False Flag

False Flag

Mysterious Book Report No. 322

by John Dwaine McKenna

In the world of espionage, The business of spies is lies, which makes it impossible at times, to distinguish between friend and foe . . . because all covert operations are designed to advance the interests and objectives of the spying country.  Put it another way and the axiom becomes: TRUST NO ONE.  They all lie all the time.  And nowhere is this illustrated better than in a thrilling new spy yarn in which a trusted ally and friend becomes a deadly enemy.  False Flag (Blackstone Publishing, $26.99, 320 pages, ISBN 978-1-5047-9772-6) b
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Night Blind

Night Blind

Mysterious Book Report No.  321

by John Dwaine McKenna

Iceland sits just below the Arctic Circle, about midway between Greenland and Scandinavia.  At  the northernmost  point of the volcanic island is the city  of  Siglufjördur . . . where in late November, “The darkness comes and curls around you like a  furry black cat,”  and it doesn’t even think about getting light again until sometime in February.  Some of the people living there get depressed by the long dark night, others find comfort in it somehow, and still others—like Reykjavík lawyer Ragnar Jonasson—put their time in t
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Bluebird Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird

Mysterious Book Report No. 320

by John Dwaine McKenna

One of 2017s most outstanding novels was first released in the last quarter of the year, and we were so inundated with other books to review that we weren’t able to report on it.  The MBR regrets that and intends to rectify things immediately. Bluebird, Bluebird, (Muholland Books/Little Brown & Co, $26.00, 303 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-36329-7) by award-winning author Attica Locke, took the reading world by storm with her novel of ethnicity, kin, honor, prejudice and justice in the east Texas town of Lark.  It’s a place that
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The Quantum Spy

The Quantum Spy

Mysterious Book Report No. 319

by John Dwaine McKenna

It’s indisputable that the next war will be fought in cyberspace.  Some scientific and military experts believe in fact, that World War III has already begun . . . that the opening skirmishes are evidenced by the endless hacking attempts on the most secure of websites . . . where our adversaries are going after America’s commercial, financial, governmental, scientific and military secrets in hopes of besting the United States by destroying the economy and infrastructure.  By doing so, the enemies of America could defeat her without firing a shot.
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Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Mysterious Book Report No. 318

by John Dwaine McKenna

Our author this week needs no introduction, as his name has become synonymous with the modern American West.  We’re referring of course, to the prolific and award-winning Wyoming writer C.J. Box, and his beloved character, Joe Pickett; the iconic Wyoming Game Warden, all-American good guy and dedicated family man.  Now, Mr. Box has another character that the MBR thinks will become just as iconic, and just as beloved by readers. Paradise Valley, (Minotaur Books, $27.99, 340 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-05104-2
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