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taz
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06-17-18 04:23 PM - Post#1714191    


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Reading “Five Families” by Selwyn Raab. Required reading for anyone interested in learning about the mob in America. Well written and engaging. Highly recommend.



That's sitting on my nightstand, going to get to it this summer.
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06-24-18 02:18 PM - Post#1714318    


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I just got done with "Fade Away" another Harlan Coeben thriller(sic) with Myron Boliter getting a chance to play in the NBA. He goes undercover to find a superstar, his former rival from N.C.. Myron got his knee blown out in a practice game before he got a chance to play in the NBA, despite being a top ten pick out of Duke. He went to Harvard Law School, passed the bar, and became a sports agent. In the novels he spends a lot of time finding out the truth to heinous crimes with sports as a back drop. The are very descriptive of the Jersey, NYC area and very 20 years ago, plus, "the author has read a lot of the newspapers to get his material." My significant other's words.

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08-06-18 05:52 PM - Post#1714852    


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Since the last post I've read by Harlan Coben: "Caught," "Live Wire" and "Long Lost." Two are Myron Bolitar's adventures and the third has characters from the Bolitar series. Winford Horne Lockwood 111, Big Cyndi, "North of 6'5" and 300 lbs. and her former wrestling partner, Esparanza, aka "Little Pochahantas", and one of his ex-girlfriends, Teresa Collins. Anyone who has read the Myron Bolitar series, some or all, I'd recommend "Caught" if he hasn't read it already.


"Win" in Coben's books, "Clete Purcell" in James Lee Burke's and "Lewis" in Nick Petrie's books are some awesome sidekicks.

Currently I am reading, "Curtain" by Agatha Christie. I may or may not have read this in the 80's as I read some books, my dad was an editor, but did smoke a lot of ganja. "Curtain" is M. Herucle Poirot's last appearence in her novels. So far all the guests are at a huge house and one of them is a murderer.... Ok that is status quo, what is interesting, besides the characters, is the griping of one getting older and the times they are a changing. SOS DD but still a good read, Poirot knows the murderer but won't tell his "Mon Ami", Hastings, who is the failing detective's eyes, ears, and legs. Poirot is invalid but his brain is still sharp.



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09-09-18 06:51 PM - Post#1715314    


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I read "Home" by Harlan Coben last month, he is good a twisting his stories into the "epilogue."

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09-15-18 06:15 PM - Post#1715356    


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I just read "One Shot" by Lee Child. I've seen the movie which is titled after Child's hero. A nice change from the movie in the way it all goes down. The movie actually does a better job with The Zec's motive of his terror. I like the story of one of the victim's in the movie better in the movie than the book.
 
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