Sunday 28 February 2016

Pegasus Down by Philip S Donlay

Pegasus Down (Donovan Nash #6)Pegasus Down by Philip S. Donlay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Action packed fast paced thriller, exactly what I wanted after picking a poor book for my last read. As my first book from the Donovan Nash series proves they are stand alone and don't require any long history lesson to get started. Nash's wife is working for the U.S. Government when her plane is shot down over Eastern Europe. As Nash organises how to rescue her she discovers a sinister plot that could see an extinction event. The race is on to stop this happening and return to their family. The book is very easy reading and keeps your attention throughout. It is very much in the style of James Bond which could easily be made into a big action and effects packed movie. I will get another from the series in reserve for when I make another poor choice.

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Friday 19 February 2016

Timon and the Spacetime Engineers by Sabine K Atkins

Timon and The Spacetime Engineers (The Timon Space Adventures Book 1)Timon and The Spacetime Engineers by Sabine K. Atkins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Sorry could not finish this book read about 20% and decided it was not living up to the synopsis. I perhaps wrongly was expecting a storyline something similar to the Stargate TV series but this was totally different. I also felt that writing was a bit disjointed with events just happening but with no prior or proper explanation e.g. " He pulled his underwear out of his brother's mouth" you have to assume a glove with special power removed the underwear and placed it in his mouth as is by magic. This is not my kind of SciFi, brought up on Star Trek I expect a much more plausible storyline. It is also possible this book is targeted at a younger reader and not an adult SciFi fan.

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Wednesday 17 February 2016

Final Approach by John J Nance

Final ApproachFinal Approach by John J. Nance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you like a good mystery and the Discovery channel then this is right up your street. People life's are thrown into total disarray by an aviation disaster at Kansas City airport when two aircraft collide on the taxiway. Charged with finding out the cause of the crash Joe Wallingford Inspector in Charge from National Transport Safety Board struggles with the politics surrounding his every move. It is not as if trying to decide whether sabotage, weather, design , interference or human error is hard enough, the politics start to interfere with the investigation. The author has written a very exciting mystery cleverly using the investigation process as his backbone to the book. First published in 1992 I am very glad we are getting another chance to read it, but now with everyday things like Airbus, mobile phones and proper airport security in their infancy.

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Thursday 4 February 2016

Deceits of Borneo by HN Wake

Deceits of BorneoDeceits of Borneo by H.N. Wake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set fifteen years earlier than the first Mac Ambrose novel, Mac is under cover with an international bank. A CIA field agent has gone missing so Mac is assigned to find him. Initial investigations show the search for Josh is crossing with her job with the bank as a risk investigator. It appears there is significant evidence that the bank maybe getting drawn into supporting illegal logging activities and Josh could be involved. This is a great story and explores how big business and countries are involved in global climate change for good and bad. I like the way the author ties Mac into these everyday issues raising very important questions that affect us all. This novel is stand alone, in that you don't need to read the first for it to make sense. It is also very easy reading with no unnecessary filler material. I am looking forward to the next Mac Ambrose story.

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