INTERVIEW WITH MARK GREANEY

MISSION CRITICAL by Mark Greaney is a suspenseful, action-packed thriller. Readers will be delighted with the return of Zoya Zakharova, a female Gray Man and a kindred spirit. Greaney has the knack of intertwining geopolitics with first-rate characters and non-stop action. This novel combines two plots in one. The CIA must uncover a mole within their midst, while a special ops group, code named Poison Apple, must uncover who is behind a bioweapon attack and where will it take place. One of the CIA’s most important contractors is Court Gentry, known as The Gray Man, with the code name Violator.  He does off the books ops for Matt...

BEHIND THE BOOK: Dana Haynes

Doing research for my latest novel on the island of Cyprus led me to a strange paradox. The island may be split by rival military forces. But most Cypriots just don’t care that much. Those I spoke to found the division of their island to be, at worst, a bit annoying. What passes back and forth isn’t bullets or shells, these days, but snarky tweets. I was reminded of this in November when the island celebrated the first new open route between the Greek and Turkish sides in about eight years.  “Today is good day for Cyprus,” Elizabeth Spehar, head of the UN peacekeeping force on the island, told the BBC. I traveled to Cyprus in...

INTERVIEW WITH LISA GARDNER

Never Tell (D.D. Warren and Flora Dane Novel Book 10) Lisa Gardner Dutton Pub. Feb 19th, 2019 Never Tell by Lisa Gardner brings back some of her well-known characters. Detective D. D. Warren and CI Flora Dane must work together to find the truth behind a murder. It powerfully examines how someone’s past can come back to haunt them, especially when the police appear to have tunnel vision. The book opens with a pregnant wife, Evelyn “Evie” Carter, returning home to find her husband murdered.  What she does next becomes very puzzling to the police:  She empties the gun bullets into the computer.  As the police rush in she is...

REVIEW OF STROKE OF LUCK

STROKE OF LUCKby B.J. Daniels is the first of three in this new series.  Known for mixing romance and danger this one concentrates more on the relationship than the danger, a slight change from her past novels.  “I wrote it as more of a romance than a mystery.  My editor suggested I do this.  I tried it but feel it is not what I really want to do.  I think people read me for the suspense.  If people want a true romance they can find it elsewhere.  In this novel, it worked well to have the relationship more up front and the hero/heroine not personally involved in the mystery.  For the other books in the series I...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: CREATURES OF WANT AND ...

“Profound and enthralling. This book is a delicate dream, mixing its own internal mythology with a brutal tale of prejudice and human frailty. I can’t recommend it enough. Tanzer is absolutely one to watch.” —Seanan McGuire, bestselling, award-winning author of In an Absent Dream CREATURES OF WANT AND RUIN: Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. It’s dangerous work under Prohibition—independent operators like her are despised by federal agents and mobsters alike—but Ellie’s brother was accepted to college and Ellie’s desperate to see him go. So desperate that when wealthy strangers ask her to...

INTERVIEW WITH ALYSON RICHMAN

A GREAT VALENTINE’S DAY STORY The Secret of Clouds THE SECRET OF CLOUDS by Alyson Richman brings to life the bond between a teacher and student.  In the current environment, it is a reminder of how precious a life is even for a fleeting moment.  It is a story of hope and the dreams of a young boy who readers will connect with immediately.  The book opens with Sasha and Katya living in the Ukraine.  They move to America but discover their young son, Yuri, has a major heart defect caused by the exposure to nuclear radiation.  Because of his condition he is not allowed to attend school with other students.  Assigned as a...