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Germline – The Subterrene War: Book 1, T.C. McCarthy (Orbit, 2011)

Germline is the lackluster, near future Military Science Fiction novel by T.C. McCarthy that serves as the first in the Subterrene War series. Written from the POV of a war correspondent, it has an interesting premise, but sparse descriptions and an unsympathetic narrator failed to really pull me in. For a full description go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com or short link to: http://wp.me/pWa2h-E3 Continue reading

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The Archaeologists’ Guide to The Billanobian Hegemony

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Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel, James Church (Minotaur Books2008)

Hidden Moon has all the intrigue and fascination of a LeCarré novel, combined with an affable, sarcastic hero whose outlook makes one understand how good people can support a corrupt system. Set in North Korea, we find the Intrepid Inspector O assigned to investigate a Bank Robbery, something almost unheard of in North Korea. The case soon spirals into intrigue as it becomes clear that powerful domestic and foreign concerns are involved in crime. A stand alone story that builds on the previous volume, Hidden Moon was a great read that I highly recommend to any who enjoy tales of Espionage.

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A Corpse in the Koryo: an Inspector O Novel, James Church (Thomas Dunn Books)

Book review of A Corpse in the Koryo: an Inspector O Novel, Inspector O, James Church (Thomas Dunn Books), Mystery, Espionage, Spy, spy novel, North Korea, Thoughtful, strong characters.

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