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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

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The Nature of Truth by Sergio Troncoso

ewhatley, July 16, 2014

I had a tough time getting into this book but after 100 or so pages, I was glad I stuck with it. The first part was a little slow and plodding for my taste and also refers to places and things related to Germany. Since my knowledge of Germany is limited, that may be why I struggled with it. Once the action starts, though, it does get suspenseful and throws in some interesting plot twists. You may or may not be surprised by the ending, depending on your view of right or wrong.
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A Colder War by Charles Cumming
A Colder War

ewhatley, July 6, 2014

Wow! What an awesome read. If you are a fan of international espionage, you'll like this one. Very well written, and characters so well developed that I found myself casting a movie as I read. I appreciate that the romance was minimal, an integral part of the story and did not go on for pages and pages about the "anatomy" of the activity (we all know where the parts go). The ending dictates another book starring Tom Kell will be forthcoming and I can't wait to read it. Must read for thriller and/or spy fans.
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Sting of the Drone by Richard A Clarke
Sting of the Drone

ewhatley, June 30, 2014

Terrifying, fascinating and completely enjoyable. It could happen (maybe it already IS happening). We're smarter than the bad guys but the bad guys have the money to buy the brains they lack. Love the technology of the drones and appreciate that it was explained in a way that a non-military, non-techie can understand it. Highly recommend.
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The American Mission by Matthew Palmer

ewhatley, June 17, 2014

While this was a little outside my usual reading preference of hard core thrillers, I did enjoy it. Very well written with an interesting cast of characters. Author has deep understanding of foreign service policy/procedure and of the political situations in the Congo. I found the first 200 or so pages a little slow however it did lay the foundation for an exciting 2nd half of the book.
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Six Years by Harlan Coben
Six Years

ewhatley, May 29, 2014

I've been a Harlan Coben fan for years and have read several of his previous books. This one is different. For the first 50 or so pages, you may think this is a mushy love story. I did and almost stopped reading it. But it's Coben - he wouldn't do that, would he? So fellow readers, stick with it and you'll find this is NOT a mushy love story but a complex mystery. Can you figure it out before the end?
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