Sunday, April 13, 2014

Book Review: Incitement by David Graham

*Copy provided by the author in exchange of an honest review*

In a heroin refinery in Mexico people have been slaughtered. No one knows about the place. But the police finds Serbian brand of cigarette ends on the crime scene. A brand that is very popular in the Balkans. DEA suspects the Kosovars. 

A boat that transfers illegal drugs to Miami has been hijacked. Another group of people are slaughtered. 

Mafia bosses are killed. Drug markets are destroyed.

Does new mafia war start?

Who is responsible for all those killings?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Review: The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J.Rose

*Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

In 1500-s there was a monk who was exploring an interesting theory. The last dying breath of a person contains the soul, and if that breath is inhaled in another person, the soul continues to live in another body. After his death, his apprentice Rene le Florentine took over the job and soon became the personal perfumer of Catherine de Medici. He made perfumes, creams and poisons for the queen. But he was always working on his teacher's theory in order to bring back in life the two people who he loved the most and lost them, his teacher and his bride-to-be.

In modern time, another perfumer is working on the very same theory. After his sudden death, his grieving sister will do anything to bring him back, he is the only family she has. So she connects with two people to finish his job. But these two have other plans. Jac wants her brother back, but Melinoe and Serge want eternal life. Melinoe owns the twelve bottles with twelve collected dying breaths that many centuries ago Rene collected. Jac is the one who has to find the way to inhale the dying breath in a living person. Was her brother Robbie right? Is human soul eternal? Can we live forever?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Book Review: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

Imagine your worst nightmare. You send your child to school, you consider your child is safe, and then you hear on news that there is gunman who takes the kids as hostages. 

What would you do?

Holly is young divorced mother who used to live in Broken Branch, but couldn't wait to run away from there. After a fire in her house, she is in hospital with severe burns, while her two children are staying with her parents back in Broken Branch.

Holly's father, Will, takes care for the family and the farm. He isn't in a good relationship with his daughter, but takes his grandchildren on the farm while Holly is in hospital. Finding out that there is gunman who threats them, he takes the things in his own hands. 

Augie is one of the kids. She suffered a lot with the divorce of her parents and moving to the small town of Broken Branch didn't do any good to her. She has her own way of expressing the feelings. The person she loves most is her little brother P.J. and she would do anything to protect him, anything.