Posts in category Book review

Audiobook Review: “The Master Sniper” by Stephen Hunter

This book took me back to the end of World War II. The Germans knew they were losing the war, but they kept fighting. A master sniper by the name of Repp prepared for his final mission using a new weapon, a gun that fires bullets at subsonic speed and makes no sound and it […]

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Book Review: “Fool Me Once” by Harlan Coben

Maya Stern was a helo pilot in the U.S. Army and recently left the service.  A few months later, her husband is murdered in Central Park and she’s left as a widow with a small child.  After the funeral, she’s given a nanny cam in the form of a picture frame, so she can keep […]

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Audiobook Review: “Blood Memory” by Greg Iles

This book takes place in New Orleans, which was appropriate as I listened to it as I drove past the city. Dr. Catherine “Cat” Ferry is a consultant to the New Orleans Police Department as an Odontologist, a specialist in bite marks. Her latest problem is that she passed out at the crime scene, where […]

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Book Review: “Still Life” by Louise Penny

This was the author’s first book, published in 2005.  As with many mysteries, it begins with a dead body.  Jane Neal is found dead in the woods near the village of Three Pines in Canada.  The Surete du Quebec is called and sends Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team to investigate.  They surmise that […]

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Audiobook Review: “All Day and a Night” by Alafair Burke

Twenty years ago, Anthony Amaro was convicted of the murder of a woman but he was suspected in five more murders. Although the man was in prison, a recent murder with the same M.O. raises doubt on the previous conviction. Two NYPD homicide detectives, Ellie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan, are assigned to take a fresh […]

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Book Review: “Home” by Harlan Coben

Ten years ago, two six-year-old boys were kidnapped from home.  A new lead has surfaced, researched by Win, the cousin to one of the boy’s mother.  Win is no ordinary man, although his exact occupation is never given.  He falls into the category of secret agent, along the lines of an American James Bond or a very […]

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Audiobook Review: “Political Suicide” by Michael Palmer

Dr. Lou Welcome is a longtime friend of Dr. Gary McHugh, a well known society doctor in the Washington, D.C. area. When Dr. McHugh is arrested for the murder of Elias Colston, the powerful Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, he calls upon his friend, Lou, to prove his innocence. As Lou begins his […]

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Book Review: “Storm Front” by John Sandford

John Sandford published this crime thriller in 2013 and is one of his many books in this genre.  It features Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or BCA for short.  He’s more like a detective for the state rather than at the local level although he was a cop in St. Paul for several […]

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Audiobook Review: “Beloved Enemy” by Eric Van Lustbader

Published in 2013, this book follows the adventures of Jack McClure who’s framed for the murder of his boss, Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security. After a late night meeting, Jack leaves, but finds out the next day, that his boss is dead and he’s the prime suspect. Someone in the upper echelons of […]

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Book Review: “Crimson Shore” by Preston & Child

Published in 2015, this is another one in the Agent Pendergast series by these two authors.  In this book, Agent Pendergast, an FBI agent, takes on a case off the books.  It involves the theft of a wine collection from the home of Percival Lake, a sculptor and wine connoisseur.  Pendergast brings along his ward, Constance […]

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