Sons Of War Book 1 by Nicholas Sansbury Smith Narrared by Ray Porter

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Things are bad in America. Riots. Huge crowds are fighting for food. Nukes are going off. We have 15 states left. The military and law enforcement are comprised. It’s a horrible time in America.

Too close for comfort in our current environment.

Action-packed. Great characters which were are well defined—fast-moving. Multiple characters tell their part of this nightmare. Some are benefiting nicely.

I am looking forward to the second one.

River Runs Backwards. Detective Winston Mystery Radhauser #9. By Susan Clayton-Goldberg

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Detective Radhauser gets a call from his aunt saying his uncle is dying. Radhauder’s parents died when he was very young. This aunt and uncle took him in and raised him as their only child. Radhauser’s Uncle wants to die with a clean conscience. Time is not on his uncles side unfortunately. Radhauser returns to the house he called home as far back as he can remember.

Radhauser finds out surprising things about his history that bring out the worst in the detective with good reason. Back in the house where he grew up in his aunt spends the book honoring her dead husband’s wishes. She works continually at making things right again with Wind. Not an easy feat. He is going back 40 plus years to find out how about his childhood and how he wound up living with his Aunt and Uncle. Uncovering lies and the truth is a dangerous, upsetting, and painful endeavor.

This book is all about Radhauser. What makes Radhauser the man he surfaces. Wind entire life is in a Detective Tadhauser gets a call from his aunt saying his uncle is dying. Radhauder’s parents died when he was very young. This aunt and uncle took him in and raised him as their only child. Radhauser’s Uncle wants to die with a clean conscience.

Radhauser finds out surprising things about his history that bring out the worst in the detective with good reason. Back in the house where he grew up in—his aunt and uncle. Uncle Roger wants to come clean to Wind on his death bed. But time is not on Roger’s side. His aunt spends the book honoring her dead husband’s wishes, and she works continually at making things right again with Wind. Not an easy feat. He is going back 40 plus years to find out how detective Radhauser, also known as Wind. Uncovering lies and the truth is a dangerous, upsetting, and painful endeavor of anger and sorrow. I learned the kind of man Detective Winston Radhauser is. I can not wait for book 10!

Dark River by Avery Jenkins

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Asa Cire took a bus to a small New England town, Nemaseck, seven years ago. This is

Asa’s story. Asa buys and sells expensive and hard to find antiques of all kinds. For some reason, an old business associate has found him.

Asa starts asking questions about an unsolved murder that happened 20 years ago. He has decided he must solve the murder of a 14-year-old girl. Since Asa inserted himself into this dead girl’s murder and accepted some work from that old business associate, it seems Asa has a target on his back. He just wanted a quiet, under the radar life.

Asa realizes he has no idea what he did with his life before coming to Nemaseck; he is slowly discovering this and trying to figure things out. Asa has people trying to kill and is stunned about the ease he handles these dire situations.

I miss reading Dark River. I enjoyed it. The story is well written. The characters are a part of the mystery. The foundation of the book flows from page one. Rarely does a story grow with so many factors, and before you know it, the story has taken you on a journey you didn’t even know exists.

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