Review of SILVER CITY

SILVER CITY: A Cash McLendon Novel book 3 Jeff Guinn January 2017 G.P. Putnam Sons SILVER CITY by Jeff Guinn is a fascinating historical western that blends action and adventure with factual information. He is not a stranger to westerns, having written two other novels in this series and a non-fiction book about the shootout at the O.K. Corral. In this story revenge and vengeance take center stage. Readers might remember that the male lead, Cash McLendon is on the run, as he tries to hide from a murderous thug, Killer Boots. His former employer, a powerful St. Louis businessman, wrongly blames him for the death of his drug-addicted...

REVIEW OF W.E.B. Griffin’s CURTAIN OF DEATH Dec30

REVIEW OF W.E.B. Griffin’s CURTAIN OF DEATH

CURTAIN OF DEATH Book three in the Clandestine Operations series W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV G. P. Putnam Dec. 27th 2016 CURTAIN OF DEATH by W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV present a fact filled novel about the early days of what will become the CIA. Even though the period between WWII and the Cold War is intense in itself these authors were able to make the plot even more riveting. The story reflects Griffin’s own experiences during the mid 1940s in war torn Germany. It becomes obvious that the clandestine agents must not only deal with the Nazis trying to escape to Latin America, but an entirely different kind of...

REVIEW OF Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGI...

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...

Alex Kava’s RECKLESS CREED Reviewed

Reckless Creed Book three in the Ryder Creed series Alex Kava G.P. Putnam Sept 27th, 2016 Reckless Creed by Alex Kava combines an intense mystery with characters that are relatable and likeable. The added bonus of these stories is that readers get a glimpse into the responsibilities and duties of search dogs and their handlers. Kava got the idea for the series from speaking with the head of the forensic science department. “We were talking about cadaver dogs. I always wanted to write a story featuring dogs, because I have loved them my entire life. In my other series that features FBI Agent Maggie O’Dell I introduced Ryder Creed and his...

Matthew Palmer’s THE WOLF OF SARAJEVO Review...

THE WOLF OF SARAJEVO Matthew Palmer G. P. Putnam May 24th, 2016 THE WOLF OF SARAJEVO by Matthew Palmer is a thriller set in the Balkans. It is the author’s way of reminding Americans about that part of the world. Because of his close ties Palmer is able to use his experiences to create a good story line. Palmer has spent a good amount of his life and career working in this area of the world. His first post was with the Foreign Service at the US Embassy in Serbia. He later served as desk officer in Washington and as a political counselor in Belgrade where he helped broker the ”April 19th Agreement” between Serbia and Kosovo. This August he...