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text 2018-04-11 01:02
Reading progress update: I've read 136 out of 244 pages.
Operation Alcestis - Maggie Rennert

there are things I like about this book, there are things I don't like so much--I have no idea at this point what sort of rating I'm going to give it. it's an interesting way of doing things, I'll give it that.

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text 2018-04-10 15:01
Reading progress update: I've read 63 out of 244 pages.
Operation Alcestis - Maggie Rennert

in addition to this book providing a bizarre murder(?) plus repercussions, it seems I'm also being brought up to speed on the nature of "hippie" counter-culture movements emanating from students of universities in and around the Boston area in the mid-1970s, and responses to be expected from the various law-enforcement authorities...especially if a corpse appears. anyway--a strange, slightly off-putting, but nevertheless compelling old Mystery novel.

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text 2018-04-10 02:21
Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 244 pages.
Operation Alcestis - Maggie Rennert

the style has taken a bit of getting used to--I'm having flashbacks to the style of an author I haven't read in ages: Sarah Caudwell (which is weird, because of course Caudwell's books came after Maggie Rennert's, but I'm sort of doing things in reverse)--but now that I've had a few chapters of it, and the story has started to peep out from the wry quirky wordiness, I'm enjoying this. intriguing set-up to this Mystery, including the early arrest of what seems to be the wrong suspect. I also learned who poor Alcestis was...and what her story means to this story.

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text 2018-04-09 20:21
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 244 pages.
Operation Alcestis - Maggie Rennert

I forget why I'm reading this, um...oh no wait, it's on some Crime & Mystery list I have, you know the drill. hope it's good. hidden gems, hidden gems, bring me your hidden gems! books and emeralds, I take both, by the way...

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review 2018-02-18 00:00
Operation Hail Storm (Hail Series Book 1)
Operation Hail Storm (Hail Series Book 1... Operation Hail Storm (Hail Series Book 1) - Brett Arquette,Jim Gabler,Michael Picco I received a copy from the author.

First I shall admit to no finishing, this is not my usual genre to read but it sounded good and had many 5 star reviews.

Basically Marshall Hail, after the deaths of his family at the hands of terrorists decides to take the FBI most wanted list on. After killing a North Korean he attracts the CIA who want his help concerning a Russian arms dealer who was selling weapons to the guy Hail killed.

It stated out great, jumped right in and I thought great. state of the art drones getting ready to take the guy out. Nothing happened, for a few chapters. Talk about drawn out. I just got fed up of all the in depth weapon talk, don't get me wrong the was impressive. Clearly a well researched book.
Because I didn't finish the book all I can say is that it all the makings of a great thriller but it was just so long winded and too much time spent on describing the weapons.
I was expecting something similar to the Alex Hunter books by Greig Beck but wasn't to be.
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