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Mystery/Thriller

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The Spark

By John Kenny

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Captain Donny Robertson knows fire – how it should and shouldn’t behave. So, when Donny loses his mentor and long-time friend, Chief Paul Fitzgerald, to a fire that wasn’t supposed to “flash” , Donny suspects foul play.

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An Animal Life

By Howard Krum

Rating: ★★★★½ 

AN ANIMAL LIFE is as smart as it is funny; brilliant characters, hilarious occurrences, and smart medicine make this a fun and engaging read.

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Fiat

By Jeffrey Schlaman

Rating: ★★★★½ 

FIAT is a brilliant novel, written with sly humor and intellect. The writing can really make you laugh while satirizing current economic and political trend.

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The Terminals: Spark

By Michael F. Stewart

Rating: ★★★★½ 

A suicidal Army officer is given a chance at redemption through a bizarre secret program that involves getting information from the dead.

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THUMP

By Avraham Azrieli

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

A young, attractive professional black man is the plaintiff in a sexual harassment case that challenges assumptions and prejudices.

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THE EMISSARY

By Marc Pietrzykowski

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

A string of mysterious deaths at an elder care facility perplex and disturb residents and employees alike.

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Miracle Man

By William Liebowitz

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Robert Austin was four years old when he demonstrated that he could read complex works and perform genius level mathematics. When his foster parents take him to the pediatrician to be examined, the true level of his genius is discovered and, from that moment, his life is not his own.

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Penelope: A Novel Of New Amsterdam

By Jim McFarlane

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

The concept behind Jim McFarlane’s PENELOPE: A NOVEL OF NEW AMSTERDAM is a good one: a noir set in Colonial-era America. Its protagonist is Penelope Kent , an English woman living in Holland and who has just married an Anabaptist, though she is of Separatist upbringing.

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Detonate

By David Greene

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

A counterterrorism operative turned private investigator is drawn into a dangerous chase when he overhears a bombing plot on a train.

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The Thirsty Hills

By Marona Posey

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

A decades-spanning family saga, spins various tales of tragedy, woe, and occasionally triumph. The main action focuses around Daphne, a woman from rural Alabama, who has a child through rape, and later moves to the city of Decatur and raises a family.

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Anybody’s Daughter

By Pamela Samuels Young

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

ANYBODY’S DAUGHTER, the story of a teenage girl’s abduction into a forced ring of prostitution in Los Angeles, starts off in high gear and manages to create a believable, if occasionally message-heavy, story.

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The Riddle Of Prague

By Laura DeBruce

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Hana Silna, 18, flies to Prague to reclaim a house the Communists took from her family when the Soviets invaded in 1968. She’s doing this for her mother who lies ill in a hospital, battling a rare blood disease, too ill to travel.