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The Cleansweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron

The Cleansweep Conspiracy is a novel set in a dystopian future where the government and private corporations are conspiring together together to surveil the entire population for the purposes of over-policing? Well, that doesn’t sound realistic at all does it? *cough cough* Journalists and bloggers and mysterious figures on the internet unite with policemen who... Read More »

Maestro by R A Salvatore

Maestro is the second book in the Homecoming trilogy, the first of which I reviewed recently. Although I was not that fond of the first book, thinking that it got away from my ideal Drizzt story, which revolves around him and his mates against the world. I was therefore quite happy when I discovered this... Read More »

Lucifer Vol 2: Father Lucifer by Holly Black

I must admit that I have only a limited knowledge of this comic series, although I am a fan of the television series. I really enjoyed the art style of Lucifer, and although I didn’t follow all of the storylines, which were set up in earlier books, I found the action intriguing and enjoyable. The... 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 »

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

I will begin this review by saying that I have not read the first book in this series, and I accept that some of my criticism may result from my ignorance of that book, however I think the fundamental issues I have with this book go deeper than my lack of having read the first... Read More »

Rough Trade by Steve Jackson

Rough Trade is a harrowing and deeply disturbing look at the life of a woman who went from being a police officer, her downfall through drugs and corruption, and into a life of prostitution. It is also a look at the murder of a number of prostitutes by a serial killer. What the author does... Read More »

The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack

Synopsis: Jake Boxer is an investigative journalist who has a knack for getting himself into sticky situations. His career implodes amidst a meltdown on national television, after he discovers a Russian conspiracy to murder his sound engineer who discovers something he shouldn’t have. Years later, he uncovers yet another mysterious spy plot in a mountain... Read More »

The Cogsmith’s Daughter by Kate M Colby

The Cogsmith’s Daughter by Kate M ColbyThe Cogsmith’s Daughter is the tale of Aya, the daughter of a city’s last cogsmith, who has been forced into the life of a prostitute after her father was executed by the king for the high crime of being unable to fix the prince’s pet clockwork bird. As a young woman she is drawn into... Read More »

Dracula vs Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs Hitler by Patrick Sheane DuncanDracula vs Hitler, what a wonderfully click-baity title, I will admit that it got my attention. In a world where historical mashups like Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter, and Android Karenina, are profligate, I had certain expectations, or ideas about what the book might involve. I supposed that it was going to be either “so... Read More »

The World of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin, Elio M Garcia Jr and Linda Antonsson

The World of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin, Elio M Garcia Jr and Linda AntonssonThe World of Ice and Fire is a sort of encyclopedia for George R R Martin’s world which he has built for his book series. However, rather thanĀ a descriptive book written from outside that universe, it is written from the point of view of a Maester of the Citadel, purporting to write a history of... Read More »

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