“The Gangster’s Son: A Shig Sato Mystery” by Joseph Mark Brewer

The Gangster’s Son My rating:5 of 5 stars With his first novel, Joseph Mark Brewer has created a fascinating character in Shig Sato. Set in 1991 Japan this is not just another murder mystery or detective story. With subtle and not so subtle hints at the political climate of the time, Japan’s gangster culture and the yakuza, and the antipathy for the American military presence … Continue reading “The Gangster’s Son: A Shig Sato Mystery” by Joseph Mark Brewer

“A Capable and Wide Revenge” by Glen Barrera

Writing a sequel to a well received book is a challenge and Glen Barrera rises to meet the test with a winner. In “A Capable and Wide Revenge” he follows the continuing experiences of his wonderful characters from “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance”. Although the characters are familiar from the earlier book, this book stands quite well on its own. Once again former US soldiers, … Continue reading “A Capable and Wide Revenge” by Glen Barrera

“The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance” by Glen Barrera

The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance by Glen Barrera My rating: 5 of 5 stars In “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance” Glen Barrera has created a cast of characters so real you can imagine them living next door. While “Hector Munoz”, with skills developed over time, is far from the next door neighbor type his character is so skillfully created that it would not be surprising … Continue reading “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance” by Glen Barrera