|Title||The Price of Justice|
|Release Date:||October 30th, 2012|
|Book Description:||Price of Justice is a story about loss, revenge and second chances. This mystery/thriller follows widowed police detective Jason Scarsdale, who, trying to raise a young daughter while solving three murders, unwittingly befriends a grieving mother secretly bent on murderous revenge, drawing him into a web of malice that teaches him the value of breaking the rules. Assigned to investigate two sex-related murders, he teams up with Dani Mueller, a police crime analyst with some deadly secrets of her own. After navigating his way around the cross-hairs of two crooked police managers, he closes in on the killer, but he does not want to believe what the evidence is revealing. Just when Scarsdale thought things couldn’t get any worse, the killer abducts his daughter and the analyst is kidnapped by a man from her past.|
|BRT Review Title:||Brenham puts the thrill in crime thriller!|
|BRT Review:||I read this in paperback. This was an enjoyable, unpredictable and a surprisingly heart wrenching crime thriller. The twists and turns were well written and the guilt, pain and sorrow felt by both the main character Jason and the crime analyst Dani from the loss of his wife and her daughter was vividly conveyed. I appreciated the added back stories which lent to the mystery and danger as they sifted through the many clues and police policy red tape to let justice prevail in conjunction with a bit of revenge. In my opinion, a truly talented writer can tell a story so realistically that you could believe the plot was derived from an actual occurrence. Brenham has accomplished this for me. He didn’t rush the building closeness between Jason and Dani in such a short time after their losses and their emotional state and cleverness was fantastically delivered. Great review talk! But you be the judge.|
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|Title||The Man With The Green Suitcase|
|Release Date:||July 30th , 2012|
|ASIN/ISBN:||B008RTZ312 / 0615675085|
|Book Description:||What does…A prostitute,
A corrupt businessman, and
A disfigured young woman
Have in common with a mysterious, old homeless man who carries a green suitcase?The old man comes into people’s lives because it is important for them to experience the visions
that he is somehow able to show them–visions that even he doesn’t understand.
But whoever he connects with will go through a transformation that will change
The old man has no memory of who he is or even what the suitcase holds.
But one day he will find out all about his own secret
This story is magical realism, realistic with paranormal elements, a mystery that needs to be solved, and a man and woman who will finally realize that they were meant to come into each other’s lives and remain forever.
|BRT Review Title:||Surprisingly original and captivating!|
|BRT Review:||This was a fantastic and captivating read. I really appreciated the writing style and the lucid way the story was delivered; so much so that in reading it, I pledged internally to work with Hosea Feed The Hungry (a charitable entity in Georgia) this year. The book itself is not about helping the homeless, but the key character in the story, who is a homeless man who is the catalyst for interactions between all the other characters, is a homeless man. Dee Doanes descriptive narrating brings you right into the fold of the story and transformations that some characters make are not only surprising at times, but touching. As it turns out, the man with the green suitcase is a fortune-teller of sorts who bestows visions to those in his presence, whether solicited or not. The characters find rather succinctly that what’s done in the dark, always comes to light. For some of the characters, the light is bright…but not always! Great book review talk! But you be the judge.|
|Release Date:||March 26th , 2012|
|Book Description:||“An extremely talented and highly skillful writer.” — Kevin Moore“A unique, interesting and crazy story” — Paul AitkenWhen a young boy follows a dark-winged creature through his summer suburbia, the world opens before him. But as reality peels away, and as the entities from beyond pour through, nothing can be done.
The mind bending has just begun. And what follows will change the boy and his family forever. For the Multiverse has found a friend; the beings of the black beyond are calling.
|BRT Review Title:||Vivid, twisted and engulfing|
|BRT Review:||Kudos to Evan Bollinger for creating a vivid and enthralling story where you can wrap yourself into the mind of a child as he chases a creature that keeps you teetering between the realms of reality and fantasy. I never thought there was such a thing as being “too detailed” but, at times I did find myself skipping through indepthly descriptive portions of the story to get to the meat of the scene. Clearly a talented writer, Evan’s verbiage sometimes reminds me of Stephen King, but can become rather long-winded, without using run-on sentences, if such a thing is possible. Despite that minor flaw, the story line kept my interest throughout and the creepy discoveries that are more reality than not, including an unfortunate happenstance to a young girl is frightening. If you’re tired of predictability and guessing the ending 3 chapters early…you won’t be disappointed this time. He leaves you with your jaw dropped. Good review talk! But you be the judge.|