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Short Take: “The Craving,” Steve Hudgins

Pros: Halfway-decent action Cons: Awkward style; ‘meh’ twist Rating: 2 out of 5 Steve Hudgins’s novella The Craving introduces us to The Man in Black, who wakes up in a rainy field with no idea of who he is or

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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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"Midnight Rescue," Elle Kennedy

Pros: Interesting action scenes Cons: Nearly everything else Rating: 2 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Abby Sinclair rose from a terrifying childhood to become a world-class assassin—one who will use any resource at her disposal

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"Defender," Catherine Mann

Pros: Great military “feel”; wonderful characters; plenty of action Cons: None for me Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group. Expected publication date: April 7, 2009.   It’s amazing the strange things that happen

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