Blog Posts by jfreier

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J.Freier has traveled to four continents doing everything from bartending to searching for Cochise's stronghold. He claims he never was a spy.




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by Angelia Jolie

12/21/10
Coming out today on DVD is "Salt" with Angelina Jolie as a spy accused of being a Russian defector, the reviews were not great, but it's fun , fast and thrilling,
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by David Stone

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12/18/10
This is the newest book by an overlooked author, his Micah Dalton character is one of the best in the Spy Genre. If you like spy thrillers give him a try.
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by Keith Richards with James Fox

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12/15/10
I finally read the much ballyhooed autobiography of my favorite member of my favorite band. I wasn't disappointed, there are the expected lurid party stories and groupies and drugs, but what comes through most is Richards love of music. I enjoyed his love of the Chicago blues legends and his awe when he first met and then played with his heroes. I found Richards very funny, honest, and dare I say a bit normal.
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by Alex Berenson

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12/13/10
Coming soon! John Wells super C.I.A operative is back. One of my favorite spy series by  the author of the award winning book "Faithful Spy" Look for it in February and put it on hold now.
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by Stephen Coonts

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12/09/10
New book with Charlie Dean and his Special Ops, group as they tackle Islamic Terrorists and the Chinese in the Canary Islands, exotic fun!
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by Stieg Larsson

12/06/10

For fans of this series I urge you to see "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Girl Who Played with Fire" in the original Swedish Movies before our American versions arrive!

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by Steve Berry

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11/17/10
Get ready for the newest Cotton Malone thriller, he hooks up with Cassiopeia and the Terra Cotta warriors.
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by Susan Casey

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11/12/10
This is a good nonfiction book for those readers who generally don’t read non fiction. The author spins an exciting tale about Tsunamis, rogue waves , freak waves some exceeding 100 feet that seemingly come out of nowhere. The effects of global warming are touched upon but not in a biased or political manner.
 
The best parts of the book are the exploits of a band of big wave surfers led by Laird Hamilton and how they follow the weather that creates these monsters across the globe. I found this book exciting, fun and well written.
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by William Kent Krueger

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10/12/10
The latest entry in the popular Cork O' Connor series has Cork investigating the discovery of fives bodies found in the abandoned Vermillion drift mine. The closed mine is being considered to be used as a site for nuclear waste site causing an uproar with the local "Ojibwe" as well as the local miners. The real mystery begins with the discovery of the five bodies, four are native americans who vanished in the 70's and one is the daughter of a wealthy mine owner who vanished one week ago. Cork also is amazed to learn they were all killed with the same handgun, which turns out to be his late Father's gun which Cork owns but has disappeared. It sounds a tad confusing but it ties up neatly in another well written mystery by Mr. Krueger.
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by Anthony Bourdain

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09/25/10
If you liked Kitchen Confidential or No Reservations , or if you are a a foodie this book is a book for you.  Bourdain gives an inside look at the food world in general, including celeberity chefs, bloggers, critics and himself. I enjoyed his take on his own celeberity and the phenomona of the "Celeberity Chef" which causes him some soul searching. There is hilarious chapter ripping food critic"Alan Richman", and a surreal encounter with the Food Channels' Sandra Lee, who he thinks is evil incarnate. All in all a funny and entertaining book for his fans' and food junkies.
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