Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Friday, November 30, 2007

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE—Kyle Mills—With an international background, Mills weaves a thriller by combining the heroin trade, terrorism, misguided policies and programs of the CIA, ineptitude of the FBI, unwillingness of agencies to work together, romance, and loyalty into one fun, quick read. Easy writing style makes the 480+ pages go as rapidly as the location of the plot changes places and themes. Escape reading near its best.

Monday, November 12, 2007

ACT OF TREASON—Vince Flynn—The motorcade of Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates of the U.S. (Alexander and Mark Ross, respectively) is bombed, killing the Presidential Candidate's wife (and 39 others). Acting somewhat out of the 'scope of authority' Mitch Rapp follows very slim leads and his gut, following a trail leading to international criminals and eventually back to Washington itself as the perpetrators and idea men are identified pursued. The denouement re: Vice President-elect I found unsettling.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Author Bernard Cornwell--Readers of this blog may have noticed several books by Bernard Cornwell being added. To those I add Sharpe's Rifle, Sharpe's Havoc, Sharpe's Trafalgar, Sharpe's Sword, Sharpe's Revenge. Each of those volumes tells more of the time, living conditions not only of the military, but the people at large. Among the battle scenes Cornwell has woven the day to day events from fishmongers to those involved with funerals. He's given credit for portraying the times...and the battles accurately, making history easy and fun. Interwoven is the extent to which the world was at war in the 1800s...The U.S. (war of 1812) following the Revolutionary War, all of Europe and reaching into Asia. A much broader perspetive than given in fact-laden histories. As mentioned in a previous post, his Saxon series enjoys the same professional plaudits of the times as the Sharpe series. I look forward, now, to reading his works on the U.S. Civil War.