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-“River World: The Dark Design”

By Phillip Jose Farmer (New York: TOR:Tom Doherty Assoc.,LLC, 2010) The third installment of the original and the 2nd book in the TOR reprint of the Riverworld  series by Phillip Jose Farmer. The main characters in this one build a couple of airships and a helicopter to make their way to the Tower at the […]

-“The Rembrandt Affair”

By Daniel Silva (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2010, 484 pages)   The Latest Gabriel Allon novel by Silva. Gabriel and his wife Chiara have retired from the spy business and moved to England to begin a quite life as an art restorer. Meanwhile an old acquaintance is murdered and in the process a priceless […]

-Star Wars: Fate of The Jedi Series –“Allies”

By Christie Golden (New York: Ballantine Books, Lucasfilm LTD, 2010, 359 pages) The latest offering in the ‘Fate of the Jedi’ series. Grand Master Luke Skywalker is still banished and he and his son Ben continue their quest to discover what has been causing young Jedi to flip out and become crazy. They have discovered […]

-“The Apostle”

*NOW IN PAPERBACK By Brad Thor (New York: Pocket Books-Simon & Shuster, 2009, 516 pages) Brad Thor’s latest ‘Scot Harvath’ action adventure. This time it takes place in Afghanistan. It begins with the kidnapping of a American Doctor on a relief mission by the Taliban. They are demanding the release of one of their major […]

-“Riverworld”

By Phillip Jose Farmer (New York: Tom Doherty Assoc.,LLC, 2010, 443 pages, including two books: “To Your Scattered Bodies Go” and “The Fabulous Riverboat”) The first half of the book follows Sir Richard Francis Burton who along with everyone who ever lived from early Neanderthals up to 2200 AD were resurrected at the same time […]

-“Heart of the Assassin”

By Robert Ferrigno (New York: Scribner: Simon & Schuster, 2009, 356 pages) A non-stop action/adventure stand alone novel. The third and final book in the ‘Assassin’ series-previous: “Prayers For The Assassin” and “Sins of The Assassin” The year is 2045. The former United States is split in two major nations including The Islamic Republic based […]

- “The Lost Symbol”

By Dan Brown (New York: Doubleday, 2009, 509 pages) Another fast paced Robert Langdon novel by Dan Brown. This time the focus is on Washington DC and Freemasonry. Professor Langdon produces under pressure and threat once more to solve every clue and symbol put before him. The life of a close friend, Peter Solomon, is […]

-“Pirate Latitudes”

By Michael Crichton (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009, 312 pages) The last novel of Michael Crichton published posthumously. I received the book as a Christmas gift and couldn’t put it down until the last page. Typical of any Crichton book, a lot of research must have gone into the work. The story is real and […]

-“Pursuit of Honor”

By Vince Flynn (New York: Atria Books, 2009, 431 pages) A brilliant continuation of the story line that started in the previous book of this series: Extreme Measures. The story left of with al Qaeda terrorists devastating Washington DC with a series of explosions and then directly attacking the Counterterrorism Center itself killing 185 people. […]

-“The Last Patriot”

By Brad Thor (New York: Pocket Books (Simon & Shuster), 2008, 480 pages) Scot Harvath was in Paris with his girl friend Tracy Hastings recovering from his last assignment. Scot, a Navy SEAL who was assigned to the President’s Secret Service detail had been released by the President to seek and destroy terrorists wherever he […]