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Old 01-26-2017, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I had never heard of him. The first book came across my kindle feed. I signed up for Amazon Prime just so I could keep reading this series for free. LOL

I guarantee you will like the characters (the good guys).
I'm a fan of post-apoc books and there is another author who wrote a series that you may like as well.
I'll get my list of fav PA writers and post it in a few days. I think you will be busy with Sam's books for a while.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Escape & evade

The old man / Thomas Perry, 1947-, c2017, The Mysterious Press


Subjects
  • Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
  • Widowers -- Fiction.
  • Retirees -- Vermont -- Fiction.
  • Vermont -- Fiction.
Summary
  • To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.
Length 337 pages

A good story - lots of tradecraft. Mrs. SW recommended - apparently this author is famous for leaving some loose ends.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I just finished Arctic Dreams by Barry López. I am deciding between finishing Peloponnesian Wars by Thucydides and reading Future Shock by Alvin Tofler. Any advice?
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished Arctic Dreams by Barry López. I am deciding between finishing Peloponnesian Wars by Thucydides and reading Future Shock by Alvin Tofler. Any advice?


I found Future Shock to be very thought provoking. I read it in the 70s. Pardon the pun but Tofler was before his time.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard.

I need to go on an adventure.
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default For whom the bell tolls

Pacific glory / P.T. Deutermann, 1941- , c2011, St. Martin's Press.


Subjects
  • United States. -- Navy -- Fiction.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Fiction.
Summary
  • A thrilling, multilayered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war.
Length
  • vii, 389 pages ;
Excellent historical fiction. Deutermann conveys a sense of what it was like to be there - he has a slew of fiction to his credit, including military fiction.
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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The Whistler. John Grisham. Hasn't grabbed me yet.
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Zero K by Don DeLillo.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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Killing Reagan
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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I havent been reading through the week much - but this morning made time to return to The Whole Town's Talking (Fannie Flagg) and I have to say- I AM ENJOYING IT SO MUCH that I am now savoring it.
Truly.
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