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Boom! (Photo courtesy gynti_46/Flickr)
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Get This Book, A Good Read

Virgil Flowers is a criminal investigator for the state of Minnesota. His assignment is to find out who’s setting off bombs in a Minnesota  town.  He has lots of suspects to choose from; local merchants fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster

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Who is planting these bombs? (Photo courtesy gynti_46/Flickr)
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Who’s Blowing Stuff Up? Al’s Book Blog

John Sandford is a great crime novel writer. His character Virgil Flowers  is the ultimate crime investigator.

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Al’s Book Blog- Fighting Montana Forest Fires

My wife picked up this book and passed it on to me after she was done saying it was pretty good. She didn't tell me it involved smokejumpers, a couple of small fictional Montana towns, characters that you felt like you've met and a good story line

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Caledonia prison farm (Photo courtesy State Library NC/Flickr)
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Al’s Book Blog- Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter

Stephen Hunter is most noted for his Bobby Lee Swagger character. His novel Point of Impact was made into the movie Shooter. In Pale Horse Coming we get to meet his Dad, Arkansas Police Sgt Earl S

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Oahu rain forest (Photo courtesy Chad Podoski/Flickr)
Oahu rain forest (Photo courtesy Chad Podoski/Flickr)
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Michael Crichton’s Final Book a Thriller

Count on Michael Crichton to come up with another interesting story line. Crichton does it again, blending high tech researched facts with the fast paced fiction only he can write. He keeps it simple, easy to understand, exactly what his rea

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Oahu rain forest (Photo courtesy Chad Podoski/Flickr)
Oahu rain forest (Photo courtesy Chad Podoski/Flickr)
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Crichton Thriller on Al’s Book Blog

Count on Michael Crichton to come up with another interesting story line. He’s the same guy that started with Andromeda Strain followed that up with Terminal Man and entertained all ages with Jurassic Park.

Micro opens wit

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A New Book,’The Panic Zone’ in Al’s Book Blog

Just finished "The Panic Zone" by Rick Monfina,  an author I’m going to add to my list of “read more by this guy.”

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Tomcat on patrol (Photo courtesy MATEUS_27,24 & 25/Flickr)
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Al’s Book Blog

Hang on tight, Coonts pulls the whole plot together fast and with a lot of twists and turns in the conclusion of The Red Horseman. Jake Grafton is back in the cockpit and has the critical mission of destroying nuclear weapons that have fallen into some dangerous hands

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Nuclear missile silo (Photo courtesy Gord McKenna/Flickr)
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Nuclear Catastrophe-Al’s Book Blog

Grafton and Tarkington have uncovered a real rats nest involving two factions in Russian government;

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Al’s Book Blog — What Have You Been Reading Recently? Are You Enjoying “The Red Horesman?” [SURVEY]

I started a new feature this week here on the 94.9 KYSS FM website I'm calling Al's Book Blog. It's just me suggesting books, and commenting along as I read them, in the hopes that you'll join me and share your feedback too. (Read more about how Al's Book Blog got started.)

We are about five days into the book, and I want to know what you think so far. Don't worry if you haven't started yet, I want to hear from you too. I'm curious what you've read lately. Tell me your last three titles.

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Red Square (Photo courtesy francescocetraro/Flickr)
Red Square (Photo courtesy francescocetraro/Flickr)
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Al’s Book Blog — We’re a Few Days Into “The Red Horseman”

True to form it doesn’t take the author long to get the intrigue going with a member of the Mosad passing a message to Grafton that she must meet with him. The first of several people have died under suspicious circumstances

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What goes on behind the Kremlin walls (Photo courtesy Flickr)
What goes on behind the Kremlin walls (Photo courtesy Flickr)
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Al’s Book Blog – Our First Book Will Be “The Red Horseman”

I have agreed to share with you guys some of the books I read in this series I'm calling "Al's Boook Blog." This is no book club; I just found myself talking with people about books and found us sharing titles. I’ll be blogging about what I’m reading and invite your feedback.  Our first book is "The Red Horseman"

 

If you read "Flight of The Intruder," you’re familiar with the name Jake Grafton. If you’re not, that’s OK. Now you’ve got two books to read.

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