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THE ENIGMA STRAIN – Nick Thacker

There is no doubt that NICK THACKER is going from strength to strength, both as a writer and as a story teller. This story involves an attempt to nudge the Yellowstone Caldera towards erupting, at the same time ensuring that … Continue reading

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The WORD is MURDER – Anthony Horowitz

Keeping in mind that the author is the hugely talented author of a James Bond novel as well as being a Sherlock Holmes expert and screen-writer of some fame, with FOYLE’S WAR, one of my all-time favourites, to his credit, … Continue reading

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HERE and GONE – Haylen Beck

You are on the run from a manipulative and heartless husband, just looking for a place for the night for yourself and your two kids. You have been pulled over on a lonely road by the sheriff who finds a … Continue reading

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MOVING TARGET – Lynette Eason

Elite Guardians #3. There is nothing that helps the making of successful video games better than filming the hunting of real fleeing prey with cross-bow bolts and digitalising the action. Recipe: Drug Maddy McKay and Detective Quinn Holcombe, and take … Continue reading

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PURGATORY ROAD – Samuel Parker

The portrait of the city slicker’s arrogance and inferiority complex is scarily realistic causing one to want to smack him at the same time as sympathizing. The cruel and accurate reading of his vulnerability by the unsavoury pump attendant as … Continue reading

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TWO NIGHTS – Kathy Reichs

I am a Tempe Brennan fan, but not to rake up old bones, this is a stand-alone diversion. A fast moving exciting tale for whom, if it was for a debut novelist, I’d be encouragingly optimistic. But Kathy Reichs is … Continue reading

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LEDSTON LUCK – Andrew Barrett

EDDIE COLLINS series # 4. Andrew Barrett is now on the top shelf and compares well with any of the best in the crime thriller genre. I am a fan. He is striking a nice balance with enough necessary expert … Continue reading

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NIGHTHAWK – Clive Cussler & Graham Brown.

As true to the Cussler tradition of high adventure as any of his best. Another one from the NUMA Files; a gripping ride from one dire situation to the next. An American space craft is high-jacked just after re-entry and … Continue reading

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The EMPEROR’S REVENGE – Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

As is usual Cussler, history, treasure and world-threatening events intertwine to give us another exciting read from a master of adventure. Napoleon Bonaparte, imprisoned on the island of St Helena, dies of arsenic poisoning, as we all know. Well, of … Continue reading

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The THIRST – Harry Hole 11 – Jo Nesbo

Harry Hole has embedded himself solidly into the top of the ranks of detectives; and this offering is no exception. Heart-stoppingly tense, Nesbo not only gives a tight story, his characters are so real, so deep and so subtle that … Continue reading

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