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 »

Book Review: Old Bones by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Nora Kelly #1)

Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Having read all the Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child books, including the Pendergast novels in order, I was quite excited to learn that they’ve started a new series with a side character from their popular series: Nora Kelly. I’ve first met Nora in Cabinet of Curiosities, the third Pendergast book, and I became fond of her from back then. Of course, I also liked Bill Smithback, with whom Nora had a history, but that’s an ancient story. In Old Bones, several years passed since Nora’s husband died, and she has been working as a museum curator and archaeologist in Santa Fe, […] Read more »

Book Review: Mission Critical by Mark Greaney

Missin Critical by Mark Greaney

I’ve been an avid fan of the Mark Greany books ever since I picked up the first Jack Ryan books he co-authored with Tom Clancy. While I love his Campus series, my all-time favorite is his Court Gentry series, aka the Gray Man, aka Six, aka Violator. I don’t think I’ve read another book with a main character having so many nick and code names during his or her career as Court Gentry has. In this latest installment, Court Gentry is drawn into a battle between US, UK, and Russian forces (both military and political), almost against his will. It […] Read more »

Book Review: Betrayal in Time by Julie McElwain (Kendra Donovan #4)

Betrayal in time by Julie McElwain

The latest Julie McElwain book, Betrayal in Time, takes its readers back to the 19th Century England, where Kendra Donovan is reminiscing about her past life in the future while learning and getting used to being more lady-like in the past. When Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly is called to an old church where a chase led a policeman right to the body of a prominent personality, he feared there might be more to the murder than what he could see with his own eyes. When the mortician discovered some strange signs on the naked dead man’s body, Sam knew immediately whom he […] Read more »

Book Review: The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland

Secret Mother by Shalini Bolan

The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland is a standalone psychological thriller that keeps you up reading until you finish the last page. When Tessa Markham arrives home, she finds a little boy in her kitchen asking her if she is his mom. Tessa, who has lost not one but two children in recent years, is standing dumbstruck in front of the boy, not knowing what to make of him and the whole eerie situation. As the questions are bombarding her mind one after another, there is something nagging at the back of Tessa’s mind. The little guy, Harry, reminds her of […] Read more »

Book Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Ever since first picking up the Wayward Pines trilogy, Blake Crouch has been on my radar as one of my favorite mind-bending sci-fi thriller authors. The two new books he has written, Dark Matter in 2018 and Recursion in 2019, prove that he is just getting better and better at creating fantastic, yet utterly believable sci-fi plots that keep you on the edge of your seat. The book’s main protagonist is New York City cop Barry Sutton who literally stumbles into the whole thing by accident when he goes to the scene of a suicide-to be and can’t save the […] Read more »