Framing the Dialogue

Archive for November, 2014

Joe Trojan

I only provided this image to represent the scoundrel that was Joe Kennedy.  The quotes are from the book referenced in the post and not from this book which I have not read.

I only provided this image to represent the scoundrel that was Joe Kennedy. The quotes in this post are from the book referenced in the post and not from Sins of the Father, a book which I have not read.

I just finished reviewing a very interesting book about the “secret war” during World War II.  A striking theme was how President Franklin Roosevelt struggled to provide as much help as possible to Great Britain before the United States was dragged into the war.  I think there is a general acceptance that the world had no idea of the brutality of Hitler’s Nazi horde. A Man Called Intrepid pretty much puts that myth to rest.  The world KNEW…politicians KNEW…industrialists KNEW…anyone in any position of power KNEW or refused to accept the facts.  Many of these “people” actively tried to help the Nazis or at least prevent other from stopping their quest for world domination.

A Man Called Intrepid

intrepid“We’re still evolving democratic societies.  If we want to continue this natural growth, we can’t ignore ideological enemies who want to stunt it – or destroy it.  By working through our own democratic institutions, they can disarm us.  the campaigns against Western intelligence agencies are fought often with unwitting help from our own citizens, honestly outraged by the excesses of huge sealed organizations with unaccountable budgets.  The disclosed failures of these agencies are widely publicized.  Their achievements have to be kept secret – or they cease to be effective…better to lose a battle than lose a secret that might win a war.”

Heat Rises

heat risesAn early morning Winter call brings Nikki Heat to a seedy address where she is confronted with a murder victim in an unusual position and place considering his profession.  In the third novel in the Nikki Heat mysteries, Heat Rises , her investigation is complicated by some potential good news in the career front, conflict with someone she respects, and danger.  There’s always danger only not all of the danger is from the “criminal”  element.  This tome does include a bit of a cliff hanger, but it does not take away from the story.