Harlan Coben’s most recent story is masterful, as always. The path of Kat, the detective protagonist, to solve a perplexing disappearance of a mother (brought to Kat’s attention by the missing woman’s son) is quite an adventure. At the same time, Kat is, oddly enough, connected to her long lost love, who disappeared almost 20 years earlier. In the end, the sleuth discovers an ingenious crime spree developed by a longtime pimp to earn more money in the internet age from those seeking a love connection online.
The Professor is a gripping legal thriller that grabs hold of you in the first few pages and doesn’t let go until the end. The reader is drawn into a realm of intrigue in many emotionally draining directions. The pacing and story is as gripping as the Ken Follett masterpiece Eye of the Needle.
Robert Bailey, a trial lawyer in Alabama, makes a stunning debut as a fiction writer.
The Last Man is, perhaps, a fitting title for the last book published by Vince Flynn before his early death. Like his other works, it is beautifully written, easily read, intense, and blends Mitch Rapp into an intriguing, current storyline. In this episode, a dangerous assault on the integrity of the CIA is underway with roots in Afghanistan. Rapp is implicated as a bad guy. Can he save the CIA and, secondarily, find his way out way into the clear?
What is the nature of your faith? Is it a belief in God? Something supernatural? Another person? Or yourself?
I have often explored these questions with thoughtful friends, which seem to arise more frequently as we age and experience life.
In Lying Awake, Mark Salzman explores the subject from the standpoint of a woman named Helen who became a Carmelite nun adopting the name of Sister John of the Cross. After 28 years in the cloister, she felt abandoned by the God she dedicated her life to serve. She wrote diaries, which were later published, providing a source of income for the cloister located in the Los Angeles hills.