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Sunburn

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

Sunburn

Mysterious Book Report No. 337

by John Dwaine McKenna

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the warm weather season; a time for vacations, kicking back, relaxing and light summertime reading.  And hey, what could be better, we’re kicking it off with one of America’s most loved, respected and widely-read authors who’s always at the top of the NY Times bestseller lists.

Sunburn, (William Morrow/Harper Collins, $26.99, 290 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-238992-3) by Laura Lippman is a psychological suspense novel about a pair of lovers in a relationship based upon lies and secrets.  Polly and Adam meet in a bar in the small inland town of Belleville, Delaware.  She says she’s just passing through on her way out west: headed for Las Vegas.  Adam is more ambivalent, but also claims that he’s going to be somewhere else when summer ends.  That’s what they say, but it’s not what they do, because they’re both holding back elemental details about themselves . . . even as they’re inexorably drawn together into a passionate love affair.  Polly has a past: seedy, criminal and heartbreaking.  She may, or may not, have stolen a fortune from a defenseless child; and she’s run away . . . abandoned actually . . . her second husband and three year-old daughter.  Adam on the other hand, has a much shorter backstory . . . he’s a private investigator who’s been hired to find Polly, and the secret  cache of stolen money she’s suspected of squirreling away.  As the summer wears on, the lovers get more and more involved with each other, until the sudden, violent death of a co-worker.  It’s officially ruled an accident, but was it?  Will the star-crossed pair survive as a couple or will their deceits and personal failings catch up with them in the end . . .

The pace is relentless, while the suspense and psychological twists just keep on coming in this thriller from the hand of one of the most esteemed writers working in America today, and a great way to start your summer reading!

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The Hush

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

The Hush

Mysterious Book Report No. 336

by John Dwaine McKenna

One of the awesomest young writers to come down the literary turnpike in the new millennium is a southern gothic wordsmith named John Hart.  The accolades, superlatives and awards directed at him keep piling up at an astonishing rate; making him one of the hottest new novelists; one that all thriller enthusiasts will want to be acquainted with.  He’s just finished an electrifying new installment in the saga of Johnny Merrimon, the pure-hearted prince of bad-assery we first meet in The Last Child. Now, he’s returned in The Hush, (St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 418 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-01230-2).

Ten years have passed since Johnny Merrimon came home from prison and made the discovery that upended life in the small North Carolina town where he was born and raised.  The case was so sensational that books have been written about it and news people of all disciplines around the world have beleaguered him day and night, looking for additional gossip to add to the astonishing story.  Shunning all publicity, Johnny has taken up residence in the middle of a six-thousand acre swamp known as Hush Arbor.  It’s the last of a fifty-thousand acre tract that was owned, and lost, by his great, great grandfather in the decade before the Civil War.  But the chain of ownership has a flaw in it because the Hush, as it’s called by the locals, was first gifted to some freed slaves and reverted back to Johnny due to a certain clause that’s being contested by the descendents of the freed men.    Johnny’s prevailed in the court proceeding, but the decision’s been appealed, with the trial about to begin.  Johnny Merrimon however, is broke.  He ekes out a subsistence living from the land, and his only hope at trial is Jack Cross, a boyhood friend with a newly minted law degree, who specializes in tax law.  The other side is backed by a hedge fund billionaire who wants the land for a private hunting preserve where trophy animals thrive in profusion.  The Hush, however, is a notoriously strange place.  The local folk avoid it . . . for those who do enter it get lost, die, or come out catatonic; unable to talk because they’ve been scared out of their minds by something unspeakable that lurks out there.  It’s something evil and ancient, something cursed, unholy and undead.  All of which only adds to the legend of Johnny Merrimon.  Has he made a deal with the Devil . . . or is Johnny some sort of a supernatural being?  The only way to find out, is to read this thrilling novel for yourself and you, like the MBR, will be all in for the works of John Hart, the only writer to ever win the coveted Edgar Award in back-to-back, consecutive years.  To paraphrase legendary Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver: “John Hart is the real . . . real, real deal!”

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The Detonator

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

The Detonator

Mysterious Book Report No. 335

by John Dwaine McKenna

Psychological thrillers are among the most popular of modern crime fiction works, because they give readers a long and hard look into the hearts and minds and motives of people who are far outside of the usual norms of society.  The Irish and Brits call them nutters . . . while we Americans simply call them what they are . . . crazy.  We’re fascinated and fearful, all at the same time, and that makes them irresistible to us, for humans are curious by nature.  It takes a masterful writer however, to look into that kind of a heart of darkness and create artful entertainment from such bleak material.

The Detonator, (Polis Books, $25.99, 287 pages, ISBN 978-1-943818-88-4) by Vincent Zandri is an electrifying psychological thriller involving a demolitions expert named Ike Singer.  He’s a man whose job was Master Blaster, the guy who blows those obsolete old multi-story buildings to smithereens, so that new ones can be put up in their place.  He was at the top of his profession fifteen years ago when a personal indiscretion resulted in an attempted murder and suicide.  It meant the death of his business partner and college best friend . . . and the loss of his license to practice the trade he loved so well . . . the occupation Ike Singer spent his whole life learning.  He’s been trying to make up for it ever since.  The father of a child named Henry—who suffers from a rare premature aging disease which has made him an old man with a terminal life expectancy of just twenty statue years—Ike and his wife Ellen are doing their best to make Henry’s last weeks and days of life as happy as possible.  Ike, having found satisfaction as a bomb disposal expert with the Albany, New York Police Department, has put the past behind, moved on with his life and kept his marriage intact.  He’s found peace.  But that peace is based on lies.  Lies which threaten to come to the surface when he and his family become the targets of a brilliant psychopath with a PhD in Super Nano-Thermite Explosives . . . she’s the daughter of his old partner . . . who wants to extract revenge for her family’s troubles by blowing up the Singer family and the City of Albany too.  The tension and suspense ratchets up with each page in this exciting, fast-paced and propulsive thriller that’s a blast, (Sorry, I can’t help myself sometimes . . .) from start to finish.  It’s a dynamite read all the way.  Enjoy!

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Green Sun

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

Green Sun

Mysterious Book Report No. 334

by John Dwaine McKenna

There’s plenty of reality TV programs these days that show viewers what cops are doing during their shifts, and what they’re putting up with from John Q. and Susie B. Public.  Now, a new book puts readers into the jump seat of a 1980s vintage squad car during the spring and summer of a new officer’s probationary period in Oakland, California. It lets us see what the newbie cop is experiencing, and thinking, in an emotionally charged thrill ride that starts in the first chapter and runs through the last page.

Green Sun, (Mulholland Books/ Little, Brown, $27.00, 336 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-46680-6) by Kent Anderson is the third book of a trilogy which began with Sympathy For The Devil and Night Dogs, more than twenty years ago.  Make no mistake however, Green Sun stands entirely on its own.  It tells the story of Officer Hanson, a Viet Nam war Special Forces veteran who—at age 38—gives up the comfort of a professorship to return to life as a cop in a city that’s awash in strife and racial conflict.  The Oakland streets are boiling hot under the summer sun.  They’re also armed and angry, gang and dope-infested, seething, mean and set to explode at the slightest provocation.  Hanson,  who’s fighting his own personal demons . . . sees Death, following him around at times. He’s an unconventional cop, who realizes, justice is an elusive commodity that comes in other ways than strict enforcement of the law.  He’s a lone ranger in hostile territory.  He works alone, without backup on an understaffed, poorly managed, outnumbered, badly-equipped, inefficient, brutal and outwardly racist police force, where truth be told, the cops are scared to death of the public they serve.  Hanson, who gave himself up for dead in Viet Nam, has long since made his peace with it and goes unafraid, where angels fear to tread, using respect, common sense and compassion instead of brute force to do his job.  But at the same time, he’s drinking himself to death, trying to keep his ‘mean streak’ bottled up . . . and inhibit his inner urge to kill everyone he comes in conflict with.  In a downward spiral, he meets an outspoken beauty named Libya and her irrepressive nephew Weegee, while at the same time, forming a dangerous friendship with Felix Maxwell, the biggest druglord in Oakland, based on their shared values of honor and fair play.  Read it and see for yourself, why Green Sun is drawing rave reviews from everyone.  Publishers Weekly puts it in the top ten mysteries and thrillers for Spring, but the MBR puts it in the top three.  It’s one you don’t want to miss!

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Killer Choice

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

Killer Choice

Mysterious Book Report No. 333

by John Dwaine McKenna

A harrowing ride into desperation, is how one commentator described this chilling suspense novel by a debut author who posits the following question:  How far would you go to save the life of the person you love most in the world?  That is what faces protagonist Gary Foster in this devilishly-twisted plot that puts an ordinary man into an impossible situation.

Killer Choice, (Berkley/Penguin Random House, $26.00, 342 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-58640-8) by Tom Hunt, takes place in the heart of the Michigan rust belt.  In a city with no industry, no jobs and no hope, Gary and Beth Fosters lives are looking up.  He’s opened a new retail store with his brother Rod, and Beth has finally been able to conceive after years of trying.  They are expecting a son in a few months and are overjoyed by the prospect of finally starting a family.  Then comes the phone call no one ever wants to get, Beth has collapsed.  She’s been rushed to a local hospital, unconscious and convulsing.  She has a brain tumor, cancerous . . . inoperable.  The only hope for the devastated couple and their unborn child is an experimental treatment that’s only available in Germany.  The cost: $200,000, is way beyond their modest, middle-class means.  Desperate, they try raising the cash through appeals to friends and a go-fund-me page on the internet.  Weeks later and with time running out, they’ve only managed to come up with a fraction of what they need.  Exhausted, afraid and running out of hope, Gary gets a mysterious phone call and an astonishing offer.  A stranger offers put up Gary the two-hundred grand he’s been despairing for . . . with just one little hitch . . . in return he’ll have to kill someone.  To Gary, who’s never even held a gun, much less fired one, it’s an impossible dilemma.  Can he go against every moral precept he’s ever had, to commit a heinous crime in order to try and save his beloved wife?  What would you do in his place?  Read the book and find the answers in this nail-biter of domestic suspense.

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Down The River Unto The Sea

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

 Down The River Unto The Sea

Mysterious Book Report No. 332

by John Dwaine McKenna

Walter Mosley has authored more than fifty books.  He’s been appointed a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, won just about any award you could name, his books have been translated into twenty different languages and he is revered from here to kingdom come.  He entertains, enlightens and thrills his readers.  While at the same time, he makes them think . . . about what it’s like to be a person of color in America.  He began with a character named Easy Rawlins, a 1950s-era black PI in Los Angeles, continued with another detective named Leonid McGill and also wrote twenty-five standalones, seven non-fiction titles, and even a play.  His works have influenced millions.  Now, in his newest novel entitled Down The River Unto The Sea, (Mulholland Books/ Little, Brown and Co., $27.00, 322 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-50964-0), Walter Mosley has graced us with a brand-new character named Joe King Oliver.  He’s a former NYPD cop who was falsely imprisoned on Rikers Island ten years previous.  Now, he’s ekeing out a living as a private eye, just barely keeping his head above water, when a young woman comes in and offers him a paying job to try and exonerate a radical black journalist who’s on death row for killing two cops.  She says A Free Man (his legal name), is innocent.  The woman claims he was set up, forced into a kill-or-be-killed predicament by some crooked cops.  This situation is so like his own that Joe  King Oliver, (the name of Louis Armstrong’s mentor and first bandleader), decides to solve the pair of cases at the same time.  By doing so, he hopes to free the inmate and reinstate himself with the NYPD . . . but evil still lurks in the 29,000 person police force, and as the beleaguered Joe Oliver knows, bullets are cheaper than reconcilement in this beautifully rendered and heartfelt novel from the pen of a master.  There’s a reason he’s been called a national treasure.  Read it and see for yourself, why the MBR never misses a new Walter Mosley novel.

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Defectors

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

Defectors

Mysterious Book Report No. 331

by John Dwaine McKenna

In light of all the nic-nac paddy-whacking that’s been going on for weeks . . . or is it months . . . or, OMG . . . years now about Russia and who did what to whom, and the when, where, why and how until we’re all sick to death of hearing about it, the MBR thought a change of perspective was in order.  So, we’re going back some six decades to the year 1960.  It was the height of the Cold War, when American foreign policy was engrossed in preventing the spread of communism, and the US and USSR battled each other at every opportunity short of actual combat.  It was when we had the arms race, the space race and spy versus spy as the two colossal governments competed for world domination while all of us little folks waited around for the nuclear bombs to start falling.

Defectors,  (ATRIA BOOKS/Simon & Schuster, $27.00, 290 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-2139-5) by Edgar Award winning author Joseph Kanon, is the story of two brothers named Weeks.  Frank, the older one, was a rising star in the newly-formed Central Intelligence Agency until he was exposed as a communist spy, defected behind the Iron Curtain in 1949 and disappeared in the Soviet Union.  Now, twelve years later, he’s written his KGB approved memoirs, which he thinks are sure to be a world-wide best-seller, and invited his younger brother Simon, a respected New York publisher, to come to Moscow to edit and review the manuscript.  Simon’s company will then publish the finished book.  Simon, who hasn’t heard from Frank since his defection, goes to the Soviet Union with many misgivings.  He longs to see his older sibling and wants the profits that the book is certain to gather, but worries that it will be full of lies, half-truths and propaganda.  Appearing to condone Frank’s behavior is anathema to Simon.  He’s a loyal citizen of the United States of America and a book like that would reflect badly on the integrity of his publishing company, making it seem to be like an apologist for the Soviet Union.  At first, Frank is charming and social, eager for news of family, friends and the agency he turned his back on . . . whose secrets he stole and delivered to our enemies.  But then, Frank gets duplicitous, an officer of “The Service,” as he refers to the KGB, and tries to enlist Simon in a scheme that leaves him torn between family and country, at odds between the CIA and the KGB . . . and both of them in danger of losing their lives.  Defectors is a thought-provoking, timely, well-researched and enlightening novel that compares well to our modern conflicted world.  It’s utterly fascinating too!

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Blood on the Tracks

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

Blood on the Tracks

Mysterious Book Report No. 330

by John Dwaine McKenna

It was a lucky day for all of us when my wife June’s book club decided to read this outstanding first novel, written by a Colorado author and published in 2016.  Smart group those dozen-plus ladies, all college or public librarians, administrators and professional women, the core group of which—including June–has been meeting on the first Tuesday of the month for close to thirty years.  So, when my darling spouse said, “I think you’d really like this novel,” I paid attention.  I’m glad I did, and you will be too, because it’s nothing less than epic.  The best first novel I have ever seen.

Blood on the Tracks, ( Thomas & Mercer, PB, $15.95, 372 pages, ISBN 978-1503936867) by Barbara Nickless, will introduce readers to two of the toughest and most endearing characters in all of modern crime fiction.  Their names are Sydney Rose Parnell, and her K9 companion, a Belgian Malinois war dog named Clyde.  They’re a pair of ex-US marines who saw war service in Iraq, both are suffering from  PTSD—Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome—and they each see the ghosts of comrades who died in the war.  Now, they’re back in Denver where Sydney Rose grew up.  It’s where she works as a railroad police Special Agent for the fictional Denver Pacific Continental Railway.  She’s called in to help investigate by the Denver Major Crimes Unit when a savage, inhuman and cruel murder of a young woman takes place near railway property.  She had been an activist amongst the homeless and transients living alongside the train tracks and the only suspect is a disfigured Iraq war veteran known only as the Burned Man because of his facial scars.  The burned man and the murdered woman were about to marry, but he may be the killer . . . he was found with a bloody knife . . . but can’t remember what happened.  He doesn’t think he killed her, but can’t be sure.  The Denver homicide cops are convinced he did, but as Sydney Rose combs through the homeless camps searching for answers, her doubts mount and grow as she discovers a far-reaching conspiracy going all the way back to Iraq, and involving train-riding gangs of skinheads, white supremacists and militants, all of whom want to shut her down . . .  permanently.  The action and the pathos begins on page one and carries through to the final, pulse-pounding confrontation and battle in this thriller of thrillers.  Barbara Nickless is an author we’ll be a fan of from now on.  And hey, here’s great news!  The second installment of the Sydney Rose Parnell and Clyde saga entitled Dead Stop, is already published and available.  Their third adventure, Ambush, will be out early next year.  Stay tuned, it’s gonna be one helluva train ride!

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Slaughterhouse Blues

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

Slaughterhouse Blues

Mysterious Book Report No. 329

by John Dwaine McKenna

Do you ever take a chance on a book, based only on the title, or cover illustration?  It’s a fun way to discover a new author or genre you might otherwise pass up.  Or Not, in which case the non-profit stores and neighborhood churches always need stuff to sell.  But, when it works out as hoped, it’s a delightful experience.  Which is exactly what happened when the MBR was intrigued by the title of a nifty piece of crime fiction that was featured in last months edition of  The Mysterious Newsletter.

Slaughterhouse Blues, (Shotgun Honey/ Down & Out Books, PB, $11.95, 136 pages, ISBN 978-1-946502-40-7) by Nick Kolakowski is a short, but intense piece of hard-boiled crime fiction that features a pair of romantically linked antiheros named Fiona and Bill.  Together, they’re gun-loving masters of bad-assiveness . . . he’s a big-time, big-score, high-living master thief and she’s a dead-shot, merciless, hitter-for-hire.  As the tale begins, Bill and Fiona are holed up down in Cuba, where they’re on the run from the Rockaway Mob, from whom Bill “borrowed” several million dollars in their first adventure, A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps.  They know that the mob godfathers are going to come for them, but they’re unprepared for a pair of assassins who’re so utterly amoral, they’re almost insane.  From Cuba to Nicaragua to New York City, the chase is on and Bill and Fiona won’t survive unless they can somehow pull off an impressive robbery of an improbable treasure with an unspeakably ugly past.  This little gem of a novel will only take a couple of lunch hours to read, but it’ll keep you entertained a lot longer than that!

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The Bomb Maker

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Mysterious Book Report, TV Townsman Articles | 0 comments

The Bomb Maker

Mysterious Book Report No. 328

by John Dwaine McKenna

One way to judge the character of a hero is by assessing the nature of his or her adversary.  The wickeder the villain, the more courageous the protagonist will appear to be, because conflict creates drama, and it is the following sequence of events . . . emotional, turbulent or tragic . . . which keeps readers turning the pages.  We’ve gotta see what comes next because all humans are curious and emotional.  Now, one of Americas most psychologically astute thriller writers has come up with a novel that covers all of the above, and then some.

The Bomb Maker, (Mysterious Press, $26.00, 372 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2748-8) by Thomas Perry, has the reader looking over the shoulder of one of the most diabolic, evil, uncaring, solipsistic and murderous characters to come skulking down the pages of a novel since Hannibal Lecter scared the bejezus out of all of us.  He’s known simply as the Bomb Maker and his stated goal is to kill every member of the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad.  When a bomb call is made in the first chapter of the novel, the LAPD responds to the threat, which soon evolves at 27,000 feet per second into a world-class tragedy.  That’s when the deputy chief of police calls upon the retired former leader of the bomb squad to come back to work on an interim basis in order to help rebuild the department.  The heroes name is Dick Stahl.  He’s been running his own security consulting firm and has just returned from a life-threatening mission in Mexico.  His sense of obligation to the members of the bomb squad that he’s tutored and mentored as captain overcomes his reluctance to get involved, and Stahl agrees to step in as the temporary commander.  The frequencies of the calls, and the sophistication of the trigger mechanisms convince him that this is no ordinary malcontent building amateurish, unreliable, simplistic devices.  The bombs are massive, complex and deadly—the work of a brilliant, though demented mind—and they’re coming with increasing persistence because the bomb maker is being pressured by his terrorist backers who want ever bigger bombs as they ramp up to an unknown doomsday scenario.  At the same time, Dick Stahl runs afoul of departmental policies and gets caught in the crosshairs of public opinion, due to the twenty-four hour news cycle in this hair-raising, propulsive and electrifying novel from the pen of America’s best thriller writer.  It’ll keep you reading and thinking about it long after the last page is turned.  Thomas Perry is at the top of his game in The Bomb Maker!

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