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    What? Everyone is having so much fun in the sun no one has time to read a book on the beach?
    Well, I just finished some WONDERFUL books
    First a book by Andrew Gross called " Everything to Lose." Great book!
    Then I read " Missing You " by Harlan Coben! Again a great read!
    Then I read " Field of Prey " by John Sandford. A great read!
    The last one is the best one! " The Kill Switch " by James Rollins, Grant Blackwood!
    A few posts back I was trying to find out who this author was. No one seemed to know! I swear I LOVE READING THIS GUY'S BOOKS! They take you on a world tour and there is always a truth they are based on! This one was so intriguing ,because it was scary true, very feasible about bioterrorism. His previous books have all been Intriguing, he always bases the premise on truth. The characters became more and more interesting with each book. Plus it is based somewhat on the gov't s special group called SigmaForce. This time there is a whole new dimension! The main character has a beloved companion, Kane, his military war dog! How fascinating this book was. I looked at it Nd thought, yikes I will never get through that on time! Instead I could t put it down! I finished it in record time! I'd rather read a book like that instead of sleep! What a fascinating experience! Everyone would love this book for some reason they could relate to! WOW! And even more exciting there are more to come says the author.
    Mydave, I think you would really enjoy this book. So many twists and turns, so much to learn about other countries in a way you would never be privy to without living there for years. Even then you probably wouldn't be privy to this info.
    So, mydave, I challenge you to read this book and tell me what you think! It is comparable to Preston/Child in my opinion! I would love to hear anyone's thoughts on this book! I am so very glad I have always enjoyed reading, it just seems to get better and better with every book I read! Thanks for creating this thread! I love it!
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    Hey Squib,:)

    We live right by beaches so we enjoy the beaches almost daily. Most of the times though, we would do some fishing for the fun of it. Nothing, I meant NOTHING, as thrilling as getting, fighting and finally pulling in a nice fish. One of the reasons that I love Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea' so much. I even visited his residence in Key West.

    Anyway, I think that the books you mentioned sound familiar to me. James Rollins is a great writer. He also wrote the last Indiana Jones book. I haven't read any of his books, yet.

    A couple of reasons:

    . After reading so many great books, I was . . . scared to read another book, from someone else, in fear of being dis-appointed. I wonder if it was just me. Not too long ago I went thru that feeling, bad, with Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. I did not even finish but a dozen pages, then dumped it. I tried the ' ... in death' that many loved, I could not find the urge to read on. The story may be great, but the environment is . . . years from now. :rolleyes:

    . Currently, I am reading 'Invisible' by James Patterson. It appears to be fine. Started last week, and a few pages a day. Hope that it gets good soon.;)

    Anyway, I do have " The Kill Switch " by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood! I will read it next. Hope that you are right or I would come back and blame you. :)

    Edit: Just finish 'Invisible'. Average plus a bit of exaggeration on the serial killer. No one would be that good and that devious at crimes. Oh well, it is fictional ;).
    So, I am ready to read that "The Kill Switch " on my iPad.
    Will feedback. :)
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    Hey Dave,
    I agree and understand how you feel about the books you mention. I truly believe the In Death series is really a woman's book series's to read. I LOVE James Patterson, I haven't found a book of his I didn't like.
    James Rollins will NOT disappoint you! I am sure of it! I had no idea he wrote the Indian Jones! Wow! His new series is about the war dog Kane, so if you want to begin what I consider a new series and you already have it. Well I can't wait to hear what you think.
    I went commercial fishing for a year. Once when we were anchored, I decided to jig for a fish! I consider it one of the worst memories of my life. When the fish got on the hook I completely freaked! All I could think of was the pain it was causing the fish. I gave the line to one of the guys and asked him to bring it up and let it go. Unfortunately it was a great catch and he clubbed it to death! I still get the shivers remembering that!
    I didn't mind the gill netting so much, but i knew at 23 yrs old I would NEVER want to catch another fish myself for the rest of my life.
    I glad you enjoy it though!
    Diane.
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    Hi there,:)

    Good recommendation on the 'Skill Switch'. It is quite enjoyable. My thought is that he knows how to capture readers from the beginning. Many writers failed on that crucial technique. He came up with the new subject of LUNA and the great shepherd Kane that understands complex instructions. Kudos for that and for the writing style. I do find that it is hard to share the escape plot out of Russia. Four people (one of them is a mole) and a dog against the most powerful agencies. Come on :( . But again, it is fictional and he has to reach so many pages and words for the book. Nevertheless, he is a great writer and researcher.;)

    I'm going to read his Sigma Force series next. He recently got a $15M deal for the next four books in the series. So, if they are good, I'd have 10 plus 4 more to read.:)

    By the way, he was commissioned to write only the last Indiana Jones book, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    As for fishing, perhaps you are to read the following articles. Do fishes feel pain ? Perhaps not:

    http://www.weather.com/news/fish-feelings-20130114
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9797948/Fish-cannot-feel-pain-say-scientists.html
    http://phys.org/news/2013-08-fish-pain.html

    The circle hook. A great tool for catch and release:

    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries...ch-and-release/circle-hooks-benefits-and-tips
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_hook

    So let's go fishing . . . :)
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    Sorry, Dave, no can do!! That one experience has traumatized me for life!
    Did you happen to read the facts r fun page where Johanna and both expound on the pain plants feel when they are crushed or cut!?
    If plants can scream, so can fish!
    I would much rather read about your fishing experiences! As long as it is catch and release and NO BLOOD from the fish HOOK!
    Thanks for such a great insight into this author's way of writing. I have ordered the sequel to the KILL SWITCH already!
    His books remind of Preston /Child . Did I already ask you if you read TWO GRAVES?:)
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    "Let there be light" and Primordial Light, the three Kings of Bethlehem and M-State Gold, Middle Ages and the Church, Myth and Science. All were mixed, tossed and tumbled in the Sigma Force #2, Map of Bones. There were ancient knowledge's that exceed all current sciences and who ever get them could dominate the world. Some very powerful groups determined to unlock and obtain such knowledge's. They have all the means to do so. They were close, very very close. The world is doomed . . . But . . . here comes our beloved Sigma team . . . It is a great read.:)

    I'm on the third book of the series, Black Order. This time, it is the Quantum and Relative theories from the legendary German engineering from WW II. Another great one to read.:)

    Hello Diane, sorry for late responding. Perhaps we should not get into the discussion of fishes and plants. I still have to prune our plants and pull the weeds now and then ;). I read most, if not all of Preston/Child works, including 'Two Graves'. Do you know that you could use this website http://www.literature-map.com/ to find your favorite author and others who have similar writing styles ?

    Cheers,
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    Just finished reading John Scalzi's new book "Lock In."

    Very good science fiction - and a detective story to boot. Highly recommend.

    Marilyn
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    Now you can nominate it for the Hugo Award next year.
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    Heh. Forgot about that!

    And yes, it is a contender ... though I read a LOT of science fiction in a year. We'll see.

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