Framing the Dialogue

Archive for July, 2015

Code Of Conduct

code of conductOne of the happy parts of summer is that I know that I’ll get to experience a new Scot Harvath book.  In Code of Conduct the United States and Israel are independently following leads to unravel a mysterious plot that seems to have roots in the Congo where a terrible act was perpetrated at a medical clinic.  The act was so brutal and suspicious that Scot Harvath was tasked to conduct a reconnaissance mission.

The Nightingale

nightengale“What we all demand of each other – or, hope for, at any rate – is two days.  Two Days?  If you are captured and…questioned.  Try to say nothing for two days.  That gives us time to disappear.  Two days…that’s not so long.  You are so young.”

In The Nightingale is set in France during the Nazi occupation in World War II where a dysfunctional family is torn apart not just from the effects of this war, but from the survivors of World War I.  Both Vianne and Isabelle have had to survive a father who wouldn’t be their father after their mother died.  The sisters dealt with this abandonment in different ways, but their paths kept crossing and not always in good ways.  The dangers of the Nazi occupation are compounded as they are pulled into a desire to not only survive, but save others.

The English Spy

english spyBy my rough count The English Spy is my eighteenth Gabriel Allon thriller.  Author Daniel Silva has, in my opinion, done it yet again and I have enjoyed every one of the eighteen.  I usually give my opinion about the book at the end of my review, but I really need to thank Mr. Silva for the pleasure of reading his books over the years.  It’s gotten to the point where I mark in my calendar when a new novel is scheduled for release and do what I can to get it on the day of release and often put down whatever book I am reading to delve in.  I know I’ll lose sleep and the book won’t last long, but I’ll enjoy every minute.  Thank you very much Mr. Silva.

Morgue Drawer Four

morgue drawer“Hauled off – where to?  I suddenly wondered, feeling panic take over.  How the hell am I supposed to find my way back into my body if I don’t know where it is?  You can imagine my horror.  So I whooshed over behind the two figures who had just loaded the casket containing by body…”

Morgue Drawer Four I guess can best be described as Ghost without the very attractive Demi and Patrick and way less pottery.  Authors Jutta Profijt and Erik Macki introduce us to a less than savory “hero”, Sascha “Pascha” Lerchenberg, who is also the victim or at least the focal victim.  Pascha enlists the help of a less than enthusiastic medical examiner to help find his murderer…if he was actually murdered.  Pascha is basically the type of person who is a drag on society and doesn’t know it.