August 2016 - Book of Bogan

The Silent Voice by Christopher Hodder-Williams

The Silent Voice by Christopher Hodder-WilliamsTitle: The Silent Voice by Christopher Hodder-Williams Publisher: Endeavour Press Available: Now The Silent Voice is an interesting enough premise – astronauts are returning from an extended mission in space, only to discover that all is not what it seems when they return. Their landing is diverted into the middle of nowhere, there is no welcoming... Read More »

Little America by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Little America by Rajiv ChandrasekaranLittle America is the story of America’s failure to learn the lessons of the past, in digging itself into an unwinnable war – economically or militarily – in Afghanistan. The eponymous ‘little America’ began as a project in the 1960s as an attempt to modernise, or industrialise the country, which was an economic shambles, which... Read More »

The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer

The Vatican Connection by Richard HammerTitle: The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media Available: Now I received a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Originally published some 30 years ago, The Vatican Connection is the true story of a detective’s long hunt for the truth in a case involving... Read More »

The Sea Raiders by E. Keble Chatterton

The Sea Raiders by E. Keble ChattertonTitle: The Sea Raiders by E. Keble Chatterton Publisher: Endeavour Press Available: Now I received a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Naval warfare in the two World Wars is often told in the history of the ‘big’ ships, epics like the Battle of Jutland, the Battle of... Read More »

God’s Bankers by Gerald Posner

God’s Bankers by Gerald PosnerSubtitled ‘A history of money and power at the Vatican’, God’s Bankers is an up to date look at the secretive worlds of the Vatican hierarchy, high finance, and how these worlds have intersected over time. The author uses interviews, historical documents, information obtained through Wikileaks and other ‘leaks’ to draw an extremely disturbing picture... Read More »

The Allies by Maurice Sellar

The Allies by Maurice SellarThe Allies is the story of a small band of deserters who escape from opposing sides of the second world war. Deep behind the lines, one British and three German soldiers must work together to evade capture by their respective sides, who are either desperate to capture (in the case of the British/Americans) or mildly indifferent... Read More »

The Dragon’s Teeth by Benjamin Lai

The Dragon’s Teeth by Benjamin LaiPublisher: Casemate Publishing Publication Date: 21 September 2016 In under a century, communist China has risen from somewhat humble beginnings to take its place amongst the world’s super-powers. A significant part of that rise has been the development of its armed forces – the People’s Liberation Army, Navy and Air Forces, as well as other paramilitary forces.... Read More »

Quantum Tangle by Chris Reher

Quantum Tangle by Chris ReherPublisher: Chris Reher Published: 2014 Pages: 235 What would you do if you emerged from sub-space (hyperspace for us Star Wars junkies) to find that an alien entity had suddenly set up shop inside your head, and was not in a hurry to get out of there? Apparently, if you’re the main character in Chris... Read More »

Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury SmithPublisher: Blackstone Publishing Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Available: Now Hell Divers is a post-apocalyptic story of humanity’s desperate attempts at survival, aboard two giant nuclear-powered airships which float above the surface of the earth. The eponymous hell divers are an elite corps of brave men and women who quite literally dive into the nuclear wasteland which... Read More »

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff WheelerThe Queen’s Poisoner is the story of a young boy who is taken away from his family to serve as a hostage in the capital city, after his brother, the former hostage, was killed by the king in retaliation for his father’s treachery on the battlefield. In the capital he is taken under the wing... Read More »