Mike Wingate had a rough childhood — he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted — he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.
I bought this book because I listened to another book (Orphan X) by this author. I loved Orphan X. This book was awful. It was way too long, too repetitive. Plot was not even partially believable. I got sick of the repetitiveness of the main family characters. Could have used more of Shep. It was one of those books that was so bad I kept going back to it in hopes something would develop but it did not. The reader was very good.
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"You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...
i have read or listened to all Reacher books. I was a huge fan until the last few books and Tom Cruise as a midget Reacher. it was going downhill but with this book it fell over the cliff. The story was weak and the reader was terrible. The narrative was boring almost as boring as the plot. Save your money-it is almost painful to sit through. No more Reacher for me.
In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.
This is an intriguing tale of a small Ga town. It is an accurate presentation of small town racial issues and political maneuvering. Plus it introduces Will Lee my new favorite character
In June 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn", George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility.
All I knew about Custer was from the movies. This 16 hour book was perfect for my 1,100 mile trip. It is an excellent book which told the entire story from all sides. Very informative about logistics and tactics and the major participants. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the time period
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With his first historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of Naval Commander Charles Edgemont, Jay Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian.
This book is awful. I'm a big fan of the fighting sail books and have read all of O'Brian as well as several of Bond, Grundner, Russell and Stockwin. In the other books you can always learn something of history, sailing, navy life, tactics, gunnery - even weather. There was nothing in this book. The plot was weak, the characters uninteresting and the battle scenes silly. It might as well have been classified as a romance novel. I wish I could get my money back.
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Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.
The book is predictible, boring and at least twice as long as it needs to be. I only finished it because I paid for it. Its Randy Wayne White gone bad. Maybe Rapp will turn out to be Doc Ford.
George Guidall is awful.
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The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children - because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.
I've read and loved all of the Elvis Cole books and both Pike books. I'm done with Crais until Elvis is brought back. This book is cumbersome, dull-everything the Cole books are not. I can see where some would like it but not me.
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The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.
I've read or listened to all of Connely's books. The reason I like him is his realism and attention to detail. I like Harry B because he is not a super hero, just a tough, dedicated guy that gets the job done through hard work. Finding a specific room in a Hong Kong hotel through the reflection in a window from a cell phone picture is just not believable.
A category four hurricane has swept the west coast of Florida, creating havoc, changing lives, and reshaping the ocean bottom. Well-known reefs and wrecks have been covered up, and new ones have emerged. The old woman who visits Doc Ford's lab late one night has a haunting story, of a loved one lost while rendezvousing with a German submarine off the coast of Florida 60 years earlier, of her belief that he was being blackmailed and that the storm has given her a second chance to prove his innocence.
I'm a RWW fan but this one fell short of the mark. The usual interesting insights but the plot was weak and the narrator sleep-inducing.