Archive for February 5th, 2015

Moscow Bound


Moscow Bound by Adrian Churchward

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Ekaterina Romanova, the estranged wife of Russia’s wealthiest oligarch Konstantin Gravchenko, asks Scott Mitchell, an idealistic young English human rights lawyer who is being intimidated by the authorities, to find the father she’s never met. She believes he’s been languishing for decades without trial in the Gulag system. Meanwhile, General Pravda of military intelligence, though an advocate of transparency, is determined to protect a covert operation that he’s been running for years. General Pravda hinders Ekaterina and Scott at every turn and lawyer and client are forced to go on the run for a murder they didn’t commit. As they descend into the Hades that is the world of international realpolitik Scott is compelled to reconsider his own values, and Pravda’s life’s work disintegrates, when Scott uncovers a 50 year-old Cold War secret, which both the Russian and US governments are still trying to hide from the public domain.

Scott Mitchell has just won a case against the Russian military. Needless to say he has made a name for himself but he has not made many friends. Ekaterina Romanova is on the hunt for her missing father and she turns to Scott to find him. But every where they turn they run into trouble.

General Pravada was assigned the task of watching over some men years prior and has learned the Scott and Ekaterina are interested in one of those men. So, he tries his best to detour them from finding him. But he starts questioning his job when secrets start coming out.

This is an interesting book. I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in the story, especially with that prologue. This book is so detail oriented I felt right there along with Scott and Ekaterina trying to find her dad. I like the dynamics on the search. Ekaterina has more information than what she is giving Scott but it’s like pulling teeth to get it. And Scott, after his legal battle with the military you would think that he would know now to trust any of them.

I admit that I don’t really read that many stories along the line of this book but I’m really glad that I did. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. This is a great, fast paced book with lots of twists and turns. I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

For more information on Moscow Bound or to purchase it, be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Adrian Churchward’s website.

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Ark Storm


Ark Storm by Linda Davies

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) The Ark Storm is coming—a catastrophic weather event that will unleash massive floods and wreak more damage on California than the feared “Big One.” One man wants to profit from it. Another wants to harness it to wage jihad on American soil. One woman stands in their way: Dr. Gwen Boudain, a brave and brilliant meteorologist.

When Boudain notices that her climate readings are off the charts, she turns to Gabriel Messenger for research funding. Messenger’s company is working on a program that ionizes water molecules to bring rain on command. Meanwhile, Wall Street suits notice that someone is placing six-month bets on the prospect of an utter apocalypse and begin to investigate. Standing in the shadows is journalist Dan Jacobsen, a former Navy SEAL. War hardened, cynical, and handsome, Jacobsen is a man with his own hidden agenda.

Linda Davies’s Ark Storm brings together the worlds of finance, scientific innovation, and terrorism in a fast-paced thrill ride that will leave readers gasping.

Gwen Boudain has developed weather tracking software and has reached out to Gabriel Messenger for funding to help her software expand. But Gabriel has a creation of his own. He has used Gwen’s software to create rain or even prevent rain in selected areas. This has the potential to help out areas in need or the ability to be used for a weapon. And that is exactly what is happening.

Gwen has been followed and her weather software is about to be stolen by a man that wants to use it to destroy America. Gwen then teams up with ex-Navy Seal turned reporter Dan Jacobson to hunt down the terrorist and stop the destruction to come.

I really enjoy Gwen as a lead female character. She is well written as strong yet having trouble in her past that she is working over. The story is well written with the development as the main focus. You don’t even really get into the fear of the storm happening until later in the book. I love the science behind it that just made this even more believable.

There is so much going on in this story that you can’t put it down. I love how it was written and now I want to read more of Linda Davies stories. Make sure to put this one on your TBR list.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Linda Davis’ website to purchase Ark Storm or for more information on her other books.

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