Day: July 24, 2015

Review of ‘Frozen Flame’

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There are many who want Ana dead, and they’re not all exactly human. For starters, there’s her husband, Nathan, a crooked cop put in jail because of her testimony: he’s out now, and looking for her. There’s a force that is hunting the Siis, the race of superior beings who walk among humans. And, there are the Siis themselves: some of them have shown an unhealthy interest in Ana. So, she flees England for the United States to hide with her friend Maria’s family—noted witches—only to land in even more trouble.

The third volume in Lyneal Jenkins story of Ana, Frozen Flame, which I received a free copy of in exchange for my review, was a delight to read. Jenkins manages to keep us interested in Ana’s fate, while ratcheting up the tension and worsening the odds against our heroine in each book. She even manages to insert a bit of humor in the midst of some pretty gruesome—at least, scary—scenes.

This is a series that will keep you reading. I give it four stars and a big thumbs up!

Review of ‘Deadly Crossing’

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A phone call interrupts Tom Dugan’s planned evening with his girlfriend, Anna Walsh. Two of his old Russian comrades are seeking his help to find the niece of one who is thought to be the victim of a Russian mob’s human trafficking operation, and has been brought to the UK.

Tom, with help from Anna, who is an agent with MI-5, and his business partner, Alex Kairouz take on the challenge, and quickly find themselves, as well as their family and friends, in the crosshairs of a group for whom nothing is taboo—and hard on the trail of a trafficking operation that spans the globe, from Russia to the UK to the shores of the U.S.

Deadly Crossing by R. E. McDermott is a first-class thriller, with just enough technology to satisfy the geeks who are also fans of the genre, but mostly with a look at the human dimensions of a plague on the world—the trafficking of men, women, and children. McDermott takes the reader into the minds of the perpetrators, those who risk all to bring them down, but more importantly, he lets us see what the victims of the heinous crime feel. Not a book for the squeamish, but one that once you start reading, you’ll be unable to put down.

A solid five star novel!