Reviews and Blog Posts: Action and Adventure

The lost island : a Gideon Crew novel

by Douglas J Preston

Reviewer Rating:
3

Gideon Crew, a former thief with a PhD and living on borrowed time has been hired by a secret organization for various dangerous missions.  The latest mission is stealing a page from the Book of Kells which turns out to be a special treasure map.   This title is the 3rd...

A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea

by Richard Phillips

Reviewer Rating:
4

I actually listened to this as an audiobook, and I recommend this format if you are interested in Richard Phillips' story. I heard an interview with the author on Fresh Air a while ago, and then saw the Tom Hanks, Hollywood movie version of the story, Captain Phillips. It is...

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish lieutenant

by Tony (Comic book author) Cliff

Reviewer Rating:
4

Delilah Dirk is the queen of adventure.  She has studied with martial artists all over the world.  This action-packed graphic novel takes place throughout the Ottoman Empire of the 19th century.  Her story kicks off with a jail break and strange partnership with a guard of the Sultan. 

NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

by Michael Buckley

Reviewer Rating:
4

NERDS is pure fun.  It’s full of spy action mixed with hilarious comedy.

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