Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tankbread - Paul Mannering

Tankbread is $5.99 for the kindle. It was free when I downloaded it. This book is plenty good enough to pay for.

It's been 10 years since humans lost the war against zombies. The remaining humans now produce clones called tankbread. Tankbread is produced so zombies will leave humans alone, and humans can maintain a dangerous balance of peace. A human courier is hired to retrieve a delivery for a zombie boss named Soo-Yong. The courier can't know that he'll discover the true nature of tankbread on his mission, and that tankbread may hold the only hope humanity has of surviving as a species. This is an awesome story. The nightmare world of Australia in the grip of the zombie hoards is described in chilling detail. The tension can be cut with a sword, just like zombie necks. Very highly recommended to anyone with a strong stomach.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Origin - J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn

Origin is $3.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. This book is about as scary as they come.

Something was discovered back in 1906 while they were digging the Panama canal. That something has been stored in New Mexico ever since. Now it's awake, and things are about to get interesting. This book keeps you tensed up all the way to the end, and you might need help to remember to breathe. Very highly recommended.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Taken - Vicki Pettersson

The Taken is the first book in the Celestial Blues series. This book is $4.99 for the kindle. It was free when I downloaded it. You just have to be on the lookout for bargains. Free is the only bargain I care about.

Katherine Craig is a reporter. Kit and her photographer best friend Nicole are trying to expose a prostitution ring with ties to the Las Vegas elite. While trying to meet a contact, Nicole is murdered and Kit is devastated.

Griffin Shaw was a tough guy private eye until he was murdered in 1960. Grif then became a Centurion. Centurions help escort those recently murdered to the Everlast. Grif was a little too accommodating on Nicole's pickup, and now he's back in the flesh, and a P.I. again.

Kit and Grif team up to keep Kit alive and catch the people responsible for Nicole's murder. This story is part crime mystery, part romance, and part supernatural adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very highly recommended.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Black Bullet - Tom Lowe

The Black Bullet is a Sean O'Brien mystery. This book is $2.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. This thriller has murders to solve from 1945 to the present day. Plenty of action and an ending that leaves you smiling.

Sean O’Brien runs a charter fishing boat. He used to be a homicide cop and before that a soldier, but now it's calm seas. At least until his anchor snags on something that will cause Sean more trouble then he's seen in a long time. From Nazi's to nukes, this is a great mystery. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Shoulders of Giants - Jim Cliff

The Shoulders of Giants is a Jake Abraham Mystery. This book is $3.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. This is a great Private Eye thriller.

Jake Abraham just got his PI license. His first case is a missing person. Before Jake is done his missing person will be just one of the bodies piling up around him, and Jake may be on the killer's list too. I really enjoyed this book. You never know who or what is going to happen next. Jake makes a very likable protagonist, and like all good books, this one has a great ending. Very highly recommended.

SECTOR C - Phoenix Sullivan

SECTOR C is free for the kindle. What would happen if a new disease was discovered that struck both animals and humans, young and old, and was always fatal? If you're worried about GMO this book will keep you up at night.

Mike Shafer is a CDC analyst. When he notices a spike in emergency room admission in the northern plains states, Mike heads to the field to see what's causing it. Mike is in for an interesting discovery.

Donna Bailey is a veterinarian working out of McKenzie County North Dakota. Donna has been trying to figure out what's causing the livestock in her area to weaken and die. None of the tests Donna has run point to any known disease. There's a reason for that.

Walt Thurman is CEO of Triple E Enterprises. Triple E is doing some genetics research and running planned hunts for cloned exotic and endangered species. But Walt has something special in SECTOR C. What it is and what was cloned along with it may be the end of civilization.

Mike and Donna will team up to try and stop the runaway threat that seems to be centered in North Dakota. Can it be done, and can they do it before they both succumb to the spreading disease? This book could use a little more polish, but it's a very good story. It kept me up late turning pages. Very highly recommended.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Matanzas Bay - Parker Francis

Matanzas Bay is a Quint Mitchell Mystery. This book is $2.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. This is a great mystery with twists right up to the very satisfying ending.

Quint Mitchell is a private eye. In his spare time Quint volunteers with an archaeological survey in his town of St. Augustine Florida. When Quint digs up a legless body, and the body belongs to St. Augustine’s vice mayor, a whole lot of trouble starts coming his way. Quint is working to clear his friend from murder charges, but he has to live long enough to do so. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Vigilante - Claude Bouchard

Vigilante is the first book in the Vigilante Series, but the novel stands on its own. This book is $3.99 for the kindle, but it's free for Amazon prime members. Revenge is sweet, no matter how you serve it.

This book follows the killings of the criminal known as the Vigilante. The police and their consultants are trying to stop him, but they keep running into dead ends. Revenge is the Vigilante's initial motive, but he's just trying to do what the cops can't, and he does it very well. Plenty of action and suspense. A great thriller. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Snowbound - Blake Crouch

Snowbound is $3.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. Don't let the title throw you, since this story starts in the Sonora desert. This book is a killer thriller right to the end.

Will, Rachael, and Devlin Innis are a pretty normal family. The cloud of Devlin's cystic fibrosis is always hanging over their heads, but they're happy and dealing. Then one night Rachael doesn't come home. Will and Devlin are forced to flee their house in Arizona to keep what's left of their family together. What happened to Rachael is a mystery they can't solve, especially while they're on the run.

Then FBI agent Kalyn Sharp shows up on Will and Devlin's doorstep and their lives take another drastic turn. Can Will, Devlin, and Kalyn discover what happened to Rachael after five long years? Is Rachael dead or alive? This story has twists and turns it's hard to keep up with, but it's so enjoyable to try. I great mystery. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Lonely Resurrection - Barry Eisler

A Lonely Resurrection is a John Rain novel previously published as Hard Rain/Blood From Blood. This book is $3.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. If you've never read a Rain novel give this one a try. It will stand on its own.

John Rain is a Japanese/American assassin. John got his start in Vietnam and moved on to the CIA and then free lance work. John is trying to get out of the business, but he keeps getting pulled back in by his past. With all the people trying to kill John, he has to be very careful. The question is, can he count on his friends to be careful too? The author describes a Japan that is chilling in its level of corruption. This book has plenty of action, women, and of course killing. It's a little wordier than I prefer, but still highly recommended.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dirty Martini - J.A. Konrath

Dirty Martini is the fourth Jack Daniels Mystery. It stands all by itself though. This book is $3.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. Murder by poison may be less bloody, but you're just as dead.

Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels isn't having a good day. Her partner is transferring out of homicide and she gets called away in the middle of her boyfriend's proposal. Jack's day gets a lot worse before it gets better. The Chemist has started poisoning people at random, or so it seems. Jack is put in charge of the investigation and the Chemist takes that personal. Jack has to escape his attempts to killer her, and catch him before he wipes out most of Chicago's finest. This is a great detective story, with a heroine and villain who keep it interesting all the way to the end. Very highly recommended.

Outer Bounds: Fortune's Rising - Sara King

Outer Bounds: Fortune's Rising is $4.99 for the kindle. This is some real shoot 'em up science fiction. Hang on tight.

Magali and Anna Landborn are virtually slaves in yolk factory 14 on the planet Fortune. The United Space Coalition drafts young and old alike as eggers, but almost nobody survives their five years of dealing with shriekers. Magali is an adult and Anna is only seven, but both sisters are destined to be players in what will hopefully be the revolution that allows Fortune to break free of the Coalition. This is an awesome science fiction smorgasbord. Strange and deadly creatures, cyborgs, and enough action to make your head spin. There will be a sequel eventually, and I'm going to pay money to read that book. Very highly recommended.

The Big Bend - Gary Showalter

The Big Bend is $3.00 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. If you like boats, this is a book you'll love.

Terry Rankin is the owner of Rankin Personal Security Services. He's ex-military police and ex-Pennsylvania state police. Terry's got a meeting with a wife who wants out of her marriage, but this potential client is not someone he wants to work for. Unfortunately, circumstances are going to change Terry's point of view fast. Actually, his whole life is in for some big changes. This book has more murders than you can keep track of, and lots of the action takes place on the water. If Terry can stay alive, and out of the hospital, he might have a chance of catching the killer. He might even get the girl. This is a book I couldn't put down. Very highly recommended.