The Gray Man (a book review)

I’ve read a couple of novels by Mark Greaney under the Tom Clancy line (co-authored I suppose). They were decent, but they suffered from the usual Clancy tropes of over-explanation, scenes that could have been cut because they didn’t add to the story, etc. So I didn’t much wonder how Mr. Greaney would do solo.... Continue Reading →

Act of War (a book review)

When we last left our titular hero, Scot Harvath, he was doing super-awesome bad-guy killing for America! Now, he’s ready for covert action, called upon to engage in unsanctioned international kidnapping and torture (for America!) so that he can help stop the next great war. In Act of War, the intelligence community is convinced that... Continue Reading →

The Eye of Heaven (a book review)

I’ve had an unlucky streak of reading several “meh” books lately. I don’t review books I didn’t like, but a couple of these weren’t bad. So, here’s the best of the “I liked it, but…” books. Just remember, it’s subjective. My like may be your love. I haven’t read Clive Cussler for years, and for... Continue Reading →

The Templar Archive (a book review)

After giving the first book in the Templar series, The Lost Treasure of the Templars, a lukewarm reception, why would I read the second one? That’s a fine question. First, this is supposed to be a trilogy, so the first installment ended with unresolved plotlines (for example, the main plot). While flawed, the first book... Continue Reading →

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