Tag Archives: Futuristic

Fast Learner

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The Young Detective cover     Mark Josephson is the youngest person to ever make Detective on the Capital City Police Force. But, then again, he had the best mentor, Inspector Thomas Sullivan. What makes him tick? What is his story? Is he as hardnosed as Sully?

Sivils’ third novella in The Capital City Characters series, The Young Detective gives us insight into who Josephson really is. As much as he tries to emulate Sully, he still has a lot to learn. When Sully is off-world Josephson must put his skills to the test.

Another engaging, fast read from the Inspector Thomas Sullivan series spinoff.

5 out of 5 stars.

Where The Whiskey Drowns

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Friends in Low Places cover     Joe Maynard runs the restaurant/bar that Inspector Thomas Sullivan takes his meals. But who is he really? What’s his story? Joe won’t tell you.

Sivils’ first novella in the Capital City Characters series, Friends In Low Places provides you with a look into how Joe came to Beta Prime and subsequently established Joe’s Place. He’s got a past that he’d rather keep there.

After reading the Inspector Thomas Sullivan series it was nice to get the backstory on one of the supporting characters. While Joe’s Place plays an important role in the series, Joe himself is mostly quiet and unassuming until he isn’t.

5 out of 5 stars.

A Paradise Built Upon Lies

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The Price of a Lie cover     Thomas Sullivan has been asked to solve the death of a very wealthy man’s son. The remote location has Father Nathan unnerved. Sarah is the most scared she has ever been. Everything about the case screams ‘don’t take it!’ And for that very reason, Sully does.

Sivils’ latest novel in the Inspector Thomas Sullivan Thriller series, The Price Of A Lie is a study of mixed emotions. Father Nathan confronts his past. Sarah’s memories are rekindled. Sully just wants to find the truth.

P-42686 has the reputation of being the best place in the universe to work. So much so that workers rarely leave. The adage ‘what seems too good to be true usually is’ fits P-42686 to a t. Find out what has everyone on edge and see more depth to our favorite characters.

5 out of 5 stars.

Human Trafficking Knows No Limit

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Dangerous is the Game cover     Thomas Sullivan goes undercover. He uses his expertise as an inspector to help conceal and enhance his new persona. Human trafficking is one of the most despicable crimes there is. The assignment seems straightforward yet is anything but.

Sivils’ third prequel to the Inspector Thomas Sullivan Thriller series, Danger Is The Game follows Sully when he is at his lowest of lows. He quickly becomes enmeshed with the most depraved of society. The more he sees the angrier he becomes. An angry Sully is a dangerous Sully.

Tackling human trafficking on a galaxy-wide scale is not for the faint of heart. We see the best and worst of Sully as a result.

5 out of 5 stars.

Who is Sully?

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     Who is Thomas Sullivan, and how did he get to where he is today? An explosion, a dead prince, a cover-up, and a set of triplets. What could be more intriguing?

Sivils’ prequel to the Inspector Thomas Sullivan Thriller series, What Doesn’t Kill shows us a bitter and drifting Sully. The universe is against him at every turn. He believes in swift justice and is incorruptible. Those traits don’t make him very popular with officials or criminals.

Being at the wrong place at the right time puts Sully in the middle of a crime as it happens. His training immediately kicks in, and he takes control of the scene. He is like a tenacious alligator that won’t let anything go. His one moment of hesitation will haunt him forever.

5 out of 5 stars.

Can America Be Saved?

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Rick Johnson is the Sheriff of the small town of Resurrection, Colorado. On the day of the annual Fall Festival the town and all its visitors are put under quarantine by the government. A weaponized virus has been unleashed and the town is now under martial law. Sheriff Johnson has reason to think there is more going on than the town has been lead to believe.

Gunhus’ conspiracy novel, Resurrection America, spins a futuristic, sci-fi nightmare complete with a megalomaniac hellbent on saving America. The dynamics between the Sheriff and the antagonist are complex. There is so much deception happening that at times it is hard to tell what is real.

While this is a very good story, I felt that it almost jumped the shark when the real purpose behind the quarantine was revealed. It was as if another story highjacked the original one. My mind had to quickly shift gears from government conspiracy to high tech sci-fi.

4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

This book will be available in June 2017.

A Scavenger’s Life

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Papa Bear has taken on as his charge a young girl. He has sworn to protect her no matter what. In this post-apocalyptic, radioactive wasteland there is little one can do to survive. They are scavengers and opportunists. When a seemingly impossible bounty presents itself, will these two live to collect it in this ever-violent world?

Turner’s first novel in the Survival series, Wasteland Fairytale, paints a harsh picture of the world after nuclear fallout. It’s kill or be killed especially when there is a young female involved. This steampunk tale features a dystopian society with multiple layers of haves and have nots. No one is happy and everyone is just trying to live another day. The dynamics between Papa Bear and the girl were a little on the almost creepy side.

Overall, it was a good story with a fresh take on the survival of mankind. It is well written and captivating. It will be interesting to see how the tale plays out in the next installment.

4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.