Book Review: The Chameleon by E.J. Silverman and G.R. Smith

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File Size: 320 KB
Print Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: Silversmith Book Club
Publication Date: September 10, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Suppose the casual conversation you’re having with this stranger is actually a job interview; and suppose you’re unknowingly interviewing for a job to fly half-way round the world to stop a madman. Would you have what it takes to be a Random?

The Organization has done the research, but Cam has the final say on who will be his five Randoms. Billy is the honest simpleton; every job needs the new guy. Manford is the Navy vet; life always deals him bad cards. Sarah is more than just eye candy; her street smart survival skills could mean the survival of the team. The Professor’s job is easy; analyze the data and get inside a madman’s head. Tom is the unwitting inside man; he’s the eyes and ears of the team, as long as he stays alive.

But which one is the Chameleon?

They all have to learn fast and think quick, because their rewards in life—and their lives—depend on it.

Join the Randoms in this new action adventure that takes them from Nowhere, USA, to a small tropical island where they find ancient secrets, defiant locals, and rogue military officers. Sometimes, the adventure is in the journey and the destination.

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Book Review: The Pact by CN Bring

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File Size: 509 KB
Print Length: 322 Pages
Publisher: Assent Publishing
Publication Date: April 25, 2013
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Commander Celia Kelly is a perceptive Naval Intelligence Officer rebuilding her life after the tragic loss of her husband. Newly assigned a mission planning Intel for a SEAL Team…The suspicious suicide of a fellow Officer has Kelly questioning everything.

With the help of a one of a kind secretary, by the book assistant, and a Navy SEAL, Kelly discovers she’s been set up. Digging relentlessly, nothing is as it seems. Someone is after twenty million dollars that disappeared when Kelly’s husband went MIA and now that someone is after her!

With surprises at the turn of every page, the original characters and three dimensional plot lines keep the suspense going until the very end.

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Book Review: Deadly Plunge by Greg Messel

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File Size: 4321 KB
Print Length: 420 Pages
Publisher: Gregory W. Messel
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Former baseball player and newly-minted private investigator, Sam Slater is hired to find out why a rich, politically-well connected San Francisco man, Arthur Bolender, suddenly ended his life by plunging off of the Golden Gate Bridge. All those who know Arthur say unequivocally that he did not commit suicide. However, Bolender’s body was found floating in San Francisco Bay and his car was abandoned in the traffic lane of the bridge. Meanwhile, Sam’s romance with glamorous TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan continues to blossom and deepen. She is now his secret fiancee. Amelia also eagerly helps Sam solve his cases when she’s in town. The key to unraveling the mystery seems to be a strange old Victorian-style house. Bolender’s widow, a rich, seductive socialite named Maggie Bolender, was not even aware that her husband owned the house. What is really going on behind the doors of the mysterious house? Finding the answers will plunge Sam and Amelia into a dangerous world of political intrigue in the exciting sequel to “Last of the Seals.”

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Book Review: Last of the Seals by Greg Messel

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File Size: 1019 KB
Print Length: 392 Pages
Publisher: Gregory W. Messel
Publication Date: April 23, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

The year is 1957 in San Francisco. Sam Slater is a lifetime minor league baseball player for the San Francisco Seals. The Seals have just one more season left as San Francisco is about to become a major league city. The Giants are coming to town in 1958 and the Seals will be displaced. Sam has come to the end of his baseball career and is going to join the private detective agency of his best friend. When his friend is brutally murdered, Sam must go it alone and try to find out why. Along the way he is swept off of his feet by a beautiful Elvis-obsessed TWA stewardess named Amelia Ryan. Sam and Amelia try to unravel the mystery together. Sam’s best friend, Jimmy inadvertently saw something he shouldn’t have. Sam and Amelia have pictures in their possession that have crime families in San Francisco and Chicago very worried. Then a young woman Sam has been searching for is found dead on the beach. Suddenly, Sam and Amelia find themselves in danger. On dark and foggy San Francisco nights, trouble is lurking just around the next corner.

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Book Review: Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie

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File Size: 526 KB
Print Length: 231 pages
Publisher: Blu Pencil Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: July 6, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Crime’s an ugly constant in the big city. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder brutalizes a small town and neighbor turns on neighbor, a tough-as-nails cop is essential to restoring order. Blood Land is a gritty, emotional saga set in the Wyoming badlands with both greed and vengeance at its core.

When billions of dollars in natural gas rights hang in the balance and the town’s top law officer’s wife is slain by her own blood, a reluctant hero is forced to battle his own demons and ultimately choose between justice, revenge, and duty.

In the tradition of Dennis Lehane, Tony Hillerman and James Lee Burke, Guthrie’s sparse, haunting storytelling compliments his talent for creating richly-drawn, unflinching law officers with human frailties and a sense of justice.

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 02/08/2013