Saturday, June 30, 2018

“Operator Down” by Brad Taylor - The Nuclear Anti-Democracy Party

Operator Down by Brad Taylor (Book cover)

Brad Taylor has delivered excitement in spades time and time again with his spy thrillers, and in Operator Down he returns to the fore, once again thrusting the former special forces officer Logan Pike into the heart of mayhem.

In his search for a Mossad agent, Pike stumbles into something much more sinister involving nuclear weapon sales and a giant conspiracy to topple a democratic African country.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

“Fraulein M.” by Caroline Woods – The Immense Weight of Family Roots

Fraulein M. by Caroline Woods (Book cover)
Caroline Woods may not be a famous author yet, but nothing has stopped her for writing an ambitious and far-reaching family drama titled Fraulein M.

It opens by taking us to 1930s Berlin, where two sisters are raised in a Catholic orphanage and find themselves trying to navigate the equally grandiose and terrifying waters of Nazi Germany.

Fast forward almost forty years in the future, and we are presented with a woman in South Carolina who is determined to learn more about her family's history following the death of her father... a secretive history, tracing its roots all the way back to the Third Reich.

Monday, June 11, 2018

“The Wonderful World of Bernies” by Bernard M. Patten – The Emergence of a Genius

The Wonderful World of Bernies by Bernard M. Patten (Book cover)
Bernard M. Patten is today known as one of the foremost medical experts on the planet, being the leading specialist on Myasthenia Gravis as well as part of the team of physicians who discovered the current treatment for Parkinson's disease.

However, just like every other person on Earth, his life began just like every other one: in total ignorance. After many years of teaching, experimenting and learning, he has decided it was time to write his autobiography telling the whole story from his earliest chaotic days, and he titled it The Wonderful World of Bernies.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

“The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence” by Alyssa Palombo – Passion Immortalized

The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence” by Alyssa Palombo (Book cover)
Alyssa Palombo is certainly carving a place for herself in the historical romance genre, with her second novel, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence, transporting us back to the lush and passionate streets of 15th century Italy.

We follow the story of a certain Simonetta Cattaneo, about to marry a young, handsome and well-educated man which in turn plunges her into the circle of people surrounding the Medici family, all wealthy and important. She catches the eye of many people, but none see the beauty in her like a young painter, Sandro Botticelli.