Bodyguard for Christmas

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... Continue Reading →

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure
Category:
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
Category:
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
Category:
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.

 

Raptor 6

no cover is available for this book
Category:
Author:
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
Category:
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
Category:
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
Category:
Author:
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.

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑