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Posted on May 7, 2010, 1:25:16 PM PDT
Thomas Hauck says:
If you're looking for something really different in a speculative thriller, I just read "Lucas Manson" by Thomas Hauck. It's a genre-busting rollercoaster ride that begins with a farm boy named Hiram Leary. He re-invents himself as cult leader Lucas Manson, and he leads his followers in the Kingdom Seven Family Temple as they build a secret nation-within-a-nation based in Arizona. As the body count rises, FBI agent Mark Dylan is sent to investigate. He ends up (I won't spoil the incredible ending!) not being sure whose side he's on. It's funny and suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your beach chair! Lucas Manson, the cult leader, is as vividly drawn a bad guy as you will ever meet. The scene where he gets an afternoon booty call in the family limo is worth the price of the book!

This is not a formulaic FBI-killer-thriller. "Lucas Manson" is more like "Catch-22"--it is not afraid to tackle a tired subject (vampires) and rip the genre apart. I've heard that this book is developing a big cult following among college kids. I can see why!
LUCAS MANSON

Charles W.

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Posted on May 12, 2010, 8:22:51 AM PDT
99 cents on Kindle.
This one reads like fiction but it is based on a true story.
If you want a gripping read set on the streets of London try:
Invisible Tears
by Abigail Lawrence. Little Abby will burn a hole right in the
middle of your heart.
I gave it 5 stars!

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Posted on May 15, 2010, 3:25:03 PM PDT
Panic Seven says:
Check out The Scroll Lawyers. by bestselling thriller author R.J. Jagger, limited time at only 99 cents.

Jagger is the author of Lawyer Trap, Witness Chase, Bad Client, Attorney's Run, Pretty Little Lawyer, and many more.

Set in 1952 Denver, The Scroll Lawyers is R.J. Jagger's debut book in a new pulp noir series.Two attorneys, one a solo practitioner and one an associate at Denver's largest law firm, are cast into the throes of a deadly thriller when a mysterious messenger delivers a package to their restaurant table. On the outside is a note: I WILL BE HIRING YOU AS MY ATTORNEY. WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOX PERTAINS TO MY CASE. PLEASE KEEP IT SAFE UNTIL WE CAN MEET. IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM ME BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY, THAT MEANS I'M DEAD. Not sure which of them has been retained or who the client is, the two women open the package for answers and find what appears to be an ancient scroll. Almost immediately, they find themselves running for their lives through a noir world of shadows, treachery and murder.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2010, 6:02:05 PM PDT
Amy O. says:
Jenifer: I don't know if you like John Grisham or not, but he wrote a book a few years ago, "The Summons". Our tastes may be different, but this one was really hard for me to put down !!! And speaking of Dean Koontz, he really is a great writer (one of my favorites). Try reading some of his first books. They are great and DO keep you on the edge of your seat!! He is in a funk right now like some of my other favs, but I think you'll really like his early books. Hope this helps!!!

A. Ogletree from BAMA

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Amy O. says:
Sorry Jenifer !! I just looked up and realized your post was over a year ago ! lol Oh well. Maybe you'll like the books anyway. A. Ogletree from BAMA

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Posted on May 17, 2010, 7:10:22 AM PDT
John O'Dowd says:
Mahko's Knife is now available at Barnes and Noble for those of you who have a Nook. I don't know much about the Nook but it has gotten good reviews. Bottom line, Mahko's Knife is now available on Kindle, Sony Reader, Nook and in PC and MAC formats for your computer. Go out and buy one, read it and review it. It also makes a great graduation gift and prom gift (it lasts longer than an orchid).
Mahko's Knife

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Posted on May 23, 2010, 3:21:24 AM PDT
wild reader says:
Try Salted Away (Koniotis Mysteries) the second book in the Koniotis Mysteries series and set on Cyprus. This book was gripping and not put downable once the scene was set. International spies and murder set in a divided country with two separate police forces and no communication added to the tension. I cant wait for the third book in the series to be released, and I highly recommend the series to anyone wanting a good international thriller mystery read. The first bookLaughter's Echo (The Koniotis Mysteries) set the scene for the series and I enjoyed it also - it's about gun running and smuggling, but for me Salted Away was far more gripping.

Reading both is recommended.

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Posted on Jun 5, 2010, 12:57:32 PM PDT
Gary Ponzo says:
A Touch of Deceit

FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh, yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.

This was just published on Kindle for $1.99.

Author Gary Ponzo

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