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Currently Reading - Fireplay, Steve P. Vincent

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Second in the Jack Emery series, I'm having a bit of a binge :)

From the Blurb:

A chance lightning strike. A reporter in the right place. A scandal that will rock America.

Journalist Jack Emery has seen it all. Embedded for the New York Standard with the 8th Marine Regiment in the heart of Afghanistan, he has covered everything from firefights to the opening of new schools. But nothing has prepared Jack for the story that is about to explode right in front of him.

Currently Reading - The Foundation, Steve P. Vincent

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There are a lot of books I should be reading right now, but this one shouted loudest.

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He who holds the pen holds the power.

When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war.

Currently Reading - Something is Rotten, Adam Sarafis

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Started this on the weekend, new book from the collaboration of Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury.

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When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade Amaro, refuses to believe it is suicide. She seeks help from Sam Hallberg, a former government advisor on terrorism, now working as a mechanic.

Currently Reading - The Glass Kingdom, Chris Flynn

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Another one from the weekend's reading.

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In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Ben and his sidekick, Mikey, run the Target Ball stand in a ramshackle carnival travelling up the east coast. Ben is trying to put his time in the army behind him and make some money. Mikey—AKA Mekong Delta, Fremantle’s answer to Fifty Cent—wants to work on his flow and impress girls.

Currently Reading - The Exit, Helen Fitzgerald

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It looks like in order to get a reasonable number of books read, you also need to have a very busy weekend. It felt a bit like Spencer Street Station here this weekend which you'd normally think not conducive to much reading - but got a lot done. Must of been sitting down waiting for the next group to drop in :)

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Some people love goodbyes...

Currently Reading - Drowned Vanilla, Livia Day

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Look I know I shouldn't like these books - they should be the sort of thing I run a mile from. And yet....

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It’s the beginning of a hot, hot summer in Hobart. Tabitha Darling is in love with the wrong man, and determined to perfect the art of ice cream. Playing amateur detective again is definitely not on the cards—not even when her friends try to lure her into an arty film noir project in the historical town of Flynn.

Currently Reading - ALREADY DEAD, Jaye Ford

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Another book from the weekend's reading pile.

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Miranda shrank away from him, arm pressed to the driver's door. ‘What's your name?' ‘I'm already dead. That's my name now. That's what they called me. I'm Already Dead.'

Journalist Miranda Jack is finally attempting to move on from the death of her husband by relocating up the coast with her young daughter, Zoe. Then a single event changes everything.

On a Monday afternoon as she waits at traffic lights, a stranger jumps into her car and points a gun at her chest.

Currently Reading - Can You Keep a Secret? Caroline Overington

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First of my weekend's reading.

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'Why do some people decide to get married when everyone around them would seem to agree that marriage, at least for the two people in question, is a terrifically bad idea?'

Currently Reading - High Beam, sj brown

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Head down catching up with some of the books I've had here for too long and contributing to my quest for the Neddies 2015 Best First Crime entries.

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Something is very rotten in the state of Tasmania.

Brad Finch, the marquee player of the Tassie Devils Football Club, is the victim at the heart of a new murder mystery. Intense media interest, interfering superior officers and corrupt business interests all threaten to derail the homicide investigation conducted by the Serious Crimes Squad.

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