Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. In order to get some consistency to my posting I thought I’d jump on board this great idea. As a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I love talking about my books and finding out what others are reading. Having been a long time reader of multiple blogs where the ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ post is prevalent, I thought it a natural progression I’d add to the mix.

Avenger (Intrepid #3)AVENGER (Intrepid #3) by Chris Allen

Alex Morgan is back and he isn't playing by the rules.

Policeman, soldier and spy for INTREPID, black ops agent Alex Morgan is hunting the Night Witch—the head of a shadowy criminal empire spanning the four corners of the globe and connected to Chinese triads, corrupt cops, and the Russian mafia.

When Morgan's sent to China to shadow INTREPID's newest agent, Elizabeth Reigns, he soon discovers she's been sold out and the triads are after their pound of flesh.

With Reigns in his corner, Morgan must find a way through a complex labyrinth of scattered connections and corporate takeovers to find the real Night Witch, and crush an empire built on trading in human life. But there's only one problem. To achieve his objective Morgan must confront an enemy he thought was already dead and buried. Will Morgan have what it takes to survive?


The Killing Of The Tinkers (Jack Taylor, #2)
THE KILLING OF THE TINKERS (Jack Taylor #2) by Ken Bruen (re-read)

When Jack Taylor blew town at the end of "The Guards" his alcoholism was a distant memory and sober dreams of a new life in London were shining in his eyes. In the opening pages of "The Killing of the Tinkers," Jack's back in Galway a year later with a new leather jacket on his back, a pack of smokes in his pocket, a few grams of coke in his waistband, and a pint of Guinness on his mind. So much for new beginnings. 

Before long he's sunk into his old patterns, lifting his head from the bar only every few days, appraising his surroundings for mere minutes and then descending deep into the alcoholic, drug-induced fugue he prefers to the real world. But a big gypsy walks into the bar one day during a moment of Jack's clarity and changes all that with a simple request. Jack knows the look in this man's eyes, a look of hopelessness mixed with resolve topped off with a quietly simmering rage; he's seen it in the mirror. Recognizing a kindred soul, Jack agrees to help him, knowing but not admitting that getting involved is going to lead to more bad than good. 


But in Jack Taylor's world bad and good are part and parcel of the same lost cause, and besides, no one ever accused Jack of having good sense.

14 comments:

  1. That Intrepid series sounds very cool - I'll have to check it out.

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    1. This is the third book and I'm glad to say they are all pretty good.

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  2. I like the sound of Killing of the Tinkers.

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    1. This is my second time reading it and it's still just as good as the first time.

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  3. Oooh your reads sound really exciting! The titles and the covers are very intriguing. I hope you enjoy them!

    Brooke at http://www.brookeblogs.com

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  4. I read the first book of the Intrepid series which I enjoyed :)
    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  5. This meme is a great way of getting your head around the books you are reading and how you're currently doing on them! I have never read one of the 'Intrepid' books but I have a friend who absolutely loves them and won't stop raving about them! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great week!
    My Monday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Hi Juli, thanks for the comment. Happy reading.

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  6. These both look like titles my husband might enjoy...I'm going to have to check them out!

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    1. They're quite different from one another but both very good.

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