Wednesday, April 19, 2023

“14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – Wave of Hatred


14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Book cover)

Short Summary

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro are parents to one of the more recognizable and celebrated detective series with the Women's Murder Club, being over twenty books in and showing no intention of stopping. In the fourteenth installment, titled 14th Deadly Sin, they send Lindsay Boxer and the rest of the club chasing after a pair of maniacs holding San Francisco hostage through their sheer brutality. What's worse, none are above suspicion, not even the police themselves.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

“Hell Divers VI: Allegiance” by Nicholas Sansbury Smith – The First Country


Hell Divers VI: Allegiance by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Book cover)

Short Summary

Nicholas Sansbury Smith has taken his divers a very long way from their humble beginning in the skies, having them fight for an unlikely oasis on Earth in the fifth installment. In the sixth one, Hell Divers VI: Allegiance, we follow Xavier as he tries to reign as the reluctant king of the islands, all while a new group of divers tries to locate other survivors on Earth, before hostile android defectors wipe them all out.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

“IBM and the Holocaust” by Edwin Black – Alliance of Savages


IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black (Book cover)

Short Summary

Edwin Black has become a celebrated thorn in the sides of many corporate and governmental entities, going to great lengths to pull their darkest secrets out from the shadows. In IBM and the Holocaust, he chronicles in minute detail how IBM co-planned and co-organized the Holocaust for the Nazis, and the unsavoury alliance which blossomed between the two.

Friday, January 06, 2023

“Hell Divers V: Captives” by Nicholas Sansbury Smith – Paradise in Abaddon


Hell Divers V: Captives by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Book cover)

Short Summary

Nicholas Sansbury Smith has taken us on a rather original and captivating adventure with The Hell Divers series, telling the story of a humanity stuck living in the skies on giant airships following World War III. In the fifth book, titled Hell Divers V: Captives, we follow our heroes as they try and reclaim a paradise on Earth, unaffected by radiation, but populated exclusively by cannibals.

Friday, November 25, 2022

“Unlucky 13” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – The Club in Danger


Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Book cover)

Short Summary

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have managed to develop a partnership few authors would even consider, having written over twenty books together, and still counting. Their Women's Murder Club Thriller series has earned them plenty of accolades, and in the thirteenth entry, titled Unlucky 13, they send their protagonists on a chase after a psychotic killer with nothing to lose intent on stalking them.

Monday, October 24, 2022

“Portals” by Douglas E. Richards – The Bane of Being Human


Portals by Douglas E. Richards (Book cover)

Short Summary

Douglas E. Richards is one of the few authors with the remarkable talent of being able to pull the reader into his outlandish concepts and have them turning one page after the next, and Portals is a perfect example of that. It follows the story of Noah Harris and Ashley Finn, two field agents for an organization meant to protect humanity from itself, and the only ones standing between Earth and its invasion by humans from a different planet, connected by a mysterious portal.

Friday, October 07, 2022

“The Bullet That Missed” by Richard Osman – Decade-Old Phantoms


The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman (Book cover)

Short Summary

Richard Osman has a real knack for plotting unusual story lines in his Thursday Murder Club Mystery series, and in the third book, titled The Bullet That Missed, things don't get much more unusual than this. The club sees a decade-old cold case risen from its slumber, leading them on an investigation involving a local news legend and a murder without a body, all while being stalked and hunted by a mysterious foe.

Friday, September 30, 2022

“Dreamland” by Nicholas Sparks – The Connections of Love


Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks (Book cover)

Short Summary

Nicholas Sparks is the kind of author one turns to when they're in need of having their literary palette cleansed, so-to-speak. Generally writing stories of a more uplifting nature, Sparks has recently published another poignant novel, titled Dreamland

It follows the separate adventures of a young couple experiencing first love, and that of a mother desperately trying to care for her son. Though hundreds of miles separate them, they're drawn on a collision course, promising to change their lives forever.

Friday, September 02, 2022

“MEG” by Steve Alten – Pandora's Trench


MEG by Steve Alten (Book cover)

Short Summary

Steve Alten certainly has a fascination with the sea and all the creatures lurking beneath it, at least, if his MEG series is anything to go by. Diving into a horror seldom-explored, the first book, simply titled MEG, introduces us to Dr. Jonas Taylor, obsessed with finding a long-lost remnant of a prehistoric shark species thought extinct. However, his search for the seventy-foot long predator has some truly disastrous and unintended consequences.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

“Hell Divers IV: Wolves” by Nicholas Sansbury Smith – Waters of the Apocalypse


Hell Divers IV: Wolves by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Book cover)

Short Summary

Nicholas Sansbury Smith has created a unique and special world with The Hell Divers series, putting the readers in the midst of a fantastic apocalypse wrought with dangers of all sorts. In the fourth book in the series, titled Hell Divers IV: Wolves, we follow the titular divers as they mount an expedition at sea in search of the legendary Metal Islands.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

“12th of Never” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – A Nightmare All too Real


12th of Never by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Book cover)

Short Summary

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have made an excellent writing pair, enduring the test of time with the Women's Murder Club series, and still going strong to this day. Few have managed to produce with their consistency, and in the twelfth book of the series, titled 12th of Never, we are thrust into yet another thrilling affair as Lindsay Boxer is tasked with solving two murders. One involves a start football player, and the other, much more intricate, was seemingly predicted by a professor's vivid nightmares.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

“Hell Divers III: Deliverance” by Nicholas Sansbury Smith – The Last Lifeboat


Hell Divers III: Deliverance by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Book cover)

Short Summary

Nicholas Sansbury Smith has created a uniquely infernal post-apocalyptic landscape in The Hell Divers series, one he has been developing intricately with each installment. In the third book of the series, Hell Divers III: Deliverance, we follow the exiled divers from the previous book on their search for a long-lost hero, Xavier “X” Rodriguez, all while being hunted down by Captain Jordan, leader of humanity's remnants.