Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

MURDER IN PORT AUX BASQUES by Richard C. Thuss
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"A laid-back and enjoyable mystery."
In Thuss' (The Effect on the Soul, 2011, etc.) thriller, a vacationing widower becomes ensnared in an international terrorist plot in Newfoundland, Canada. Read full book review >
RANDOM THOUGHTS OF A MONEY MUSE by Richard Rosso
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"A potentially valuable guidebook, derailed by the author's all-too-random musings."
A noted investment adviser shares his wisdom in this scattershot personal-finance primer. Read full book review >

ROXANNE by E. N. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"An afternoon's delight for devotees of the kinky, but others might hope for more to wrap their minds around."
This erotic novel traces a woman's ascendancy to the leadership of a Balkan country, a feat accomplished and accompanied by frequent sexual escapades. Read full book review >
SIREN OF THE THIEF by Bahman Amidi
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"Spirited but unwieldy."
A collection of free-verse poetry that skips across themes as diverse as love, God and greed. Read full book review >
Gaining the High Ground over Evolutionism by Robert J. O'Keefe
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"A philosophically measured contribution to a debate involving science and religion that too often attracts fanatics."
An ambitious book offers a critique of evolutionary theory along with a reconsideration of the relation between faith and reason. Read full book review >

THE TASTE OF FEAR by Jeremy Bates
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A flawed novel that still thrills."
An exciting novel about terrorists, movie stars, billionaires and wild animals. Read full book review >
VOICES IN THE WIND by Soozie Nichol
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"An impressive collection of an uncommon craft that's worth a look for both children and adults."
Needle-felted figures and a short poem on peace make up this small artistic picture book. Read full book review >
TRAIL OF BLOOD by Barbara Blackburn
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A rousing sequel that manages to stand on its own."
In Blackburn's thriller sequel Jess Conners (née Saunders) becomes the target of a terrorist cell that's kidnapping members of Congress. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Though intended for medical students and those practicing the profession, these well-crafted anecdotes constitute an informed, fresh perspective of use to anyone interested in modern medical practice."
Griner, a medical doctor, offers a straight-talking diagnosis of social lapses in medical training and what can be done to rectify them. Read full book review >
GREEN BLOOD IS FOR FRANCE by John J. Gaynard
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"France's fictionalized political problems prove interesting, but the novel needs stronger writing and characterization."
Gaynard dissects France's political corruption in his novel about a police investigation into the murder of a young woman used as a sex toy by French political leaders. Read full book review >
THE RATTERS OF LIGHTNING RIDGE by Richard W. Holmes
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A rich, unusual story undercut by too little character development."
Rusty and Kate know that mining isn't easy or predictable, but they didn't expect to become embroiled in a potentially deadly adventure. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A worthwhile set of exercises for anyone in a business partnership or about to start one."
An in-depth workbook exploring the inner workings of successful business partnerships. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >