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Monday, August 20, 2012

DEEP DOWN - Book Review of Lee Child's latest Reacher story

Why do you tease me like this Lee? DEEP DOWN (pub. 2012) has got to be the perfect example of how to write a short story/thriller. And what a great short story! The only thing wrong with it is that word 'short' - but at $1.99, it was worth every penny, that's for sure.

I really love that the author has found a way to weave in and out of different times within Jack Reacher's life throughout the series in a completely non-linear way. I sit in awe of Lee Child's ability to mastermind writing a series with that concept cooking. We never know what era of Reacher's life Lee is going to pop us into next, but I've loved every snapshot he's given us.

What I liked best about Deep Down was the way the author plunks Reacher into an uncomfortable political situation, on a mission to unearth a rat without ticking off any of the politicians that the Army is attempting to sway to approve new ammunitions. Even though it's a 'short', Lee makes Reacher have to think and fight in his classic Reacher way.

DEEP DOWN was an easy E-read because of the length. I highly recommend it to all Reacher lovers.        

Friday, August 3, 2012

Finding Round - publishing journey of my third novel

FINDING ROUND is a domestic thriller with scientific elements.  The inspiration for this story is based on the Klerksdorp spheres found in a South African mine. 

Craig Nobel is a dedicated geologist and family man who is living a golden life, but his wife is tired of his constant traveling for work and threatens to unwind the status quo just as their seventeen year-old son comes across small unexplainable spheres found in an African mine.  The discovery sets off an unexpected and life-threatening chain of events for the entire Nobel family.

As Craig fights to save his daughter's life, keep his son out of jail and his marriage together, he learns that the spheres were planted three billion years ago by ancient alien beings.  But were the spheres meant to help or harm humans?  As he races for the answer to the spheres, he must also learn what is truly important in life before it is too late.