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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Movie Review: “Wonder Woman”

Another superhero comes to the big screen. Wonder Woman comes alive as Gal Gadot stars in this feature film. She does an outstanding job. In prior films, she had a very small part to play but this time, the film was all hers. I enjoyed this film immensely. The story introduces us to Diana, the […]

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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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Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

The latest episode of Captain Jack Sparrow has been released from Disney and it is the best of the follow-ons so far. It has a good story and leaves plenty of leeway for another episode. Johnny Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow and is augmented by a fine cast. The story begins with […]

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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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Movie Review: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

This is the latest version of the King Arthur legend and unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations. The story opens as Uther Pendragon is attacked by the dark forces of the wizard Mordred and is killed. His brother, Vortigern, takes the throne and with the help of some unusual sea creatures, half octopus and […]

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Movie Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”

Chris Pratt revives his role as Star Lord or Peter Quill, the leader of the Guardians. They’ve been hired to by the Sovereigns to protect their batteries from a beast and they successfully destroy it.  However, Rocket steals a few of the batteries for himself and leaves with the crew.  The Sovereigns send their armada […]

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Book Review: “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley

This book was published in 2016 and is the author’s sixth book.  I enjoyed reading it even though I had a few issues with the plot.  The author writes nicely and does a good job building his characters.  I guess that’s what carried me through to the end. The book starts off with the ending, so no spoilers here.  In […]

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