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The Pact

by Gary Presley

This historical novel is perfectly relevant in this period of international instability. Amanda West Lewis’s "The Pact" is intriguing historical fiction from the memorable point of view of a German boy who comes of age during World War... Read More

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Arizona Moon

by Gary Presley

The novel’s beating heart is the power, scope, and ramifications of duty, loyalty, and brotherhood. In his intense and empathetic "Arizona Moon", J. M. Graham draws upon his own Vietnam War experiences. Corporal “Reach” Strader... Read More

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Figlio di Cassino

by Gary Presley

Ward’s "Figlio di Cassino", with its indomitable young hero, creates an intense appreciation for the human spirit. With "Figlio di Cassino", Ward solidly sketches the tragic years of World War II—and the hardship and deprivation that... Read More

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Lying to Children

by Gary Presley

This is an amusing reminder that there is plenty of hardship in raising children, but there is good fun in it, too. Alex Shahla’s "Lying to Children" is a work of connected, humorous fictional anecdotes, some affectionately... Read More

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Vlad Moranski

by Gary Presley

This is an enjoyable comedy with a message: success spoils. Samanski’s rollicking Vlad Moranski: A Piece of Work follows Vlad, a small-time thief, grifter, and fumbling gambler, as he plagiarizes his brother’s life experiences into a... Read More

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The Adjustment League

by Gary Presley

"The Adjustment League" is both a literary tour de force and a deft psychological thriller. Mike Barnes’s "The Adjustment League" weaves together elements of a psychological drama and a noir thriller as it follows a nameless man who... Read More

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Framed

by Gary Presley

Robert Wangard’s "Framed" has elements of a classic crime novel, including an engrossing and surprising story line. In Robert Wangard’s fun, fast, and entertaining mystery novel "Framed", onetime hotshot Chicago lawyer Pete Thorsen... Read More

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Guy Novel

by Gary Presley

The adventure in this passionate love story, set off with wry humor, is certain to appeal to the James Bond spy thriller audience. Michael Ryan’s "Guy Novel" is a love story that a guy’s guy can buy into, in which the girl at the... Read More

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