Where is your adventure happening in January 2016?

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Where is your adventure happening in January 2016?

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Redigeret: jan 2, 2016, 7:31pm

My adventure is taking me back and forth from pre-war Italy and present day USA with Tess Gerritsen and Playing With Fire.

I'm also on the colony of Voyhynia with The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel .

jan 3, 2016, 1:55pm

Finished Playing with Fire. Next up, it looks like I'll be traveling from the US to the Middle East with Overwatch by Matthew Betley.

jan 3, 2016, 3:06pm

I think I've got you found in all the places. Are you waiting to see which one(s) catch fish?

I'll join you with this one or whichever ones work.

Right the book with the most action that I am reading is Kris Longknife Mutineer which is a little annoying for how many statements are repeated to make sure we get the drift - similar to "It was loud, and I do mean it was loud" but the story is picking up and the spaceship is interesting because it changes shape to suit situations and nobody can find their belongings.

I am also reading The D-Day Kit Bag which is nonfiction but filled with action and great pictures of actual plans, maps, materiel and letters.

Redigeret: jan 4, 2016, 3:36am

1 Tottman

I see that you like mysteries as well as SciFi... I wonder if you could recommend any SciFi mysteries that are decent reads.

I have read a few such as The Naked Sun by Asimov which was ok... I actually think it would make a great movie. Another I liked was The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez (I should find more of his books as this was a great book.)

Are there any you really liked?

Redigeret: jan 4, 2016, 8:50pm

>4 Lynxear: Well, I'm a big fan of Jack McDevitt and his Alex Benedict novels are really good sci-fi/mysteries. I've mostly read his other stuff, but I really enjoyed Polaris and I've got a bunch of other Alex Benedict novels sitting on the shelf. A Talent for War is actually the first in the series, but I jumped right in with Polaris.

John Stith is another author I like, Manhattan Transfer is an old favorite of mine, but he wrote some sci-fi/mysteries as well. Deep Quarry is the only one I've read, but it was enjoyable.

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey is another good sci-fi/mystery (and current tv series, The Expanse on SyFy). I haven't kept up with the rest of the series, but the writing is quite good. I definitely intend to read the rest of the books.

jan 8, 2016, 2:16pm

I am waiting for Suspect by Robert Crais to become available at my library. Just Finished Fall of Giants and need a break before the next in that series. Reading a goofy YA book to pass the time.

jan 9, 2016, 7:46pm

I just spent some fun time in a closed amusement park with Slayground by Richard Stark. This was my first Parker book and it was a blast. Crime noir, hard-boiled and lots of fun. One man matched up against some mobsters and a couple crooked cops in a closed up amusement park. Quick read.

jan 14, 2016, 1:31am

Currently I am 2 days in and 3/4 the way through Happy Return by C.S. Forester... this takes place in 1808 off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Hornblower is charged with helping a local landowner overthrow the Spanish in central America. The landowner is a brutal pig and demands a Spanish galleon that Hornblower captured. Soon after Spain becomes an ally of Britain and he has to fight the same galleon again. The battle is riveting.

In addition to the novel there is a well written Introduction done by Bernard Cornwell of Dick Sharpe fame. this is the 5th book of the Hornblower series but in fact is the first one that Forrester actually wrote. There are a lot of tid bits on Forrester's life that make excellent reading as well.

jan 17, 2016, 10:04pm

>8 Lynxear: I've never read any Horatio Hornblower stories and I really should, considering what a big Star Trek fan I am. I also really used to like pirates and sea adventure stories. I may have to check out some C.S. Forester .

I just finished The Cold Between and it turned out to be a really interesting science fiction mystery. Sort of military sci-fi, but light on the battles. Really more of a mystery set in space, with decent action and tension, a little romance and very character driven. This one comes out in a couple months.

Now it's back to Overwatch by Matthew Betley which is really a pedal to the metal action book.

jan 22, 2016, 2:58pm

Finished Happy Return 4 days ago... great story...great battle sequence... Two thumbs up.