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Review: “Cold Barrel Zero,” Matthew Quirk

Pros: Quite a back-and-forth military thriller Cons: Gets a bit confusing in places Rating: 4 out of 5 In Matthew Quirk’s Cold Barrel Zero an old special ops team is coming back together with two purposes: to clear their names,

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Non-Review: “The Lost Labyrinth,” Gilliam Ness

The Lost Labyrinth (The Last Artifact Trilogy Book 2) just lost me. I barely managed to hang in there with Book One: The Dark Rift. Today I can go no further. Male lead (Gabriel) lectures female lead (Natasha) on how

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Review: “The Dark Rift,” Gilliam Ness

Pros: Good vs. evil is a good basic structure Cons: Most of the characters Rating: 2 out of 5 In Gilliam Ness’s The Dark Rift (The Last Artifact Trilogy Book 1), the world may well end for all of the

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Review: “14,” Peter Clines

Pros: My favorite blend: SF, horror, and adventure Cons: Some slow spots Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Peter Clines’s 14 Nate finds himself moving into a suspiciously cheap apartment in LA. The neighbors are quite the group: the artist

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Review: “The Fold,” Peter Clines

Pros: Fantastic tale with great characters Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 The Fold: A Novel, by Peter Clines, is a fantastic read. A bunch of scientists started out trying to figure out how to teleport people and failed.

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Review: “Zoo,” Patterson & Ledwidge

Pros: One of my favorite genres Cons: Oh god, it hurts Rating: 2 out of 5 Zoo, by Michael Ledwidge and James Patterson, falls right into my favorite mix of genres: bio-thriller, adventure, thriller. In it, animals mysteriously start attacking

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Review: “Relentless Savage,” Dave Edlund

Pros: Pacing picks up toward the end Cons: Where do I start? Rating: 2 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher via NetGalley.   Relentless Savage is book two of Dave Edlund’s Peter Savage series. I haven’t read

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Review: “The Third Gate,” Lincoln Child

Pros: Interesting story Cons: Some mild confusions; not stunning Rating: 3 out of 5 Explorer Porter Stone is putting together one of his famed, secretive expeditions. This time, he plans to find the tomb of Narmer, a near-mythical Egyptian pharaoh

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Review: “Odd Thomas,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Earnest, whimsical, delightful Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   When I read review books they’re less consistently good than ones I’ve picked out and bought myself, because I didn’t pick them out to match my tastes. So

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"Doubletake," Rob Thurman

Pros: Family can be such a double-edged sword… Cons: Family can be such a double-edged sword. Rating: 4.5 out of 5   NOTE: This is book seven of the Leandros Brothers series by Rob Thurman. The series starts with Nightlife,

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