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: 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: Reset by Brian Andrews

Reset by Brian Andrews

I picked up Reset by Brian Andrews as I’ve read several of his books in the past (including The Calypso Directive and Ring of Flowers), so I knew I would be in great company for the next couple of hours. The story begins with a mystery right from the first few pages. We meet some guy in a straight jacket in an asylum who has an interesting story to tell. Next, we meet Sergeant Michael Pitcher who is on tour in Afghanistan. While there, deep in the Tora Bora Mountains in a cave, he discovers some strange object for which he […] Read more »

Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger #9)

Dogs of War Joe Ledger Maberry

When I saw the book up for grabs at Netgalley, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review it. And I tried to read it, but soon I had to close the galley copy and wait until the book was published so I could buy it. I love all the Jonathan Maberry books, and Dogs of War didn’t disappoint. This galley copy was sadly the worst I have ever gotten from Netgalley. I t wa s some thing lik th is through out the ent ire boo k which additionally included 200 empty pages with only a big black box […] Read more »

Kill Switch by Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger #8)

Kill Switch Jonathan Maberry

Kill Switch is the latest book in the Jonathan Maberry Joe Ledger series. He is an author that I have on my automatic preorder list, along with Douglas Preston&Lincoln Child duo and James Rollins. I’ve read pretty much everything that Jonathan Maberry has ever written, including both his Joe Ledger and his related (yet zombie-infested) Rot & Ruin series, and with all the books out there so far, this author doesn’t seem to slow down in the interesting, suspenseful and highly addictive department. Joe Ledger is famous, feared and loved by friends, while deeply hated by enemies. He is also […] Read more »

Prime By Jeremy Robinson (Jack Sigler #0.5)

Prime by Jeremy Robinson

Prime by Jeremy Robinson is the intro story to his Chess Team / aka Jack Sigler techno-thriller series. I have to admit that prior to reading this book, my only experience with Jeremy Robinson’s work was through reading Island 731. And I have to admit that I was not impressed by it at all. What prompted me to start reading Prime were a few Goodreads reviewers who equally didn’t like much Island 731, but really enjoyed his Chess Team series, as well as his Kaiju series. I figured I’d give the author another chance, and let’s just say I never regretted my decision. Right now […] Read more »

Ochoco Reach by J.R. Stewart

Ochoco Reach by Jim Stewart

What a great hidden gem this book was! Ochoco Reach by J.R. Stewart truly surprised me. I sort of put off reading it because I’m weary of reading book related to drug cartels. It’s just not a topic that is close to my heart. However this novel was so much more than that, and in fact it came much closer to another genre that I truly enjoy reading – military thriller, mixed in with just enough mysticism and spirituality to make me curious enough to want to read it to the last page. Mike Ironwood is an ex-cop, currently a private […] Read more »

Book Review: The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill

The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill

The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill is the book that got me into reading military thrillers once again, a genre which I used to read quite a lot a few years ago. Then my reading tastes changed, and with it the genres I seeked out as well. Until now. The book starts with a friendly fire incident which killed a civilian engineer working for a defense contractor in Iraq, which leads to a case of a wrongful death lawsuit started by Susan Stanning, the wife of said engineer. Peter Brandt, a freelance reporter, is asked to look into the matter, […] Read more »

Predator One by Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger #7)

Predator One Jonathan Maberry

I love everything that Jonathan Maberry has ever written. Some of his books (including his Rot & Ruin series) are great examples of the zombie survival genre, while his Joe Ledger series fits perfectly in military horror, a genre which I’ve come to love ever since I’ve read Khost by Vincent Hobbes a few years ago. Predator One is the 7th book in the Joe Ledger series, focused on a team of hardened and very dangerous operators working for the DMS (Department of Military Sciences), led by Joe Ledger himself, the hero that everyone looks up to and fears even in their dreams. You’d think […] Read more »