Saturday, May 22, 2010

Book Review of 'Riddle Of Berlin' by Cym Lowell


Riddle Of Berlin was written by Cym Lowell and published through IUniverse. It is available for purchase at http://www.amazon.com/
John C. Jaegerman is a man in the midst of a middle age crisis, who has suffered greatly in his lifetime. When a voice from the water, entices John to jump from a parapet overlooking the Seine River at Notre Dame in Paris, John sees it as a way out, not only for himself, but for his family. He takes the plunge. What unravels next is nothing short of an intricate web of espionage, romance and ultimately, redemption, as a campaign of global terror ignites the four corners of the world and an international plot unlike any other soon becomes clear.
As the book unfolds, the author couples all these events with the almost comical actions of NATO, adding some humor to the book's appeal. Riddle Of Berlin is a thriller with highs and lows that the reader won't soon forget. Sometimes complicated, Riddle Of Berlin is an intriguing read that I took my time with so as not to miss a thing. I am giving Riddle Of Berlin a 3-spider rating and recommending it to all lovers of international thrillers. Be prepared to use your brain on this one...but in the end you and your brain will thank me.
CK Webb

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Book Review of 'Sons of Avalon: Merlin's Prophecy' by Dee Marie


Sons of Avalon: Merlin's Prophecy was written by Dee Marie and published by Conceptual Images Publishing in 2008.
From the time of Merlin's birth from a shattered giant oak tree, he is destined to help bring about the birth of another; the one true king who will be the salvation of Britain. But in order to bring about this birth, Merlin will advise two High Kings to fight through the chaos of Roman abandonment and Saxon invasion.
In this re-telling of the traditional legend of Merlin, Dee Marie has taken us from Merlin's birth, through the chaotic and tumultuous time of King Ambrosius' reign, to the time of King Uther and the conception of the true King of Britain, Arthur. Merlin aids Ambrosius in the early years of his reign and guides him through the wars with the Saxon who lay siege to Britain after the Romans abandonment. Merlin is very close to Ambrosius during his reign, but not so fond of Ambrosius's brother and general, Uther, who butts heads with Merlin at every turn. Merlin knows that the one true king who will bring peace and prosperity to the kingdom will be sired by one of these two men so he must advise them and keep them both safe.
Then when Ambrosius is killed, Merlin realizes that the fate of his beloved country is upon the shoulders of Uther and he sets about to make sure that Uther and the Lady Igraine are mated.
Dee Marie has re-written this wonderful legend of love, murder and revenge with fresh humor and sparkling description. She has given us an insight into the challenges that Merlin faced in order to bring about the salvation of his country and people. The story is well-written and intriguing and will keep even a 'die-hard Merlin fan' engrossed and turning the pages.
I am giving Sons of Avalon: Merlin's Prophecy a 4-spider rating. I can't wait to read the sequel to this story and once again be transported to the time of Avalon and King Arthur.
DJ Weaver

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Book Review of 'The Doomsday Key' by James Rollins


The Doomsday Key by James Rollins was published in 2009 by HarperCollins and is available at http://www.amazon.com/.
After the unexplained deaths of a famed geneticist, a Vatican archaeologist and the son of a U.S. senator, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force are thrust into a race to solve a centuries-old riddle. All three victims are marked with a Druidic pagan cross that has been burned into their flesh; the only clue that Sigma Force has. Commander Pierce, aided by two women from his past, must confront mankind's greatest threat and the clock is ticking. The group must race from Rome to Norway to England in order to solve the mystery and save millions of lives.
The Doomsday Key is a spell-binding adventure in the truest sense of the word and James Rollins has us hanging on by a thread yet again. He weaves a tale of apocalyptic proportions and combines fact with fiction in this intriguing story. The characters are stunning and the backdrop is brilliantly laid out for us to see and feel. The Doomsday Key is just a small taste of what could happen to our food supply, if money and power are left to their own devices. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any and all fans of James Rollins and to anyone who wants to read a well written, best-selling adventure. I am giving The Doomsday Key a 4-spider rating. Pick this book up and you'll be hooked from the very first sentence.
DJ Weaver

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Book Review For 'Hidden And Imminent Dangers' by D.W. Hardin

Hidden And Imminent Dangers was written by D.W. Hardin and is available for purchase at http://www.hiddenandimminentdangers.com/ or at http://www.amazon.com/
Mac Macintosh is an ER nurse in a large Louisville, Kentucky hospital when he is tossed into the center of an Avian flu pandemic of biblical proportions. Together with infectious disease specialist Dr. Mercato Marcus, the two fight not only to contain the mutant strain of Avian flu, but to save the people being affected by it. Meanwhile government entities clash over jurisdiction, allowing the disease to spread like wildfire while the U.S. becomes a vulnerable target for its enemies.
Hidden And Imminent Dangers is a horrifying glimpse into the possible. It is your worst nightmare come true. D.W. Hardin has written a consuming and realistic novel that allows the reader to see frightening possibilities in the world we live in. Along the way he gives you a shocking glance into the sometimes villainous inner workings of those in positions of authority. Hidden And Imminent Dangers also offers up a protagonist who gives the reader hope in the strength of mankind.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. Hardin has touched on a subject that we have all thought about and he has done so in an informative and descriptive manner which places the reader head-long into the center of the catastrophe. It is for this very reason I am giving Hidden And Imminent Dangers a 4-spider rating.
Pick up this apocalyptic novel but BEWARE...D.W. Hardin's writing is CONTAGIOUS!
CK Webb