Friday, September 25, 2015

Review of "Jingo Street"

Intense and provocative, this one grabs you on page one and doesn't let go until the end. After ignoring a judge's order about a client, the naive young attorney Anne Krease is sentenced to community service at a soup kitchen on Jingo Street. Here she meets the love of her life Max Marcowitz, also known as Max Margo a hardened underground enforcer. After being told to stay away from him by many in the know, Anne can only see the good in Max, who sends chills up her spine. Max kills two thugs who were trying to bring harm to Anne and is convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection. There isn't the usual happy ending for Max and Anne, but there is a happy ending. Even if you don't like to read, read this one, Jingo Street is amazing. 5 Stars  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Review of "The Archimedes Signal"

This narrative is based on events in Korea before, during and after the assassination of President Park Chung Hee. The assassination revolved around the yushin constitution which gave Park rule for life and almost total dictatorial powers. General Kim Jae Kyu, the assassin, had his men use stolen M16 arms to kill the president's guards. The events following the assassination reflect the political unrest in country, the racial tension, and the use of torture by the Korean's to obtain certain information. The use of waterboarding and the Korean Barbeque were common. The North Koreans infiltrated the South and used US Air Force personnel to carry out criminal activities supporting the assassination. 3 Stars

Friday, September 11, 2015

Review of "From Woodstock to Eternity"

Climb aboard this wild ride with Dustin Morgan. As a young teen, Dusty grew his hair long and hung out with beatniks. At eighteen he went to Woodstock, at twenty-two he had his own marijuana distribution network. Then came the first bust, but luck was on his side. He moved to Texas to live with his sister and found Jesus. Then on to Florida and flight school, but temptation stole him away. Then another bust, and again he got lucky. He had a son with his girl, but still struggled to settle down. Then the sentence and six months in jail. On to Colorado and reconnected with Jesus, and got a great new job. Just when the promise of a secure and beautiful future was upon him, a jolt from the past hit him. Cooper writes this roller coaster story with a smooth style. 4 Stars

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Review of "Howlers: Lupus Rex"

You're going to find everything you wanted to know about werewolves as you follow Aaron Darveau through the story. Aaron meets Karen, the girl of his dreams, but doesn't know those little love scratches on his back have changed his life forever. Chosen by Karen, the next female leader of the Pack, as her mate and the male leader, Aaron finds himself at a crossroads. Should he accept the offer to be Karen's husband and King or not? When he discovers a pact between the Pack and the Fectors, the werewolf hunters, that sends innocents to their death, he decides to rebel. Sutherland does a masterful job of entwining the characters to create a plot that will have you question all the myths surrounding the beasts. 4 Stars