INTERVIEW WITH OWEN LAUKKANEN

    GALE FORCE by Owen Laukkanen is a realistic story where readers take the journey with the characters as they board the ship, and feel the splash of the waves. It is an attest to the author’s writing style he is able to make an intense adventure story of a maritime salvage operation. The plot has McKenna Rhodes inheriting the Gale Force, a salvage boat, after her father died in violent weather on the open seas. Hearing about a salvage operation, she and the crew decide to attempt a rescue of a freighter, the Pacific Lion, which has turned over on its side during a horrific storm. A stowaway who has stolen fifty million in bonds...

REVIEW OF LOVE & WAR

  ALEX & ELIZA has taken the world by storm.  Whether the play by Lin-Manuel Miranda or the novels by Melissa De La Cruz, people are craving for more information about the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler. The first in the series, ALEX & ELIZA, and its sequel, LOVE & WAR emphasize the romance more than the historical, as the author brings to life the love story of these two Revolutionary figures. Melissa wants to emphasize, “Alex is a creation based on an historical figure.  I consider him someone I made up from the real person. These are characters. They may be historical figures, but they are...

REVIEW OF THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS

THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS Alex Grecian G.P. Putnam’s Sons April 17, 2018   With his latest novel author Alex Grecian is moving in a new direction with a new series, a new era, and a new setting, Kansas. Another book that took place in that state, Wizard of Oz has a famous line “Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh My.” Replace that with THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS and readers have the title of this new book. This intriguing story involves Travis, a man who chases down evil-doers with help from his trusting companion, a dog named Bear, and a Kansas State Trooper, Skottie who join forces to track down a Nazi in hiding. Grecian wanted to...

Interview with W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butte...

DEATH AT NUREMBERG: Clandestine Novel Book 4 W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV December 2017 G. P. Putnam’s Sons DEATH AT NUREMBERG by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is more than a thriller. These authors have a knack for telling a riveting story that is intertwined with historical facts. It is a reminder of past history and the plot supports how history in many ways is repeating itself. Some of the facts are so incredibly gripping they can make for a thriller in and of themselves. This plot covers the time period when the Nuremberg war trials began with covert intelligence agent Captain James Cronley Jr. having to...

Alex Grecian’s LOST AND GONE FOREVER Reviewe...

LOST AND GONE FOREVER Alex Grecian G. P. Putnam May 17th, 2016 LOST AND GONE FOREVER by Alex Grecian concludes the Murder Squad series. Set in Victorian England it brings to life Jack the Ripper and his ability to thwart capture. Readers should be forewarned that this story will be more understandable if the other two books are read in order. Grecian noted, “There was a real Murder Squad, similar to a homicide unit in America. I wanted to write about the best and most famous detectives in London’s history. I did this by changing names and dates. The Commissioner of Police at the Yard was a real person. Colonel Sir Edward Bradford was larger...