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bobbewig

(TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
Even in beautiful Sorrento I can't stop looking for books!
Top Reviewer Ranking: 873
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (1,502 of 1,722)
Location: New Jersey, USA
In My Own Words:
I welcome offers from publishers who would like me to consider ARCs for review. My email address is: bobbewig@aol.com. My primary interests are thrillers, suspense and mystery novels, and historical and contemporary fiction.

 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 873 - Total Helpful Votes: 1502 of 1722
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
I won't provide a summary of the plot in my review as this can be obtained in the Product Description of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. Iíll just say that what starts off as a very challenging murder investigation turns into a break-neck race against time by the former head of a secret US government organization to try to stop a terrorist attack that could bring the US to the brink of disaster. To say more than this runs the risk of providing spoilers or, at a minimum, to potentially detract from your ability to find out for yourself what occurs in the book.

After reading the first 100 or so pages of the 624-page Kindle edition of I Am Pilgrim, I was sure that this book was… Read more
The Accident by Chris Pavone
The Accident by Chris Pavone
Pavone's The Accident, the follow-up to his very good first novel, The Expats, has all the makings of a bestseller. Its plot is fast-paced and exciting, its characters are credible and its narrative makes the reader feel that he/she is "right there" in the middle of the excitement.

So, here's a bit of what The Accident is about to whet your appetite.

A female, NYC literary agent has just finished reading a manuscript by an anonymous author that provides mysterious revelations about some very powerful people -- one of whom is a billionaire media mogul, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. It is a manuscript that she feels will explode its way onto… Read more
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Mixed Feelings!, 20 Mar 2014
I have been a fan of Olen Steinhauer since hist first book. Having now finished his newest book, The Cairo Affair, I have very mixed feelings about it. My overall feeling is that it is just an 'okay' read.

On the plus side, typical of a Steinhauer book, is that his characterizations in The Cairo Affair are top-notch, with all of his characters (of which there are many) being fully developed and come across as very "real" people. What they are not, however, are likable; which, as a result, made me not care very much about what happens to them. Also, typical of a Steinhauer book, is a very descriptive sense of place, making me feel that I was right there in whatever location the… Read more