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Reading, Reviewing, Rejoicing

Am continuing my reading binge (with a bit of time off here and there). I have two new books to review. The "Shadow of the Dagger," by Anne Greene. A woman, (Nicole) finds her husband is dead. No body -- difficult for Nikki to process, to get closure. As time passes, she receives ominous notes ... someone wants something, and her archeologist brother, Ian, goes missing. This novel is full of action and danger once she lands in a Turkey, and holding one's breath is the name of the game here. Remember to breathe. She is 'saved' by a Jewish man who follows her everywhere (for suspect reasons). She has no idea who he is. He suspects her of nefarious dealings. What could possibly go wrong when two opposites are attracted to one another while trying to find and free Ian? Don't start this novel before you go to bed!

Backflap:

"A Secret Map to Priceless Treasure, A CIA Analyst Turned Detective

Three people are murdered and one kidnapped to find the solution to the map. As Nicole Phillips seeks to find her kidnapped brother, she doesn’t know whom to trust. No one is who they appear to be. All is deception.

To bring his brother’s murderer to justice, CIA Intel Analyst Josh Baruch puts his life on the line. Can he walk the tightrope between obeying the killers’ instructions and bringing them to justice?

Because Nicole Phillips’s husband died in a mysterious plane crash, she fears falling in love again with a reckless, danger-loving type like her late husband. Josh Baruch, the CIA analyst using her as bait to track her brother’s kidnapper, is just such a risk-taking man. Besides living on the edge, Josh is bitter about women and questions God."

FIVE STARS!


Another book I've read, a non-Christian writer, JW Kerwin, writes great and somewhat comedic legal thrillers. His third novel, "Dishonored Promises," is another thriller involving the intrepid Brendon O'Brian, attorney from New Jersey, who'll take on the craziest of cases. Usually putting his life at risk - I might add, he has no real desire to put his life at risk ... Two women come to him regarding their husbands who've died. The insurance company Federal American Insurance Lines Insurance (FAIL), who are refusing to pay widows and others hundreds of thousands to millions, those who've paid into FAIL for years. And let's throw in a widow's find of Chinese bonds, receiving threats and break-ins. How is he supposed to find information? Crawling into a catering truck or something crazy?




Backflap:

"Cremating a man before notifying his wife that he died is just plain wrong, and it might even be illegal."


New Jersey attorney Brendan O’Brian finds himself representing two grieving widows. One wants him to find out what happened to her husband, who went to work one morning and never came home. The other needs help dealing with a life insurance company that won’t pay what appears to be a perfectly legitimate claim.

O’Brian’s search for answers will take him from New Jersey courtrooms to a small town in Georgia to the consulate of the People’s Republic of China.

Along the way, he’ll cross paths with Chinese intelligence agents who will stop at nothing to obtain seemingly worthless bonds, an attorney with a bottomless bag of dirty tricks, and a United States senator whose audacious plan could fundamentally alter America’s relationship with China. Clean, no sex and so little swearing I had to look back and wonder why Brendan mentioned his growing lexicon of foul words.

FIVE STARS!

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