Category Archives: thriller

The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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On The Sickle’s Edge by Neville Frankel

Set in the 20th century and spanning generations, On the Sickle’s Edge chronicles a Jewish family’s struggle to survive in Soviet Russia.  Lena Shtein, born in South Africa of Latvian parents, suffers her first loss at birth.  Following the death of her mother … Continue reading

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Pompeii by Robert Harris

I was curious how Robert Harris would write a novel about the day Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city of Pompeii.  Could he make it interesting?  How would he go about it? I’m a sucker for apocalyptic movies.  I … Continue reading

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To Preserve by Mickey Zucker Reichert

To Preserve: Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot: #3 and of the three books this was the weakest. I kept asking myself why I was reading this series. I doubt Isaac Asimov would recognize Susan Calvin, I know I didn’t. In order … Continue reading

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Last Mile by David Baldacci

Last Mile: Amos Decker #2 Amos Decker has a perfect memory, resulting from a sports injury; now he never forgets anything. As Decker investigates this crime, he remembers every seemingly insignificant fact. The FBI uses Decker to help investigate unsolved … Continue reading

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Memory Man by David Baldacci

Memory Man: Amos Decker #1 David Baldacci introduces us to a new character, Amos Decker. Decker, playing his first NFL game, suffers a traumatic head injury. This ends his football career, and leaves him with hyperthymesia and synesthesia. Decker’s brain … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston

The great thing about book challenges, is sometimes you venture out of your normal reading genre in order to find a book that fits the challenge.  That’s exactly what caused me to choose Tyrannosaur Canyon.  I needed a book with … Continue reading

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