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Missing by Adiva Geffen

Blurb:They’re back…Internationally best-selling suspense master Adiva Geffen in going to launch you on a whirlwind adventure with Israel's mostly hotly pursued private detectives. And this time the good guys might not win. How far will they go?After finding and securing Daria, a young runaway, Sammy and Dikla are left slack-jawed upon discovering her dead body. Local police determine the case to be an open-and-shut suicide, but a far more sinister plot is about to be uncovered. Drama, Pain & Passion…Follow these never-say-die investigators down the rabbit-hole of heaven-sent cults and con-artists as they attempt to reveal the truth once and for all, while juggling raw, heated relationships and heart-pounding drama. Real-life, down-to-earth dialogue will put you in the front row seat of a story that will make the bath water go cold around you.


Review:Israel is an enigma for most of the world. A small oasis in the desert. Adiva Gaffen brings the story set in the heart of Israel. Re…

If Wishes Were Horses by Tim Hemlin

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If Wishes Were Horses... by Tim Hemlin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb
Neil Marhsall is a graduate student in the University of Houston's creative writing program and a promising young poet.

However, facing a financially and emotionally draining divorce has him worried about more than paying tuition. So, to make ends meet, Neil moonlights as a chef for a high-society caterer.

Just when Neil's life seems bleakest, his oldest friend, racehorse breeder Jason Keys, is murdered. And Neil becomes the prime suspect.

To avenge his friend, clear his name, and rescue a missing championship thoroughbred, Neil infiltrates the dark underworld of horse theft and illegal breeding.

Neil's friends -- his attractive writing teacher, his cooking colleagues, and a freckle-faced teenage horsewoman -- offer their support. But their cheers quickly turn to gasps when Neil becomes the hunted

Review:

It is a classic whodunit with plenty of red herrings. It is book one of a series where hero is a reluctant …

Interview with Aparna Sinha writer of Ashvamedha

Aparna takes readers on a thrilling ride with Ashwamedha. The action starts from first page with no slack moment. Action and thrill is unending and relentless.

It is a welcome break to see a thriller from an Indian writer that too from a woman. The market is overflowing with mushy romance. It is said that Indian reader wants nothing but romance. So it is very courageous from Aparna to write a thriller mystery in English. Author Introduction: Aparna Sinha wrote her first poem when she was seven, which she recited on All India Radio. Since then, her literary work and industry specific articles have been published in various media, including reputed business magazines across Asia.Equipped with a Master's in management, when she was forced to quit her lucrative job because of a chronic disease, she focused on her sole passion – writing. Interview: 1.Please tell us something about yourself. Born and raised in city of Allahabad, by academician father (his book has won the national award) a…

Chronux by Sagar Kamath

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Chronux by Sagar Kamath
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Mankind always wanted secret to ultimate power. Some secret device which can make powerful like god. A device so powerful which can make anyone omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.

Story starts with legendary Mahabharat warrior Ashwathama. His “MANI” is sorce of unlimited power. After the war he reaches an obscure Himalayan village Aruhu. He teaches the people the secrets of stars and the MANI. After many generations two friends Bharata and Arhiti come face to face power of Chronux in their childhood and are terrified beyond imagination. After the incident Bharata goes missing only to come back year later in a deadly Avatar. Story moves forwards and backwards from Aruhu to Nazi Europe to year 3067 AD in future.

The story moves at different times during many eras. It has interesting concepts like SETI. Scientist are trying to establish contact with other intelligent species by sending signals. The fundamental problem with inter stellar…

Modern Slavery and the Gods of Consumption Kindle Edition by Ofer Even

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Modern Slavery and the Gods of Consumption by Ofer Even
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The current American society thrives on consumerism. It is all about I, me and myself. A totally hedonistic society which believes to live in today and doesn’t care a damn about tomorrow.
Michael is living an idyllic life a beautiful wife Iris, one son and a daughter. They are living an American dream having all the materialistic comforts at home. He believes to live in present and lives on borrowed money. He has become workaholic so that he can pay the EMIs and has 3-6-9 rules for them. Still he is not happy despite all the material comforts to him and his family. Iris sometimes remind him that they are living beyond their means and their children are being pampered. His black servant Johnny has five children and lives a frugal life. His wife and children are also happy in limited means. He is working for a firm who manage everything for their clients by any means. If someone is not their client he is doom…