3.5 Stars

Archmage by R A Salvatore

Drizzt Do’urden is one of the most iconic characters in the Forgotten Realms universe, and it was with some regret that I realised I had missed several previous trilogies written by R A Salvatore. It did not take long for me to catch up with where the world was at, as the author does a... 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 »

House of Spies by Peter Matthews

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good spy story, and true spy stories can be even more interesting than the odd James Bond page-turner, if they are done right. I say ‘can’ because it also requires a bit of self-awareness of the books which exist in the same space as the one you are... 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 »

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 »

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man by Andrew GrossThanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. The One Man is the (fictional) story of one man’s daring attempt to break an important scientist out of a Nazi concentration camp in occupied Poland, and the stories of those who are working for and against this mission.... Read More »

Blitzkrieg by Lloyd Clark

Blitzkrieg by Lloyd ClarkBlitzkrieg is a book which seeks to somewhat demythologise one of the most well-known, and perhaps lionised parts of World War 2 history – the German tactics during the early years or months of the war which gave them such an advantage over their largely unprepared, or underpowered adversaries. Anyone who has had even the... Read More »

Big Stick Up at Brinks by Noel Behn

Big Stick Up at Brinks by Noel BehnI received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Big Stick Up at Brinks is the tale of an armed robbery – well, a series of robberies – of the armoured car company Brinks, which took place in the 1940s. I must admit that prior to reading the book, I had... Read More »

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E Hoffman

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E HoffmanThe subtitle of this book is “A true story of cold war espionage and betrayal.” A sore point for me which I’ll come back to later. At its heart, The Billion Dollar Spy is the story of the CIA agents who operated out of the Moscow station, with various other relevant anecdotes from other countries... Read More »

Bridgebusters by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Bridgebusters by Thomas McKelvey CleaverThanks to the publisher for a review copy through Edelweiss. Bridgebusters is the story of the 57th Bomb Wing, whose primary claim to fame was that they were the inspiration for Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22. Flying B-25 Mitchell medium bomber/attack aircraft during the Second World War in African and European theaters, Bridgebusters takes you inside... Read More »

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