RATS by Joe Klingler
Genre: Military, Mystery, Politics, Suspense, Thriller
Free Days: August 2-6
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A nuanced techno-thriller with both brains and brawn.—Kirkus Reviews
One man on a decades old mission. A woman who hunts him. And the bullet they share.
Joe Klingler’s acclaimed debut novel explodes from the remnants of a war long past to headlines of Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two modern-day warriors face off. Both skilled at violence. And deception. Both accustomed to winning.
Summer greets the land of the midnight sun as a lone rider races across the last American wilderness, delivering on a promise he made long ago. He has many names, but the world only knows a shadow called the Demon.
Claire Ferreti, an Army sniper soon to be drawn into a black-ops mission, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young, ambitious General whose geosecurity specialty remains classified. When a boy finds a small machine, Claire and the Demon embark on a collision course that leads to a test of skill, a clash of ideologies, and Claire’s unconscious body lying in a typhoon-ravaged jungle. In that instant she becomes the hunted, the Demon’s tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat. As the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets, political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel pipe.
Klingler’s debut offers a deep logistical jungle sure to entertain buffs and newcomers to the techno-thriller genre. Throughout, he displays fierce writing chops. Short chapters balance action and subterfuge with political thought targeted keenly at modern drone warfare.—Kirkus Reviews
The Cats that Surfed the Web (The Cats That…Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Karen Anne Golden
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Forty four million dollars. A Victorian mansion. And a young career woman with cats. The prospect sounded like a dream come true; what could possibly go wrong? How could a friendly town’s welcome turn into a case of poisoning, murder, and deceit? When Katherine “Katz” Kendall, a computer professional in New York City, discovers she’s the sole heir of a huge inheritance, she can’t believe her good fortune. She’s okay with the clauses of the will: Move to the small town of Erie, Indiana, check. Live in her great aunt’s pink Victorian mansion and take care of an Abyssinian cat, double-check. With her three Siamese cats and best friend Colleen riding shotgun, Katz leaves Manhattan to find a former housekeeper dead in the basement. Ghostly intrusions convince Colleen, a card carrying “ghost hunter,” that the mansion is haunted. Several townspeople are furious because Katherine’s benefactor promised them the fortune, then changed her will at the last minute. But who would be greedy enough to get rid of the rightful heir to take the money and run? Four adventurous felines help Katz solve the crimes by serendipitously “searching” the Internet for clues. A fun, fast-paced book for all to enjoy. First book of the series. Second book, The Cats that Chased the Storm, now available at http://amzn.com/B00IPOPJOU
“Excellent book very entertaining I look forward to more of this type book. A nice spin on modern technology. Well deserved 5 stars.”
“Fun read I would love to read more adventures about Katz and her fur babies .I did not put it down.”
“I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I loved the cats and their crazy purrsonalities. Katherine was interesting and fun. Can’t wait for the next story!”