Archive for September, 2014

Good Sunday morning! I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the transition to fall.

Book 19 in the Jack Reacher series is titled Personal, by Lee Child, and it’s another butt-kicking doozy. As is typical in these stories, retired military cop Reacher suddenly finds himself pulled back into service when he’d really rather just keep wandering the countryside. When the President of France is shot at by someone using an American bullet, Reacher is called on to help. The distance between the shooter and the target was exceptional, and the experts have narrowed it down to only a handful of people in the world. The primary suspect is a recently-released sniper who Reacher locked up fifteen years before, who’s now unaccounted for and presumably wreaking havoc. Is it possible the sniper maintained and even honed his skills while locked up? Is it possible that he has the financial backing and organizational skills required to take a shot at a President? That’s for Reacher, and his newly-appointed sidekick, novice Casey Nice to find out.

In Personal, like the others in the series, you can count on some heavy-duty action with a big body count at the end. While I generally like Reacher being the loner that is his nature, I enjoyed the twist of adding the rookie agent to work with him in this story. I wouldn’t want Reacher partnered up in every book, but it was nice to see a different side of him through his interactions with her. If you’re looking for a fast-paced story with dangerous political ramifications, this book is for you. ‘Til next week, happy reading! 🙂

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Good Sunday morning! It’s been forever, and I hope this finds you doing well.

Truth be told, I’ve plowed through some pretty crappy books lately, and since I’m not a “critic” I’m not going to bash any of those. But I do have a fun recommendation for this week. It’s called Hounded, by David Rosenfelt. He’s always been one of my faves, and this one didn’t disappoint.

This mystery sees Andy Carpenter, irreverent and lottery-winning attorney, defending one of his best friends, policeman Pete Stanton, on a murder charge. Complications arise when Andy and his live-in girlfriend, Laurie, are asked to take in the four-year-old son and basset hound of the murder victim. Shouldering responsibilities that he’s never faced before, while helping his friend fight the trumped up charges, Andy uncovers much more than he bargained for and wonders if his cushy life will ever again be the same.

Witty, sarcastic, and very quick paced, I really enjoyed this book, and I think you will, too. The only bad thing about Rosenfelt’s books is that they end too soon. ‘Til next week, happy reading! 🙂

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