Dead Drift

Nice finish to the series.  It was nice how there was again 2 stories going on at the same time.  The ending of the previous books story was done evenly and it wasn't rushed.  I liked how it was able to be followed along.  Even though you knew there would be these twists and turns, and they were pretty easy to guess what was coming, but it was still nice.  Trying not to spoiler it, the 2nd story was finished nicely and there was a problem towards the end, but the way the author finished was totally believable, and actually... Continue Reading →

Avengers Endgame

Awesome. What an ending to a long 10 years and 20+ movie adventure.  When I came out of the movie it was like a relaxing deep breathe letting out.  It is over, and I was satisfied.  They didn't do cheap tricks to fix everything.

Raptor 6

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Series Number: 1
Published: 5/10/2014
Page Count: 320
ISBN: 9781630580575
Read: 05 2019
In the final choice a soldier’s pack is not so heavy as a prisoner’s chains. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower His mission; his team. Those elements are the laser-like focus of Captain Dean Watters’ life. So when a threat is launched against both of them, Dean’s Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Failing to stop the hackers coming after the military’s super-computer isn’t an option. Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e…

I don't know how to explain my reaction to this book.  As the ratings show I have mixed feelings.  The Characters, the world they are in, and the situations they are put through are very good.  But all through the book I felt disconnected.  I wasn't able to get invested in the book.  I can not place my finger on what it was.  I really like military series books so I am surprised but I have no desire to read the other 2 books in the series.

Silence in the Dark

Silence in the Dark
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Series Number: 4
Published: 4/12/2016
Page Count: 368
ISBN: 9781493401727
Read: 04 2019
After Bailey Adams sees something she shouldn't, trouble follows her home--leaving her running for her life.

Disappointing end to the series. This book felt like it was just phoned in. I was not gripped with this one. It just seemed to move along. It doesn't help that the main villain wasn't figured out, but just all of a sudden outed. Not much to say but I almost stopped reading it halfway through, but I wanted to finish the series.

Threads of Suspicion

Threads of Suspicion
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Series Number: 2
Published: 5/2/2017
Page Count: 432
ISBN: 9781493410705
Read: 04 2019
With the public eye fixed on the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, are under pressure to produce results. While they investigate two missing-persons cases in Chicago, Evie and David's conviction that justice is truly possible for all will be tested to the limit.

Very Good Book.

Not as good as the 1st book, but still very nice. I was hoping that the 2 books would tie more into each other, but they didn't. This one had a good story, and good mysteries. The criminals seemed to be the right amount of smartness for their level. It has been 2 years since this book was written and to me it seemed like there was going to be more, it is so open-ended and so much more could be done, but it appears the writer gave up on this subject. I think this character had the makings of being a long series, like Jack Ryan stuff. (Spoiler-ish) Since it looked like Ann was grooming her to take over, it could have had one of the story lines of how she becomes like Ann, and all that entails. She already has some interesting knowledge and now some networking coming about. Oh Well 🙁

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
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Series Number: 3
Published: 10/3/2017
ISBN: 9781493411894
Read: 04 2019
When a terrorist investigation leads FBI agent Declan Grey to a closed immigrant community, he turns to crisis counselor Tanner Shaw for help. Despite the tension between them, he needs the best of the best on this case. Under imminent threat, they'll have to race against the clock to stop a plot that could cost thousands of lives--including theirs.

So far this is my favorite book of the series. It is really coming together now. We have the 2 main characters doing the investigation and getting romantically involved, but so much more. We have 2+ different mysteries or story lines going on, 1 is setting up the last book and one is really bringing everyone from these first 3 books together nicely. Because of all that is going on, there isn't so much of the inner thoughts going on, so the story moves along. Super excited for book 4.

Traces of Guilt

Traces of Guilt
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Series Number: 1
Published: 5/3/2016
Page Count: 400
ISBN: 9780764218866
Read: 04 2019
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police Detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job. Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the…

Awsome

Really liked this book. It had multiple cases and they didn't really have to do with one another. Multiple people and their lives. It is a Evie Cold case series so Evie is the thread through the whole book and it was good. Really looking forward to the next book.

Gone without a trace

Gone without a trace
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Series Number: 3
Published: 6/30/2015
Page Count: 336
ISBN: 9781441223333
Read: 04 2019
When a high-profile case strikes homicide detective Livy Reynolds as eerily similar to her own cousin's disappearance, she must work with the distractingly handsome Alex Jennings to solve the mystery.

Nice book, but not the way I personally like mysteries. I like seeing everything through the eyes of the one trying to figure it out. I am not a fan of listening to the ramblings of the psychopath. Everyone in this book is seriously damaged. What a horrible world this author created here. Actually there were a few not screwed up. The partner at the beginning of the story, and the sheriff. Between the time she spent going over and over the damaged mindset of her characters and the ramblings of the psychopath she used up probably 60% of the book. So there wasn't really too much time spent on the actual mystery. She would have a character say a line then spend a paragraph on hashing out the damaged in the mind. And again, the characters really are stupid.

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As the story is winding down, as the stakes are getting higher, what do the main 2 characters do, leave the women they are using as bait alone. The one that is being hunted, the one they brought back into the world of danger, left alone. Now he not a seasoned P.I. but not totally a rookie, and she is a seasoned cop, with years as a detective, and they leave the primary witness / victim unprotected. Then when things go wrong we listened to the I should have done this or not that for pages over and over again. Those that are really good at a job, when things get hard or tense, that is when they shine, not screw up. Make up your mind, are your characters good at their good or are they great at their job? Once you decided then have them act that way. Don't make it like they are great at a job and then make mistake after mistake after mistake. This book didn't have the mistake after mistake as much as the 2nd book but it is in the series as a whole.

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