Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE Revie...

True Faith and Allegiance The 17th Jack Ryan Novel Mark Greaney G.P. Putnam Dec 6th, 2016 Tom Clancy’s True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney explores the world of cyber threats and cyber security. Government officials have been talking about these dangers for a decade; yet, it seems it has been all talk and no action, that is until Jack Ryan Sr. became President. The plot begins with seemingly random acts against America’s military and national security officials. First, an armed man in a crowded restaurant attacks U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, when on leave. Hagan demands to know how the would-be...

NO HAPPY ENDINGS By Angel Luis Colon

Down and Out Books December 2016   In July 2015, Angel Luis Colon introduced the world to Blacky Jaguar, a tornado of impulsive destruction dressed in a black leather jacket and wearing a pompadour. THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR was one of my favorite reads of last year, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for a follow-up from Colon. And now as 2016 draws to a close, Colon introduces us all to his newest creation: Fantine Park, the protagonist in NO HAPPY ENDINGS. Colon seems to know all the coolest people. While Jaguar is an Irish thug who rains down destruction on the bastards (and the surrounding real estate) that stole his beloved car,...

SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan Reviewed

SAY NO MORE Hank Phillippi Ryan 2016 Forge When I open a new book by Hank Phillippi Ryan I know I’m in for a good read. I also think to myself there is no way this no one can be as great as the last one. And every damn time she proves me wrong. I’m just a fly caught in the web of Hank’s words. I forget to eat, I ignore sleep and showering goes on hold. SAY NO MORE is another adventure with Jane Ryland, a reporter in Boston and the station she works at has her working with a new crew doing documentaries. Jane is working on a story about sexual assaults and it goes without saying it’s a tough assignment. Jane has a victim ready to go on...

Review of SWIM THROUGH THE DARKNESS – MY SEA...

SWIM THROUGH THE DARKNESS – MY SEARCH FOR CRAIG SMITH AND THE MYSTERY OF MAITREYA KALI Mike Stax Process/FeralHouse Mental illness is something I have deep empathy for. I struggle with it as do many people I consider close friends and family. It’s hard to read about but at the same time you can learn from the struggle of others. And you can count your blessings that you don’t have it as bad as some. A writer named James Crumley had this quote. I can’t remember the exact wording but it was something about luck only counts with women and in gunfights. I would add mental illness to that. Once upon a time, there was a...

Patricia Cornwell’s CHAOS Reviewed

Chaos Patricia Cornwell Book 24 in the Kay Scarpetta series William Morrow Nov 15th, 2016   Chaos by Patricia Cornwell has a “chaotic” plot.  This book fascinatingly shows how people are losing control. In some ways technology has made lives easier, while in other ways it has taken away someone’s independence.  Cornwell shows in this absorbing thriller how that can happen. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s Director, is receiving anonymous poems that are on the bizarre side from a cyber bully known as Tailend Charlie. In her professional life she must find out why two people died after being struck by lightning, including...

Katherine Ashe’s THE EARL Reviewed

The Earl Katharine Ashe The Second in the Duke Series October 25th, 2016 Avon Publisher The Earl by Katharine Ashe is a historical novel filled with adventure, mystery, and sprinkled with romance. She is a professor of History who has strong heroines that learn from and teach the men who love them. This book is the conclusion of the Falcon Club series and the second book in the Devil Duke series. All her stories are compelling and through the character’s eyes, emotions, and conflicts, readers can learn about the historical context. The banter of barbs, bickering, and debating allows them to begin to understand the other’s passion and point...