Dead Eye (Court Gentry/The Gray Man #4) by Mark Greaney

Book Description

December 3, 2013
Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows—to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before.A killer who is just like him.
Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life—right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it…
Review –

I have only experienced one other book in The Gray Man Series, THE  GRAY MAN, which was the first in the series. I really enjoyed it and made a metal note to read or listen to others in the series.  That being said , I had the opportunity to purchase DEAD EYE  for an excellent price, not realizing that it is the most current in the series.  I could tell my listening to this one that a lot had happened between the first and last books but I was still able to enjoy it as a stand alone book. I normally do not read political, assassin type adventures but the narrator of these books is so good that it made the subject all the better.  

The author writes so much action and detail into these books it make me glad I didn’t have to do the research or write it myself. I’m so looking forward to the next in the series but I’m sure it will next year at least. Oh well, I may have to go back and check out the two books that I missed. A girl can only go with some political action adventure so long.


Sharks, Jellyfish and Other Deadly Things (Carrie Carlin Mysteries) by Nancy Tesler


Book Description

Release date: April 6, 1998     Series: Carrie Carlin Mysteries
She has a relationship on the rocks, a friend in big trouble, and one foot in  hot water .  .  .
Biofeedback specialist Carrie Carlin helps her patients get things under control.  It’s her own life that’s in chaos.  She’s feeling the pressure of an ex-husband who gives her heartburn–and a lover, homicide cop Ted Brodsky, who is giving her heartache.  Faced with fight or flight, Carrie answers a plea for help from her friend Meg and chooses flight–on a jet plane to Key West and a new sea of troubles.
A boat accident has left Meg’s husband, Kevin, missing and presumed dead.  But when his body never turns up, Carrie suspects something is terribly wrong.  Then Meg is attacked.  Suddenly Carrie needs more than deep-breathing exercises.  She needs to troll the Florida Keys for Kevin.  She needs Ted Brodsky’s help.  And, most of all, she needs to fish around for hard answers and chilling secrets .  .  .  before a killer lures her in with a deep, deadly surprise.
Review –
This books is a mixture of light mystery, travel adventure, believable characters,humor and a realistic plot.  I can tell that the Carrie Carlin Mystery Series is going to be one of my favorites.
I you like light reading that is fast paced this is the series for you.

Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen


Book Description

Publication Date: August 1, 2009 |
Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is hell. While she continues to climb the corporate ranks, her beloved twin sister is plagued by a chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel all alone. Serendipity in the form of a mysterious email lands in Rachel s lap one day, but not without a price. Thousands of miles away, archeologist John Tanek sits trapped inside a collapsed Egyptian tomb with a functioning laptop. He knows that Rachel is the only person who can help him, but time is quickly running out. It turns out the collapse was no accident. John has discovered something very valuable in that tomb, something that humankind has been searching for throughout history, something that Rachel could use as it may hold the key to her sister s cure. While Rachel orchestrates his rescue, she soon finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of deceit and murder. Can she put her trust in John Tanek? She d do anything to save her sister. Will they both live long enough to unravel the ancient mystery they ve found inside the tomb? 

With Johansen and Johansen s fast-paced action, charismatic characters, and impeccable research, Storm Cycle will carry you away. 


Review –

Although, I have read books written by this author in the past, I found this one hard to get through.  I don’t know if writing it with her son had anything to do with it but I won’t read another joint collaboration. I was glad when this one ended.

The Stuttering Tattoo by Greg Logsted


Book Description

Publication Date: December 11, 2011
Steven Bishop is extraordinarily ordinary. He goes to school. He rides his motorcycle. He stutters. His best friend is a former Colombian cartel hit man turned cook/construction worker. You know, ordinary. All that changes the day Becky Moore walks into his classroom. Becky is dazzling, enigmatic.

One day Steven gives Becky a ride home on his motorcycle. There, they discover a severed arm, one of the fingers of which still has an unusual ring attached: a circle, in the middle of which is a heart, at the center of which is a bold number 37. While comforting Becky, Steven discovers a tattoo at the base of her neck: it is the same symbol. And so begins a thrilling descent into a world of crime and murder, a ride wilder than any Steven has taken before.

Review –
This story was told from the point of view of a teenage boy and while it was an easy read and should have been a fast read, I couldn’t get excited about it.   It has action, adventure, mystery,a love interest, and an  unpredictable ending.  I enjoyed it and am glad I read it but I won’t read it again.