Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly

Resurrection Walk — Latest Read

My latest read was Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly. This is the latest release in Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series. It also does feature Harry Bosch. It does follow Connelly's proven formula for his novels. It was an ok read, but really nothing memorable.
Death at Paradise Palms

Death at Paradise Palms

My latest read was Death at Paradise Palms by Steph Broadribb. This is the second book in Broadribb's The Retired Detectives Club series. This is very much a "Father Brown-Sister Boniface" style story, so it's a quick, easy read.
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In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

My latest read was "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead" by James Lee Burke. This is book six in the Dave Robicheaux series. This story is structured like many of the earlier Robicheaux stories, but Burke adds an engaging phycological/spiritual aspect to this story.

Aftermath — Latest Read

My latest read was Aftermath by Craig Alanson. This is Book 16 in Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. It was just released on December 13, 2023. The prior book, Failure Mode, was supposed to be the last book in the series. When Alenson announced there would be a book 16 earlier this year, I was afraid it would be an attempt to "wrap up" the series like the disappointing last episode of the Game Of Thrones series on HBO. Fortunately, this was not that.
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Final Target — Latest Read

My latest read was Final Target by John Gilstrap. This story is centered on the Rescue of a kidnapped DEA agent in Mexico. Like the earlier books, things get complicated. This was another fast, enjoyable read.
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The Ghost Brigades

My latest read was The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi. It is the second book in Scalzi's Old Man's War series. There was a lot more "action" in this story than in the first book in the series. The next book in the series is currently not in KIndle Unlimited so I may hold off on continuing the series for a while. I have a bunch of other books already backlogged.
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Old Man’s War — Latest Read

My latest read was Old Man's War by John Scalzi. This military science fiction novel was first published in 2005. There is some interesting worldbuilding and tech in the storyline, but the strength is the characters. I just downloaded the second book in the series.
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Friendly Fire — Latest Read

My latest read was Friendly Fire by John Gilstrap. This is the eighth book in the Jonathan Grave series. There is lots that stretches the "believability" factor, even for a Gilstrap novel. It was a fast, enjoyable read and I will probably continue with the series.
The Law Of Innocence by Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence — Latest Read

My latest read was The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly. This is the sixth book in the Lincoln Lawyer series. Mickey Haller is charged with murder and must defend himself in this installment. While this gives this book a unique twist, the storyline is predictable. There is also overt pandering to political themes that takes away from the book.

A Stained White Radiance — Latest Read

My latest read was "A Stained White Radiance" by James Lee Burke. This novel's focus is a troubled local family in New Iberia that Robicheaux has known since he was a child. It has an intricate narrative that intertwines Burke's longstanding themes including the quest for power, the pursuit of revenge, the complexities of organized crime, and the haunting memories of Vietnam.