Friday, June 8, 2012

"The Pope's Assassin" by Luis M. Rocha

A great book with familiar characters from "The Last Pope".  As mentioned in another review, I am Catholic and a former Catechism Teacher for three years at St Mary''s School in Auburn, NY.  I have always enjoyed conspiracies of the Church as a plot in any thriller...there are many.  It had been about a year previously, when I read "The Last Pope" by the same author, but immediately recognized the main characters.  I look forward to new books by this author, and highly recommend them all!

"The Guardian" by Robbie Cheuvront & Erik Reed

As a Catholic and former Catechism Teacher for three Years, I am always intrigued by conspiracies involving the church. I found this book to be well written, and as far as I can tell, well researched. While written as a Thriller, it is also a book of faith in the Lord, the Church, and oneself! It was difficult to put down once started.  Many times I reread passages from the Bible mentioned in the book.  I found it an enjoyable experience and would recommend this to anyone interested in thrillers and/or Church conspiracies.  As I write this review, I can easily see myself rereading this in the near future.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

"The Deep Zone" by James M. Tabor

This is an action-adventure novel about a new disease that is resistant to all anti-biotics (man made?)...first effecting soldiers in the Middle East it spreads like wildfire with a 90% fatality rate within days of exposure!

The only know "cure" lies at the bottom of a miles deep cave system in Mexico....the race begins! If you've been fascinated with caving or the idea, the majority of the novel takes place underground.  Personally..NO WAY!

The author also wrote the novel "Blind Decent".  I recommend this to readers of the genre.