Ridley Pearson, Killer Summer

Ridley Pearson, Killer Summer

Series: Walt Fleming, 3 My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am enjoying this series. Great characters with breadth and depth. Incredibly intelligent people in the population surrounding Sun Valley, Idaho with an unexpectedly homey, small town setting yet with the glitterati revolving about making it a location for intrigue and suspense. In this story, a criminal crew is planning a wine heist. Three bottles which Thomas Jefferson gave to Sam Adams…nooo, not the beer guy. Of the reappearing characters, Kevin is coping with the death of his dad with Uncle Walt stepping in as father figure while Walt himself is coping with his wife leaving him for one of his deputies and the ensuing custody issues just as he realizes his attraction for Fiona, a part-time photographer and part-time fishing guide. There is conflict between Walt and the deputy with Pearson doing a lovely job of humanizing Walt. The Summer characters include Summer Sumner suffering teenage angst and rebelling against her not-quite-up-to-it dad after they both lost her mother to cancer; we eavesdrop on the criminal gang as they prepare and execute their plan; and, then there’s the side issue of whether the wine is real or a fraud. […]

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Alex Archer, Spirit Banner

Alex Archer, Spirit Banner

Series: Rogue Angel, 23 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Annja is romping through Mongolia with a psychopathic millionaire, Ransom, on her ass while she deciphers the clues to Genghis Khan’s grave. The bodyguard for an American billionaire has found an old journal pointing to Genghis’ grave with supposedly mountains of treasure he looted as he ransacked Asia and Europe back in the 1300s. And Ransom is ruthlessly hunting them down with help from a traitor I’m starting to wonder about this whole longevity “curse”…just how many are there? View all my reviews

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Alex Archer, Paradox

Alex Archer, Paradox

Series: Rogue Angel, 21 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Annja is off adventuring with Christian fundamentalists and a scholarly rabbi to find Noah’s ark on top of Mount Ararat. At the gateway to their illegal exploit in Istanbul, Annja encounters Mr. Summer who seems to be related to the mysterious gentleman from Gabriel’s Horn. With their trail running through off-limit Turkish military zones and Kurdish territory, Annja’s talents become necessary and shock her camera crew with yet more shock to come when they discover the huge artifact on top of the mountain. View all my reviews

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Alex Archer, Footprints

Alex Archer, Footprints

Series: Rogue Angel, 20 My rating: 3 of 5 stars New character introduced whom I am sincerely hoping will crop up in future—Joey. Also known as Creeping Wolf. This kid is amazing and truly cheeky! Just the kind’a person I like..! Bigfoot is the draw here in the Pacific Northwest and when her friend from old school days calls to invite her, Annja packs up and heads out only to encounter lots of bad guys…and girls. Naturally, we have no idea which side of the law they’re on either. Bit of a disappointment as it’s strictly a real world situation. View all my reviews

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Book Review: Emma Holly’s Heat of the Night

Book Review: Emma Holly’s Heat of the Night

by Kathy Davie Series: Midnight, 3 and 4 (Omnibus) Other titles: Night Owl is also found in Hot Blooded My rating: 4 of 5 stars Filled with empathic characters, Hunting Midnight continues on with Ulric desperately trying to fill the gap in his heart after losing Gillian when he encounters Juliana who is desperate to escape an arranged marriage. Juliana blackmails Ulric into helping her and we follow their adventures on their run to Scotland and Ulric’s pack where Hunting Midnight continues on with Ulric desperately trying to fill the gap in his heart after losing Gillian when he encounters Juliana who is desperate to escape an arranged marriage. Juliana blackmails Ulric into helping her and we follow their adventures on their run to Scotland and Ulric’s pack where they have still more adventures. Holly does a nice job of “rehabilitating” Ulric after his poor showing in Catching Midnight. Night Owl takes place 700 years later when Ulric banishes his French upyrs, Bastien and Emile, to America where the two buy an inn in Vermont and Bastien encounters a passionate baker who is harassed by an ex-best friend after her grandfather’s recipes.

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