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Thursday, February 28, 2013


Submerged by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Cheryl Kaye Tardif has done it again, another great suspense thriller.

Marcus Taylor was an EMT, but due to a drug addiction problem, became a 911 operator to continue to try to help people.  How ironic that an EMT would not be able to save his wife and child after their vehicle crashed.

Rebecca Kingsley was the wife of an abusive husband, but luckily he never hit his children, but that fear made Rebecca decide to divorce him, among other reasons, like his gambling problem and infidelity.

When Rebecca is run off the road, she called 911.  Marcus was on duty and answered her distress call.  With a busy night and all emergency vehicles elsewhere, he decided to break a few rules and attempt to find and rescue Rebecca and her children.

But who would want to kill Rebecca, and why?  The first suspect is always the husband, thought Rebecca doubted it could be him, no matter how violent he could get towards her, and no matter how unhappy the divorce was going to make him.  If it isn’t the husband, then who is it?

Great mix of characters to keep it real.  Marcus, a recovering drug addict, his best friend , Leo, with a past of his own.  Rebecca, an abused woman with two children, the presence of Jane and Ryan, Marcus’ beloved wife and son.

Definite page turner.  Keeps the suspense of trying to determine who is behind it all.  Plus the emotions of an EMT who lost his job from his abuse of drugs, the death of his wife and child, Rebecca and her abuse and fear for her children.  A must-read for anyone who loves suspense.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Footprints of a Dancer

Footprints of a Dancer by Bob Avey

Detective Kenny Elliot got a call from an old friend from an old school that he had not seen in years.  They arranged for a meeting that never took place.

Laura Bradford had been someone they knew who disappeared years ago.  Why did Kenny think he saw her?  There more he tried to find his old friend, the more strange things began to happen.  Kenny does find his school friend, unfortunately, dead.  The more he tries to discover what happened, the more unusual things emerge.  The discovery of his body in some sort of ritual, only to disappear moments later.  People from the past who seem to disappear and homeless people with a great fear.  The more Kenny digs, the more he uncovers.

Loaded with suspense, a true detective thriller, with a touch of the paranormal and religion and a force from the dark side.  Twists and turns along the way with a bit of romance added in.  Plenty of characters to keep you interested.  A definite page turner to the end.

Albatross: Birds of Flight

Albatross:  Birds of Flight by J.M. Erickson

Numerous characters and so much action in the beginning, was not sure who the main character was at first.  Once you keep reading, you’ll be intrigued with Alex Burns, an extremely qualified special agent who had the misfortune of being in an accident.

While those is power wanted to make sure he kept things to himself, others wanted to help him.  He was scheduled to meet with Dr. Caulfield, but Alex’s previous caretaker wanted the doctor to see the real story before he saw his new patient.

The action continues as everyone associated with helping Alex is in danger.  But Alex is extremely intelligent and wanted to let those in charge of his final assignment know he knew the truth and wanted them to repent for their actions.

With the help of Dr. Caulfield, and a few choice others, Alex devises a major plot to his former associates.  But does he end up successful?

Loaded with action and thrills, it will keep you turning pages.  Quite the cast of characters to keep it interesting.  Well written plot, but the transfer to the Kindle version seemed to have a few typos and/or missing words.  All in all, a very good read.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot SUMMARY

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot SUMMARY

This is a very short summary of the actual book by Bill O’Reilly about John F. Kennedy.

Fox news host Bill O’Reilly reviews the points from the full book of John F. Kennedy’s life including his childhood, his marriage to Jackie and his assassination in Texas.

O’Reilly has felt that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone, and although his co-author Martin Dugard thoroughly searched, he could come to no new conclusion to point otherwise.

Although this is just the summary and only briefly hits the few target points, it does make you want to read the full story.  The youngest man to be elected president in the United States, and his life cut so short.  The difficulties he faced while in office, including the Cuban missile crises, among other things, and his thoughts for re-election.

Very brief, quick read, but does highlight the major points, and leaves you wanting to read the full story.

Ethan Wright and the Curse of Silence

Ethan Wright and the Curse of Silence by Kimbro West

Ethan has dreams that are a bit disturbing.  His twin brother, Isaac, has been missing for years and he misses him.  His father had left him a strange map with places that do not exist.

As a punishment, Ethan is sent to spend time with Wegnel, an alchemist.  While at Wegnel’s, Ethan travels to a different world, the world with the names on the map.  Searching for his brother seems closer than ever.  With the help of his best friend, Auren, and 2 other friends, Ethan and gang travel into the strange new world, where they are not met with welcoming arms.  While Ethan and friends are to learn alchemy, the others are learning sword dueling and other similar skills to help them in battle.

The “Curse of Silence” is the forbiddance of speaking about the oroborus, but the curse is lifted.  In his travels, Ethan learns a little about his brother, but a lot more about the people in this new world, and the battle that threatens them.

Lots of characters to keep you interested, and a good story flow.  Great young adult read, and fun for adults as well.