Missions revels in a wash of ambiguity, leaving the reader to decipher its position on ethics and action in the post 9-11 age and ultimately decide for themselves what to take away from it.
The Promise (a book review)
In The Promise, whether he started out with this in mind or not, the author tackles the tricky subject of grief, and the lengths we might go to in order to resolve it.
Duty and Honor (a book review)
Ah, the Tom Clancy universe, where the book titles are meaningless, the righteous are Republicans, women exist sometimes, and everyone is above the law...
The Lost Island (a book review)
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...
Command Authority (a book review)
Considering current events in Europe, this is a timely read -- if you can handle lengthy Tom Clancy plotting...
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 →
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 →