Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review of "The False Prophet"

This is an epic tale of good versus evil. The False Prophet intended to command the towns in an apocalyptic America using his magnificent army. In addition, he forced his religion upon his people and repressed all others. Donald of Fisher had other plans and was torn between the love of two women. The war came down to the battle at Stonegate and after 6 days, the enemy wanted to parley. Donald accepted their surrender, but another attack was imminent. Balek Brown, a prophet's commander fought a bout with Donald but lost his head. Donald married his love and had Brown's head delivered to the False Prophet. The story has merit and is well written, although a tedious read. 3 Stars

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review of "Investing in Vain"

Beatrice von Vain, the founder of Vain Capital was in deep trouble. Her company was underperforming for its clients and they were starting to pull their investments. That is until the California Retirement Asset Management (CRAM) fund came along. CRAM wanted to invest much differently and with the discovery of the HONEY BOO-BOO anomaly, it was wildly successful. Worsley has as much fun naming his characters as he does coming up with audacious schemes. Bruce Benson, a mild-mannered quant transforms into Brucilla Curious, a transgendered fund manager. A newly elected US female president tames a macho Russian president, but wait there's a lot more to read about here. You won't want to put this one down, it's hilarious. 5 Stars

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review of "Freedom's Light"

In the wake of the devastating attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, the American military was called to action. Rob Marrino and his squad, Light Force, were sent overseas on a recon mission. While in Iraq, they discovered a large plane being prepped by a band of terrorists. Rob was sure the terrorists were planning on another attack on America with the plane. The squad failed in an effort to stop the takeoff, but produced enough damage to cause a crash a few miles away. Now, with their position revealed, the squad engaged the terrorists in a gun battle before being rescued by helicopter. Saniscalchi presents a captivating, fictional chronicle in a slow, steady voice that is easy to read. 3 Stars 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Review of "Tunnels"

The North Koreans were building a huge tunnel under the DMZ and into South Korea with plans to invade. Tae, a poor North Korean, traveled to the South using part of the tunnel to connect with his brother to get much-needed supplies. The Americans devised a plan to destroy the tunnel, but it was extremely complicated and needed precise timing. As the plot developed, unforeseen events occur to threaten the outcome of the American plan, and many innocent lives. It takes a while to get to the crux of the story, but when you do, it pulls you in and you won't want to put the book down. Padilla's story is well thought out and delivered in a calm clear voice. 4 Stars

Monday, February 5, 2018

Review of "Lex Talionis"

Kramer, his dog Shadow, and his partner Brandt worked with Darci and Maria of Global Security Corp. The mission was to locate Harper, an international criminal who was working with the Cali Cartel and ISIS. Ten ISIS teams were scattered in different locations across the US ready to unleash their wrath against American citizens. Despite the efforts of the team, Harper proved to be a worthy adversary alluding capture with the aid of her twin sister, an FBI agent. The plot thickens as the ISIS attacks begin and Kramer realizes that Harper has her own agenda. Smith does a good job keeping the reader in suspense, his voice is loud and clear and his characters bold. 5 Stars