What book(s) are you currently reading?

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  • Diane on: January 4, 2018 at 10:40 am #2193

    A Merciful Truth (#2 in the Mercy Kilpatrick Series)

    Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge—even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she’s not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff’s deputies. Now, along with Police Chief Truman Daly, Mercy is on the hunt for an arsonist turned killer.

    Still shunned by her family and members of the community, Mercy must keep her ear close to the ground to pick up any leads. And it’s not long before she hears rumors of the area’s growing antigovernment militia movement. If the arsonist is among their ranks, Mercy is determined to smoke the culprit out. But when her investigation uncovers a shocking secret, will this hunt for a madman turn into her own trial by fire?

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    Quinlan73 on: January 3, 2018 at 4:13 am #2191

    Villains Inc. the 2nd book in the Wearing the Cape series by Marion G. Harmon.

    Astra has finished her training and is now a full fledged Sentinel, but things are not going well.  She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the public revelation of her relationship with Atlas has caused her popularity to nose-dive.

    To complicate things, the Teatime anarchist’s intervention has changed the course of events-leaving her with lots of knowledge about the way the future was before the Big One, a complete future-history that is now out of date.  And just when she things she’s getting a handle on things, unfolding events (a bank-robbery and a horrific murder) show that one of the nastier pieces of the old future isn’t so out of date after all; unless she solves a murder before it happens, Blackstone is going to die.

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    Quinlan73 on: December 31, 2017 at 1:31 am #2187

    <span style=”font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”>Villains Inc. by Marion G. Harmon.. Book 2 of the Wearing the Cape series
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    Astra has finished her training and is now a full-fledged Sentinel, but things are not going well. She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the public revelation of her relationship with Atlas has caused her popularity to nose-dive.

    To complicate things, the Teatime Anarchist’s intervention has changed the course of events–leaving her with lots of knowledge about the way the future was before the Big One, a complete future-history that is now out of date.

    And just when she thinks she’s getting a handle on things, unfolding events (a bank-robbery and a horrific murder) show that one of the nastier pieces of the old future isn’t so out of date after all; unless she solves a murder before it happens, Blackstone is going to die.

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    Quinlan73 on: December 31, 2017 at 1:26 am #2183

    Villains Inc. by Marion G. Harmon. Book 2 of the Wearing the Cape series.

     

    Astra has finished her training and is now a full-fledged Sentinel, but things are not going well. She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the public revelation of her relationship with Atlas has caused her popularity to nose-dive.

    To complicate things, the Teatime Anarchist’s intervention has changed the course of events–leaving her with lots of knowledge about the way the future was before the Big One, a complete future-history that is now out of date.

    And just when she thinks she’s getting a handle on things, unfolding events (a bank-robbery and a horrific murder) show that one of the nastier pieces of the old future isn’t so out of date after all; unless she solves a murder before it happens, Blackstone is going to die.

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    Debbi on: December 27, 2017 at 6:23 pm #2179

    The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

    After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

    “People are stupid more than half the time.” - J. D. Robb Memory In Death (Feeney to Eve)

    ElectricOutcast on: December 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm #2175

    Caitlin Strong 9: Strong to the Bone

    <i>1944:</i> Texas Ranger Earl Strong investigates a triple murder inside a Nazi POW camp in Texas.

    <i>The Present:</i> His granddaughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself pursuing the killer her father never caught in the most personal case of her career—a conspiracy stretching from that Nazi POW camp to a modern-day neo-Nazi gang.

    A sinister movement has emerged from the shadows of history, determined to undermine the American way of life. Its leader, Armand Fisker, has an army at his disposal, a deadly bio-weapon, and a reputation for being unbeatable. But he’s never taken on the likes of Caitlin Strong and her outlaw lover, Cort Wesley Masters.

    To prevent an unspeakable cataclysm, Caitlin and Cort Wesley must win a war the world thought was over.

    Note: The Amazon blurb will tell you it’s her father Jim Strong, it’s not, it’s her grandfather.

     

    wont on: December 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm #2162

    I’m reading Written in Red by Anne Bishop. This is a new author to me. I’ve read many positive reviews of her books, especially the series “The Others”, of which this book is the first one. I’m working on hanging in there. It’s a very strange world she’s created. I’m starting to like it, so I hope I can finish. I’m always struggling to add a new author to my fave list.

    ElectricOutcast on: December 13, 2017 at 6:28 pm #2160

    Flash by Tim Tigner

    TWO BLOOD-SPATTERED STRANGERS awake, locked in the trunk of a car–with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what’s happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it’s 2001 and he’s still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it’s 2002 and she’s still grifting a living from the streets of L.A.

    Are they archenemies or coconspirators? Lovers or friends? What are they doing in the Caribbean, and why is a Croatian assassin determined to kill them? The only thing they know for certain is that they’ll be spending the rest of their lives in prison if the police catch them before they learn the truth.

    deidre.frieze on: December 9, 2017 at 9:52 pm #2100

    Just finishing up a re read of Festive in Death.  I love that one.  🙂

    Debbi on: December 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm #1590

    Year One by Nora Roberts

    I’ve just started it and already I’m intrigued.  Sadly, I have to work today.

    “People are stupid more than half the time.” - J. D. Robb Memory In Death (Feeney to Eve)

    Diane on: December 1, 2017 at 10:35 am #1588

    Dead Souls by Angela Marsons (Detective Inspector Kim Stone #6)

    The truth was dead and buried…until now.
    When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

    As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.

    Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

    But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?

    ElectricOutcast on: December 1, 2017 at 4:44 am #1587

    This might be a shock to all of you, but I’ve actually been reading Conspiracy in Death these past few days for research purposes. But don’t get any ideas that I’m just going to like it all of a sudden, I’m just using it as reference for a new In Death fanfic I’m working on.

    Debbi on: November 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm #1583

    Karolina’s Twins by Robert Balson

    [font=Arial, sans-serif]She made a promise in desperation
    Now it’s time to keep it[/font]

    [font=Arial, sans-serif]Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried.[/font]

    [font=Arial, sans-serif]Driven to renew the quest that still keeps her awake at night, Lena enlists the help of lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart. Behind Lena’s stoic facade are memories that will no longer be contained. She begins to recount a tale, harkening back to her harrowing past in Nazi-occupied Poland, of the bond she shared with her childhood friend Karolina. Karolina was vivacious and beautiful, athletic and charismatic, and Lena has cherished the memory of their friendship her whole life. But there is something about the story that is unfinished, questions that must be answered about what is true and what is not, and what Lena is willing to risk to uncover the past. Has the real story been hidden these many years? And if so, why?[/font]

    [font=Arial, sans-serif]Two girls, coming of age in a dangerous time, bearers of secrets that only they could share.[/font]

    [font=Arial, sans-serif]Just when you think there could not be anything new to ferret out from World War II comes Karolina’s Twins, a spellbinding new novel by the bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers and Saving Sophie. In this richly woven tale of love, survival and resilience during some of the darkest hours, the unbreakable bond between girlhood friends will have consequences into the future and beyond.[/font]

    “People are stupid more than half the time.” - J. D. Robb Memory In Death (Feeney to Eve)

    Diane on: November 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm #1581

    Fox Hunter by Zoe Sharp (#12 in the Charlie Fox Series)

    In the latest novel in this energetic series, ex-special forces soldier Charlie Fox finds herself on a mission to the Iraqi countryside to track down a missing comrade-in-arms.

    Special forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlotte “Charlie” Fox can never forget the men who put a brutal end to her military career, but a long time ago she vowed she would not go looking for them.

    Now she doesn’t have a choice.

    Her boss Sean Meyer is missing in Iraq, where one of those men was working as a private security contractor. When the man’s butchered body is discovered, Charlie fears that Sean may be pursuing a twisted vendetta on her behalf.

    Charlie’s “close protection” agency in New York needs this dealt with—fast and quiet—before everything they’ve worked for goes to ruins. They send Charlie to the Middle East with very specific instructions: Find Sean Meyer and stop him—by whatever means necessary.

    At one time Charlie thought she knew Sean better than she knew herself, but it seems he’s turned into a violent stranger. Always ruthless, is he really capable of such savage acts of slaughter?

    As the trail grows ever more bloody, Charlie realizes that she is not the only one after Sean and, unless she can get to him first, the hunter may soon become the hunted.

    Debbi on: November 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm #1576

    I couldn’t decide what to read (too many choices) so I went with Glory in Death by J D Robb

    “People are stupid more than half the time.” - J. D. Robb Memory In Death (Feeney to Eve)

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