Book Review: The Silversmith by Jeff Carson – Second Novel in the Series Builds the Characters and Thrills the Reader

At the end of Foreign Deceit, the first book in this series of novels, Deputy Sheriff David Wolf returned from Italy with the body of his murdered brother to learn that the Sheriff’s position, which he’d been a shoo-in for, had just been given to Derek Connell, the son of a local power-broker who alsoContinue reading “Book Review: The Silversmith by Jeff Carson – Second Novel in the Series Builds the Characters and Thrills the Reader”

Book Review: A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen – Strange Days Indeed

I’ve been trying to get into Carl Hiaasen at the urging of a friend who enjoys him quite a bit. The early books with his off-beat humor don’t quite grab me. However, this mystery co-written with Bill Montalbano works quite well. Thomas Stratton is an art history professor on a boring tour of China inContinue reading “Book Review: A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen – Strange Days Indeed”

Book Review: The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

I’ve been a fan of Michael Connelly’s writing for quite some time now. I like that he has great characters who are fallible. My favorite, of course, is Harry Bosch. However, not being a one-trick pony, Connelly has managed to craft other characters on the periphery of Bosch’s world who are interesting enough to generateContinue reading “Book Review: The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly”

Book Review – Invasion: Colorado by Vaughn Heppner

This is the third book in Vaughn Heppner’s Invasion series. Set in the not-too-distant future, the world has cooled off due to volcanic activity, creating a food shortage. The United States has finally had to pay the bill on its runaway spending, which has thrust it into a depression. The Chinese, desperate for food forContinue reading “Book Review – Invasion: Colorado by Vaughn Heppner”

Book Review: Invasion Alaska by Vaughn Heppner

One of my favorite genres to read is “alternate history.” Although much of that is written about events of the past, on occasion futuristic “alternate history” comes out and makes for a good read. An Amazon suggestion for me, based on my history of reading those books was Vaughn Heppner’s Invasion series, taking place inContinue reading “Book Review: Invasion Alaska by Vaughn Heppner”

Book Review – From The Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

WOW! That’s all I could think last night when I finally finished reading this book, Dean Koontz latest. This story is based on the premise of the Apostle Bartholomew. He is not one of the more well-known of Jesus’ apostles, but that is what makes his story more compelling. You see, we never know howContinue reading “Book Review – From The Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz”

Book Review – One Door Away from Heaven By Dean Koontz

Lately when I read a new Dean Koontz novel, I have one of two reactions: either I feel like throwing the book against the wall, or I want to abandon it halfway through. His novels never used to do that to me. I could hardly wait for the next one to come out. The lastContinue reading “Book Review – One Door Away from Heaven By Dean Koontz”