American Assassin by Vince Flynn Book vs. Movie Comparison

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American Assassin by Vince Flynn was published on October 12th, 2010 by Atria Simon and Schuster. Synopsis: Mitch Rapp is a gifted college athlete who just wants retribution for the Pan Am Lockerbie attack. He trains six months intensely with other clandestine operatives, under CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield and protégé Irene Kennedy, to stop terrorists before they reach America. The assassin leaves a trail of bodies from Istanbul across Europe to Beirut, where he needs every ounce of skill and cunning to survive the war-ravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions. Continue reading

The Opposite of Never: A Novel by Mary Kathleen Mehuron – Review

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The Opposite of Never: A Novel by Mary Kathleen Mehuron has an expected publication date of April 24th, 2018 by SparkPress. Synopsis: Devastated when they lose their spouses, both Kenny Simmons and Georgia Best carry on for the sake of their children, although they are certain that the best part of their lives is long over. Then Georgia and her lifelong companions, Linda and Yvonne, meet Kenny while walking down a dusty Vermont country road, and the four of them hit it off. Soon, Kenny becomes a regular part of their hiking group, and he and Georgia grow more than fond of each other. Continue reading

Time Passed by Robert Barlow Jr. – Review

Time PassedTime Passed by Robert Barlow Jr. was published June 28th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. Thousands returned from the war in Vietnam suffering from physical injuries that were easily seen. Thousands more suffered from mental injuries that too often went unnoticed. How many of those who suffered from mental anguish lived their lives, controlled by that emotional turmoil? The answer will never be known.
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D.O.G.: Executive Order by Robert Barlow Jr. – Review

D.O.G.: Executive OrderD.O.G.: Executive Order by Robert Barlow Jr. was published December 9th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. To save his presidency and assure re-election, an arrogant, power-hungry president must end his illegal connections with a terrorist leader before that leader follows through on his threat to make public their relationship. Gunnery Sergeant Zach Hinson and Sergeant First Class Jason Jones, sniper team D.O.G., are ordered to assassinate the terrorist leader, but for the president, it is not enough. Fearful the sniper team will let slip their involvement, the president agrees to the unthinkable and makes a deal with another terrorist. But, his effort to save his presidency becomes a war when it is learned the man with whom he has colluded has failed to act on his agreement.    Continue reading

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown – Review

Gods of Howl MountainGods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown has an expected publication date of March 20th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press. In Gods of Howl Mountain, award-winning author Taylor Brown explores a world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.

Bootlegger Rory Docherty has returned home to the fabled mountain of his childhood – a misty wilderness that holds its secrets close and keeps the outside world at gunpoint. Slowed by a wooden leg and haunted by memories of the Korean War, Rory runs bootleg whiskey for a powerful mountain clan in a retro-fitted ’40 Ford coupe. Between deliveries to roadhouses, brothels, and private clients, he lives with his formidable grandmother, evades federal agents, and stokes the wrath of a rival runner. Continue reading