Posts tagged Action

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Mysterious Book Report G-Man

G-Man by Stephen Hunter Blue Rider Press/ Penguin Random House, $27.00, 443 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57460-3 The Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of unrelenting misery, hardship and economic deprivation. It was an era that left indelible scars upon all who lived through it, for who could forget the massive unemployment, the endless bread […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Freedom Broker

The Freedom Broker by K.J. Howe Quercus, $26.99, 361 pages, ISBN 978-1-68144-310-2 This week’s MBR is an international thriller by a debut author that takes off with the first sentence like an F-18 Hornet under full military power, and never, ever, ever stops accelerating! And hey . . . I can almost hear you thinking […]

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Mysterious Book Report Shaker

Shaker by Scott Frank Knopf/Penguin/Random House, $26.95, 333 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-35003-7 The folks living over on the left coast, earthquakes are an accepted fact of life; about as ordinary—and as welcome—as public rudeness or graffiti on our national monuments. Quakes are grudgingly acknowledged as an unpleasant fact of life out there. A trade-off perhaps, for […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Bone Labyrinth

The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins WM. Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 471 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-238164-4 Anyone who’s passed by a mass-market paperback book rack has probably seen the name James Rollins, even if they have never read one of his many action-adventure yarns featuring Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force Team.  In Rollins’s fictional world, […]

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Mysterious Book Report Off The Grid

Off the Grid By C.J. Box Putnam/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 371 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17660-9 In today’s hi-tech world, it’s  almost impossible to get away from all the must-see, must-have, must-buy  devices that  didn’t even exist  as recently  as fifteen or twenty years ago . . . gizmos we didn’t need or want until relentless, incessant, […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Yid

The Yid by Paul Goldberg Picador/ St Martin’s Press, $26.00, 301 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-07903-9 The legacy of Joseph Stalin, the ruthless dictator of the Soviet Union during the 1930s, 40s and early 50s, is one of famine, endless bloodshed and tens of millions of deaths due to malfeasance, malevolence and gross mismanagement.  It was an […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Organ Broker

The Organ Broker by Stu Strumwasser Arcade Publishing, $24.99, 280 pages, ISBN 978-1-62872-523-0 Are you aware that there are now more than 120,000 patients—folks just like you and me who are on waiting lists for organ transplants in America . . . or that there are three-hundred thousand more on kidney dialysis, but not yet […]

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Mysterious Book The Empire of Night

The Empire of Night by Robert Olen Butler Mysterious Press, $26.00, 401 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2323-7 One hundred years ago, all of Europe was in the midst of what was then called the Great War, or World War I as we now know it. It was the first fully mechanized war and the battlefield casualties were […]

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Mysterious Book Report Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 791 pages, ISBN 978-0-0-231107-8 The nineteen-sixties was the decade that came close to ripping the fabric of society of the United States of America into small pieces and tossing them to the four winds. It was a time of unrest, when ages-old values were questioned, ages-old […]

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Mysterious Book Report Chance

Chance by Kem Nunn Scribner, $26.00, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-7432-8924-5 Some of the best thriller and crime fiction stories are built around the premise of an ordinary person being put into an extraordinary situation. For example . . . Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and as a result, develops supernatural powers which […]