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At First Light

By |2021-12-03T20:35:47+00:00December 6th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

At First Light Mysterious Book Report No. 468 by John Dwaine McKenna Award-winning and best-selling author—as well as personal friend—Barbara Nickless, has just launched her latest book featuring a pair of all new characters in a high intensity thriller that will take your breath away. At First Light, (Thomas & Mercer, $15.95, PB, 400 pages, ISBN 970-1-5420-26-41-3), by Barbara Nickless, introduces a female character named Addie Bisset, who’s a

The Bone Hunger

By |2021-11-27T04:03:09+00:00November 29th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Bone Hunger Mysterious Book Report No. 415 by John Dwaine McKenna All novelists are bright.  That’s because writing is a craft that demands much, and promises nothing more than thousands of hours of solitary and challenging work, putting together what we hope will be a story with an engaging plot, interesting characters and a few surprises along the way that will entertain and involve our readers, maybe even

Assassin’s Strike

By |2021-11-18T03:45:18+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Assassin’s Strike Mysterious Book Report No. 413 by John Dwaine McKenna If you recognize the names Gabriel Allon, Bob Swagger, or Jason Bourne, you’re gonna love David Slayton.  He’s the protagonist and off-the-books secret agent good guy in Ward Larsen’s award-winning series featuring the lone wolf operator and notorious assassin. Assassin’s Strike, (Forge, $27.99, 336 pages, ISBN 978-0-76539156-8) by Ward Larsen, is the seventh and latest in the electrifying,

Clean Hands

By |2021-11-07T22:26:23+00:00November 15th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Clean Hands Mysterious Book Report No. 411 by John Dwaine McKenna High finance, billion dollar banks and a Wall Street law firm on the brink of disaster . . . combined with a talented fixer, a determined, urbane and experienced warrior woman known for her smooth style, velvet touch and iron fist . . . and you’ll have just a few of the elements of a recent thriller entitled:

Private Cathedral

By |2021-11-07T22:21:31+00:00November 8th, 2021|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

A Private Cathedral Mysterious Book Report No. 412 by John Dwaine McKenna Whenever CWA Grand Master and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient James Lee Burke brings forth a new work of fiction, the world of mystery, thriller and crime readers and writers sits up and takes notice.  We know it will be lyrically written and thought provoking . . . as well as exciting, violent and philosophical . . . all

Dear Child

By |2021-11-07T22:16:22+00:00November 7th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Dear Child Mysterious Book Report No. 423 by John Dwaine McKenna A woman—who’s been kidnapped and held in a boarded-up hovel deep in some remote  woods, while being forced to act as a wife to a strange and brutal man and a mother to his two small children—manages to overcome her captor and escape . . . “But the end of her ordeal is only the beginning of her

The Last Hunt

By |2021-10-21T16:44:31+00:00October 25th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Last Hunt Mysterious Book Report No. 404 by John Dwaine McKenna A series of fortunate events brought our attention this week, to an awesome crime fiction novelist and master of the thriller genre.  His work is inspired, captivating and totally entertaining as he weaves a complex plot together in such an electrifying manner that the reader just can’t put the book down.  If you’re craving an intricate, well-plotted

The Apollo Murders

By |2021-10-14T18:36:40+00:00October 18th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

The Apollo Murders Mysterious Book Report No. 467 by John Dwaine McKenna The Apollo Murders, (Mulholland, $28.00, 480 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-26453-2), by Chris Hadfield, is an alternate history of the cancelled Apollo 18 moon mission.  In the novel it takes place in 1973 and is re-imagined as a military reconnaissance mission to spy on a Soviet space station known as Alnaz.  Alnaz is nothing more than an orbiting ‘eye

Just Thieves

By |2021-10-07T20:13:38+00:00October 11th, 2021|Crime Fiction, Mysterious Book Report|

Just Thieves Mysterious Book Report No. 466 By John Dwaine McKenna Just Thieves, (Melville House, $26.99, 256 pages, ISBN 978-1-61219-937-5), by Gregory Galloway, is set in an unknown corner of the United States, where a career thief and down-and- outer named “Rick” learned dishonesty from his father, a crooked building inspector.  When his girlfriend, Denise, gives birth to a baby girl, she and Rick split the sheets.  Not a

Broken Genius

By |2021-09-30T19:53:02+00:00October 4th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Thriller|

Broken Genius Mysterious Book Report No. 465 By John Dwaine McKenna Broken Genius, (Oceanview, $26.95, 336 pages, ISBN 978-1-60809-388-5) by Drew Murray features a protagonist named Will Parker.  He’s a genius.  A man who became fabulously rich in his 20s as the CEO of a world-class tech company, and walked away to become a special agent for the FBI’s cyber division.  The reason? Parker suffers from guilt for a

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