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 →

A Tracker’s Tale (a book review)

With the proliferation of vampire/werewolf/whatever novels over the past decade-plus, you need some serious confidence to throw your hat in that ring. A writer needs to differentiate themselves from everything else out there, whether through world-building or a clever hook, and they need to do it without looking like they’re trying too hard. In A Tracker’s... 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 →

13 Hours (a book review)

“There was no stand down order!” I’ve seen that a lot regarding both the book and the subsequent movie. You know, because everyone was there. But we’ll get to that later. It’s a super-fun topic. First: the book! I’m reviewing this now because certain elections are in the rear-view mirror. The book is clearly meant... Continue Reading →

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