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Area 7 by Matthew Reilly

‘Area 7’ is the second book in Matthew Reilly’s Shane Schofield series. Even though the majority of this book was set underground, I was glad that it wasn’t under ice like the previous book – ‘Ice Station’. After the mutant … Continue reading

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The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

‘The Odessa File’ is the best Frederick Forsyth book that I’ve read and published more than 40 years ago it is still a good read today, even though most people old enough to be actively involved in WWII would now … Continue reading

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Echo Burning by Lee Child

‘Echo Burning’ is the 5th Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. In the previous novel – ‘Running Blind/ The Visitor’ Reacher wasn’t quite the action man we are used to seeing, but in this novel we see a return of … Continue reading

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The Visitor/ Running Blind by Lee Child

‘The Visitor’ (titled ‘Running Blind’ in the USA) is the 4th Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child and sees Reacher working reluctantly with the FBI. The book starts out in typical Reacher style. Reacher is in a restaurant when two … Continue reading

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Tripwire by Lee Child

‘Tripwire’ is the 3rd book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and it hasn’t taken long – Reacher has already run out of money and taken a job to rebuild his bank account so he can continue the life of … Continue reading

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Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

‘Ice Station’ was certainly an action packed book. I wondered if it was supposed to be a parody of some of the gung-ho US Marine books out there – with a bit of sci-fi thrown in. There is something buried … Continue reading

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

I absolutely loved my introduction to Matthew Reilly last year with ‘The Tournament’. I also enjoyed ‘The Great Zoo of China’ even though it is completely different. This book is apparently much more his style. It is an action book … Continue reading

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Personal by Lee Child

I’ve just had to suspend disbelief for a few days to read Lee Child’s 19th Jack Reacher novel – ‘Personal’. Reacher is travelling around, minding his own business when he picks up an army newspaper that someone has left behind. … Continue reading

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The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader

‘The Bourne Ascendancy’ is the 12th novel featuring Jason Bourne and the 9th written by Eric Van Lustbader (who took over the series after Robert Ludlum’s death). While this is another exciting action thriller, I can’t help feeling that the … Continue reading

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The Target by David Baldacci

‘The Target’ is the third book in David Baldacci’s Will Robie series featuring government assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel. And, while I really enjoyed the first two books – ‘The Innocent’ and ‘The Hit’, this book just didn’t seem … Continue reading

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