Monday, May 24, 2010

Impact by Douglas Preston

Genre - Thriller
ISBN -978-0-7653-1768-1
No. of pages - 364
Rating 4.0 out of 5

One again Douglas Preston has executed a terrific thriller. It is a fascinating thriller that is full of twists and turns . Every time I thought that I knew what would happen next I would be surprised. This is a fast paced, action packed, mind bending adventure. The book is well crafted and thought provoking providing the reader with an original well executed plot. I look forward to more from this talented writer.

Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

Genre - Mystery/Suspense/Paranormal
ISBN - 0-553-58826- 5 - paperback
No. pf Pages - 364 pages
Rating - 3.0 out of 5

Koontz's second book in the Odd series continues the mix of suspense and wit which marked the style in the first book Odd Thomas. I particularly enjoyed how Thomas uses his heart, wit, mind, and will power when he discovers that his friend Danny is missing. To be honest I enjoyed the first book more, but I also enjoyed this one. The setting, the plot, Thomas' wit and perseverance, takes the reader on an entertaining journey through a world of terror and transcendence. I plan to read the next book in the series.

Greasing The Pinata by Tim Maleeny

Genre - Mystery
ISBN - 978-1-59058-566-5
No. of pages - 334
Rating 4.0 out of 5

Once again Tim Maleeny delivers a fast paced mystery that readers will enjoy.
Maleeny's third Cape Weathers continues to engage the reader with an excellent plot with twists and turns that will surprise. His vivid characters enrich the suspenseful plot. Hired to find a missing United States senator Cape stumbles on a conspiracy that leads from corporate boardrooms in the US to powerful drug cartels in Mexico. Cape's deadly companion Sally who was trained by the Hong Kong Triads continues to watch his back as he confronts a killer who wants bury the past along with anyone who wants to dig it up. I hope to learn more about Sally and I also hope that she eventually has a more prominent role as this series continues .