REVIEW OF Joseph Kanon’s DEFECTORS Jun07

REVIEW OF Joseph Kanon’s DEFECTORS

DEFECTORS Joseph Kanon Atria Pub 6/6/17 One of the greatest crimes against a country is treason, spying for the enemy. A recent brilliantly written espionage book, DEFECTORS, by Joseph Kanon, is both fast paced and realistic. This Cold War thriller shows the moves and plays as if the characters are in a chess game. Beyond that it emphasizes the human side, what it is like for family members of a traitor, as well as the motivations of someone who is willing to betray and lie to everyone. Taking place in 1961 Moscow, during the height of the Cold War, readers learn about the history within a fascinating plot. It becomes obvious very early on...

Interview with Amy Poeppel about SMALL ADMISSIONS

SMALL ADMISSIONS Amy Poeppel Atria Pub/Emily Bestler Books Dec 27, 2016 SMALL ADMISSIONS is not just about the process of applying to a private school it is also about how each character looked within to find their faults and strengths.  The core of the story is about friendship and family, disappointments and joy. Elise Cooper:  Where did you get the idea for the story? Amy Poeppel:  It started quite awhile ago, about eight years to be more exact.  After we moved to New York City we started the interview process to see which school was best for our children.  Unfortunately, my husband and I were really bad at it.  After thinking about it,...

Matthew Betley’s OVERWATCH Reviewed

Overwatch Matthew Betley Atria/Emily Bestler Books March 1st, 2016 Overwatch by Matthew Betley has an action plot with non-stop shootouts, exploding bombs, home invasions, drug cartels, and terrorists. Having served in Iraq Betley uses his experiences to create a gripping plot. The story begins when former Marine Recon Commander Logan West attempts to get his life back on track and reconnect with his wife before the divorce is finalized. As a relapsing alcoholic and someone suffering from PTSD he must deal with his demons. West has nightmares about the ambush that his Force Recon unit suffered in Iraq during an insurgent attack on a...

Jon’s Book Picks For 2014 Dec03

Jon’s Book Picks For 2014

This list is subjective of course, I read a lot of great books this year, when I started typing these are the first eleven that jumped into my brain, in no particular order. The fact that these all stuck with me is telling, they are damn good reads. I loved all of these and suggest if you haven’t read them that you should. Meg Gardiner PHANTOM INSTINCT (Dutton) Gregg Hurwitz DON’T LOOK BACK (St. Martin’s) John Connolly THE WOLF IN WINTER (Atria/Emily Bester) Laura Lippman AFTER I’M GONE (William Morrow) Blake Crouch THE LAST TOWN (part three of Wayward Pines Trilogy) (Thomas and Mercer) Sam Cabot SKIN OF THE WOLF (Blue Rider Press)...

William Kent Krueger: Dates for WINDIGO ISLAND Tour Aug08

William Kent Krueger: Dates for WINDIGO ISLAND Tou...

William Kent Kruger, one of the hardest working men in crime fiction is gearing up for the release of WINDIGO BAY, the latest in the award-winning Cork O’Connor series. Cork O’Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in this riveting mystery from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award–winning author William Kent Krueger. When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Such stories have been...