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May 2020: Book notices

  

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Gregg Hurwitz, Into the Fire

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Into the Fire details Orphan X's latest--and maybe his final--mission This time, he's contacted on his super secure RoamZone phone by Max Merriweather, a down-on-his-luck construction worker who lands in serious trouble after his golden-boy cousin gives him an envelope for safekeeping. And then the usual: lots of bad guys, and Evan using his unusual talents to save the day. Meanwhile, he's determined that this will be his final mission. He's hoping to settle down afterwards and live a normal life--if he can figure out what normal is. But is it really his last mission? Maybe. Probably not. On the one hand, the book's ending ties things up well so that it would make a good closer to the series. On the other hand, it also opens the door to further adventures ahead, should the author choose to continue. In either case, another good read from Gregg Hurwitz in an enjoyable series.

Lee Goldberg, Killer Thriller

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Ian Ludlow has a good imagination and an uncanny knack for writing fiction that comes true. His latest book is being turned into a movie, and Ian is on set in Hong Kong with Margo French, dog walker turned author escort, etc., who's there to scout locations for Ian's next Clint Straker novel. Turns out there's a plot against the U.S. government, and the world once again needs the services of Clint Straker...er, Ian Ludlow. I like Lee Goldberg's novels and have read a whole lot of them over the years, but I didn't get into this one as much as previous titles. Probably it's a me thing: There was too much time between reading sessions, and I wound up forgetting the plot and having to look up characters. That said, I do like the developments that happen in this book and how things are set up for the next installment in the series (Fake Truth, which came out in April, 2020).

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About the blogger: Debra is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece, including Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  






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