Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World by Brian Fagen

"Necessity is the Mother of Inventions"
Brilliant Ingenuity
This non-fiction book is fascinating ! It explores some of history's remarkable inventions including Roman heating and plumbing, agriculture, codes and cipers, watermills and pumps, bridges, board games, jewelry, bodyart, tattooing, and much more.
Amazing cover to cover !!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Let the Devil Sleep by John Verdon

Layers Upon Layers
Objectivity and Self-Belief
Dvae Gurney, the most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, re-examies a notorious serial murder case. He challenges the consensus opinion. Difficulty is a magnet for Guerney.
John Verdon is a new author and this is his third novel.
A definite read !!! Fantastic !!!
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory

Historical Fiction
Court of Edward IV of England
Earl of Warwick, "the kingmaker", manipulates claimants of royal power. He uses his daughters Anne and Isabel for his own ambition. This historical fiction involves intrigue, rivals, enemies, poison, spies, the twists and turns of loyalty, conspiracies, and imprisonment.
This novel shows a historian's deep knowledge and is fascinating !!!!!
The Wrong Man by David Ellis
Legal Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress disorder ????
Jason Kolarich is the criminal defense attorney for a homeless Iraq war veteran. Kolarich feels his client is being framed and Kolarich is being manipulated. There is a lot of courtroom drama, legal procedures, and unexpected complications.
An absorbing read !!!
The 500 by Matthew Quirk

Alert Opportunism - Lobbying
Political Intrigue
'The 500" is the elite men and women who run the world. Mike Ford fresh out of law school gets a job at the  Davies Group, Washington's most powerful consulting firm. Mike grew up in a world of con men. He easily  adapts to getting leverage on people and the seamy side of politics. Every man has a price.When you find it, you own him body and soul.
Can he get out ????.
A riveting page-turner !!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

A Judge Murdered and Police Officers Shot
Drug Lord and Gangs
Deception and Revenge
Family and Relationships
I turned the page and said out loud "no, it can't end. ".
I could not put the book down!!
Wow !!! A definite read!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott

Ex-CIA and Bar Owner Sam Capra
Round Table  vs  Novem Soles
Local author Jeff Abbott's character is riveting and the plot is fast paced. Every page is special and powerful!!
Fantastic !!!