or are they?  Dominique fears she is the victim of a much larger plot, and manages to make a call to her brother Desmond, an ex-Army chopper pilot who rushes in to the rescue.  But...

Film Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

The days of being wowed merely by the arrival of a superhero movie are long gone. There was a time not long ago, that a super-powered slug-fest just showing up on the silver screen was reason enough to buy a ticket and cheer. But those days are long gone. Super-hero movies aren’t just expected, now they come in bunches. And if studios want to keep selling tickets, they know they’ve got to supply moviegoers with a quality product. Marvel Studios has been putting on a clinic in the proper way to do this since 2008’s IRON MAN. Right from the beginning, Marvel realized that for their movies to be successful, it was script first, casting second....

THE INTERN’S HANDBOOK by Shane Kuhn

Debut novel THE INTERN’S HANDBOOK (Simon and Schuster)by Shane Kuhn is just the kind of book we love to read. Fast paced, some great humor thrown in and characters that are a little bit out of step. John Lago is an assassin who pulls off his jobs by being a faceless intern, access and invisibility both working for him. His background on paper should throw off some warning signs, orphaned at a young age in and out of the foster care system. But he is eventually taken in by a hitman who while providing a home also teaches him a skill he can later use to make a living. Not quite like my Father teaching me to change my own oil, but it is...

WATCHING YOU by Michael Robotham

WATCHING YOU Michael Robotham 2014 Mulholland Books Robotham’s continuing characters – retired cop Vincent Ruiz, and psychiatrist Joe O’Loughlin – cooperate as they have in previous books. O’Loughlin has met a young woman as she waited on him in a coffee shop. Her husband and father of her young son has disappeared. Marnie finds herself stuck in a nightmarish limbo, unable to access his bank accounts, cancel automatic bill payments, collect on a life insurance policy, and pursued by a local crime boss seeking repayment of a large gambling debt. Everyone she consults for help only repeats that British law...