After reading the first chapter I wanted to toss this book into the fire. From then on things changed dramatically. This book is a tribute to every grunt who has served in any war in our history. Trying to make sense of the insanity around them, all the while trying to keep their own sanity. Through all the whining and bitching, they do their duty for the country and for their fellow grunts.
Beyond Belief by Tim Keown is not a baseball book, but a inspiration book. I had some trouble buying into his reasons for what he did. In the end though, his life has been turned around, and hopefully he continues on his chosen path.
If I had to use one word to describe The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry, that word would be disappointment. I should have loved this book. It has all the elements I look for in this kind of read. From the very start with the attempted assassination attempt this book seemed more like I was reading a comic book with super hero's and super villian's. I just couldn't get into the story. It was very disjointed in my opinion.
I was looking forward to reading Papa Spy. Sorry to say it was a huge disappointment. There were way to many characters, and so much information that in my opinion wasn't needed to further the story along. The story was supposed to be about Tom Burns, and his efforts in Spain during WW11 to try and keep Spain neutral.
All espionage and spy books should be as well written as this one. To me it was a fast paced page turner about a well known event in British history. It does help if you are familiar with most of the people involved. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a great read.
OLD CITY HALL is a wonderfully engrossing mystery told through the eyes of several different participants. It shows how the crime affects all these different people, all-the-while the city is being caught up in Stanly Cup fever. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
I really enjoyed Sworn to Silence. I think the dialog and the vulnerability of Chief Kate Burkholder make this a very realistic story. The story moved along crisply and kept my interest all the way through. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller or who-dunit.
Certain Jeopardy by Jeff Struecker is a story about covert operations taken on by our military. Over all not a bad story. I did like the story being told about the team and their families at the same time. On the down side this seems to be another story about what religion is best. The bad guys were evil in every-way. The good guys of course were mostly Christians who prayed constantly, and never swore,. but they had no trouble killing. This is a minor criticism. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a easy read and a good story.
Four Kings by George Kimball is a must read if your a boxing fan, or just want to learn about a great time in the sport. Leonard, Hearns, Hagler, and Duran, are names known to every boxing fan, You will learn about their fights and their lives, and all that went into their careers. I highly recommend this book to any sports fan.