Imagine you're on a small, but luxurious boat in the Caribbean Sea. You have in your possession an ancient map discovered on one of the pages of the legendary Book of Kells...
The Odyssey of Echo Company (a book review)
Stanley Parker's time in Vietnam has a beginning, but no middle, and no real end. It's like it exists in a dream state, like where suddenly you find yourself in the middle of the night. You're there, things happen, and then you wake up...
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans (a book review)
That Jackson got all these people to work together against the British in a time of great uncertainty for a new nation is probably the real miracle.
Pachinko (a book review)
Beginning in 1910 and ending in 1989, Min Jin Lee’s family saga, Pachinko, tells a fictional tale of a Korean family struggling against these times, against colonialism, poverty, war, religious and racial intolerance, all while learning how to forge an identity amidst the maelstrom.
The Late Show (a book review)
Happy New Year! Let’s talk about murder. Fictional, of course...
Storm Front (a book review)
The first book in a long series, but the origin stories are always the best. And it takes place in Chicago! What's not to love?
Golden (a book review)
A startling look at how the political machine runs and how easily it can be abused. And it's not limited to Illinois. This could happen anywhere.
Command Authority (a book review)
Considering current events in Europe, this is a timely read -- if you can handle lengthy Tom Clancy plotting...
The Lost City of the Monkey God (a book review)
The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston, is a true story. The locations are real, the timeline is real, the treasures are real. The curse could be interpreted as real, depending on your point of view.
Fury from the Tomb (a book review)
When I saw "Fury from the Tomb," by S.A. Sidor, at the bookstore, I knew it was a match made in camp heaven. Look at that cover art. Or this quote from main character Romulus Hardy: “Egypt is how I got to Mexico.” What the heck could that even mean? I had to know. Fun... Continue Reading →