Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vanquish - Bradley Wright

Vanquish is the second novel in the Xander King series.
Xander King thought he was taking revenge for his parent's killing. He was wrong. Now the real killer is still out there. Xander is determined to complete his mission. Someone is betraying him. Maybe more than one someone. Can he survive and complete his mission? Russia is a dangerous place. Xander is about to find out how dangerous. I really hate cliff hangers. Especially when the next book in the series isn't even published yet. Still, highly recommended.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nightblade - Garrett Robinson

Nightblade is the first novel in the Nightblade Epic series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Loren is the daughter of a forester. Her parents only desire is to get as much work out of Loren as possible, and then arrange a marriage for her where the dowry is suitable. When Loren's father doesn't get the work he wants, he uses his fists for motivation. Loren wants nothing more than to escape her little village at the edge of the forest. Then a mysterious man in a blue coat goes slipping through trees and Loren decides to follow him. The man provides Loren a means to flee her life. Loren steals her parent's dagger as she's leaving, and that creates adventures she never expected. This is a great fantasy adventure. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Whiskey & Roses - Bradley Wright

Whiskey & Roses is the first novel in the Xander King series.
Xander King is not what he seems. Xander appears to be a playboy with interests in oil, race horses, and women, not necessarily in that order. But Xander is an ex-navy seal, black ops, operative. It's only ex because Xander is working in the shadows on his own now. The CIA is desperate to recruit him. Xander is driven to get revenge for the people who murdered his parents in front of his eyes. Now he's got a target and nothing is going to stop him, except maybe a bullet. Very highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Castle Doctrine - Craig Schaefer

The Castle Doctrine is the sixth novel in the Daniel Faust series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Now that Daniel is officially dead, on paper anyway, he's got some room to maneuver. That's a good thing, because the Chicago mob is determined to take over Vegas, and Daniel is determined to stop them. Unfortunately, the Chicago mob has a nasty shape shifter, and Damien Ecko the necromancer on their side. Damien thinks he has a real grudge to settle with Daniel. Daniel thinks it's the other way around. It's about to get interesting. As always, Daniel Faust is the best bad guy there is. Very highly recommended.

The Last Town - Blake Crouch

The Last Town is the final novel in the Wayward Pines trilogy. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
When book two concluded, the town of Wayward Pines was being invaded by a horde of screaming abbies. This could be the end for Wayward Pines, and since Wayward Pines is home to the last remnants of humanity, the end of the human race. Ethan has his work cut out for him. Can the town be saved? How many humans will be left? All good questions that you have to read to find answers for. This is a great trilogy. The ending is quite a twist, but it may be the only real choice the people of Wayward Pines have. Very highly recommended.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wayward - Blake Crouch

Wayward is the second novel in the Wayward Pines trilogy. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Ethan Burke is now the sheriff of Wayward Pines, but life hasn't gotten any simpler. He can't tell anyone what he knows. Even his wife Theresa. Then the first murder in Wayward Pines history, not counting fĂȘtes, occurs. The sheriff has to investigate. Pilcher thinks it's a bunch of subversives. Ethan has to find out who murdered Alyssa and who's trying to overthrow Wayward Pines. The results are catastrophic. Very highly recommended.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Night School - Lee Child

Night School is the 21st Jack Reacher novel. This one takes place while Reacher is still a major in the army.
Reacher just got his second Legion of Merit. Now it looks like he could be working on a third. He's pulled into some kind of joint mission with the FBI and the CIA. It's got terrorists and traitors and lots of other interesting players. Wait until you find out what everyone is trying to find. Very highly recommended. Lee Child never disappoints.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Killing Floor Blues - Craig Schaefer

The Killing Floor Blues is the fifth novel in the Daniel Faust series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
For some reason only they know, the group that hired Daniel for the job in Chicago now wants him dead. But Daniel's death has to fit a specific pattern. So Daniel finds himself framed for murder, and already in prison for life. A life that is supposed to end shortly. Getting out, and messing with the pattern is his goal. The prison guards and the warden have other plans. This one is very tense and has some killer magic. Sorry for the pun. Very highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pines - Blake Crouch

Pines is the first novel in the Wayward Pines Trilogy. Three years later and there's a TV series. Books are always better. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Ethan Burke woke up in soft green grass, next to a flowing river. That was the good part. Ethan was seriously injured and couldn't remember much. By the time this installment of this story is over, Ethan will remember, and be horrified. Wayward Pines has that effect on people. At least if they survive. No spoilers here. This is a story with mysteries and twists and scary galore. Very highly recommended.