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Being Watched by Jeffrey L Vagle

The concept of privacy in the modern world is an interesting one. People casually give away great swaths of personal information to large corporations in return for useful apps and games, but for most people, the idea that their government is spying on them is – at the very least – disturbing. What is interesting... Read More »

Breaking Van Gogh by James Grundvig

Everyone loves a good scandal, especially when it comes from the rather pretentious world of high, and expensive art. Breaking Van Gogh seeks to uncover one of the examples of a scandal in plain sight, which is a fake Van Gogh which may or may not be hanging in a prestigious museum. I must confess... Read More »

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

Change Agent takes place in the near future, where embryos are able to be genetically altered to suit their parents’ wishes, correct defects, and all sorts of other things besides. The main character Kenneth Durand is an Interpol agent charged with tracking down criminals who exploit these new technologies. We are barely introduced to the... Read More »

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler

Nighthawk is another in the long-running series by Clive Cussler and his co-authors, this time starring Kurt Austin and his band of merry men and women as they get carried off into another adventure for which they’re probably underprepared. They are dragged into a mission to recover a top-secret military space plane, but what they... Read More »

Traitor’s Gait by Geoffrey Osbourne

It is worth bearing in mind that this book was published in 1969, and so some of the things that would probably be unforgivable in a modern spy thriller must be tolerated. Traitor’s Gait is the story of a small team of agents who must infiltrate a Russian space facility to steal the plans to... Read More »

The Conquering Tide by Ian W Toll

Subtitled War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, The Conquering Tide is a tour de force of American triumphalism covering the first three years of its involvement in the Second World War. If you didn’t pick up that vibe from the front cover, it becomes immediately apparent that this is a fairly one-eyed look at some choice... Read More »

Hero by R A Salvatore

Hero is the third in the latest series of books set in the Forgotten Realms by R A Salvatore, and stars his usual characters of Drizzt, Regis, and sundry others to one degree or another. I have previously reviewed books 1 and 2 in this series – Archmage and Maestro and I had some mixed feelings... Read More »

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston is an author more well-known for his works of fiction, and so I will admit I wasn’t quite sure how to take this book when I first started reading it. If you’ve read your average archeological thriller, the promise of a danger-filled adventure through the South American jungle is par for the course. I... Read More »

Lucifer’s Banker by Bradley C Birkenfeld

Lucifer’s Banker is an insider’s look at the world of high finance, Swiss bank accounts, and tax evasion by the rich and infamous. The author is a whistleblower who formerly worked for a number of Swiss, and European banks before blowing the whistle on them, and their American clients – a decision which would backfire... Read More »

Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

Portal of a Thousand Worlds is a book by the well-known fantasy author Dave Duncan, set in an alternate version of 19th Century China, and is filled with lots of political, and courtly intrigue. I haven’t read a Dave Duncan book in quite a while, but was intrigued by the premise, and setting of this... Read More »

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