Divine Justice By David Baldacci

Posted 30/01/2009 by Robert
Categories: Book Review

divinejustice1Divine Justice
(Book Review)

Written By: David Baldacci

Published By: Grand Central Publishing a Division of Hachette Book Group Inc., First Edition

Hardcover, 400 Pages

From The Inside Flap: Known by his alias, “Oliver Stone,” John Carr is the most wanted man in America.  With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone’s life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced.  But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt.  Yet behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse.  He, more than anyone else, wants stone dead.  With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him.  Now, as the hunters close in, Stone’s flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the small, isolated coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia – and into a world every bit as bloody and lethal as the one he left behind.

Divine Justice is a well written edge of your seat thriller.  From the start of the book the main character is on the run seeming to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Even with all the bad luck he always seems to come out on top.  Mr. Baldacci has written one of the best thriller novels I have ever read it was hard to put this book down.  I highly recommend this book for anybody that loves a good thriller.

Hachette Book Group, Inc.
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David Baldacci
www.davidbaldacci.com/web/

Ultimate Guide To Wilderness Living By John & Geri McPherson

Posted 20/12/2008 by Robert
Categories: Book Review

Ultimate Guide To Wilderness Living
(Book Review)Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living

Written By: John & Geri McPherson

Published By: Ulysses Press, First Edition

Softcover, 316 Pages

From The Back Of The Book “During my first years of learning survival I took a course in survival and primitive earth skills taught by John and Geri McPherson.  I was excited by their unbelievable passion and their intrinsic understanding of survival.  Their teachings took me from understanding basic skills to a full-blown love for the ancient technologies that humans developed to survive.  John and Geri are the real deal.  They don’t just teach this stuff, they live it.  I loved the experience with them so much i came back a second time a few years later.  Now that I have traveled the world as Survivorman – experiencing and filming survival in every ecosystem there is – I can sit back and watch my shows and see John and Geri’s teachings peek through in every situation.  I have been able to understand survival because of John and Geri, and can highly recommend this book.  Les Stroud, AKA Survivorman”

Ultimate Guide To Wilderness Living is a very informative and well written book.  This book will give you the information you need to practice living in the wilderness.  It covers everything from building shelters, making fires and hunting and making meat.  I personally will start by trying to make a bow with my son when spring gets here in may.  I enjoyed this book immensely  and highly recommend it for anyone who is thinking of spending anytime out in the wilderness.

Ulysses Press
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John & Geri McPherson
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Ender In Exile By Orson Scott Card

Posted 20/12/2008 by Robert
Categories: Book Review

ender2Ender In Exile
(Book Review)

Written By: Orson Scott Card

Published By: A Tor Book, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, November 2008 First Edition

Hardcover, 369 Pages

From Front Book Flap:  “At the close of Ender’s Game, Andrew Wiggin – called Ender by everyone – knows that he cannot live on earth.  He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: He is the savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony.  He is offered the choice of living under the Hegemon’s control, a pawn in his brother Peter’s political games.  Or he can join the colony ships and go out to settle one of the new worlds won in the war.  The story of those years on the colony worlds has never been told…until now.”

Ender In Exile is a well written and entertaining book.  I started reading this book with a little apprehension with it being book 10 in a series.  I was worried that I would not understand some of what was going on in the book.  Mr. Card added enough back story so first time readers are not left in the dark.  Ender In Exile was written to take place mostly between chapter 14 and 15 of Ender’s Game.  Ender In Exile leads the reader from Ender leaving the military, to being in politics and finally to Ender leaving it all behind to find his place in the galaxy.  I really enjoyed reading this book the flow of the story was good, easy to follow and very entertaining.  I highly recommend this book.

A Tor Book, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
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Orson Scott Card
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Atheist Universe By David Mills

Posted 13/10/2008 by Robert
Categories: Book Review

atheistAtheist Universe
(Book Review)

Written By: David Mills

Published By: Ulysses Press, 2006 First Edition

Paperback, 272 Pages

David Mills has written a book that I think every atheist should read. It shows us that we are not alone in our views but part of a larger group of freethinkers.

In Atheist Universe David Mills covers subjects ranging from “Origin of the Universe”, “Can Genesis be Reconciled with Modern Science” and “Intelligent Design: Christianity’s Newest Cult”. I found this book very informative and it did not shy away from any topic. I really enjoyed this book it opened my eyes to the fact that I’m not alone in the way I think. I highly recommend this book for everyone interested in atheism, Christianity and the difference between them.
 

Ulysses Press
http://www.ulyssespress.com/

David Mills
http://www.davidmills.net/

Protect And Defend By Vince Flynn

Posted 13/10/2008 by Robert
Categories: Book Review

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Written By: Vince Flynn

Published By: Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Hard Cover, 403 Pages

Mitch Rapp is a man trained to deal with delicate issues for the US Government. Imad Mukhtar is a man raised and trained to cause issues for the US Government in the name of his faith.

In Protect and Defend the action starts in Iran and branches out to Iraq, US and the Persian Gulf. Mr. Flynn keeps you up late throwing twists and turns at you every time you turn the page, you never know what will happen next. With one incident at the start the book slowly leads you to the brink of outright war with only a few people working to avert it.

I highly recommend this book for anybody who likes a good thriller.
 

Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Vince Flynn
http://www.vinceflynn.com/