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The Revenge of John W by Joe Corso
Gripping tale of power, revenge and retribution.
The Revenge of John W Set present day Mohave, Arizona, we follow the life and times of John W. In this enthralling thriller about his fall and rise to power, we discover wonderful, very believable characters, and find John becoming the victim of a grave injustice, which leads to his meeting with Dutch Henry, a man who changes his life.
This book has a fantastic storyline, exciting, involving large corporations and powerful men, and of course John, who persistently tracks his prey – the people who destroyed his life!
I read this in one session, went through a myriad of emotions and could quite happily have picked it up and re-read it again straight away. Joe Corso goes from strength to strength; I can’t wait to read his next one.
Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/The-Revenge-John-Joe-Corso/dp/0578113465/ref=...
and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/The-Revenge-John-W-ebook/dp/B009KVHYQS/ref=sr...
Available at Barnes & Noble in Paperback here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-revenge-of-john-w-joe-corso/111...
and as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-revenge-of-john-w-joe-corso/111...
This was a great book!
Here is my review-
The Ugly Machine Saga by Wallace Provost
4 out of 5 stars
A look at the ugly side of life
What if a computer programmer, intent on creating an unbeatable game of infinite variety, designed a self-teaching, neural net that could use all the power of the internet: every computer connected to it? What if that neural net became ‘conscious,’ and assumed the name Henri? Rick Koenig and Patrick O’Toole, in separate adventures, find themselves thrust into the world of criminality and government corruption: kidnapping, violence, and double dealing. Each man, though, is not alone. Each will find friends along the way, but as well as this each will have the help of Henri, a wisecracking ‘avatar’ with knowledge for beyond the limits of the human brain.
Wallace Provost has written a work of fiction that draws on science, but stretches it a little proposing a future that is imaginative, though not unreal. The book has elements of science fiction, but is also hard boiled action/crime thriller. This is Provost’s second book and it is in some ways a ‘prequel’ to his first, The Moon Is Not For Sale. While that first novel was set some way into the future, this book is much closer to our time and very much about our society. If you enjoy books of adventure, with a little imagination thrown in, you may certainly enjoy this book.
Properly speaking The Ugly Machine Saga is two interconnected novellas, consisting of Part 1, My Father, The Avatar, the story of Rick’s struggles against Mexican drug cartels, and Part 2, The Man Who Sold The Planets, the story of Patrick’s attempts to solve a case of murder in his small town home of Granbury, Texas. Both stories have an omniscient narrator, though both mainly keep to the perspective of the main protagonists. These stories very much have a little of the feel of 1940’s movie serials with captures, escapes, revelations and daring-do.
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My Review of "Busted" by Karin Slaughter:
My latest book's review. The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. For 8 up to 12 year-old children. It's a really good reading!
Little Rock, Arkansas, 1958. Marlee is a shy and introverted twelve- year-old. She loves maths and prime numbers, but she finds it really hard to talk to anyone except for her family.
One day, a new girl arrives at her school. Her name is Liz and it seems to be the friend that Judy was hoping that Marlee would find.
Things continue improving in Marlee's life till the day Liz, suddenly, disappears from school, apparently without any reason.
In the meantime Little Rock's high school is being kept closed by the local governor to protest against the new Integration Laws and to avoid white students from mixing with Negroes.