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The Unseen Face
The Unseen Face
by Joannes Rhino
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars MYSTERIES of the MIND, November 26, 2014
This review is from: The Unseen Face (Paperback)
THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE lie within the mind of every man, woman and child.

I have always felt the practice of psychiatry to be a werid, imperfect science. How can one man actually get inside the mind of another and unravel the mysteries therein. Impossible.

Joannes Rhino is a genius of a Writer. How he conceived his Protagonist, JAMES MADDOX is a mystrery to me . . . unless THE UNSEEN FACE is possibly autobiographical, which I hope it is not. Mr. Rhino has developed a character in James Maddox who seems so real and vulnerable to a myriad of mental conflicts over the loss of his true love, Emila; the nightmares she induces into his fragile mind, his new girlfriend Jennifer and his best friend Richard. Maddox's nightmares become frequent and plays havoc with his ability to concentrate on his job in a bank, his new love interest and his friendship. He finally agrees to his friend Richard's pleas and sees Richard's brother-in-law, a Psychiatrist. This is after James' receiving an annoymous letter with a cryptic message. I found THE UNSEEN FACE to be a book that gripped my interest and attention. It is very well written and left me with admiration for the Author Joannes Rhino. I look forward to reading his other works.


Dark Canyons: A Young Adult Western Novel of Loss and Discovery
Dark Canyons: A Young Adult Western Novel of Loss and Discovery
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5.0 out of 5 stars FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM TO LEARN, November 11, 2014
DARK CANYONS by Author Bruce Blizzard is an indepth look back at the tough, determined men and women who took on great adventures in settling the Western states, Some settlers moved west across this great country with children in tow. Some started their families once they found a place to set their roots. DARK CANYONS is a story of a rugged father homesteading a ranch, his educated, supportive wife and their nine year old daughter. There was no school close by, so June was home-schooled by her mother. June is a birght young girl with a never-ending search for knowledge. Her mother taught her to read and books became her friends. When the local government steps in and seeks to remove June and place her in a school, she is adamantly opposed. She and her father map out a plan to escape from the imminent government intrusion into their family and set off on horseback into the deep, dark canyons of Washington State. This is a real page-turner, a fast and exciting read. To think how thing were 140 years ago, and see how they are today, personally I would rather HOME SCHOOL my children than to worry about their safety and whether or not they are really learning anything in todays' school systems.


The Wayward Spy
The Wayward Spy
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5.0 out of 5 stars WORLD SECRETS EXPOSED, November 6, 2014
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With Syria's Civil War erupting just over two years ago, the ermegence of ISIS (or ISIL), the threats of Terror aimed at the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and all democratic nations, and anyone not of the Muslum faith I found Author Roger Croft's novel "THE WAYWARD SPY" is a novel of the times. This extremely wEll written novel with very believable characters is very much on point as what we see on Fox News, CNN and BBC. There is more than enough intrigue to hold you in suspense as the story unfolds. I found myself wondering if Mr. Croft has a secret line to Edward Snowden.

An outstanding Spy novel ripped from today's explosive headlines. I highly recommend this novel and personally look forward to Mr. Croft's next work.


Building Your Book for Kindle
Building Your Book for Kindle
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4.0 out of 5 stars WANT TO SAVE TIME & MONEY? GET THIS BOOK!, November 6, 2014
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For beginning Novelists, this is an excellent book providing step-by-step, detailed instructions for preparing your Best Seller manuscript for the exciting Amazon KINDLE E-book library. I am pleased to say I use Amazon Kindle and have found Amazon to be the leader in E-books. This book is well worth the price. It will save you a lot of time, aggravation, frustration and MONEY!

Michael Phelps
Author
David Janssen-My Fugitive (With Ellie Janssen)
The Execution of Justice
The Jockey's Justice
David Janssen-Our Conversations, Volume One
David Janssen-Our Conversations, Volume Two


The Beddington Incident: Top Secret Cargo
The Beddington Incident: Top Secret Cargo
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE HUNT FOR THE SS BEDDINGTON, November 6, 2014
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I discovered Author Bill Flynn on Amazon through his novel "A DRUMBEAT TOO NEAR". Next came his exciting novel "THE FEATHERY", followed by "A DEADLY CLASS REUNION". I quickly moved his work up my Preferred Author List.
AUTHOR BILL FLYNN is a master at weaving a story full of intrigue and mystery surrounding historical events.
"THE BEDDINGTON INCIDENT" does not disappoint. It opens in 2013 with a Fishing Trawler pulling up a sealed black package marked "SS BEDDINGTON - TOP SECRET" in the Waters off Cape Cod. The captain, Peter Broderick immediately calls the U. S. Navy, who wasted no time in taking charge of the mysterious package. Captain Broderick is curious when the Navy denies the existence of the "SS BEDDINGTON". He teams with marine biologist Janie Sheffield and deep sea salvage captain Sean Kelly to prove to the U. S. Navy that they lost the "SS BEDDINGTON". The mystery deepens when a Massachusettes Senator becomes involved. The novel takes the reader back to the months just prior to the end of World War II with a mix of Nazi secret weapons, and U-Boats operating off the east coast of the United States. This is a nail-biting read, one I could not put down! Another excellent work by Author Bill Flynn. I will continue to read every novel he brings us.

Michael Phelps
Author
David Janssen-My Fugitive (With Ellie Janssen)
The Execution of Justice
The Jockey's Justice
David Janssen-Our Conversations, Volume One
David Janssen-Our Conversations, Volume Two


Faces,Souls, And Painted Crows
Faces,Souls, And Painted Crows
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MOST INSPIRING STORY, November 6, 2014
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INSPIRING!

FACES, SOULS, AND PAINTED CROWS is one of the most inspiring books I have had the pleasuire of reading.

Dr. Paul Reiter has overcome his early years living in the terrors of war in the Swiss Alps. Migrating to the United States, specifically Los Angels, California where he establishes a lucrative practice of Comestic Surgery to the Stars and others of wealth. Inside, he is torn by what he sees, especially children with birth defects or accident-caused disfigurement. Most of these children are Mexican or Latinos from Central America. He takes it upon himself to help, and there seems to be an endless line of patients.

I can't help bu think this is based on a true story and that Dr. Paul Reiter is REAL!

This is an amazing book about an amazing, selfless man who uses his delicate skills to transform lives that would otherwise be lost.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Michael Phelps
Author
David Janssen-My Fugitive (With Ellie Janssen)
The Execution of Justice
The Jockey's Justice
David Janssen-Our Conversations, Volume One
David Janssen-Our Conversations, Volume Two


Words of Reflection
Words of Reflection
Price: $6.38

5.0 out of 5 stars REFLECTIONS OF TRUE LOVE, November 2, 2014
REFLECTIONS OF TRUE LOVE is what I found so beautifully written by Author Linda Rose Anderson. I can only assume she wrote this for her recently departed spouse, Her love for him as expressed in these heart-touching Poems makes it clear to me that their love, their bond was so deeply entwined, their love will never end. Author Linda Rose Anderson's life will go on, as will her love for her husband. He must have provided a good life for her and their children, it shows. I highly recommend this book of Poems to both men and women, especaily for men like me who find a lack of meaningful words to express their love for their spouse or girlfriend. I suggest it would be well received by those still together.

Michael Phelps
Author
Miami Shores, Florida


Discover The Power of True Independence
Discover The Power of True Independence
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5.0 out of 5 stars TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MIND, May 28, 2014
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DANIEL SPERAW has penned a special book for all those in need of MOTIVATION!

BOOST YOUR PERSONAL POWER gives step-by-step blueprints for any human being interested in improving the way he/she thinks. IF one feels trapped, in a no-win situation, and knows they can change their station in life and achieve all they could possibly dream about . . . the best place to start is by reading BOOST YOUR PERSONAL POWER! Mr. Speraw literally takes his reader by the hand and takes you on the path to success which ONLY YOU can achieve.

This is a dynamic book that will change every reader's life overnight.

FIVE STARS!

Michael Phelps
Author
Miami Shores, Florida


Vengeance is Mine: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery (Volume 1)
Vengeance is Mine: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery (Volume 1)
by Harry James Krebs
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars VENGEANCE TAKES A HARD ROAD, April 19, 2014
AUTHOR HARRY JAMES KREBS devoted his working life as a Mechanical Engineer in service to his country for 37 years with the United States Department of Energy. During all those years dedicated to helping keep our nation safe, secure and energy efficient, there was a voice festering inside his busy mind . . . demanding to be set free. FINALLY, after retiring from his day job; with well earned honors and acolades, he discussed this voice inside his head with his devoted wife and she urged him to let that voice out. Thus, HARRY JAMES KREBS has embarked on the challenging career of being a WRITER. BEN TUCKER has come to life . . .set free!
BEN TUCKER is a young man, trained as a Journalist/Investigative Reporter turned crime novelist. As a teenager, he was late in a planned meeting at the local Dairy Queen with his sweetheart, Christine. Several hours later, her lifeless body was found, ravaged and raped. BEN was briefly considered a prime suspect. Severe depression took hold and drove him to several attempts at suicide. Fortunately for BEN and US (his readers), he did not succeed. Ben has lived with the guilt of Christine's death, blaming himself for Christine's tragic fate. Her killer has yet to be brought to justice.

FAST FORWARD . . . BEN TUCKER graudated college and became a journalist/Investigative Reporter for a local newspaper. When the newspaper folded, he turned to writing a crime novel based on a local serial killer. His novel, "DECEPTION" became a Best Seller. He had met and fallen in love with Maggie, a debutane from a high-society family. Perhaps it was Ben's lack of interest in her family's money, that proved to Maggie his love for her was real. No $$$ signs flashed in his eyes as he gazed into hers. After a whirwind courtship, they married in a small ceremony. Maggie came with some baggage though; she was a single mother to Julie, an exhuberant 14 year old daughter; her widowed mother, Nora who enjoyed a stiff drink now and then. Rounding out the household Ben married into is Roberta, the housekeeper/cook. A devoutly religious woman of Mexican heritage, Ben would come to compare her with "Attila the Hun". Ben brought into the family his Oscar, a little dachshund with slightly deformed legs. Ben also has a daughter, Amanda Jane, 13 who lives with her mother. Julie and Amanda Jane are "Best Friends Forever", so that makes everything nice.

Ben is groping to write his next Best Seller novel and experiencing "Writer's Block" so he avoids his agent's calls. In the town of Cary, a charming suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina a woman's body has been found. She had been brutalized and raped . . . and decapitated. Seeing the report on the local news, Ben, in his mind's eye, saw Christine's face on his television screen. His guilt came flooding back. Soon, a second woman's body was found. Her decapitated body had also been brutalized. Police had few clues, and as yet no forensic evidence. Two murders with the same Modus Operandi and the police were baffled. Ben felt compelled to offer his talents to the police. When his offer was accepted by Cary Police Homicide Detective Lieutenant John Netter, a cigar chomping, seasoned veteran with a no-nonsense attitude, who was willing to accept all the help he could get, even from a non-police source. THINK: "CASTLE" . . . he's been helping NYPD Major Crimes Detective Beckett solve difficult crimes for several seasons now. Ben had met Lt. Netter while doing research for his novel a couple of years ago. Lt. Netter, then with the Holly Springs Police Department had handled the case. Ben and Netter had developed a mutual respect and admiration for each other. NOW: FORGET "CASTLE" . . . BEN TUCKER is MUCH BETTER

Ben's decision to help the police caused Maggie to explode and send Ben to the guest house! Maggie preferred a low-key, out-of-the-spotlight of public view lifestyle. She knew with Ben involved in this horrendous case, there would be days, weeks even months of glaring publicity and Ben would be Front-and-Center! Ben, however due to his inner guilt, had to try and help the police at all costs . . . he was commited!

VENGEANCE IS MINE is not a book you want to start reading before bedtime. I guarantee you will NOT sleep.You will be late for work, if you are able to go to work at all. You won't concentrate on your job, and for some, like Butchers, that could be dangerous.

VENGEANCE IS MINE is packed full of suspense. When I thought I had put almost all the pieces of the puzzle together and I knew the killer, it was like a tornado swept through and all the pieces scattered. In spite of BEN TUCKER'S faults (wine + women), his huge ego, and a few more, you just gotta like the guy, because he is darn good at what he does.

In my humble opinion, AUTHOR HARRY JAMES KREBS has created a character that will live a long life and promises every reader many hours of reading entertainment. With a strong cast of supporting characters, richly and vividly brought to life, BEN TUCKER will be in great demand. BEN TUCKER has what it takes to be a great television series; THINK: "MR. & MRS. NORTH" (circa 1952.)

FIVE GOLD STARS FOR VENGEANCE IS MINE!

Michael Phelps
Miami Shores, Florida


STATELINE
STATELINE
by Dave Stanton
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars TO CATCH A KILLER, April 4, 2014
This review is from: STATELINE (Paperback)
AUTHOR DAVE STANTON has crafted one of, if not the BEST Private Detective novel I have read in a long, long time!

STATELINE introduces his Readers to Private Detective DAN RENO. RENO is a man with a toubled past, a fall from grace, fueled by alcohol. His love for the booze has already cost him a high paying job with a prestigous law firm and his marriage. DAN RENO is based in his hometown of San Jose, California. Almost broke, he has recovered and is doing his best to regain his own self-confidence and a future he can enjoy. After being fired from then law firm and a brief stint as a Bail Bonds Company Recovery Agent, he has been working the last couple of years for a Private Detective firm.

His now friendly ex-wife Julia has invited him to the wedding of her niece Desiree McGee to Sylvester Bascom, the son of John Bascom, a mega-millionaire scion of a vast lumber producing empire. The wedding was to be on Saturday eveing at Caesar's Hotel and Casino in South Lake Tahoe. He arrives in Lake Tahoe on Friday evening, checks into his hotel and later meets with his ex-wife and her husband, Dr. Parkash Singh.

He also has a chance encounter with two high school friends, Brad Turner and Derrick Whitehouse. He soon discovers their lives revolve around pot, booze, cocaine and women . . . NOT necessarily in that order. They later introduce him to one of their friends, a real party-boy and troublemaker named Sven Osterlund. DAN RENO's life will be forever changed by this unexpected reunion.

Saturday evening, DAN shows up for the wedding . . . all five hundred-plus guests are present. Soon, several police officers enter, and have a hushed conversation with the father, John Bascom. It is announced the wedding is OFF! The Groom has been found murdered in his hotel room.

Bascom summons DAN RENO to his suite. He offers him $100,000 to find the killer and produce him before Bascom. Bascom has no trust in the local police. As DAN soon discovers, there is good reason not to trust them. Dan accepts the case and the fun and games begin.

AUTHOR DAVE STANTON provides vivid descriptions of the locales that would make National Geographic envious. His character development is so colorful, you feel you KNOW each and every one; the good . . . the bad . . . the beautiful . . . the ugly. There are several, colorful "back-stories" astutely woven in to give the reader a clear understanding of DAN RENO and all the steps leading up to the present time. The cops are set on getting RENO to drop the case and leave town . . . for his own good. They did not consider how stubborn he is.

STATELINE is a novel you WILL NOT PUT DOWN . . . from Page One to Page 304, you will be captivated and I guarantee you will not be satisfied until you read the very lastr line!

Move over Raymond Chandler and Philip Marlowe. . . DAVE STANTON and DAN RENO have arrived!

I eagerly await DAN RENO's next case! I also want to know how he spends the $100,000! Perhaps a new car?

DAVE STANTON certainly deserves FIVE STARS for STATELINE!

Michael Phelps
Author
THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE ("The Mike Walsh Detective Novels".)


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