Book Review: Hindsight by Iris Johansen (Kendra Michaels #7)

Book Review: Hindsight by Iris Johansen (Kendra Michaels #7)

While the Eve Duncan series in the Iris Johansen books is my favorite, Kendra Michaels comes as a close second. Over the last 7 books, Kendra has undergone an amazing transformation that most people just ever dream of. After being blind for so long – for the first 20 years of her life, she had surgery that restored her eyesight. However, through those many years of blindness, she honed some skills that most people never really use. Her senses have become way sharper than normal, so her keen observation skills put her in a position to help authorities bring bad […] Read more »

Book Review: A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

Book Review:  A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

After Long Road to Mercy, the first book in the Atlee Pine series by David Baldacci, I was looking forward to the second book, with a caveat. I really wanted Atlee (also called Lee by the locals) to learn more about the fate of her twin sister and what really happened in the past. And it seems I got my wish. This book took Atlee back to her Georgia hometown where she reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Mercy, and her own close encounter with death some 30 years ago. I love all the David Baldacci books, so I knew […] Read more »

Book Review: First Blood by Angela Marsons

Book Review: First Blood by Angela Marsons

First Blood is the latest in the Angela Marsons Kim Stone series, and it goes back to Kim’s roots. Have you ever wondered how did Kim end up with her current team and what were the dynamics between them at the start? Well, wonder no longer, because this book shows Kim’s first case ever working with D.C. Stacey Wood, D.S. Bryant, and D.S. Dawson. Things didn’t start all that well with the new team. Each of them displaced from other teams, they all have to work together and find a rhythm that doesn’t disturb the rest and gels with the others, but that […] Read more »

Book Review: Animals We Are by Valerie Brandy

Book Review: Animals We Are by Valerie Brandy

Psychological thrillers with female protagonists are all the rage these days, and I as I love reading them, this new trend suits me just fine. Animals We Are by Valerie Brandy is a fresh and rather unusual take on this subgenre. Zoe and her boyfriend, Mike, are not quite fully committed, but hopefully getting there. The problem lies with Zoe, as due to her complicated past, she can’t quite trust people. Her former relationships have been a bust, and Mike might just be the one, but what if he isn’t? What if Zoe will get hurt in the process again? […] Read more »

Book Review: Rage by Jonathan Maberry

Book Review: Rage by Jonathan Maberry

I’ve been waiting for a new Joe Ledger book for a year now, and finally, it is here under a new series, Rogue Team International, aka RTI. For the most part, here we have the same main characters that also featured in the Joe Ledger series, however, we have a few changes. First, the team is now rogue, hence the name. They are no longer working for the government. They are independent, working globally, and calling themselves the Havoc Team, lead by Ledger, who still works for Church. Second, the team has two new members, but otherwise, it’s really the […] Read more »

Book Review: Blue Moon by Lee Child (Jack Reacher 24)

Book Review: Blue Moon by Lee Child (Jack Reacher 24)

Jack Reacher by Lee Child being probably my favorite Good Samaritan hero ever, I was eagerly waiting for the release of Blue Moon. And of course, I snagged it as soon as it came out and started reading. The story is typical of the usual Jack Reacher books. Jack travels to some unknown small town (or in this case a bigger one), finds someone in need, helps said someone, and that invariably gets him into a lot of trouble. But Jack, being the big and strong person we know who is not afraid of almost anything, can deal with everything […] Read more »

Book Review: Bright Lights by Mark Dawson (John Milton #15)

Bright Lights Mark Dawson

It’s been a while, but finally, the latest in the Mark Dawson books featuring John Milton is here. John is on his way to redemption, just like Evan Smoak is in the Gregg Hurwitz Orphan X series. Both are trying to do good after several years of being long arms of deadly reach for the government. I love reading both series and watching the parallels unfold between the two main characters. This time, John is on his way to Las Vegas from San Francisco. He got a good deal on a robust car, and he’s having his meal at a […] Read more »

Book Review: Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X #5)

Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz

Into the Fire by Greg Hurwitz is the latest book in the Orphan X series featuring Evan Smoak. Evan is The Nowhere Man, aka Orphan X. He was taken from an orphanage at the young age of 12 and placed in a secret government program where he learned to become a killing machine. Years later, after betrayals and lots of soul searching, Evan decided to leave the Program and retreat to his own personal purgatory, to give a kind of penance for all the people he killed over the years. So he became The Nowhere Man, helping people at the […] Read more »

Book Review: Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson

Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson

I was in the mood for some disaster thrillers and saw the new book, Kill Zone, by Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason. I haven’t read anything by this author duo before, although I’ve noticed they’ve written several thrillers so far, so I gave it a go. And, let’s just say, it didn’t disappoint me. What could go wrong when a team of experts enters a decommissioned Cold War-era nuclear warhead facility which now has been turned into a secret nuclear waste dumping ground, especially when there is something else hidden in that Hydra Mountain facility that is even more […] Read more »

Book Review: The Price of Time by Tim Tigner

price of time tim tigner

I was excited to pick up the latest Tim Tigner book, The Price of Time, since I am an avid fan of his Kyle Achilles series. The book is very different from the series we know and love (although I wonder if anyone else noticed the tiny easter egg within the pages). I found the book quite interesting, fast-paced for the most part, and the main characters, Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes, were fun to read about as well. The book basically asks a what-if question related to the fountain of youth. What would you do if you found it? Would […] Read more »