book review

The Last Refuge by Ben Coes

The Last Refuge by Ben Coes

The Last Refuge by Ben Coes When we last say Dewey Andreas in Coup d’Etathe had staved off nuclear war between India and Pakistan but had narrowly escaped with his life after being rescued by a group of Israeli commandos led by Kohl Meir. Now, in The Last Refuge, Meir is asking for Dewey’s help. […]

Review of The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Review of The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King Creating a sequel or writing another book for an already completed series can be risky. Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park – great: Michael Crichton’s The Lost World – not so much. So when Stephen King announced an additional story set in his The Dark Tower universe, it was […]

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

Review of The Guns of the South by Harry Turtle Dove By 1864 the prospects for Confederate victory in the American Civil War are becoming bleak. The Confederacy had been cut in two down the Mississippi River, and pierced in its vitals at Chattanooga. Northern resources are now being wielded successfully by effective commanders such […]

The Games by Ted Kosmatka

The Games by Ted Kosmatka

Review of The Games by Ted Kosmatka In the not too distant future it seems that UFC joins any blood sport Michael Vick once enjoyed as being too violent and uncouth. But the masses still crave combat, and what arises is an internationally sanctioned event wherein genetically engineered creatures vie for supremacy. The one design […]

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods

Unnatural Acts: Stone Barrington is back in Stuart Woods’ new thriller. When we last left Stone he had returned from Washington after aiding the President and First Lady in a twisted murder mystery. In Unnatural Acts, a treasured era has come to an end leaving Stone and Dino unsure where to move next. As the […]

Review of Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Review of Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry is one of the best American writers of the last 50 years. His novels like Lonesome Dove Saga, Horseman, Pass By, and The Berrybender Narratives are beloved. He has written numerous successful film scripts. McMurtry is also a major American book dealer, running a large used book store in Washington, D.C. and then […]

Review of Robert B Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman

Review of Robert B Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman

One of my favorite fictitious characters is Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone. Jesse is a damaged man who’s many problems caused his dismissal from the LAPD. As a last resort he is hired as Police Chief of  Paradise, a small tourist town in Massachusetts. Throughout the series Jesse is embattled with his inner demons, primarily his […]