Walter Rhein

"Walter Rhein"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
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I am a writer with Perseid Press. Check out their web page for more information.

Writing, travel, cross-country skiing, running, bicycling, foreign languages, quantum physics, ancient cultures, astrology, chocolate cake, donuts, beetles, light bulbs, paint, paint brush, cables, and kangaroos


Top Reviewer Ranking: 363,173 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 5
Olympus Rises (The Code of War Book 1) by Jim Roberts
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a nice little thriller, adventure novel that would make a perfect vehicle for somebody like Jean Claude Van Damme or Sylvester Stallone. Actually, it’s much better than the usual stuff that those two drudge up for film material. The plot follows Sergeant Joe Braddock as he guides his military platoon into an ambush and through the clutches of a mysterious enemy organization. Through it all, Roberts uses no-nonsense, direct prose that is effective and fast moving. This would be a great book for an airplane ride since it keeps you entertained, but it isn’t so deep that ambient noise breaks the spell (it’s a bit like “The DaVinci Code” in that respect).

Based on the… Read more
Dance of the Goblins (New expanded third edition) &hellip by Jaq D Hawkins
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After reading Jaq D. Hawkins’s fine steampunk adventure “Wake of the Dragon,” I was excited to check out more of a fantasy offering. “Dance of the Goblins” doesn’t disappoint. There are elements of urban fantasy here as it takes place more or less within a modern setting, but the main characters are goblins and a good deal of the action happens within the goblin realm. I can’t recollect having read a book that approaches the life of mythological/fantasy creatures in quite this way. The closest I can think of is “Sojurn” by R.A. Salvatore, but “Dance of the Goblins” is a far more thoughtful and mature treatment of the concept.

I’d often thought of goblins as diminutive,… Read more
An Almighty Conspiracy - A novel, a thriller, four&hellip by Fred Schäfer
Fred Schafer's "An Almighty Conspiracy" took me somewhat by surprise. Having read "Traveling with Maria" I was expecting another collection of expertly told traveling anecdotes and I grabbed this one without a detailed look at the description. It turns out that "An Almighty Conspiracy" is not an anecdotal work at all, but instead a detective/spy thriller that would leave Dan Brown short of breath.

Despite my initial disorientation, I found the book drew me in rather quickly. I was taken by the character Mike, a gifted detective with a dubious past who overcomes dead ends in his cases by taking a time out from life to "listen" to the world. The descriptions of Mike entering… Read more