Code of Valor

It was a nice conclusion to the series.  It brought all the characters together and it was well put together.  It had a good amount of action, was not a slow read that is for sure.  The water angle was nice and not normal.

Before I Wake

Before I Wake
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Published: 7/22/2011
Page Count: 266
ISBN: 9781414354699
Read: 2019 06
Welcome to Justice--and good luck leaving alive. The sheriff of Justice, Illinois is not pleased when the new detective in town looks like she might be the next victim of a killer. Abridged. 6 CDs.

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I am not a fan of open ended books.  It is okay if it is a series but not finishing things is not really my style.  You don't know at the end of the book who is the person behind everything and you don't know who the brain is.  The story is nice, and the interaction between the 3 main characters is well done.  There really is no character that I just hate having on the page.  There are sub--characters and they feel real in their dealings.

Unspoken

Unspoken
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Published: 10/1/2013
Page Count: 448
ISBN: 9781441263407
Read: 2019 06
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. The FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, and rescued her, but it took four long years. The fact that she was found just three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's since changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life. She's never said a word to the…

Like her book Full Disclosure the author goes with the "big" secret you won't be able to handle, like people don't know there is really evil people out there.  This book also has two stories going along at the same time, and in this book technically they are both cold cases.  Take away the pity party and the story is good, but just so much is riding on the secret, it is a tedious read.  The characters she comes up with are great, it is too bad.

 

read via library e-book

Bodyguard for Christmas

Bodyguard for Christmas
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Series:
Series Number: 3
Published: 12/4/2018
Page Count: 288
ISBN: 1335544186
Read: 2019 05
Someone’s after his little boy. She has one chance to save them both. When his young son is nearly kidnapped, assistant district attorney Colton Gale needs a Christmas refuge—and a live-in bodyguard. Though former military police officer Jasmine McNeal fights to shield them 24/7, she refuses to get attached. But growing close to the little boy and his father might be her only shot at keeping them alive—and becoming a family beyond the holidays.

Not what I expected.  It was a quick 3 week book, which that was correct, longer and it would have been unrealistically drawn out.  But it looked like it was  a protection gig for the main female lead, she didn't do any protecting really.  When it was just her the bad guys got away.  The only time the bad guys got hurt was when another lady was there or at the end and another civilian guy caused enough confusion that the bodyguards could do something.   Was a quick read but it is only 288 pages.

 

Read via Walmart E-books (kobo)

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure
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Published: 10/2/2012
ISBN: 9781441261175
Read: 2019 05
Dee Henderson Is Back! Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see…

Not the Style of book I like.  I really dislike when authors try to make such a big deal out of something that is unknown.  You are teased with this "big" dangerous secret she is hiding and it will be devastating.   Almost always when writes need to resort to something like that I find the story is weak on it's own and needs something like that to keep you going, it was that way in this book.  Her mighty secret really was a so-what when she finally told it.  There was another big revel at the end of the book, which for a few chapters was a secret they were suppose to find out, and again it was a well duh.  The female lead character was neat but I don't think the author really had a good idea of who she was.  It was almost like she had a split personality, which in a sense she was made out to have but it didn't work for me.  The FBI lead was good, but he was straight forward character, one you could relax watching him work.

Undetected

Undetected Book
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Published: 4/29/2014
Page Count: 480
ISBN: 9781441264534
Read: 05 2019
Researcher Gina Gray is on the verge of a breakthrough in sonar technology, but she fears that her impending discovery will only put the lives of those she loves in greater danger.

I've read over 100 casual books and this one was tailored made for me.  Everything was perfect about it.  I read a book about US Navy on Memorial Day.  The Navy personnel were not morons, but solid people seeing the responsibilities they had.  A Genius of Geniuses most-likely for the lead female character.  What I know of both of these type of people the author portrays correctly.  The first 70% of the book I refused to not put the book down.  The interaction between a Genius and A Naval Submariner that in a sense she was throwing his way of doing things into new waters was awesome.   Totally acceptable interactions.  I thought at the beginning that the child-like mentality was week but as the book went on it was the right decision.  The Last 30% was mostly just about them getting together and it was like a let down only because the new stuff that was going on till that point was so riveting.

I read as a library loan, it was so good I bought the audio version.

Dead Drift

Dead Drift
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Author:
Series Number: 4
Published: 7/3/2018
Page Count: 304
ISBN: 9781493414796
Read: 2019 05
Private Investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving Luke Gallagher after he disappeared. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal while on the brink of a biological disaster that will shake America to its core. Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next target?

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 I found myself smiling as they were finishing up.

 

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.

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