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Ruby Redfort: Feel the Fear

Lauren Child
5
Monday, Mar 20, 2017

At all of 13 years of age, fearless Ruby Redfort has seen more than the most adventurous of adults. She's a secret service agent, a position that gives her plenty of chances to exercise her mental and physical capabilities, but also comes with a high risk for injury. In the past she's dealt with a number of villains, but now that her town is plagued by a strange serial burglar and Ruby can't even keep her job, catastrophe might just strike.

Ruby Redfort: Feel the Fear is a refreshing read not only because of its very-original plotline, but also because of its interesting physical...

The cover of The Last Star features a girl on a cliff overlooking a futuristic landscape while the sun is rising.

The Last Star

Yancey, Richard
4
Rated by
Kari E.
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

The Last Star is the final book of The Fifth Wave trilogy and picks up six weeks after the events of The Infinite Sea. After the Others, an alien race, sent four waves of death they killed seven billion people.

Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge

Japantown

Barry Lancet
3
Rated by
Don M.
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Jim Brodie conveniently runs an antique business in San Francisco and a security company in Tokyo. He also speaks Japanese and is a martial arts expert. When a family is gunned down in San Francisco, Brodie is hired by the brother of the victim to find out who did it. The reader learns that Brodie lost his wife, who was Japanese, in a suspicious fire and that the same kanji (Japanese language character) was left at the scene of each crime.

unplugged television falling down stairs

A Long Walk Up the Water Slide

Don Winslow
4
Rated by
Don M.
Friday, Jun 17, 2016

What a fun novel! There's a lot of double dealing, a lot of humor at everyone’s expense and a lot of action!

Neal Graham is hired by his father to hide the mistress of a man who is the other half of a famous television couple, who purport to be happily married. When the mistress decides to end the relationship, the man refuses to take no for an answer and she brings charges of rape. She goes into hiding until the trial and Neal is charged with babysitting her. The television husband’s business partners start looking for her and it is not to bring her flowers!

Drawings of skulls, Cambodian buildings and drugs

Cambodia Noir

Nick Seeley
4
Rated by
Don M.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cambodia Noir is a full tilt boogie from the get go!

Will Keller is a photographer for a Cambodian newspaper and has lived in Cambodia for nine years. He has a drug and alcohol problem and just doesn’t care.

a man and a woman, with arms extended, shooting handguns

Killers

Howie Carr
4
Rated by
Don M.
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016

I really enjoyed this book! This is Howie Carr’s second novel and I am as impressed with this one as I was with the first.

picture of bullet proof vest

The Cartel

Don Winslow
4
Rated by
Don M.
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be in the middle of a drug war, then pick up The Cartel. Art Keller is a DEA agent living in Mexico and trying to bring down the drug barons. The reader is slowly drawn into the political and economic landscape of Mexico and the reality of the effects of the “war on drugs” on Mexicans. While educating the reader about this conflict, the author entertains with a sizzling plot that is full of violence and pathos.

Cars speeding through a brightly lit tunnel

Silence

Thomas Perry
4
Rated by
Don M.
Monday, Nov 30, 2015

Jack Till is a private investigator who helped a woman disappear six years ago. Now the woman’s ex-boyfriend is being set up for her murder, and Till must find her to prove to the District Attorney that she is alive. I really enjoyed the intelligent plot (in many ways, it resembles Narrow Margin, the 1990 film written and directed by Peter Hyams and starring Gene Hackman). When Till finds her, they have to avoid several attempts on their lives as they make their way back to Los Angeles. It is nonstop action as Jack Till nego

a dumpster in an alley

Ways of the Dead

Neely Tucker
4
Rated by
Don M.
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015

This is a gritty urban tale but it is also a look at how newspaper reporters go about their business. This is a well-constructed thriller by a former reporter for the Washington Post. When the daughter of a judge is murdered, Sully Carter is assigned the job even though Carter has had problems with the judge in the past.(The judge lied, but Carter couldn't prove it.) Carter finds that things are not what they seem to be! Tucker has left deftly placed clues throughout the novel that point to a great ending. I admire the craft he used and thoroughly enjoyed the novel!

photo of  farm buildings

Night of the Jaguar

Joe Gannon
4
Rated by
Don M.
Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Set in 1986 in Nicaragua, Night of the Jaguar drops the reader into the turmoil of Nicaragua after the Sandinistas have won and are struggling to govern. Ajax Montoya, a former guerrilla, now a police captain, is literally haunted by the ghosts of his victims. He is assigned a case where a man is murdered in the same way that the Contras kill people. Nicaraguan State Security has also involved itself in the case, as has an American reporter, the American Ambassador, and an American senator.

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