Review Archie: Volume 3

The time has come again, for the next volume, of Archie. It has been much anticipated due to the last volumes’ cliffhanger ending: with Veronica being dragged away from Riverdale after her father’s mayoral dreams were dashed. This edition comes with the next 5 issues in the Archie saga. Also the first issue of one of the newer titles from Archie comics, Reggie and Me, is placed in the back. In the aftermath of Archie and Veronica’s separation; both feel a void left in the wake of the other. Veronica has been shipped off to Switzerland at an all girls school. Archie hangs out with Jughead but is still sad, while Veronica first...

Review of EVERGLADE, fifth installment in the Sele...

EVERGLADE Greg Barth July 2017 All Due Respect At the opening of EVERGLADE, our “hero” is arising from a blackout in her front yard.  Selena is plenty on the drinks and drugs and sex.  Pleasure guides her movements, including those that have created her killing spree borne of well-earned vengeance.  She likes killing those that have wronged her, almost as much as she likes bourbon and cocaine. EVERGLADE finds her running the local drug trade…well.  However, she finds her breaking point and wants out.  Thing is, when you are a really good drug dealer, there is always someone that wants you to keep earning.  And that...

And Another Review of THE SWITCH

THE SWITCH Joseph Finder June 12, 2017 Dutton Joseph Finder’s fourteenth novel starts simply enough: Michael Tanner – owner of a boutique coffee roaster in Boston – accidentally swaps computers with a US Senator from Illinois. The senator’s computer contains stolen top secret NSA files. Senator Robbins must retrieve the files in order to save her career and Presidential ambitions. It’s a classic story: Tanner has stumbled onto a secret, and the reader expects him to be hunted by a ruthless killer. But fortunately the premise is not the book. Finder smartly positions Tanner against Will Abbott, Senator Robbins’s chief of staff....

Review of MatchUp

MATCHUP Edited by Lee Child with 22 bestselling thriller authors June 13th, 2017 Simon & Schuster   MATCHUP edited by Lee Child is the sequel to the first anthology, FaceOff, published three years ago. In both cases twenty-two bestselling authors collaborated to write eleven riveting tales. All are members of the International Thriller Writers who donated their stories and time with all the proceeds from the books going to support the dues of the ITW membership. In this latest edition, the stories flowed and the characters worked seamlessly together to solve the case, in part because each author read at least one of the other’s...

Review of THE REBELLION’S LAST TRAITOR BY NIK KORP...

June 1st,2017 Angry Robot Genre is just a method to tell a bookseller or librarian where to shelve your novel. But the beauty of genre is really, how can you bend it, how can you play with it and bend it to your story’s needs? A western can take place in modern day times, with riders on motorcycles instead of horses. A murder mystery can take place in a castle in the misty depths of the past. And with THE REBELLION’S LAST TRAITOR, Nik Korpon gives us a political thriller dressed in the trappings of ravaged dystopian future. Korpon gives us just enough background information to set the reader firmly in this world, and then sets the reader...