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The Case Against William
The Case Against William
Price: £0.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The case for Mark Gimenez, 24 Mar 2014
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After reading every other book by Mark Gimenez, and being somewhat underwhelmed by 'Con Law', I wasn't sure what to expect by this. Glad to say I thought it was great. While a legal thriller on the surface, this is a book about the bond between father and son at its heart. Loved the characters, great dialogue and a snide commentary on the absurdity of fame. Can't recommend highly enough.


The Breach (Travis Chase series Book 1)
The Breach (Travis Chase series Book 1)
Price: £3.77

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't believe it!, 2 Jan 2011
Patrick lee has taken every sci-fi cliche in the book, added a hero who has the word 'indestructable' through him like a stick of rock, spiced it all up with an intellectual love interest and thrown it all together to produce a complete piece of hokum. I couldn't believe any of the plot, the action was over the top and I read it all in just over a day. The ending is very clever and will fool everyone. Leave your brain behind and read it. What reading is all about - escapist fun.


Ghost Country
Ghost Country
by Patrick Lee
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great follow-up, 2 Jan 2011
Ok - so you've read 'The Breach' - no? then go and do so before bothering with Ghost Country as it makes more sense to do so. Now you've read the first part of Patrick Lee's series sit back and enjoy this second installment of the completely bonkers but action packed adventures of Travis Chase. Once again the hero tackles time travelling artifacts and wild conspiracy theories that unbelivably all link back to him. So its not going to tax you intellectually but what you get is plenty of action, some puzzles and story twists. This is just asking to be made into a US TV series along the lines of the x-files meets lost meets 24 meets flashforward. Complete nonsense but a great read. Put away all sense of reality and enjoy.


House Secrets
House Secrets
by Mike Lawson
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Criminal to ignore, 6 Aug 2009
This review is from: House Secrets (Hardcover)
The only bad thing about this book is that it will be ignored by a great deal of people - because most people don't know who Mike Lawson is. Well if you like your fiction thrilling, inventive, and with a carnival of characters that can make you shout at the page, get this book. Reminiscent of Robert Crais it once again features Joe DeMarco and his exploration into the seedy world of US politics. Think 'The West Wing' meets Harry Bosch. It reads quickly yet has enough layers that nothing is too obvious or predictable. The ending demonstrates the black humour underlining the whole book. DeMarco is a great creation - make sure there are many more to come by not ignoring this great read.


The Inside Ring
The Inside Ring
by Mike Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.67

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new type of 'hero', 27 Sep 2008
This review is from: The Inside Ring (Paperback)
Good stuff this. Unusuall characters and interesting premise - a political insider investigating a national event. Lots of fun with witty dialogue, great twist at the end, plenty of action and a plot that you cant predict. Get it for this price and you've bagged a bargain. Read Mike Lawson's other two DeMarco books too and you'll be hooked.
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The Payback
The Payback
by Mike Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.65

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you hooked, 27 Sep 2008
This review is from: The Payback (Paperback)
The second book in a series can be a let down. What Mike lawson does here is take his main character and give him a back seat - brave stuff that pays off. The plot relies on flashback, yet keeps the reader firmly in the present, another trick that works well. The best thing about DeMarco is he is not some super hero who you know will triumph, in fact he's pretty rubbish when it comes to action, showing real human frailities. The plot moves quickly, never drags, and has some great characters. You feel involved in the political intrigue without needing to know the ins and outs of US political mechanics. The dialogue makes you laugh and is never forced. If you like a good thriller buy it.


Dead on Arrival
Dead on Arrival
by Mike Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.22

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars intelligent intelligence, 19 Aug 2008
This review is from: Dead on Arrival (Paperback)
Mike Lawson combines great ideas with great writing. His characters are thoughtfully drawn and believable - and perhaps most importantly in a thriller - fallable. Dialogue is real and funny and the plot races around different viewpoints without seeming outlandish or predictable. Don't believe the tagline about being on par with Lee Child - this makes the recent 'Reacher' books appear stale. Joe DeMarco is a character to watch. Buy and enjoy.
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Chasing Darkness
Chasing Darkness
by Robert Crais
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King Cole but not enough Pike, 15 July 2008
This review is from: Chasing Darkness (Hardcover)
Robert Crais, the king of the wisecracking PI in the dodgy shirts is back, and while the humour is a little understated this time around, its impossible to get away from the sharp dialogue and carefully woven plot. The only downside is the lack of the troubled Joe Pike, Elvis Cole's enimagtic partner, who creates a great counter balance to the detective's one liners.He's not in it enough, but then, if you want more, get 'The watchman'.
The only real complaint about the book is it will take another 12 months until we can read the next one. Don't worry if this is your first Robert Crais, enjoy and make sure its not your last.


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