Decisive Sunset. A Joey Moretti Novel by Jack Krega

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Joey Moretti is back in true form. The fourth book in this series. Joey is a nice man desiring a quiet life which is close to impossible when you are born into
a big time organized crime family. That’s all in Joey’s past. He’s with the women he loves. Life is moving along. Then the Moretti name pulls him back in. Joey’s cousin is the end of the line when it comes to the family business. He is sick and under attack. Joey is called upon once again to do what he does. Anything it takes to put a stop to the problem. This one hits home and Joey has a lot to protect. As is Joey’s nature he patiently and tactfully gets to the bottom of things. Always action packed and fast paced. Surprise at the beginning and surprise at the end.

Dup Up In Arms (book 2). Prequel to Dup Departs by Gavin Mills

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Wow! This is a Historical Dark Thriller.

The author, Gavin Mills, is from South Africa. Mr. MIlls was there as Apartheid ended and new South Africa evolved. This is incorporated into this thriller in such a way that the reader has a clear understanding of what it was actually like to live through this.
Absolutely awesome.

This book is nonstop. It tells the story of the main character, Dup’s, life. A very interesting guy just trying to find his way. The characters are well defined and you will develop strong feelings about them.

This is a Dark Thriller. I can’t put labels on it all. Narcissistic psychopaths, Arms Dealers, corruption. Watch out who your friends are or aren’t. Sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

This is the second book in the Dup series and the prequel to the first book Dup Departs. It can be read as a stand alone book.

I envy you. There’s nothing like the first read of a great book. If you can handle it.

Dup Departs: A TIME TO GO by Gavin Mills

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Dup is a good looking, down on his luck, tough guy. Taking place in South Africa, Dup uses local slang along with descriptive vulgarity that sets the mood for the thriller this story is. And it is quite a thriller.

What would you do to take care of your family. Dup has a wife and kids. No income. Dup makes movies but he was pushed out by the competition. Life gets ruff. He has a great friend who helps set him up for a new future. There is hope.

Life, the other four letter word, rarely works out so smoothly. Stuck in a bad situation trading down to a worse situation Dup uses his professional movie skills to survive and hopefully thrive.

This is a dark thriller. The illegal happenings going on in South Africa surround this story. Louanne, another amazing main character, is a stripper with the connections Dup needs to get out from under. So it seems.

Dup Departs is the first of a two book series. The beginning of the book is harsh in many ways. This is the mood of the book. The reader is suddenly immersed in a fast moving, edge of your seat story. I own the second book, Dup Up In Arms: A Prequel To Dup Departs. I can not wait to read this prequel. This is a refreshingly different realistic thriller.

The Lovers Art Portrait: An Art History (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 2) by Jennifer S. Anderson

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An American college student, Zelda Richardson, is doing a graduate internship at a Museum in Amsterdam. Zelda’s simple college life turns into a nightmare when Zelda gets too involved in her internship assignment. This story takes place in current Amsterdam and flashes back to Nazi occupation Amsterdam.

Artwork was stolen by Nazi’s or hidden from Nazi’s. Finding this artwork and getting it back to their rightful owners is not an easy process. Unsavory people laying claim to found art work makes it even harder. Some people will stop at nothing to get ahold of artwork.

Zelda gets herself in way over her head. Fast paced mystery. The characters are well developed. I haven’t read the first book in this series. No need to. This is a stand alone story. I will be reading the first book of The Adventures of Zelda Richardson now.

Elderhause by Anne Carmichael 

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Gertrude Klingenfelter, the main character, has returned to her hometown of Pitch Pine, Pennsylvania after an extended stay in Europe. She purchases a home site unseen before arriving back to Pitch Pine. This house is uninhabitable which was a surprise to Gertrude. This does not mean the house serves no purpose.

Small town. Meeting new and old acquaintances. Life gets complicated. Gertrude has her own personal baggage to deal with. This real estate purchase turns into a nightmare on top of that.

The characters are a well defined. The reader really gets to know about their past and present. This is a page turner. The plot had a whirlwind of surprised.image