The Damned, Tarn Richardson (Duckworth @ Co.)

The first installment of the Darkest Hour trilogy introduces us to Poldek Tacit, a Vatican Inquisitor – the novel is set in an alternate timeline in which the Inquisition did not end in the 19th century – dispatched to World War I France to investigate a series of brutal murders. But Tacit soon discovers there’s … Continue reading The Damned, Tarn Richardson (Duckworth @ Co.)

North Sea Hunters, Brad Harmer-Barnes (Severed Press)

Let’s get my personal bias out of the way. I love giant-shark stories. Steve Alten’s Meg books, for example, are a constant source of delight. So are cheesy flicks like Megashark Versus Giant Octopus. I’m not sure why, and I try not to shine too bright a light on the whole subject, but I love … Continue reading North Sea Hunters, Brad Harmer-Barnes (Severed Press)

American Sniper, Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwan (Wm. Morrow)

If you’re wondering why it takes multiple cowriters for Navy SEALs sniper Kyle to tell his story, consider this: Jim DeFelice, coauthor number two, is the author of numerous military thrillers. He clearly appears to have been brought on board to give Kyle’s story the requisite oomph. And it worked. The book reads like a … Continue reading American Sniper, Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwan (Wm. Morrow)