Books I have authored.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Secret Affair by Ethan Jones




Kudos to Ethan Jones for diving into the uncharted waters of a new genre.   New genre in that Jones' prior books were action thrillers and this is a chick lit romantic suspense.   No doubt my characterization will offend someone, practically anything you say, offends someone these days but a romantically oriented book with a feminine focus and mild references to reproductive actions and moderate violence but not terribly action oriented and a good story line regardless of those limitations seems like it is much more wordy than a chick lit romantic suspense.

This book showcases personality differences and how they can impact a business relationship.  It also is a launching platform for a new series.

I recommend it.


 This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch  sees a lonely coyote off of his deck and that provides the book it's title.  Harry is as rigid and stiff neck as usual.  Once again this lone ranger rides against both crime and politics.  This time it's more personal than usual.

Harry Bosch has a slogan everybody counts or nobody counts.  His personal code of ethics once again gets him into trouble.  Harry seems to epitomize the "shooting yourself in the foot" slogan.   He seems to go out of his way to alienate people.   He pays the price of personal pain when some of his smartass antics lead to the demise of not necessarily innocent but not necessarily responsible people. 

Harry shows a vulnerability in a case that leads him to identify where some of his drive and fears originate. Once again Connelly writes a fast moving, entertaining and sometimes horrific story.
I recommend it.


My Dad The Policeman





This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ford Key Fob - Intelligent Access key, Battery Replacement

This uses a standard 2032 button battery.  Save yourself a bundle and change it yourself.  I used the Maxell I got at Amazon for $2.72 for a five pack.







This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Friday, September 16, 2016

No Easy Day by Mark Owen


This is a Seal's story of how he became a Seal and his participation in the raid that led to the death of Osma Bin Laden. 

The author's name is a pseudonym due the continuing threat of terrorism.  The names of his fellow Seals and details of the raid have been scrubbed to protect operational procedures and the safety of the participants.   The human interest factor of what motivates a young man to dedicate his life to the hazardous one of a Navy Seal, let alone providing him with the stamina and strength to become a Seal, was extremely interesting. 

A drive to succeed and a level of stubbornness that must be phenomenal has to be part of the basic character of the Seals.   The training process is either just shy of brutal or perhaps more realistically, calculated to be brutal.  

There does seem to be an addiction to thrills and or adventure.   The author shows a decided preference for field work over any time off.   The mission details were purposely vague to maintain the safety of the participants while still being detailed enough to answer a lot of questions.

This was a thought provoking look into the mind of one of the United States most elite warriors.

To the books author, thank you for your service and your courage. 

web: http://www.markowenseal.com/

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Push Back by Bob McDermott


This is a sequel to Under a Telll-Tale Sky: Disruption Book 1.  McDermott did a great job on this follow up and frankly I would like to light a fire under his fanny to get the third book in the trilogy finished.   This is a post-apocalypse book.  The world as we know it came to an end after a massive solar storm blacks out the electronics of the world. 

There are way two many characters to get into specifics unless I want to do a short story myself.  There are bands of survivors, good and bad whose tales are told.   The interaction between the good and bad provide the story line.   McDermott has the ability to craft both lovable and despicable characters.  This book highlights the good guys but the bad guys play their parts.  

A monomaniac president is the root of the institutionalized bad guys.   The only major government opposition is on a Speaker of the House who is on the run from the bad guys.  

As in my previous reviews of McDermott,  this is a great story, a well done book and a thoroughly captivating read. 

I heartily indorse it.
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