Thursday, July 21, 2011

Divine Intervention by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

I really enjoyed this book. It is about the Canadian FBI special team of psychic-type agents trying to solve a serial arsonist case. The team consists of Jasmine (Jasi) McClellan, Ben Roberts, and Natassia Prushenko. The three of them work for a man named Matthew Divine, who founded and is in charge of their specialized unit. They join forces with the Chief Arson investigator, Brandon, and begin trying to solve the case.

This was a very good book that I recommend to those who like a bit of psychic subject material. To those who don't, this probably isn't the book for you. It was a fascinating read and made me wonder if quite possibly, there are actual units in the government who do this sort of thing. The author made the reading very believable and interesting. Nice book!

Wired by Douglas E Richards

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

I have to start by saying this is one of the best books I have read in a very long time! The subject material is astounding and very imaginative. This book is one that will make you want to keep reading and never put it down.

Enhancing human intelligence is the subject of this book. The main characters are Kira Miller, a genius who works in gene therapy, and David Desh, who is a retired Special Forces agent who served overseas. The government and military believe that Kira is engineering a plot to wipe out the entire population with an Ebola virus and is working with terrorists. David (who goes by Desh in the book) is being hired to go after her and capture her to bring her to justice for the plot and for killing several people from her past, including her parents, two teachers and her brother. There are a few twists and turns, and eventually, Desh figures out that Kira is telling him the truth - that she is being set up to take the fall. They, together with a few trusted friends of Desh's, find the person(s) responsible and go after them. The book is very exciting and there's always something new. The detail that goes into this book is wonderful and gives a reader a very good understanding of what exactly gene therapy is and how it can either help or hinder society.

Kira and Desh eventually meet up by way of Kira kidnapping Desh and she tries to get Desh to believe her that she is being set up. I don't want to go into any more of the subject material of this book, as it will give too much away, however, I will say that there is so much action in this book, you won't want to put it down! At the end of the book, the author leaves open the possibility of a sequel, which I do hope he does!! Fantastic, brilliant book and I very highly recommend this to everyone!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan

I won this book from the Early Reviewers on Library Thing.

This is a very intricately written mystery. There are many characters to keep track of, however the author does a great job making you remember each character as they pertain to the story.

David Loogan is the editor/creator of a mystery story magazine called Gray Streets and lives with his girlfriend Elizabeth Waishkey, a detective, and her daughter. David is drawn into a murder mystery by Liz, and is helping to solve it with her. The victims of these murders are members of a group of bank robbers that had robbed a bank 17 years earlier. One by one, each of these former robbers are being murdered and this is the mystery they are trying to solve. There are many, many people in this book, and the plot is so intricate, it would take forever to try to form a synopsis that would do the book justice. So I will just end by saying that a reader will not be sorry, in my opinion, to read this book. Very good job and I look forward to reading more books by Harry Dolan in the future.