Marcia Clark’s BLOOD DEFENSE Reviewed

Blood Defense Marcia Clark Thomas and Mercer May 1st, 2016 Blood Defense by Marcia Clark is the first in a new series. While she is well known as the prosecutor of O. J. Simpson she has also become a bestselling author with the Rachel Knight series about a Los Angeles prosecutor. With Blood Defense she is changing gears, now writing about an ambitious and hard-charging criminal defense attorney. Although having each series main character polar opposites, readers will still enjoy the same writing style: sarcastic wit, believable characters, a great murder mystery, multi-layered plot twists, and an understanding of the nuances around a...

Marc Songini’s BOSTON MOB Reviewed

BOSTON MOB Marc Songini St Martin’s Press Ok first off this book came out 2 years ago when I was off in my self imposed exile. However in the last 2 years I have read it at least 5x. I’ve made myself a student of American Mafia History. It always seemed to me that cities other then Boston had the most notable myths and legends. Yeah Boston had Whitey but at this point who gives a fuck about Whitey. I’m so sick of everything related to that motherfucker. I’m just gonna leave it at that. For years I thought Boston was rather boring concerning organized crime. I knew there was some sort of war between Irish gangs during...

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey Reviewed

THE EVERYTHING BOX Richard Kadrey 2016 Harper Voyager One of my fondest memories is sitting down and interviewing Richard Kadrey. I wasn’t in the best of places at the time and almost backed out. I’m glad I didn’t. One thing I’ve in life I’ve found to be very rare, is to be able to have a conversation with somebody, who knows certain songs or have had the exact same film scenes imprinted on the lives. I could have talked to him for hours. The interview was based around the release of one of the Sandman Slim novels. That series is badass. I’m not going to go on about that here. If you don’t know...

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

Black Mask Studios 2016        I’m a sucker for a good title. A good title can make your book stand out from the crowd. It can serve as a memorable hook to draw in your reader. A good title can live in your brain and make you smile whenever you hear it. Here, try this. I bet you can’t stop smiling: STAR WARS. See? THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Right? A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. So good! All great titles that provide a catchy, solid hook to draw in the customer. A catchy hook that is snagged in your brain, so that whenever you hear it, you smile. And now we can add 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK to that list. But like the other titles on this list, 4 KIDS is...

James Rollins’ WAR HAWK Reviewed

War Hawk James Rollins and Grant Blackwood April 19th, 2016 William Morrow War Hawk by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood is a thrilling novel. This series is different than Rollins’ others in that it is more in the realm of complete believably and realism, with nothing far fetched. In creating a realistic relationship the beloved characters of working dog Kane and his handler Tucker Wayne are brought back to life. The plot begins when a former flame and army colleague, Jane Sabatello, asks Tucker for his help in finding those who want to kill her and have murdered her former co-workers. Through his investigation he finds that an evil...

John Hart REDEMPTION ROAD Audio Reviewed

REDEMPTION ROAD John Hart May 3rd 2016 MacMillan Audio Book Elizabeth has doubted the outcome of a fellow officer’s trial for years. She’s in shock, numb and suspended under inquiry herself. However, dismissing the growing probability of her own fall, she puts all of her connections and credibility on the line searching for the deranged killer of young women she’s convinced is still out there. Dogged by her self-doubt and growing disillusionment, Elizabeth finds that she doesn’t know who can she can really trust anymore and whether there is any coming back from the dark place she inhabits. This detective’s actions and inquiries are being...