Hey there Booklovers! Today is Tuesday and that means on the mass markets it is what I call Release and Catch day. The book is released and hopefully you will catch it! I have two to share with you that I am very much interested in reading.
First up is Crown Jewel by Christopher Reich.
Crown Jewel is the follow up to Mr. Reich’s popular The Take.
“Stolen sports cars, brilliant casino heists, and the brazen kidnapping of a prince: only the shadowy spy-for-hire Simon Riske can stop the mastermind behind it all.
Monte Carlo’s lavish casinos have become the target of a sophisticated and brutal team of professional gamblers; a casino dealer has been beaten to death; a German heiress’s son has been kidnapped. Who better to connect the crimes and foil a daringly brilliant plot than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? Riske — part Bond, part Reacher — knows Monte Carlo well: it’s where he was once a thrill-seeking thief himself, robbing armored trucks and leading police on dangerous car chases across the Côted’Azur, until he was double-crossed, served his time, and graduated as an investment genius from the Sorbonne.
Now Riske is a man who solves problems, the bigger and “riskier” the better. From the baccarat tables of Europe’s finest casinos to the superyachts moored in Monaco’s Port Hercule to a secluded chalet deep in the Swiss Alps, Riske will do what he does best: get in over his head, throw himself into danger, and find a way to outthink and outmaneuver villains of every stripe.
In one of the most clever, enjoyable, and entertaining new series to come along in years, this sequel to The Take gives readers what they want most: a hero we can root for, locales we wish we were in, and a plot that never lets up.”
Attention “Firefly” fans, next up is James Lovegrove’s Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, the followup to his novel Firefly: Big Damn Hero.
“An old flame of Jayne Cobb’s, Temperance McCloud, sends a message to Serenity, begging him for help. She lives on the arid, far-flung world of Tethys, and bandits are trying to overrun her town to gain control of their water supply: the only thing standing between its people and dustbowl ruin. Jayne tries to persuade the Serenity crew to join the fight, but it is only when he offers Vera, his favourite gun, as collateral that Mal realises he’s serious.
When the Serenity crew land at a hardscrabble desert outpost called Coogan’s Bluff, they discover two things: an outlaw gang with an almost fanatical devotion to their leader who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and that Temperance is singlehandedly raising a teenage daughter, born less than a year after Temperance and Jayne broke up. A daughter by the name of Jane McCloud…”
You can be sure that when I am finished reading these novels, there will be a review.