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Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston

When I read the back cover of The Shards of Heaven, I found the concept tantalizing.  I’m a big reader of both fantasy and historical fiction.  The combination sounded fascinating, especially when setting it at the time of the Roman Empire with Mark Antony and Cleopatra.   I tend to be pretty critical in my Read More…

December Park by Ronald Malfi

December Park is a dark, moody, atmospheric novel that is more psychological thriller and mystery than it is a horror novel.  It takes place in the nineties in suburban Maryland.  Angelo Mazzone and his group of outcasts obsess over a series of missing children in their area involving a potential serial killer called The Piper.  Read More…

The Fifth Profession by David Morrell

The Fifth Profession is an interesting novel.  It’s part espionage thriller and part sci-fi.  The crux of the story is that Savage, a former Navy SEAL and executive protector on an assignment to rescue the wife of a wealthy businessman, encounters his Japanese counterpart, Akira, who he saw die when they were serving on an Read More…