Author Archives: peterjearle

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.

FINAL OPTION – Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

(Oregon Files #14) When a powerful and vengeful man hellbent on destroying Juan Cabrillo, Chairman of the Corporation and Captain of the tramp steamer, the high-tech Oregon, builds a ship identical to the Oregon, and which is just as well … Continue reading

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WHATEVER IT TAKES – Andy McNab

In some ways, this is a diversion from what I expect from Andy McNab in that the main character is less of a hardbitten hero than his usual characters. But that probably made him more human for me. I expect … Continue reading

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THE GRID – Nick Cook

Harness psychokinetic power and turn it into a weapon. Far fetched Sci-fi nonsense, of course. The stuff of thriller novels… Or is it nonsense? The personal physician to the US President, a military psychologist, Josh Cain, is called to the … Continue reading

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IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH – Bianca Marais

The well-told story concerns how two sisters in early old-age finally manage to understand each other, to forgive, and to love. South Africa on the cusp of a new beginning as Nelson Mandela moves from prison to President. Brilliant. Poignant. … Continue reading

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The 19th CHRISTMAS – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Like a lot of Mr Patterson’s thriller factory product, there are ups and downs. The ups are some of the most exciting crime thrillers on the planet. The downs probably more disappointing due to the comparison. Especially with the long-running … Continue reading

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CRISS CROSS – James Patterson

One red herring after another has Alex Cross darting from one copy-cat murder and kidnapping scene to the next, all different except for one detail: an added taunt from an enigmatic psychopath calling himself M. Even the witnessed electrocution of … Continue reading

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BLUE MOON – Lee Child

(Jack Reacher #24) As usual, wanderer Jack Reacher can’t help standing up for the downtrodden and the underdogs. Approaching an unnamed medium sized American city, Reacher notices an enticing envelope protruding from a dozing old man’s pocket and the interest … Continue reading

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THE GIVER OF STARS – Jojo Moyes

Brilliant. Sometimes I regret sticking to crime fiction, and this is one of those times. Well, someone dies and someone goes to prison, but that’s not really what this enchanting story is about. Meeting handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, touring … Continue reading

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KILLER INSTINCT – James Patterson & Howard Roughan

A terror attack on New York’s Times Square interrupts Professor Reinhart’s lecture. Knowing his partner was taking their adopted daughter there as a treat has him headed that way at breakneck speed. C4 explosive packages rip the Square apart, followed … Continue reading

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THE SECOND SLEEP – Robert Harris

An interesting concept; eight hundred years have passed since the scientific IT revolution collapsed in about 2025. With the world, then, so over-populated that when electricity and IT failed, thousands starved and millions from the cities overwhelmed the countryside in … Continue reading

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