Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Intercept by Dick Wolf - a review

For anyone who is a Law & Order fan like I am, you MUST read The Intercept by Dick Wolf.  As you can see by the picture of the book cover to the left, Dick Wolf is the creator of Law & Order and The Intercept is his first novel.

I truly love reading fast paced thrillers that get my adrenaline pumping and Dick Wolf' debut did just that.  His character, NYPD Special Agent Jeremy Fisk is the protagonist and is a character to be remembered.

The story is set in New York City and  days before the 4th of July celebration and dedication of the new One World Trade Center building six people on board a commercial jet stop a hijacking attempt and become instant celebrities known as "The Six".  Special Agent Fisk and his partner, Kirsten Gersten don't believe it was simply a terrorist attack.  In fact, they believe it was a diversion in order to allow another passenger to come into the United States unnoticed.

What I liked most about this book was I felt like I was watchiing it unfold on television.  Mr. Wolf has a gift of showing his story just as if it were a script being acted out on the television screen.  I also love it when I get pulled into a book and I'm held captive until the very last page.  The Intercept did that for me and I'm sure it will be the same for you.  I would highly recommend this book to any adult who enjoys action packed thrillers!

On a 5-Star scale = 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank the author and HarperCollins Publishers for my review copy.  I received my copy for free in order to read and give my honest review which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young - a review

I was ecstatic when I learned that William Paul Young had written another book.  I read his book The Shack several years ago and it stayed with me for a long while after turning the last page.  When I had the opportunity to receive an Advanced Readers Copy of his new book, Cross Roads, I jumped at the chance.

Cross Roads is the story of Anthony Spencer, a self-made man, savvy and successful in business, but very proud with a very large ego.  Anthony (Tony) has a fear that people are watching him.  It's so bad he even has a secret apartment.  One day while heading to his car in the parking garage, he suffers a cerebral hemorrhage that leaves him in a coma in the hospital ICU.

Tony awakens to find himself in a strange world that he soon learns is part of who he has become.  It is in this world that he soon learns about himself.  While in the coma, Cabby, a young boy with down syndrome kisses him and Tony soon finds himself looking at the world through the eyes of this young man.  Then when Cabby kisses Maggie, a family friend Tony finds himself 'sliding' again.

Just as the protagonist in The Shack met the Trinity, Tony meets Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well.  Each time Tony slides he is back within "himself" and has dialogue with interesting 'characters' as well as Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

I required quite a few Kleenex while reading this book, just as I did when I read The Shack,  If I had to chose between the two books, I would have to choose The Shack,  But Cross Roads is a very good book as well.

I would highly recommend Cross Roads to the adult reader only because a younger audience might not understand all that is happening within the pages.

On a 5-Star scale = 4 Stars.

I would like to thank Sarah Reck and Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Group, for my ARC copy of Cross Roads.  I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,