I have really enjoyed this whole Keye Street series. Keye is a great character. These books are well written and defiantly have some moments of humor. I recommend them to mystery fans. I also recommend that you read the series in order for maximum enjoyment.
The Eye of the World is an excellent shepherd/ farm boy/ nobody to hero story, in which an attack on his village forces Rand Al' Thor and his companions to leave their home and embark on an epic journey complete with a variety of magical beings, legends, prophesies, and people who can talk to wolves. Robert Jordan does an impressive job of creating his own fantasy world with its own history, customs and species. The Eye of the World is the beginning of an eleven book fantasy series, but it does have a satisfying ending and can stand by itself whether or not you choose to read the rest of the books in the Wheel of Time series.
The character of John Puller, whom Baldacci fans first met in Zero Day, returns in this novel. Lots of action and suspense, and a little military flavor mixed in. If you liked Zero Day, you will probably like this book too. As this book deal with trouble and adventures in Florida, it may appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen as well.
"A Foundation in Wisdom" is the debut novel written by Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Robert Watson. It is an epic fantasy that includes math, a road trip, and philosophical questions. Watson has created quite the cast of heroes and villains. The story begins with Sheridan entertaining his traveling companion with a story. The protagonist of the story Sheridan tells is Marcus, a mathematician who faces questions such as, "what if you could prove the universe out of existence?" The author's sense of humor shines throughout the whole novel, so while this story deals with some deep philosophical questions, it does so in a way that makes you laugh. "A Foundation in Wisdom" is a journey worth taking and thoughts worth pondering.
Handle with Care is the story of Willow O'Keefe. Willow is a kindergartner who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition that causes her bones to be extremely brittle and break extraordinarily easily. Willow even broke bones in utero. She has broken an extraordinary number of bones already and spent most of her life in pain and in a cast of one kind or another â and she's only 5 years old! In an attempt to raise money to offset Willow's medical expenses, her family instigates a âwrongful birthâ lawsuit against the obstetrician who provided prenatal care to Willow's mother, claiming that the doctor did not diagnose Willow's condition early enough in the pregnancy to give the parents the option of terminating the pregnancy. To add to the drama, the obstetrician and Willow's mother were best friends and continued to be best friends until the day that the O'Keefes filed the lawsuit. Also, Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe were not on the same page regarding the lawsuit, which led to much fighting that Picoult's readers eavesdrop upon. Willow's older sister, Amelia, must compete with Willow for their parents' attention and deal with the normal teen angst and acting out as well as a chronically ill sibling. This novel has much to hold the reader's attentionâ law, medicine, and family dynamics.
I was kinda surprised to see that Port Mortuary was getting such poor reviews because I really got into and enjoyed it. There are several mysterious/suspenseful situations introduced early in the book that made me want to keep reading to see how they are resolved or explained.
I found this book to very well written and engaging. He really does present a lot of the behind the scenes information about the Casey Anthony case and the trial. I was left with the impression that Jose Baez has a great deal of determination, intelligence, and integrity as well as a sense of humor.
Reckless Homicide is a top notch legal thriller. I "flew" through this trial involving an airline, an airline pilot, the pilot's brother, and a airplane crash. It raises a good question - who is responsible when a plane goes down? The ending completely took me by surprise. I highly recommend this novel.