Coercion by Tim Tigner

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Coercion by Tim Tigner was an interesting book and I am super glad that I got it review.  I love books like this one because I can’t put the book down until I am done with it.  It is also one of those books that after I finished it I had to wait until the next day to start a new one because I was so wrapped up in the characters from this book.  I am not usually interested in political/military thrillers but I loved this one.  At times it was hard to follow who was talking but I was always able to figure it out and I was never lost for more than a paragraph or two.  This book also did keep me on the edge of my seat which is another thing that I loved about this book.  I loved everything about this story and I can’t wait to check out other books by this author.  If you love thrillers than I know you will enjoy this book.  If you do check it out please let me know what you think about it.

COERCION by Tim Tigner

About The Book

Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (July 7, 2015)

The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes.

After the Iron Curtain’s collapse, Russia appears to be finished as a superpower. But KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly working to restore Russia’s status by forcing Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage, with the aid of a new secret weapon. Meanwhile, his biggest target is within Russia, where Karpov is plotting to capture the Kremlin for himself.

Former US soldier and spy Alex Ferris becomes the first to fathom Karpov’s grand plans. Racing from San Francisco to Siberia, Alex must elude ambushes, assassins, and death from exposure as he wages a one-man war against a growing global threat and the resurgence of the Soviets.

“Tim Tigner is a masterful storyteller with a nose for intrigue and a careful eye for historical detail. Set in the aftermath of the collapse of the Iron Curtain, his latest book, “Coercion,” is a compelling tale of espionage and betrayal, one that will leave its readers wanting more.”  — James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

Tim Tigner

About The Author

Tim began his career in Soviet Counterintelligence with the US Army Special forces, the Green Berets. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tim switched from espionage to arbitrage. Armed with a Wharton MA rather than a Colt M16, he moved to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika. There he lead prominent multinational medical companies, worked with cosmonauts on the MIR Space Station (from Earth, alas), chaired the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and helped write Russia’s first law on healthcare.

Moving to Brussels during the formation of the EU, Tim ran Europe, Middle East, and Africa for a Johnson & Johnson company and traveled like a character in a Robert Ludlum book. He eventually landed in Silicon Valley, where like minds with wild ideas come to congregate around the creation of (nightmares and) dreams. Now he launches new medical technologies as a startup CEO, and devises devious devices for fictional characters who aim to change the world.

Tim grew up in the Midwest and Europe, earning a BA from Hanover College and then a MBA in Finance and a MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He now lives with his wife Elena and their two daughters in Northern California.

 

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The Fury by Shane Gericke

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The Fury by Shane Gericke was an amazing book.  If I am being honest I only picked this book because it was a thriller so I went in more blind than I usually do when it comes to books that I review.  I am so glad that I decided to review this book because I loved everything about it.  As most of you know I love thrillers and this book didn’t let me down.  It kept me reading right up until the end because I had to know what happened and how it ended.  I loved all the characters in this book and the setting was also something that I really enjoyed.  This was one of those books that once you get to the end of it you can’t stop thinking about it and I usually have to take a day off between books because I can’t stop thinking about the book I just finished.  If you love thriller books I would add this one to your must read list and trust me you won’t regret it.

The Fury by Shane Gericke

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico washes a cache of doomsday weapons onto a Mexican beach: bombs filled with VX nerve gas mixed with anthrax, invented by the Nazis during World War II and perfected by the United States to use in the Cold War. The bombs soon fall into the wrong hands and create an unstoppable opponent. Only one Chicago Police detective has a chance of preventing those bombs from being used on American soil.

Reeling from the recent murder of her husband as well as allegations of police misconduct, Detective Superstition “Sue” Davis is thrown into an undercover assignment. She must infiltrate the Mexican narcotics cartel responsible for the death of her husband in order to get close to the cartel’s sociopathic enforcer, Jiminez “Jimmy” Garcia.

But when the entire Garcia family is killed in Mexico by a U.S. Special Forces raid gone wrong, Garcia will stop at nothing to get vengeance, including triggering newly acquired bombs on American soil. Superstition’s assignment quickly becomes more dangerous than planned as the threat of a terrorist attack looms closer.

Shane Gericke

About The Author

Bestselling novelist Shane Gericke is the author of Torn Apart, which was short-listed for the prestigious Thriller Award and named a Book of the Year by Suspense magazine. Shane spent twenty-five years as a newspaper editor, most prominently at the Chicago Sun-Times, before jumping into fiction. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Visit him at shanegericke.com.

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The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

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The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle was a great book.  Once I started reading I didn’t want to put the  book down.  I reminded me of books by one of my favorite authors so I know that was a big part of it for me.  I love mystery books and this book didn’t let me down.  I liked this one because I didn’t figure out the story after I was a few chapters in.  With a lot of mystery books I tend to figure out who did it and I didn’t do that with this  book so that made it interesting and kept me reading until the end of the book.  If you love mystery books than I would recommend this book to you because it is so well written and I felt like I could relate to the characters.

The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

About The Book

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Mira (July 28, 2015)

When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan—with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.

The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier’s brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.

Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail’s search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping—and seeking hope in the impossible.

Kimberly Belle

About The  Author

Kimberly Belle grew up in Eastern Tennessee, in a small town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. A graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Kimberly lived for over a decade in the Netherlands and has worked in marketing and fundraising for various nonprofits. She’s the author of two novels, THE LAST BREATH and THE ONES WE TRUST (August 2015). She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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Bum Rap by Paul Levine

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Bum Rap by Paul Levine took me back to the types of books I have loved for years and gave me a new author to add to my list.  I loved the author’s writing and the setting of this book.  I loved all the characters and their backstories as well.  This is the first book I have read by this author but I am so glad that I found him because I can’t wait to check out other book that he has written.  Steve wasn’t my favorite character because of how he acted.  I loved Jake & Victoria from the start of the book.  I loved the setting and I didn’t want to put the book down because it hooked me.  This is the genre that I love so I had high expectations for this book and this book lived up to all of them and surpassed most of them.  If you love thrillers than I would for sure recommend this book to you.

Bum Rap by Paul Levine

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Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (July 1, 2015)

NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back—until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What’s worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it’s up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness—a stunning “Bar girl”—before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob.

Jake knows that if he doesn’t get to the witness first, his client’s case is lost. Luckily, he’s got some good advice from his college football coach: “Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody.” And sometimes, the only way to win a tough case is to do just that.

Paul Levine

About The Author

PAUL LEVINE worked as a newspaper reporter, a law professor and a trial lawyer before becoming a full-time novelist. His books have been translated into 23 languages; Levine has won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and has been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Macavity, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Shamus Award, and the James Thurber Humor Prize.

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Mercy House by Adam Cesare

TLC Book ToursMercy House by Adam Cesare was a great book.  I don’t know the last time I read a horror book because I am always scared that they will freak me out because I can’t even watch scary movies with out them freaking me out but I didn’t want to put this book down until it was done.  There were parts that got to me and made me scared but since that is the point of this genre I really did enjoy this book.  I loved the authors writing and how well this book was written.  I did love that this story was set at a nursing home because as someone of you know I used to work at one and this book brought me right  back to those years and I think it made this story even more really because I could put myself in the situation and pretend like I was one of the characters.  I love when you are able to put yourself in a story because it makes it even more really.  If you love horror novels that I would for sure recommend this book to you.

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About The Book

On Sale: June 09, 2015
Pages: 280
Published by : Hydra

Welcome to Mercy House, a state-of-the-art retirement home that appears perfectly crisp, clean, and orderly . . . but nothing could be farther from the truth. In Adam Cesare’s thrilling novel, the residents will find little mercy—only a shocking eruption of unfathomable horror.

Harriet Laurel notices the odor at Mercy House as soon as she sets foot inside, brought there against her will by her son, Don, and his wife, Nikki. In the early stages of dementia, Harriet has grown resentful of Nikki, blaming her daughter-in-law for failing to supply grandchildren. Yet even Harriet must admit that her mind becomes clearer as soon as she crosses the threshold. If it wasn’t for that annoying smell.

Arnold Piper is an eighty-five-year-old ex-Marine, a proud man who has cared for himself his whole life. But no longer. Betrayed by his aging body, Arnold is learning that the trials he survived long ago in war-torn Korea pale beside the daily indignities of growing old. Little does he know that his greatest nightmares are still ahead of him.

Sarah Campbell is an idealistic nurse whose compassion has been stretched to the breaking point at the chronically understaffed facility that is Mercy House. But now Sarah’s list of unpleasant duties is about to take a terrifying turn. For something wicked is brewing in Mercy House. Something dark and rotten . . . and deadly.

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About The Author

Adam Cesare is a New Yorker who lives in Philadelphia. He studied English and film at Boston University. His books include Video Night, The Summer Job, Zero Lives Remaining, and Tribesmen. His nonfiction has appeared in Paracinema, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues.

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Mireille by Molly Cochran

 

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Mireille by Molly Cochran was a great book.  The first thing I want to let you know about this book is that it is a long one so be ready for a big book but I really did enjoy the book.  It took me awhile to get through it because I have had major headaches.  I liked that the writing in the book isn’t super small so I don’t have to strain my eyes as much.  At the start of the book I wasn’t a huge fan of Mireille and to be honest I am not sure why.  I did feel bad for her throughout parts of the book because of what she went through.  I hated Oliver from the first time he showed up right up until the end.  I would recommend this book to anyone who love historical fiction and/or books that take place during WWII.

Mireille

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Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (June 9, 2015)

Near the end of World War II, seventeen-year-old Mireille de Jouarre flees the home of her stepfather, a Nazi collaborator and abusive drunk. She finds shelter with her childhood friend Stefan, and the two fall deeply in love. But as the fighting escalates, Mireille must escape alone to Paris, where she discovers she’s pregnant and lacking a way to provide for her child.

So begins her new life as l’Ange—the Angel. After an unlikely meeting with a wealthy aristocrat in a Parisian hotel—and her acceptance of his solicitation—Mireille becomes the most celebrated poule in all of France, eliciting huge fees and invitations to exclusive parties. At one of these events, Mireille meets Oliver Jordan, an American womanizer and film producer, and is soon launching a promising film career. As her star rises, Mireille is determined to bury her past. But her success isn’t as carefree and glittery as it seems, and when her daughter’s future is threatened, Mireille must make a deadly decision in a desperate attempt to finally choose her own path.

Molly Cochran

About The Author

Molly Cochran is the author of more than twenty novels and nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller GrandmasterThe Forever KingThe Broken Sword, and The Temple Dogs, all cowritten with Warren Murphy. She is also the author of The Third Magic, and she cowrote the nonfiction bestseller Dressing Thin with Dale Goday. Cochran has received numerous awards, including the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, the Romance Writers of America’s “Best Thriller” award, and an “Outstanding” classification by the New York Public Library. Recently she published a series of young adult novels, LegacyPoison, and Seduction, and two novellas, Wishes and RevelsLegacy won a 2013 Westchester Fiction Award.

Visit Molly at her website, mollycochran.com.

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L.A. Rotten: A Tom Tanner Mystery by Jeff Klima

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L.A. Rotten:  A Tom Tanner Mystery by Jeff Klima was a great book.  I loved this book because it is a return to the genre of books that I love the most.  I don’t usually read tons of books like this and it is so nice to get to read ones like this and find new authors.  Anyway back to this book.  I enjoyed everything about this  book so much so that I was sad when it ended because I loved the author’s style of writing and I also loved the characters in this book.  I had to keep reading right up until the end because I had to know how it ended and how things worked out.  I have to say that I really liked Tom from the start of the book and I hope that there will be more books with him in them because I loved him as the main character in this book.  It is fast past and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book.  If you love mystery books than I know you will love this story.

LA Rotten

About The Book

On Sale: May 12, 2015
Pages: 268
Published by : Alibi

For fans of Dexter and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jeff Klima’s debut thriller is a chillingly suspenseful novel set in a world of violence and chaos—where one man finds himself right at home.

As an expert crime-scene cleaner, Thomas Tanner charges big money to carve out bullets, mop up fluids, disinfect walls, and dispose of whatever’s left of whomever was unlucky enough to require his services. For a handsome young ex-con determined to stay out of trouble, it’s practically a dream job—until he discovers a grisly pattern to his work: a string of gruesome murders at a cheap motel chain, always in Room 236.

While prying into a serial killer’s nasty scheme, Thomas finds himself with a sharp-witted strip-bar waitress plastered to his side—and his conscience. Even more surprising, the killer starts prying into his life, luring Thomas into a twisted friendship. As Thomas struggles against his adversary’s wicked whims, risking the lives of the few people he holds dear, bodies pile up everywhere he turns. With a psychopath calling the shots, Thomas has little choice but to clean house once and for all.

About The Author

Jeff Klima is the author of The Dead Janitors Club and the cofounder of Orange County Crime Scene Cleanup.

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