Monday, August 31, 2015

First to Kill - Andrew Peterson

First to Kill is the first novel in the Nathan McBride Series. This book is free with a kindleunlimited subscription.
Nathan McBride is an ex-marine sniper, ex-CIA agent, and now a private contractor. Nathan and his partner Harvey Fontana are pulled in on a special FBI operation because they aren't expected to play by the rules that the FBI follows. When it turns deadly, it's up to Nathan and Harv to finish the operation. The action is intense and the bad guys are really bad. Very highly recommended.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

City of Echoes - Robert Ellis

City of Echoes is the first novel in the Detective Matt Jones series. This is my Amazon Prime free Kindle First Pick for the August. It doesn't officially become available until September 1st.
Detective Matt Jones just got bumped up to the Hollywood Homicide squad. The night before he starts, Matt's meeting his friend Hughes to celebrate the promotion. While he's waiting for Hughes to show up his new boss calls. There's a body one block away from Matt's location and he needs Matt to handle it. Guess who the body belongs to? This starts Matt on a mad scramble with a serial killer, crooked cops, danger from Matt's long estranged father, and possibly a woman Matt could love. This book leaves you guessing right up to the end. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maids of Misfortune - M. Louisa Locke

Maids of Misfortuneis the first novel in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series. This book is free for the kindle.
It's 1879. Annie Fuller is a young widow who runs a boarding house in San Francisco. Besides owning a boarding house, Annie is also Madam Sibyl. Madam Sibyl is a clairvoyant who specializes in financial advice. When one of Annie's clients dies under mysterious circumstances, she decides to investigate on her own. The mix of 19th century society's propriety and Annie's independent ways make for an interesting clash. This is a good murder mystery with just a little romance. Very highly recommended.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Code of Conduct - Brad Thor

Code of Conduct is novel 14 in the Scot Harvath series. I'm going to have to wait months for the next one. Withdrawal!
This time it looks like Scot is going to be too late. A UN official has come up with way to solve the world overpopulation problem. Not a good way. Scot and his team will have to break some rules to stop this terrorist act, but that's two of the things Scot does very well. I might get some sleep now that I have to wait for the next Scot Harvath to be published. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Act of War - Brad Thor

Act of War is novel 13 in the Scot Harvath series. China is getting greedy.
Topical as the latest news, America's laissez faire attitude toward immigration, and bureaucratic bumbling, could cost the country its very existence. Six Muslim students were interning at NASA because we must prove our country isn't Islamophobic. When these six engineering students overstayed their J-1 visas and disappeared, nobody noticed. That's the way the Chinese wanted it. Now Scot has to find them and stop a plot to destroy America. Very highly recommended.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Einstein Prophecy - Robert Masello

The Einstein Prophecy is a supernatural thriller set in WWII. This book is free to borrow as an Amazon Prime member.
Army lieutenant Lucas Athan is part of a team trying to recover stolen art from the Nazis in 1944. The Germans are on the run, but still dangerous. Lucas finds a huge cache of stolen art in an old mine. It includes a sarcophagus stolen from Egypt. Lucas was a professor at Princeton before the war and when he's injured he heads back there. Coincidentally, so does the sarcophagus. And of course Professor Albert Einstein just happens to be at Princeton too. Lucas and the Egyptian archaeologists who discovered the sarcophagus are tasked with discovering what so special about this artifact that the Nazis want it. They're all in for an unpleasant surprise. Lots of action and some romance. Plenty of spooky too. Highly recommended.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Black List - Brad Thor

Black List is book 11 in the Scot Harvath series. The black list is one list you don't want to be on.
In the last novel, Full Black, Scot and Riley had just connected in Paris when a kill team showed up. Now Scot is on the run and determined to find out who's behind these killers. Someone put Scot on the black list, along with the entire Carlton Group. Scot is not just running for his life. He's running for the lives of all the survivors, and to stop an attack that could devastate America. Very highly recommended.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Full Black - Brad Thor

Full Black is the 10th or 11th novel in the Scot Harvath series. It is definitely the 11th book I've read in the series, but it says it's the 10th, even though the last book I read also said it's the 10th, and the next book says it's the eleventh. Look at the publication dates to make sure you read the first 10th novel before the second 10th novel :)
Thor has been throwing out some cliff hangers from time to time. Book nine, Foreign Influence, ended with the captured terrorist being blown to bits. Not a bad ending, except the CIA wanted to interrogate him first. In this novel Scot is still trying to track down the persons responsible for that explosion. The same shadowy group is planning to blow Americans to bits, and soon. Scot has to uncover the details of their plot in order to stop it. And there's a new cliff hanger, but you can find it for yourself. Very highly recommended.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Athena Project - Brad Thor

The Athena Projectis the 10th novel in the Scot Harvath series. Scot plays a supporting role in this book though. The stars are the Athena Team.
Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper make up a four-person Athena team. They're Delta Force's response to the need for some women operators. They're as deadly as they come. When their "simple" assignment, to kidnap an Italian arms dealer, is complete, it's discovered that there's a much bigger threat out there the team needs to address. A weapon right out of Star Wars, and leftover from WWII, is about to be used against America. The Athena team is going to have to stop the terrorists behind this threat and quick. A great action thriller. Very highly recommended.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Foreign Influence - Brad Thor

Foreign Influence is the ninth novel in the Scot Harvath series. Scot is so good at what he does they keep inventing new agencies for him to work for.
Scot is now working for the Carlton Group. The Carlton Group is a private organization completely funded by the DOD black budgets. When American tourists and students in Europe, are being targeted by terrorist, Scot gets involved. This time his teammates are an Athena team, all female special operators who are as lethal as they are lovely. Their goal is to stop the terrorists. Especially before they move their operations to America. Another amazing book. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Firebolt - Adrienne Woods

Firebolt is the first novel in the Dragonian series. This is a teenage angst book with lots of dragons thrown in.
Elena and her Dad were on the run again. For her entire sixteen years Elena had been moved from place to place as her Dad continued to run from something. This time they didn't get away. To Elena's horror her Dad is killed by a dragon. Even more shocking is that her Dad turned into a dragon in order to fight. When Elena wakes up she's in what she thought was just a story, Paegeia. Elena wakes up in the infirmary in the Dragonia. Elena has a lot of catching up to do. She's not a dragon, but she will play a pivotal role is saving Paegeia from evil. Not to mention falling in love with a real live prince. The balance between teenage angst and dragon adventure is close, but I won't be reading more Dragonian books. Still highly recommended.

The Apostle - Brad Thor

The Apostle is book eight in the Scot Harvath series.
Elections bring change and the new president didn't just fire Scot. President Alden did away with the whole terrorist fighting unit Scot worked for. When the daughter of the president's friend and biggest supporter is kidnapped in Afghanistan, Scot is brought back to help. All the suspense and action you could ask for. Very highly recommended.

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Last Patriot - Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is the seventh novel in the Scot Harvath series. Is being in the right place at the right time Scot's blessing or curse?
Scot still hasn't forgiven the president for basically putting a hit out on him. By pure chance Scot and Tracy are there to save the president's biographer from a car bomb. Now they're embroiled in a plan to change Islam forever, but Islam is fighting the change. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Atlantis Gene - A.G. Riddle

The Atlantis Gene is the first novel in the Atlantis Trilogy. As an Amazon Prime member, I borrowed this book for free.
Humans somehow survived a great catastrophe thousands of years ago. This survival was helped by what's called the Atlantis Gene. Now a secret organization is about to start another catastrophe. This time a plague that could decimate the world's population. Two people are trying to stop this plan. Dr. Kate Warner and agent David Vale must work together to solve the mystery of the Atlantis Gene and stop the Immari. This book makes tinfoil hat conspiracies look sane. It's a good read, but much too complicated with too many players. Not to mention, the players change their names from time to time. I won't be reading the rest of the trilogy, but if you like this kind of book I highly recommend it.