Mann in the Crossfire by R. Weir – Review

Mann in the Crossfire by R. Weir
Mann in the Crossfire by R. Weir – review

Rating – 4/5

Private Investigator Jarvis Mann returns in an exciting new installment of the Jarvis Mann detective series. The brutal murder of an associate prompts Jarvis to travel to San Diego to investigate, where he crosses paths with a gang member hell-bent on killing him. Hot on Jarvis’ tail is a detective agency with a nefarious agenda supported by some corrupt government officials. Jarvis escapes (for the time being) with significant injuries, only to stumble upon a shocking discovery. Determined to reach the end of his investigation, he is forced to team up with lethal foes. Can Jarvis deliver justice to his deceased associate, or will he also end up the same way? Read Mann in the Crossfire by R. Weir to discover the answers.

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Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins – Review

Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins Review
Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins – Review

Rating – 3.5/5

Nathan Adamson, former SEAL and now a member of CIA’s Special Operations Group, goes to Siberia to collect evidence of a destructive weapon developed by Russia. However, the safe house at his first rendezvous point is compromised, leaving him to fend for himself in hostile territory.

Nathan’s career has left him with virtually no relatives, except Sophia—a hundred-year-old veteran of the French Resistance who is his friend-cum-mentor. Sophia harbors some secrets which she hasn’t divulged to even her own family. She is gradually losing her battle against dementia. However, in the foggy depths of her memory, lie the face of a Nazi tyrant who escaped justice. Sophia now sees that face again, or is it her hallucination?

As Nathan’s Siberia mission results in unprecedented international political turbulence, his present and Sophia’s past collide violently, resulting in unlikely enemies and even unlikelier alliances.

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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas – Review

Review of The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Psychology of Time Travel – Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Four female scientists construct the world’s first time machine in 1967. However, one of them suffers a breakdown on the day they showcase their invention to the world. To protect the project’s future, she is ostracized from that group, and her contributions are erased from history.

Five decades later, time travel is a profitable business and an elite profession. A young woman, Ruby, knows that her grandmother, Barbara, was the time-travel pioneer who went mad, but nobody in her family talks about it. One fine morning, Barbara receives a cryptic message from the future conveying about the murder of a woman. Who is she? Can she be saved?

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – Review

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang review by Debjanisthoughts
The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Stella is a thirty-something, rich, single, autistic woman, and a data geek. She has the amazing superpower of crunching data to provide fascinating insights into customers’ buying behavior.

However, she hasn’t had any success in relationships.

She devises a brilliant idea. Why not practice with a professional who can teach her how to be a seductress. So, she hires Michael, a part Vietnamese, part Swedish male escort who can’t turn down Stella’s offer. Voila! A romance novel is born. Ahem! Love takes root.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is a refreshingly unique take on the girl-meets-boy tale, making this more than just a superficial love story or erotica. Sure, there are titillating parts, but it also features a romance that tugs at your heartstrings. The story is remarkable and the execution phenomenal.

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2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is the first Reading Challenge I have subscribed to after being a part of blogosphere. Hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past, this challenge has several levels. There are also monthly check-ins with links to post your progress and reviews.

2019 Historical Fiction Challenge subscribed to by Debjani's Thoughts
2019 Historical Fiction Challenge

Here are the Reading Challenge details:

Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created. To participate, you only have to follow the rules:

  • Everyone can participate! If you don’t have a blog, you can post a link to your review if it’s posted on Goodreads, Facebook, or Amazon, or you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish.
  • Add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky Amy will be adding to the monthly post (please use the direct URL that will guide us directly to your review)
  • Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction, etc.)

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The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker – Review

The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker Review by Debjanisthoughts Readers Favorite
The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The blast from the shotgun decimated his face leaving behind a gory mess of brains and blood.

The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker

That’s how Luther Baggot, a bounty hunter assassin, slays his victims. Baggot is after a list containing the names of influential social democrats who fled Otto von Bismarck’s tyrannical regime.

Two of these families are the Josephsons from Sweden and the Wohlman brothers from Germany, both of whom took refuge in America. The Josephsons settle on a farm in Minnesota, and the Wohlman brothers establish a successful business in Chicago.

Unfortunately, Baggot tracks down Olaf and Ingrid Josephson and kills them. Consequently, the Josephson children, Newt and Julie, are forced to flee. They hide in a logging camp up north and ultimately land in St. Cloud. There they meet Matias Bauman alias Heinrich Wohlman, a former friend of the Josephsons. He takes them to Chicago, an unfamiliar world to them, where they are plunged headlong into the bedlam of urban politics and the violence of their past.

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