Sunday, February 7, 2010

Review: Eminent Murder

Eminent Murder Eminent Murder by Joe Crain

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was surprised to read a book by a new author that is comparable to the suspense works of John Grisham involving the work of lawyers in solving crimes. Joe Crain’s “Eminent Murder” novel captured me in the very first chapter. The story takes place in a small Texas town where three men, bullies in their youth, grow up to become ruthless power brokers. With intimidation and blackmail, nothing seems impossible for furthering their political and financial ambitions. Clay Longley returns to his hometown to find his childhood sweetheart married to one of the erstwhile bullies. When they attempt to take away the ranch of his parents to build a Golf resort complex, he fights back. The legal battle becomes nasty and revenge evolves into multiple murders. In the ongoing fight for justice, a Texas Ranger and former school friend of Clay becomes involved. Are the Sheriff’s department, city council and District Attorney’s office engaged in a cover up? Is justice possible in the face of these power brokers? Intrigue, suspense, twists and turns leave the reader spellbound. This is the kind of book that you read non-stop. Joe Crain has proven himself a first class writer. I highly recommend this book and give it a 5-Star rating.

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Book Review: Shaman Circus

Shaman Circus Shaman Circus by Gail Gray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Katrina disaster brings kindred spirits together in a story steeped in occult mysticism. In an environment shattered by natural disasters, the fractured lives of people search for meaning. Their struggle is not only with the physical, but spiritual. A mix of educated personalities and people of the street participate in thought provoking occult rituals. Personal relationships are altered as they seek understanding of who they are. Is shamanism the answer? Can relationships survive personal change?Gail Gray has proven herself as a good author. For readers who are interested in the paranormal, they will enjoy this book.

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