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"The Squeeze" - Tom Bower

As the cover says. "Oil, Money & Greed in the 21st century".

Gripping and convincing account of the turbulent story of the global oil industry. Lot of people making a lot of money from this industry.
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"The Tenderness of Wolves" - Stef Penney

Set in Canada in 1867 this is a super murder mystery set in a frontier township.
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"Stonehenge" - Bernard Cornwell

Stonehenge is a novel in which historical novelist Cornwell imaginatively reconstructs the events of forty centuries ago, when the prehistoric site of what is now called Stonehenge was ambitiously rebuilt, with stone monoliths replacing wooden poles.
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"Wastelands" - Various writers

Short stories about the post apocalypse world.

Scary stuff and very relevant considering what's going on in the world today.
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"The Heretic's Daughter" - Kathleen Kent.

Set in Salem in 1692 it tells the story of a wonan's couayeius defiance in a dark chapter of America's earliest days.
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"The Bonesetter's Daughter" - Amy Tan

Set in contemporary San Francisco and pre-war China it tells about a mother and daughter discovering together what they share in their bones through history and heredity. 
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"Close To The Bone" - Stuart Mac Bride

Excellent crime thriller set in Aberdeen.
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"Innocent Blood" - PD James

"The Morning After" - Lisa Jackson

"The Likeness" - Tana French
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"The Farm" - Tom Rob Smith

Superb thriller.
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"The Son" - Philipp Meyer

"an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the Mc Culloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim"
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"Swimsuit" - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

"Blood Line" - Lynda La Plante

Two excellent thrillers.

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Ventured back to a Book series I haven't read in years (The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock).  I know some people don't get re-reading books but I like to return to old favourites from years gone by (story of my life).  Am enjoying the story all over again. Thumbs Up
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"The Wolf In Winter" - John Connolly.

Super thriller. One of those books that was hard to put down.
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"Another Time, Another Life" - Leif G.W Persson.

Superb thriller.

Love the Swedish thriller writers.
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Some books I have read recently.

"4am in Las Vegas" - Michelle Jackson

"Under a Pole Star" - Stef Penney

"Villa America" - Liza Klaussmann
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"Panzer Leader" - Heinz Guderian.

Amazing book and a true story.

About this German officer's true account of his experience in the German army before and during WW2.

His own diaries.

It shows Heinz Guderian as a military genius but also exposes Hitler's madness and tactical ineptitude in matters of warfare.

If Guderian had been listened to By Hitler and his cronies the whole WW2 road map of war would have turned out so much differently.

It shows him as a dedicated soldier and patriot but voiced many many objections to Hitler's expansionist ideals.

And he never knew about matters of the Holocaust and his shock at discovering it's atrocities is clearly written in his memoirs in the book.

Guderian was acquitted of any wrongdoing at the Nuremberg trials and his tactical military genius is applauded by other military experts in the foreword.


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"Irish Solution" - Cormac Millar

Séamus Joyce has a few things on his mind. He wants to be a quiet civil servant, but Fate is playing tricks on him. His wife is in hospital. The drugs agency he heads is coming under pressure from an ambitious Minister for Justice. Rules are being bent. People are accusing Séamus of being mixed up in a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Now his Minister wants him to take to the field and tangle with criminal gang leaders. This is not what he bargained for.

Described by one reviewer as a "risky but ultimately believable hero", Séamus Joyce and his vicissitudes reflect what's changing in Ireland today. Future versions of this page may include reflections on selected themes, topics and images in AN IRISH SOLUTION.

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"NAMA Mia" - Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

I swear to fock this is so hilarious, roysh.LOL

Just love this guys books, a true comic writer.
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"The Corner" - David Simon and Ed Burns

Sometimes you come across a book that you just never want the reading of it to end.

Well for me this was one of those books.

More living a life than a book.

The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.
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