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Gary Presley, Book Reviewer

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Speed the Dawn

by Gary Presley

In Philip Donlay’s Speed the Dawn, a plausible catastrophe hits California, triggering a lightning pace of events. Billionaire philanthropist Donovan Nash has assembled the best scientific minds to tackle Earth’s environmental... Read More

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Guerilla Bride

by Gary Presley

Anyone fascinated by nineteenth-century American history and the westward expansion will enjoy Guerilla Bride. J. J. Zerr’s "Guerilla Bride" is a historical adventure headed by a complicated young man; it is reminiscent of Huck Finn,... Read More

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Wild Blue Ponders

by Gary Presley

These are thoroughly American tales—individualistic, friendly, and direct. With Wild Blue Ponders, Max Blue skillfully combines elements from his previous novels to deliver a new, chronological work about young American men and women... Read More

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High Desert High

by Gary Presley

"High Desert High" hews closer to perceived reality than many metaphysical journeys, giving it broad appeal. In Steven Schindler’s thoughtful and sometimes trippy "High Desert High", Paul Santo, retired New York City police lieutenant,... Read More

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Mickey Maux Muddles a Murder

by Gary Presley

Fast moving and often fun, "Mickey Maux Muddles a Murder" is a puzzler that pleases. Philip Emma’s quirky mystery novel "Mickey Maux Muddles a Murder" follows a private detective as he investigates a double murder in his quiet... Read More

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Dead Deal

by Gary Presley

This quick mystery holds closely to its classic underlying thesis: money can be poison in the wrong hands. In W. J. Evans’s zippy contemporary mystery "Dead Deal", the United States economy has hit a down cycle and the real estate... Read More

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Heaven's Crooked Finger

by Gary Presley

With his surprising new work of hillbilly noir, Hank Early has established a solid foundation for a new crime series. With Heaven’s Crooked Finger, Hank Early uses a mystery as a vehicle to dissect fundamentalist religiosity and... Read More

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