Book Reviews

One Second After – William R Forstchen

Professor John Matherson lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with his two daughters. He still grieves for his wife who passed away from cancer a few years ago. He works at the local college and is a respected member of the community. The community suddenly loses all power, in fact …

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Justified

I hope there isn’t a rule that says you shouldn’t review a book you’ve edited. If there is, I’m about to break that rule. Mystery. Suspense. Intrigue. That’s what you’ll find in Rob Delion’s first novel, Justified. If something stands out and makes you ask, “Why did the author include …

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"The Help" — book and movie

When I first began seeing the advertisements for the movie The Help I was tempted to find and read the book first.  The scenes that flashed across the television screen were so funny and surprising and I just knew I would love it. A few days later I saw the book …

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“The Help” — book and movie

When I first began seeing the advertisements for the movie The Help I was tempted to find and read the book first.  The scenes that flashed across the television screen were so funny and surprising and I just knew I would love it. A few days later I saw the book …

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Book Review – Deal Breaker – Harlan Coben

Myron Bolitar is a sports agent whose latest client is star quarterback Christian Steele. Both are poised to make it to the big leagues. Things are not that simple though. Christian‘s former girlfriend went missing a couple of years ago and recently her father was murdered. To make things more …

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Book Review – Night Fall – Nelson DeMille

On  July 17th 1996, a Boeing 747-131 flying from JFK airport, New York to Paris, TWA 800 exploded mid air 12 minutes after take off, killing all 230 souls on board. On the fifth anniversary of this tragedy, ex-NYPD detective, John Corey attends a memorial services with his wife, FBI …

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Book Review – The Lion's Game

An apparent Libyan defector is due to arrive by plane from Paris and a team from the Anti-Terrorist Task Force are set to greet the plane when it touches down at JFK airport. The ATTF team is made up from CIA and FBI as well as John Corey, ex of …

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Book Review – The Lion’s Game

An apparent Libyan defector is due to arrive by plane from Paris and a team from the Anti-Terrorist Task Force are set to greet the plane when it touches down at JFK airport. The ATTF team is made up from CIA and FBI as well as John Corey, ex of …

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Renovation of the Chruch

This book looks interesting. Just read an interview with the authors in which they say the following: “For some years now, the church in North America has been terribly confused on this issue of relevancy. We thought that relevancy meant being like the surrounding culture, having a style and an outreach that would be very familiar [...]

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FREE Download: The Millennials

FREE Download: The Millennials Who are the millennials? What really matters to them? How will their influence change the world? Find out by downloading The Millennials — the first major investigative work on America’s largest generation from a Christian perspective — forFREE now through June 20, 2011 at any of the following e-tailers: Amazon ~  B&N ~  CBD ~ [...]

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That’s What Friends Are For

It’s impossible to navigate this world without friends. We all have them, we all need them. St. Thomas Public Library is no exception. We have friends too, a dedicated group of volunteers who go by the collective moniker – Friends of St. Thomas Pub...

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Book Review – Code to Zero – Ken Follett

The year is 1958 and the US are trying to catch up with the Russian space program. Already the Russians have launched two craft into space, while the Americans have failed miserably. This is the American’s last chance otherwise they will have lost the space race. A man wakes up …

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Book Review – Orbit – John J Nance

A lucky winner is given a free ride on a commercial space flight but as soon as he arrives on orbit, bad things happen. Now trapped high above the Earth, one man writes his thoughts, feelings and epitaph, not knowing that the world below is reading every line. As the …

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Book Review – Breakheart Pass

A wanted criminal is caught and placed on a supply train, heading to Fort Humboldt who is battling with illness, but even before the train has left the station, strange and mysterious disappearances are happening. Published in 1974, Breakheart Pass is Alistair MacLean‘s one and only western although full of …

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Book Review – Star Wars – Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

A imperial prison ship discovers a star destroyer floating with power in space, but when the boarding party returns, they bring more than just news. Soon the survivors may wish they were already dead. Think of this as a zombie – star wars mashup that doesn’t take long to read. …

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Star Wars – Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

A imperial prison ship discovers a star destroyer floating with power in space, but when the boarding party returns, they bring more than just news. Soon the survivors may wish they were already dead. Think of this as a zombie – star wars mashup that...

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Book Review – Cosmonaut by Peter McAllister

It was supposed to be a broadcast of an American astronaut on the International Space Station. Instead it became a live broadcast of his murder. The suspects? Four Russian and one Japanese inhabitants of the ISS. The only man trained to deal with this situation, a man who was an astronaut as well as currently being a homicide detective, Edge Reynolds, is called in travel to the ISS and find the murderer. What he finds instead is a dangerous truth that could kill him before he can reveal the conspiracy to those back on Earth. Cosmonaut starts with a shocking bang and then slows as it builds up to its climax. Published in 2003, after the two space shuttle disasters, Challenger and Columbia, it introduces a NASA organization who has banked everything on the ISS. Filled with convincing technical babble and descriptions, really sets the scene well for the action back on earth. The ISS is very well described as well. The main character, Edge Reynolds, is like lead characters in many books, beaten to within an inch of their lives and yet, still able to win the day! The name, Edge, is also like something from the 1960′s where [...]

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Book Review – Orbit – John J Nance

A lucky winner is given a free ride on a commercial space flight but as soon as he arrives on orbit, bad things happen. Now trapped high above the Earth, one man writes his thoughts, feelings and epitaph, not knowing that the world below is reading every line. As the author states at the start of the book. Orbit is unlike any of the previous books that John J Nance has written. The previous books were all airplane based and although I have read only a handful, they are all very entertaining and enjoyable, to the point that John’s name, along with any unread books have been added to the infamous Books To Buy list that I carry on my person at all times. Yes, Orbit features someone who is in a plane like craft and who gets into trouble but it feels as if that is only the scenario, not what the book is about. At the very least, Orbit is a good science fiction (although not really) thriller about a man trapped in space and the attempts to rescue him as he faces up to the fact that he is going to die.  Take at face value, if [...]

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Book Review – The Gun Seller – Hugh Laurie

Thomas Lang is an ex-soldier who now hired to do various things by various people. He has ties to the British intelligence and on top of all that, is a pretty decent sort of a chap. And now rather than assassinate someone, who has chosen to try and save them. …

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Book Review – The Scarecrow – Michael Connelly

A reporter who has just lost his job finds himself investigating an apparently solved murder and in the process discovers that not only are things not what they seem, but that there may be an undetected killer who is successfully killing and getting away with it. From the beginning, The …

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