Posts made in April, 2010


James Rollins delivers another breathless, action packed blend of science and suspense. Nobody combines history, modern technology, and action like Rollins. Viruses set to consume the world, shadowy organizations, predatory bioluminescent squids, interesting locations including ancient ruins in Cambodia, angelic script, the secrets of Marco Polo…this is just some of what The Judas Strain (3rd in the Sigma Force series, 4th if...

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Jeremy Robinson has topped his previous efforts with his new book, Kronos.  I felt that Kronos had just the right blend of history, science, Biblical speculation, and action.  It contained a very cool and original monster and deeply intriguing characters.  I also felt that this book wasn`t nearly as “over the top” as his previous novels, Raising the Past and Antarktos Rising.  Don`t get me wrong, I like “over the...

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The Camel Cub is an exceptionally well-crafted thrill ride that I enjoyed immensely.  It follows a conspiracy theory club (think the Lone Gunmen from the X-Files only older, more intelligent, and more interesting) that stumbles upon a plot against the President.  This is probably the best book I`ve read in regards to Islamic ideology.  It had character and action.  It deals with political issues without being preachy or seeming like a...

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I am huge fan of E.E. Knight`s Vampire Earth series.  The books are an incredible blend of sci-fi, horror, vampires, and action crossed with a Civil War/Western-style epic.  I know that sounds crazy, but E.E. Knight pulls it off masterfully.  Also, the vampires in this book are nothing like the traditional model, so don`t let the title discourage you.  Vampire Earth is one of my favorite series, and I would recommend it to any sci-fi...

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I didn`t think the premise of this book sounded all that interesting, but Jeffery Deaver hadn`t let me down yet, and he most definitely didn`t with this book either.  Tons of clever plot twists and an incredible amount of detail can always be found in any Deaver book, and this one definitely delivered on all fronts.  I would recommend the Lincoln Rhyme series to any fan of suspense thrillers.

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