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Wed May 24, 2017, 11:22 AM

26. Got a few going

Almost done with Nest by Terry Goodkind. Just in case you were getting just a bit complacent that people are fundamentally kind and decent. They aren't. Also, a primer on the darknet. Keep thinking I'll put it down, but I want to see where it's going.

Just started The Twenty-three by Linwood Barclay, the fourth in the Promise Falls series. I don't remember if I read the first book in the series, though I did read The Promise. Lots of story lines to keep track of, but he's a good writer and a good story teller. The likeable characters are likeable, and the not so likeable ones are appalling. Once I finish Nest, I'll get rolling faster on this one.

Listening to the latest from Jo Nesbo, The Thirst. So far, so good.

Just finished listening to To Kingdom Come, second in a series by Will Thomas, about a 19th century - books take place in 1884 - private detective, Cyrus Barker, told by his own Watson, 22-year-old Welshman, Thomas Llewellyn. Excellent narrator, clever (enough) story lines. The author incorporates a number of figures in the books who eventually become prominent in their real lives into the 20th century.

Also listened last week to the latest Lincoln Rhyme from Jeffery Deaver, The Burial Hour. The book devolved from a possible murder mystery (mainly kidnappings) to a spy story. I don't like spy stories. So that was disappointing. But he introduced a new character, an Italian forestry-type cop who gets swept into the investigation. I don't know if we'll see this character again, since this book took place mostly in Italy. Which is too bad, because this character was the main appeal of the book.

Another recent listen, The Golden Prey, by John Sandford. It's funny. While the Lincoln Rhyme novels are getting a little long in the tooth in my view, I can read and listen to John Sandford as much now as in his early days.

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