Money Saving Tips

Money Saving Tips

Unless you’re in the top 5-10% in terms of household income you’re probably looking for money saving tips. The problem most people run into is that you don’t want to sacrifice anything. If that’s what you’re looking for, I wish you luck and please pass on the good news to me when you find the […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #3 Lee Child

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #3 Lee Child

We’ve all heard the expression “art imitates life;” whether it be movies, television, or books; entertainment tend to represent the topics of the day. For example in the action and thriller genre, the movement of terrorism to front page news has brought authors such as Vince Flynn to the forefront with his Mitch Rapp character repeatedly saving […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #4 Nelson Demille

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #4 Nelson Demille

A recent trend in books is the movement from traditional espionage novels, such as John le Carre’s famous The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to a more contemporary anti-terrorism novel. This was first made popular by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character in such classics as Patriot Games, The Sum of All Fears, and […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #5 Marc Cameron

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #5 Marc Cameron

John Le Carre has dazzled readers with spy tales for more than fifty years. His most notable work, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel (George Smiley Novels), is among the most famous spy novels in history. For a new generation, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series kept readers’ attention along with […]

Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn is mostly new on the scene; his debut novel Spycatcher was released in 2011 featuring super spy Will Cochrane, code name “Spycatcher.” I reviewed Spycatcher here in December 2011 shortly after launching Code 451. I praised Dunn greatly at the time and I stand by my opinions two years later. Matthew Dunn’s novels […]

Consolidation Loans

Consolidation Loans

Many Americans now find themselves with multiple revolving debts: credit cards, non-mortgage loans, etc. My guess is that virtually all of them have at some point thought to themselves that it would be nice to consolidate each of those monthly payments into one loan so that they could get out of debt once and for […]

Top Picks for July 2013

Top Picks for July 2013

Rarely does a month pass that I’m not intrigued by at least a few book releases and July brings an assortment of entertainment from Cris Carter’s Going Deep to action-packed Eye for an Eye by Ben Coes. Whether you’re looking for a quick fun read or a deeper work such as & Sons by David […]

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno by Dan Brown Dan Brown is back with all his fun and infuriating traits in full effect in a fourth novel featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. As always, Langdon finds himself in the midst of a riddle wrapped in an enigma, etc., seemingly without a clue but fortunately possessing specific knowledge that may well […]

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The more things change the more they stay the same. It has now been 10 years since Dan Brown burst onto the scene with The Da Vinci Code, perhaps the biggest fiction hit of the first decade of the 21st Century. Now Brown is set to release another mega-seller with a further Robert Langdon adventure […]

The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum

The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum

In the second decade of the 20th Century, a male nurse strolled into a New York City police station with something to say. Surrendering to police, the man confessed to murdering 8 nursing home patients with chloroform. It was plainly obvious he was guilty, but proving it turned out to be fiendishly difficult. Distressingly, the […]