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3 star reviews

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 »

Light Shaper by Albert Nothlit

Light Shaper by Albert NothlitLight Shaper is part post-apocalyptic story, but mostly it is a slightly off the wall cyberpunk tale cum gay romance. This book takes up well after the great apocalypse has happened, when most of the world’s population seems to be happily existing in digital utopia, which doesn’t seem to be very apocalyptic at all. The... Read More »

Tier One by Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson

Tier One is a story about the establishment of a secret, undercover intelligence and paramilitary group that operates outside of the usual chain of command. As a former Navy Seal, John Dempsey is dragged into this world, and is tasked with fighting terrorists using methods which might not be acceptable to most ordinary people. This... 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 »

Killing for Sport by Pat Brown

Killing for Sport by Pat BrownA convenient set of Frequently (Apparently) Asked Questions about the lives, loves and crimes of serial killers, as written by someone with a particular agenda to push. Littered with quotes from serial killers themselves, as well as real world examples, Killing for Sport is a somewhat blandly-written look at the world of murderers. I guess... Read More »

Independence Day – Crucible by Greg Keyes

Independence Day – Crucible by Greg KeyesAs movie tie-ins go, this was actually pretty good. I had seen some pretty awful reviews of the Independence Day movie sequel, and I thought I would give this book a whirl, as it is set between the two movies, and covers most of the time period between them. Having seen the second movie after... Read More »

Code Warriors by Stephen Budiansky

Code Warriors by Stephen BudianskyI guess when reading any non-fiction work one needs to consider whether there are any hidden agendas going on behind the scenes, and evaluate the material being presented accordingly. I guess with a book about the classified world of the NSA one can only expect some sort of shenanigans. Looking at the cover the book... Read More »

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