Friday, July 23, 2010

Rules of Deception

Hallelujah!  I finally finished this book.  It was pretty good but contained just too much complicated political intrigue for my taste. 

Jonathan Ransom is a doctor working for Doctors Without Borders.  His wife Emma is the director of that program.  On a hiking vacation in the Alps, she falls into a crevasse and dies.  Shortly thereafter Jonathan receives a package addressed to his wife and he realizes she wasn't who she appeared to be.

His quest to unravel her past involves him in an international plot involving Israel, Iran, Switzerland, the U.S., and nuclear bombs.

I liked the parts with Jonathan but got bogged down in the technical parts.

This is the first book of a trilogy.  Will I read the others?  Doubtful, but you never know.

I'm of to Florida tomorrow to visit my mom who is in assisted living down there.  The airplance ride will give me some uninterrupted reading time.  I'm almost glad they don't serve meals anymore because that was so annoyingly disruptive to my concentration. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Eclipse and Ice Cold

It's been crazy around here!  First I had company for three days.  My MIL, son, his girlfriend, my daughter and granddaughter, Kylie, all descended on us at the campground.  We had a blast eating, swimming, boating, and enjoying each other's company.  There was no time to read, that's for sure!

Everyone left after 3 days except for Kylie and she stayed another 6 days.  She's a great kid and never fusses or misbehaves but Grammy is just getting too old! She wants to go, go, go all the time and I don't blame her!  Wish I had more energy!

A few times I let her play games on the computer so I could sit next to her and read.  That was nice, quiet time for us.  I managed to finish Eclipse.

It was okay.  I guess this is another area where I'm just too old.  I got kind of bored with it.  I've downloaded the fourth book in this series but need a break before I read it.  I'll tell you, I really got bogged down in this one and didn't think I'd ever get through it.  I'm glad I persevered but I'm definitely not gaga over it like my niece, Michelle.  It's nice to be able to discuss it with her, though.  And I'm certainly going to see the movie.

I've read all of Tess Gerritsen's novels and loved them all.  This one was no exception.  It was a pleasant break from all that teenage angst!   
This one involves Maura Isles who goes to Wyoming for a forensic pathologist convention and meets up with a former classmate.  Unhappy with her present relationship, she agrees to go on a skiing adventure with him and several other people.  On their way they slip off the road during a raging snowstorm and end up fighting for their lives against the elements and a group of religious fanatics. 

Maura's friend Jane Rizzoli and her FBI husband search for her and try to figure out what is going on in this isolated valley.

I definitely give this one a thumbs up!

I took Kylie home yesterday, my husband has gone fishing, and, now, it's time for me to relax and recuperate!