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SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THE MAXWELL VENDETTA AND THE SECOND VENDETTA DESCRIBE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY.

WITH THE E-BOOK AT JUST $2.99, AND  THE PAPERBACK AT $10.99 (2ND VENDETTA ONLY) THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN LITERARY HISTORY. JUST CLICK ON A COVER IMAGE TO BUY IMMEDIATELY.

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THE MAXWELL VENDETTA

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THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

comprise two volumes of a trilogy of historical thrillers set in 19th and early twentieth century San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada. The third, entitled BONITA is nearing completion and will appear in due time. For a peek inside the covers of all three, click right here:  COMING ATTRACTIONS

APPOINTMENT WITH JOHN O’HARA

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For some unfathomable reason there seems to be a movement to make John O’Hara into some kind of a neglected literary gem instead of the author of a series of pop lit pot boilers. Personally, I have nothing against pop … Continue reading

INDEPENDENCE: TANGLED ROOTS & PROSE

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In his brand new Independence:The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution, Thomas Slaughter clearly demonstrates the truth of his title. In his hindsightful look, this little experiment with a distant colony of its own people was doomed always for England. … Continue reading

HOW MANY LASHES FOR YOU?

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Forty Lashes Less One is another Elmore oater. I said I was off these for a while, but when a buddy drops this on the front porch–well, why put the friendship in danger? I’ve read a number of novels set in … Continue reading

ANOTHER CASE FOR POET/COP CHEN

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This time it’s The Mao Case, and it drags us deeper than ever into Qiu Xiaolong’s exploration of the Chinese dilemma with its Maoist history. There are the usual dilemmas here for Chen, his ambivalence about how to exist as both … Continue reading

EMMA’S OTHER ROOM

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One thing you’ve got to say for Emma Donoghue, she won’t be pigeonholed. Her excellent historical novels Slammerkin and The Sealed Letter made me glad to happen on another effort from her. Room is way afield from the other two, and I must say I think it’s … Continue reading

A NEW MCEWAN ACT

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Ian McEwan has made a practice of immersing himself in the professions of which he writes. Medicine (Saturday), Music (Amsterdam), probably some others I don’t know about, and now the law. The Children Act introduces us to Fiona Maye, an eminent high court … Continue reading

A COMPANY MAN WITH A CAPITAL “T”

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John Rizzo spent over thirty years in various legal capacities with the CIA; that is, as a Company Man, serving several presidents, undergoing several near misses at the General Counsel post. He was acting general counsel on a number of … Continue reading

SANDRINE’S CASE

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Sam Madison’s beautiful wife, Sandrine, is dead, and he’s on trial for her murder. He’s a literature professor in a small college in a small Georgia town which he despises. Thomas H. Cooke’s skillful and sensitive takes us through the ten … Continue reading