February 2017 - Book of Bogan

The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter

On the face of it, the premise of The Devil’s Triangle seemed interesting enough – FBI agents teaming with a thief of a priceless artifact to uncover the mystery of a family of self-important lunatics who want to uncover some other ancient artifact so they can do something or other. There’s pseudo-science, mystical hand-waving, conspiracies,... Read More »

Stasi Wolf by David Young

Stasi Wolf is a detective story set in the grim dark landscape of East Germany during the Cold War, using this rather oppressive backdrop to tell a rather convoluted and ultimately very personal story for the main character, a female detective named Karin Muller. This is the second book in the series and, although I... Read More »

Blue on Blue by Charles Campisi

Blue on Blue is a historical memoir written by a police officer who was the long-time head of the New York Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, and provides an insight into the daily lives of a regular NYPD officer in the 70s and 80s, before focusing on the investigations of corrupt and criminal police. I... Read More »

The Shadow Factory by James Bamford

The Shadow Factory by James Bamford is a history of the National Security Agency – one of the most secrecy-bound American intelligence agencies in history, at least until recent years. In addition to the technical and scientific history, it examines the politics and the pitfalls faced by the agency throughout the year. Written in 2008,... Read More »