Reviews of Andrew Gross THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTE...

THE ONE MAN Andrew Gross January 2018 (paperback) Minotaur Pub and THE SABOTEUR Andrew Gross August 2017 Minotaur THE ONE MAN and THE SABOTEUR the latest books of Andrew Gross, are a departure from his usual writing genre. Instead of writing thrillers with storylines of criminal activity he has ventured into the historical novel field. Yet, his writing style has not completely changed with these two plots in that they both are thrilling and gripping. The characters must find solutions to their dilemma, and the stories affect the readers’ heart. THE ONE MAN released last year with the paperback version coming out soon, is a story about...

Review of Archie Volume 4

ARCHIE Volume 4 Pete Wood and Jack Morelli, Illustrator Mark Waid, Writer The Archie Comic Publications has produced another volume of their flagship and namesake, ARCHIE. It is now time to see how the return of Veronica will turn out. Another 5 issues of RIVERDALE comes within this volume. Also stored in the back is the first issue of the Archies, Archies own band. Veronica has now completed her round trip back to Riverdale from Switzerland. Time has not been kind to Archie’s relationship with her. They are a little bit awkward towards each other now. The happy magic is gone and things are a little closer to earth. They don’t even know how...

Review of Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET...

Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET Jesse Stone Book 16 Reed Coleman Sept 12th, 2017 G. P. Putnam’s Sons Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET by Reed Coleman brilliantly intertwines the personal and professional life of Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. Having put Jesse through the ringer in the previous book, DEBT TO PAY, Coleman explores the emotions of guilt and grief in this novel. Jesse is still trying to come to grips after seeing his fiancée, Diana, murdered by the crazed assassin Mr. Peepers. Unfortunately, he turns to the only friend that can drown out his sorrows, drinking. An interesting question put forth to the readers,...

Nelson Demille’s THE CUBAN AFFAIR Reviewed Sep25

Nelson Demille’s THE CUBAN AFFAIR Reviewed

The Cuban Affair Nelson DeMille Simon & Schuster September 19, 2017 It has been over two years between Nelson DeMille books, which is way too long. His latest, The Cuban Affair, is classic DeMille with its action packed story, fact based plot, witty characters, and humorous dialogue. In this, DeMille’s twentieth novel, he has Daniel (Mac) MacCormick adjusting to civilian life. After serving two tours in Afghanistan he has sought out a more peaceful lifestyle in Key West Florida. He is now a charter boat captain of a 42 feet deep-sea fishing vessel, The Maine, which takes tourists and fisherman on excursions. Having made a name for...

Marcia Clark’s SNAP JUDGEMENT Reviewed

Snap Judgment Marcia Clark Samantha Brinkman Book 3 Thomas & Mercer August 29th, 2017 Snap Judgment by Marcia Clark is another winner. With each installment her books get better and better as she blends a riveting story with legal nuances. In this book she manages to cover a multitude of subjects from revenge porn to child sexual abuse to human trafficking. Clark spoke about the increase in revenge porn and how it “is becoming a common way for “exes” to smack the people who reject them. When I was working I dealt with people like that. The boyfriend is seen as the knight in shining armor who gives complete devotion. It is an ego and...

J.A. Jance’s PROOF OF LIFE Reviewed

Proof Of Life Book 23 of J. P. Beaumont Series J.A.Jance William Morrow Pub Sept 5th, 2017 Proof Of Life by J. A. Jance brings back retired detective J. P. Beaumont. The difference between these novels and the other series Jance writes is that these blend sarcastic humor within the mystery. Now retired Beaumont (Beau) searches for something to keep him busy. But thanks to his longtime nemesis Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, Beau becomes entangled in an investigation. It seems Cole put in his will that Beau should scrutinize his death. Although ruled an accident, it appears that there are clues that lead to the death possibly being...