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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

Damascus Station

By |2021-09-23T19:09:05+00:00September 27th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Damascus Station Mysterious Book Report No. 464 by John Dwaine McKenna Damascus Station, (Norton, $27.95, 400 pages, ISBN 978-0-393-88104-2) by former CIA analyst David McCloskey, features a CIA case officer named Sam Joseph, who in his second espionage adventure is attempting to recruit a Syrian woman named Mariam Haddad, a highly placed official working for the Syrian Secret Service called the Mukhabarat. The story begins in Paris, France, where

False Flag

By |2021-09-14T18:58:19+00:00September 20th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

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

Friends of Pancho Villa

By |2021-09-09T20:32:29+00:00September 13th, 2021|Historical/Thriller|

The Friends of Pancho Villa Mysterious Book Report No. 238 by John Dwaine McKenna LEST WE FORGET: A little over one hundred years ago, on March 9, 1916, a force of roughly 500 heavily armed men mounted on horseback and under the command of a cattle thief and bandit, rode up and out of the Sonoran Desert from Mexico.  Under cover of night, thirty miles North of the international

Sleeping Bear

By |2021-09-03T15:00:29+00:00September 6th, 2021|Mysterious Book Report, Spy/Thriller|

Sleeping Bear Mysterious Book Report No. 463 by John Dwaine McKenna Sleeping Bear, (Atria/Bestler, $27.00, 400 pages, ISBN 978-1-9821-6639-7) by Connor Sullivan, announces in loud and clear language, the arrival of an author who has the promise of greatness written all over him, as he’s come up with one of the best espionage novels since Robert Ludlum penned The Bourne Identity. The story begins when a thirty year-old woman

Author Interview-Connor Sullivan

By |2021-09-03T15:05:26+00:00September 6th, 2021|Author Interviews, Mysterious Book Report|

Interview With The Author: Connor Sullivan by John Dwaine McKenna   Hey Connor. . . it’s great talking to you.  Thanks for taking the time.  We know you’re busy so we’ll be brief.  Here’s our first question:   When do you write?  I’m not a morning person, so my ideal writing time occurs late morning into the evening, and then again at night.  Where do you write? I have

Razorblade Tears

By |2021-08-26T19:59:34+00:00August 30th, 2021|Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled/Noir, Mysterious Book Report|

Razorblade Tears Mysterious Book Report No. 462 by John Dwaine McKenna There are legions of fiction writers in the world today, who toil diligently at their chosen craft and produce innumerable works that are exciting, memorable and entertaining.  They satisfy our need to educate ourselves and explore unfamiliar societies while experiencing another person’s world through their eyes—all from the comfort of our favorite reading nook.  But only a few—a

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