Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

The Reversal by Michael Connelly A Harry Bosch investigation story. Defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to become a special independent prosecutor in a reversal case. After 24 years convicted killer Jason Jessup is freed by new DNA testing. Most everyone … Continue reading

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Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru

Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru Pretty good novel about (maybe) alien contact in the Mojave desert told from several personal viewpoints and from several timelines, 1700’s through 2009. The main storyline revolves around missing children who have disappeared around … Continue reading

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Power Play by Ben Bova

Power Play by Ben Bova Ben Bova writes some great Scientific Fiction, Sci-Fi, but always with real  serious science bent, in this one, MHD – Magnetohydrodynamics, generating electricity with a plasma stream interacting with a superconducting magnet. Lots of cutting edge … Continue reading

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Private #1 Suspect by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Private #1 Suspect by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro I guess you could call this a P.I. procedural. It follows Jack Morgan and his security business Private. A different type of story than Patterson usually does, like the Alex Cross physiological … Continue reading

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Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey

Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey The newest in a long series of stories about Serge A. Storms and his sidekick Coleman set in the ‘real’ Florida. Which looks a lot like where I live and not a lot like the … Continue reading

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D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods

D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods I like all of Stuart Woods stories. He has several series, including Holly Barker ( a female police chief), Ed Eagle (Native American lawyer in Santa Fe), Will Lee (a lawyer), and Stone Barrington (NYC … Continue reading

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Rust by Julie Mars

Rust by Julie Mars Rust is the story of Margaret Shaw, an artist slightly outside the mainstream of society. After reading a story in a travel magazine that there are coyotes on the banks of the Rio Grande in the … Continue reading

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77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz I will read anything written by Mr. Koontz. Even his grocery lists – LOL. This book is an example of why. It starts out like a horror type novel with possible hauntings and apparitions. But the … Continue reading

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Cloudland by Joseph Olshan

Cloudland by Joseph Olshan I read this because it was set in Vermont, where I spent ALL my summers with my family when I was a kid. I read it even though the protagonist was a household hints column  writer. … Continue reading

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Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez

Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez A rather odd space opera about a warlord mollusk, from Neptune who has conquered the Earth and now is bored. But then the Sinister Brain’s plots against the Earth become … Continue reading

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AJ Speaks

Really, I do! I also read a lot. A whole lot. I had a bookshelf at my old shop. Customers were constantly amazed that I “really read ALL those books?”, said in a tone of disbelief like I had told … Continue reading

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Heart of a Killer by David Rosenfelt

Heart of a Killer by David Rosenfelt Jaimie Wagner is a lawyer. He is at a dead end in the firm he works for as he realizes he will never make partner. He is a Harvard trained underachiever who gets … Continue reading

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The Best Bad Dream by Robert Ward

The Best Bad Dream by Robert Ward Jack Harper and Oscar Hildago are FBI agents and they are going rogue. They have just finished a tough case and it’s vacation time. However, Jack gets a call from his ‘girlfriend’, car … Continue reading

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