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Hope Sparks (After the EMP #7) by Harley Tate

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans the non-zombie apocalypse ★    ★   ★    1/2 Well, Hope Sparks, but only After A Whole Bunch of Ass-Kicking. A decent capstone to the EMP series. I still wish for a bit more of … Continue reading

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Chaos Evolves (After the EMP #6) by Harley Tate

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans the non-zombie apocalypse ★    ★   1/2 The one where Everything Goes to Hell (despite it being only Day 30 post-electromagnetic pulse) Because Some People Just Can’t Freaking Cope Already. In this installment, the team … Continue reading

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The Wanted by Robert Crais

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of PIs ★    ★   ★   Alas; I have reached the current end in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series, a collection of private investigator thrillers set predominantly in the Los Angeles basin. Over seventeen books, … Continue reading

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Chaos Gains (After the EMP #5) by Harley Tate

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse ★    ★   1/2   In to every apocalypse, a little rain must fall. Well, not rain, here–that’s a metaphor, silly–but rather the apocalypse standby trope, Fighting Back Against the Man and … Continue reading

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Chaos Comes (After the EMP #4) by Harley Tate

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse ★    ★   ★   A few words about this series: to date, the “After the EMP” book series has been in trilogy format. “After the EMP” one through three follows Madison, her … Continue reading

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Taken by Robert Crais

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    I’ll say it right off the top: I hate kidnapping plots. When I realized this was centered on a kidnapping (that’s not a spoiler; it’s clear from both … Continue reading

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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Read  April 2018 Recommended for thrills ★    ★   ★   ★ “Button’s face was blank as Pike approached, but a deep line cut Futardo’s brow. Pike wondered what she was thinking. Button’s jacket was already off in anticipation of the coming … Continue reading

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The First Rule by Robert Crais

Read  March 2018 Recommended for fans of mystery-thrillers ★    ★   ★     1/2 I’ve been enjoying Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole mysteries, but apparently Crais felt the need to punch things up by featuring Elvis’ best buddy, Joe Pike as the lead … Continue reading

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The Watchman by Robert Crais

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★ The Watchman is the first book in the Elvis Cole series that switches focus to Elvis’ best friend and agency co-owner, Joe Pike. It’s a solid thriller, though … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais. Forget it.

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★     Into every series, a little unevenness must fall. Besides the first two books in the Elvis Cole series, this was my least favorite. But that’s mostly because it … Continue reading

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