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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: “Altar of Eden,” James Rollins

Pros: Rollicking good time Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Lorna is a veterinarian and researcher in Louisiana, and she’s called up to assist in the investigation of an unusual exotic animal smuggling case. All of the animals display

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Review: “Contamination” Boxed Set, Books 0-3, T.W. Piperbrook

Pros: Some decent zombie action Cons: Too many logical inconsistencies; flat characters Rating: 1.5 out of 5   Warning: This review will contain spoilers.   Contamination Boxed Set (Books 0-3 in the series) by T.W. Piperbrook is a tale of

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"Xombies: Apocalypso," Walter Greatshell

Pros: Still a wild ride and a highly unusual zombie tale Cons: Seems to de-rail a bit and get overly random Rating: 2.5 out of 5   In Xombies: Apocalypse Blues, we follow Lulu Pangloss and a troop of survivors

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"Miracle Cure," Harlan Coben

Pros: Taken in the context of when it was written, it’s actually quite good Cons: Heavy-handed preaching and tropes that have become overused Rating: 3 (or 4) out of 5, depending on whether you’re able to take it in context

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"Hybrid," Brian O'Grady

Pros: Some pieces of interesting plots in here Cons: Not sure where to start… Rating: 1 out of 5 This is a review of the Kindle e-book version (there is also a paperback available).   The official description of the

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"Contagious," Scott Sigler

Pros: Fascinating plot; one or two interesting characters; neat story and medical stuff Cons: Characters went downhill since Infected Rating: 3 out of 5 Spoiler Warning: Since this is the second book in a series, it will be impossible to

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"Xombies: Apocalypticon," Walter Greatshell

Pros: Powerful, and surprisingly original given the current wave of zombie interest Cons: Very few (sometimes it took me a little time to catch up) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group.   Sure, we’ve seen

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"The Andromeda Strain," Michael Crichton

Pros: Riveting; fascinating ‘after the fact’ structure; interesting characters Cons: Not everyone will enjoy the hard-science approach Rating: 5 out of 5

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