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Book Review – Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice: A Beaumont and Brady Novel by J.A. Jance My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was my first exposure to JA Jance – and it introduced me to two of her characters. I found myself delighting in the tiny details and geographical accuracy of her Seattle-and-environs setting, and marveling at her ability […]

Book Review – Spartan Gold

Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler My rating: 1 of 5 stars Overall, a disappointing outing from Cussler and Blackwood. In this novel, Remi and Sam Fargo, treasure hunters extraordinaire and generous philanthropists, find themselves up against the forces of a mysterious Ukranian crime boss who traces his ancestry to Persia, and Xerxes the Great. Both […]

The Emperor’s Tomb by Steve Berry My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cassiopeia Vitt has a problem. She owes ex-pat Russian Lev Sokolov a favour, and he’s come to collect. His young son was kidnapped in China, a growing problem no one will admit exists. In her effort to find Sokolov’s son, she steals an […]

The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury My rating: 3 of 5 stars This sequel to The Last Templar finds us catching up with Tess Chaykin and Sean Reilly – and discovering that their happily ever after wasn’t quite so happy, or ever after. Following the formula he established in The Last Templar, The Templar Salvation […]

Book Review – The Chase

The Chase by Clive Cussler My rating: 3 of 5 stars The first of the Isaac Bell novels, the reader is introduced to a new era for Cussler – the end of the Wild, Wild West, when railroads brought civilization to the frontier. The Butcher Bandit has been declared a ghost by local police across […]

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