“Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House” by April Ryan

I’ve watched April Ryan on televised White House press briefings and as a journalist on news programs. I was eager to read what she had to say about the Trump White House. Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House provided insight into her experiences with the Trump White House and the assortment of Press Secretaries who have battled with the … Continue reading “Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House” by April Ryan

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

                             Bob Woodward has long been one of my journalist heroes. When he and Carl Bernstein wrote about the Watergate Scandal for The Washington Post they made history and won the Pulitzer Prize. After reading reviews for his new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, I knew it was a must … Continue reading Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Hammered: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Hard n’ Dirty Book 5) by Alexis Alvarez

I must confess; I’m a huge fan of Alexis Alvarez. Her books always grab me from the first paragraph. Hammered is no exception.  As soon as Talia and Dane meet, the reader will feel the electric sparks jump off the page. They have separate agendas, goals that are important to them. But those goals conflict like oil and water. Dane is the foreman of a … Continue reading Hammered: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Hard n’ Dirty Book 5) by Alexis Alvarez

The Architect of Revenge: A September 11th Novel by T.W. Ainsworth

  As a former New Yorker who watched the attack on the city of my birth I am frequently drawn to books that deal with the horrible events of September 11th. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get through the stories as they touch a nerve that was exposed that day and still lies just beneath the surface of my heart. I had “The … Continue reading The Architect of Revenge: A September 11th Novel by T.W. Ainsworth

Behind Closed Doors by Brian L. Porter

I’ve been fascinated by Jack the Ripper since, as a child, I first heard of him. For me he was the ultimate boogey man. As an adult my interest in the mysterious killer, who strolled the streets of Whitechapel in London, continues. In Behind the Doors, Brian L. Porter touches on the Ripper’s crimes. The story, however, is about a much smaller series of murders … Continue reading Behind Closed Doors by Brian L. Porter

Cold Blood by Alex Shaw

Buy Here on Amazon This is the first book I’ve read by Alex Shaw and I guarantee it won’t be the last. Cold Blood is an action packed and complex thriller that kept me turning pages well into the night. Aidan Snow is a multi-faceted character; a well trained member of the SAS who is injured severely during a training exercise, he retires to become … Continue reading Cold Blood by Alex Shaw

“Song of Simon” by C.A. Sanders

I was attracted to this book by two things; the stringed musical instrument on the cover and the fact that the main character, Simon, comes from suburban New York. Coming from New York myself I was curious to learn about Simon’s adventures.  Simon doesn’t spend a lot of time in New York; very quickly he is whisked away to a fantasy world. What a fantasy … Continue reading “Song of Simon” by C.A. Sanders

“Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler

In his second book of the Phoenix series, “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”, Ted Tayler amps up the action and the tension. As the Olympus Project tackles the potential terrorist attacks on the 2012 London Olympics, Colin (Phoenix) rises in the esteem of his fellow project warriors. The teams throw out all the stops as they attempt to outwit terrorist plans to use the Olympics as … Continue reading “Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler

The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine

The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is not often a book as intensely dazzling as “The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine comes along. A forbidden love story takes place against the dramatic background of 1970’s South Africa and apartheid. Fine draws you into the story cautiously, laying the groundwork for the eventual affair between Elsa and Stanwell. By … Continue reading The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine

“Connected: The Shift” by Michelle Medhat

Connected: The Shift by Michelle Medhat My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Connected: The Shift” by Michelle Medhat is aptly named as this second part of the story takes a remarkable shift. While the evil protagonists from The Call increase in power, Al Nadir led by Dr. Salim Al Douri and Dr. Sabena Sanantoni display even more ruthless behaviors. As Sam Noor continues to lead … Continue reading “Connected: The Shift” by Michelle Medhat