Currently Reading “Library of the Dead” by Glenn Cooper

I was intrigued by the book. It felt a little disjointed at first, but as I continued reading everything began to make sense (interesting approach). The remainder of the trilogy is definitely on my ‘to read’ list. I will give ‘Library of the Dead’ 4/5 stars.

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librry-of-the-deadLibrary Of The Dead
by Glenn Cooper @GlennCooper 
Kindle Edition 

~~~ Book Description ~~~

An ancient knowledge. A conspiracy of silence. A secret to kill for.

On the seventh day of the seventh month, the seventh son of a seventh son is born to ominous prophecy on the Isle of Wight. Centuries later, in 1947, Winston Churchill is called out of retirement to deal with an unprecedented archaeological discovery that threatens to derail postwar reconstruction. Soon afterwards, in Roswell, New Mexico, an alleged UFO sighting heralds the establishment of a secret military complex in Nevada—a base that comes to be known as Area 51.

In present-day New York City, Will Piper is reluctantly forced to interrupt his dissolute spiral into retirement when his superiors at the FBI assign him to the high profile Doomsday serial-murder case. The victims have nothing in common, except for one detail—each of them received a postcard foretelling their date of death. But just when Piper finds a credible lead, he’s taken off the case. Continuing the investigation on his own, he must outwit the ruthless team of covert operatives from Area 51 who are protecting the government’s greatest secret.

From a medieval monastery to a cutting-edge government laboratory, Library of the Dead spans centuries and continents to deliver a richly detailed, highly researched and sharply written exploration of fate and free will.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

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Currently Reading “A Murder in Time” by Julie McElwain

I did enjoy the book, but there were a few issues with the book as I saw it. Supposedly a brilliant child prodigy, Kendra Donovan graduates from Princeton at the age of 18. She also becomes the youngest field agent to be accepted by the FBI, but there is nothing in her actions in 1815 that reveal her brilliance. Her coarse language was also a problem. There was also something missing: seeing as someone was transported 200 years into the past it would seem that more would be brought up about the time travel part of this book. Perhaps in the next book.

No doubt, Kendra is an intelligent woman, and it is interesting how she uses 21st century thought to solve a 19th century crime using 19th century tools..

Interesting is one word to describe the book, and interesting enough to read the next book, A Twist in Time.

While I enjoyed it, for the reasons mentioned above I can only give it 3/5 stars.

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1murdercoverA Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan Mysteries)
by Julie McElwain @JulieMcElwain 

Kindle Edition 

~~~ Book Description ~~~

When brilliant FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles back in time and finds herself in a 19th century English castle under threat from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to solve the case before it takes her life—200 years before she was even born.
Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

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Currently Reading “Kiss of the Sun” by R.K. Jackson

Just finished this book last night (January 7, 2017) and very pleased with it. I commented on twitter a few days ago that it might be better than The Girl in the Maze, but I was wrong. It is better. If you enjoyed the first book you’ll sure to like this one. Can’t wait for the third one. I give it 4 1/2 stars.

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kissofthesunKiss of the Sun
by R.K. Jackson @JacksonJPL 

Kindle Edition 

~~~ Book Description ~~~

Following her diagnosis as a schizophrenic, Martha Covington has been easing herself back into her quiet life on a small island off the Georgia coast. The trouble is, Martha’s research into local healing roots has earned her an unfounded, and frankly unwelcome, reputation as a psychic. But when an elderly couple from Atlanta tracks her down, desperate for any sign of their missing grandson, Peavy, Martha confronts a terrifying possibility: that the line between intuition and insanity may not be as clear as she’d like to believe.

First comes a spine-tingling vision that feels too real to be imagined. Then Martha receives a message in her dreams that the boy may yet be alive. Despite her therapist’s insistence that it’s all in her head, Martha travels to Atlanta to investigate Peavy’s mysterious disappearance, where she is reunited with handsome law student Jarrell Humphries. A trail of cryptic clues leads the pair deep into a heart of a dangerous conspiracy whose members will stop at nothing—including murder—to protect their secrets.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

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Finished Reading Patterson, Neggers and Arlidge

It’s been a while since posting anything. Neglectful, busy, went on vacation. Any of those or a multitude more. I have been busy writing and editing, but also reading when I have the time. Just finished five James Patterson books, one by Carla Neggers and one by M.J. Arlidge.
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I’ve pueeny-meenyt off reading M.J.Arlidge for a while and now wondered why. Found Eeny Meeny captivating and disturbing. Helen Grace is one of the more interesting character I’ve come across in some time. As a police inspector she is formidable–in her personal life she is deeply discomforting individual. I enjoyed this volume and have every intent on reading the remaining books in the series. 4/5 stars.

Eeny Meeny (DI Helen Grace #1)
by M. J. Arlidge @mjarlidge 
Kindle Edition 

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Carla’s 5th book in this entertaining series was a little disappointing. Found it dragging in places and some of the narrative felt as if it stopped thkeepers-reache flow of the story. I did enjoy this edition of Sharpe & Donovan. I will be reading Liar’s Key soon, I’m sure. Thanks Carla. 3/5 stars.

Keeper’s Reach (Sharpe & Donovan #5)
by Carla Neggers @CarlaNeggers 
Kindle Edition 

 

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What can you say about James Patterson and Alex Cross that hasn’t been said a million times already. Always entertaining. Best of all–short chapters. LOL.
Below are the last five books by James I’ve read. Thanks James. I’ll rate all of them 4/5 stars.

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Roses Are Red (Alex Cross Book 6)
by James Patterson @JP_Books
Kindle Edition 

 

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Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross Book 5)
by James Patterson @JP_Books 
Kindle Edition 

 

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Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross Book 4)
by James Patterson @JP_Books 
Kindle Edition 

 

 

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Jack & Jill (Alex Cross Book 3)

by James Patterson @JP_Books 

 Kindle Edition 

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #41

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Faldron lay dying.

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“Thank you, Demeas.”

“For what?”

“Your friendship,” replied Faldron as he coughed, blood spurting from his mouth. “It was something I always relied on,” he smiled.

Tears ran down Demeas’ face, “Why didn’t you give up?”

“I couldn’t,” gasped Faldron.

“Tell me why you …”

Faldron’s face relaxed and his eyes closed. Demeas stared at him a moment and pulled his former pupil close. He wept and prayed.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #40

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The duel has ended.

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“What happened to you?”

“It would take…take too long to explain and you wouldn’t understand. Please forgive me, Demeas. Please pray for my soul,” he gasped, trying to breath. Demeas prayed as if he would for anyone about to die and wondered what had happened to Faldron. What reason did he have to steal the Sacred Book? Why had his appearance changed as it had? Faldron had returned to his former self and lay dying.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #39

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The conflict comes to a close.

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The man he now fought was unrecognizable as the priest he had once known. Faldron screamed, a sound unlike anything Demeas had ever heard, and increased the intensity of his strikes forcing Demeas to his knees.

Demeas saw an opening and pierced his opponent in the thigh. Faldron stepped back and let out another horrific scream. Demeas stabbed at Faldron, now off-balance, and the blade penetrated Faldron’s ribs cage and out his back. Blood flowed like a stream from the gash and crimsom foam frothed from his mouth and he fell to the ground. Demeas knelt next to his former student, cradling him as Faldron’s features and eyes began returning to normal.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #38

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Faldron appears to have the upper hand.

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With each blow, Faldron left his upper body exposed. Demeas noticed the opening and kicked him in the chest, throwing Faldron against a large tree that broke his fall to the ground. He gained his composure and moved to the open as he tried to retreat from Demeas’ continued assault. The colliding of metal rang out like a song as their conflict continued. Even in the cold, sweat beaded on each man’s brow.

Faldron moved sideways into the clearing, attempting to get out of Demeas’ way, and threw his short sword at Demeas. The blade lodged in Demeas’ left shoulder, sending a bolt of pain through his shoulder and down his arm. Demeas dropped the sword he held in his right hand, grabbed the one in his shoulder and pulled it out. Faldron continued to thrust and slash at Demeas with erratic inconsistency. He was more like an animal than a man attacking in an irrational fashion.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #37

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The fight begins

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Faldron lunged at Demeas. The impact threw Demeas off balance. He rolled back and took a crouched stance, fending off Faldron’s blows. Demeas turned and Faldron’s momentum carried him past Demeas. He felt pain in his chest and, when he looked down, noticed his blood stained tunic where Faldron’s blade had made contact. Faldron looked without emotion at Demeas with his dead eyes. Faldron noticed the blood. He tilted his head to the side and revealed a sinister grin. Demeas charged at Faldron, blades slashing.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #36

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The standoff continues.

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“Tell me who he is. If I die, you deliver The Book. If you die … well … he can’t touch you then.”

“Don’t be so sure,” said Faldron.

Demeas saw something strange in Faldron’s eyes. He thought he imagined it at first until Faldron’s facial features began to change. His usual sparkling light blue eyes now looked like two pieces of dull coal. It was as though all life had left them. His face also changed, becoming disfigured and making him almost unrecognizable.

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