I kind of neglected my blog these past few days, but I am trying to catch up with your posts and my reviews now, and hopefully I will get enough sleep to post regularly again.
∧ Then ∧ The Last Billable Hour, Susan Wolfe
Welcome to the Silicon Valley law firm of Tweedmore & Slyde, where multimillion-dollar deals are the order of the day, ambition runs high, and stabbing a colleague in the back could be taken all too literally.
T&S is a hot firm making a bid to be a major national player when Leo Slyde—the company’s chief rainmaker, its king of the “billable hour”—is found stabbed to death in his corner office. It falls to T&S’s brightest, most unjustifiably insecure young associate Howard Rickover to conduct a risky “inside job” for homicide detective Sarah Nelson. But can Howard flush out a wily murderer among lawyers who do not make it their practice to be caught unprepared—and still keep up with an associate’s impossible workload?
I finished this one yesterday afternoon. It took me more time than expected because the story dragged a lot in the first quarter, and the pace only got slightly better after, but not enough for me to really enjoy the story.
≈ Now ≈ The Dali Deception, Adam Maxwell
A professional thief returns home and must round up the perfect team to carry out a unique heist. Can they pull it off before her murderous ex-boyfriend and a psychotic crime kingpin cause the whole thing to come crashing down?
Violet Winters is a professional thief. Clever and resourceful, she can walk in to any building and leave with the goods. Betrayed by her murderous boyfriend she has spent eighteen months in exile but Violet is lured back home to Kilchester for a unique heist. She must steal a ‘painting’ — a blank canvas, signed by Salvador Dali — and replace it with a forgery. Everything is going to plan until local crime kingpin Big Terry crashes the party. With the start of the heist hours away Violet doesn’t know who she can trust, whether she is going to walk into the room with the painting and find the police waiting for her or if she’ll get beaten to death by a furious midget. And then everything goes sideways.
Let’s be honest, I don’t understand much about art. But who cares? Look at that interesting cover! Plus, thieves, a big prize, and betrayal sound like a great mix.
∨ Next ∨ The Scorch Trials, James Dashner
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
My first physical book in weeks! I will finally get to know what happens to the group after they escaped the Maze! You have no idea how much will it took me not to pick this book sooner.
Have you read any of those books? What are you reading this week?
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