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The Road to Nadeja

Remission is a place you visit; relapse is home. ~ Bradford Morrow

Dead and Alive

Title  Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. Dead and alive. Vol. 3
Author  Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-  
Publisher:  Bantam Books,
Pub date: 2009.
Pages:  352 p

As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor’s first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion’s centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision–and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor’s malignant mind could have conceived–an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind’s collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining.

Er... Hello, My Name Is Victoria

Due to circumstances beyond my control I have not posted for eons. Seriously, eons.  Thank ya, all of my online pals that have not deleted me or thought I've forgotten about life on LJ.

I am alive.  I will post.  If life and love ever hooks up with me again I will post and rant and be a blogger again.

Love, peace and good thoughts to my pals who haven't forgotten moi.

CSI: The Burning Season

Title CSI: The Burning Season
Author  Mariotte, Jeff.  
Publisher: Pocket Star Books,
Pub date: 2011.
Pages: 345 p.

It’s a hot, early autumn evening in the small resort town of Mount Charleston, NV, where six firefighters are battling a massive blaze that threatens expensive homes . . . a blaze that will cost them their lives. Initially, the police determine that the fire was human-started, and the state wants to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law with six counts of homicide. Now the team of Sin City’s finest criminologists, led by Catherine Willows, are assigned to work a crime scene far from the glittering lights and 24/7 spectacle of the Las Vegas Strip, and soon find much more than they bargained for. . . . Meanwhile, Ray Langston and Nick Stokes are called to a crime scene where a dog has taken a key piece of evidence—a severed human hand—under a suburban home’s crawl space. What’s even more disturbing is that it’s not the first severed hand that’s turned up lately—there have been four other incidents around Las Vegas over the past twelve months. . . . Four stars.

Eat, Slay, Love

Title Eat, Slay, Love
Author Petersen, Jesse.  
Publisher: Orbit/Hachette Book Group,
Pub date: 2011.
Pages: 279 p.

Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought the undead, mad scientists, and even bionic monsters until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they're headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored "Wall." They're feeling pretty optimistic. That is until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects. Eat. Slay. Love. Because they haven't got a prayer.  Four stars.

The Fire

Title The Fire [self-contained digital audio]
Author Patterson, James, 1947-  
Publisher: Playaway Digital Audio :
Pub date: [2011]
Pages:  1 sound media player (7 hr.)

The first two entries in the series, Witch & Wizard (2009) and The Gift (2010), were slapdash, hackneyed affairs involving hastily thrown-together characters and a generically totalitarian future government headed by the evil The One. Thankfully, this apparent conclusion benefits from having to tie together the various threads, resulting in a tighter, more coherent story line. With the teen Resistance in tatters, magical siblings Whit and Wisty are forced to split up to achieve two seemingly impossible goals: save their maybe-not-dead-after-all parents from the Shadowland and destroy The One once and for all. Though the duo's endless array of powers (healing, creating food, morphing bodies, reading minds, shooting flame, freezing people in place) drains most of the tension from otherwise decently constructed action scenes, Patterson's trademark short chapters at least keep things swift. Meanwhile, the series hits its highest point of interest when it finally gives a glimpse into the childhood of The One.  Three stars.

The Burning

Title The Burning
Author Masterton, Graham.  
Publisher: Tor,
Pub date: 1991.
Pages: 310 p.

Lloyd Denman of San Diego has everything--the love of a beautiful woman, a thriving restaurant business and money in the bank. But even such bliss is prey to the forces of evil as this horror novel by the author of The Manitou recounts in stunning detail. When Denman's fiancee immolates herself shortly before their wedding, he learns that she was a disciple of cultist and former Nazi kingpin Otto Mander, who grants immmortality to his followers (who are known as Salamanders) if they burn themselves to death. Denman discovers Mander's plan to use the Salamanders--who are resurrected as human torches and can incinerate others at will--to found a Fourth Reich and take over the world. To thwart him, Denman enlists the aid of a 12-year-old Pechanga Indian shaman with 20th-century street-smarts and ancient magic. The duo struggle to outmaneuver Mander, but Denman fears that the insect-eating fascist is himself an acolyte of some omniscient malevolence. Social responsibility, as outlined in this savvy tale, is the foundation of a civilized society and our first defense against chaos. Four and a half stars.

Private Games

Title Private Games : [A Novel]
Author Patterson, James, 1947-  
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.,
Pub date: 2012.
Pages: 426, 6 p.

On your mark Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries. Get set The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution. Die Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with lies, corruption, and greed. Immediately, Karen hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Peter uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's completely destroyed the modern games. "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax.  Three stars.

Private #1 Suspect

Title Private : #1 Suspect : A Novel
Author Patterson, James, 1947-  
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.,
Pub date: 2012.
Pages: 401, 13 p.

When his former lover is found murdered in Jack Morgan's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties.  Three point five stars.

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