Monday, November 19, 2012

Driven Generals Pushed Too Far Navigating Driven Hope


Pushed Too Far by Ann Voss Peterson.  Police Chief Valerie Ryker solved a vicious murder case with the body burned to ash.  The killer sits in prison.  Now the original victim's body is found frozen in a lake and the killer is about to be freed.
The Colt revolver on the cover is a mirror image.  The cylinder release is shown on the right hand side of the frame.

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Perfect Hope by Nore Roberts.  "Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out."

Audiobooks on CD

Driven by James Sallis.  3 CDs at 3.5 hours.  Driver escaped the mob in Drive and is living peacefully in Phoenix with his wife.  Driver's wife is killed in a street attack and Driver knows the same people are still after him.

The Generals: American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E. Ricks. 14 CDs at 16 hours.  I read a commentary piece this morning that ripped on Petraeus.  Not because Petraeus had an affair but because he was a publicist's success and not a military success.

Super Brain: unleashing the explosive power of your mind to maximize health, happiness, and spiritual well being 9 CDs at 11.5 hours by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi.  Long Titles: how to expand and exaggerate your claims with an overlong subtitle that never seems to end.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.  4 CDs at 4 hours.  Mitch Albom just bought an island somewhere.


Navigating Autism: the essential how-to by parents for parents by Melissa Martinez Areffi and Andrew Areffi.  What kind of name is "Areffi"?  Seriously, what is the etymology because I have no idea.  I'm thinking something Southeastern Europe.  Or Arabic.  Persian?  Basque?  I'm clueless on this one.

Special Goldberg Edition, courtesy of Bill Crider


The Dead Man: Volume One: Face of Evil [Goldberg and Rabkin]: Ring of Knives [James Daniels] : Hell in Heaven [Goldberg and Rabkin] by Lee Goldberg, et al.  Goldberg and William Rabkin started this series of adventures novellas as eBooks.  Amazon is printing the the eBooks with three stories per volume.  A fun series with action, suspense, humor, so forth, so on.

Goldberg and Rabkin have been hiring new writers for each entry in the series. There have been some very fine ones chosen including James Reasoner, Bill Crider, Anthony Neil Smith, and Christa Faust.  A fun series.

Lumberjack Matthew Cahill was buried in an avalanche.  Cahill was dug up in spring, thawed back in the morgue, and came back to life.  Cahill is hunting down a spirit/ghost/demon/something he calls Mr. Dark.  Mr. Dark infects people with evil and only Cahill can see the rotting flesh of the infected.

The Dead Man: Volume 2: The Dead Woman [David McAfee] : The Blood Mesa [James Reasoner] : Kill Them All [Harry Shannon] by Lee Goldberg, et al.  Cahill continues to travel the U.S. searching for Mr. Dark and fighting evil.

The Dead Man: Volume 3: The Beast Within [ James Daniels] : Fire and Ice [Jude Hardin]: Carnival of Death [Bill Crider] by Lee Goldberg, et al.  Cahill kills evil people. Cahill meets chicks.  Crider writes about gators.  I liked Fire and Ice but I have not yet looked for more Hardin books.


Active Senior Living: a fictionalized memoir by Jan Curran [Goldberg's mother].  Humorous tales of living in an assisted living facility.  Curran was a newspaperwoman in Southern California.