Sunday, July 10, 2011

Quartet of library books

Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt - pretty cute little murder mystery about a soldier-turned-thief (I know, weird premise) who survives on the streets with his former K-9 partner, until he witnesses a murder.  It's written in an easy, friendly style, and is a great beach read.  Not too deep, fun, and dogs.  Thumbs Up.

The Search by Nora Roberts - survivor of a serial killer moves to an island in the US Northeast and makes a living training dogs, for regular owners and for search and rescue teams.  Then, even though the killer is in prison, girls start getting killed using the same signature.  MUCH of the book is taken up with dog training lessons, and I found it interesting, personally.  Such lessons are applicable to my nine-month-old grandson, as well.  lol  It was a good murder mystery, with not many surprises, with an interesting romantic couple as the main characters.  Thumbs Up.

Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb - another Eve Dallas book, which starts with Eve and Roark on vacation in Ireland, visiting his family.  Of course, there's a murder, and Eve is involved peripherally.  But wait until she gets home!  I really like the In Death series, and have found only a few that did not live up to my expectations.  This one does.  Thumbs Up.

Beyond 2012: The Omega Point by Whitley Streiber.  An interesting take on "post-apocalypse" life as it relates to predicted events in Revelations, or what I remember of Revelations.  The concepts are good, with an enjoyable writing style, though there were a few bits that dragged a wee bit.  There are thirty pages of author's note, which I did not get to finish because the book was due, but I skimmed it thoughtfully and found some really cool information/theories/hypotheses.  Thumbs Up.

Dog Tags
The Search
Indulgence in Death
The Omega PointThe Omega Point 
The Search