Last Breath by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster #4)

Last Breath by Robert Bryndza

Erika Foster, the tough as nails detective in Robert Brynzda’s thriller series, is back once again. This time, however, she is not working murder cases because she’s out. She has been away from her team for a while now, ever since she left the Murder Investigation Team when she got, once again, passed over for promotion. But the itch to solve cases remained with her ever since. When she is called to a gruesome crime scene, she can no longer deny her calling. She has to solve this case even if she has to grovel for her place back on the […] Read more »

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot is the first book that I’ve read by Brandon Sanderson and if the rest of his stories are anything like this, Snapshot will not be my last. The premise of this novella is quite interesting and it’s what drew me in when I read the blurb. In an alternate world,science has evolved to a point where there is a way to can recreate any particular past day. This recreation is 100% accurate, in that situations, places, people, events, everything will be exactly how it happened that day. All that is possible due to the high-tech built and installed under […] Read more »

Double Up by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #6)

Double Up by Gretchen Archer

I am usually not a big fan of cozies and I hardly read them. But the Davis Way Crime Caper series is a major exception to the rule. I love this series and so far I can’t stop reading them. The latest book Double Up brings back Davis Way and she is this time in a very funky mood. The main secret spy for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi is at home with her two newborn twins. She lives on the 29th floor of the hotel and right now she is a stay-at-home mom. She hasn’t been out of the apartment in […] Read more »

Bum Luck by Paul Levine (Jake Lassiter #12)

Bum Luck by Paul Levine

Bum Luck is the 12th book in Paul Levine’s Jake Lassiter legal thriller series, and it’s also the first book I’ve read by this author. I was a bit worried that picking up a book without knowing anything about the series beforehand would be difficult, but it was anything but. The story was easy to follow and the characters were fun to learn about. And let’s face it, it’s not very often you read about a lawyer who wants to kill his client right after winning his freedom. At the very start of the book. Yeah that definitely got my attention […] Read more »

The Dollmaker by Mary Burton (The Forgotten Files #2)

The Dollmaker by Mary Burton

In The Dollmaker we meet Dr. Tessa McGowan, a forensic pathologist, who has recently returned from working abroad to find the strangest case on her table: the mutilated body of a woman who was made to look like a real-life doll. Dakota Sharp, a Virginia State Police Detective is Tessa’s ex-husband and is the one who caught the strange case. It seems that there is a serial killer on the loose who kidnaps women, tortures them, tattoos them all over and leaves them in places the where they can be easily found. But why are the women’s faces tattooed so heavily and […] Read more »

Panacea by F. Paul Wilson (ICE Sequence #1)

Panacea F Paul Wilson

Panacea is the first in the new ICE Sequence series by F. Paul Wilson. It is also part of his Secret History of the World series. I picked up Panacea because I love the author’s Repairman Jack series. I was really sad when the series ended, however knowing that there are other books in the Secret History to read, gave me some relief. I am now slowly going through the various books, putting pieces of the puzzle together and learning how it all fits. It is a fascinating world. Panacea introduces us to a world where miracles indeed exist. And lets us meet […] Read more »

The Seventh Plague by James Rollins (Sigma Force Series #12)

James Rollins The Seventh Plague

The Seventh Plague is the latest book in the Sigma Force thriller series by one of my favorite authors, James Rollins. Professor Harold McCabe and his  archaeological team vanished some two years ago in the Sudan deserts. His family just about gave up on him when lo and behold, he was seen coming out wobbling on his feet, hallucinating about something, apparently quite ill. Before he could get home, meet his family and tell his story, however, he dies of a mysterious disease. His body is shipped to Egypt where doctors are trying to find out what he died of. […] Read more »

Walk Away by Sam Hawken

Walk Away by Sam Hawken

The tough ex-Army medic, Camaro, is back in Sam Hawken’s second book Walk Away, this time around protecting that which is most important to her: family. Camaro hasn’t seen or spoken to her sister in years. There is a good reason for that, so when Annabel sent her a coded message asking for help, Camaro knew that the situation was serious. After all, Annabel wouldn’t contact her just to do small talk. So Camaro leaves the sunny Florida and heads West to California to come to her sister’s aid. And what she finds there is not pretty. It seems that Annabel […] Read more »

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney (Court Gentry #6)

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Gunmetal Gray is an action packed story that takes us from classy hotels in Hong Kong to seedy motels in Thailand, swamps full of deadly snakes, and bodies of enemies littering the streets and seas. And a gorgeous Russian spy. Last time we hanged out with Court Gentry, aka The Gray Man, he was just getting back in CIA’s good graces. No longer hunted down, he is now working for them on a contract basis. The first contract he’s given takes him all over Asia with a particular task: find Fan Jiang, a Chinese hacker who defected and escaped to […] Read more »

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God is the first non-fiction book I’ve read by Douglas Preston. I love his Special Agent Pendergast series co-authored with Lincoln Child, but I was not sure what to expect from a real-life account story. The book turned out to be just as interesting as everything else Preston has written so far. The story is about a lost – almost mythological – city called La Ciudad Blanca (the White City). After decades of fruitless searches by other archaeological teams, Douglas Preston decided that he would go on the search as well. So he embarked in an […] Read more »