Book Review: Prodigal Son by Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X #6)

Prodigal Son is the latest adventure thriller in the Orphan X, aka The Nowhere Man series by Gregg Hurwitz. I’ve followed this series from the very first book, Orphan X, that captivated my interest in 2016. The series features Evan Smoak, an assassin created by the Orphan secret government program that seeks to train lethal hitmen that obeyed no one but their masters. Except at some point, Evan had finally enough. And when he did, he used everything he had learned from his extensive training and experience to disappear and create a whole new persona, The Nowhere Man. In this […] Read more »

Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer (The Executive Office #1)

Enemies of the State Tal Bauer

I normally read traditional thrillers full of action, suspense, and a memorable main character that reads will talk about for years. This main character may or may not have someone he loves. Usually a woman. Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer is the first book in an M/M political thriller that I was not quite sure how to approach, as the M/M genre is quite new to me. Having put aside all my preconceptions and let go of everything I was taught until now, I dove in and came up for air well halfway through the book realizing that […] Read more »

Book Review: The Price of Safety by Michael C. Bland

Price of Safety by Michael C. Bland

Right now we live in some scary times due to the COVID-19 virus, a crisis that has many leaders or countries thinking of removing some of their people’s privacy rights in order to better protect them. But such a drastic decision could lead to nothing short of a dystopian world, which is what The Price of Safety by Michael C. Bland is trying to depict as well. The book is a techno-thriller, but dystopia came often to mind as I was reading it. The story happens some 30 years in the future when privacy is an archaic word. There is […] Read more »

Book Review: Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, so I always grab their latest book as soon as it is released. Crooked River, the 19th book in the series has been a particularly rewarding read, not the least because we get a lot of Constance Green as well. As one of my most favorite characters in the series, I am especially happy when she has a chance to shine, which she does here really well. The story is set on a secluded island off the west coast of Florida, where Pendergast is called to […] 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: 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 »