Book Review – Deep Sky by Patrick Lee

31 05 2012

Deep Sky

By Patrick Lee

Harper

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If you knew that you were destined to kill 20 million people, what would you do? In the third and final chapter in Patrick Lee’s The Breach trilogy, that is the dilemma facing covert agent Travis Chase. In the first book of the trilogy, The Breach, a future version of Travis sent a message back through time to himself, warning the present day Travis that he was going to be responsible for the deaths of millions. Now, Travis comes face to face with that destiny in Deep Sky.

If you haven’t already read the first two books in the series (The Breach and Ghost Country), you really should before starting Deep Sky. Otherwise, you might be able to still enjoy the story, but you might feel a little lost at times, and you certainly won’t be able to understand all the references to past events. Read the rest of this entry »





Book Review – The Scroll by Grant Jeffrey and Alton Gansky

29 05 2012

The Scroll

By Grant Jeffrey and Alton Gansky

WaterBrook Press

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Novelist Alton Gansky and prophecy expert Grant Jeffrey combine biblical prophecy and archaeology to tell a suspenseful story of the near future.

Biblical archaeologist David Chambers has turned his back on his faith and is ready to take a new path in his life. A phone call from his friend and mentor, Professor Ben-Judah, pulls him into one last expedition in Israel. Once David hears that the project centers on the Copper Scroll (one of the Dead Sea Scrolls), he can’t help but agree to take part. Unfortunately, what David doesn’t know is that his team on the project includes his former fiancée and his archrival. Read the rest of this entry »





Wild Week of Reviews III – Revenge of the Reviews

28 05 2012

If you are a regular reader of my blog (and why wouldn’t you be), you probably saw my two previous Wild Week of Reviews in March and April. Those two weeks were so successful, my boss decided I needed to do it again. Man, is my boss a taskmaster. But he also is a very smart, talented, gifted writer who just wants my blog readers to be happy. Doesn’t he sound like a great guy?

Anyhow, this time around, I will be reviewing more of the best thrillers and sci-fi books from the past few months. For each of the next five days, you will find a new book review posted on my blog. You’ll see reviews of books from authors Steve Berry, David Baldacci, Patrick Lee, Lis Wiehl and Alton Gansky. Sound good? I hope so.

And if that sounds good, just look at my list of Upcoming Reviews in the right column and you’ll hopefully see many more reviews coming that may appeal to you. New books from Boyd Morrison, Ted Dekker, Ben Coes, James Rollins, Robert Browne, Davis Bunn and Robert Lipparulo will all be reviewed in the coming months. And that’s just the beginning. I also will have some book giveaways coming your way this summer. I will announce more about those as details become available.

So for the next five days, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy. Well, first you have to click on my blog each day. And then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.





The Top 8 New Shows For Fall 2012

20 05 2012

Last week, the five major networks unveiled their new lineups for the fall TV season. Unfortunately, the odds are that less than one-fourth of them will be renewed for a second season. Another fourth probably won’t even make it through one whole season. You can call me cynical, but I prefer the term realistic.

A glance at the list of last year’s new shows and the fall schedules announced last week will serve as a reminder of how many lasted only a handful of episodes, and how many only survived for one season.

The same is true of the mid-season replacements offered each winter by the networks. Of the five mid-season shows I watched (The River, Alcatraz, Missing, Awake and Touch), only one (Touch) was renewed for a second season. Each of these shows was hyped either for star actors (Ashley Judd in Missing and Kiefer Sutherland in Touch), a clever concept (the parallel worlds in Awake) or a big name director/producer behind the show (J.J. Abrams on Alcatraz and Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli on The River). Yet, for four of the shows, all they had was one short season to prove they deserved another chance. I’ll admit each of these shows had their faults, but the stories were intriguing enough to keep me coming back each week. Which can’t be said for every show, even ones that at first glance sound cool. Read the rest of this entry »








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