The Russian Assassin (Max Austin Thriller #1), by Jack Arbor [Review]

The Russian Assassin is a prototypical spy thriller, with Russian spies, CIA spies, hired mercenary killers, a shadowy billionaire pulling the strings behind a global conspiracy, and a non-stop series of firefights, fist fights, torture, chase scenes, and plot twists. It’s a roller coaster of action that will keep all thriller fans happy and on … More The Russian Assassin (Max Austin Thriller #1), by Jack Arbor [Review]

Straight River, by Chris Norbury [Review]

This is a well-written action/suspense story with outstandingly crafted characters. The heart of the story is the relationships between Matt Lanier – a professional bass player and reluctant hero – and his boyhood friends from a small Minnesota town (Straight River). His ex-wife is also drawn into the mystery and his aching desire to reunite … More Straight River, by Chris Norbury [Review]

The Captain: A Memoir, by David Wright and Anthony DiComo [Review]

First, kudos to Anthony DiComo, a gifted and experienced sports writer, for crafting the life story of David Wright and making it a pleasure to read. The writing here reads as if it’s David Wright’s voice, and it’s masterful in presentation and flow. Great job by a writer who rightly gets co-writer billing (rather than … More The Captain: A Memoir, by David Wright and Anthony DiComo [Review]

Tropical Deception (A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller), by David Myles Robinson [Review]

David Myles Robinson is a wonderful writer who is able to create intricate stories while remaining accurate in his depictions of legal process and courtroom scenes. This is a rare talent that he puts again on display in his latest Pancho McMartin yarn, Tropical Deception. This is my second dive into this series and I … More Tropical Deception (A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller), by David Myles Robinson [Review]

Dared to Run (A Kate Anderson Mystery), by J. J. Clarke [Review]

Dared to Run is a book with some very good writing,  a compelling story, and interesting characters. Everything you need for an enjoyable read. This is the first book in the Kate Anderson series. Book two is already available and readers who want to know what happens next (and there are a bunch of continuing … More Dared to Run (A Kate Anderson Mystery), by J. J. Clarke [Review]

Dear Neighbour, by Anna Willett [Review]

Anna Willett is a master at creating tension and suspense. Her stories are always pulse-pounding and Dear Neighbour is a wonderful example. It’s a tight yarn with a thrilling ending that grips you and touches your heartstrings while it tingles your spine. Like any great horror/suspense book (or film), you end up yelling at Amy … More Dear Neighbour, by Anna Willett [Review]

No Romance Allowed, by Kana Wu [Review]

            No Romance Allowed is subtitled “a sweet and light-hearted romantic series.” I was not even aware that “clean & wholesome romance” was a category for amazon. This certainly isn’t my usual genre, but the book was recommended to me and this is my honest review. But, I’ll try to approach it from the perspective … More No Romance Allowed, by Kana Wu [Review]