Book Review: City of Savages by Lee Kelly

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Synopsis:

It has been nearly two decades since the breakout of the Third World War, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp ruled by island native Rolladin, who controls the city’s survivors with an iron fist. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the Central Park POW camp is the only home she’d ever want.

When strangers arrive in the park, carrying a shocking message, Sky and Phee discover there’s more to Manhattan—and their family—than either of them had imagined. As disturbing secrets about the island begin to surface, Sky and Phee have no choice but to break the rules to uncover the full truth of their long-shrouded history. When their search for answers erupts into violence, the girls must flee into Manhattan’s depths, where their quest for a better future will force them…

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SCARS RUN DEEP

Agent Nick Stone expects his latest mission to be a straightforward part of the fight against Osama Bin Laden’s network of terror.Despatched to Malaysia,all he needs to do is assassinate a suspicious biochemist.But there are complications.Not least the attractive woman he is working alongside.Target neutralised,Stone returns to the USA to find turmoil in his personal life.He is guardian to a teenage girl who is haunted by her traumatic past and attempting to numb it with a heavy drug dependency.Stone knows he is the only one who can help her but her scars run deeper than he thinks.Before long,the conspiracy he has uncovered unravels to reveal a doomsday threat against the populations of New York,London and Berlin.And Stone faces the ultimate trade-off: the life of someone he loves,against those of millions he doesn’t even know…

AUTHOR: ANDY MCNAB

TITLE: DARK WINTER

A KILLER’S TARGET

On the surface Shaye Townsend has little in common with Tanner.He’s a hard-edged big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle’s estate.She’s working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead.

When the suspicious death of Tanner’s uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together,tempers flare and sparks fly.While they have trouble seeing eye to eye,Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing:They need to uncover the truth.Combining their unique skills Shaye’s low-key approach and local connections and Tanner’s experience as a homicide detective the unlikely pair share long nights in the pursuit of justice.Before they know it,the friction they generate turns to heat,igniting a love neither ever expected to find.They believe passion this intense cannot last.But when Shaye becomes a killer’s target,Tanner realizes he’d give up anything to protect her including his life.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH LOWELL 

TITLE: DANGEROUS REFUGE 

 

ON THE SURGICAL TABLE

They called it “minor surgery,” but Nancy Greenly,Sean Berman and a dozen others,all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures were victims of the same inexplicable,hideous tragedy on the operating table.They never woke up.

Susan Wheeler is a third-year medical student working as a trainee at Boston Memorial Hospital.Two patients during her residency mysteriously go into comas immediately after their operations due to complications from anesthesia.Susan begins to investigate the causes behind both of these alarming comas and discovers the oxygen line in Operating Room 8 has been tampered with to induce carbon monoxide poisoning.Then Susan discovers the evil nature of the Jefferson Institute,an intensive care facility where patients are suspended from the ceiling and kept alive until they can be harvested for healthy organs.Is she a participant in or a victim of a large-scale black market dealing in human organs?

AUTHOR: ROBIN COOK 

TITLE: COMA 

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EMOTIONAL TORTURE

A lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make history.He’s going to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch.When he makes this announcement online,he expects pity,insults,or possibly sheer indifference.Instead,his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan.But as their dark encouragement grows,a few voices begin to offer genuine support and Butter starts to have doubts.His suicidal threat brought his newfound popularity and a taste of what life could hold for him,but can he live with the fallout if he decides not to go through with his plan?

AUTHOR: ERIN JADE LANGE 

TITLE: BUTTER 

NO SIDES- ONLY SURVIVORS

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest.But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust-and arrives too late.His friend is dead and buried.Years before,Eddie Gamboa had saved Court’s life.Now,Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down.And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.But in this war,there are no sides- only survivors…

AUTHOR: MARK GREANEY 

TITLE: BALLISTIC 

WHEN EVERYONE BECOMES A TARGET

While filming a documentary,the President’s brother is captured deep within the Amazon Rainforest by a Colombian cartel.The President calls the one person who has the underground criminal contacts needed to fight this type of vicious enemy.FBI agent,Nick Bracco.Once again Nick relies on his mafia-linked cousin Tommy to help with the operation.When Tommy recruits an assassin to join the rescue team,the roller coaster comes off the track and everyone becomes a target.

AUTHOR: GARY PONZO 

TITLE: A TOUCH OF MALICE