Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

The eBay Plot by Charles A. Salter
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"An intriguing, if occasionally awkward, cyberespionage thriller."
U.S. Army major Brad Stout must go undercover into the cyberdepths of eBay to foil a deadly radioactive threat in the first book of Salter's eBay Detective series. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Another well-done excursion into Jean Auel territory."
The multipart saga set in a lush prehistoric valley continues. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A calm, spiritual call to a faith 'for all humans, for the world, and for all times.'"
Inspired by his reading of Punjabi mystic poets, Ghulam, in his debut work of nonfiction, takes the broadest possible deistic approach to personal spirituality. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"An honest, affecting journey of self-discovery."
A woman starts over after losing her sense of security in this gritty memoir of survival and growth. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"An illuminating, practical guide to spiritual transformation."
A Far Eastern-flavored prescription for personal reinvention imbued with poetic beauty. Read full book review >

THE CRYSTAL BIRD by Helen Drayton
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A unique, engaging story of star-crossed love, history and mythical magic."
Drayton (Passages II: Brown Doves, 2012, etc.) delivers an epic tale of an ancient civilization confronting the present. Read full book review >
BURDEN OF THE DESERT by Justin Huggler
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"An exciting war novel, set in a part of the world that's never far from the headlines."
Veteran journalist and first-time novelist Huggler offers a fictional chronicle of the conflict in Iraq as seen through the eyes of its participants. Read full book review >
FIVE GROUNDS by Scott Rempell
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A creative novel about a complex, topical subject."
Rempell's debut novel explores immigration through the eyes of those fighting to make their way into America—and the people trying to keep them out. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A testament to optimism and courage, which, even if arguable, provides a record of our long fascination with God."
A difficult-to-categorize compendium of religious commentary down through the ages. Read full book review >
Cast Away Stones by Richard Schinnow
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A cautionary tale of broken dreams and lives gone awry."
In Schinnow's novel, a young farmer is willing to risk everything he loves in an attempt to save it. Read full book review >
A Quest of Heroes  by Morgan Rice
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A fun but anemic, derivative fantasy."
A young man discovers he has a surprising magical destiny in the debut entry of Rice's (An Oath of Brothers, 2014, etc.) YA secondary-world fantasy series. Read full book review >
WASP'S NEST by Gabriel Valjan
Released: Dec. 2, 2012

"Black is back and just as entertaining as ever."
Valjan's second novel in the Roma trilogy finds Alabaster Black, a covert government analyst, in Boston on the run from a mysterious assassin. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >